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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)

Ornamental Horticulture

O H 10 Introduction to Ornamental Horticulture Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the ornamental horticulture industry with emphasis in career opportunities and skills needed for each discipline. Basic science, facility, and tool orientation will be presented. (CSU)

O H 12 Fundamentals of Horticulture Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a general introduction to environmental horticulture with emphasis on nursery operations, landscaping, turf management, and floral industries. Topics include basic botany, cultural practices, propagation, structures and layout, pest management, planting, container gardening and houseplants, floral design, plant identification, turfgrass installation and care, and survey of career opportunities. (CSU)

O H 13 History of Garden Design Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the relationship of landscape art to the human experience. Examples of gardens throughout history are used to demonstrate artistic creation and aesthetic design from a cross-cultural perspective. (UC, CSU)

O H 14 Introduction to Plant Pests and Diseases Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the common pests and diseases associated with ornamental plants and to present the basic principles of modern plant protection (chemical, biological, and cultural). (CSU, CCAG 325)

O H 15 Selected Topics: Ornamental Horticulture 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 ornamental horticulture not already covered by existing curricula.. (CSU)

O H 21A Identification of Fall Plants Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce approximately 250 ornamental plants used in the landscape of Central California. The course includes environmentl requirements, taxonomy, common pests and diseases, growth habits, geographic origins and uses in the landscape of both drought tolerant and native plants. (UC, CSU, CAN AG 18)

O H 21B Identification of Spring Plants Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce approximately 250 ornamental plants used in the landscape of Central California. The course includes environmental requirements, taxonomy, common pests and diseases, growth habits, geographic origins and uses in the landscape of both drought tolerant and native plants. (UC, CSU, CAN AG 18)

O H 23 Landscape Irrigation and Drainage Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce all phases of residential and commercial landscape irrigation including designing, estimating, installing, maintaining, and trouble-shooting. The course includes the components of sprinkler systems, drip irrigation systems, components of drainage, and installation of landscape drainage systems. (CSU)

O H 30 Greenhouse Production Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce current production practices employed for selected floral crops. The course includes varietal selection, growth requirements, planting schedule, and pest and disease control. (CSU)

O H 31 Floral Arrangement Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce fundamentals of theory, techniques and skills currently practiced in the floral industry. Included will be applied art principles, post-harvest care, handling practices, proper use of florist tools and materials in crafting basic designs. (CSU)

O H 32 Horticulture Management Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the economics of operating, designing, organizing, and managing a horticulture business, the overall cost of being in business, location selection, layout, and demographic studies. The course includes personnel management, merchandising, advertising, pricing strategies, selling techniques, promotion, cooperative buying, and industry contributions. (CSU)

O H 33 Advanced Floral Arrangement Units 2
Prerequisites: O H 31 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to principles, theory, and techniques of floral arrangement including asymmetrical triangle, vertical, `T's, other design arrangements, and corsage work. The student develops increased levels of proficiency and speed needed for employment. (CSU)

O H 34 Plant Propagation Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the principles and practices of nursery propagation utilizing seeds, cuttings, separations, budding, grafting, layering, and tissue cultures. The course includes laboratory work in the use of various commercial propagation methods. (CSU)

O H 35 Landscape Maintenance Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the skills necessary to successfully maintain residential and commercial landscapes and structures. The curriculum includes training in fertilizing, irrigation repair, pest and disease control, plant and tree installation, pruning, soil amending and mulching, and tree staking. (CSU)

O H 36 House Plants and Interior Landscaping Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce interior landscape and the fundamentals of house plant care, including proper plant selection and identification, insect and disease detection, optimum lighting and temperatures, fertilizers and irrigation, repotting techniques, and correction of plant problems. (CSU)

O H 37 Landscape Construction Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience in planning and installing landscape construction projects. The student is exposed to the necessary tools and techniques and participates in the construction of various landscape projects such as cement patios, retaining walls, raised planters, mowstrips, fences, patio covers, decks, and masonry projects. (CSU)

O H 38 Basic Landscape Drafting Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to basic drafting principles and techniques presently utilized by the landscape industry. Graphic communication through lettering, drafting, graphics and symbolic representation are emphasized. The student completes a set of construction drawings for a residential landscape. (CSU)

O H 40 Principles of Landscape Design Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to basic principles of landscape design, including both hardscape and softscape. The student explores the elements of landscape design, including garden structures, pavements, plants, and complete construction drawings for residential landscape. (CSU)

O H 46 Turf Practices Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the maintenance and management of turf areas, including golf courses, athletic fields, public parks, and residential lawns. This course includes the principles of turfgrass culture to provide the student with a sound basis for formulating decisions and methods of operation. (CSU)

O H 50H Special Studies: Ornamental Horticulture 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)

O H 60 Pruning of Ornamental Plants Units 1.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the science of pruning and its effect on plant material. The course includes proper use and maintenance of tools and equipment, and safety is emphasized. (CSU)

O H 62 Landscape Irrigation and Drainage Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to all phases of residential and commercial landscape irrigation including designing, estimating, installing, maintaining, and trouble-shooting. The student is exposed to the components of both sprinkler and drip irrigation systems. This course also covers the components and installation of landscape drainage systems. (CSU)

O H 69V Internship: Ornamental Horticulture Units 1-8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the ornamental horticulture internship. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units during the semester including internship units. For summer sessions, 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 internship agreement.
Advisories: GUID 30, 31, 32, 33.

