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Natural Resources

N R 1 Introduction to Forestry Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed as an introduction to the history of forestry and the lumber industry including forest resources, management, and legislation; tree identification and timber use; and mapping, cruising, and surveying. Career opportunities in forestry are emphasized. (UC, CSU)

N R 2 Conservation of Natural Resources Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to examine the need, importance, and philosophy of conservation of natural resources in our contemporary world. Human dependency on resources and an understanding of ecological principles and natural systems are emphasized. Topics include natural resource classification; history, importance, and methods of conservation; resource management issues; citizens' roles in conservation; and prospects for the future. Current environmental issues are discussed from local, national, and global perspectives. The course is designed to increase student's awareness of the importance of conservation of natural resources as a social and behavioral science and to increase student's participation in natural resource conservation. (UC, CSU)

N R 5 Park Systems and Management Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce federal, state, county, city, and private park systems history, formation, and administration. Then student actively participates in developing interpretive programs. One all day field trip is required. (CSU)

N R 6 Introduction to Wildlife Management Units 4
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to address the principles and techniques used in the production and management of waterfowl, big game, upland game, small game, and fish. The course includes selected identification, life histories, ecology, and wildlife philosophy. (CSU)

N R 7 Introduction to Urban
Wildlife Management Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the basic understanding of the relationship between urban development and wildlife management. The course includes the identification and biological characteristics of various wildlife species which frequent urban areas. Natural and artificial habitats for urban wildlife species are examined. The course includes discussions of attracting, feeding, and housing wildlife species; wildlife pest management techniques; and local wildlife habitat development on rural and agricultural lands. Laboratory activities include the identification, life history, and habitat recognition of urban wildlife species at local areas of interest. (CSU)

N R 10 Introduction to Water Resources Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to examine the role of water in a modern society and the natural world. The course introduces the general principles of aquatic science. Contemporary issues of watershed management, water treatment, and water pollution in relation to human activities are discussed. Human impact to our water resources and the importance of water conservation and protection to enhance future water supplies are examined. Past, present, and future perspectives on water supply, development, and distribution are addressed with emphasis on local management issues. This course is designed to increase the student's awareness of the importance of water and its relationship to social and behavioral science and to increase the student's participation with the conservation and preservation of water resources for the future. (CSU)

N R 11 Introduction to Freshwater
Organisms Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the relationship between freshwater organisms and their environment. The course introduces various types of freshwater habitats and aquatic organisms found throughout the Delta. The course includes discussion of basic physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of flowing and still water; impact of water pollution; and management of the Delta's aquatic resources. Laboratory activities include the identification and life history of local aquatic organisms as well as field trips to local areas of interest. (CSU)

N R 50H Special Studies: Natural Resources Units 1-2
Prerequisites: Completion of survey course with 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)

N R 68 Introduction to Aquaculture Units 4
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to enable the student to understand the principles associated with rearing and marketing aquatic organisms and their relationship with small scale farming. Laboratory exercises provide "hands on" experiences. Specific areas to be covered include: site selection, species selection, water quality and treatment, aquatic biology and ecology, nutrition, disease, stocking, harvesting, processing, marketing, and record keeping. (CSU)

N R 69V Internship: Natural Resources Units 1-8
Prerequisites: None.
Prerequisite Skills: Ability to assess personal interests, values, and skills. Ability to research careers and to make decisions relative to career planning and goal setting. Ability to conduct a job search, write a resume, and interview for employment.
Limitations on Enrollment: The students must enroll in a course that is directly related to the natural resources internship.

The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units, including internship units during the semester. For summer session, the student must enroll in one related course in addition to internship. 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 internship program objectives and an employer of internship agreement.

N R 75 Selected Topics:
Natural Resources 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 natural resources not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

N R 94V Work Experience:
Natural Resources Units 1-8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the natural resources 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 for the student employed in the area of natural resources. The course objectives are developed by the students in consultation with his or her supervisor. The student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college work experience instructor. To register, complete an application form available at the Applied Science and Technology Division office, Holt 140.

Nursing

NURS 1 Introduction to Nursing Units 4.5
Prerequisites: BIOL 33 or BIOL 31 and BIOL 32, BIOL 22, FCS 6, ENG 1A; concurrent enrollment in NURS 3.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to present the concepts and principles of nursing practice. Development and practical application of the concepts of wholism with emphasis upon the biological, psychological, sociological, cultural, and spiritual needs of the individual client as a member of the community and society is integrated throughout the course. The nursing process is introduced as a method to be used in the planning and evaluation of nursing care for adult and/or geriatric clients. The ethical and legal aspects of professional nursing, trends in nursing, and the basic pharmacological considerations inherent in providing nursing are discussed. The principles of patient teaching and the documentation of patient care are introduced. Clinical experiences focus upon the actual and potential problems of the adult with chronic and/or non-critical illness. The student learns to meet basic human needs of selected individuals in the Skills Laboratory, extended care, acute care, and community health settings. (CSU)

NURS 2 Introduction to Medical/
Surgical Nursing Units 4.5
Prerequisites: NURS 1 with a grade of "C" or better and concurrent enrollment in NURS 3.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the concepts and principles of Medical-Surgical Nursing. The concepts of wholistic care are considered as the basis of providing nursing care to the adult in varying stages of the life cycle. Placement on the health-illness continuum is assessed in terms of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and pharmacological considerations. The role of the professional nurse in planning and providing nursing care by utilizing the nursing process is reinforced. Legal and ethical factors inherent in nursing care are introduced. Clinical experiences focus on the normal changes that occur during the aging process, actual and potential problems associated with chronic and/or non-critical illness, pain management, and oncology. The student learns to assess the health status of the individual and provide care to selected adults in acute, long-term, and community health care settings. (CSU)

