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Health Education

H ED 1 Health Education Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II or Reading level I with concurrent enrollment in reading.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to enhance the student's knowledge of a variety of health-related concepts and increase motivation and desire to take personal responsibility to achieve high level wellness. (UC, CSU)

H ED 15 Selected Topics: Health Education Units 1-2
Prerequisites: Reading level II or concurrent enrollment in reading.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one of the specialized areas of health education not already covered by existing curricula. (CSU)

H ED 28 Community Health Units 2
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to study health related services and resources available in the college district and how they impact on current health issues and problems faced by the populace of the district. Particular emphasis is placed on substance abuse, mental health, AIDS, child abuse, HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations), nontraditional medical treatment, family wellness, and cancer. (UC, CSU)

H ED 30 Community First Aid and Safety Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is the American National Red Cross course, Community First Aid and Safety. The student receives the Community First Aid and Safety and Community CPR certificates upon successful completion of the course. The course may be repeated for credit once every three years. (UC, CSU)

H ED 31 Emergency Response Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is the American Red Cross course, Emergency Response. Those who qualify receive the American Red Cross Emergency Response and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certificates. The course may be repeated for credit once every three years. (CSU)

H ED 32 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
(CPR) Units 0.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare participant, through knowledge and skill development, to meet the needs of most situations in which emergency first aid care for cardiopulmonary resuscitation is needed and medical assistance is not excessively delayed. The course may be repeated for credit once per year. This is an open entry, open exit course. (CSU)

H ED 50H Special Studies: Health Education Units 1-2
Prerequisites: Completion of survey course with a grade of "B" or better and presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and division chairperson.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is open to the student qualified to do advanced work in the field. The course includes research, directed reading, field work, or other advanced study, and the course may be repeated for a maximum total of four units. (CSU)

H ED 80 Selected Topics: Health Education Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of health education not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

Health Science

H S 11 Selected Topics: Health Science Units 1-2
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one of the specialized areas of Health Science not covered by existing curricula. (CSU)

H S 19 Human Development Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an integration of the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of human development throughout the lifespan. The course is a study of the developmental tasks facing individuals at various points in the life cycle and the ways social interaction and cultural institutions shape the development of the individual. The course is designed as a foundation course for careers in educational, social service, psychological, and health fields. (CSU)

H S 34A Basic Electrocardiograph Reading Units 1
Prerequisites: Certification, licensure or employment in health care area.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an elementary course designed to introduce the basic concepts related to electrocardiography, such as the pertinent anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, the systemic interpretation of tracings, and the recognition of normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms. (CSU)

H S 36 Medical Terminology and Speech Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to develop a basic medical vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on roots, prefixes, and suffixes that form medical terms. Basic anatomy and physiology is presented as each body system is introduced. (CSU)

H S 39 Survey of Health Careers Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey course designed to provide information about a variety of health careers. The course also introduces students to concepts which must be understood before engaging in the helping process. This course also assists the student to identify strengths or weaknesses affecting admission into the health professions. Job functions, education and training, and employment opportunities are also included. (CSU)

H S 43 Nursing Synthesis Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: Licensed Vocational Nurse, Psychiatric Technician or graduate of an accredited vocational nursing or psychiatric technician program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the licensed vocational nurse, psychiatric technician, and graduate of vocational nursing and psychiatric technician programs for entry into an associate degree nursing (ADN) program. The course includes topics not included in vocational nursing (VN) and psychiatric technician (PT) programs: nursing process, role change, research skills, teaching-learning principles and development of the teaching role. The course also includes reviews of medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology, and medication calculation to prepare the student for success in an ADN program. (CSU)

H S 61 Intravenous Therapy for Health Care
Providers Units 1.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide learning experiences related to intravenous therapy for the licensed health care provider and student in health services who may be required to have completed an intravenous tuberculin course for employment. This group may include the registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, and emergency medical technician. The course meets the requirements for the licensed vocational nurse state certification in intravenous tuberculin. (CSU)

H S 70 Nurse Assistant Training Units 5
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the student to qualify for certification as a nurse assistant. The course's content follows the statewide approved curriculum designed to meet both federal and state regulations. The course focuses on the more common physical and psychological conditions found in the elderly and the nursing approaches to care of the elderly.

H S 71 Home Health Aide Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: Possess Nurse Assistant Certification or be enrolled in Nursing Assistant Program.

