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Disciplines Degree and Certificate Information


Health Occupations

Nursing, Registered

Registered Nursing Program and Degree Requirements
Nursing Application and Referral Information
Registered Nursing Information Workshops Fall 2011
Pass Rates for Nursing Certification


The Registered Nursing Program at Solano Community College is a 2-year Associate Degree Program fully accredited by the State Board of Registered Nursing and is subject to its regulations regarding the education and training of nurses. Successful completion of the program qualifies the student to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse. The practice of nursing requires knowledge of the biological, behavioral, and physical sciences, as well as knowledge of, and the ability to speak, to read, and to write the English language proficiently. This program follows the policy of non-discrimination set forth by the Governing Board of Solano Community College.

AS Degree
• Nursing, Registered

Job Opportunities


Career Mobility

LVN to RN Career Mobility Program

The Career Mobility Program at Solano Community College provides an opportunity for qualified licensed vocational nurses to be admitted with advanced placement into the Registered Nursing program. This program is designed to prepare technically competent nurses for service in the community. The curriculum includes study in general education, biophysical and social science courses. Principles derived from academic study are applied to the practice of nursing. The nursing major is comprised of lecture-discussion classes on campus and client care laboratory experience in agencies within the community. Nursing preparation includes the care of adults and children in medical, surgical, psychiatric and community settings. This program is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

AS Degree Job-Direct Program
• Health Occupations - Career Mobility • Certified Nursing Assistant


Emergency Medical Technician I (EMT)

EMT AVAILABLE BY APPLICATION SPRING 2012
EMT Program Brochure
Pass Rates for EMT Certification


Prerequisite: Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) for Healthcare Providers must be presented at first class session to maintain enrollment. Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older for certification (Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, California Code of Regulations). Course Advisories: SCC minimum English and Math standards.

Based on state EMSA regulations, the goal of the EMT (Basic) course is to acquire essential assessment & treatment skills for the delivery of prompt, efficient & safe pre-hospital emergency patient care. Application of these emergency care skills can minimize the risk of permanent disability to an individual. The course has lecture, discussion sessions and skills practice time. Course content includes, use of airway and ventilation devices during CPR, use of automated external defibrillator (AED), patient assessment (medical & trauma), management of shock and bleeding, use of bandages, splints and spinal immobilization, use of backboards and guerneys, management of emergency childbirth, monitoring IV solutions, assisting patients with home medications, safe removal of patients from vehicles, trauma and triage. Students completing the course for 4.5 units participate in lecture and lab practice activities throughout, students completing the course for 5.0 units additionally attend pre-assigned observation times with an emergency department and with an ambulance. Students successfully completing the course for 5.0 units are eligible to take the state EMSA exam for certification. Certification enables students to qualify for employment with ambulance services, fire or rescue services, search and rescue crews, ski patrol or other related pre-hospital emergency care positions. NOTE: By law, applicants for certification must be at least 18 years of age. Students must present current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course completion card at the first class meeting in order to remain enrolled in the course. Repeatable every 2 years. Three and three-quarters hours lecture, three and three-quarters hours activity.

Job-Direct Program
• Emergency Medical Technician I


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Public Safety

Criminal Justice, Corrections

Criminal Justice, Corrections Homepage

This program offers core and selective courses which provide the student with a base of knowledge and proficiencies in the area of corrections. The program operates with the cooperation and participation of local corrections agencies. All instructors in the program have experience in the corrections field. Courses are scheduled both day and evening to accommodate full-time or part-time students seeking to acquire or upgrade skills in the corrections field.

AS Degree Certificate
• Criminal Justice
• Corrections
• Criminal Justice
• Corrections


Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Homepage

This program was established with the cooperation of the Solano County Criminal Justice Advisory Committee and offers courses for both pre-service and in-service students. All instructors have experience in law enforcement, and courses are scheduled day or evening to accommodate full-time and part-time students seeking to acquire or upgrade skills in the field.

AA Degree Certificate
• Criminal Justice
• Law Enforcement
• Criminal Justice
• Law Enforcement


Fire Technology

Fire Technology Homepage

This program was established under direction of Solano County fire protection agencies and offers both an intensive training course culminating in a Certificate of Achievement and a well-rounded educational program leading to the Associate in Science Degree. Instructors in this program are experienced members of the fire service field. In addition, a Fire Technology Academy for recently recruited fire service personnel and pre-service students is conducted periodically. The curriculum consists of courses selected from the regular fire technology course offerings.

AS Degree Certificate Job-Direct Program
• Fire Technology • Fire Technology
• Hazardous Substance and   Waste Handling Technician
• Hazmat Worker
• Pre-Fire Technician
• Wildland Fire Technology


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Family Studies

Early Childhood Development

This program prepares students to meet the new and stringent demands of today’s child care centers, preschool programs, and nursery schools. It offers a comprehensive study of the development of the young child as well as opportunities to learn techniques to enhance the emotional, physical, social, and cognitive needs of the child.

AS Degree Certificate
• Early Childhood Development • Early Childhood Development


Human Development

A study of the developing human being from conception through the formative years with emphasis on the close interaction between heredity and the physical, cognitive and psycho-social environment.


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Last Updated: October 13, 2009
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