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AH 3 The Person in the Life Cycle

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Prerequisite: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: E2; GAV-GE: E2, F

Interaction of social, emotional, intellectual, and physical attributes related to the development and realization of human potential across the life span.


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AH 8 General Microbiology

Units: 5     Hours: 4 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Biological Science 10 or 15 with a grade of credit or C or better.

Advisory: Chemistry 30A; eligible for English 250, English 260 and Mathematics 205.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B2, B3; ITETC: 5B; GAV-GE: B2, B3; CAN: BIO 14

An introduction to microbiology with an emphasis on bacteriology. Includes the study of morphology and physiology of microorganisms, a survey of infectious diseases, immunology and techniques for culture and control of microorganisms. This course is also listed as BIO 8.


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AH 9 Human Physiology

Units: 5     Hours: 4 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Biological Science 7 or 15 with a grade of credit or C or better or equivalent.

Advisory: Chemistry 30A; eligible for English 250 and English 260 and Mathematics 205.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B2, B3; IGETC: 5B; GAV-GE: B2, B3; CAN: BIO 12

A study of the functions of the major organs and organ systems of the human body, emphasizing control at the cellular level, integration of systems and homeostasis of the human body. This course is also listed as BIO 9.


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AH 11 Nutrition

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Prerequisite: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Advisory: Chemistry 30A and Mathematics 205.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: E2; GAV-GE: E2, F; CAN: FCS 2

This course is designed to meet the needs of the Allied Health student and the general education student alike. The major aim of this course is to help the student acquire relevant information about nutrition which they can use professionally and/or personally. The course will cover the practical aspects of normal nutrition, ways to promote sound eating habits throughout the life cycle, and physiological contribution nutrients make to body structure and function. This course is also listed as BIO 11.


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AH 15 Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology

Units: 5     Hours: 4 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: Eligible for English 250, English 260, Biological Science 10 and Mathematics 205.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B2, B3; IGETC: 5B; GAV-GE: B2, B3

An introductory study of the structure and function of the human body. Includes study at the cellular and organ system levels, emphasizing integration of systems. Note that a cadaver will be observed in this course. This course is also listed as BIO 15.


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AH 16 Intravenous Therapy/Blood Withdrawal

Units: 2     Hours: 2 Lecture

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Allied Health 64, Allied Health 44, (with a grade of C or better) or equivalent.

Transferable: CSU

Theoretical applications and clinical experience to safely administer intravenous therapy. Principles and practices in intravenous therapy. (Approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing for certification in IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal.) Approved for 36 hours of continuing education credit. (BRN #00892)


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AH 30 Standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Units: 2     Hours: 2 Lecture

Transferable: CSU; UC; GAV-GE: E2

First aid training to prepare people to meet the needs of emergencies when medical assistance is delayed. Incorporates the techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Includes information on the care of wounds, fractures, burns, poisoning, shock, as well as elementary rescue transportation. A satisfactory grade qualifies the student for a Red Cross Standard First Aid card and the Red Cross CPR card. May be repeated three times for credit.


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AH 32 Basic Cardiac Life Support

Units: 1     Hours: 1 Lecture

Transferable: CSU

Course designed to teach students skills in adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Specifically designed for health professionals. Successful completion will result in certification by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross. This is a credit/no credit course. May be repeated up to three times for credit.


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AH 43 Interactive and Mental Health Nursing

Units: 10     Hours: 5.5 Lecture, 13.5 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Admission to the RN program and California IV certification.

Transferable: CSU

The dynamics of leadership and management in nursing, including concepts of basic mental health. Progresses from basic mental health knowledge and skills to the refinements involved in psychiatric nursing practice as it relates to all age groups. Incorporates nursing concepts and nursing experiences relative to human sexuality, child abuse and cultural and ethnic diversity.


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AH 44 Compensatory Nursing Practice

Units: 10     Hours: 5.5 Lecture, 13.5 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Allied Health 43 and an active valid, unrestricted California LVN license.

Transferable: CSU

Concepts and principles of the nursing process applied to preventive, remedial, supportive, rehabilitative, and teaching aspects in meeting the health needs of the patient requiring compensatory nursing interventions. Incorporates nursing concepts and experiences with all age groups, including senior adults.