This course is designed to prepare the student to be a certified home health aide. The content follows the approved curriculum specific to federal and California state training regulations. The focus of this course is on the entry-level skills needed for employment as a home health aide.

H S 75 First Responder Units 1.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for the emergency worker who routinely responds to medical emergencies to provide treatment and support to sick or injured individuals until emergency medical services (EMS) support arrives. Topics include cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), cardiac and respiratory management, bleeding control, childbirth, splinting for fractures, and procedures for environmental emergencies (i.e., burns, drownings, hypothermia, poisoning, etc). Prior to completing this course, the student must provide proof of current CPR certification at health care provider level. This course meets San Joaquin County requirements for First Responder.

H S 76 First Responder Refresher Units 1
Prerequisites: Exempt from assessment; current First Responder certification; CPR certification at health care provider level.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed as a refresher course for the certified first responder. The course focuses on recent changes in laws, policies and procedures pertaining to the treatment, support of sick or injured individuals, and provides a review of emergency medical treatments.

H S 77B Emergency Medical Technician 1 Units 4
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for the individual interested in pre-hospital emergency medical care. Successful completion of this course qualifies the student to take the certification examination for Emergency Medical Technician 1 (EMT-1). EMT 1 is the minimum training required by state and local agencies for employment in many fire and ambulance service industries. The course is a combination of classroom, skills, and clinical training. Current CPR certificate at health care provider level is required prior to enrolling in this course.

H S 80 Selected Topics: Health Science Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of health science not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

H S 81 Emergency Medical Technician 1
Refresher Units 1
Prerequisites: Exempt from assessment; current EMT I and CPR certificate at health care provider level.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed as a refresher course for the certified Emergency Medical Technician 1. The course focuses on recent changes in laws and policies and procedures pertaining to pre-hospital emergency medical care. Successful completion of this course provides the student with 24 hours of continuing education toward recertification as an EMT I.

H S 90 Critical Thinking in the Nursing
Process Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to assist the nursing student and the professional nurse in the development of critical thinking skills and the application of these skills to the nursing process. The use of analysis and synthesis in development of nursing diagnoses and interventions is included. Case studies and nursing situations are utilized in the application of these skills. Units in this course do not count toward the Associate of Arts Degree.

H S 91 Medical Nutrition Therapy Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II, FCS 6.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to increase the student's knowledge of the use of foods and nutrients for the prevention and treatment of diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, vascular disease, and cancer. Enteral and parenteral delivery of nutrition are reviewed. Nutritional concerns related to maternal and child health are covered. Emphasis is placed on application of knowledge to patient care. This course is for the student planning a career in nursing, other health professions, and food service in health care institutions.

H S 93V Work Experience: Health Science Units 1-8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the health care work experience. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units during the semester including work experience units. For summer session, the student must enroll in one related course in addition to work experience. The combined total number of units a student may take in internship, work experience, and occupational practice may not exceed a maximum of 16 units. Participation requires submission and approval of work experience program objectives and an employer work experience agreement.
Advisories: GUID 30, 31, 32, 33.

This course is designed to give the student college credit for on-the-job experience when correlated with a course relating to that job. The student must demonstrate new and expanded learning experiences before being permitted to repeat work experience. To register, complete an application form available at the Applied Science and Technology Division Office, Holt 140. The course may be repeated for a maximum total of sixteen units.

H S 94A Care Provider Training: Mental
Disabilities Units 1
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.

This course is designed to provide information on mental disabilities. Course topics include an overview of mental health care systems, classifications of mental illnesses, etiology, symptoms, treatments, admissions, and conservatorships. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

H S 94B Care Provider Training: Psychotropic
Medications Units 1
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to teach basic medical vocabulary and increase understanding of the psychotropic medications administered to the mental patient. The effects of these medications on modifying psychotic activity and behavior are examined. Selected topics include: major classifications of psychotropic medications, administration of medications, toxic reactions, medication non-compliance, benefits and side effects of such medications. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

H S 94C Care Provider Training: Behavior
Management Units 1
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to examine various behavior management techniques which include working with the difficult resident, recognizing decompensated behaviors, reducing problem behaviors, and exercising effective communication skills. Selected topics include anger, stress, suicide, and assertiveness. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

