Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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HSER 300    Introduction to Human Services    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a comprehensive overview of the field of human services and an introduction to attitudes and methods that enhance communication skills in human relations and enable effective intervention in problem situations. Emphasis is on the roles and skills of associate professionals, such as drug and alcohol counselors, health workers, activity directors with the elderly, and child welfare assistants. Group techniques are emphasized. This course is required for Human Services and Chemical Dependency degrees and certificates.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC E.Floyd              ARC MAIN D 103           10308 
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M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC R.Lewis              ARC MAIN D 103           10310 Textbook


HSER 310    Ethical Issues and Client's Rights    3 Units

Same As: GERON 304
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: HSER 300
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a comprehensive exploration of the basic ethical issues involving human services delivery. Topics include professional ethics, confidentiality, counselor and clients' rights, and other areas involving ethical controversies. This course is not open to students who have completed GERON 304.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN D 112           10314 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Bertaccini         ARC MAIN D 103           10316 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


HSER 330    Issues of Diverse Populations    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 365
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the values, problems, issues, concerns and counseling needs of special population groups including the elderly, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, homosexuals, the poor and terminally ill. It also includes the nature and extent of chemical dependency and other addictive behaviors. Not open to students who have completed PSYC 365.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Hokerson           ARC MAIN D 103           16548 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC L.Hokerson           ARC MAIN D 204           16544 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


HSER 340    Introduction to Chemical Dependency    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 400
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the physiological effects of chemical dependency on the individual. It includes an analysis of the effects of substance abuse on the family; the sociological, economic conditions contributing to substance abuse; and a description of community efforts at prevention and treatment. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 400.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN Raef 160        10318 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC D.Miller             ARC MAIN D 103           10320 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


HSER 341    Physiology and Pharmacology: Alcohol & Other Drugs    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 401
Prerequisite: HSER 340 or PSYC 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the chemical composition of alcohol and the mechanism of action in the body of alcohol and other psychoactive drugs, including opiates, stimulants, depressants, psychotherapeutics, and psychedelics. It also includes the social and psychological implications of tolerance, habituation, and substance abuse of the user and abuser. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 401.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC D.Miller             ARC MAIN D 103           10322 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


HSER 342    Alcoholism: Intervention, Treatment & Recovery    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 402
Prerequisite: HSER 341 or PSYC 401 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study and evaluation of techniques used in the treatment of chemical dependency. Topics include intervention, individual and group counseling, detoxification, twelve-step program, therapeutic communities, and aftercare programs. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 402.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
T         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC D.Bridges            ARC MAIN D 113           10324 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


HSER 360    Techniques of Interviewing and Counseling    3 Units

Prerequisite: HSER 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: GERON 304 or HSER 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of interview and counseling techniques appropriate for paraprofessionals in mental health, corrections, and substance abuse counseling. It includes theories of family co-dependency and techniques for counseling the family and significant others of substance abusers.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC D.Miller             ARC MAIN Portable 609A   10326 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC D.Miller             ARC MAIN Portable 609A   14650 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


HSER 362    Practices in Human Services    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: HSER 498; HSER 310; AND HSER 360 or 365
Enrollment Limitation: Completion of the American River College Human Services Agency Placement Process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides advanced study and applied integration of human services theory with practical field experience. Students apply concepts, values, and skills acquired in other core courses to the process of helping others. This course may be taken up to two times for credit in different work experience placements.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC D.Miller             ARC MAIN D 103           11462 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


HSER 365    Techniques of Group Counseling    3 Units

Prerequisite: HSER 360 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the basic elements of group counseling. Ethical issues are compared and analyzed. Emphasis is on the use of facilitating skills and group dynamics.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN D 111           10328 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


HSER 498    Work Experience in Human Services    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to human services. Students are advised to consult with the Human Services Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of human services. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to attend a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants, returning participants are not required to attend the orientation but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
M         03:00PM-03:50PM LAB R.Lewis              ARC MAIN D 104           30991 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Lewis               TBA TBA                 30991 Textbook


HSER 1000    Supervised Tutoring    0 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: Student must be enrolled in a college credit course and be referred by an instructor or counselor.
Hours: hours LAB
Description: This course offers individualized tutoring designed to assist students to increase their success in college courses. Content varies depending upon the adjunct course. Attention is given to essential study skills and utilization of campus learning resources. Students may enroll for support of more than one college course per semester. This course may be repeated in subsequent semesters.

Schedule: Other Term, Dec 16-Dec 16
Learning Resource Cntr - General
Th        TBA             LAB K.Read               ARC MAIN LRC GENERAL     12964 
Textbook
Learning Resource Cntr - Tutoring
Th        TBA             LAB K.Read               ARC MAIN LRC TUTORING    13008 Textbook
Beacon
Th        TBA             LAB A.Badilla            ARC MAIN LRC BEACON      14148 Textbook
English Lab
Th        TBA             LAB S.Howe               Natomas Off Campus ENGLISH LB 14132 Textbook
ESL Lab
Th        TBA             LAB B.Verhage            Natomas Off Campus ESL LAB 14782 Textbook

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010