Fall 2013 Class Schedule (ARC)



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GERON 205    Validation: Theory and Practice    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course presents Validation theory as a communication technique used with individuals with differing levels of cognitive ability. Criteria for evaluating stages of dementia and the selection of appropriate techniques are covered. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 14-Sep 14
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC R.Marmer             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  18889 
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GERON 220    RCFE Administrator Training    2.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 45 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the State requirements to be licensed as an administrator of a residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE). Topics include: philosophy, mission, and operations of an RCFE; regulations, rights and responsibilities of licensees; fingerprinting and criminal record clearances; psychosocial needs of residents; physical plant requirements; resident assessment, retention, and eviction; resident records and services; food service regulations; admission agreement; special diets; medications; abuse reporting; residents' rights; and community resources. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 11-Oct 25
FSa       08:00AM-05:40PM LEC J.Sneed              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 105  13190 
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Class meets 5 times: October 11-12; 18-19; and 25th.
October 11 - Understanding Licensed Residential Care
October 12 - Selecting, hiring and managing staff; screening and selecting residents
October 18 - Screening and selecting residents; end of life care; depression in the elderly
October 19 - Normal Aging, common medical conditions, medications, incedental medical and dental care, exercise, nutrition, food safety
October 25 - Dementia Care


GERON 271    Dementia: Behaviors and Activity    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of dementia and memory loss. Topics focus on types, characteristics, communications, behavior management, and caregiving of dementia patients. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 05-Oct 05
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  18900 
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GERON 300    Sociology of Aging    3 Units

Same As: SOC 335
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C": or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the aged and aging process with emphasis on social factors affecting and affected by an aging population. It includes an analysis of demographics, history of aging in America, social conditions, resources and support systems, employment, retirement, and social class/cultural differences. This course is not open to students who have completed SOC 335.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          10630 
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Online Orientation:    Monday, August 26    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          11784 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 26    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          11588 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 26    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


GERON 302    Psychology of Aging: Adult Development and Aging    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 374
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the physical, psychological, and social aspects of the aging process including the interactions between the elderly and the rest of society. Topics include an analysis of stereotypes, social bonds, environmental factors, sexuality, physical health, mental health, death, and bereavement. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 374.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
W         10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  12949 
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TBA       TBA             LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN Online          12949 Textbook
NOTE: the use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.
1.6 online hours required each week

Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  10086 Textbook
NOTE: the use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          10645 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 26    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          10572 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 26    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          11070 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 26    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


GERON 304    Ethical Issues and Client's Rights    3 Units

Same As: HSER 310
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 HSER 310.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  12226 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

W         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC L.Bertaccini         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  12227 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


GERON 330    Communicating with and Validating Older Adults    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 378
Prerequisite: GERON 302 or PSYC 374 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Current tuberculosis clearance
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the basic theory, techniques, and experiences for communication with, validation of, and stimulation of the elderly at different cognitive levels in long-term care. After the first class session, this course is held off campus in a long-term care setting. Supervision by a professor in a long-term care setting is required. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 378.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
W         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  10087 
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TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward                TBA TBA                 10087 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.
First class meeting, August 28, will be held in Davies Hall 104; subsequent class meetings will be held at an off-campus institutional setting/ 3.3 hrs. per week


GERON 335    Wellness for Older Adults    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 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 explores positive lifestyle choices throughout life which have a positive effect on health and well being. Topics include exercise, nutrition, stress management, chronic disease, and adaptations for disability.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Allen              ARC MAIN Online          12218 
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Online Orientation:    Monday, August 26    12:01AM-11:59PM
This class meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


GERON 430    Activity Coordinator Certification    6.5 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.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 117 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the role and responsibilities of an Activity Coordinator in long-term care facilities. Topics include interviewing and counseling techniques, hearing and speech changes, social and psychological forces of aging, effective leadership skills, dementia behaviors, etiology of illness, community agencies and resources, needs-based programming, documentation at State and Federal levels, and creating an activity program. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 24-Dec 07
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC S.Arrigo             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  12622 
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Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC R.Chevraux            TBA TBA                 12622 Textbook
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC J.McCartney           TBA TBA                 12622 Textbook
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC C.Moore               TBA TBA                 12622 Textbook
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC L.Reed                TBA TBA                 12622 Textbook
Each module is 9 school hours. This is one course that meets on 13 Saturdays during the semester which, when completed, earns you an Activity Coordinator Certificate. It is no longer available for CEUs. To register online: http://www.arc.losrios.edu/ (click on REGISTRATION) or go to eServices on campus. The semester schedule is as follows:
Aug. 24 - Introduction to Activity Coordinator - Arrigo
Sept. 7 - Interviewing and Counseling Techniques with Elderly - Chevraux
Sept. 14 - Hearing and Speech: Age Changes - McCartney
Sept. 21 - Social and Psychological Forces of Aging - Moore
Sept. 28 - Dementia: Behavior and Activity - Chevraux
Oct. 5 - Effective Leadership Skills - Arrigo
Oct. 12 - Etiology of Illness in Later Life - Reed
Oct. 19 - Documentation: State and Federal Regulations, Part 1 - Reed
Oct. 26 - Community Agencies and Resources - Arrigo
Nov. 2 - Documentation: State and Federal Regulations, Part 2 - Reed
Nov. 16 - Needs-Based Programming - Reed
Nov. 23 - Creating an Activity Program - Arrigo
Dec. 7 - Directed Fieldwork Experience - Arrigo
The Activity Coordinator Program fulfills minimum State requirement for the Leadership Activity Program in "Skilled Nursing Facilities" Title 22, Division 5, Chapter 3, Section 72385(B)3.


GERON 490    Aging Policy and Practice    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GERON 498
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of social policy as it relates to aging issues and the funding path from the federal government to the senior consumer. It provides an introduction to local agencies, businesses, and organizations providing services to seniors and senior programs. It also explores different career fields in aging to assist students in defining their personal areas of interest.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
M         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC B.Gillogly           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 208  12061 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


GERON 495    Independent Studies in Gerontology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TBA       TBA             LEC B.Gillogly            TBA TBA                 20206 
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GERON 498    Work Experience in Gerontology    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.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to gerontology. Students are advised to consult with the Gerontology 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 gerontology. 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 24-Dec 19
M         04:30PM-05:20PM LAB K.Gustafson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 219  12219 
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TBA       TBA             LAB K.Gustafson           TBA TBA                 12219 Textbook

Fall 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: December 17, 2013