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AH 45 RN Grad Preceptorship

Units: 6     Hours: 2 Lecture, 32 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Certification of completion of RN program, interim permit, and eligible for national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN).

Transferable: CSU

This is an organized and planned course of study in which acute care staff nurse preceptors facilitate transition from graduate nurse to staff nurse. The course includes a classroom component, a clinical component and supporting activities such as evaluation meetings of the student, preceptor, and the faculty liaison. This is a credit/no credit course.


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AH 46 Graduate RN Home Health Certification

Units: 6     Hours: 2 Lecture, 32 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Eligible for national licensing exam (NCLEX-RN).

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to prepare graduate RN's and licensed RN's for entry level home health positions. Opportunities and challenges in the home care setting will be addressed through classroom and clinical experiences. Students are assigned a RN preceptor selected from a home health agency. This is a credit/no credit course.


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AH 61 Medical-Surgical Nursing

Units: 11     Hours: 6 Lecture, 15 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Admission to the LVN Program.

Transferable: CSU

Course is designed to provide a basic introduction to patient care within the role of the vocational nurse. Emphasizes principles and skills necessary for safe, effective care. Content includes introduction to health care, effective communication, client rights and needs, asepsis, personal care, safety, and gerontology. Related pharmacology is included.


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AH 62 Medical-Surgical Nursing

Units: 11     Hours: 6 Lecture, 15 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Allied Health 61 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. Equivalency determined by written and performance exams.

Transferable: CSU

Course is designed to provide both theoretical and clinical experience in the care of adult, medical-surgical clients. This course will further refine basic nursing skills and introduce more complicated nursing situations. Content includes pre-operative and post-operative care of the client with pain, cancer, and care of the client with disorders of the musculoskeletal, integumentary, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems. Related pharmacology is included.


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AH 63 Medical-Surgical/Maternal-Neonatal Nursing

Units: 11     Hours: 6 Lecture, 15 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Allied Health 61 and 62 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. Equivalency determined by written and performance exams.

Transferable: CSU

Course contains two components to provide theoretical and clinical experience in medical-surgical and maternal-neonatal nursing. Content includes care of clients with disorders of the circulatory, urinary and reproductive systems, normal pregnancy and birth, common or major complications, care of the normal newborn, and neonate with special problems. Related pharmacology is included.


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AH 64 Medical-Surgical/Pediatric Nursing

Units: 11     Hours: 6 Lecture, 15 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Successful completion of AH 61, 62, and 63 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. Equivalency determined by written and performance exams.

Transferable: CSU

Course contains two components to provide theoretical and clinical experience in medical surgical and pediatric nursing. Content includes care of clients with disorders of the endocrine and neurosensory systems, mental illness, emergency nursing and care of the child, including preventive measures and health teaching. A leadership component is included to prepare the student for the realistic work assignment of the licensed vocational nurse. Related pharmacology is included.


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AH 100 NCLEX Review-VN

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Prerequisite: Eligible for national licensing exam.

Transferable: CSU

Course is designed to prepare vocational nursing students for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-VN). Content includes nursing theory, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations of diseases, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions and nursing management. Emphasis is on assessment, planning, analysis, implementation and evaluation. This is a credit/no credit course.


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AH 101 NCLEX Review-RN

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Prerequisite: Eligible for national licensing exam.

Transferable: CSU

Course is designed to prepare registered nursing students for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Content includes nursing theory, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations of diseases, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, and nursing management. Emphasis is on assessment, planning, analysis, implementation and evaluation. This is a credit/no credit course.


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AH 110 Survey of Health Occupations/Beginning

Units: 6     Hours: 4 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU

Course provides a survey of basic health related occupations and the skills necessary to enter into such fields. Emphasis will be on ethical and legal responsibilities, medical terminology and abbreviations, the metric system, basic nutrition, therapeutic diets and an overview of anatomy and physiology of the human body. At the successful completion of this course, the student will receive a certificate of completion for Survey of Health Occupations/Beginning.


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AH 111 Survey of Health Occupations/Advanced

Units: 6     Hours: 4 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Allied Health 110 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. Equivalency determined by written and performance exams.

