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List of Degrees                                                                                         List of Certificates
                                                                                                                                                                          10
                                                                                                        Accounting ......................................................................56
Accounting ......................................................................56                     Architectural Design and Drawing Technician .........59
Administration of Justice ..............................................57                              Automotive Collision Repair and Painting ................61
Architecture.....................................................................58                     Automotive Technology ................................................62
                                                                                                              • Alternative Energy Technology ...............................................63
Architectural Design and Drawing .............................59
                                                                                                              • Brake Service .............................................................................62
Art ................................................................................60                        • Bosch Automotive Electrical, Fuel
      • Commercial Art.........................................................................60                  & Safety Systems .......................................................................... 63
Automotive Collision Repair and Painting ................61                                                   • Engine Repair ............................................................................63
Automotive Technology ................................................62                                      • Transmission Service ................................................................63
                                                                                                              • Automotive Appendix ....................................................115-116
Business Administration ...............................................64
                                                                                                        Business
Business
                                                                                                              •   International Business ..............................................................64
      • Management/Supervision ......................................................65                       •   Management/Supervision ......................................................65
      • Small Business/Entrepreneuralism .....................................101                             •   Retail Management...................................................................64
Chicano Studies ..............................................................66                              •   Small Business/Entreprenuralism .......................................101
Child Development........................................................67                             Child Development........................................................68
Civil Design Technology ...............................................70                                     • Pre-School Teacher.....................................................................69
Computer Information Technology                                                                         Civil Design Technology ...............................................70
                                                                                                              • Civil Design & Drawing ...........................................................71
      • Computer Systems (Option) ...................................................72
                                                                                                              • Surveying, Mapping & Drawing .............................................71
      • Microcomputer Specialist (Option) .......................................73                     Computer Information Technology
Corrections ......................................................................74                          • Computer Systems (Option) ...................................................72
Drug Studies ...................................................................75                            • Microcomputer Specialist (Option) ........................................73
Electronics Technology ..................................................76                             Drug Studies ...................................................................75
Engineering Design & Drafting ...................................77                                     Electronics Technology ..................................................76
Environmental Technology ...........................................78                                  Emergency Medical Technician....................................76
Fire Technology ........................................................ 80-81                          Engineering Design Drafting Technician....................77
                                                                                                        Environmental Technology ...........................................79
General Studies
                                                                                                        Fire Technology ..............................................................81
      • Emphasis in Arts and Human Expression .............................84
                                                                                                        Fitness Specialist.............................................................82
      • Emphasis in Science and Mathematics ...................................83                       Forensic Identification ...................................................82
      • Emphasis in Social Behavior and                                                                 Geographic Information Systems ................................87
         Self Development ....................................................................86              • Focus Area Facilities Management.........................................87
      • Emphasis in Social Science .......................................................85                  • Focus Area Crime Analysis and Mapping ............................87
Mass Communications/                                                                                          • Focus Area Environmental Technology.................................87
      • Mass Media Specialization ......................................................89              Human Services..............................................................88
                                                                                                        Logistics ...........................................................................88
      • Multi-Media Computer Animation
                                                                                                        Mass Communications
        Specialization ............................................................................90
                                                                                                              • Mass Media Specialization ......................................................89
      • Print Media Specialization ......................................................91                   • Multi-Media Computer
      • Television Specialization..........................................................92                     Animation Specialization ....................................................90
Music ................................................................................93                      • Print Media Specialization ......................................................91
Nursing ...................................................................... 94-99                          • Television Specialization..........................................................92
      • Associate Degree Nursing ..................................................95, 97               Nursing ...................................................................... 94-99
                                                                                                              • Vocational Nursing ....................................................................99
      • Vocational Nursing ........................................................96, 98, 99
                                                                                                              • Home Health Aide.....................................................................94
      • Nursing Appendix ........................................................... 104-114                  • Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification
Photography .................................................................100                                 Training Course ........................................................................94
Theatre Arts...................................................................102                            • Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care .....................................94
Welding Technology ....................................................102                                    • Nursing Appendix ........................................................... 104-114
Wildland Fire Technology ...........................................103                                 Police Academy (PAC) ................................................100
                                                                                                        Welding ..........................................................................102
                                                                                                        Wildland Fire Technology ...........................................103

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ACCOUNTING                              BUSINESS DIVISION

         ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                   CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

The Associate of Science Degree in accounting                 The Certificate curriculum in accounting prepares
program prepares students for employment                      students for employment and advancement
and advancement opportunities in business and                 opportunities in business and industry such as
industry such as financial institutions, hospitals,           financial institutions, hospitals, manufacturing
manufacturing and construction companies,                     and construction companies, wholesale and retail
wholesale and retail companies, transportation,               companies, transportation, utilities, educational
utilities, educational institutions, all level                institutions, all level of government and the
of government and the military. Entry-level                   military. Entry-level employment opportunities
employment opportunities include positions in                 include positions in general bookkeeping,
general bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable,             accounts receivable/payable, payroll, income tax
payroll, income tax preparation, cost accounting              preparation, cost accounting and auditing.
and auditing.
                                                              Accounting Majors intending to obtain a bachelor’s
Accounting Majors intending to obtain a bachelor’s            degree in Accounting should refer to the Business
degree in Accounting should refer to the Business             Administration transfer curriculum.
Administration transfer curriculum.
                                                              To earn the Certificate of Achievement in
To earn the Associate of Science Degree in                    Accounting, students must complete, with a grade
Accounting, students must complete the                        of “C” or better, the following courses:
graduation requirements of the College along with
the following courses, with a grade of “C” or better:         Required Courses:                                   Units
                                                              ACCT 101    Financial Accounting ..................4
Required Courses:                                     Units   ACCT 111    Financial Accounting Lab ..........1
ACCT 101     Financial Accounting ................. 4         ACCT 113    Excel for Financial Accounting .1
ACCT 111     Financial Accounting Lab ......... 1             ACCT 102    *Managerial Accounting ............4
ACCT 113     Excel for Financial Accounting.1                 ACCT 112    Managerial Accounting Lab ......1
ACCT 102     *Managerial Accounting ........... 4             ACCT 114    Excel for Managerial
ACCT 112     Managerial Accounting Lab..... 1                                Accounting ..............................1
ACCT 114     Excel for Managerial                             ACCT 092    Introduction to Cost
                Accounting.............................. 1                   Accounting ..............................3
ACCT 092     Introduction to Cost                             ACCT 093    Income Tax Accounting..............3
                Accounting.............................. 3    ACCT 094    Computerized Accounting ........3
ACCT 093     Income Tax Accounting............. 3             BUSL 110    Business Law................................3
ACCT 094     Computerized Accounting ....... 3                MGMT 108 *Business Communications .......3
BUSL 110     Business Law ............................... 3   MGMT 101 Introduction to Business ............3
MGMT 108     *Business Communications...... 3                                                                        30
                                                              *Prerequisite
MGMT 101     Introduction to Business ........... 3
                                                         30
*Prerequisite




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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
                                                                          PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION
  Administration of Justice                                      ASSOCIATE OF ARTS
              (Open to all students)                                     OR
Students desiring careers in law enforcement may             ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
elect a program from Administration of Justice.
This program is designed to be transferable or job   To acquire either the Associate of Arts Degree or the
oriented, depending on student need.                 Associate of Science Degree in Administration of
                                                     Justice, it is necessary to complete the graduation
Students seeking careers in corrections, probation   requirements of the College along with the
and parole should specialize in the corrections      following:
option. Some of these areas require a four year
degree.                                              Required Courses:                                       Units
                                                     AJ 101     Introduction to Administration
Students seeking employment with a local,                          of Justice ...................................3
state or federal law enforcement agency should       AJ 102     Criminal Procedures ...................3
specialize in Administration of Justice. Every       AJ 104     Legal Aspects of Evidence ..........3
student should seek counseling with the assigned     AJ 105     Community Relations/
member of the Counseling staff in order to develop                 Multicultural Issues
a comprehensive course of study within his/her                     within Public Service..............3
career choice.                                       AJ 106     Criminal Law I .............................3
                                                     AJ 107     Criminal Law II ............................3
It is highly recommended that the Administration                                                                18
of Justice student take Introduction to
Administration of Justice before advancing to the    Plus 6 Units for AA degree or 9 Units for AS
next courses. This provides a foundation of basic    degree selected from the following courses:
understanding of the Criminal Justice System. The
student is now prepared for a study of courses in    GIS 281     Crime Mapping and Analysis
the Administration of Justice.                                   Program.........................................3
                                                     AJ Administration of Justice Courses
                                                                   (Subject Titles & Units will vary)
                                                     CORR Corrections Courses
                                                                   (Subject Titles & Units will vary)
                                                     PAC Police Academy Courses
                                                                   (Subject Titles & Units will vary)




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ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
         ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

This program leads to the Associate of Science
Degree in Architecture for university transfer to
Architecture, advanced Tech Prep placement,
employment in architectural firms, design,
architectural engineering and construction related
industries, public works, utilities and Architectural
CAD/Drafting related industries. By completion
of specific General Education courses, this
program fulfills many of the requirements and
foundation courses for transfer to Baccalaureate
Architectural related majors but does not fulfill all
transfer requirements for specific Baccalaureate
degree programs. (See admission requirements of
individual colleges and universities and transfer
requirements for specific majors.)

To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in
Architecture, it is necessary to complete the
graduation requirements of the College, along with
the following:
Required Courses:                                         Units
DRAF 101         Introduction to Technical
                    Drawing & Graphics...........3
DRAF 105         Architectural & Technical
                    Freehand Sketching ............2
DRAF 122         Engineering Design Graphics 4
DRAF 150         AutoCAD for Basic CADD
                    Applications .........................4
ARCH 115         Introduction to Residential
                    Architecture: Drawing &
                    Design .................................. 4
ARCH 125         *Residential Architecture &
                    Detailing ...............................4
ARCH 215         *Architectural Perspective &
                 Rendering ..................................4
ARCH 225         *Commercial Wood &
                    Masonry Design
                    & Construction ....................4
ARCH 235         *Architectural Design Studio .4
ARCH 260         *Advanced CAD for
                    Architectural Applications..4
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NOTE: Courses are not necessarily listed in order of
enrollment, see prerequisites.

* Prerequisite




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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & DRAWING
                                                                                     TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
         ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                    CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
The major of Architectural Design and Drawing
curriculum leads to the Associate of Science                   Technician
Degree for employment in architectural firms,                  This Certificate is designed for construction,
construction, public works utility companies and               housing and architectural related careers and leads
related industries. This program is not designed               to employment in architectural design applications,
to fulfill requirements for transfer to a university           contractors offices, building departments,
in Architecture. (See Associate of Science Degree              utilities and building related drafting and CAD
in Architecture) For Baccalaureate or advanced                 applications.
degrees, see admission and transfer requirements
for individual colleges and universities.                      To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in
                                                               Architectural Design and Drawing, it is necessary
To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in                  to complete the following:
Architectural Design and Drawing, it is necessary
to complete the graduation requirements of the                 Required Courses                                      Units
College, along with the following:                             ARCH 095     Print Reading for
                                                                                Construction ........................2
Required Courses                                       Units   DRAF 101     Introduction to Technical
ARCH 095     Print Reading for                                                  Drawing & Graphics...........3
                 Construction ........................2        DRAF 105     Architectural & Technical
DRAF 101     Introduction to Technical                                          Freehand Sketching ............2
                 Drawing & Graphics...........3                DRAF 122     Engineering Design Graphics 4
DRAF 105     Architectural & Technical                         DRAF 150     AutoCAD for Basic CADD
                 Freehand Sketching ............2                               Applications .........................4
DRAF 122     Engineering Design Graphics 4                     DRAF 200     *Intermediate AutoCAD for
DRAF 150     AutoCAD for Basic CADD                                         Drawing & Production ............3
                 Applications .........................4       ARCH 115     Introduction to Residential
DRAF 170     MicroStation for Basic CADD                                        Architecture: Drawing
                 Applications .........................4                        & Design ................................4
DRAF 200     *Intermediate AutoCAD for                         ARCH 125     *Residential Architecture
                 Design & Production ..........3                                & Detailing ...........................4
ARCH 115     Introduction to Residential                       ARCH 225     *Commercial Wood & Masonry
                 Architecture: Drawing &                                        Design & Construction .......4
                 Design ...................................4                                                            30
ARCH 125     *Residential Architecture
                 & Detailing ...........................4      NOTE: Courses are not necessarily listed in order of
ARCH 215     *Architectural Perspective &                      enrollment, see prerequisites.
                 Rendering .............................4
                                                               * Prerequisite
ARCH 225     *Commercial Wood & Masonry
                 Design & Construction .......4
ARCH 260     *Advanced CAD for
                Architectural Applications... 4
                                                          42

NOTE: Courses are not necessarily listed in order of
enrollment, see prerequisites.

* Prerequisite




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ART / COMMERCIAL ART ARTS DIVISION
           ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE                                    ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Art                                                            Commercial Art
To acquire the Associate of Arts Degree in                     To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in
Art, it is necessary to complete the graduation                Commercial Art, it is necessary to complete the
requirements of the College along with the                     graduation requirements of the College along
following:                                                     with the following:
Required Courses:                                     Units
ART 105      Survey of Art History                             Required Courses:                                     Units
                from Prehistoric through                       ART 105      Survey of Art History
                Medieval Periods ................3                             from Prehistoric through
ART 106      Survey of Art History                                             Medieval Periods .................3
                from Renaissance to the                        ART 106      Survey of Art History
                Present ..................................3                    from Renaissance to the
ART 130      Freehand Drawing I.................3                              Present ..................................3
ART 131      *Freehand Drawing II ..............3              ART 130      Freehand Drawing I.................3
ART 135      Beginning Painting ..................3            ART 131      *Freehand Drawing II ..............3
ART 136      *Intermediate Painting ............3              ART 120      Two Dimensional Design ........3
ART 120      Two Dimensional Design ........3                  ART 121      *Three Dimensional Design ....3
ART 121      *Three Dimensional Design ....3                   ART 164      Graphic Design
                                                         24                    (Adobe Illustrator) .................3
                                                               ART 165      Graphic Design
Additional six units from the following:                                      (Advanced Adobe Illustrator) ..3
ART 230        *Beginning Life Drawing ........3               ART 175      Computer Graphics ................3
ART 231        *Intermediate Life Drawing ...3                 ART 178      Introduction to Digital Imaging
ART 235        *Advanced Painting I ..............3                            (Adobe Photoshop) ..................3
ART 236        *Advanced Painting II .............3                                                                     30
ART 140        Ceramics I..................................3   *Prerequisite
ART 141        *Ceramics II...............................3

*Prerequisite




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AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION
REPAIR & PAINTING TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
        ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                   CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in                To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Auto-
Automotive Collision Repair and Painting, it is              motive Collision Repair and Painting, it is neces-
necessary to complete the graduation requirements            sary to complete the following:
of the College along with the following:
                                                             Required Courses:                                    Units
Required Courses:                                    Units   AUTB 101     *Introduction to Automotive
AUTB 101     *Introduction to Automotive                                     Collision Repair &
                Collision Repair &                                           Painting ................................4
                Painting ................................4   AUTB 110     *Auto Body and Frame
AUTB 110     *Auto Body and Frame                                            Straightening .......................4
                Straightening ...................... 4       AUTB 120     *Automotive Collision
AUTB 120     *Automotive Collision                                           Repair & Painting I .............3
                Repair & Painting I .............3           AUTB 130     *Automotive Collision Repair
AUTB 130     *Automotive Collision                                           & Painting II.........................3
                Repair & Painting II ............3           AUTB 080     *Automotive Painting I ...........3
AUTB 080     *Automotive Painting I ...........3             AUTB 085     *Automotive Painting II ..........3
AUTB 085     *Automotive Painting II ..........3             AUTB 090     Advanced Automotive
AUTB 090     Advanced Automotive                                             Collision Repair ...................2
                Collision Repair ....................2       AUTB 099     Automotive Collision Mechanical
AUTB 099     Automotive Collision                                         & Electronic Components .......4
                Mechanical &                                                                                         26
                Electronic Components ......4                *Prerequisite
                                                        26
*Prerequisite




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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY                                                             TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

        ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                       CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
The courses listed in the Associate of Science                   The courses listed in the Certificate of Achieve-
Degree are comprised of a comprehensive list of                  ment are comprised of a comprehensive list of
job skills needed to enter the automotive field.                 job skills needed to enter the automotive field.
The skills developed during class will enhance the               The skills developed during class will enhance
student’s ability to complete the (ASE) Automotive               the student’s ability to complete the (ASE)
Service Excellence Certification Tests A-1 through               Automotive Service Excellence Certification Tests
A-8, Automotive Technician. The Degree is                        A-1 through A-8, Automotive Technician. The
designed to prepare an individual for transfer                   Certificate is designed to prepare an individual
and/or entry-level employment as an Automobile                   for entry-level employment as an Automobile
Technician.                                                      Technician.
                                                                 Required Courses:                                      Units
Required Courses:                                       Units    AUTO 140     Body & Chassis
AUTO 106       Automotive Electrical Tools and                                   Electrical Systems................4
                 Diagnostic Procedures........3                  AUTO 160     Upper End Engine Rebuilding
AUTO 140       Body and Chassis                                                  and Machining ....................4
                 Electrical Systems................4             AUTO 150     Engine Electrical Systems .......4
AUTO 150       Engine Electrical Systems .......4                AUTO 200     Suspension Steering
AUTO 160       Upper End Engine Rebuilding                                       & Alignment Service...........4
                 and Machining ....................4             AUTO 210     Automotive Brake Systems ....4
AUTO 200       Suspension Steering                               AUTO 220     Manual Drive Trains and
                 & Alignment Service...........4                                 Axles......................................4
AUTO 210       Automotive Brake Systems ....4                    AUTO 230     Automatic Transmission/
AUTO 220       Manual Drive Trains and                                           Transaxle...............................4
                 Axles......................................4    AUTO 240     Heating and Air
AUTO 230       Automatic Transmission/                                           Conditioning ........................4
                 Transaxle...............................4                                                                 32
AUTO 240       Heating and Air
                 Conditioning .........................4
                                                            35                   CAREER CERTIFICATE
NOTE: Refer to Automotive appendix for
Automotive Technology Training Program.                          Brake Service
                                                                 The courses listed in this certificate compile a
                                                                 comprehensive list of job related skills needed to
                                                                 enter the automotive field. The skills acquired
                                                                 during class will help ones ability to complete the
                                                                 ASE Certification test in the area of A5 Brakes. The
                                                                 certificate is designed to prepare an individual for
                                                                 entry level employment as an Automotive Brake
                                                                 Service Technician:

                                                                 Required Courses:                                        Units
                                                                 AUTO 056        Automotive Multimeter
                                                                                     Diagnosis ..............................2
                                                                 AUTO 101        Introduction to Automotive
                                                                                     Service & Repair ..................3
                                                                 AUTO 140        Body & Chassis Electrical
                                                                                     Systems ................................ 4
                                                                 AUTO 210        Automotive Brake Service ......4
                                                                 AUTO 211        Anti-Lock Transaction Control
                                                                                     Systems .................................3
                                                                                                                              16
                                                                 All classes must be completed with a grade of “C” or
                                                                 better.
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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY                                                             TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

                CAREER CERTIFICATE                                               CAREER CERTIFICATE

Bosch Automotive Electrical,                                      Engine Repair
                                                                  The courses listed in this certificate complies a
Fuel & Safety Systems                                             comprehensive list of job related skills needed to
This certificate is designed for the experienced
Automotive Technician who desires to expand and                   enter the automotive field. The skills acquired
upgrade his/her skill level to include Bosch Auto-                during class will help ones ability to complete
motive Service and Systems within the Automotive                  the ASE Certification Test in the area or A-1,
Tune-up and Driveability, Electrical and Electron-                Engine Repair. The certificate is designed to pre-
ics, and Auto Safety Systems Service and Repair                   pare an individual for entry level employment as
spectrum. This certificate leads to employment as                 an Automotive Engine Repair Technician.
a General Auto Repair Technician, Tune-up Tech-
nician and/or State Certified Smog Technician.
To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Bosch                  Required Courses:                                   Units
Automotive Electrical, Fuel And Safety Systems, it                AUTO 101     Introduction to Automotive
is necessary to complete the following:                                           Service & Repair ..................3
                                                                  AUTO 160     Upper End Engine Rebuilding
Required Courses:                                         Units                   and Machining ....................4
AUTO 048      Vehicle Electrical and                              AUTO 170     Lower End Engine Rebuilding &
                  Electronic Systems................. 3                           Machining ...........................4
AUTO 056      Automotive Multimeter                               AUTO 180     Advanced Automotive
                  Diagnosis ................................. 2                   Diagnosis ..............................3
AUTO 110      Introduction to Engine                                                                                     14
                  Diagnosing & Tune-up ......... 3                All classes must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
AUTO 128      Fuel Injection Systems I............. 3
AUTO 138      Fuel Injection Systems II ........... 3
AUTO 148      Vehicle Safety, Comfort
                  and Convenience Systems ... 3                                  CAREER CERTIFICATE
                                                             17
All classes must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.      Transmission Service
                                                                  The courses listed in this certificate compile a
    CERTIFICATE OF SKILLS PROFICIENCY                             comprehensive list of job related skills needed to
                                                                  enter the automotive field. The skills acquired
Alternative Energy Technology                                     during class will help ones ability to complete
The courses listed in this certificate compile a                  the ASE Certification Test in the area of A-2 Auto-
comprehensive list of lob related skills needed                   matic Transmission/Transaxle. The certificate
to acquire Alternative Energy technical skills.                   is designed to prepare an individual for entry
The skills acquired during class will prepare an                  level employment as an Automatic Transmission
individual for entry-level employment as an                       Service/Repair Technician.
Alternative Energy Technician that may find
employment as an installer, designer or as a
                                                                  Required Courses:                                   Units
maintenance and repair worker.
                                                                  AUTO 101     Introduction to Automotive
Required Courses:                                    Units                        Service & Repair ...................3
AET 070      Introduction to Alternate                            AUTO 125     Transmission Service
                Energy Technology .............3                                  & Diagnosis ..........................4
AET 072      Photovoltaic Systems Design                          AUTO 220     Manual Transmission/
             and Installation.........................3                           Differential Service .............3
AET 074      Advanced Photovoltaic                                AUTO 230     Automatic Transmission/
                Systems .................................3
AET 076      Wind Energy Systems                                                  Transaxle.............................. 4
                Design and Installation .....3                                                                           14
AET 078      Advanced Wind Energy                                 All classes must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
                Systems .................................3
TCED 044     OSHA Workplace Safety .........1
                                                        16
All classes must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
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BUSINESS                     BUSINESS DIVISION

        CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT                                     CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
International Business                                        Retail Management
This Certificate of Achievement is designed for               The Retail Management Certificate Program is a
those students who wish to pursue a career in                 comprehensive program designed to prepare stu-
international business. This program is also for              dents for the fast paced challenges that exist in the
                                                              competitive retail industry. This broad program
those students already employed in the interna-               is also intended to help students develop a clear
tional field who wish to improve on their inter-              sense of the scope of the retail manger’s job and
national management and organizational skills                 an understanding of the basic requirements for
which can lead to a management position in                    success in the future.
international business.
                                                              Required Courses:                                       Units
To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Busi-              ACCT 090     Introduction to Accounting ....3
ness/International Business it is necessary to                CIT 102      Introduction to Microsoft
complete the following:                                                       Office .....................................3
                                                              MGMT 052     Business Mathematics
                                                              MGMT 108     *Business Communications ....3
Required Courses:                                    Units    MGMT 120     Human Relations in Business/
MGMT 140     Introduction to International                                    Industry ................................3
                Business ................................3    MGMT 146     Human Resources
MGMT 141     International Marketing ..........3                              Management ........................3
MGMT 142     International Management .....3                  MGMT 150     Principles of Management ......3
MGMT 143     Import & Export Business.......3                 MRKT 170     Elements of Marketing ............3
MGMT 144     International Banking                            MRKT 175     General Merchandising ...........3
                & Finance..............................3      SPCH 101     Public Address..........................3
MGMT 290     Cooperative Work Experience/                                                                                30
             Internship for Business                          *Prerequisite
               Management
               Related Fields ......................3-4
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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION                                                         BUSINESS DIVISION
          ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE                            Required Courses:                                       Units
                                                              ACCT 101     Financial Accounting ...............4
This is a transfer degree which allows students               ACCT 102     *Managerial Accounting .........4
to fulfill lower division pre-business require-               BUSL 110     Business Law: Legal
ments for the California State University System.                             Environment of Business ...3
Students should work closely with counselors                  CIT 101      Introduction to Information
to select the appropriate math course and other                               Systems .................................3
lower division courses which are required by the              ECON 101     Principles of Economics ..........3
four year colleges of their choice.                           ECON 102     Principles of Economics ..........3
                                                              MATH 120     *Finite Mathematics ..................
To acquire the Associate of Arts Degree in Busi-                Or
ness Administration, it is necessary to complete              MATH 130     *Statistics ....................................
the general education requirements of the Col-                  Or
lege along with the following:                                MATH 170     *Elements of Calculus..............4
                                                                                                                         24
                                                              *Prerequisite




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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISION
                                                                                         BUSINESS DIVISION
        ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                   CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

This curriculum is designed for those students who           This Certificate of Achievement is designed for
desire the education and training for a business             the student interested in management or super-
career at the management level in many of the                visory positions leading to careers in business
following areas: production, materials management            management. The Certificate of Achievement can
and handling, marketing, supervision,                        be used to upgrade leadership skills and develop
transportation, and operations management. A                 organizational skills which can lead to advance-
general core of knowledge aims to equip students             ment in areas such as operations management,
with sound foundations upon which the may                    transportation, marketing, materials manage-
develop management and supervision abilities                 ment, and related fields.
through advanced student and job experience.
                                                             Required Courses:                                   Units
To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in                MGMT 101     Introduction to Business .........3
Business with an option in Management and                    MGMT 105     Supervision ...............................3
Supervision, it is necessary to complete the                 MGMT 108     Business Communications......3
graduation requirements of the College along with            MGMT 120     Human Relations in Business 3
the following:                                               MGMT 146     Human Resources
                                                                             Management ........................3
Required Courses:                                    Units   MGMT 150     Principles of Management ......3
MGMT 101     Introduction to Business .........3             MRKT 170     Elements of Marketing ............3
MGMT 105     Supervision ...............................3    BUSL 110     Business Law: Legal
MGMT 108     Business Communications......3                                  Environments ........................... 3
MGMT 120     Human Relations in Business 3                   CIT 101      Introduction to
MGMT 146     Human Resources                                                 Information Systems...........3
                Management ........................3                                                                 27
MGMT 150     Principles of Management ......3                *Prerequisite
MRKT 170     Elements of Marketing ............3
BUSL 110     Business Law: Legal
                Environments ......................3
CIT 101      Introduction to Information
                Systems .................................3
                                                        27
*Prerequisite




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CHICANO STUDIES                                 SOCIAL SCIENCE DIVISION

         ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE                       Required Courses:                                      Units
                                                        CHST 101     Introduction to Chicano
                                                                        Studies...................................... 3
The Associate of Arts degree in Chicano studies         CHST 148 or La Chicana: The Contemporary
is intended for students wishing to acquire             SOC 148      Mexican-American Female .....3
historical, theoretical, and cultural understanding     HIST 159     History of Minorities:
of the Chicano (Mexican-American) community                             Mexican-Americans,
from the formation of the Chicano identity up                           Asian-Americans, and
to current issues pertaining to this group. The                         American-Women ...............3
degree program is particularly relevant to students     HUM 125      Introduction to Mexican
intending to work and/or interact in environments                       Culture ..................................3
with high concentrations of Chicanos and/               HUM 130      Contemporary
or those with familial or personal ties to the                          Mexican-American Culture3
Mexican-American community. This program                LIT 149      Introduction to Chicana/Chicano
is also intended to prepare students interested in                      Literature ..............................3
transferring to four-year institutions as Chicano                                                                    18
studies majors.
                                                        Choose one course from the list below:
As a multidisciplinary program, the Chicano             SPAN 102     Spanish II...................................4
studies degree draws upon disciplines                   SPAN 201     Spanish III .................................4
encompassing the humanities, language and fine          SPAN 202     Spanish IV .................................4
arts, and a number of social sciences. Specifically,    SPAN 130     Spanish for the Spanish
issues of politics, identity, and social justice are                    Speaker .................................3
explored while Chicano contributions to the             SPAN 131     Spanish for the Spanish
artistic, political, economic, and cultural landscape                   Speaking ...............................3
of mainstream U.S. society are examined.                                                                   3 or 4
To acquire an Associate in Arts Degree in Chicano
studies it is necessary to complete the following       Choose two courses from the list below:
major requirements along with graduation                ANTH 102     Introduction to Cultural
requirements of the College.                                            Anthropology ......................3
                                                        ANTH 125     Religion, Magic, Witchcraft,
                                                                        and the Supernatural ..........3
                                                        ART 108      The Art of Mexico ....................3
                                                        CHST 150     Chicano Politics ........................3
                                                        HIST 122     History of Mexico ....................3
                                                        HIST 131     History of the North American
                                                                        Indian ....................................3
                                                        HIST 167     History of California................3
                                                        LIT 117      Mexican Literature in
                                                                        Translation............................3
                                                        MUS 129      Music in Latin American
                                                                        Culture ..................................3
                                                        PSY 116      Introduction to Cross-Cultural
                                                                     Psychology ................................3
                                                        SOC 116      Introduction to Race and Ethnic
                                                                     Relations ....................................3
                                                                                                                   6

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT                                             SOCIAL SCIENCE DIVISION

        ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                           CD 120           Experiences in Language Arts
                                                                                  (DS 3) ....................................3
The following curriculum meets the require-                   CD 128           Growth and Development during
ments for an Associate in Science Degree. Stu-                                    the School Years (DS 5) .......3
dents planning to continue towards a Bachelor’s               CD 129           School-Age Care Supervision
Degree in Child Development, Home Economics                                       and Administration (DS 5).3
or Elementary Education should consult the col-               CD 130           School Age Child Care and
lege or university to which they intend to trans-                                 Curriculum (DS 5)...............3
fer for specific requirements. All courses listed             CD 210           Adult Supervision* (DS 6) ......3
in Child Development electives regardless of the              CD 211           Infants and Toddlers (DS 4) ....3
catalog year or year taken, may be used as Child              CD 213           Developing and Implementing
Development electives for the Associate Degree                                   Infant/Toddler Curriculum*
under any catalog year.                                                           (DS 4) ....................................3
                                                              CD 222           Administration of Educational
The State of California Commission on Teacher                                     Programs for Young Children*
Credentialing has several Child Development                                       (DS 6) ....................................3
Permits available to students completing Child                CD 223           Advanced Administration of
Development courses. See www.ctc.ca.gov/                                          Educational Programs for
credentials/CREDS/child-dev-permits.html for                                      Young Children* (DS 6) ......3
details.                                                      CD 224           Diversity Issues in Early
                                                                                  Childhood, School Age and
To acquire an Associate in Science Degree in                                      Adolescence (DS 3) .............3
Child Development it is necessary to complete                 CD 226           Introduction to Special
the graduation requirements of the College along                                  Education .............................3
with the following:                                           CD 229           Literacy Development for
                                                                                  Children (DS 3) ....................3
Required Courses:                                     Units
                                                              CD 230           Family Child Care (DS 3) ........3
CD 106       Child Growth and Development
                                                              CD 231           Curriculum for Family
                (DS 1)+ ..................................3
                                                                                  Child Care * (DS 3) ..............3
CD 110       Principles and Practices of Early
                                                              CD 232           Educating Children with
                Childhood Education
                                                                                  Special Needs.......................3
                (DS 3)+ ..................................3
                                                              CD 298           Internship & Seminar for Career
CD 111       Early Childhood Education
                                                                                  & Technical Education
                Curriculum (DS 3)+ ............3
                                                                                  Programs (DS 3) ..................1
CD 208       Child Family and Community
                                                              ED 110           Introduction to Teaching .........3
                (DS 2)+ ..................................3
CD 228       Early Childhood Education
                                                              + DS indicates Department of Social Services Title
                Practicum** (DS3) ...............3
                                                              22 classification requirements for teacher training in
                                                         15
                                                              licensed private preschools and childcare programs.
Plus nine units selected from the following courses:          * Prerequisite
CD 095            Current Issues in Child
                    Development (DS 3) ...........1           ** Observation hours only available in day-time
CD 102            Nutrition, Health and Safety
                    for Children (DS 7) ..............3
CD 103            Parenting (DS 2) .......................3
CD 104            Methods for Teaching Parent
                    Education (DS 2) .................3
CD 115            Creative Art Experiences for
                    Children (DS 3) ....................3
CD 118            Development of Science and
                    Math Experiences (DS 3) ....3
CD 119            Music and Movement Experiences
                    for Children (DS 3) ..............3
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CHILD DEVELOPMENT                                             SOCIAL SCIENCE DIVISION
        CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT                            CD 118           Development of Science and
                                                                                  Math Experiences (DS 3) ....3
This curriculum is designed to meet the mini-                 CD 119           Music and Movement Experiences
mum educational requirements of the California                                    for Children (DS 3) ..............3
Department of Social Services (DSS) to secure                 CD 120           Experiences in Language Arts
employment in state licensed private preschools
and childcare centers as Infant/Toddler, Pre-                                     (DS 3) ....................................3
school or School-Age Teachers or as Program                   CD 128           Growth and Development during
Director. The curriculum will also meet require-                                  the School Years (DS 5) .......3
ments for acquiring Assistant and Associate                   CD 129           School-Age Care Supervision
Teacher level Child Development Permits from                                      and Administration (DS 5).3
the California Commission on Teacher Creden-                  CD 130           School Age Child Care and
tialing in order to secure employment in state                                    Curriculum (DS 5)...............3
and federally funded programs for children. All               CD 210           Adult Supervision* (DS 6) ......3
courses listed in Child Development electives                 CD 211           Infants and Toddlers (DS 4) ....3
regardless of the catalog year or year taken, may             CD 213           Developing and Implementing
be used as Child Development electives for the                                 Infant/Toddler Curriculum*
Certificate of Achievement under any catalog
year.                                                                             (DS 4) ....................................3
                                                              CD 222           Administration of Educational
The State of California Commission on Teacher                                     Programs for Young Children*
Credentialing has several Child Development                                       (DS 6) ....................................3
Permits available to students completing Child                CD 223           Advanced Administration of
Development courses. See www.ctc.ca.gov/                                          Educational Programs for
credentials/CREDS/child-dev-permits.html for                                      Young Children* (DS 6) ......3
details.                                                      CD 224           Diversity Issues in Early
                                                                                  Childhood, School-Age
To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Child                                  and Adolescence (DS 3)......3
Development it is necessary to complete the fol-              CD 226           Introduction to Special
lowing requirements:
                                                                                  Education .............................3
Required Courses:                                     Units   CD 229           Literacy Development for
CD 106       Child Growth and Development                                         Children (DS 3) ....................3
                (DS 1) + .................................3   CD 230           Family Child Care (DS 3) ........3
CD 110       Principles and Practices of Early                CD 231           Curriculum for Family Child
                Childhood Education                                               Care * (DS 3) .........................3
                (DS 3)+ ..................................3   CD 232           Educating Children with
CD 111       Early Childhood Education                                            Special Needs.......................3
                Curriculum (DS 3) + ...........3              CD 298           Internship & Seminar for Career &
CD 208       Child Family and Community                                           Technical Education Programs
                (DS 2) + .................................3                       (DS 3) ....................................1
CD 228       Early Childhood Education                        ED 110           Introduction to Teaching .........3
                Practicum** (DS3) ...............3
                                                         15   + DS indicates Department of Social Services Title
                                                              22 classification requirements for teacher training in
Plus nine units selected from the following courses:
                                                              licensed private preschools and childcare programs.
CD 095            Current Issues in Child
                    Development (DS 3) ...........1           * Prerequisite
CD 102            Nutrition, Health and Safety for
                    Children (DS 7)+ .................3       ** Observation hours only available in day-time.
CD 103            Parenting (DS 2) .......................3
CD 104            Methods for Teaching Parent
                    Education (DS 2) .................3
CD 115            Creative Art Experiences for
                    Children (DS 3) ....................3


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CHILD DEVELOPMENT                                              SOCIAL SCIENCE DIVISION

        CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Preschool Teacher
The following courses meet the minimum educa-
tional requirements under Title 22 (Department
of Social Services-DSS) to qualify the student to
teach in a state licensed preschool or childcare
program (private for-profit or private nonprofit).
Completion of these courses will also qualify
a student to apply for a Child Development
Permit at the Assistant level through the Cali-
fornia Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
The Assistant level Permit will qualify a student
to teach in state or federally funded programs.
These courses also meet the unit requirements
for the Associate Teacher level on the Child
Development Permit Matrix (work experience is
also required for this permit level). The student
must have attained a grade of “C” or higher in
each course.

See www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/c1797.
pdf for details.
Required Courses:                                      Units
CD 102       Nutrition, Health and Safety
                 for Children (DS 7) ..............3
CD 106       Child Growth and Development
                 (DS 1) + .................................3
CD 110       Principles and Practices of Early
                 Childhood Education
                (DS 3) + ..................................3
CD 111       Early Childhood Education
                 Curriculum (DS3)+ .............3
CD 208       Child Family and Community
                 (DS 2) + .................................3
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CIVIL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY                                                          TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

        ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                      CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
                                                                 The following Civil Design Technology
The following Civil Design Technology curricu-
                                                                 curriculum will lead to the Associate of Science
lum will lead to the Associate of Science Degree
                                                                 Degree and prepare student for employment
and prepare students for employment in the field
                                                                 in the field of Civil Engineering as a technician
of Civil Engineering as a technician with the
                                                                 with the potential for more rapid advancement
potential for more rapid advancement to posi-
                                                                 to positions of greater responsibility in
tions of greater responsibility in surveying and
                                                                 surveying and civil construction. Completion
civil construction. Completion of this program
                                                                 of this program is not designed to fulfill the
is not designed to fulfill the requirements for
                                                                 requirements for transfer to a university in Civil
transfer to a university in Civil Engineering. For
                                                                 Engineering. For Baccalaureate or advanced
Baccalaureate or advanced degrees students will
                                                                 degrees students will need to complete
need to complete additional courses in math-
                                                                 additional courses in mathematics and physics,
ematics and physics, please see a counselor for
                                                                 please see a counselor for requirements.
requirements.
                                                                 Required Courses:                                     Units
Required Courses:                                        Units
                                                                 DRAF 101     Introduction to Technical
DRAF 101     Introduction to Technical
                                                                                 Drawing & Graphics...........3
                 Drawing & Graphics...........3
                                                                 DRAF 105     Architectural & Technical
DRAF 105     Architectural & Technical
                                                                                 Freehand Sketching ............2
                 Freehand Sketching ............2
                                                                 ARCH 115     Introduction to Residential
ARCH 115     Introduction to Residential
                                                                                Architecture ..........................4
                Architecture .........................4
                                                                 DRAF 122     Engineering Design
DRAF 122     Engineering Design
                                                                                 Graphics ................................4
                 Graphics ...............................4
                                                                 DRAF 150     AutoCAD for Basic CADD
DRAF 150     AutoCAD for Basic CADD
                                                                                 Applications .........................4
                Applications ........................ 4
                                                                 DRAF 170     MicroStation for Basic CADD
DRAF 170     MicroStation for Basic
                                                                                 Applications .........................4
                 CADD Applications ............4
                                                                 DRAF 200     *Intermediate AutoCAD for
DRAF 200     *Intermediate AutoCAD
                                                                                 Design and Production ......3
                 for Design and Production... 3
                                                                 CIV 138      Engineering Careers and
CIV 138      Engineering Careers and
                                                                                 Applications .........................2
                Applications ........................ 2
                                                                 CIV 140      *Civil Drafting Fundamentals 3
CIV 140      *Civil Drafting
                                                                 CIV 142      Introduction to Surveying
                 Fundamentals ......................3
                                                                                 & GPS ....................................4
CIV 142      Introduction to Surveying and
                                                                 CIV 241      *Civil Engineering Drafting
                 GPS ........................................4
                                                                                 and Design ...........................3
CIV 241      *Civil Engineering Drafting
                                                                 CIV 245      *Civil Engineering Design
                and Design ............................3
                                                                                 and Modeling .....................3
CIV 245      *Civil Engineering Design
                                                                 GIS 120      Introduction to Geographic
                 and Modeling ......................3
                                                                                 Information Systems...........4
GIS 120      Introduction to Geographic
                                                                 GIS 221      *Cartography ............................3
                 Information Systems...........4
                                                                                                                          46
GIS 221      *Cartography ............................3
                                                            46
                                                                 NOTE: Courses are not necessarily listed in order of
                                                                 enrollment, see prerequisites and advisories.
*Prerequisite
                                                                 *Prerequisite/Advisory
(Note: this does not include the General Education
Requirements for the A.S. Degree)




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CIVIL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY                                                            TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

         CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT                                         CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Civil Design & Drafting                                             Surveying, Mapping & Drawing
This certificate is designed for civil engineering                  This certificate is designed for surveying careers
careers and leads to employment in civil design                     and leads to employment in civil design applica-
applications, public works, utilities and CAD/                      tions, public works, utilities and CAD/Drafting
Drafting related industries.                                        related industries.

To acquire the Certificate of Achievement in Civil                  To acquire the Certificate of Achievement in
Design & Drafting, it is necessary to complete                      Surveying, Mapping & Drawing, it is necessary
the following:                                                      to complete the following:

Required Courses:                                     Units         Required Courses:                                     Units
DRAF 101     Introduction to Technical                              DRAF 101     Introduction to Technical
                Drawing & Graphics...........3                                      Drawing & Graphics...........3
DRAF 150     AutoCAD for Basic CADD                                 DRAF 122     Engineering Design
                Applications .........................4                             Graphics ...............................4
DRAF 170     MicroStation for Basic CADD                            CIV 140      *Civil Drafting
                Applications .........................4                             Fundamentals ......................3
CIV 138      Engineering Careers and                                CIV 142      Introduction to Surveying
                Applications .........................2                             & GPS ....................................4
CIV 140      *Civil Drafting Fundamentals 3                         GIS 120      Introduction to Geographic
CIV 142      Introduction to Surveying                                              Information Systems...........4
                & GPS ....................................4         GIS 221      *Cartography ............................3
GIS 120      Introduction to Geographic
                Information Systems...........4                     Select one course from the following:
                                                                    DRAF 150      AutoCAD for Basic CADD
Plus 4 units from the following:                                                     Applications .........................4
ARCH 115       Introduction to Residential                          DRAF 170      MicroStation for Basic CADD
                  Architecture .........................4                            Applications .........................4
   Or                                                                                                                     25
DRAF 122       Engineering Design Graphics 4                        NOTE: Courses are not necessarily listed in order of
               Total...........................................28   enrollment, see prerequisites and advisories.
NOTE: Courses are not necessarily listed in order of                *Prerequisite/Advisory
enrollment, see prerequisites and advisories.                       Additional Recommended courses: GEOG 101 and
                                                                    MATH 175.
*Prerequisite/Advisory




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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY –
COMPUTER SYSTEMS BUSINESS DIVISION
         ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                    CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

This curriculum is designed to prepare students                This curriculum is designed to prepare students
for employment as computer specialists in                      for employment as computer specialists in
business related programming computer                          business-related programming computer
applications.                                                  applications.

