The Bridge to College Program at Los Angeles Trade Tech College (LATTC) provides students the opportunity to concurrently enroll in college courses while still in high school. The purpose of the program is to provide advanced scholastic and educational enrichment opportunities for eligible students.
Advanced scholastic academic work: courses applicable towards a two or four year degree or courses beyond the scope of a high school’s program.
- Vocational Training: any course in any vocational field (e.g. Architecture, Automotive, Cosmetology, Electrical, etc).
- Non-Credit Courses: open entry/exit courses that do not carry any college unit credit intended for personal enrichment.
- Early college experience: students will become familiar with college work and procedures while still in high school.
Students who desire to participate in concurrent enrollment must be recommended by their principal or counselor and have parental permission.
Available LATTC Courses
- Degree-applicable – Courses that are applicable towards a two or four year degree
- Advanced Scholastic – Credit courses that are not considered remedial; a college placement is required of all students who wish to enroll in English and Math.
- Vocational Training – Architecture, Automotive, Electrical, Heating/Air Conditioning, Chemical Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary, Electronics, Fashion, Plumbing, and Welding among others
- Noncredit Courses – Open entry/open exit courses that do not carry any college unit credit
Although the K-12 school makes recommendations, LATTC can deny admissions based on:
- Age Restrictions for specific courses (Cosmetology)
- Completion of a specified grade level
- Demonstrated eligibility for instruction using assessment methods (e.g. Math and English)
- Limitation on enrollment of credit Physical Education (limited on average to four students per section)
Credit Course Repeats / Withdrawals*
- Students have three (3) attempts to successfully pass a course with a “C” or higher throughout the entire Los Angeles Community College District. •A Withdrawal (W) or an Incomplete (I) will now count as an attempt.
- Students may petition to repeat a class for the fourth (4th) time only in cases of extenuating circumstances (e.g. fire, flood, or other extraordinary conditions). Student must meet with an Academic Counselor.
*Exceptions may apply to students who have successfully passed a class due to specific circumstances, such as a legally mandated training, the course content has changed, or significant time has lapsed.
The enrollment fees are waived for concurrent students as long as they are enrolled in 11 units or less during a regular term in the Los Angeles Community College District.
Non Resident Students’ fees may be waived by submitting the Non Resident Tuition Fee Waiver Application. The district will allow nonresident HS students to self-certify their income, showing financial need. If granted tuition fees will be waived for all units and health fee. NR Fee Waiver must be submitted each term along with K-12 form. Students will not be able to enroll unless a complete NR Fee Waiver is submitted California Nonresident Tuition Exemption with K-12 application.
K-12 concurrent students will be treated as regular college students and are expected to comply with all college rules and regulations. Students must arrange for their own transportation to and from the college and provide their own books and equipment.