Spring 2019 Class Schedule (ARC)



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HLACT 302    Fundamentals of Lactation Consultant Assisting    2.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed for community workers responsible for promoting and protecting breastfeeding and charged with providing basic assessment, support, and appropriate referral for breastfeeding mothers in the community. It is also an introductory course in human lactation for students entering or preparing for professions in nursing, nutrition, health education, or early childhood development as well as for practicing professionals in these fields. This course provides an overview of factors impacting breastfeeding rates, explores health effects and current recommendations, discusses the anatomy and physiology of lactation, and considers the role of the lactation consultant assistant in facilitating breastfeeding. It covers counseling skills, cultural awareness, and community resources for promoting, protecting, and supporting breastfeeding. This course is formerly known as NURSE 390.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 19-Mar 18

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HLACT 311    Human Lactation for Lactation Counselors & Educators     2.5 Units

Prerequisite: HLACT 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: HLACT 301 or NURSE 391; AND HLACT 321.
Advisory: ECE 312, PSYC 300, PSYC 372, or SPEECH 361
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 42 hours LEC ; 9 hours LAB
Description: This course prepares healthcare professionals, or other interested individuals who work with mothers and children, to provide evidence-based support to families, focusing on the normal processes of human lactation, the principles of adult education, and the art of counseling. It enables participants to provide accurate and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation from birth through the process of weaning to improve breastfeeding outcomes.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 19-May 16

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Lab dates for this class are as follows: 3/26, 4/9, 4/30, 5/14.


HLACT 321    Interpreting Baby Behavior    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides expertise in cutting-edge, evidence-based messages about babies' cues, crying, and sleep patterns and how to teach these to new parents. Parents with inaccurate expectations about infant behavior are less able to interact effectively with their infants. Infant crying and waking are common reasons for using supplemental formula or discontinuing breastfeeding. Helping parents better understand their infant's behavior supports new mothers in providing appropriate interactions and responsiveness to their infant's needs while meeting their breastfeeding goals, preventing overfeeding and the risk of obesity. This expertise is essential for lactation support professionals as well as for those in the child development and early childhood education professions.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 28-Apr 03

T04:00PM-05:20PMLECK.FoxARC MAIN HeEd 71612614Textbook

Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2018