To acquire the Associate of Science Degree                     To obtain a Certificate in Computer Information
in Information Systems with the Computer                       Technology with the Computer Systems Option,
Systems Option, it is necessary to complete the                it is necessary to complete the following core
graduation requirements of the College along                   courses, and the required courses listed below.
with the following:
                                                               Required Courses:                                     Units
Required Courses:                                     Units    ACCT 090     Introduction to Accounting ....3
ACCT 090     Introduction to Accounting ....3                  CIT 111      Introduction to Programming ... 3
CIT 109      Introduction to Microsoft                         CIT 101      Introduction to
                Access.................................. 1.5                   Information Systems...........3
CIT 110      *Advanced Microsoft Access 1.5                    CIT 109      Introduction to Microsoft
CIT 111      Introduction to Programming .3                                    Access.................................. 1.5
CIT 101      Introduction to                                   CIT 110      *Advanced Microsoft
                Information Systems...........3                                Access.................................. 1.5
CIT 115      VB.NET Programming-                               CIT 115      VB.NET Programming -
                Introduction .........................4                        Introduction .........................4
CIT 116      VB.NET Programming                                CIT 116      *VB.NET Programming -
                  -Advanced ...........................4                       Advanced .............................4
CIT 200      *Systems Analysis and Design .. 3                 CIT 200      *Systems Analysis and Design .. 3
CIT 210      *Telecommunications in                            CIT 210       *Telecommunications
                Information Systems...........3                                In Information Systems ......3
MGMT 101     Introduction to Business .........3               MGMT 101     Introduction to Business .........3
MGMT 108     *Business Communications ....3                    MGMT 108     *Business Communications ....3

Plus one advanced course from the following:                   Plus one advanced course from the following:
CIT 126           *C++,NET Programming ........4               CIT 126           *C++.NET Programming -
CIT 136           *Java Programming                                                 Advanced .............................4
                     -Advanced ............................4   CIT 136           *Java Programming-
                                                          36                        Advanced .............................4
* Prerequisite                                                                                                           36
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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY–
MICROCOMPUTER SPECIALIST BUSINESS DIVISION
        ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                   CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

This curriculum is designed to prepare students              This curriculum is designed to prepare students
for employment as computer specialists in                    for employment as computer specialists in
business-related programming or microcomputer                business related programming computer
applications.                                                applications.

To acquire the Associate of Science Degree                   To obtain a Certificate in Computer Information
in Computer Information Technology, it                       Technology with the Microcomputer Specialist
is necessary to complete the graduation                      Option, complete the courses listed for the option
requirements of the College the courses listed for           selected.
the option selected.
                                                             Required Courses:                                     Units
Required Courses:                                    Units   ACCT 090     Introduction to Accounting ....3
ACCT 090     Introduction to Accounting ....3                CIT 060      Windows Operating System...3
CIT 060      *Windows Operating System .3                    CIT 101      *Introduction to
CIT 101      *Introduction to Information                                    Information Systems...........3
                Systems .................................3   CIT 103      *Introduction to
CIT 103      *Introduction to                                                Microsoft Word.................. 1.5
                Microsoft Word .................. 1.5        CIT 104      *Advanced Microsoft Word .. 1.5
CIT 104      *Advanced Microsoft Word .. 1.5                 CIT 107      *Introduction to Excel ............ 1.5
CIT 107      *Introduction to Excel ............ 1.5         CIT 108      *Advanced Excel .................... 1.5
CIT 108      *Advanced Excel .................... 1.5        CIT 109      *Introduction to Microsoft
CIT 109      *Introduction to                                                Access.................................. 1.5
                Microsoft Access................ 1.5         MGMT 108     *Business Communications ....3
MGMT 108     *Business Communications ....3                  CIT 110      Advanced Microsoft Access . 1.5
CIT 110      *Advanced Microsoft Access 1.5                                                                           21
                                                        21   *Prerequisite
*Prerequisite




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CORRECTIONS                              PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION

        ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE                                            Corrections
                    &                                                    (Open to all students)
       ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
                                                             The correctional program is designed to prepare
To acquire either the Associate of Arts Degree or            students to enter the field of corrections as
the Associate of Science Degree in Corrections it            competent correctional officers, counselors,
is necessary to complete the graduation require-             probation or parole aides, or para-professional
ments of the college along with the following:               volunteers for any correctional agency. The student
                                                             may elect to transfer to a four-year college or seek
Required Courses:                                    Units   entry level employment in a correctional agency.
CORR 101     Introduction to Corrections ....3
CORR 104     Control and Supervision in                      The courses will provide an academic as well
                Corrections ...........................3     as a practical training program. This will train
CORR 106      Legal Aspects of                               persons seeking to enter the field of corrections
                Corrections ...........................3     and will increase the education of persons already
CORR 134     Introduction to Interviewing                    employed in corrections and may also be beneficial
                & Counseling .......................3        to update the skills and knowledge of professional
CORR 235     Conflict Resolution ..................3         workers in the field of corrections.
AJ 041       Effective Written Communications
                for Public Service                           The Associate of Arts Degree requires 24 units and
                Personnel ...............................3   the Associate of Science Degree requires 27 units
                                                        18   in Corrections. This pattern of courses has been
                                                             endorsed by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee
Plus 6 units for A.A. degree or 9 units for A.S.             of the California Department of Corrections,
degree selected from the following courses:                  California Youth Authority and California
AJ Administration of Justice Courses                         Correctional Peace Officers Association as a
               (Subject titles and units will vary)          program which would be of benefit to apprentices.
PAC Police Academy Courses
               (Subject titles and units will vary)
CORR Corrections Courses
               (Subject titles and units will vary)




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DRUG STUDIES SOCIAL SCIENCE DIVISION
         ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                   CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
                                                              The Drug Studies Program provides the student
The following curriculum meets the requirement                with the academic preparation and field experience
for an Associate of Science Degree in Drug Stud-              needed to work with the drug dependent and
ies. The Drug Studies Program is accredited by                their families. The Program is accredited by
the California Association of Alcohol and Drug                the California Association of Alcohol and Drug
Educators (CAADE). The courses needed for the                 Educators (CAADE). Completion of the required
degree are designed for those wish to transfer to             courses provides the educational component
a four-year institution and pursue a Bachelor’s               necessary for certification as a Certified Addiction
Degree in Human Services or other discipline                  Treatment Specialist through CAADE. The
that serves as preparation for a career in the help-          courses that comprise the Program are designed
ing professions.                                              for those who are working with or want to work
                                                              with drug dependent populations, providing a
To acquire an Associate of Science Degree in                  broad base of knowledge regarding approaches to
                                                              drug education and prevention, treatment issues,
Drug Studies, it is necessary to complete the                 counseling skills, ethical issues, and practical
graduation requirements of the College and the                knowledge about drugs and their effects.
following courses with a grade of “C” or better.
                                                              To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Drug
Required Courses:                                   Units     Studies, it is necessary to complete the following
HUSR 118     Chemical Dependency:                             with a grade of “C” or better:
                Intervention, Treatment,                      Required Courses:                                   Units
                and Recovery .......................3         HUSR 118     Chemical Dependency:
PSY 121      Drugs, Society, and Behavior..3                                  Intervention, Treatment,
HUSR 122     Introduction to Group Leadership                                 and Recovery .......................3
                and Process ..........................3       PSY 121      Drugs, Society, and Behavior..3
PSY 123      Drug Education and                               HUSR 122     Introduction to Group Leadership
                Prevention ............................3                      and Process ..........................3
HUSR 124     (Formerly PSY 124 or SOC 124 or                  PSY 123      Drug Education and
                SOCSCI 124) Introduction to                                   Prevention ............................3
                Case Management and                           HUSR 124     (Formerly PSY 124 or SOC 124 or
                Documentation ....................2                           SOCSCI 124) Introduction to
HUSR 126     Counseling the Family of the                                     Case Management and
                Addicted Person ..................3                           Documentation ....................2
PSY 127      Introduction to the Physiological                HUSR 126     Counseling the Family of the
                Effects of Drugs of Abuse ..3                                 Addicted Person ..................3
HUSR 130     Counseling Skills......................3         PSY 127      Introduction to the Physiological
HUSR 199     (Formerly PSY 199 or SOC 199 or                                  Effects of Drugs of Abuse ..3
                SOC SCI 199) Fieldwork in                     HUSR 130     Counseling Skills......................3
                *Human Services .................3            HUSR 199     (Formerly PSY 199 or SOC 199 or
HUSR 230     *Drug Studies Seminar and                                        SOC SCI 199) Fieldwork in
                Internship .............................3                     *Human Services .................3
                                                              HUSR 230     *Drug Studies Seminar and
Choose two courses from the list below:                                       Internship .............................3
PSY 101          Introductory Psychology ........3            Choose two courses from the list below:
HUSR 111         (Formerly PSY 111 or SOC 111 or              PSY 101          Introductory Psychology ........3
                    SOC SCI 111) Human Services               HUSR 111         (Formerly PSY 111 or SOC 111 or
                    in Contemporary Society ...3                                  SOC SCI 111) Human Services
PSY 112          Lifespan Development ............3                            in Contemporary Society ........3
PSY 114          Introduction to Abnormal                     PSY 112          Lifespan Development ............3
                    Psychology ...........................3   PSY 114          Introduction to Abnormal
SOC 101          Introduction to Sociology .......3                               Psychology ...........................3
                 Total Units Required .............35         SOC 101          Introduction to Sociology .......3
                                                                               Total Units Required .............35
*Prerequisite
                                                              *Prerequisite
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ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY                                                    TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

         ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                              CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in
                                                           To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in
Electronics Technology, it is necessary to
                                                           Electronics Technology, it is necessary to com-
complete the College graduation requirements
                                                           plete the following:
along with the following:
                                                           Required Courses:                              Units
Required Courses:                                  Units
                                                           ELEC 101     Basic D/C Electronics
ELEC 101     Basic D/C Electronics,
                                                                           Circuits & Devices...............4
                Circuits & Devices...............4
                                                           ELEC 102     Basic A/C Electronics
ELEC 102     Basic A/C Electronics,
                                                                           Circuits & Devices...............4
                Circuits & Devices...............4
                                                           ELEC 108     Introduction to Solid
ELEC 108     Introduction to Solid State
                                                                           State Devices & Circuits .....4
                Devices & Circuits...............4
                                                           ELEC 111     Introduction to
ELEC 109     Linear, Analog Circuits
                                                                           Digital Electronics ...............4
                & Devices .............................4
                                                           ELEC 211     Advanced Digital Electronics .4
ELEC 111     Introduction to
                                                           ELEC 240     Microprocessors &
                Digital Electronics ...............4
                                                                           Microcomputing..................4
ELEC 208     Advanced Solid State
                                                                                                             24
                Devices & Circuits...............4
ELEC 211     Advanced Digital Electronics .4
                                                           All of these courses must be completed with a grade of
ELEC 240     Microprocessors &
                                                           “C” or better.
             Microcomputing.......................4
                                                      32
All of these courses must be completed with a grade of
“C” or better.



EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
                                                                            PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION
      CERTIFICATE OF SKILL PROFICIENCY

This Emergency Medical Technician program
prepares the entry level EMT to safely stabilize
and transport patients to a place of medical care.
To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Emer-
gency Medical Technician it is necessary to com-
plete the following:

Required Courses:                                  Units
EMT 093      *Emergency Medical
                Technician ............................7
                                                       7
* Prerequisite




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ENGINEERING DESIGN & DRAFTING
                                                                                   TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
         ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                   CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

This major curriculum leads to the Associate of               Technician
Science Degree in Engineering Design Drafting for             This Certificate is designed for technical,
advanced Tech Prep applications, employment in                mechanical and manufacturing careers and leads
design, engineering and manufacturing related                 to employment in CAD application, engineering
industries, public works, utilities and CAD/                  related, mechanical and manufacturing related
Drafting related industries. Upon completion                  industries, public works, utilities and CAD/
of specific General Education courses, this                   Drafting related industries.
program also fulfills many of the requirements
and foundation courses for transfer to other                  To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Engi-
Baccalaureate technical majors within Engineering             neering Design Drafting, it is necessary to com-
and Industrial Technology but is not intended to              plete the following:
fulfill transfer requirements for a Baccalaureate
degree. (See transfer requirements of individual              Required Courses:                                   Units
colleges and universities)                                    DRAF 101     Introduction to Technical
                                                                              Drawing & Graphics...........3
To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in                 DRAF 105     Architectural & Technical
Engineering Design Drafting, it is necessary to                               Freehand Sketching ............2
complete the graduation requirements of the                   DRAF 122     Engineering Design Graphics 4
College, along with the following:                            DRAF 150     AutoCAD for Basic CADD
                                                                              Applications .........................4
Required Courses:                                     Units   ARCH 115     Introduction to Residential
DRAF 101     Introduction to Technical                                        Architecture: Drawing
                Drawing & Graphics...........3                                & Design .............................. 4
DRAF 105     Architectural & Technical                        DRAF 131     *Engineering & Manufacturing
                Freehand Sketching ............2                              Applications of Technical
DRAF 122     Engineering Design Graphics 4                                    Drawing................................4
DRAF 131     *Engineering & Manufacturing                     DRAF 200     *Intermediate AutoCAD for
                Applications of Technical                                     Design & Production ..........3
                Drawing................................4      DRAF 231     *Technical Product Design &
DRAF 150     AutoCAD for Basic CADD                                           Presentation .........................4
                Applications .........................4                                                              28
DRAF 170     Microstation for Basic CADD
or              Applications .........................4       NOTE: Courses are not necessarily listed in order of
DRAF 270     *Solid Works for 3D Modeling and                 enrollment, see prerequisites.
                Prototype Applications ......4
DRAF 200     *Intermediate AutoCAD for                        * Prerequisite
                Design & Production ..........3
DRAF 231     *Technical Product Design &
                Presentation .........................4
DRAF 250     *Parametric Modeling 3D
                Applications for Mechanical
                Design ...................................4
ARCH 115     *Introduction to Residential
                Architecture: Drawing
                & Design ...............................4
                                                         36

NOTE: Courses are not necessarily listed in order of
enrollment, see prerequisites.

* Prerequisite
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ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
                                                                  MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE DIVISION
        ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                            Suggested Areas Of Specialization:
Environmental Technology refers to the skills                  Waste Management
and knowledge that allow a person to work                                                                                Units
in the environmental field in compliance with                  ET 110             Hazardous Waste Generation/
governmental regulations and at the same time                                       Reduction/Treatment ..........3
protect human health and the environment.                      ET 150             *Hazardous Waste Management
                                                                                    Application ..........................4
The Environmental Technology Associate of                      ET 200             *Hazardous Materials
Science Degree Program is a two-year program                                         Management Applications 4
designed to prepare students to either enter the               ET 240             Solid Waste Management
work force at the technician level or transfer into a                               Applications ..........................4
bachelor’s degree program.
                                                               Land Use Planning &
To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in                  Environmental Restoration
Environmental Technology, it is necessary to                   ET 160             Hazardous Waste Site
complete the graduation requirements of the                                         Remediation Systems .........3
College along with the following:                              ET 170             Groundwater Hydrology
                                                                                    & Sampling ..........................3
                                                               GIS 230            Geographic Info Systems
Required Courses:                                      Units                        In Environmental Tech .......3
ET 130         Health Effects of Environmental
                  Hazardous Materials ..........3              Environmental Health & Safety
ET 230         Safety and Emergency                            ET 250             Fundamentals of Safety
                  Response...............................4                          & Health I …….. ..................3
ET 260         *Environmental Sampling                         ET 251             Fundamentals of Safety
                  & Analysis ............................4                          & Health II ….......................3
BIOL 120       Environmental Biology ...........3              Water Resources
BIOL 120L      Environmental Biology Lab ...1                  ET 270             Waste Water Treatment
--AND--                                                                             Plant Operations I ...............3
GIS 120        Introduction to Geographic                      ET 271             Waste Water Treatment
                  Information Systems...........4                                   Plant Operation II. .............3
  OR                                                           ET 272             Advanced Waste Water
CIT 101        Introduction to Computer                                             Treatment ............................3
               Information Technology. .........3
                                                     18-19     Miscellaneous Electives
* Prerequisite                                                 ET 101        Intro To Environmental
                                                                                Technology … ......................3
Plus a minimum of 9 elective units from any of the             ET 290        Cooperative Work Experience
following areas of specialization and/or miscellaneous                          Internship for
electives to equal a total of 27 - 28 units.                                    Environmental Tech ..........1-4
                                                               FTEC 107      Hazardous Materials I.. ...........3
                                                               FTEC 108      Hazardous Materials II. ..........3
                                                               Directed Study …… ...........................................1
                                                               Alternative & Efficient Energy Systems
                                                               AUTO 040           Introduction to Alternative
                                                                                     Fuels & Advanced
                                                                                     Technology Vehicles............3
                                                               AUTO 0478          Introduction to Hybrid &
                                                                                     Electric Vehicles ...................3

                                                               *Prerequisite
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ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
                                                              MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE DIVISION
         CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Environmental Technology refers to the skills
and knowledge that allows a person to work
in the environmental field in compliance with
governmental regulations and at the same time
protect human health and the environment.
The ET Certificate is designed to either prepare
students to enter the field or upgrade working
individuals with technician-level skills.

The Certificate of Achievement in Environmental
Technology requires the following coursework:

Required Courses:                                     Units
ET 110       *Hazardous Waste Generation/
                Reduction/Treatment .........3
ET 130       *Health Effects of Environmental
                Hazardous Materials ..........3
ET 150       *Hazardous Waste Management
                Applications .........................4
ET 200       *Hazardous Materials
                Management Applications 4
ET 230       Safety and Emergency
                Response...............................4
BIOL 120     Environmental Biology ...........3
BIOL 120L    Environmental Biology Lab....1
CHEM 110     *Chemistry for Allied Health
                Majors ...................................5
ENGL 101     *College Composition
                and Research ........................3
                                                         30

*Prerequisite

Refer to Geographic Information Systems Skills
Proficiency Certificate for an option in Environmental
Technology.




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FIRE ACADEMY PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION
Admission Procedures                                       in Fire Technology courses will be prioritized
The Fire Academy meets the State Fire College              based on the grade point average of the Fire
and the State Board of Fire Services’ require-             Technology courses.
ments for certification as Firefighter I and certifi-   5. In the event two or more students have an
cation as an Emergency Medical Technician.                 equal grade point average and have completed
Enrollment in the Fire Academy is open to all              the same number of Fire Technology units, pri-
students. To insure that the enrollment policy is          ority will be based on the total number of units
in compliance with Section 84500 of the Educa-             completed in accredited colleges or institutions.
tion Code, the following procedure is hereby
established.                                            6. Students with the same number of completed
                                                           Fire Technology units, the same grade point
1. In-service students will receive priority over          average in the Fire Technology units and
   pre-service students for up to 80% of the total         the same number of total units completed in
   class enrollment. Inservice students are defined        accredited colleges or institutions will be pri-
   as follows and will be given priority in the            oritized based on the grade point average of all
   order listed:                                           college units completed.
     a. fully paid members of fully paid govern-
     mental or industrial fire protection or fire       7. It will be the responsibility of the student to
     prevention agencies,                                  have on file with the Regional Training Center
                                                           Office the application and official transcripts
    b. sponsored Reserve/Auxiliary members of              verifying completed course work results on or
    Fire Departments,                                      before the closing date for applications.
    c. volunteers of a fire protection or fire pre-     8. Registration for the Fire Academy based on
    vention agency who have been a member of               priorities established will occur at least five
    such organization for a minimum of one year            working days prior to start of the Academy to
    and have completed a minimum of fifteen (15)           allow time to obtain required materials.
    units of Fire Technology in an accredited col-
    lege or institution with a grade in each course
    of “C” or better. Explorer Scouts DO NOT
    qualify for in-service status.

  It must be the intent of any person filing an
  application as an in-service member to return
  to the sponsoring organization upon comple-
  tion of the academy training. It must be the
  intent of the department sponsoring such
  member to utilize the skills and knowledge
  acquired by the member in the day-to-day
  operation of the department.

2. Pre-service students will be given priority over
   in-service students for up to 20% of the total
   class enrollment.
   A pre-service person is one who does not
   qualify as an in-service member.

3. Priority for enrollment in the Academy will
   be based on the number of units completed
   with a grade of “C” or above in Fire Technol-
   ogy courses in accredited colleges or institu-
   tions. However, students who withdrew from
   a previous Rio Hondo firefighter academy due
   to a verified injury or extended sickness will be
   given priority over new applicants. Fire Tech-
   nology courses are those having an accredited
   fire technology number.

