Spring 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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GERON 207    Elder Abuse    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of elder abuse. It focuses on occurrence, prevention strategies, and resources to prevent elder abuse. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 11-Apr 11
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  13647 
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GERON 208    Stress Management: New Approaches    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course examines stress from a communication perspective, focusing specifically on caregivers. The concept of high-risk messages is introduced focusing on how stress reactions affect behavior and morale in residential care facilities and other systems of care for the elderly. Emphasis is on how a message is translated and how this translation affects stress, overload, and spill-over effects. Stress management skills are demonstrated. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 25-Apr 25
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC J.Allen              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  14157 
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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, May 02-May 02
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC D.Schultz            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12863 
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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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Ward               ARC MAIN Online          11396 
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Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This class 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          12037 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This class 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          12148 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 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 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, Jan 17-May 20
W         10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  13159 
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TBA       TBA             LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN Online          13159 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom and students are required to participate in both venues.
1.6 hrs per week online required.

Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  10958 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          11406 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This class 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          11353 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This class 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          11685 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 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 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 17-May 20
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC D.Senna              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  10956 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Blackboard, etc) is required in this section.

MW        05:00PM-06:20PM LEC L.Bertaccini         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  10957 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, Jan 24-Feb 28
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC R.Chevraux           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12346 
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Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC R.Chevraux           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12346 Textbook
Class meets January 24 & 31, February 7, 21 and 28. No class February 14th.
Introduction to Social Services Designee
Sat. (Jan 24) 8:00am-5:40pm ARC Rm D111    Chevraux
Family and Patient Adjustment to LTC    
Sat. (Jan 31) 8:00am-5:40pm ARC Rm D111    Chevraux
Alzheimer's and Related Dementia
Sat. (Feb 7) 8:00am-5:40pm ARC Rm D111    Chevraux
Documentation - Part 1: Social Services Designee
Sat. (Feb 21) 8:00am-5:40pm ARC Rm D111    Chevraux
Documentation - Part 2: Social Services Designee
Sat. (Feb 28) 8:00am-5:40pm ARC Rm D111    Chevraux


GERON 311    Social Services Designee: Legal Issues and End-of-Life Decisions    1 Unit

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.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course covers legal issues involved with long-term care. The focus is on probate, conservatorships, wills, trusts, power of attorney for financial management, and the California Advanced Health Care Directives, and right-to-die issues.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 07-Mar 14
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC G.Yount              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12347 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

Essential Future Planning for Legal and Financial LTC
Sat. (Mar 7)    8:00am-5:50pm ARC Rm D111    Yount        
Conservatorship and Right to Die Issues
Sat. (Mar 14)    8:00am-5:50pm ARC Rm D111    Yount


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, Mar 21-Mar 28
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC R.Chevraux           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  12755 
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Fieldwork: Social Services Designee
Sat. (Mar 21 & Mar 28)    8:00am-5:40pm ARC Rm D111    Chevraux


GERON 334    Reminiscence Therapy    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 379
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 and techniques of reminiscence therapy and provides experience in planning, facilitating, and evaluating reminiscence groups with the elderly in an institutional setting. After the first class session, this course is held off campus in a long-term care setting. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 379.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC S.Ward               Off Campus Hospital      12161 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.
First class meeting, January 21st, will be held in D114; subsequent class meetings will be held at an off-campus institutional setting.


GERON 340    Nutrition for Healthy Aging    3 Units

Same As: NUTRI 324
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRW 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116, or ESLR 320, ESLL 320, and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the nutrition of older adults. Topics include the effects of nutrition on health and well-being and the physiologic changes in aging. Some additional topics include the effects of smell and taste on nutritional status, age-related changes in the gastrointestinal tract, risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and cancer and nutrition. This course is not open to students who have completed NUTRI 324.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Schirmer           ARC MAIN Online          13477 
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Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 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 362    Biology of Aging    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of the biology of aging and health of the older adult. It focuses on chronic and acute illnesses, normal aging changes, sexuality, nutrition, and strategies for good health. Credit/No Credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, May 09-May 09
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC R.Chevraux           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  13422 
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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, Jan 20-May 12
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Gustafson          ARC MAIN Online          12387 
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TBA       TBA             LEC A.Krause             ARC MAIN Online          12387 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Reed               ARC MAIN Online          12387 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Moore              ARC MAIN Online          12387 Textbook
This class meets entirely online. Please see the list of 13 classes below for class dates and instructors.
To register on-line: www.arc.losrios.edu (click on Application, then Enrollment Instructions) or go to eSERVICES 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: 1/20/15-1/26/15 Gustafson,K.
Interviewing and Counseling Techniques with Elderly: 1/27/15-2/2/15 Reed, L.
Hearing and Speech: Age Changes: 2/3/15-2/09/15 Reed, L.
Social and Psychological Forces of Aging: 2/17/15-2/23/15 Reed, L.
Effective Leadership Skills: 2/24/15-3/2/15 Gustafson, K.
Dementia: Behavior and Activity: 3/3/15-3/9/15 Moore, C.
Etiology of Illness in Later Life: 3/10/15-3/16/15 Reed
Community Agencies and Resources: 3/17/15-3/23/15 Krause
Documentation: State and Federal Regulations, Part 1: 4/7/15-4/13/15 Moore, C.
Documentation: State and Federal Regulations, Part 2: 4/14/15-4/20/15 Moore, C.
Needs Based Programming: 4/21/15-4/27/15 Reed
Creating an Activity Program: 4/28/15-5/4/15 Krause
Directed Fieldwork Experience: 5/5/15-5/11/15 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. It also explores different career fields in aging to assist students in defining their personal areas of interest.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC G.Hansen             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  12675 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Blackboard, etc) is required in this section.


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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Gillogly            TBA TBA                 14539 
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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, Jan 17-May 20
M         04:30PM-05:20PM LAB K.Gustafson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  13457 
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TBA       TBA             LAB K.Gustafson           TBA TBA                 13457 Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015