The Allied Health Learning Community’s (AHLC) first cohort started in the Summer of 2012 followed by the second cohort in the Summer of 2013. The AHLC is a grant funded program sponsored initially through the Health Workforce Initiative and later through the California Career Ladders Project and the James Irvine Foundation. The impetus for this grant is to help students who have attended High School programs geared towards health professions to be able to readily access the classes needed in college to begin applying to the college Health Programs. (Many College Health Programs require prerequisite courses to apply.)
The AHLC program was designed around the required prerequisites and General Education requirements for the Sacramento City College Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Registered Nurse and Vocational Nurse programs. Students in the AHLC program will have priority registration into the sections of classes the AHLC offers and in 2.5 years will earn an AS degree in Biology and/or Nutrition. Transfer requirements towards the CSU system may also be completed if the more rigorous AS degree and transfer program classes are chosen.
The program starts during the summer semester, right after High School graduation. In order to participate in the program and meet the graduation/transfer goals of the program, students must come into the program eligible to take EngWr 101, Math 100 and EngRd 310. Also, students must be in progress or have completed English 12 and Algebra 2 with a “C” grade or better in High School. Throughout the summer, students work to review and strengthen the essential skills of Math, Writing and Reading through class curriculum and workshops.
Priority Deadline is March 1st, 2015. However, additional applications will be accepted until April 1st, 2015 or until all seats in the program are filled. Students are encouraged to apply even if they have been accepted to a 4-year institution. The application to this program is a great back-up plan!
In order to apply to this program, students must apply to the Los Rios District, then complete the online district orientation. Next, complete the assessment process. (Students are highly encouraged to review the Assessment Center study guides BEFORE taking the Los Rios Assessments! Once you have the assessment results, complete the AHLC application and upload your High School transcripts and assessment results.