4. Students with the same number of credit units
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FIRE TECHNOLOGY                                            PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION
         ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE                                          CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
                    OR
        ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Fire
                                                                   Technology, it is necessary to complete the
This curriculum was developed jointly by the                       following:
Curriculum Committee of the California Fire
Chiefs’ Association and the College Advisory                       Required Courses:                                  Units
Committee and is intended for firefighters, fire                   FTEC 101     Fire Protection Organization ..3
officers, and interested students.                                 FTEC 103     Fire Behavior and
                                                                                   Combustion..........................3
To acquire the Associate In Arts Degree or the                     FTEC 104     Fire Prevention Technology ....3
Associate of Science Degree in Fire Technology it is               FTEC 105     Building Construction for
necessary to complete the graduation requirements                                  Fire Protection .....................3
of the College along with the following:                           FTEC 106     Fire Protection Equipment
                                                                                   & System ..............................3
Required Courses:                                  Units                                                                  15
FTEC 101     Fire Protection Organization ..3
FTEC 103     Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FTEC 104     Fire Prevention Technology ....3                      Select 9 units from the following:
FTEC 105     Building Construction for                             Electives:                                                 Units
                Fire Protection .....................3             ET 230            Safety & Emergency
FTEC 106     Fire Protection Equipment                                                  Response...............................4
                & System ..............................3           FTEC 102          Fundamentals of Personal Fire
                                                      15                                Safety & Emergency
                                                                                        Action....................................3
Select 6 units from below for Associate of Arts or 9 units for     FTEC 107          Hazardous Materials I .............3
Associate of Science Degree:                                       FTEC 108          Hazardous Materials II ...........3
                                                                   FTEC 109          Fire Fighting Tactics &
Electives:                                                 Units                        Strategy .................................3
ET 230            Safety and Emergency                             FTEC 110          Rescue Practice .........................3
                     Response...............................4      FTEC 111          Fire Hydraulics .........................3
FTEC 102          Fundamentals of Personal Fire
                                                                   FTEC 112          Fire Apparatus & Equipment .3
                     Safety & Emergency Action3
FTEC 107          Hazardous Materials I .............3             FTEC 114          Fire Investigations....................3
FTEC 108          Hazardous Materials II ...........3              WFT 101           Wild Land Fire Behavior .........3
FTEC 109          Fire Fighting Tactics &                          FTEC 117          Fire Service Management,
                     Strategy .................................3                        Safety & Wellness ................3
FTEC 110          Rescue Practice .........................3       FTEC 121          Emergency Response ...............2
FTEC 111          Fire Hydraulics .........................3       EMT 093           Emergency Medical
FTEC 112          Fire Apparatus and                                                    Technician 1-A .....................7
                     Equipment............................3        FAC 043           Advanced Fire Courses
FTEC 114          Fire Investigations....................3                              (see catalog for series) ... varies
FTEC 117          Fire Service Management,                         FTEC 044          Physical Fitness and Ability for
                     Safety & Wellness ................3                                the Firefighter ......................4
FTEC 121          Emergency Response ...............2
EMT 093           Emergency Medical                                FTEC 045          Firefighter Entrance
                     Technician 1-A .....................7                              Examination Techniques ....3
FAC 043           Advanced Fire Courses                            FAC 118           Firefigher 1 Basic
                     (see catalog for series) ... varies                                Fire Academy ......................17
FTEC 044          Physical Fitness and Ability for
                     the Firefighter ......................4
FTEC 045          Firefighter Entrance
                     Examination Techniques ....3
FAC 118           Firefigher 1 Basic
                     Fire Academy ......................17
WFT 101           Wild Land Fire Behavior .........3

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FITNESS SPECIALIST                                  PHYSICAL EDUCATION DIVISION
       CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT                        Required Courses:                                      Units
                                                         PETH 122     Nutrition for Sport and
The Fitness Specialist Certificate Program is                            Fitness ...................................3
designed to prepare students for employment as fit-      PETH 126     Principles of Strength and
ness instructors and a career in the rapidly expand-                     Conditioning ........................2
ing health and fitness industry. Students will gain
academic knowledge and fitness skills through the        PETH 131     Applied Kinesiology................2
required course work, as well as develop the skills      PETH 146     Training Principles for Special
necessary to apply this knowledge in a vocational                        Populations ..........................2
setting. The certificate is designed to be completed     PETH 127     Applied Exercise Physiology .2
in one calendar year for students who attend full        PETH 128     Fitness Testing and Exercise
time and may lead to immediate employment                                Prescription ..........................2
opportunities. The curriculum has been designed          PETH 145     Theory and Analysis
to equip the student with the scientific background,                     of Fitness Instruction ..........2
both theoretical and practical, to successfully cus-     MGMT 130     Small Business Management/
tomize fitness programs that include education and                       Entrepreneurialship ............3
guidance on nutrition, weight control, flexibility,      PETH 115     Fitness Specialist Internship ...2
core strength, cardiovascular exercise and resis-
tance training. Students will also be prepared to        Choose two courses from the list below:
pass national certification exams in health, fitness,    PE 130            Lifelong Fitness Laboratory....1
strength and conditioning. The program will pre-         PE 136            Pilates Mat I ..............................1
pare students for transfer to a university in order to
purse a higher degree in various areas of study.         PE 158            Yoga I .........................................1
                                                                                                                          22
A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon
completion of all required courses with a grade of
“C” or better.



FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION                                                PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION
              CAREER CERTIFICATE                         Required Courses:                                 Units
The Forensic Identification Certificate Program is       AJ 041       Effective Written
intended for the student preparing for a career as                       Communications .................3
a public service employee in the various areas of        AJ 104       Legal Aspects of Evidence ......3
law enforcement or related fields. Areas of inter-       AJ 208       Principles of Investigation ......3
est include job titles such as: Forensic Print Spe-      AJ 275       Introduction to
cialist, Forensic Specialist I, Evidence Technician,                     Forensic Science...................3
Fingerprint Examiner, Crime Scene Investigator,          PAC 4317     *Crime Scene Investigation.... .5
Identification Technician, Investigative Trainee,        PAC 4327     *Advanced Latent Prints ........ .5
Latent Print Examiner, Coroner Trainee, Coroner          PAC 4328     *Advanced Crime Scene
Transport Unit, Police Officer, Community Ser-                           Techniques .......................... .5
vice Officer, Detention Officer, Communications          PAC 4330     *Trial Preparation &
Operator, Police Cadet, Police Specialist and                              Courtroom Demeanor ...... .5
Law Enforcement Technician. These units will be          PAC 4355     *Advanced Police Video/
applied to the Career Certificate and can be used                        Photography ....................... .5
toward a degree in Administration of Justice.            PAC 4380     Fingerprint Classification ...... .5
                                                         PAC 4381     *Friction Skin Comparison .... .5
The program was developed in consultation with           PAC 4382     *Death Investigation ............... .5
recognized experts in the Forensic Science field                                                              16
who also teach in the program. The program
reflects the current procedures and practices in         To enter PAC Forensic Classes you must have
the forensic field.                                      completed at least (2) of the AJ required courses.

                                                         *Prerequisite:

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GENERAL STUDIES
                                                 ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE
The General Studies degree with an area of emphasis is designed to give students a broad introduc-
tion to an area of knowledge represented by related disciplines and topics. This degree is intended
for students who may not be intending to pursue a specific occupational major, nor are they necessar-
ily planning to transfer. However, careful educational planning with a counselor will help to ensure
that if a student did decide at a later date to transfer to a university, they would have a foundation
in the transfer planning process. Students will select an “Area of Emphasis” from the following four
options based on their interests and educational goals.


General Studies with an Emphasis in                                   B) Physical Sciences
Science and Mathematics:                                              ASTR 110 or
These courses emphasize the natural sciences,                          110H           General Astronomy .......................3
which examine the physical universe, its life                         ASTR 112        Observational Astronomy ............1
forms and its natural phenomena. As math-                             ASTR 114        Observational Astronomy ............1
ematics is the language of science, courses in                        CHEM 101        Chemistry and Our World ...........3
                                                                      CHEM 101L       Chemistry and Our World
mathematics help students develop quantitative                                          Laboratory ...................................1
reasoning skills beyond the level of intermediate                     CHEM 110        Chemistry for Allied Health
algebra. Students will be able to demonstrate an                                         Majors.........................................5
understanding of the methodologies of science                         CHEM 120        Introduction to Chemistry ...........5
as investigative tools. Students will also exam-                      CHEM 130        General Chemistry ........................5
ine the influence that the acquisition of scientific                  CHEM 131        General Chemistry ........................3
knowledge has on human experience. This                               CHEM 131L       General Chemistry ........................2
emphasis includes lower-division coursework                           CHEM 230        Organic Chemistry ........................5
that prepares students for potential careers in                       CHEM 231        Organic Chemistry ........................5
science, engineering, math, and health related                        GEOG 101        Introduction to Physical
fields.                                                                                 Geography ...................................3
                                                                      GEOG 101L       Introduction to Physical
To acquire the Associate of Arts Degree in Gen-                                         Geography Laboratory ..............1
eral Studies with an Emphasis in Science and                          GEOL 150        Physical Geology ...........................3
Mathematics, it is necessary to complete the                          GEOL 151        Physical Geology Laboratory ....... 1
graduation requirements of the College, along                         PHY 120         Physics for Everyday Use.............4
with the following:                                                   PHY 150         General Physics-I ...........................4
                                                                      PHY 160         General Physics-II .........................4
Choose at least one course from each category                         PHY 211         Physics for Scientists and
(A, B and C) and then complete additional                                               Engineers-I ..................................4
                                                                      PHY 212         Physics for Scientists and
courses in any category to total 18 units from the                                      Engineers-II .................................4
following list. Among these courses the student                       PHY 213         Physics for Scientists and
must complete at least one laboratory course.                                           Engineers-III ................................4
                                                                      PHYS 101        Physics and Chemistry for
A) Life Sciences                                                                        Teachers .......................................4
ANTH 101 or                                                           PHYS 102        Earth and Space Sciences for
 101H:            Introduction to Physical                                              Teachers .......................................4
                  Anthropology.................................3
ANTH 101L         Physical Anthropology Lab .........1                C) Mathematics
BIOL 101          General Biology .............................4      MATH 120       Finite Mathematics ........................4
BIOL 111          Marine Biology ..............................3      MATH 130 or
BIOL 111L         Marine Biology Laboratory ..........1                130H          Statistics ..........................................4
BIOL 112          Outdoor Biology ............................3       MATH 140       Mathematics for Elementary
BIOL 120          Environmental Biology .................3                             Teachers .......................................4
BIOL 120L         Environmental Biology                               MATH 150       Liberal Arts Mathematics .............3
                    Laboratory ...................................1   MATH 160       College Algebra .............................4
BIOL 200          Principles of Biology 1                             MATH 170       Elements of Calculus ....................4
                    (Molecular and                                    MATH 175       Plane Trigonometry.......................3
                    Cellular Biology).........................5       MATH 180       Pre-Calculus ...................................4
BIOL 203          Principles of Zoology ....................5         MATH 190       Calculus ..........................................4
BIOL 204          Principles of Botany ......................5        MATH 191       Calculus II.......................................4
BIOL 222          Microbiology ..................................5    MATH 250       Calculus III .....................................4
BIOL 226          Human Physiology .......................4           MATH 260       Linear Algebra ...............................4
PSY 210 or                                                            MATH 270       Differential Equations ...................4
 210H          Biological Psychology ...................3
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GENERAL STUDIES
General Studies with an Emphasis in                                         THTR 101              Theatre Arts Appreciation............3
Arts and Human Expression:                                                  THTR 105 or
These courses emphasize the study of cultural,                               105H                 The History and Development
literary, humanistic activities and artistic expres-                                               of the Theatre ..............................3
sion of human beings. Students will evaluate                                THTR 110              Principles of Acting .......................3
and interpret the ways in which people through                              THTR 150              Theatre Crafts.................................3
the ages in different cultures have responded to
themselves and the world around them in artistic                            B) Human Expression
and cultural creation. Students will also learn to                          ASL 149      American Sign Language I...........4
value aesthetic understanding and incorporate                               CHIN 101     Chinese I .........................................4
these concepts when constructing value judg-                                CHIN 102     Chinese II ........................................4
                                                                            ENGL 126     Languages of the World ..............3
ments. This emphasis includes lower division                                FR 101       French I ...........................................4
coursework that prepares students for potential                             FR 102       French II ..........................................4
careers in fine arts, foreign languages, literature,                        FR 201       French III.........................................4
and philosophy.                                                             FR 202       French IV ........................................4
                                                                            HIST 101     History of World Civilization
To acquire the Associate of Arts Degree in                                                 to the 17th Century ....................3
General Studies with an Emphasis in Arts and                                HIST 102     History of World Civilization, .....
Human Expression, it is necessary to complete                                              1500 to the Present......................3
the graduation requirements of the College,                                 HIST 122     History of Mexico ..........................3
along with the following:                                                   HIST 131     History of the North American
                                                                                           Indian ...........................................3
                                                                            HIST 143     History of the United States
Choose at least one course from each category (A                                           to 1877 ..........................................3
and B) and then complete additional courses in                              HIST 144 or
categories A and/or B to total 18 units of course-                            144H       History of the United States
work from the following list:                                                              Since 1865 ....................................3
                                                                            HIST 158     History of Minorities: African
A) Arts                                                                                    Americans and American
ART 101               Introduction to Art ........................3                        Indians .........................................3
ART 105 or                                                                  HIST 159 or
 105H                 Survey of Art History from                              159H       History of Minorities: Mexican
                       Prehistoric through Medieval                                        Americans, Asian Americans
                       Periods .........................................3                  and American Women ...............3
ART 106 or                                                                  HIST 167     History of California .....................3
 106H           Survey of Art History from                                  HUM 110      Survey of Humanities ...................3
                the Renaissance to the                                      HUM 111      Survey of Humanities ...................3
                  Present..........................................3        HUM 125 or
ART 107         The Art of Asia ...............................3              125H       Introduction to Mexican
ART 108         The Art of Mexico ..........................3                              Culture .........................................3
ART 109         American Art History ...................3                   HUM 165      Introduction to Mexican
ART 110         Understanding Visual Art ............3                                     Intellectual Thought ...................3
ART 111         Modern Art History ......................3                  ITAL 101     Italian 101 .......................................4
ART 112         Visual Art in the Modern Era ....... 3                      ITAL 102     Italian 102 .......................................4
ART 120         Two Dimensional Design .............3                       JAPN 101     Japanese I ........................................4
ART 121         Three Dimensional Design...........3                        JAPN 102     Japanese II ......................................4
ART 130         Freehand Drawing I ......................3                  LATN 101     Latin I ..............................................4
ART 135         Beginning Painting ........................3                LATN 102     Latin II .............................................4
ART 140         Ceramics I .......................................3         LIT 102 or
DANC 199        Dance Appreciation.......................3                    102H       Approaches to Literature .............3
MUS 101         Fundamentals of Music ................3                     LIT 112A or
MUS 120         Vocal Arts Ensemble .....................2                    112AH      American Literature ......................3
MUS 129         Music in Latin American                                     LIT 112B or
                  Culture .........................................3          112BH      American Literature ......................3
MUS 130         Music History and Literature                                LIT 114      Elementary and Adolescent
                  Before 1750 ..................................3                          Literature .....................................3
MUS 131         Music History and Literature                                LIT 117      Mexican Literature in Translation . 3
                  After 1750.....................................3          LIT 140 or
MUS 132         History of Rock and Roll ..............3                      140H       Introduction to the Novel.............3
MUS 133         Music Appreciation .......................3                 LIT 141      Introduction to Poetry ..................3
MUS 140         Beginning Voice .............................1              LIT 142      Introduction to Shakespeare ........3
MUS 145         Beginning Piano I ..........................1               LIT 144A     World Literature ............................3
MUS 155         Music for Dance .............................3              LIT 144B     World Literature ............................3
PHTO 190        Beginning Photography ...............3
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GENERAL STUDIES                                                   CONTINUED
LIT 145 or                                                              ANTH 103      Introduction of Archaeology .......3
 145H          Introduction to the Short Story....3                     ANTH 110      Human Sexuality from a
LIT 146A or                                                                             Cross-Cultural Perspective .......3
 146AH         British Literature............................3          ANTH 125      Religion, Magic, Witchcraft, and
LIT 146B or                                                                             the Supernatural .........................3
 146BH         British Literature ...........................3          CD 106        Child Growth and Development . 3
LIT 147        Cinema as Literature ....................3               CD 208        Child, Family and Community ...3
LIT 148        Introduction to Dramatic                                 CHST 150      Chicano Politics .............................3
                 Literature ....................................3       ECON 101 or
LIT 149        Introduction to Chicana/Chicano                           101H         Principles of Macroeconomics .....3
                 Literature ....................................3       ECON 102      Principles of Microeconomics......3
PHIL 101 or                                                             GEOG 102      Introduction to Cultural
 101H          Introduction to Philosophy .........3                                    Geography ...................................3
PHIL 120       Introduction to Ethics ...................3              GEOG 103      World Regional Geography .........3
PHIL 124       History of Philosophy: Ancient ..3                       HIST 101      History of World Civilization to
PHIL 126       History of Philosophy: Modern .3                                         the 17th Century .........................3
PHIL 135       Philosophy & Contemporary                                HIST 102      History of World Civilization,
                 Issues ............................................3                   1500 to the Present......................3
PHIL 140       Philosophy of Religion .................3                HIST 122      History of Mexico ..........................3
PHIL 150       Introduction to World Religions .3                       HIST 131      History of the North American
SPAN 101       Spanish I .........................................4                     Indian ...........................................3
SPAN 102       Spanish II ........................................4     HIST 143      History of the United States
SPAN 130       Spanish for the Spanish Speaker .3                                       to 1877 ..........................................3
SPAN 131       Spanish for the Spanish Speaking . 3                     HIST 144 or
SPAN 201 or                                                              144H         History of the United States
 201H          Spanish III .......................................4                    Since 1865 ....................................3
SPAN 202       Spanish IV ......................................4       HIST 158      History of Minorities: African
SPCH 130       Oral Interpretation ........................3                           Americans and American
SPCH 132       Readers Theatre .............................3                          Indians .........................................3
                                                                        HIST 159 or
                                                                         159H         History of Minorities: Mexican
General Studies with an Emphasis in                                                    Americans, Asian Americans and
Social Sciences:                                                                       American Women .......................3
These courses emphasize the perspective, con-                           HIST 167      History of California .....................3
cepts, theories and methodologies of the variety                        HUM 130       Contemporary Mexican-American
of disciplines that comprise study in the social                                       Culture .........................................3
sciences. Students will study human experience                          POLS 110 or
in the context of the larger society. Students will                      110H         Government of the United States .. 3
                                                                        POLS 130      Comparative Government ...........3
study how individuals, social subgroups, and                            POLS 140      International Relations .................3
societies operate in relation to each other. This                       POLS 150      Chicano Politics .............................3
emphasis includes lower division coursework                             PSY 101 or
that prepares students for potential careers in the                      101H         Introductory Psychology ..............3
helping professions such as teaching, business,                         PSY 112       Lifespan Development .................3
government, social work, and non-profit organi-                         PSY 114       Introduction to Abnormal
zations.                                                                                Psychology ..................................3
                                                                        PSY 116       Introduction to Cross-Cultural
To acquire the Associate of Arts Degree in Gen-                                         Psychology ..................................3
eral Studies with an Emphasis in Social Sci-                            PSY 200       Research Methods in
                                                                                         Psychology ................................3
ences, it is necessary to complete the graduation                       PSY 210       Biological Psychology ...................3
requirements of the College, along with the                             SOC 101 or
following:                                                               101H         Introduction to Sociology .............3
                                                                        SOC 102       Major Social Problems ..................3
Choose 18 units of coursework including two or                          SOC 110       Human Sexuality from a
more disciplines from the following list:                                               Cross-Cultural Perspective .......3
                                                                        SOC 114       Marriage, Family and Intimate
ANTH 101 or                                                                             Relationships ...............................3
 101H          Introduction to Physical                                 SOC 116       Introduction to Race and Ethnic
                 Anthropology ..............................3                           Relationships ...............................3
ANTH 102       Introduction to Cultural
                 Anthropology ..............................3



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GENERAL STUDIES
General Studies with an Emphasis in                                   HIST 159 or
                                                                       159H                History of Minorities: Mexican
Social Behavior and Self-Development                                                         Americans, Asian Americans and
These courses provide students knowledge                                                     American Women .......................3
and understanding of social behavior and self-                        HIST 167             History of California .....................3
development. This area of emphasis is designed                        HUM 130              Contemporary Mexican-American
to prepare students to use their understand-                                                 Culture .........................................3
ing of themselves and others to communicate                           GEOG 102             Introduction to Cultural
and collaborate more effectively. It combines                                                Geography ...................................3
knowledge of theory with attention to personal                        GEOG 103             World Regional Geography .........3
growth and purpose, as well as health and well-                       POLS 110 or
                                                                       110H                Government of the
ness. Students learn to become citizens who care                                            United States ...............................3
for themselves and others, ready to work with                         PSY 101 or
people in their communities. Participation in                          101H                Introductory Psychology ..............3
group activities and collaborative projects is a                      PSY 112              Lifespan Development .................3
central focus of this emphasis, allowing students                     PSY 114              Introduction to Abnormal
to experience group interactions in a variety of                                             Psychology ..................................3
contexts. This emphasis includes lower division                       PSY 116              Introduction to Cross-Cultural
coursework that prepares students for potential                                              Psychology ..................................3
careers in people/community oriented profes-                          PSY 121              Drugs, Society, and Behavior .......3
sions including social, health and recreational                       PSY 123              Drug Education and Prevention .3
                                                                      PSY 133              Personal and Social Adjustment .3
services.                                                             PSY 200              Research Methods in
                                                                                             Psychology ..................................3
To acquire the Associate of Arts Degree in Gen-                       PSY 210              Biological Psychology ...................3
eral Studies with an Emphasis in Social Behavior                      READ 101             Critical Reading .............................3
and Self-Development, it is necessary to com-                         SOC 101 or
plete the graduation requirements of the College,                      101H                Introduction to Sociology .............3
along with the following:                                             SOC 102              Major Social Problems ..................3
                                                                      SOC 110              Human Sexuality from a
Choose at least one course from each category                                                Cross-Cultural Perspective .......3
below (A, B, and C). Then complete additional                         SOC 114              Marriage, Family and Intimate
                                                                                             Relationships ...............................3
courses from categories A, B, and/or C to reach a                     SOC 116              Introduction to Race and Ethnic
total of 18 units from the following list:                                                   Relations ......................................3
                                                                      SOC 118              Aging: Introduction to Social
A) Theory and Knowledge                                                                      Gerontology ................................3
ANTH 102      Introduction to Cultural                                SPCH 100             Interpersonal Communications...3
                Anthropology ..............................3          SPCH 101             Public Speaking .............................3
ANTHR 110     Human Sexuality from a                                  SPCH 102             Fundamentals of Oral
                Cross-Cultural Perspective ......3                                           Communication ..........................3
ANTH 125      Religion, Magic, Witchcraft, and                        SPCH 140             Argumentation and Debate .........3
                the Supernatural .........................3
CD 106        Child Growth and Development 3                          B) Growth and Purpose
CD 208        Child, Family and Community ...3                        COUN 151 or
HIST 101      History of World Civilization to                        151A, 151B,
                the 17th Century .........................3           and 151C          Career Exploration &
HIST 102      History of World Civilization,                                            Life Planning ..................................3
                1500 to the Present......................3            (Note: The entire sequence of COUN 151 A-C must be
HIST 122      History of Mexico ..........................3           completed for a total of 3 units.)
HIST 131      History of the North American
                Indian ...........................................3   C) Health and Wellness
HIST 143      History of the United States                            PETH 191       Health: Personal Issues................3
                to 1877 ..........................................3   PETH 192       Health: Women’s Personal
HIST 144 or                                                                           Health ...........................................3
  144H        History of the United States
                Since 1865 ....................................3
HIST 158      History of Minorities: African
                Americans and American
                Indians .........................................3




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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
                                                                                        TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

     CERTIFICATE OF SKILL PROFICIENCY                                                 FOCUS AREA
                                                                                     CRIME MAPPING
The Rio Hondo College Geographic Information
Systems Certificate provides a professional and
                                                                  Required Courses                                       Units
academic resource in one of the fastest grow-
                                                                  GIS 281      Crime Analysis & Mapping ....3
ing technologies in North America. A growing
                                                                  CIT 109      Introduction to Microsoft
number of industries are recognizing GIS and
                                                                                   Access.................................. 1.5
GPS as an integral part of their practice. GIS is
                                                                  CIT 110      Advanced Microsoft Access . 1.5
a computer based data processing tool used to
                                                                                    (core classes and required focus area classes)
map, manage, analyze, display, and model spatial
                                                                                    TOTAL UNITS .................... 16.5
information to analyze patterns and relationships
between many different layers of mapped data
simultaneously. The GIS tool is used in most all                                 FOCUS AREA
fields from crime mapping, marketing, landscape                           ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
architecture, planning, geological & biological
science, computer science, education and most                     Required Courses                                   Units
others. The student completing the GIS certificate                GIS 230      GIS in Environmental
program at Rio Hondo College will be prepared                                      Technology ...........................3
for a GIS technician level position in the GIS field              DRAF 150 / DRAF 170
or for advancement in their current career.                                    AutoCAD for Basic CADD
                                                                                   Applications (select 150 or 170)
Required Courses                                Units             or           Intergraph Microstation for ....
GIS 120      Introduction to Geographic                                            Basic CADD Applications..4
                 Information Systems...........3                                    (core classes and required focus area classes)
GIS 220      Intermediate Geographic                                                TOTAL UNITS .................... 17.5
                 Information Systems...........3
GIS 221      GIS Cartography and Basemap
                 Development .......................3

In addition, students must complete ONE of the following
focus areas.