H S 94D Care Provider Training:
Normalization Units 1
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing. Limitations on enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to help the care provider become more aware of his/her attitude toward the mentally disabled resident and the importance of understanding individual differences. The student develops skills for increasing self-sufficiency and normalization experiences of the resident. Topics include: attitudes, listening, loneliness, self-esteem, and reducing dependency of the resident. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

H S 94E Care Provider Training:
Pre-Independent Living Units 1
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to help the care provider understand areas that are vital to the development of independent living skills needed by the mentally ill client. The student develops techniques for use with the client to increase his/her independence. Topics include socialization, money management, coping skills, activities of daily living, and Community Re-Entry Program. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

H S 94F Care Provider Training: Community
Resources Units 1
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to familiarize the care provider with available community resources. These resources are used to help the caretaker assess the social, emotional, and physical needs of the client. Topics include community resources, therapeutic recreation, motivation, and factors affecting client participation. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

H S 94G Care Provider Training:
Recognizing Other Needs Units 1
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the problems of the aged client, including reality orientation and death, and dying. Specific topics include: Alzheimer's Disease, diabetes, stroke, death, and dying. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

H S 94H Care Provider Training: Client
RecordKeeping Units 1
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to focus on developing and implementing a problem-oriented record-keeping system for board and care homes. The student becomes familiar with state and county forms, client's rights, confidentiality, and ethics. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

H S 94I Care Provider Training: Nutrition Units 1
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to give the student basic knowledge of nutrition, including the special needs of mentally ill clients. Topics include basic food categories, preparing safe and sanitary meals, maintaining safe and sanitary conditions, special diets, cultural foods requirements, and snacks. Units earned in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

History

HIST 2A World History to 1600 Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of world societies from pre-historic times to 1600. Special emphasis is placed on the dynamic interaction and comparison of peoples and cultures. Focus is placed on tracing concurrent political, social, cultural, economic, and religious developments. The course examines the key elements of various cultures and their legacy for the global community today. (UC, CSU)

HIST 2B World History Since 1600 Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of world societies since 1600 with special emphasis on the dynamic interaction and comparison of peoples and cultures. Focus is placed on tracing concurrent political, social, cultural, economic, and religious developments. The course examines the key elements of various cultures and their legacy for the global community today. (UC, CSU)

HIST 4A History of Western Civilization Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading Level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.
This course is a survey of western civilization from pre-literate times through Reformation. Special emphasis is placed on the ancient Near East including Egypt and Mesopotamia, classical Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance and Reformation era. The approach concentrates on the highlights of each period which have shaped the destiny of western culture. HIST 4A is not a prerequisite to HIST 4B. (UC, CSU, CAN HIST 2, CAN HIST SEQ A with both HIST 4A and 4B)

HIST 4B History of Western Civilization Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.
This course is a survey of western civilization from the commercial revolution to the present. Special emphasis is on the rise of modern capitalism, the emergence of European superpowers, 18th century revolutionary thought, 19th century Colonialism, Imperialism, and Nationalism, and the dynamics of the Twentieth Century, including total war, totalitarianism, and the westernization of the entire world. (UC, CSU, CAN HIST 4, CAN HIST SEQ A with both HIST 4A and 4B)

HIST 6A History of Asian Civilization Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introductory survey of the histories, philosophies, and cultural characteristics of Asian societies. Attention is given to the impact of the West on China, Japan, Korea, and Central Asia. (UC, CSU)

HIST 6B History of Asian Civilization Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introductory survey of the histories, philosophies, and cultural characteristics of Asian societies. Attention is given to the impact of the West on India, Iran, Southeast Asia, and the Near East. (UC, CSU)

HIST 7 History Through Film Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of documentary films to explore subjects and themes relevant to modern United States history since the end of the Civil War. The student views, discusses, and writes about selected films. The course emphasizes a historical analysis of how films as cultural and historical documents convey meaning. The student examines how film as a mass medium and art form has shaped, reflected, and commented upon historical events, institutions, and values. The student examines the various ways films reveal their relationship to the political, social, and cultural developments that marked the times in which they were made. (CSU)

HIST 15 Selected Topics: History Units 1-2
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one of the specialized areas of history not already covered by existing curricula. (UC, CSU)

