Fall 2015 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, Aug 29-Aug 29
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC R.Marmer             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  18755 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


GERON 209    Strategies for Caregivers: Effectively Caring for the Elderly in the Community    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course covers strategies for providing effective care for the elderly, including how it is complicated by dementia, role reversal, and guilt. Common sense strategies for caregiving that not only meet the needs of the elderly but also lessen the caregiving burden are explained. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 12-Sep 12
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC R.Chevraux           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  20210 
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GERON 220    RCFE Administrator Training    2.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 45 hours LEC
Description: This course covers state requirements to be licensed as an administrator of a residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE). Topics include philosophy, mission, and operations of a 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, Sep 11-Sep 25
FSa       08:00AM-05:40PM LEC J.Sneed              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 105  12279 
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Class meets 5 times: Sept 11, 12, 18, 19, 25
Sept 11 - Understanding Licensed Residential Care
Sept 12 - Selecting, hiring and managing staff; screening and selecting residents
Sept 18 - Screening and selecting residents; end of life care; depression in the elderly
Sept 19 - Normal Aging, common medical conditions, medications, incedental medical and dental care, exercise, nutrition, food safety
Sept 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, Sep 19-Sep 19
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  18756 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


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 22-Dec 17
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Gustafson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  20347 
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TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          10582 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 24,2015.
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          11453 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 24,2015.
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          11308 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 24,2015.
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 22-Dec 17
Th        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC K.Gustafson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  12183 
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TBA       TBA             LEC K.Gustafson           TBA TBA                 12183 Textbook
Online & In-class (hybrid)
This section meets both online and in the classroom. Instructors and students have both classroom meetings and online activities. A portion of classroom hours have been replaced by online hours. The online hours are less than 50% of the total required contact hours.

Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC K.Gustafson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  18761 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          10596 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 24, 2015.
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          10527 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 24, 2015.
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          10899 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Monday, August 24, 2015.
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 22-Dec 17
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  11717 
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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  11718 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 22-Dec 17
W         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC K.Gustafson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  10075 
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TBA       TBA             LEC K.Gustafson           TBA TBA                 10075 Textbook
First class meeting, August 26, 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: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Allen              ARC MAIN Online          11710 
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Online Orientation:    Monday, August 24, 2015.
This class meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


GERON 380    Nutrition and Aging    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course concentrates on the practical aspects of nutrition and aging. Cost-effective directions for meeting nutritional needs are included. Information regarding environmental factors implicated in the aging process is discussed. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 17-Oct 17
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC R.Marmer             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  12978 
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GERON 430    Activity Coordinator Certification    6.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 22-Dec 05
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC S.Arrigo             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  11988 
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Each module is 9 school hours. This is one course that meets in room D112 on 13 Saturdays (dates listed below), 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. 22 - Introduction to Activity Coordinator - Arrigo
Aug 29 - Interviewing and Counseling Techniques with Elderly - Chevraux
Sept. 12 - Hearing and Speech: Age Changes - McCartney
Sept. 19 - Effective Leadership Skills - Arrigo
Sept. 26 - Social & Psychological Forces of Aging - Chevraux
Oct. 3 - Dementia: Behavior and Activity - Moore
Oct. 10 - Etiology of Illness in Later Life - Reed
Oct. 17 - Documentation: State and Federal Regulations, Part 1 - Reed
Oct. 24 - Community Agencies and Resources - Arrigo
Oct. 31 - Documentation: State and Federal Regulations, Part 2 - Reed
Nov. 7 - Needs-Based Programming - Reed
Nov. 21 - Creating an Activity Program - Arrigo
Dec. 5 - 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.
CLASS IS SHARED BY FACULTY LISTED ABOVE and MEETS IN DAVIES HALL ROOM 112.


GERON 495    Independent Studies in Gerontology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
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: Other Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Ward                TBA TBA                 18766 
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GERON 498    Work Experience in Gerontology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to gerontology with a cooperating site supervisor. 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 Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. 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. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
M         04:30PM-05:20PM LAB S.Arrigo             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 219  11711 
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TBA       TBA             LAB S.Arrigo              TBA TBA                 11711 Textbook
NOTE:The use of web-based tools (i.e., Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015