This course is designed for the student participating in an occupational internship in ornamental horticulture. Application of discipline-related skills and knowledge of Secretaries Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies is emphasized. Each student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college internship instructor. (CSU)

O H 75 Selected Topics: Ornamental Horticulture 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 ornamental horticulture not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

O H 80 Floral Fundamentals Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce basic skills and techniques commonly used by professional flower artists. Flower preparation, wire and taping, identification of flowers and tools, and corsage and body flower design are addressed.

O H 81A Applied Floral Arrangement Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to fundamentals of theory, techniques and skills currently practiced in the floral industry. The course includes applied art principles, post-harvest care, handling practices, proper use of lforist tools and materials in crafting basic designs.

O H 83 Advanced Applied Floral Arrangement Units 2
Prerequisites: O H 81 or O H 31 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to advanced principles and techniques of floral arrangement, including new types and designs of arrangements and corsage work. The student develops increased levels of proficiency and speed needed for employment. Development of basic floral skills is the focus.

O H 84 Wedding and High Style Floral Design Units 2
Prerequisites: O H 33 or O H 83, O H 80, O H 31 or O H 81A.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for the student with developed skills and speed in floral arrangement. Advanced floral design theory, techniques and skills in the floral industry including wedding and high style floral designs are included. Techniques include working with the customer, consultations, pricing, and use of computers and other business machines. Construction and servicing of weddings and other high style floral displays are included.

O H 91A Applied Identification of Fall Plants Units 3

Prerequisites: None.

Limitations on Enrollment: None.

Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce approximately 190 ornamental plants used in the landscape of Central California. The course inclues environmental requirements, common pests and diseases, growth habits, geographic origins, and uses in the landscape for drought tolerant and native plants.

O H 91B Applied Identification of Spring Plants Units 3

Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment:
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce approximately 190 ornamental plants used in the landscape of Central California. The course includes environmental requirements, common pests and diseases, growth habits, geographic origins, and uses in the landscape for drought tolerant and native plants.

O H 93 Applied Landscape Irrigation and Drainage Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce all phases of residential and commerical landscape irrigation including designing, estimating, installing, maintaining, and trouble-shooting. The course includes the components of sprinkler and drip irrigation systems and the development of hands-on skills.

O H 94 Xeriscaping Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to research, design, evaluate, and choose materials for landscaping gardens. The course includes water conservation, management, and harvesting for residential and commercial landscape.

O H 95 Applied Landscape Maintenance Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to enable the student to acquire the skills necessary to successfully maintain residential and commercial landscapes and structures. The course includes fertilization; irrigation repair; pest and disease control; plant and tree installation; pruning; soil amending and mulching; and tree staking.

O H 96V Work Experience: Ornamental Horticulture Units 1-8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the ornamental horticulture 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 ornamental horticulture. The course objectives are developed by the student 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.

Philosophy

PHILO 6 Introduction to Philosophy Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of issues in philosophy. Competing positions in the fields of metaphysics, epistemololgy, ethics, and the history of philosophy are presented, discussed, and critically evaluated. Particular areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to: What is philosophy? How should one live? Is knowledge possible? Is there a God? Why evil? (UC, CSU, CAN PHIL 2)

PHILO 30 Introductory Logic Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce methods for recognizing, constructing, and evaluating arguments. The concepts of induction, deduction, validity, soundness, strength, and cogency are explored in detail. There is a survey of informal fallacies as well as an introduction to the methodology associated with symbolic logic, natural deduction, and the calculation of probabilities. (UC, CSU, CAN PHIL 6)

PHILO 40 Ethics Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of ethical theories and contemporary ethical issues to which the various theories are applied. The theories introduced are ethical relativism, egoism, utilitarianism, Kantian deontology, natural law theory, and feminist ethical theory. Issues discussed are euthanasia, abortion, legal punishment, animal rights, equality and discrimination, and economic justice. (UC, CSU, CAN PHIL 4)

PHILO 45 God and the Person Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of issues and questions concerning the existence and nature of God, the validity of religious experience, the nature of relationships between persons and God, and the relationship between faith and reason. (UC, CSU)

PHILO 50 Asian Philosophy Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the philosophical tradition of Asia. Special emphasis is placed on the Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, Confucian, and Shinto philosophies. (UC, CSU)

PHILO 50H Special Studies: Philosophy Units 1-2
Prerequisites: Presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and the division chairperson; PHILO 6, 35, or 40 with grade of "B" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to allow the student qualified 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 4 units. (CSU)

PHILO 75 Selected Topics: Philosophy 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 philosophy not covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.




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