NURS 3 Administration of Medication Units 3
Prerequisites: BIOL 33, or BIOL 31 and BIOL 32, BIOL 22, FCS 6, ENG 1A.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to present guidelines for current medication administration practices for the individual throughout the health-illness continuum. The course utilizes the nursing process to present a wholistic approach to medication-related patient care and teaching through the adult years of the life cycle. Ethical and legal aspects of medication administration in the community and society are included. The role of the nurse in drug dosage calculation is emphasized. (CSU)

NURS 4 Beginning Medical/
Surgical Nursing Units 5.5
Prerequisites: NURS 2 and NURS 3 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide learning experiences directed toward restoration and maintenance of optimal health of the adult in the acute and non-traditional health care setting within a culturally diverse community. The concept of wholism, integrated into the nursing process, is utilized as a means to facilitate interventions in adults experiencing chronic and acute health problems. The theoretical content includes immunology and hematology, ethical-legal aspects of medication administration, and concepts pertinent to the neurological, genitourinary, respiratory, endocrine, and musculoskeletal systems. The expanded role of the nurse as a collaborative member of the health care team is emphasized. (CSU)

NURS 5 Mental Health Nursing Units 4
Prerequisites: NURS 2 and 3 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to present mental health principles to assist the nursing student in developing an increased understanding of human behavior, therapeutic communication, anxiety, psychiatric disorders, psychopharmacology, chemical dependency, personality disorders, domestic violence, sexual assault, and mental status assessment. With emphasis on a wholistic, collaborative model, clinical experiences are offered in private, public and community psychiatric agencies where psychiatric care is provided to a culturally diverse population. (CSU)

NURS 6 Nursing The Childrearing Family Units 4
Prerequisites: NURS 4 and NURS 5 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to utilize the theme of wholism and the nursing process in the study of well and ill children from the neonatal to adolescent periods. Care of the childrearing family in health, acute and chronic illness, and in grief is discussed. The role of the pediatric nurse in acute and structured settings, principles of growth and development, and ethical-legal issues are integrated in the course content. (CSU)

NURS 7 Intermediate Medical/
Surgical Nursing Units 5.5
Prerequisites: NURS 4 and NURS 5 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the expanded role of emergency and critical care nursing. Theoretical and clinical approaches to nursing care of the severely compromised individual through the resuscitative, critical, and restorative phases of acute illness are presented. Analysis of the etiology and effect of biological, psychological, spiritual, and cultural influences of acute injury to the core organs of the neurological, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems is utilized in the priority and delivery of comprehensive nursing care. The collaborative role of the nurse in preventive care and maintenance of optimal wellness is discussed. (CSU)

NURS 8 Nursing of The Childbearing Family Units 4
Prerequisites: NURS 6 and NURS 7 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to focus on the integration of wholistic concepts and principles from social, behavioral, and biological sciences to prepare students to provide nursing care for childbearing families in acute and home/community settings. Application of the nursing process in theoretical and clinical situations is utilized to promote and maintain wellness for antepartal, intrapartal, postpartal, neonatal, and intraconceptual families. Emphasis is placed upon the role of the nurse as a health educator. Current ethical-legal and health care issues are integrated in the course content. (CSU)

NURS 9 Advanced Medical/
Surgical Nursing Units 3.5
Prerequisites: NURS 6 and NURS 7 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide theoretical and clinical approaches in providing nursing care to individuals of varying ages with complex health care needs in an acute care environment. Concepts related to organization, patient care management, and leadership are included with the use of the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on patient care outcomes and professional accountability and responsibility. Professional issues, trends, and roles are also presented. (CSU)

NURS 10 Community-Based Nursing Units 2
Prerequisites: NURS 6 and NURS 7 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide theoretical and clinical approaches in providing nursing care to inidividuals of varying ages, with complex health care needs. Nursing care is provided in the community, in clients homes, where they work, and where they play. Critical thinking skills are emphasized and outcomes are measured using the Nursing Process. (CSU)

NURS 11 Selected Topics: Acute Nursing Care Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to assist licensed nursing personnel to update themselves in the care of acutely ill patients. Topics include such areas as cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, neurological, orthopedic, burns, oncology, pediatrics, and geriatrics. The course may be repeated for credit each five years. (CSU)

NURS 12 Mobile Intensive Care Nursing Units 5
Prerequisites: RN with valid license; 1 year of experience or currently working in an emergency room or critical care unit; current CPR or ACLS; successful completion of H S 34A; basic EKG interpretation.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide didactic instruction and field training in the performance and supervision of pre-hospital advanced emergency care. The course meets requirements recommended by the State of California for mobile intensive care nurses. (CSU)

NURS 15 Critical Care Nursing Units 10
Prerequisites: NURS 25 or 38.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a critical care course designed to assist the licensed nurse in acquiring current knowledge and skills necessary in the care of the critically ill. (CSU)

NURS 50 Independent Study Units 1-6
Prerequisites: Enrolled in nursing program and staff approval.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the selected student opportunities to further his or her knowledge and skills in specified areas. Theory and laboratory hours are arranged on an individual basis. (CSU)


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