COMPLETE ALL COURSES WITHIN ONE OF
THE FOLLOWING FOCUS AREAS BELOW:

                 FOCUS AREA
           FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Required Courses                                   Units
DRAF 150 / DRAF 170
             AutoCAD for Basic CADD
                 Applications (select 150 or 170)
or           Intergraph Microstation for
                 Basic CADD Applications..4
GIS 222      Planning & Facilities Management
                 Using GIS ............................3
                 (core classes and required focus area classes)
                 TOTAL UNITS .................... 17.5




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HUMAN SERVICES                                    SOCIAL SCIENCE DIVISION
     CERTIFICATE OF SKILL PROFICIENCY
The required courses for the Human Services
Certificate provide applied, theoretical and
practical knowledge to students interested in
the helping professions. In addition, the student
develops the skills needed for employment in the
human services field, such as the ability to manage
and document client cases, lead groups, and make
referrals. A required component of this Certificate
is a field work class which provides the student
with experience and exposure to work in the
human services field.

The Human Services Certificate is designed to
provide the student with an academic background
and work experience that would make them
competitive for entry level positions in human
services agencies and organizations.
Required Courses:                                    Units
HUSR 111     Human Services in
                Contemporary Society.........3
HUSR 124     Introduction to Case Management
                and Documentation ............2
HUSR 122     Introduction to Group Leadership
                and Process ..........................3
PSY 133      Personal and Social
                Adjustment...........................3
SOC 102      Social Problems ........................3
HUSR 199     Fieldwork ..................................3
             TOTAL UNITS .......................17

LOGISTICS                     BUSINESS DIVISION
     CERTIFICATE OF SKILL PROFICIENCY

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for
employment as logistics planners, transportation
analysts, inventory planners, and purchasing
analysts. The Certificate of Skill Proficiency will
allow the student to develop organizational skills
which can lead to advancement in operations
management, transportation, purchasing, materials
management, and related areas.

Required Courses:                            Units
LOG 101      Supply Chain Management ....3
LOG 105      Purchasing Management ........3
LOG 110      Warehouse Management ........3
LOG 115      Inventory Management...........3
LOG 120      Transportation Management ..3
LOG 125      Contract Management .............2
             TOTAL UNITS .......................17


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MASS COMMUNICATIONS /
MASS MEDIA SPECIALIzATION
                                                                                       COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION
         ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                           CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in                         The Mass Communications Certificate is
Mass Communications with the Mass Media                               designed to provide a general technical back-
specialization, it is necessary to complete the                       ground which will enable the student to make
graduation requirements of the College along                          intelligent and realistic career decisions in mass
with the following:                                                   communications; to provide a broad background
                                                                      which will afford the currently employed student
Required Courses:                                      Units          an opportunity for upward mobility or career
MSCM 128 Mass Media in Modern Society 3                               advancement; to provide a program to meet both
                                                                      the entry-level and skill upgrading needs of the
MSCM 134 Documentary Film ...................... 3
                                                                      local mass communications industry.
RDIO 104     Introduction to Broadcasting .... 3
MSCM 103 Survey of Motion Pictures/                                   To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Mass
                Radio/Television ................... 3                Communications/Mass Media Specialization, it
JOUR 120     *Communications Reporting                                is necessary to complete the following:
                & Writing................................. 3
TV 135       Creative Digital Video ............... 3                 Required Courses:                                          Units
JOUR 110     Photo Journalism ........................ 2              MSCM 128 Mass Media in Modern
TV 238       *Video Editing Lab...................... 2                                Society...................................... 3
LIT 147      Cinema as Literature .................. 3                MSCM 134 Documentary Film ...................... 3
JOUR/                                                                 JOUR 147      Broadcast News........................... 3
RDIO/TV 199 Choose among TV, Radio,                                   MSCM 103 Survey of Motion Pictures/
                or Journalism Intern .............. 3                                  Radio/Television ................... 3
                                                         28           JOUR 120      *Communications Reporting
                                                                                       & Writing................................. 3
Students must select 6 units from the following                       TV 135        Creative Digital Video ............... 3
courses:                                                              JOUR 110      Photo Journalism ........................ 2
JOUR 147       Broadcast News........................... 3            TV 238        *Video Editing Lab...................... 2
TV 137         Introduction to Studio/Field                           LIT 147       Cinema as Literature .................. 3
                  Multi-Camera Production                             JOUR/
                  EFF ........................................... 3   RDIO/TV 199 Choose among TV, Radio
TV 237         *Advanced Studio/Field                                                  or Journalism Intern .............. 3
                  Multi-Camera Production .... 3                                                                                   28
                                                                      Students must select 6 units from the following
* Prerequisite                                                        courses:
                                                                      ART 172       Desktop Publishing
                                                                                       (Adobe InDesign) ................... 3
                                                                      TV 137        Introduction to Studio/Field
                                                                                       Multi-Camera Production EFF . 3
                                                                      TV 237        *Advanced Studio/Field
                                                                                       Multi-Camera Production .... 3
                                                                      * Prerequisite




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MASS COMMUNICATIONS/MULTI–MEDIA
COMPUTER ANIMATION SPECIALIzATION
                                                                               COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION
         ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                    CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in                  The Mass Communications Certificate is designed
Mass Communications with the Multi-Media                       to provide a general technical background which
Computer Animation Specialization, it is neces-                will enable the student to make intelligent and
sary to complete the graduation requirements of                realistic career decisions in mass communications;
the college along with the following:                          to provide a broad background which will afford
                                                               the currently employed student an opportunity
Required Courses:                                      Units   for upward mobility or career advancement; to
ART 172     Desktop Publishing                                 provide a program to meet both the entry-level
               (Adobe InDesign) ..................... 3        and skill upgrading needs of the local mass com-
ART 164      Graphic Design                                    munications industry.
                (Adobe Illustrator) .................3
ART 165      *Graphic Design                                   To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Mass
                (Advanced Adobe Illustrator) .. 3              Communications/ Multi-Media Computer Ani-
ART 175      Computer Graphics ................3               mation Specialization, it is necessary to complete
ART 177      *Computer Animation for the                       the following:
                Macintosh .............................3
TV 135       Creative Digital Video .............3             Required Courses:                                      Units
TV 138       *Video Editing Lecture ............3              ART 172      Desktop Publishing
TV 238       *Video Editing Lab (3 semesters) .. 2                             (Adobe InDesign) ................. 3
TV 137       Introduction to Studio/Field                      ART 164      Graphic Design
             Multi-Camera                                                      (Adobe Illustrator) .................3
                Production EFF ...................... 3        ART 165      *Graphic Design
MSCM 128     Mass Media in Modern                                              (Advanced Adobe Illustrator) .. 3
                Society ...................................3   ART 175      Computer Graphics ................3
                                                          29   ART 177      *Computer Animation for the
* Prerequisite                                                                 Macintosh .............................3
                                                               TV 135       Creative Digital Video .............3
                                                               TV 138       *Video Editing Lecture ............3
                                                               TV 238       *Video Editing Lab (3 semesters) .. 2
                                                               TV 137       Introduction to Studio/Field
                                                                            Multi-Camera
                                                                               Production EFF ....................3
                                                               MSCM 128     Mass Media in Modern
                                                                               Society ...................................3
                                                                                                                         29
                                                               *Prerequisite




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MASS COMMUNICATIONS /
PRINT MEDIA SPECIALIzATION
                                                                               COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION
         ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                    CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in                  The Mass Communications Certificate is
Mass Communications with the Print Media                       designed to provide a general technical
Specialization, it is necessary to complete the                background which will enable the student to
graduation requirements of the College along with              make intelligent and realistic career decisions in
the following:                                                 mass communications; to provide a broad
                                                               background which will afford the currently
Required Courses:                                      Units   employed student an opportunity for upward
JOUR 120     *Communications Reporting/                        mobility or career advancement; to provide a
                Writing ..................................3    program to meet both the entry-level and skill
MSCM 103     *Survey of Motion Pictures/                       upgrading needs of the local mass communica-
                Radio/Television.................3             tions industry.
JOUR 241     *Newspaper Production
                (4 semesters)............................12    To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Mass
MSCM 128     Mass Media in Modern                              Communications/Print Media Specialization, it
                Society ...................................3   is necessary to complete the following:
JOUR 220     *Advanced Reporting/
                Writing ..................................3    Required Courses:                                       Units
JOUR 230     *Magazine Production .............3               JOUR 120     *Communications
JOUR 147     Broadcast News ........................3                          Reporting/Writing ..............3
JOUR 110     Photo Journalism......................2           MSCM 103     Survey of Motion Pictures/
JOUR 199     *Journalism Internship ............3                              Radio/Television.................3
                                                          35   JOUR 241     *Newspaper Production
* Prerequisite                                                                 (4 semesters)............................12
                                                               MSCM 128     Mass Media in Modern
                                                                               Society ...................................3
                                                               JOUR 220     *Advanced Reporting/
                                                                            Writing .......................................3
                                                               JOUR 230     *Magazine Production .............3
                                                               JOUR 147     Broadcast News ........................3
                                                               JOUR 110     Photo Journalism......................2
                                                               JOUR 199     *Journalism Internship ............3
                                                                                                                          35
                                                               *Prerequisite




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MASS COMMUNICATIONS /
TELEVISION SPECIALIzATION                                                           ARTS DIVISION

         ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                    CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in                  The Mass Communications Certificate is
Mass Communications with the Television                        designed to provide a general technical back-
Specialization, it is necessary to complete the                ground which will enable the student to make
graduation requirements of the College along with              intelligent and realistic career decisions in mass
the following:                                                 communications; to provide a broad background
                                                               which will afford the currently employed student
Required Courses:                                      Units   an opportunity for upward mobility or career
MSCM 103     Survey of Motion Pictures/                        advancement; to provide a program to meet both
                Radio/Television.................3             the entry-level and skill upgrading needs of the
TV 137       Introduction to Studio/Field                      local mass communications industry.
                Multi-Camera Production
                (EFP)......................................3   To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Mass
TV 138       *Video Editing Lecture ............3              Communications/Television Specialization, it is
MSCM 128     Mass Media in Modern                              necessary to complete the following:
                Society ...................................3
TV 237       *Advanced Studio/Field                            Required Courses:                                          Units
                Multi-Camera Production                        MSCM 103     Survey of Motion Pictures/
                (2 semesters).............................6                     Radio/Television.................3
TV 238       *Video Editing Lab                                TV 137       Introduction to Studio/Field
                (3 semesters).............................6                     Multi-Camera Production
TV 239       *Television Engineering ..........3                            (EFP) ............................................3
TV 195       ENG/Single Camera                                 TV 138       *Video Editing Lecture ............3
                Production Lecture .............2              MSCM 128     Mass Media in Modern
TV 196       ENG/Single Camera                                                  Society ...................................3
                Production Lab ....................1           TV 237       *Advanced Studio/Field
JOUR 147     Broadcast News ........................3                       Multi-Camera Production
TV 199       *Television Internship..............3                              (2 semesters) .............................6
                                                          36   TV 238       *Video Editing Lab
* Prerequisite                                                              (3 semesters)..................................6
                                                               TV 239       *Television Engineering ..........3
                                                               TV 195       ENG/Single Camera
                                                                                Production Lecture .............2
                                                               TV 196       ENG/Single Camera
                                                                                Production Lab ....................1
                                                               JOUR 147     Broadcast News ........................3
                                                               TV 199       *Television Internship..............3
                                                                                                                             36
                                                               *Prerequisite




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MUSIC               ARTS DIVISION
       ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

The Associate of Science Degree in Music is a two-
year program designed to prepare students for
transfer to a four-year college or university as well
as employment in the professional music field.
Graduates receive an Associate of Science degree
in Music. To obtain this degree, it is necessary
to complete the graduation requirements of the
College along with the following:

Required Courses:                                   Units
MUS 101      Fundamentals of Music ..........3
MUS 103      *Music Theory I ........................3
MUS 104      *Music Theory II.......................3
MUS 106      Musicianship I ........................2-2
MUS 130      Music History and Literature
                Before 1750 ...........................3
MUS 131      Music History and Literature
                After 1750 .............................3
             4 Semesters worth of
                “Piano Class” ..................1-1-1-1
             4 Semesters worth of a “Large
             Performance” class** ..........2-2-2-2
                                                       31

*Prerequisite

** Large performance class is either Vocal Arts Ensem-
ble or Music Ensemble for Diverse Instruments




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NURSING                       HEALTH SCIENCE DIVISION
               CAREER CERTIFICATE                                          CAREER CERTIFICATE

Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care                          Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification
This Career Certificate is designed for the stu-              Training Course
dent who already has their CNA Certificate                    This Career Certificate is designed for the stu-
wishing to gain employment in the Acute Care                  dent wishing to gain employment in the Acute
Hospital setting. Areas of emphasis will include              Care, Long Term Care or Assisted Living set-
taking care of patients in the acute care setting             tings. Areas of emphasis will include taking
utilizing skills in basic care, emergency care,               care of the geriatric patients in a long-term care
communication skills, patient assessment, obser-              setting utilizing skills in basic care, emergency
vation and reporting, with additional emphasis                care and communication. The student will gain
on the specialized acute care areas such as medi-             a general core knowledge of entry level nursing
cal/surgical/orthopedics, pediatrics and obstet-              skills through classroom instruction and hands
rics. Students will gain general core knowledge               on clinical time.
of entry level nursing skills through classroom
instruction and hands on clinical time.                       Required Courses:                              Units
                                                              HS 050       Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification
Required Courses:                                     Units                   Training Course ...................4
HS 051       Certified Nurse Assistant                                     Total Units                           4
                Acute Care Training
                Course ...................................2
             Total Units                                  2




               CAREER CERTIFICATE

Home Health Aide
This Career Certificate is designed for the stu-
dent who already has their CNA wishing to gain
employment in the home care setting. Areas of
emphasis will include taking care of patients in
the home care setting utilizing skills in basic care,
emergency care, communication skills, patient
assessment, observation and reporting, with
additional emphasis on rehabilitative nursing
care, and family relationships. Students will gain
general core knowledge of entry level nursing
skills through classroom instruction and hands
on clinical time.

Required Courses:                                     Units
HS 052       Home Health Aide Training
                Course ...................................2
             Total Units                                  2




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NURSING
ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING (RN)
                                                                             HEALTH SCIENCE DIVISION
       ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                          FIRST YEAR-SPRING SEMESTER                UNITS
                                                            *ADN 155   Nursing Process: Childbearing
Generic Student                                                          Family/Women’s Health ...4
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a                   *ADN 156   Nursing Process Applied to the
two-year program designed to prepare students                            Care of Children ..................4
for employment as a Registered Nurse, provid-                                                               8
ing direct care to patients. Graduates receive an
Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. The pro-            SECOND YEAR-FALL SEMESTER                     UNITS
gram is accredited by the California State Board            ADN 250   Advanced Pharmacology .......1
of Registered Nursing. Students who complete                *ADN 251  Nursing Process Applied to
the curriculum are qualified to take the examina-                       Aging, Perception,
tion leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.                        Coordination & Mobility 4.5
                                                            *ADN 252  Psychiatric/Mental Health
PREREQUISITES / COREQUISITES                UNITS                       Nursing............................... 3.5
*BIOL 125 Human Anatomy .....................4                                                                  9
*BIOL 226 Human Physiology** ...............4
*BIOL 222 Microbiology ** ........................5         SECOND YEAR-SPRING SEMESTER UNITS
*ENGL 101 College Composition                               *ADN 253  Nursing Process Applied to
             and Research ........................3                       Advanced Concepts ............5
                                                 16         *ADN 254  Leadership and Management
*ADN 151  Clinical Nursing Concepts......4                                in Nursing ............................4
Offered only Spring or Summer semesters. Permit to regis-                                                             9
ter given only to students admitted to the program.         TOTAL UNITS..........................................77-83
**CHEM 110 is a prerequisite to BIOL 222 and BIOL 226       *The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requires these
and meets the AS degree requirement for a natural science   courses be completed to be eligible to take the RN licensing
with lab.                                                   examination. All of these courses must be completed with a
                                                            grade of “C” or better
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES                        UNITS
MATH 070  Intermediate Algebra or
             Algebra Proficiency ................ 4
READ 023  Reading College Textbooks or
             equivalent (Reading proficiency
             required for graduation).........3
*SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology .......3
*SPCH 101 Public Address or equivalent .3
*PSY 101  Introductory Psychology ........3
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS (One Course) ..3
FINE ARTS (One Course) .............................3
HUMANITIES (One Course)............................3
PE        (2 Activity Courses) .................2
                                                21-27
(The Health Science Division recommends that students
complete as many courses as possible before admission to
the ADN Program, especially MATH 070 and READ 023
or equivalent)

    COURSES REQUIRED AFTER ENROLLMENT BY
                PERMIT ONLY
FIRST YEAR-FALL SEMESTER                     UNITS
*ADN 150   Medical/Surgical Nursing I ...8
*ADN 154   Pharmacology ...........................2
                                                  10
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NURSING (OPTION)
LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE HEALTH SCIENCE DIVISION
          ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                         SECOND YEAR-SPRING SEMESTER UNITS
                                                                              *ADN 253  Nursing Process Applied to
LVN to ADN                                                                                  Advanced Concepts ............5
The Associate Degree Nursing Program may be com-                              *ADN 254  Leadership and Management
pleted by the Licensed Vocational Nurse in one year.                                        in Nursing ............................4
It is designed to prepare students for employment as
a Registered Nurse, providing direct care to patients.                        TOTAL UNITS...............................................57-63
Graduates receive an Associate of Science Degree in                           *Course required by BRN to sit for licensing exam. All
Nursing. The California State Board of Registered                             of these courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or
Nursing accredits the program. Students who com-                              better.
plete the curriculum are qualified to take the examina-
tion leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.

