I received my LVN from HCC a few years ago and I learned a lot. The LVN program at HCC took us to clinical at almost every place you can work as a LVN to gain hands-on experience. We had clinical at VA, Davita, a few nursing homes, the city jail, of course several departments in the hospital (med-surg, clinic, OR, Psych, Infectious disease, etc). I actually got to watch several operations. We were allowed to start IVs, insert catheters, wound care, patient teaching, injections, you name it our clinical instructors made sure we knew how to do it!
I passed the board the first time with only 2 weeks of studying because they prepared us for it before we graduated. Another thing on my first job interview I was hired because the interviewer "Loved the LVNs from HCC"!
The two prerequisite classes really help to prepare you for the program and thats only one semester. You could probably still register for summer session. HCC is serious about their LVNs and the practice!