Spring 2012 Class Schedule (ARC)



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GERON 280    Home Adaptations for Safety and Independence    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course explores adaptations to the home environment to promote safety and independence for those with disabilities. Topics include assessment, durable equipment, home modifications and resources. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 17-Apr 23
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Schultz            ARC MAIN Online          13293 
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NOTE: This class meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


GERON 300    Sociology of Aging    3 Units

Same As: SOC 335
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 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, social class/cultural differences. Not open to students who have completed SOC 335.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          10655 
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Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 17    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          11643 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 17    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          11816 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 17    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 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); 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. Not open to students who have completed PSYC 374.

Schedule: Eight Week 2nd - Alt. Dates, Mar 17-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Abbott-Enz         Off Campus Online ONLINE 13048 
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This course is part of ACE (Accelerated College Education) program for working adults. Spaces for non-ACE students are limited and will not be known until 2 weeks prior to the class start. Please email the instructor at that time to see if spots are available. Mandatory Online Orientation For further information, visit the ACE website at www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call (916) 563-3281.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  10095 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          10671 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 17    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          10597 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 17    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          11090 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 17    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

W         10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  20442 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN Online          20442 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. 1.6 hrs per week online required. For further 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, Jan 14-May 16
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  10093 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Blackboard, etc) is required in this section.

W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Bertaccini         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  10094 Textbook


GERON 310    Social Service Designee: Role and Responsibility    2.5 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: 45 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the role of the Social Services Designee in long-term care. The focus is on family, patient adjustment, and dementia. It also covers documentation for the Social Services Designee working in long-term care.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 25-Mar 24
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC R.Chevraux           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12079 
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GERON 311    Social Services Designee: Legal Issues and End-of-Life Decisions    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103, and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320, ESLW 320 or placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course covers legal issues involved with long-term care. The focus is on probate, wills, trusts, power of attorney, conservatorship, consent, and right-to-die issues.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 31-Apr 14
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC G.Yount              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12080 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


GERON 312    Social Services Designee: Fieldwork    1 Unit

Prerequisite: GERON 310 and 311 with grades of "C" or better
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: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an opportunity to explore the social services designee role in a long-term care facility and to apply knowledge gained to long-term care experience in the area of social services.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 28-May 05
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC R.Chevraux           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12803 
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GERON 334    Reminiscence Therapy    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 379
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)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the basic theory and techniques of reminiscence therapy and provides experience in planning, facilitating, and evaluating reminiscence groups with the elderly in an institutional setting. Off-campus supervision by an activity professional in a long-term care setting is required for internet modality. It is not open to students who have completed PSYC 379.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11832 
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W         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC S.Ward                TBA TBA                 11832 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.
First class meeting, January 18, will be held in Tech Ed 326; subsequent class meeting will be held at an off-campus institutional setting.


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, Jan 17-May 14
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Abbott-Enz         ARC MAIN Online          12136 
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TBA       TBA             LEC R.Chevraux           ARC MAIN Online          12136 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Online          12136 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Reed               ARC MAIN Online          12136 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Krause             ARC MAIN Online          12136 Textbook
This class meets entirely online.Please see the list of 13 classes below for class dates and instructors. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

To register on-line: www.arc.losrios.edu (click on ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION, then on NEW STUDENT, then APPLY) or go to E SERVICES on campus
The Activity Coordinator Program fulfills minimum State requirement for Leadership Activity Program in "Skilled Nursing Facilities" Title 22, Division 5, Chapter 3, Section 72385(B)3.
    
Introduction to Activity Coordinator: 1/17/12-1/23/12    Abbott-Enz
Interviewing and Counseling Techniques with Elderly: 1/24/12-1/30/12     Chevraux
Hearing and Speech: Age Changes: 1/31/12-2/6/12    Chevraux
Social and Psychological Forces of Aging: 2/7/12-2/13/12     Chevraux
Effective Leadership Skills: 2/21/12-2/27/12    Abbott-Enz
Dementia: Behavior and Activity: 2/28/12-3/5/12     Moore
Etiology of Illness in Later Life: 3/6/12-3/12/12    Reed
Community Agencies and Resources: 3/13/12-3/19/12    Krause
Needs Based Programming: 3/20/12-3/26/12    Reed
Documentation: State and Federal Regulations, Part 1: 4/10/12-4/16/12    Abbott-Ez
Documentation: State and Federal Regulations, Part 2: 4/1712-4/23/12    Abbott-Enz
Creating an Activity Program: 4/24/12-4/30/12    Krause
Directed Fieldwork Experience: 5/8/12-5/14/12    Abbott-Enz


GERON 490    Aging Policy and Practice    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GERON 302 and WEXP 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, Jan 14-May 16
M         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC B.Gillogly           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  12608 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Blackboard, etc) is required in this section.


GERON 1008    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. Credit/No credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 11-Feb 11
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC R.Marmer             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  19411 
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GERON 1009    Dementia: Behavior Management    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the many facets of behavior management as they apply to those diagnosed with a form of dementia. Topics include defining the problem, determining whose problem it is, problem solving principles, environmental triggers, caregiver response, and techniques for specific problem behaviors. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 04-Feb 04
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  12967 
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GERON 1053    Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease. Topics include types of dementia, patient care, environmental issues, and strategies for understanding and responding to associated behaviors. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 28-Jan 28
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC R.Marmer             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  19412 
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Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012