Welcome to the Health and Related Sciences Pathway

The Pathway is composed of the disciplines of Registered Nursing, Kinesiology & Health, Health Occupations and the Sciences of Anatomy, Physiology, Biology and Microbiology.

Program Mapper

Health & Related Sciences Pathway (HRS) Programs

Area of Study Transfer Degree Degree Certificate Skill Certificate Additional Requirements
Biology AS-T
Health Foundation Career Program C
Kinesiology AA-T
Nursing, Registered AS
Nursing, Registered: LVN to RN Career Ladder AS
Nutrition and Dietetics AS-T
Personal Care Aide C
Pre-Health Professions I C
Pre-Health Professions II C
Public Health Science AS-T
Senior Exercise Leader, Land & Aquatics Programming C

Important Contacts


HRS Pathway

Tracy Hale-White
Health and Kinesiology Secretary
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
halety@lattc.edu
Office: B3-302
Phone number: (213) 763-3727

Nursing Department

Paula Moorefield
Director and Department Chairperson of Nursing
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90015
lattc-nursing@laccd.edu
Office: B3-165
Phone number: (213) 763-7170

Angel Rodriques
Nursing Secretary
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
rodriqal@lattc.edu
Office: B3-165
Fax: (213) 763-5381

Mission

The pathway is engaged in promoting health and human movement and preparing individuals for careers in a variety of allied health fields.

Programs

The Registered Nursing program combines nursing and general education courses with selected laboratory experiences during which students provide nursing care to clients in hospitals and other health care facilities. The Nursing program provides high-quality education in health care professions leading to certification as a Registered Nurse.

The Kinesiology Major examines how movement-based physical activities, exercise, and sport contribute to the quality of human life. This program leads to a Transfer Degree where students can continue to pursue careers in Exercise and Human Performance, Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise, Community Leadership, and Teaching.

The Senior Fitness Certificate program prepares students for employment as a fitness leader for seniors. It builds upon the Health Science Foundation Core courses that prepare a student to enter the healthcare environment and develops the skills to address the fitness needs of the senior.

The Senior Care Technician Certificate introduces students to information about the aging process and related medical, psychological and cognitive changes that are needed to effectively care for elderly persons in a long term care center or home.

General Education

The Health, Kinesiology and Science disciplines also contain courses required for graduation. Students are offered a variety of Health Courses (General Health, Women's Health, Men's Health, Health and Fitness, Health and Nutrition, Safety Education and First Aid, and Human Sexuality), Kinesiology Activity (Swimming, Basketball, Body Conditioning, Volleyball, Badminton, Aerobics and Weight Training) and Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Biology and Microbiology) to meet their General Education requirement.

Programs of Health and Related Sciences

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T) program is designed to prepare students for CSU transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, pre-Physical Therapy, Athletic Training and other related allied health professions. Interested students may also pursue careers as personal trainers.

Students completing the AA-T in Kinesiology are guaranteed admission to the California State University system, although not necessarily to a particular campus or major of choice. Students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements as this AA-T in Kinesiology degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a college or university that is not part of the CSU system.

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T) degree will be awarded upon completion of the following:

Health & Relatend Science Student
  • Completion of 60 transferable semester units to the California State University
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all transferable coursework.
  • Full completion of one the following General education patterns
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), with “C”s or better in all coursework AND completion of Area 1C Oral communication (CSU admission requirement)
  • California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements (CSU GE). Areas A1, A2, A3, & B4 must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (CSU admission requirement)
  • A minimum of 20 semester units required for the major
  • All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “Pass-No Pass” basis (Title 5 § 55063).

More Information

Nursing is a field that is in high demand and is one that is personally rewarding and constantly stimulating. The Career Ladder Program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. It combines nursing theory with selected laboratory experiences and general education courses. Program courses are sequenced from simple to complex. Nursing courses include medical surgical nursing, reproductive and women’s health, nursing of children and families, psychiatric nursing, geriatric and community nursing, leadership and preceptorship.

The graduate of the Career Ladder program is eligible to apply for the State Board of Registered Nursing Licensing Examination (NCLEX) once all nursing program and Associate in Science Degree requirements are satisfactorily met.

Applicants with a valid VN license may enter into second semester after completing the LVN to RN Bridge course (RN 135) and passing the pharmacology exam and dosage calculation examination. Students have the option of challenging Medical Surgical Nursing I, RN 126, R Reproductive and Women’s Health Nursing, RN 131, and RN 132, Nursing Care of Children and Families. This may be done after completing 12 units at LATTC and after being accepted into the Career Ladder program.

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Student at Medical Practices

The Registered Nursing (RN) Program at LATTC combines nursing and general education courses with selected laboratory experiences during which students provide nursing care to clients in hospitals and other health care facilities. Nursing courses include medical surgical nursing, geriatric nursing, maternal child health nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing, pharmacology, and nursing management and leadership and preceptorship. The program is designed to be completed within four semesters after admission.

Applicants must meet health as well as other requirements mandated by the program and affiliating hospitals/clinic prior to entry. Candidates are admitted to the program in the Fall and Spring semesters. Candidates must enter the program with a minimum overall 2.5 grade point average in all college level courses and a 2.5 grade point average in the science prerequisites.

Nursing Student with Equipment

A candidate may file an application only after all prerequisites have been completed. At that time, the student will be eligible to take the nursing entrance examination called TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills). If the student achieves a passing score on the TEAS, he or she will be placed on the waiting list. If a student does not achieve a passing score on the TEAS, he or she will be provided with remediation opportunities and permitted to retake the exam. Students may retake the entrance exam once. Program flyers with prerequisites and admission information may be obtained from the Counseling Office or the Department of Allied Health. The Registered Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

Prerequisite Courses

A GPA of 2.5 or better must be earned in all college level courses and a 2.5 grade point average in the science prerequisites.

Please note: You must be accepted into the Nursing Program before you can enroll in these classes. Once accepted enrollment will be done by the department. You cannot enroll online.

More Information

This program is currently under review and not available.

The Senior Care Technician certificate is intended to prepare students for a new role in agencies that provide care to elderly at various levels of independence. The role combines basic nursing skills, psychosocial skills, resource management and administrative skills needed to provide holistic care to seniors who require services that allow them to live as independently as possible in a structured environment.

The Senior Care Technician will be able to provide direct and indirect services to seniors and be a valuable resource for the senior, the facility and the community in which the seniors are located. The Senior Care Technician will have a skill set to deal with dementia and other difficult behaviors and help develop and transfer these skills to the direct care staff. In conclusion, the Senior Care Technician will have assessment and care skills that are over and above those of Certified Nurse Aids but below those of Licensed Vocational Nurses. They will fill a niche in senior services.

More Information

Students Observing at Nursing Class

Nursing Departament

Office Location

School of Health & Related Sciences, B3-302

Contact

Dr. Angela Gee, Instructor, Biology - Pathway Chairperson (Biology, Health, Kinesiology)
Email: geeal@lattc.edu
Phone: (213) 763-3726


School of Health & Related Sciences, B3-165

Paula Moorefield, Director and Department Chairperson, Nursing
Email: lattc-nursing@laccd.edu
Phone: (213) 763-7170