Spring 2018 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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECG.MachadoARC MAIN DaviesHall 10313323Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECG.MachadoARC MAIN DaviesHall 10310082Textbook
T06:00PM-09:05PMLECR.LewisARC MAIN DaviesHall 20820211Textbook
M06:00PM-09:15PMLECR.LewisARC MAIN DaviesHall 20410083Textbook

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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECG.MachadoARC MAIN DaviesHall 10310084Textbook
MW05:00PM-06:20PMLECG.MachadoARC MAIN DaviesHall 10310085Textbook

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, Jan 13-May 16

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECL.HokersonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20410086Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECL.HokersonARC MAIN DaviesHall 11110087Textbook

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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECB.ShraggeARC MAIN DaviesHall 11310088Textbook
W06:00PM-09:05PMLECK.McCordARC MAIN DaviesHall 20410089Textbook

HSER 342    Alcoholism: Intervention, Treatment & Recovery    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 402
Prerequisite: HSER 341 or PSYC 401 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study and evaluation of techniques used in the treatment of chemical dependency. Topics include intervention, individual and group counseling, detoxification, twelve-step program, therapeutic communities, and aftercare programs. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 402.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECD.ConstanteARC MAIN DaviesHall 10310090Textbook

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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECG.MachadoARC MAIN DaviesHall 10310091Textbook

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, Jan 13-May 16

M05:30PM-08:45PMLECL.BertacciniARC MAIN DaviesHall 11211370Textbook
Orientation is required prior to enrollment for this course, please contact the Behavioral and Social Science Department (484-8427) 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, Jan 13-May 16

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECG.MachadoARC MAIN DaviesHall 10310092Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.
Orientation is required prior to enrollment for this course, please contact the Behavioral and Social Science Department (484-8427) for information about this orientation


HSER 495    Independent Studies in Human Services    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 13-May 16

TBATBALABG.Machado TBA TBA12506Textbook

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, Jan 13-May 16

M04:30PM-05:20PMLABR.LewisARC MAIN DaviesHall 11211374Textbook
TBATBALABR.Lewis TBA TBA11374Textbook

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, Jan 13-May 16
Learning Resource Cntr - Tutoring

TBATBALABTBA TBA TBA10620Textbook
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TBATBALABTBA TBA TBA10823Textbook

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 15, 2017