The Allied Health Learning Community’s (AHLC) helps students who are interested in allied health professions to be able to readily access the prerequisite classes needed in college to begin applying to the college Health Programs.  (Many College Allied Health Programs require prerequisite courses to apply.)

The AHLC program includes 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 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 will also be completed during this time frame.

The program starts during the summer semester, in the first week of August.  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 110.  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.

Application will be accepted 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.