Associate in Science Degree
To receive an Associate in Science degree from El Camino College Compton Educational Center, a student must complete at least 60 units in degree applicable college courses which must include general education requirements and course work in an approved transfer major or associate degree program. Course work toward the degree must be completed with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher. A minimum of 12 of the required 60 degree applicable units must be successfully completed at El Camino College Compton Educational Center. A notation of "Graduation with Honors" is earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students must file an intent to graduate in the evaluations area located in the Admissions Office by the deadline date published in the schedule of classes.
All general education courses and Nursing courses must be completed with a minimum
grade of C.
Total Units 43.5
Upon request, transfer students' transcripts will be individually evaluated for granting credit.
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - Career Ladder - Two Options
Licensed Vocational Nurses are eligible to participate in the 30-Unit Option Non-Degree Track. Persons who desire to pursue the 30-Unit Non-Degree Track must complete a total of 30 units in Science and Nursing courses.
The following courses are required in the 30-Unit Non-Degree Track:
All courses must be completed with a grade C or better.
Individuals completing the 30-Unit Option Track are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam but are not considered graduates of El Camino College Compton Educational Center's Associate Degree Nursing Program.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is designed to recognize previous educational preparation and an Advanced Placement Degree Option is available for Licensed Vocational Nurses. This enables LVNs to enter the Associate Degree Nursing Program at an advanced level and earn an Associate in Science Degree in a shorter period of time. The Advanced Placement Option requires that a student take the following courses:
All required general education courses for an A.S. Degree in Nursing
All nursing courses may be challenged. Contact the Nursing Office for challenge procedures.
Specific information on either of the above two options (30-Unit Option Track and the Advanced Placement Degree Track) is available in the Counseling Center and the Nursing Office. Potential applicants are advised to seek counseling from a nursing counselor to examine both choices prior to deciding on the track to pursue. Entry into both career tracks is on a space-available basis.
Licensed Psychiatric Technicans will be granted credit for Nursing 154 by filing a petition in Admissions.
Associate Degree for the Diploma Graduate Option:
Some courses may have to be taken at the Torrance campus.
Description of courses can be found in the class schedule/catalog.
For more information, contact the Alicia Zambrano (310) 900-1600 x 2779.