Fall 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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HSER 300    Introduction to Human Services    3 Units

Prerequisite: 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; 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. An off-campus site visit is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  20264 
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TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC L.Bertaccini         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  10102 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC R.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  10103 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 22-Dec 17
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  10104 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

W         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC L.Bertaccini         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  10105 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


HSER 330    Issues of Diverse Populations    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 365
Prerequisite: 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; 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 diverse populations by race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical/cognitive/emotional/developmental ability, and age. It also explores the cognitive and emotional aspects of prejudice as it relates to institutional and individual discrimination. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 365.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Hokerson           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  11641 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC L.Hokerson           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  11640 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


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 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN Raef 160        10106 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.McCord             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  10107 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


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

Same As: PSYC 401
Prerequisite: ENGWR 102 or ESLW 320 and 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 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 22-Dec 17
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.McCormick          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  10108 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


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
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; AND ESLL 310 or ESLL 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
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 22-Dec 17
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC L.Bertaccini         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  10110 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


HSER 362    Practices in Human Services    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: HSER 365 and 498
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 to prepare students for field experience. Techniques applying concepts, values, and skills acquired in other core courses to the process of helping others are covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  10515 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.
Orientation is required prior to enrollment for this course, please contact the Behavioral and Social Science Department for information about this orientation


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 22-Dec 17
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  10111 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


HSER 498    Work Experience in Human Services    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 with a cooperating site supervisor. 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 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         03:00PM-03:50PM LAB R.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  11853 
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TBA       TBA             LAB R.Lewis               TBA TBA                 11853 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: 5.6 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, Aug 22-Dec 17
Learning Resource Cntr - Tutoring
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 10878 
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Beacon
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 11195 Textbook

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: July 2, 2015