Transferable: CSU

Course provides advanced theory and skills necessary to enter health related occupations. Emphasis will be on learning to take temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure, medical asepsis, isolation technique, body mechanics, first aid, fire safety, patient charting, psychological changes in ill clients, job finding skills and cardiopulmonary resuscitation of the adult, infant, and child. At the completion of this course students will receive an American Red Cross CPR card and a certificate of completion for Survey of Health Occupations/Advanced.


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AH 112 Nursing Care in Emergencies

Units: 2     Hours: 2 Lecture

Prerequisite: Must have completed prerequisites for licensure as a vocational nurse or registered nurse.

Transferable: CSU

A course covering nursing roles in common emergency situations. Includes legal aspects of emergency care for nurses. Nursing roles in triage, emergency department management, patient care, and follow-up care is emphasized. Approved for 36 hours of the continuing education credit (BRN Provider #00892).


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AH 114 Patient Assessment

Units: 2     Hours: 2 Lecture

Prerequisite: Must have completed prerequisites for licensure as a vocational nurse or registered nurse.

Transferable: CSU

Identification of the components and skills associated with the assessment process. Supervised practice in physical and emotional assessment of the adult, interpretation and documentation of findings. Approved for 36 hours of continuing education credit (BRN Provider #00892).


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AH 115 Chemical Dependency

Units: 1     Hours: 1 Lecture

Prerequisite: Must have completed prerequisites for licensure as a vocational nurse or registered nurse.

Transferable: CSU

This course enables students to gain a perspective of chemical dependency, as well as an in-depth understanding of the current trends in usage and abuse. This course will focus on attitudinal aspects, definition of the concepts and emotional issues which are the hallmarks of dependency. Approved for 18 hours of continuing education credit (BRN Provider #00892).


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AH 116 Coronary Care Nursing

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Prerequisite: Must have completed prerequisites for licensure as a vocational nurse or registered nurse.

Transferable: CSU

A fundamental course in the care of clients with cardiac disease. This will include cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiac pathophysiology, medical and nursing management, interpretation of cardiac rhythm strips, and pharmacology of commonly used drugs in the treatment of these clients. Approved by the BRN for 54 hours of continuing education credit (BRN Provider #00892).


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AH 120 Special Topics in Nursing

Units: 2     Hours: 2 Lecture

Prerequisite: Eligible for licensure.

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed for the nurse who wants to thrive professionally. Topics include assertiveness skills, goal-setting, decision-making, goal attainment. Focus is on planning individual career strategies that lead to success. Approved for 36 hours of continuing education credit (BRN Provider #00892). May be repeated for credit. (This is a credit/no credit course.)


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AH 121 Special Topics-CNA

Units: .5     Hours: 3 Lecture

Transferable: CSU

Course is designed to meet education requirements of Department of Health Services for recertification of nursing assistants. See current schedule for current offerings. May be repeated for credit with different topics. This is a credit/no credit course.


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AH 130 Internet and Consumer Health

Units: 1     Hours: 1 Lecture

Transferable: CSU

This course is designed to give the lay person the ability to find and evaluate information from medical literature from the perspective of the client. We will examine websites from the Internet verifying currency and reliability, as well as professional journal literature and reference sources. This course is also listed as LIB 130.


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AH 140 Information competency for Health Professionals

Units: 1     Hours: 1 Lecture

Transferable: CSU

A beginning course on how to find reliable, current health-related information, using the Internet and other electronic resources. Approved for 18 hours of continuing education credit (BRN Provider #00892.) This course is also listed as LIB 140.


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AH 141 Advanced Search Techniques for Health Care Professionals

Units: 1     Hours: 1 Lecture

Advisory: LIB/AH 140, LIB/AH 130, or basic Internet search skills.

Transferable: CSU

Course is designed for health care professionals and includes an in-depth examination of the Medline data base and other online medical sources and examination of related controversies and ethical issues. This course is also listed as LIB 141.


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AH 150 Emergency Medical Care

Units: 6     Hours: 5 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Standard First Aid and CPR.

Transferable: CSU

A course in pre-hospital emergency medical care for non-licensed personnel. Specifically designed to enable ambulance, fire and recreation personnel to provide on-the-scene emergency medical care and transportation to the sick and injured patient.


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AH 170 Basic Clinical Medical Assisting

Units: 6     Hours: 4 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Eligible for English 250, English 260 and Mathematics 205.

