Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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GERON 201    Leadership and Team Building in Long-term Care Facilities    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of the fundamentals of leadership, focusing on team building, communication, motivation, and problem solving in long-term care facilities. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 29-Sep 29

Sa08:00AM-05:40PMLECM.SchleeterARC MAIN DaviesHall 11119135Textbook

GERON 202    Professionalism and Ethics in Long-term Care    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course explores professionalism and ethical conduct for those working with seniors in long-term care facilities. Topics include ethics, morals, professional conduct, confidentiality, boundaries, and listening skills. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 15-Sep 15

Sa08:00AM-05:40PMLECM.SchleeterARC MAIN DaviesHall 11119136Textbook

GERON 203    Communication for Supervision in Long-term Care    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course explores effective communication skills for supervisors in long-term care facilities. Topics include emotions, validation of staff and residents, adaptive behavior, and staff support systems. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 22-Sep 22

Sa08:00AM-05:40PMLECM.SchleeterARC MAIN DaviesHall 11119137Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECK.GustafsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 10312669Textbook
TBATBALECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN Online 11181Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


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

Same As: PSYC 374
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4
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 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN DaviesHall 10611667Textbook
TBATBALECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN Online 10504Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN Online 10449Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


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 25-Dec 20

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECG.MachadoARC MAIN DaviesHall 10311361Textbook
F01:00PM-04:05PMLECG.MachadoARC MAIN DaviesHall 10311362Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

W12:30PM-03:35PMLECM.SchleeterARC MAIN DaviesHall 11320885Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECG.HansenARC MAIN Online 11357Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


GERON 430    Activity Leader     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 roles and responsibilities of an Activity Leader 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, Sep 04-Dec 10

TBATBALECK.GustafsonARC MAIN Online 20887Textbook
Intro to Activity Leader: 9/4/2018-9/9/2018 - Gustafson, K
Social and Psychological Forces of Aging: 9/10/2018-9/17/2018 - Schleeter, M
Cognitive Function, Related Behaviors and Activities: 9/17/2015-9/24/2018 - Schleeter, M
Hearing and Speech: 9/24/2018 -9/31/2018 - Hansen
Interviewing & Counseling Techniques: 10/1/2018-10/8/2018 - Borowiak
Effective Leadership Skills: 10/8/2018-10/15/2018 - Borowiak
Etiology of Illness in Later Life: 10/15/2018-10/22/2018 - Hansen
Documentation I: 10/22/2018-10/29/2018 - Gustafson
Documentation II: 10/29/2018-11/5/2018 - Gustafson
Needs Based Programming: 11/5/2018-11/12/2018 - Gustafson
Community Agencies and Resources: 11/12/2018-11/19/2018 - Krause, RT
Break for Thanksgiving and Veteran's Day
Creating an Activity Program: 11/26/2018-12/3/2018 - Krause, RT
Fieldwork: 12/3/2018-12/10/2018 - Gustafson


GERON 490    Aging Policy and Practice    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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. Guest speakers are featured weekly to explore various career fields in aging to share their experience and knowledge to help students define their personal areas of interest.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W05:30PM-08:35PMLECL.ReynoldsARC MAIN DaviesHall 21921026Textbook

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: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABK.Gustafson TBA TBA12405Textbook

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: November 9, 2018