PREREQUISITES / COREQUISITES                UNITS
                                                                              LICENSED VOCATIONAL
*BIOL 125 Human Anatomy .....................4
                                                                              30 Unit Option LVN to RN
                                                                              This one-year program is for the applicant with a valid
*BIOL 226 Human Physiology** ...............4                                 California Vocational Nurse license. The Vocational
*BIOL 222 Microbiology ** ........................5                           Nurse who completes thirty additional units beyond the
*ENGL 101 College Composition                                                 LVN curriculum qualifies to take the licensing exami-
            and Research ........................3                            nation as a Registered Nurse without completing the
                                                 16                           requirements for the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
*ADN 075  LVN Transition into the Associate                                   The program is designed to prepare students for
            Degree Nursing Program. 2.5                                       employment as a Registered Nurse, providing direct care
Admission by permission of the Health Science Division-                       to patients. The student should be aware that they may
Summer session only                                                           not change their status as a 30 unit option RN with the
                                                                              Board of Registered Nursing at any time after licensure.
**CHEM 110 is a prerequisite to BIOL 222 and BIOL 226                         Individuals who become licensed as Registered Nurses
and meets the AS degree requirement for a natural science                     using this option may not be eligible for licensure in
with lab. Reading Proficiency is required for graduation                      states other than California. The program is accredited
                                                                              by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES ............. UNITS
MATH 050        Elementary Algebra or                                         PREREQUISITES / COREQUISITES                 UNITS
                Elementary Algebra Proficiency                                *BIOL 226 Human Physiology ..................4
                 ........................................................ 4   *BIOL 222 Microbiology ............................5
READ 023        Reading College Textbooks                                                                                        9
                      or equivalent ........................3                 *ADN 075  LVN Transition into the Associate
(Reading proficiency required for graduation)                                             Degree Nursing Program. 2.5
*SOC 101        Introduction to Sociology .......3                            Admission by permission of the Health Science Division-
*SPCH 101       Public Address or equivalent .3                               Summer session only
*PSY 101        Introductory Psychology ........3                             **CHEM 110 is a prerequisite to BIOL 222 and BIOL 226 and
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS (One Course) ..3                                        meets the AS degree requirement for a natural science with lab.
FINE ARTS (One Course) .............................3
HUMANITIES (One Course)............................3                             COURSES REQUIRED AFTER PROGRAM ADMISSION-BY
PE              (2 Activity Courses) .................2                                          PERMIT ONLY
                                                                      21-27   SECOND YEAR-FALL SEMESTER                       UNITS
(The Health Science Division recommends that students
                                                                              ADN 250   Advanced Pharmacology .......1
complete as many courses as possible before admission to                      *ADN 251  Nursing Process Applied to
the ADN Program, especially MATH 050 and READ 023,                                        Aging, Perception, Coordination
or equivalent)                                                                            & Mobility .......................... 4.5
                                                                              *ADN 252  Psychiatric/Mental Health
   COURSES REQUIRED AFTER PROGRAM ADMISSION-BY                                          Nursing ................................. 3.5
                   PERMIT ONLY                                                                                                     9
                                                                              SECOND YEAR-SPRING SEMESTER UNITS
SECOND YEAR-FALL SEMESTER......... UNITS                                      *ADN 253  Nursing Process Applied to
ADN 250   Advanced Pharmacology .......1                                                    Advanced Concepts .......... 5
                                                                              *ADN 254  Leadership and Management in
*ADN 251              Nursing Process Applied to                                            Nursing.................................4
                        Aging, Perception,                                                                                                  9
                        Coordination & Mobility ....4.5                       TOTAL UNITS..................................................29
*ADN 252              Psychiatric/Mental Health                               *The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requires these courses be
                                                                              completed to be eligible to take the RN licensing examination. All
                      Nursing.................................... 3.5         of these courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
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PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN                                                   HEALTH SCIENCE DIVISION

                                                                 COURSES REQUIRED AFTER ENROLLMENT BY
       ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
                                                                             PERMIT ONLY

Psychiatric Technician to RN                                 FIRST YEAR-FALL SEMESTER                     UNITS
Associate Degree Nursing                                     *ADN 150   Medical/Surgical Nursing I ...8
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a two-               *ADN 154   Pharmacology ...........................2
year program designed to prepare students for                                                                  10
employment as a Registered Nurse, providing
direct care to patients. Graduates receive an                FIRST YEAR-SPRING SEMESTER......... UNITS
Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. The                  *ADN 155   Nursing Process: Childbearing
program is accredited by the California State Board                       Family/Women’s Health ...4
of Registered Nursing. Students who complete the             *ADN 156   Nursing Process Applied to the
curriculum are qualified to take the examination                        Care of Children .......................4
leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse. Current                                                             8
California Psychiatric Technician License required.
Prerequisites/Corequisites                         Units     SECOND YEAR-FALL SEMESTER            UNITS
*BIOL 125      Human Anatomy .....................4          ADN 250   Advanced Pharmacology .......1
*BIOL 226      Human Physiology** ...............4           *ADN 251  Nursing Process Applied to
*BIOL 222      Microbiology ** ........................5                 Aging, Perception,
*ENGL 101      College Composition                                       Coordination & Mobility ....4.5
                  and Research ........................3     *ADN 252  Psychiatric/Mental Health
                                                      16               Nursing Credit by licence ..... 3.5
*ADN 151       Clinical Nursing Concepts......4                                                         9
-Offered only Spring or Summer semester- Permit to regis-
ter given only to students admitted to the program. May be   SECOND YEAR-SPRING SEMESTER UNITS
required by testing.                                         *ADN 253  Nursing Process Applied to
**CHEM 110 is a prerequisite to BIOL 222 and BIOL 226                      Advanced Concepts ............5
and meets the AS degree requirement for a natural science    *ADN 254  Leadership and Management
with lab.                                                                  in Nursing ............................4
                                                                                                                         9
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES                            UNITS      TOTAL UNITS..............................................77 - 83
MATH 050  Elementary Algebra or
             Elementary Algebra                              *The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requires these
                                                             courses be completed to be eligible to take the RN licensing
             Proficiency............................... 4    examination. All of these courses must be completed with a
READ 023  Reading College Textbooks or                       grade of “C” or better .
             equivalent (Reading proficiency
             required for graduation).........3
*SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology .......3
*SPCH 101 Public Address or equivalent .3
*PSY 101  Introductory Psychology ........3
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS (One Course) ..3
FINE ARTS (One Course) .............................3
HUMANITIES (One Course)............................3
PE        (2 Activity Courses) .................2
                                                    21-27
(The Health Science Division recommends that students
complete as many courses as possible before admission to
the ADN Program, especially MATH 050 and READ 023
or equivalent.)




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NURSING
VOCATIONAL NURSING                                           HEALTH SCIENCE DIVISION
                                                            COURSES REQUIRED AFTER PROGRAM ADMISSION-BY
       ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
                                                                            PERMIT ONLY

Curriculum Guide For The                                  FALL SEMESTER (I)                        UNITS
Vocational Nursing Program                                VN 071L    Introduction to Medical
The Vocational Nursing Program is a two-semester                        -Surgical Nursing Lab ...... 3.5
program, following the completion of prerequisite         VN 073     Basic Pharmacology .................2
courses. It is designed to prepare students for           VN 074     Older Adult & Integumentary /
employment as a Vocational Nurse, giving care                          Ortho Nursing Problems ... 2.5
to patients in a variety of settings, such as acute       VN 075     Endocrine Nursing Problems .1
hospitals, extended care facilities, home health          VN 076     Gastrointestinal &
care, surgical centers, and medical offices. The                        Renal Nursing Problems ... 3.5
program is accredited by the California State Board       VN 077     Cardiovascular & Respiratory
of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.                      Nursing Problems ...............3
Students who complete the curriculum are                  VN 072L    Intermediate Medical
qualified to apply for the examination leading to                       -Surgical Nursing Lab ...... 3.5
licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.                 TOTAL UNITS                                   19

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS                          UNITS      SPRING SEMESTER (II)                                    UNITS
MATH 030  Pre Algebra ...............................4    VN 081L   Maternal/Child & Pediatric
ENGL 035  Intermediate Composition                                      Nursing Lab ....................... 2.5
             for Developing Writers .......3              VN 083    Applied Pharmacology ...........2
READ 023  Fundamental Reading Skills ..3                  VN 084    Maternal/Child & Pediatric
                                                                        Nursing Problems ...............4
PREREQUISITES                                  UNITS      VN 085    Leadership & Supervision for
HS 060    Health Science Core                                           Vocational Nursing ........... 0.5
          -See Nursing Counselor for permit.......5       VN 086    Mental Health & Neurological
PSY 101   Psychology ................................3                  Nursing Problems ...............3
*VN 061   Basic Fundamentals of Nursing3.5                VN 087    Cancer Nursing Problems.......1
*VN 061L  Basic Fundamentals of                           VN 082L   Advanced Medical
              Nursing Lab .........................5                    -Surgical Nursing Lab ...... 3.5
TOTAL UNITS                                        16.5   TOTAL UNITS................................................ 16.5

                                                          RECOMMENDED COURSES
                                                          ENGL 101 College Composition and
                                                                      Research
                                                          READ 134 Effective Study Methods
                                                          *VN 61 and 61L are offered in the Spring semester only by
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VOCATIONAL NURSING (OPTION 2)
                                                                                    HEALTH SCIENCE DIVISION
Vocational Nursing–                                                 Spring Semester:                                  Units
                                                                    VN 081L       Maternal and Pediatric
Full-time Generic Nursing Students                                                   Nursing Lab ....................... 2.5
The Vocational Nursing Program is a two semester
                                                                    VN 082L       Advanced Medical/
program following completion of prerequisite
courses. It is designed to prepare students for                                      Surgical Nursing Lab........ 3.5
employment as staff nurses, giving care to patients                 VN 083        Applied Pharmacology ...........2
in a variety of settings, such as acute hospitals,                  VN 084        Maternal & Pediatric Nursing 4
extended care facilities, home health care, surgical                VN 085        Leadership & Supervision for
centers and medical offices. The program is                                          Vocational Nursing ............ .5
accredited by the California State Board of                         VN 086        Mental Health & Neurological
Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.                                      Nursing Problems ...............3
Students who complete the curriculum are                            VN 087        Cancer Nursing Problems ......1
qualified to take the examination leading to                                                                            16.5
licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
A 2.5 or better grade point average in all college                  See appendix pages - for Philosophy, Admissions
work attempted is required for completion of the                    Requirements and Admissions Procedures.
program and qualification to take the examination
leading to licensure as a Licensed Vocational
Nurse.
Academic Requirements:                             Units
MATH 030    PreAlgebra ................................4
ENGL 035    Intermediate Composition
                for Developing Writers .......3
READ 023    Fundamental Reading Skills ..3
Prerequisites:                                        Units
HS 060         Health Science Core .................5
PSY 101        Psychology ................................3
VN 061         Basic Fundamentals of
                 Nursing............................... 3.5
VN 061L        Basic Fundamentals of
                 Nursing Lab .........................5
                                                       16.5
(VN 61 and 61L are offered in the spring semester only by permit.
See the nursing counselor.)

Fall Semester:                                        Units
VN 071L        Introduction to Medical-Surgical
                  Nursing Lab ....................... 3.5
VN 072L        Intermediate Medical-Surgical
                  Nursing Lab ....................... 3.5
VN 073         Basic Pharmacology .................2
VN 074         Older Adult and Integumentary/
                  Orthopedic Nursing
                  Problems ............................. 2.5
VN 075         Endocrine Nursing Problems .1
VN 076         Gastrointestinal and Renal
                  Nursing Problems ............. 3.5
VN 077         Cardiovascular & Respiratory
                  Nursing Problems ...............3
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PHOTOGRAPHY                                   ARTS DIVISION
        ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
To acquire an Associate of Science Degree
in Photography, it is necessary to meet the
graduation requirements of the College along
with the following:
Required Courses:                                     Units
ART 105      Survey of Art History
                from Prehistoric through
                Medieval Periods ................3
ART 106      Survey of Art History
                from Renaissance to the
                Present ..................................3
ART 130      Freehand Drawing I.................3
ART 120      Two Dimensional Design ........3
ART 121      *Three Dimensional Design ....3
ART 178      Introduction to Digital Imaging
                (Adobe Photoshop) ................... 3
PHTO 190     Beginning Photography ..........3
PHTO 191     *Intermediate Photography ....2
PHTO 290     *Medium and Large Format
                Photography ........................2
PHTO 291     *Color Photography .................3
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*Prerequisite


POLICE ACADEMY                                      PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION

                CAREER CERTIFICATE
                                                              Students who have previously earned a Basic
(Basic Police Training)                                       POST Certificate or who are transferring to Rio
                                                              Hondo College from another college as Admin-
(Open to all students)                                        istration of Justice majors must meet the college
Several programs at Rio Hondo College are                     transfer requirements and complete at least six
certified by the Commission of Peace Officer                  units of Administration of Justice courses at Rio
Standards and Training (POST). There are certain              Hondo College in addition to regular required
minimum physical requirements for peace officers              courses to be eligible for graduation.
as well as requirements of good moral character.
Students may obtain more specific information                 Required Courses:                                    Units
about these requirements from the Administration              PAC 040      *Basic Police Recruit Class .....24
of Justice staff.                                             Or
At the Administration of Justice Regional Train-              PAC 075 A-B-C and D
ing Center, a modern and complete law enforce-                             *Basic Police Recruit Classes
ment training facility is maintained. The center is                           (Level III-I) ..........................16
equipped to train in the use of firearms, obstacle
course for physical training, and weight training             *Prerequisite
apparatus and driver training exercises. The facil-
ity is equipped to train in other areas related to the
field of law enforcement, security and corrections.
If you are interested in attending the Rio Hondo
Police Academy there are information meetings
being held on a monthly basis. Please call at (562)
463-7756.

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SMALL BUSINESS/
ENTREPRENEURIALISM                                     BUSINESS DIVISION

      ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                            CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

This curriculum is designed for the student wish-    This Certificate of Achievement is designed for
ing to own their own business. Areas of empha-       the student wishing to own their own business.
sis will include management, marketing, and          Areas of emphasis will include management,
operations management for a small business. The      marketing, and operations management for a
student will gain a general core of knowledge        small business. The student will gain a general
about different types of small businesses: service   core of knowledge about different types of small
businesses, international businesses, e-commerce     businesses: service businesses, international busi-
businesses and business to business ventures         nesses, e-commerce businesses and business to
through hand on projects.                            business ventures through hand on projects.

To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in        To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Busi-
Business with the Small Business Management          ness/Small Business Entrepreneurialism it is
Option, it is necessary to complete the gradua-      necessary to complete the following:
tion requirements of the College along with the
following:                                           Required Courses:                                    Units
                                                     MGMT 101     Introduction to Business .........3
Required Courses:                            Units   MGMT 108     Business Communications......3
MGMT 101     Introduction to Business .........3     MGMT 130     Small Business
MGMT 108     Business Communications......3                          Entrepreneuralship .............3
MGMT 130     Small Business                          MRKT 170     Elements of Marketing ...........3
                Entrepreneurialship ............3    ACCT 101     Financial Accounting ...............4
MRKT 170     Elements of Marketing ...........3      BUSL 110     Business Law:
ACCT 101     Financial Accounting ...............4                   Legal Environment of
BUSL 110     Business Law: Legal                                     Business ................................3
                Environment of Business ...3         CIT 101      Introduction to
CIT 101      Introduction to                                      Information Systems................3
                Information Systems...........3      CIT 155      Introduction to E-Commerce..3
CIT 155      Introduction to E-Commerce..3                                                                   25
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THEATRE ARTS                              ARTS DIVISION

        ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in The-
atre Arts, it is necessary to complete the gradua-
tion requirements of the College along with the
following:

Required Courses:                                  Units
THTR 101     Theatre Arts Appreciation ......3
THTR 105     History & Development of
                the Theatre ...........................3
THTR 110     Principles of Acting .................3
THTR 111     *Principles of Acting ................3
THTR 230     *Principles of Directing ...........3
THTR 231     *Principles of Directing ...........3
THTR 150     Theatre Crafts ...........................3
THTR 151     *Theatre Crafts..........................3
THTR 170     Theatre Rehearsal &
                Performance .........................3
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*Prerequisite




WELDING TECHNOLOGY                                                 TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

        ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                   CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in Weld-          To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Weld-
ing Technology, it is necessary to complete the              ing Technology, it is necessary to complete the
graduation requirements of the College along with            following:
the following:
                                                             Required Courses:                                   Units
Required Core Courses                                Units   WELD 040     Introduction to Welding
WELD 040      Introduction to Welding                                        Processes...............................2
                 Processes...............................2   WELD 045     Introduction to Electric
WELD 045      Introduction to Electric                                       Arc Welding .........................2
                 Arc Welding .........................2      WELD 050     *Semi-Automatic Welding
WELD 050      *Semi-Automatic Welding                                        Processes...............................2
                 Processes...............................2   WELD 055     *Electric Arc Welding...............4
WELD 055      *Electric Arc Welding...............4          WELD 060     *Electric Arc Welding...............4
WELD 060      Production Welding                             WELD 065     *Inert Gas Welding ...................4
                 Techniques ...........................4     WELD 070     *Advanced Inert Gas Welding4
WELD 065      *Inert Gas Welding ...................4                                                               22
WELD 070      *Advanced Inert Gas Welding4                   Select one course from the following:
TCED 060      Elementary Metallurgy ...........2             WELD 075          *Certification Welding .............2
                                                        24   TCED 090          Blueprint Reading for
Select one course from the following:                                             Manufacturing Drawing ....2
WELD 075          *Certification Welding .............2
TCED 090          Blueprint Reading for                      * Prerequisite
                     Manufacturing Drawing ....2

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WILDLAND FIRE TECHNOLOGY                                                              PUBLIC SAFETY DIVISION
        ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE                                    CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

This Degree program will provide the student with              The Certificate of Achievement in Wildland Fire
training in hand crew formation, fire line construc-           Technology offers the required courses and learn-
tion, and the use of wild land equipment. The                  ing domains for students to apply for employ-
                                                               ment with wild land firefighting agencies such
behavior of fires, protective clothing, and wildland           as the United States Forest Service; California
fire tools will also be addressed. The Wildland                Department of Forestry; United States Depart-
Fire Technology Associate Degree program is for                ment of the Interior, Bureau of Land Manage-
those students who desire to gain an understand-               ment; National Park Service, as well as municipal
ing of Wildland fire investigation, fire prevention            fire departments.
and support operations. This program also meets
the requirements for the US Forest Service to be               To acquire the Certificate of Achievement in
hired as an entry-level Wild land firefighter. This            Wildland Fire Technology, it is necessary to com-
degree program will also aid currently employed                plete the following:
municipal firefighters with the learning domains
and knowledge base to respond to and mitigate a                Required core courses (24 Units):
                                                               Required Courses:                                  Units
Wildland conflagration.                                        FAC 4360      Wildland Fire Academy ..........9
                                                               WFT 101       Wildland Fire Behavior ...........3
To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in                  WFT 102       Wildland Fire Fighter Safety
Wildland Fire Technology, it is necessary to com-                              and Survival..........................3
plete the graduation requirements of the College               WFT 103       Wildland Fire Operations
along with the following:                                                       (Ground, Air) .......................3
                                                               WFT 104       Wildland Fire Public Information
Required core courses (24 Units):                                               Officer, Prevention, and
                                                                                Investigation ........................3
Required Courses:                                 Units        WFT 105       Wildland Fire Logistics, Finance,
FAC 4360     Wildland Fire Academy ..........9                                  and Planning........................3
WFT 101      Wildland Fire Behavior ...........3               Plus a minimum of 6 units selected from the following:
WFT 102      Wildland Fire Fighter Safety                      EMT 093           Emergency Medical
                and Survival.........................3                             Technician ............................7
WFT 103      Wildland Fire Operations                          FAC 044           Physical Fitness and Ability
                (Ground, Air) .......................3                             for the Fire Fighter ..............4
WFT 104      Wildland Fire Public Information                  FTEC 107          Hazardous Materials I ............ 3
                Officer, Prevention, and                       FTEC 108          Hazardous Materials II ...........3
                Investigation ........................3        FTEC 121          Emergency Response ...............2
WFT 105      Wildland Fire Logistics, Finance,
                and Planning........................3

Plus a minimum of 6 units selected from the following:

EMT 093           Emergency Medical
                    Technician ............................7
FAC 044           Physical Fitness and Ability
                    for the Fire Fighter ..............4
FTEC 107          Hazardous Materials I ............ 3
FTEC 108          Hazardous Materials II ...........3
FTEC 121          Emergency Response ...............2