Transferable: CSU

Course provides a basic introduction to clinical medical assisting. Emphasizes principles, understanding of skills necessary to perform basic clinical medical assisting procedures safely and effectively.


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AH 171 Advanced Clinical Medical Assisting

Units: 6     Hours: 4 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Prerequisite: AH 170 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. Equivalency determined by written and performance exams.

Transferable: CSU

Course provides instruction and clinical experience in advanced concepts of clinical medical assisting including specialty procedures and treatments.


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AH 180 Fundamentals of Nursing-Convalescent

Units: 8     Hours: 6 Lecture, 7 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. Clearance from the Department of Health Services (Form HS283), fingerprint card, and health clearance required prior to clinical placement.

Transferable: CSU

A course to provide a basic introduction to patient care in the convalescent setting. Emphasizes principles, understanding and skills necessary to perform basic nursing procedures safely and effectively. Includes introduction to health care, planning, safety, infection control, personal care, basic procedures, rehabilitation, nutrition and clients' rights and needs. At the completion of this course students will qualify for state certification as a nursing assistant.


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AH 181 Fundamentals of Nursing-Acute

Units: 8     Hours: 5 Lecture, 9 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Allied Health 180 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. Equivalency determined by written and performance exams. Also eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU

A course to provide a basic introduction to patient care in the acute care setting. Emphasizes principles, understanding and skills necessary to perform basic nursing procedures safely and effectively. Includes care of the uncomplicated medical-surgical patient, first aid and CPR. At the completion of this course students will qualify for CPR certification.


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AH 182 Home Health Care

Units: 2     Hours: 1.5 Lecture, 1.5 Laboratory

Prerequisite: California CNA certification or concurrent enrollment in AH 180 or equivalent. Equivalency determined by written and performance exams. Also, eligible for English 250 and English 260. Clearance from the Department of Health Services (Form HS283), fingerprint card, and health clearance required prior to clinical placement.

Transferable: CSU

Course is designed to prepare students to provide basic health care in the home. Includes interpretation of medical/social needs, personal care services, cleaning tasks, nutrition, and the scope of limitations of a home health aide. All students who achieve a grade of "C" or better will be eligible for a Home Health Aide certificate from the State of California.


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AH 185 Basic Dental Assisting

Units: 6     Hours: 4 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Transferable: CSU

A course to provide basic introduction to dental assisting. Emphasizes principles, understanding and skills necessary to perform basic dental assisting procedures safely and effectively. Completion of this course qualifies the student for certificate of completion in Basic Dental Assisting.


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AH 186 Advanced Dental Assisting

Units: 6     Hours: 4 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Advisory: Allied Health 185 or equivalent. Equivalency determined by written and performance exams.

Transferable: CSU

Advanced concepts of dental assisting including dental radiography, operative dentistry, specialty procedures, and office administration. Completion of this course qualifies the student for certificate of completion in Advanced Dental Assisting. Units in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/ or certain certificate requirements.


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AH 190 Occupational Work Experience/Allied Health

Units: 1-4     Hours: 20 Laboratory

Required: Declared vocational major. Concurrent enrollment in seven or more units (including CWE units, except for summer school. For summer school, enrollment in one other class is required). Minimum 2.00 G.P.A.

Transferable: CSU

College credit for learning experience obtained on the job in accordance with a training plan developed cooperatively between the employer, college and student. 75 hours per semester per unit or 60 hours per semester for unpaid experience. This is a credit/no credit course. May be taken for a maximum of 16 work experience units.


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AH 191A Workplace Skills

Units: 1     Hours: 1 Lecture

Transferable: CSU

Workplace Skills teaches skills vital to workplace success. The topic for 191A is Interpersonal Communication. Need not be taken in sequence. This is a credit/no credit course.


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AH 191B Workplace Skills

Units: 1     Hours: 1 Lecture

Transferable: CSU

Workplace Skills teaches skills vital to workplace success. The topic for 191B is Team Building. Need not be taken in sequence. This is a credit/no credit course.


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AH 191C Workplace Skills

Units: 1     Hours: 1 Lecture

Transferable: CSU

Workplace Skills teaches skills vital to workplace success. The topic for 191C is Problem-Solving. Need not be taken in sequence. This is a credit/no credit course.