HIST 17A History of the United States Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of United States history from its colonial beginning through Civil War and Reconstruction. The student is encouraged to critically evaluate experiences from our nation's past. This course fulfills the Social Science (group A) requirement for the AA degree and it applies toward the completion of California State requirements in United States history and institutions. (UC, CSU, CAN HIST 8, CAN HIST SEQ B with both HIST 17A and HIST 17B)

HIST 17B History of The United State s Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of United States history from reconstruction to the present. Emphasis is on the political, economic, intellectual, and social forces which have molded America. The course fulfills the social science group A requirements for the associate degree and applies toward completion of the California state requirements in United States history and institutions. A study of California state and local government is included in this course. (UC, CSU, CAN HIST 10, CAN HIST SEQ B with both HIST 17A and HIST 17B)

HIST 19 Selected Topics: Study and Travel Units 2
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to combine travel with study experiences to enrich the curriculum. One or more aspects of the history of the area visited is stressed in this course. (CSU)

HIST 27 Women in History Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a review of the history of women in America with emphasis on achievements of women in traditional and non-traditional fields of work. The opportunities and limitations surrounding women's roles in United States history are explored. (UC, CSU)

HIST 30A African-American History Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an examination of African-American history from early west Africa to the Civil War. This course fulfills the social science group A requirement for an associate degree and it applies toward completion of the California state requirements in United States history and institutions. (UC, CSU)

HIST 30B African-American History Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of the African-American experience from Reconstruction to the present. It fulfills the Social Science group A requirement for the associate degree and applies toward completion of the California state requirements in United States history and institutions. A study of California state and local government is included in this course. (UC, CSU)

HIST 31 Mexican-American History Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of the Mexican-American experience in America from colonial beginnings to the present. It fulfills the Social Science group A requirements for the associate degree and it applies toward completion of the California state requirements in American history and institutions. (UC, CSU)

HIST 34 Asian Pacific American History Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of the Asian Pacific American experience in America from the Gold Rush to the present. (UC, CSU)

HIST 37 California History Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of California history from the period of exploration and discovery to the present. Emphasis is on Spanish and Mexican periods, American infiltration and conquest, the Gold Rush, statehood, and the formation of government, economic growth, and social development. (UC, CSU)

HIST 50H Special Studies: History Units 1-2
Prerequisites: Presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and the division chairperson in one of the following with a grade of "B" or better: HIST 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 6A, 6B, 17A, 17B, 27, 30A, 30B, 31, or 37.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is open to the student qualified to do advanced work in the field of history. The course includes research, directed reading, field work, or other advanced study, and the course may be repeated for a maximum total of four units. (UC, CSU)

HIST 75 Selected Topics: History Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of history not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

Humanities

HUM 3 Autobiography of Civilization Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of the artistic traditions of our western cultural heritage. The arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, music, dance, drama, and literature are studied as vehicles in the search for meaning and value from the ancient world to modern times. (UC, CSU)

HUM 4 Introduction to Linguistics Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the study of language in theory and practice. The student explores what is known about human language including its uniqueness, its structure, its use, its diversity, and its universality. An effort is made to analyze the relationship between language, culture, and social levels. (UC, CSU)

HUM 14A Great Religions of the Eastern World Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of the historical development and essential beliefs of the major religions of the Eastern world. Primary emphasis is on the major phases of development and comparative insights among the great religions of the world. Course work consists of readings, lectures, and discussions in the areas of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, and Taoism.. (UC, CSU)

HUM 14B Great Religions of the
Western World Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of the historical development and essential beliefs of the major religions of the Western world. Primary emphasis is on the major phases of development and comparative insights among the great religions of the world. Course work consists of readings, lectures, and discussions in the areas of ancient religious beliefs, Mesopotamian religions, Graeco-Roman religions, Teutonic religion, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. (UC, CSU)

HUM 15 Selected Topics: Humanities Units 0.5-2
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one of the specialized areas of humanities not already covered by existing curricula. (UC, CSU)

HUM 19 Selected Topics: Study and Travel Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to combine travel with study experiences to enrich the curriculum. One or more aspects of the culture of the area visited is stressed in the course. (CSU)

HUM 50H Special Studies: Humanities Units 1-2
Prerequisites: Presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and the division chairperson; HUM 3, 14A or 14B with a grade of "B" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to allow the qualified student to do advanced work in the field. The course includes research, directed reading, field work, or other advanced study. The course may be repeated for a maximum total of four units. (CSU)

HUM 75 Selected Topics: Humanities Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of humanities not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.


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