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NURSING APPENDIx
Rio Hondo College provides all                   Philosophy                     care, provider of safe and skilled
qualified candidates who have          The philosophy of the nursing pro-       care, communicator, client teacher,
applied for admission to any           gram is in harmony with the mis-         and member of the profession. The
Health Science program an equal        sion, vision and goals of Rio Hondo      faculty believes it is essential for the
opportunity to successfully com-       College. The Associate Degree            new graduate to be able to carry out
plete their studies. There are, how-   Nursing Program provides oppor-          outcome-based care with efficient
ever, two limiting factors affecting   tunities for its students to become      use of resources. The graduate will
selection which must be recognized     educated, responsible and caring         provide continuity of care as the
by all students:                       community members. Graduates             client moves from acute hospital
1. The health, safety, and welfare     are prepared for licensure as reg-       based care to care in transitional
    of the community and the stu-      istered nurses. The faculty recog-       units and other health care settings
    dent must be a consideration in    nizes the importance of preparing        in the community. The faculty also
    the selection process.             students to practice in a variety        recognizes the vital role of the nurse
2. College and community health        of settings as health care delivery      in teaching clients concerning pre-
    facilities limit the number of     evolves and care moves between           ventative care, health maintenance,
    candidates that can be admitted.   the acute hospital and community-        and rehabilitation following illness.
Rio Hondo College shall give to        based settings.
student applicants credit in the                                                The program supports students
appropriate field for previous         This nursing program embraces            from a variety of backgrounds.
education and the opportunity to       the concept of an illness-wellness       Characteristics of entering students
obtain credit for other acquired       continuum for our culturally             will vary according to age, gender,
knowledge by the use of the chal-      diverse community and uses the           culture, life and educational experi-
lenge examination. See Credit by       Systems Developmental Stress             ence. Learning may be facilitated
Examination Procedure.                 Model to provide a framework             by referral to support services
                                       for a conceptual approach to the         provided by the college such as:
Admission, transfer and credit         nursing process. The faculty views       financial aid, remediation, tutor-
by examination policies shall be       the individual as a unit of interlock-   ing, psychological counseling and
posted in an area accessible to        ing biological, interpersonal, and       health services.
all interested persons. A copy of      intrapersonal relationships moving
the policy may be obtained upon        through time and developmental           Theoretical concepts will be pre-
request. This information shall        stages. The nurse intervenes at any      sented from simple to complex,
also be made available through the     stage along the life continuum with      building on learning acquired in
Counseling Department and on the       therapeutic purpose. Underlying all      prerequisite courses. Teaching meth-
Rio Hondo College web site.            nursing activity is caring, a concern    ods include lecture, small group
                                       for the welfare of the individual.       discussion, role-playing, reading,
Credit for Non-Collegiate              The nurse’s role is to support life      writing, audiovisual and computer-
                                       and the quality of life while serving    assisted assignments. The faculty
   Registered Nursing                  as the clients advocate. The nurse       believes that students need to apply
         Training                      recognizes that the client should        principles of critical thinking in
Credit may be granted to a student     take an active part in planning and      using the nursing process. Students
who has a valid California RN          decision-making. The nurse assists       use simulations in the classroom
license for nursing courses taken      the client in positive adaptation to     and computer-assisted instruction
at an accredited non-collegiate RN     stress.                                  programs in order to apply theory
nursing program toward the Asso-                                                to a variety of clinical situations and
ciate of Science Degree in Nursing.    Conceptual threads are integrated        to therefore increase the breadth of
Credit granted may not exceed          throughout the curriculum and            learning. Opportunities for imple-
the total number of nursing units      provide theory necessary to carry        menting the nursing process will
required for the Associate Degree      out roles of the nurse. These            be provided to students through
in Nursing at Rio Hondo College.       threads include development from         clinical assignments in acute care,
                                       conception through death, personal       community facilities and the Health
                                       hygiene, human sexuality, pharma-        Science Skills Center. The faculty
     Associate Degree                  cology, teaching-learning, nutrition,    believes that curriculum should be
     Nursing Program                   cultural diversity, gerontology,         developed and implemented based
The Associate Degree Nursing           leadership and professional devel-       on Knowles Theory of Adult Learn-
Program is a two-year program          opment, legal, ethical, social and       ing, which hold that the adult is
designed to prepare students for       psychological concerns.                  self-directing. The faculty recognizes
employment as a staff nurse provid-                                             that the adult learner brings a wealth
ing direct care to patients. Gradu-    The faculty believes that nursing        of past experiences to the learning
ates receive an Associate in Science   education at the associate level         environment and that new learning
Degree in Nursing. The program         should prepare nurses to fill a vital    builds on these experiences. Progress
is accredited by the California        and needed role helping people           is based on the student’s readiness to
Sate Board of Registered Nursing.      cope with difficulties of daily          learn and the need to apply learning
Students who complete the cur-         living related to actual or potential    to situations. Therefore, the faculty
riculum are qualified to take the      health problems. The curriculum          believes in student centered learn-
examination leading to licensure as    is designed to prepare the gradu-        ing based on mutual respect and
a Registered Nurse.                    ate to carry out roles of planner of     individual learning needs.
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Associate Degree Nursing                                              ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING
             ADN Program Outcomes                                      PROGRAM (RN) – GENERIC
At the completion of the program the student will
assume the following roles:                                        Determination of Eligibility for Admission
      PLANNER AND PROVIDER OF CARE                                          to the ADN Program
1. Uses the Systems Developmental Stress Model
   as a framework for practice and as a conceptual           A. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
   approach to the use of the nursing process.               1. Educational requirements for program application
2. Utilizes critical thinking in applying the nursing        a. Proof of graduation from an accredited high
   process to develop care plans within the clinical set-       school in the U.S.A. by transcript, diploma, or
   ting.                                                        official international evaluation; or Associate
3. Plans and implements care throughout the illness/            or Baccalaureate degree from an accredited
   wellness continuum in a variety of health care deliv-        institution of higher education in the U.S.A.;
   ery settings.                                                or documentation of passing score on the GED
4. Plans and implements care based on the individual            (General Education Development) exam.
   needs of clients from our culturally diverse society.     b. Students must meet the admission requirements
5. Recognizes and appreciates the value of cultural             for Rio Hondo College.
   diversity of the client and health care team members      c. Overall GPA in the core science prerequisites of
   in planning and implementing care.                           at least a 2.5 (anatomy, physiology, microbiology)
6. Uses the nursing process to provide outcome based            with no grade less than “C” for each course. The
   care with judicious use of time and resources.               student is limited to one repeat in any of the
7. Provides and directs quality patient care using effec-       science courses to improve the grade.
   tive leadership and management skills.                    d. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for
8. Assesses the need for client referral and use of             all college coursework taken.
   resource personnel in the acute care and community        e. All science courses must be a minimum of four
   health care settings.                                        units with a lab component. All core science
                                                                prerequisite courses must have been completed
               PROVIDER OF SAFETY                               within the last 10 years.
1. Initiates and directs others to assume a safe physical    f. Current CPR Card- (BCLS 8 hour class for health
   and emotional environment for a group of patients.           care providers, all ages, 1-person, 2-person rescuer)
2. Plans and implements safe care for a group of                provided by the American Heart Association will
   patients based on the biological, interpersonal,             be required after admission.
   intrapersonal and development needs of the client.        g. Effective Spring 2008, students must pass a
3. Plans and implements care using guidelines for               diagnostic assessment test (basic math, English,
   standard precautions & transmission-based precau-            reading, science) prior to program enrollment.
   tions.                                                       Students who fail to achieve a passing score will
                                                                be required to complete additional pre-nursing
                 COMMUNICATOR                                   coursework.
1. Utilizes effective communication skills in collecting
   data related to biological, intrapersonal, interper-      2. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS – The applicant must
   sonal and developmental strengths and weaknesses.            be free from communicable diseases, infections,
2. Communicates effectively with the patient and                psychological disorders, and other conditions that
   members of the health care team as the care plan is          would prevent the successful performance of the
   implemented and outcomes are documented.                     responsibilities and tasks required in the education
3. Uses a variety of documentation techniques to com-           and training of a Registered Nurse. Upon acceptance
   municate implementation of the nursing process in            into the program, the student must satisfactorily pass
   a timely manner.                                             a health examination by a licensed physician or nurse
                                                                practitioner and have various laboratory tests and
                  CLIENT TEACHER                                immunizations, as needed, to determine physical and
1. Assesses, develops, and implements a teaching                mental fitness. If a student enrolled in the program
   plan that is specific to the level of development and        has developed a condition that would prevent
   knowledge of the clients and families.                       successful performance of his/her responsibilities
2. Effectively implements formal and informal meth-             and tasks, the Dean of Health Science may require
   ods of teaching.                                             the student to be examined by a licensed physician.
                                                                If the licensed physician verifies the condition, then
         MEMBER OF THE PROFESSION                               there is sufficient cause for suspension or expulsion
1. Reflects Knowles Adult Learning Theory by being              from the program pursuant to Board Policy.
   accountable for his/her own nursing practice,                Information on specific health requirements will
   including moral, ethical and legal concerns.                 be provided to the student upon admission to the
2. Demonstrates underlying concern for the welfare of           program.
   the patient, supporting life and quality of life, while
   acting as the patients advocate.                          B. ADMISSION PROCEDURE
3. Is able to adapt to changing patient care delivery        1. Application for admission to the College shall be
   systems in a variety of settings.                            submitted to the Admissions Office.
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2. Applicants to the Associate Degree Nursing               2. If the Dean of Health Sciences denies the appeal, the
   Program should attend a nursing information                 student may appeal to the Executive Vice President
   session to discuss prerequisites, general                   of Academic Affairs.
   education requirements for the degree, and basic         3. In the event that the above steps do not result in
   skills testing. Applicants must complete and                satisfaction to the applicant, the applicant may
   submit an Associate Degree Nursing Program                  initiate a grievance through the grievance policy
   application to the Counseling Department for                adopted by the Board of Trustees.
   admission consideration, when all the educational
   requirements are met.                                    E. EXPENSES – Uniforms, books, health and safety
3. The Associate Degree Nursing Program has once a             screenings, and miscellaneous expenses will total
   year entry each Fall semester.                              approximately $1000.00 the first semester, and
4. The Counseling Department will evaluate
   academic records and complete an admissions                 approximately $600 every semester thereafter.
   card. Please bring one official copy of your high           Items purchased within the first semester may be
   school transcripts, diploma, or GED; and transcripts        used throughout the remainder of the Associate
   for college coursework completed to date to the             Degree Nursing Program. Students are responsible
   Counseling Department. If you graduated from                for providing their own transportation to clinical
   high school and/or college in another country,              facilities.
   please have your transcripts evaluated by a private
   international evaluation service and bring the           F. STUDENT SUPPORT: SCHOLARSHIPS AND
   documentation, as well as official international            FINANCIAL AID – Rio Hondo College participates
   transcripts, to the Counseling Department. The              in a variety of federal and state financial aid
   international evaluation of college coursework              programs. These programs are designed to assist
   should be a detailed report.                                students with tuition, fees, books/supplies,
5. All applicants will be notified in writing regarding        transportation, and room and board. Eligibility
   acceptance, or non-acceptance, following the                is limited to students who are U.S. citizens,
   selection procedure.                                        permanent residents, or other eligible non-citizens.
                                                               Additional eligibility requirements apply to each
   C. ADMISSION PROCESS – Acceptance to the                    program and information may be obtained from
   Associate Degree Nursing Program, for the class             the Financial Aid Office. There are numerous
   beginning Fall 2008, will be through the use of an          scholarships available to Rio Hondo College
   admission’s formula developed by the California             nursing students. These scholarships are funded
   Community College Chancellor’s Office. The                  and sponsored by a variety of on and off campus
   student’s overall cumulative GPA for all college            resources, including community hospital partners
   coursework taken, grades in the core science                of the nursing program. Scholarships are granted
   courses (anatomy, physiology, and microbiology),            based on a variety of qualifications. Scholarship
   completion of college English, and the number of            information is available in the College Scholarship
   repetitions of science core courses will be used to         Office located in the Financial Aid Office or in the
   determine the student’s eligibility. Students who           Health Science Division. Short-term loans are
   have at least an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all      available in emergency situations for books and
   college coursework taken, GPA of 2.5 in the science         supplies through the Student Activities Office or the
   core courses, with no grade less than “C” for each          Scholarship Office.
   course, had no more than one repetition of any of
   the science core courses, and completed English 101,     G. PATIENT SAFETY AND BACKGROUND
   with a grade of “C” or better, will be considered           CHECKS – Based on national guidelines from the
   eligible for admission.                                     Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
                                                               Organizations (JCAHO) and clinical facility
   Students who are accepted to the program will be            policies, nursing students must have clear criminal
   admitted to ADN 151 by permission of the Health             background checks to participate in clinical courses.
   Science Division. This course is a prerequisite for         Specific procedures will be shared with the student
   admission to ADN 1st semester course (ADN 150)              upon admission. The student is responsible for the
   and is offered in the Spring semester and Summer            cost of the background check. If the background
   session. Students who complete ADN 151 with                 check is not clear, the student will be responsible for
   a grade of “C” or better will be admitted to the            obtaining documents showing rehabilitation and/
   program in the fall semester.                               or having the record corrected. The Dean of Health
                                                               Science is responsible for determining if clinical
   Students who are applying for the ADN 151 course            placement is appropriate through consultation with
   must have an application, a copy of their counseling        the Human Resource Department at the clinical
   card, and documentation of coursework on file in            sites. Student information will be held in strictest
   the Health Science Division Office by October 1             confidence. See the Dean of Health Science with
   for Spring admission and March 1 for Summer                 questions concerning this procedure.
   admission. Students will be notified of permission to
   register in writing.                                        The student will be required to undergo drug testing
                                                               at their expense before caring for patients in the
D. APPEAL PROCEDURE                                            clinical setting. Specific procedures will be shared
An applicant who is denied admission may:                      with the student upon admission. Evidence of drug
1. Appeal in writing to the Dean of Health Sciences            use would jeopardize the admission of the student to
   within ten days.                                            the clinical setting.
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   The Board of Registered Nursing requires the                   units with a lab component. All core science
   applicant for licensure as a Registered Nurse to               prerequisite courses must have been completed
   disclose prior misdemeanor and felony convictions.             within the last 10 years.
   The applicant must explain the circumstances                g. Current CPR Card- (BCLS 8 hour class for health
   of the conviction and provide documentation of                 care providers, all ages, 1-person, 2-person rescuer)
   rehabilitation. The Board considers the nature and             provided by the American Heart Association will be
   severity of the offense, subsequent acts, recency of           required after admission.
   acts or crimes, compliance with court sanctions, and        h. Effective Spring 2008, students must pass a
   evidence of rehabilitation in determining eligibility for      diagnostic assessment test (basic math, English,
   licensure. Questions concerning this requirement may           reading, science) prior to program enrollment.
   be directed to the Dean of Health Science.
                                                                  Students who fail to achieve a passing score will
H. REQUIREMENT FOR LICENSURE – The Board of                       be required to complete additional pre-nursing
   Registered Nursing requires a valid social security            coursework.
   number for licensure. The Board of Registered
   Nursing should be consulted for qualifications for          2. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS – The applicant must
   licensure for legal residents without social security          be free from communicable diseases, infections,
   cards. The Board of Registered Nursing can be                  psychological disorders, and other conditions
   reached at 916-322-3350.                                       that would prevent the successful performance
                                                                  of the responsibilities and tasks required in the
I. TRANSFER STUDENTS – All transfer students who                  education and training of a Registered Nurse.
   have taken coursework in nursing at another nursing            Upon acceptance into the program, the student
   program will be evaluated on an individual basis.              must satisfactorily pass a health examination by a
   Previous nursing coursework must be no older than              licensed physician or nurse practitioner and have
   three years. The student must present a letter from            various laboratory tests and immunizations, as
   the director of the former nursing program, stating            needed, to determine physical and mental fitness.
   the circumstances necessitating the transfer, and an           If a student enrolled in the program has developed
   evaluation of clinical safety. Students who are deemed         a condition that would prevent successful
   unsafe in the clinical area are not eligible for transfer      performance of his/her responsibilities and tasks,
   to the Rio Hondo Associate Degree Nursing Program.             the Dean of Health Science may require the student
   Transfer students must demonstrate competence                  to be examined by a licensed physician. If the
   in clinical skills and pass a pharmacology math                licensed physician verifies the condition, then there
   quiz with, a score of 100%, before admission to the            is sufficient cause for suspension or expulsion from
   program. Students who have completed two nursing               the program pursuant to Board Policy. Information
   courses with grades below a “C” are ineligible for             on specific health requirements will be provided to
   transfer into the Rio Hondo ADN Program.                       the student upon admission to the program.

