WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE
PRE-REQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE CHALLENGE PETITION
Instructions:
Complete the form and submit with supporting documentation to the appropriate Department Chair (i.e., Mathematics Department
Chair, English Department Chair, etc.). This form must be submitted to the Department Chair no later than 10 business days
before the start of the semester/session, which is published in the schedule of classes for the semester in which you would like
to enroll.
FIRST NAME:
LAST NAME:
DOB:
STUDENT ID NO.:
TELEPHONE:
LACCD E-MAIL ADDRESS:
DATE:
DESIRED COURSE:
REQUIRED PREREQUISITE(S):
I challenge the pre-requisite or co-requisite requirement for the above course, for the reason indicated below: Check
appropriate box:
I have the appropriate documented knowledge, experience or ability to succeed in the course for which the pre or co-
requisite is specified
Requirements (prerequisite or co-requisite) was not established by adopted L.A.C.C. District process, or was in violation
of Title 5.
Requirement is unlawfully discriminating or applied in an unlawful discriminatory manner.
I will be delayed in fulfilling the requirements for a degree or certificate because the prerequisite course has not been made
reasonably available (has not been offered in the last three semesters and the student believes their progress in attaining
their goal will be delayed.)
A. I have specified an educational goal after having completed 15 units of college work with a GPA of C or better:
B. I have filed an educational plan 90 days after completing the said 15 units; and
C. Alternate curse to fulfill degree or certificate requirements are not available.
I have the appropriate documentation to show that I do not pose a health or safety threat to others or myself in courses for
which a health or safety prerequisite is specified.
I will be delayed in fulfilling the requirements for a degree or certificate because course enrollment was limited to students
judged more qualified in intercollegiate competition, honors, or public performance or enrollment was limited to a
particular cohort of students. I filed an Educational Plan and specified an educational goal after having completed 15 units
of college work with Satisfactory Academic Progress.
**********************PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS********************
Procedures for Challenging Pre and Co-requisites and Limitations on Enrollment
1. Complete the Pre-requisite and Co-requisite Challenge Form and attach transcripts, doctor’s statement or personal statement
etc.
2. Submit the completed petition and any support documentation to the department chairperson. (i.e., English Department Chair
or Mathematics Department Chair). Department contact information listed on the reverse side.
3. The receiving department will evaluate the student’s request and will notify the student and Counseling accordingly. Only
Department Chairs or Designees may submit approved Challenge Petitions to Counseling.
4. No units will be granted for successfully challenged courses by this request. To challenge a course for credit, refer to the
process for earning credit by examination in the college catalog.
Revised: July 2020
Department:
Dept. Chair
Phone
Email
Health Science (Addiction Studies, Allied Health, Certified
Nursing Assistant (CNA), Dental Assistant, Dental
Hygiene, Emergency Medical Technician, Health
Occupations, Kinesiology, Medical Assistant, Paramedic,
Pharmacy Tech)
Carlos Sermeno
310-287-7224
Sermenc@wlac.edu
Applied Technology
(Aviation Maintenance Technology)
Rudy Triviso
310-287-4519
TrivisRy@wlac.edu
Business (Accounting, Business, Finance, Hospitality,
Management, Marketing, Real Estate)
Todd Matosic
310-287-4213
MatosiT@wlac.edu
Computer Science & Applications
(Computer Applications Office Technologies (CAOT),
Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer
Science-Information Technology, Engineering Electrical
Technology, Engineering General, Manufacturing and
Industrial Technology)
Anna Chiang
Ashok Patil
310-287-4253
310-287-4463
ChiangA@wlac.edu
PATILA@WLAC.EDU
Arts & Performance Division (Architecture, Art, Cinema,
Dance Studies/Techniques, Film Production, Interior Design,
Multimedia, Music, Theater)
Laura Peterson
310-287-4571
PetersL@wlac.edu
Human Development & Family Studies Division
(Anthropology, Child Development, Education, Family and
Consumer Studies, Psychology)
Dolores Gallegos
310-287-4446
GallegD@wlac.edu
Language Arts (American Sign Language, Arabic,
Communications Studies, ESL, English, French, Japanese,
Philosophy, Spanish)
Clare Norris-Bell
310-287-4590
Norrisc@wlac.edu
Mathematics
Bonnie Blustein
310-287-4217
BlusteB@wlac.edu
Public Safety & Paralegal Studies (Administration of
Justice, Corrections, Fire Technology, Paralegal Studies)
Corey Flournoy-
Williams
310-287-4246
FlourNC@wlac.edu
Science (Anatomy, Astronomy, Biotechnology, Chemistry,
Earth Science, Engineering Graphics & Design,
Environmental Science, Geography, Geology,
Meteorology, Microbiology, Oceanography, Physical Science,
Physics, Physiology)
Abraha Bahta
310-287-4236
BahtaA@wlac.edu
Social Sciences (Economics, History, Political Science,
Sociology)
Olga Shewfelt
310-287-4223
ShewfeO@wlac.edu
Library & Learning Resources (Library Science)
Susan Trujillo
310-287-4406
TrujilS@wlac.edu
DEPARTMENT USE ONLY
Action: Approved Denied
Notified the student on:
Check one: Email Mail Phone In-person
Notified counseling on:
Check one: Emailed to wlac-cnseldsk@laccd.edu Mail to Admissions (SSB)
Department:
Decision Date:
Name of Chair or Designee:
Signature:
Additional Comments:
Counseling Use Only
Appeals:
Date:
Revised: July 2020
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