California Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN'S) are eligible to apply for a one-year transition program known as the Step-Up LVN to ADN Program. Students take a transition course before joining the ADN class in the third semester of the program. Credit toward first-year ADN courses is granted upon evidence of LVN licensure. 

The Step-Up Program provides basic education and experience in Nursing which will qualify the graduate for an entry-level Registered Nurse (RN) position in health care agencies following licensure. A cohort of Step-Up students are admitted once per year and complete the second year of the ADN program. 

Students start the Step-Up Program in March during spring semester. In 2021, the Step-Up Program changed the program start date to spring. In previous years, the program began in the summer. Students complete three semesters in total (spring-fall-spring).