there are some schools you should consider to apply too: Glendale, LA City College, LA trade-tech college,ELAC, LA southwest.
HARBOR, SOUTHWEST, LA CITY COLLEGE, LA VALLEY COLLEGE, GLENDALE, EAST LA COLLEGE, CERRITOS go by lottery.
SANTA MONICA (3-4 semesters waiting), LA TRADE-TECH(first come-first served), Santa ana (check back on 2014)
GOLDENWEST (Affected on 2013), SADDLE BACK, CYPRESS, LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE, EL CAMINO, MT. SAN ANOTIO, PASSADENA COLLEGE, RIO HONDO go by POINT SYSTEMS.
it depends on schools, pre-prequisites will be different. However, generally, Courses you do not want to miss are ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY, ENGLISH, MATH (I took STATISTIC), INTRO PSYCHOLOGY, LIFESPAN PHYCHOLOGY, and INTRO CHEMISTRY.