Above information subject to change                            B. ADMISSION PROCEDURE
                                                               1. Application for admission to the College shall be
                                                                  submitted to the Admissions Office.
      PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN TO (RN)                           2. Applicants to the Associate Degree Nursing
                                                                  Program should attend a nursing information
        ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING                                  session to discuss prerequisites, general
                                                                  education requirements for the degree and basic
      Determination of Eligibility for Admission                  skills testing. Applicants must complete and
               to the ADN Program                                 submit an Associate Degree Nursing Program
                                                                  application to the Counseling Department for
A. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                         admission consideration, when all the educational
1. Educational requirements for program application               requirements are met.
a. Proof of graduation from an accredited high                 3. The Associate Degree Nursing Program has once a
   school in the U.S.A. by transcript, diploma, or                year entry each Fall semester.
   official international evaluation; or Associate or          4. The Counseling Department will evaluate academic
   Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution            records and complete an admissions card. Please
   of higher education in the U.S.A.; or documentation            bring one official copy of your high school
   of passing score on the GED (General Education                 transcripts, diploma or GED, and transcripts for
   Development) exam.                                             college work completed to date to the Counseling
b. Active California Psychiatric Technician License.              Department. If you graduated from high school
c. Students must meet the admission requirements for              and/or college in another country, please have your
   Rio Hondo College.                                             transcripts evaluated by a private international
d. Overall GPA in the core science prerequisites of at            evaluation service and bring the documentation,
   least a 2.5 (anatomy, physiology, microbiology) with           as well as official international transcripts, to
   no grade less than ‘C’ for each course. The student            the Counseling Department. The international
   is limited to one repeat in any of the science courses         evaluation of college course work should be a
   to improve the grade.                                          detailed report.
e. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for           5. All applicants will be notified in writing regarding
   all college coursework taken.                                  acceptance or non-acceptance following the
f. All science courses must be a minimum of four                  selection procedure.
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                                                               scholarships available to Rio Hondo College
C. ADMISSION PROCESS – Acceptance to the                       nursing students. These scholarships are funded
   Associate Degree Nursing Program, for the class             and sponsored by a variety of on and off campus
   beginning Fall 2008, will be through the use of an          resources, including community hospital partners
   admission’s formula developed by the California             of the nursing program. Scholarships are granted
   Community College Chancellor’s Office. The                  based on a variety of qualifications. Scholarship
   student’s overall cumulative GPA for all college            information is available in the College Scholarship
   coursework taken, grades in the core science                Office located in the Financial Aid Office or in the
   courses (anatomy, physiology and microbiology),             Health Science Division. Short-term loans are
   completion of college English, and the number of            available in emergency situations for books and
   repetitions of science core courses will be used to         supplies through the Student Activities Office or the
   determine the student’s eligibility. Students who           Scholarship Office.
   have at least an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all
   college coursework taken, GPA of 2.5 in the science      G. PATIENT SAFETY AND BACKGROUND
   core courses with no grade less than “C” for each           CHECKS – Based on national guidelines from the
   course, had no more than one repetition of any of           Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
   the science core courses and completed English 101,         Organizations (JCAHO) and clinical facility
   with a grade of “C” or better, will be considered           policies, nursing students must have clear criminal
   eligible for admission.                                     background checks to participate in clinical courses.
                                                               Specific procedures will be shared with the student
   Students who are accepted to the program will be            upon admission. The student is responsible for the
   admitted to ADN 151 by permission of the Health             cost of the background check. If the background
   Science Division. This course is a prerequisite for         check is not clear, the student will be responsible for
   admission to ADN 1st semester course (ADN 150)              obtaining documents showing rehabilitation and/
   and is offered in the Spring semester and Summer            or having the record corrected. The Dean of Health
   session. Students who complete ADN 151 with                 Science is responsible for determining if clinical
   a grade of “C” or better will be admitted to the            placement is appropriate through consultation with
   program in the fall semester.                               the Human Resource Department at the clinical
                                                               sites. Student information will be held in strictest
   Students who are applying for the ADN 151 course            confidence. See the Dean of Health Science with
   must have an application, a copy of their counseling        questions concerning this procedure.
   card and documentation of course work on file
   in the Health Science Division Office by October            The student will be required to undergo drug testing
   1 for Spring admission and March 1 for Summer               at their expense before caring for patients in the
   admission. Students will be notified of permission to       clinical setting. Specific procedures will be shared
   register in writing.                                        with the student upon admission. Evidence of drug
                                                               use would jeopardize the admission of the student to
D. APPEAL PROCEDURE                                            the clinical setting.
An applicant who is denied admission may:
1. Appeal in writing to the Dean of Health Sciences            The Board of Registered Nursing requires the
   within ten days.                                            applicant for licensure as a Registered Nurse to
2. If the Dean of Health Sciences denies the appeal, the       disclose prior misdemeanor and felony convictions.
   student may appeal to the Executive Vice President          The applicant must explain the circumstances
   of Academic Affairs.                                        of the conviction and provide documentation of
3. In the event that the above steps do not result in          rehabilitation. The Board considers the nature and
   satisfaction to the applicant, the applicant may            severity of the offense, subsequent acts, recency of
   initiate a grievance through the grievance policy           acts or crimes, compliance with court sanctions,
   adopted by the Board of Trustees.                           and evidence of rehabilitation in determining
                                                               eligibility for licensure. Questions concerning this
E. EXPENSES – Uniforms, books, health and safety               requirement may be directed to the Dean of Health
   screenings, and miscellaneous expenses will total           Science.
   approximately $1000.00 the first semester, and
   approximately $600 every semester thereafter.            H. REQUIREMENT FOR LICENSURE – The Board of
   Items purchased within the first semester may be            Registered Nursing requires a valid social security
   used throughout the remainder of the Associate              number for licensure. The Board of Registered
   Degree Nursing Program. Students are responsible            Nursing should be consulted for qualifications for
   for providing their own transportation to clinical          licensure for legal residents without social security
   facilities.                                                 cards. The Board of Registered Nursing can be
                                                               reached at 916-322-3350.
F. STUDENT SUPPORT: SCHOLARSHIPS AND
   FINANCIAL AID – Rio Hondo College participates           I. TRANSFER STUDENTS – All transfer students
   in a variety of federal and state financial aid             who have taken coursework in nursing at another
   programs. These programs are designed to assist             nursing program will be evaluated on an individual
   students with tuition, fees, books/supplies,                basis. Previous nursing coursework must be no
   transportation and room and board. Eligibility              older than three years. The student must present
   is limited to students who are U.S. citizens,               a letter from the director of the former nursing
   permanent residents, or other eligible non-citizens.        program, stating the circumstances necessitating
   Additional eligibility requirements apply to each           the transfer, and an evaluation of clinical safety.
   program and information may be obtained from                Students who are deemed unsafe in the clinical
   the Financial Aid Office. There are numerous
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   area are not eligible for transfer to the Rio Hondo        Upon acceptance into the program, the student
   Associate Degree Nursing Program. Transfer                 must satisfactorily pass a health examination by a
   students must demonstrate competence in clinical           licensed physician or nurse practitioner and have
   skills and pass a pharmacology math quiz, with a           various laboratory tests and immunizations, as
   score of 100%, before admission to the program.            needed, to determine physical and mental fitness.
   Students who have completed two nursing courses            If a student enrolled in the program has developed
   with grades below a “C” are ineligible for transfer
   into the Rio Hondo ADN Program.                            a condition that would prevent successful
                                                              performance of his/her responsibilities and tasks,
Above information subject to change.                          the Dean of Health Science may require the student
                                                              to be examined by a licensed physician. If the
                                                              licensed physician verifies the condition, then there
                                                              is sufficient cause for suspension or expulsion
           ASSOCIATE DEGREE                                   from the program pursuant to Board Policy.
     NURSING PROGRAM – LVN TO ADN                             Information on specific health requirements will
                                                              be provided to the student upon admission to the
                                                              program.
      Determination of Eligibility for Admission
               to the ADN Program                          B. ADMISSION PROCEDURE
                                                           1. Application for admission to the College shall be
A. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                     submitted to the Admissions Office.
1. Educational requirements for program application        2. Applicants to the Associate Degree Nursing
a. Proof of graduation from an accredited high                Program should attend a nursing information
   school in the U.S.A. by transcript, diploma, or            session to discuss prerequisites, general education
   official international evaluation; or Associate or         requirements for the degree and basic skills
   Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution        testing. Applicants must complete and submit
   of higher education in the U.S.A.; or documentation        an application to the Counseling Department for
   of passing score on the GED (General Education             admission consideration, when all the educational
   Development) exam.                                         requirements are met.
b. Students must meet the admission requirements           3. The LVN to ADN Program has once a year entry
   for Rio Hondo College.                                     each Fall semester.
c. Active California Vocational Nurse license              4. The Counseling Department will evaluate
   submitted to the Health Science Division Office by         academic records and complete an admissions
   March 1.                                                   card. Please bring one official copy of your
d. Overall GPA in the core science prerequisites of           high school transcripts, diploma or GED, and
   at least a 2.5 (anatomy, physiology, microbiology)         transcripts for college work completed to date to
   with no grade less than ‘C’ for each course. The           the Counseling Department. If you graduated
   student is limited to one repeat in any of the             from high school and/or college in another
   science courses to improve the grade.                      country, please have your transcripts evaluated by
e. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for          a private international evaluation service and bring
   all college coursework taken.                              the documentation, as well as official international
f. All science courses must be a minimum of four              transcripts, to the Counseling Department. The
   units with a lab component. All core science               international evaluation of college course work
   prerequisite courses must have been completed              should be a detailed report.
   within the last 10 years.                               5. All applicants will be notified in writing regarding
g. ADN 75 LVN Transition into the Associate Degree            acceptance or non-acceptance following the
   Nursing Program with a minimum grade of C.                 selection procedure.
h. Current CPR Card- (BCLS 8 hour class for health
   care providers, all ages, 1-person, 2-person rescuer)   C. ADMISSION PROCESS – Acceptance to the
   provided by the American Heart Association will            Associate Degree Nursing program, for the class
   be required after admission.                               beginning Fall 2008, will be through the use of an
i. Effective Spring 2008, students must pass a                admission’s formula developed by the California
   diagnostic assessment test (basic math, English,           Community College Chancellor’s Office. The
   reading, science) prior to program enrollment.             student’s overall cumulative GPA for all college
   Students who fail to achieve a passing score will          coursework taken, grades in the core science
   be required to complete additional pre-nursing             courses (anatomy, physiology, and microbiology),
   coursework.                                                completion of college English, and the number of
                                                              repetitions of science core courses will be used to
2. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS – The applicant must                   determine the student’s eligibility. Students who
   be free from communicable diseases, infections,            have at least an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 for
   psychological disorders, and other conditions              all college coursework taken, GPA of 2.5 in the
   that would prevent the successful performance              science core courses, with no grade less than “C”
   of the responsibilities and tasks required in the          for each course, had no more than one repetition
   education and training of a Registered Nurse.              of any of the science core courses, and completed
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   English 101, with a grade of “C” or better, will be        facility policies, nursing students must have clear
   considered eligible for admission.                         criminal background checks to participate in
                                                              clinical courses. Specific procedures will be shared
   ADN 75 – LVN Transition into the Associate                 with the student upon admission. The student is
   Degree Program is a prerequisite for admission             responsible for the cost of the background check.
   to ADN second year course offered in the fall              If the background check is not clear, the student
   semester (ADN 251) and is offered in the summer            will be responsible for obtaining documents
   session only. Following admission, the student             showing rehabilitation and/or having the
   will be given a permit to register for this course.        record corrected. The Dean of Health Science is
   Following completion of this course, with a grade          responsible for determining if clinical placement is
   of “C” or better, the student will continue the            appropriate through consultation with the Human
   program in the Fall semester.                              Resource Department at the clinical sites. Student
                                                              information will be held in strictest confidence.
D. APPEAL PROCEDURE                                           See the Dean of Health Science with questions
An applicant who is denied admission may:                     concerning this procedure.
1. Appeal in writing to the Dean of Health Sciences
   within ten days.                                           The student will be required to undergo drug
2. If the Dean of Health Sciences denies the appeal,          testing at their expense before caring for patients
   the student may appeal to the Executive Vice               in the clinical setting. Specific procedures will be
   President of Academic Affairs.                             shared with the student upon admission. Evidence
3. In the event that the above steps do not result in         of drug use would jeopardize the admission of the
   satisfaction to the applicant, the applicant may           student to the clinical setting.
   initiate a grievance through the grievance policy
   adopted by the Board of Trustees.                          The Board of Registered Nursing requires the
                                                              applicant for licensure as a Registered Nurse
E. EXPENSES – Uniforms, books, health and safety              to disclose prior misdemeanor and felony
   screenings, and miscellaneous expenses will total          convictions. The applicant must explain the
   approximately $1000.00 the first semester, and             circumstances of the conviction and provide
   approximately $600 every semester thereafter.              documentation of rehabilitation. The Board
   Items purchased within the first semester                  considers the nature and severity of the offense,
   may be used throughout the remainder of the                subsequent acts, recency of acts or crimes,
   Associate Degree Nursing Program. Students are             compliance with court sanctions, and evidence
   responsible for providing their own transportation         of rehabilitation in determining eligibility for
   to clinical facilities.                                    licensure. Questions concerning this requirement
                                                              may be directed to the Dean of Health Science.
F. STUDENT SUPPORT: SCHOLARSHIPS AND
   FINANCIAL AID – Rio Hondo College                       H. REQUIREMENT FOR LICENSURE – The
   participates in a variety of federal and state             Board of Registered Nursing requires a valid
   financial aid programs. These programs are                 social security number for licensure. The Board
   designed to assist students with tuition, fees,            of Registered Nursing should be consulted for
   books/supplies, transportation, and room and               qualifications for licensure for legal residents
   board. Eligibility is limited to students who are          without social security cards. The Board of
   U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or other eligible      Registered Nursing can be reached at 916-322-3350.
   non-citizens. Additional eligibility requirements
   apply to each program and information may be            I. TRANSFER STUDENTS
   obtained from the Financial Aid Office. There are       All transfer students who have taken coursework in
   numerous scholarships available to Rio Hondo            nursing at another nursing program will be evaluated
   College nursing students. These scholarships are        on an individual basis. Previous nursing coursework
   funded and sponsored by a variety of on and off         must be no older than three years. The student must
   campus resources, including community hospital          present a letter from the director of the former nursing
   partners of the nursing program. Scholarships           program, stating the circumstances necessitating the
   are granted based on a variety of qualifications.       transfer, and an evaluation of clinical safety. Students
   Scholarship information is available in the College     who are deemed unsafe in the clinical area are not
   Scholarship Office located in the Financial Aid         eligible for transfer to the Rio Hondo Associate
                                                           Degree Nursing Program. Transfer students must
   Office or in the Health Science Division. Short-        demonstrate competence in clinical skills and pass
   term loans are available in emergency situations        a pharmacology math quiz, with a score of 100%,
   for books and supplies through the Student              before admission to the program. Students who have
   Activities Office or the Scholarship Office.            completed two nursing courses with grades below
                                                           a “C” are ineligible for transfer into the Rio Hondo
G. PATIENT SAFETY AND BACKGROUND                           ADN Program.
   CHECKS – Based on national guidelines from
   the Joint Commission on Accreditation of                Above information subject to change.
   Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and clinical
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            ASSOCIATE DEGREE                                  program, pursuant to Board Policy. Information
                                                              on specific health requirements will be provided to
        NURSING PROGRAM – 30 UNIT                             the student upon admission to the program.
            OPTION LVN TO RN
                                                           B. ADMISSION PROCEDURE
           Determination of Eligibility for                1. Application for admission to the College shall be
           Admission to the ADN Program                       submitted to the Admissions Office.
                                                           2. Applicants to the 30 Unit Option LVN to RN Pro-
A. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                     gram should attend a nursing information session
1. Educational requirements for program application           to discuss prerequisites, general education require-
a. Proof of graduation from an accredited high school         ments for the degree, and basic skills testing.
   in the U.S.A. by transcript, diploma, or official          Applicants must complete and submit an Associate
   international evaluation; or Associate or Bacca-           Degree Nursing Program application to the Coun-
   laureate degree from an accredited institution of          seling Department for admission consideration,
   higher education in the U.S.A.; or documentation           when all the educational requirements are met.
   of passing score on the GED (General Education          3. The 30 Unit Option LVN to RN Program has once a
   Development) exam.                                         year entry each Fall semester.
b. Active California Vocational Nurse license submit-      4. The Counseling Department will evaluate aca-
   ted to the Health Science Division Office by March         demic records and complete an admissions card.
   1.                                                         Please bring one official copy of your high school
c. Students must meet the admission requirements              transcripts, diploma, or GED, and transcripts
   for Rio Hondo College.                                     for college coursework completed to date, to the
d. Overall GPA in the core science prerequisites of at        Counseling Department. If you graduated from
   least a 2.5 (anatomy, physiology, microbiology),           high school and/or college in another country,
   with no grade less than “C” for each course. The           please have your transcripts evaluated by a private
   student is limited to one repeat in any of the sci-        international evaluation service and bring the
   ence courses to improve the grade.                         documentation, as well as official international
e. Completion of ADN 75 LVN Transition into the               transcripts, to the Counseling Department. The
   Associate Degree Nursing Program, with a mini-             international evaluation of college coursework
   mum grade of “C” or better.                                should be a detailed report.
f. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for       5. All applicants will be notified in writing regarding
   all college coursework taken.                              acceptance, or non-acceptance, following the selec-
g. All science courses must be a minimum of four              tion procedure.
   units with a lab component. All core science pre-
   requisite courses must have been completed within       C. ADMISSION PROCESS – Acceptance to the 30
   the last 10 years.                                         Unit Option LVN to RN Program, for the class
h. Current CPR Card- (BCLS 8 hour class for health            beginning Fall 2008, will be through the use of an
   care providers, all ages, 1-person, 2-person rescuer)      admission’s formula developed by the California
   provided by the American Heart Association will            Community College Chancellor’s Office. The
   be required after admission.                               student’s overall cumulative GPA for all college
i. Effective Spring 2008, students must pass a                coursework taken, grades in the core science
   diagnostic assessment test (basic math, English,           courses (anatomy, physiology, and microbiology),
   reading, science) prior to program enrollment.             completion of college English, and the number of
   Students who fail to achieve a passing score will          repetitions of science core courses will be used to
   be required to complete additional pre-nursing             determine the student’s eligibility. Students who
   coursework.                                                have at least an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 for
                                                              all college coursework taken, GPA of 2.5 in the
2. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS – The applicant must                   science core courses, with no grade less than “C”
   be free from communicable diseases, infections,            for each course, had no more than one repetition
   psychological disorders, and other conditions that         of any of the science core courses, and completed
   would prevent the successful performance of the            English 101 with a grade of “C” or better will be
   responsibilities and tasks required in the education       considered eligible for admission.
   and training of a Registered Nurse. Upon accep-
   tance into the program, the student must satis-            Students who are applying for the 30 Unit Option
   factorily pass a health examination by a licensed          LVN to RN Program must have an application, a
   physician or nurse practitioner and have various           copy of their counseling card, and documentation
   laboratory tests and immunizations, as needed, to          of coursework on file in the Health Science Divi-
   determine physical and mental fitness. If a stu-           sion Office by March 1. Students will be notified of
   dent enrolled in the program has developed a con-          permission to register in writing.
   dition that would prevent successful performance
   of his/her responsibilities and tasks, the Dean            ADN 75 – LVN Transition into the Associate
   of Health Science may require the student to be            Degree Program is a prerequisite for admission to
   examined by a licensed physician. If the licensed          ADN 2nd year course (ADN 251) and is offered in
   physician verifies the condition, then there is suf-
   ficient cause for suspension or expulsion from the
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NURSING APPENDIx                                        CONTINUED
   the summer session only. Following admission,               not clear, the student will be responsible for obtaining
   the student will be given a permit to register for          documents showing rehabilitation and/or having
   this course. Following completion of ADN 75,                the record corrected. The Dean of Health Science is
   with a grade of “C” or better, the student will be          responsible for determining if clinical placement is
   admitted to the program in the Fall semester.               appropriate through consultation with the Human
                                                               Resource Department at the clinical sites. Student
D. APPEAL PROCEDURE                                            information will be held in strictest confidence. See
An applicant who is denied admission may:                      the Dean of Health Science with questions concern-
1. Appeal in writing to the Dean of Health Sciences            ing this procedure.
   within ten days.
2. If the Dean of Health Sciences denies the appeal,           The student will be required to undergo drug
   the student may appeal to the Executive Vice Presi-         testing, at their expense, before caring for patients
   dent of Academic Affairs.                                   in the clinical setting. Specific procedures will be
3. In the event that the above steps do not result in          shared with the student upon admission. Evi-
   satisfaction to the applicant, the applicant may            dence of drug use would jeopardize the admission
   initiate a grievance through the grievance policy           of the student to the clinical setting.
   adopted by the Board of Trustees.
                                                               The Board of Registered Nursing requires the appli-
E. EXPENSES – Uniforms, books, health and safety               cant for licensure as a Registered Nurse to disclose
   screenings, and miscellaneous expenses will total           prior misdemeanor and felony convictions. The
   approximately $1000.00 the first semester, and              applicant must explain the circumstances of the
   approximately $600 every semester thereafter.               conviction and provide documentation of rehabili-
   Items purchased within the first semester may               tation. The Board considers the nature and severity
   be used throughout the remainder of the 30 Unit             of the offense, subsequent acts, recency of acts or
   Option LVN to RN Program. Students are respon-              crimes, compliance with court sanctions, and evi-
   sible for providing their own transportation to             dence of rehabilitation in determining eligibility for
   clinical facilities.                                        licensure. Questions concerning this requirement
                                                               may be directed to the Dean of Health Science.
F. STUDENT SUPPORT: SCHOLARSHIPS
   AND FINANCIAL AID – Rio Hondo College par-               H. REQUIREMENT FOR LICENSURE – The Board
   ticipates in a variety of federal and state financial       of Registered Nursing requires a valid social secu-
   aid programs. These programs are designed to                rity number for licensure. The Board of Registered
   assist students with tuition, fees, books/supplies,         Nursing should be consulted for qualifications for
   transportation, and room and board. Eligibility             licensure for legal residents without social security
   is limited to students who are U.S. citizens, per-          cards. The Board of Registered Nursing can be
   manent residents, or other eligible non-citizens.           reached at 916-322-3350.
   Additional eligibility requirements apply to
   each program and information may be obtained             I. TRANSFER STUDENTS – All transfer students
   from the Financial Aid Office. There are numer-             who have taken coursework in nursing at another
   ous scholarships available to Rio Hondo College             nursing program will be evaluated on an individ-
   nursing students. These scholarships are funded             ual basis. Previous nursing coursework must be
   and sponsored by a variety of on and off campus             no older than three years. The student must pres-
   resources, including community hospital partners            ent a letter from the director of the former nursing
   of the nursing program. Scholarships are granted            program, stating the circumstances necessitating
   based on a variety of qualifications. Scholarship           the transfer, and an evaluation of clinical safety.
   information is available in the College Scholar-            Students who are deemed unsafe in the clinical
   ship Office located in the Financial Aid Office or in       area are not eligible for transfer to the Rio Hondo
   the Health Science Division. Short-term loans are           Associate Degree Nursing Program. Transfer
   available in emergency situations for books and             students must demonstrate competence in clinical
   supplies through the Student Activities Office or           skills and pass a pharmacology math quiz, with a
   the Scholarship Office.                                     score of 100%, before admission to the program.
                                                               Students who have completed two nursing courses
G. PATIENT SAFETY AND BACKGROUND                               with grades below a “C” are ineligible for transfer
   CHECKS – Based on national guidelines from the              into the Rio Hondo ADN Program.
   Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
   Organizations (JCAHO) and clinical facility policies,    Above information subject to change
   nursing students must have clear criminal back-
   ground checks to participate in clinical courses. Spe-
   cific procedures will be shared with the student upon
   admission. The student is responsible for the cost of
   the background check. If the background check is




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NURSING APPENDIx CONTINUED
   VOCATIONAL        in the U.S.A. by transcript, diploma, or official
                     international evaluation; or Associate or Baccalaureate
                     degree from an accredited institution of higher
NURSING PROGRAM education inGEDU.S.A.; or documentation of passing
                     score on the
                                   the
                                        (General Education Development)
The Vocational Nursing Program is a two-semester pro-             exam.
gram following the completion of prerequisite courses. It      b. Students must meet the admission requirements for
is designed to prepare students for employment as staff           Rio Hondo College.
nurses, giving care to patients in a variety of settings,      c. GPA of 2.5 or above in Health Science Core 60, or
                                                                  equivalent, and Psychology 101. Documentation of
such as Acute hospitals, extended care facilities, home           in progress work must be on file in the Health Science
health care, surgical centers and medical offices. The pro-       Office by October 1. All required coursework must be
gram is accredited by the California State Board of Voca-         within 5 years.
tional Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Students,          d. Completion of Reading 23, English 35, Math 20, or
who complete the curriculum and achieve the certificate           equivalent, with a grade “C” or better or exemption
of completion, are qualified to take the examination lead-        through assessment testing.
ing to licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.               e. Completion of VN61, VN61L with a grade “C” or
                                                                  better. VN61 and VN61L are offered in the Spring
                Philosophy of the                                 semester through permission of the Health Science
           Vocational Nursing Program                             Division only. VN 61 Basic Fundamentals of Nursing
The philosophy of the Vocational Nursing Program is               and VN 61L Basic Fundamentals of Nursing Lab are
in harmony with the stated philosophy of Rio Hondo                prerequisites for admission to the first semester of the
College. The faculty recognizes the individual worth and          VN Program.
potential of all students. Students come from a variety of     f. Current CPR Card- (BCLS 8 hour class for health
backgrounds, age, sex, culture, life and educational expe-        care providers, all ages, 1-person, 2-person rescuer)
rience. Based on the varying needs of students, teaching          provided by the American Heart Association will be
methods include: lecture, small group discussion, student         required after admission.
presentations, completion of written assignments, audio        g. Effective Spring 2008, students must take a diagnostic
visual and computer assisted programs. The applica-               assessment test (basic math, English, reading, science)
tion of theoretical concepts occurs in the Health Science         prior to program enrollment. Students who fail to
Skill Center and the community clinical facilities. Col-          achieve a passing score will be required to complete
lege support services include: financial aid, remediation,        additional pre-nursing coursework.
tutoring, psychological counseling and health services.        2. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS – The applicant must
The conceptual framework of the Vocational Nursing                be free from communicable diseases, infections,
curriculum focuses on the Medical Model utilizing all             psychological disorders, and other conditions that
aspects of the nursing process. The faculty believes nurs-        would prevent the successful performance of the
ing is concerned with the promotion of health/wellness            responsibilities and tasks required in the education
and strives to provide a maximum quality of life. Based           and training of a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Upon
on the current health care delivery system, the Vocational        acceptance into the program, the student must
                                                                  satisfactorily pass a health examination by a licensed
Nursing curriculum includes the following concepts:               physician or nurse practitioner and have various
personal hygiene, communications, patient teaching,               laboratory tests and immunizations, as needed, to
nutrition, pharmacology, cultural diversity, gerontology,         determine physical and mental fitness. If a student
human sexuality, mental health, growth and develop-               enrolled in the program has developed a condition
ment, reproduction, legal and ethical issues, professional        that would prevent successful performance of his/her
development and leadership as applied to the Vocational           responsibilities and tasks, the Dean of Health Science
Nurse.                                                            may require the student to be examined by a licensed
Nursing is a broad occupational field involving a multi-          physician. If the licensed physician verifies the
plicity of functions performed by individuals with vary-          condition, then there is sufficient cause for suspension
ing degrees of preparation. It is essential that students be      or expulsion from the program pursuant to Board
assisted to recognize and accept their responsibility and         Policy. Information on specific health requirements
scope of practice.                                                will be provided to the student upon admission to the
                                                                  program.
The nursing faculty believes education is a continu-           B. ADMISSION PROCEDURE
ing process and students should be provided with the           1. Application for admission to the College shall be
attitudes, skills and knowledge to qualify for licensure          submitted to the Admissions Office.
and upward mobility to the associate degree nursing            2. Applicants to the Vocational Nursing Program should
program.                                                          attend a nursing information session to discuss
                                                                  prerequisites, general education requirements for
                                                                  the degree, and basic skills testing. Applicants must
        VOCATIONAL NURSING PROGRAM                                complete and submit a Vocational Nursing Program
                                                                  application to the Counseling Department for
      Determination of Eligibility for Admission                  admission consideration, when all the educational
               to the LVN Program                                 requirements are met.
                                                               3. The Vocational Nursing Program has once a year
A. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                         entry each Fall semester.
1. Educational requirements for program application            4. The Counseling Department will evaluate academic
a. Proof of graduation from an accredited high school
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   records and complete an admissions card. Please                partners of the nursing program. Scholarships
   bring one official copy of your high school transcripts,       are granted based on a variety of qualifications.
   diploma or GED, and transcripts for college work               Scholarship information is available in the College
   completed to date to the Counseling Department.                Scholarship Office located in the Financial Aid Office
   If you graduated from high school and/or college               or in the Health Science Division. Short-term loans
   in another country, please have your transcripts               are available in emergency situations for books and
   evaluated by a private international evaluation                supplies through the Student Activities Office or the
   service and bring the documentation, as well as                Scholarship Office.
   official international transcripts, to the Counseling
   Department. The international evaluation of college         G. PATIENT SAFETY AND BACKGROUND
   course work should be a detailed report.                       CHECKS – Based on national guidelines from the
5. All applicants will be notified in writing regarding           Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
   acceptance, or non-acceptance, following the selection         Organizations (JCAHO) and clinical facility
   procedure.                                                     policies, nursing students must have clear criminal
                                                                  background checks to participate in clinical courses.
C. ADMISSION PROCESS – Acceptance to the                          Specific procedures will be shared with the student
   Vocational Nursing Program, for the class beginning            upon admission. The student is responsible for the
   in Fall 2006, will be through the use of an admission’s        cost of the background check. If the background
   formula developed by the California Community                  check is not clear, the student will be responsible for
   College Chancellor’s Office. The student’s overall             obtaining documents showing rehabilitation and/
   cumulative GPA for all college coursework taken,               or having the record corrected. The Dean of Health
   grades in the Health Science Core 60, or equivalent,           Science is responsible for determining if clinical
   and Psychology 101, completion of college English              placement is appropriate through consultation with
   35, Reading 23, and Math 20, or exemption through              the Human Resource Department at the clinical
   assessment testing, will be used to determine the              sites. Student information will be held in strictest
   student’s eligibility. Students who have at least a GPA        confidence. See the Dean of Health Science with
   of 2.5 in the Health Science Core 60, or equivalent,           questions concerning this procedure.
   and Psychology 101, with no grade less than “C” for
   each course, and completed English 35, Reading 23,             The student will be required to undergo drug testing
   and Math 20, or equivalent, with a grade of “C” or             at their expense before caring for patients in the
   better, or exemption through assessment testing, will          clinical setting. Specific procedures will be shared
   be considered eligible for admission.                          with the student upon admission. Evidence of drug
                                                                  use would jeopardize the admission of the student to
   Each class selection will be completed using the               the clinical setting.
   above process. Student will be notified by the Health
   Science Division of permission to register in writing.         The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric
                                                                  Technicians requires the applicant for licensure as
D. APPEAL PROCEDURE – An applicant who is                         a Vocational Nurse to disclose prior misdemeanor
   denied admission may:                                          and felony convictions. The applicant must explain
1. Appeal in writing to the Dean of Health Sciences               the circumstances of the conviction and provide
   within ten days.                                               documentation of rehabilitation. The Board considers
2. If the Dean of Health Sciences denies the appeal, the          the nature and severity of the offense, subsequent
   student may appeal to the Executive Vice President of          acts, recency of acts or crimes, compliance with
   Academic Affairs.                                              court sanctions, and evidence of rehabilitation in
3. In the event that the above steps do not result in             determining eligibility for licensure. Questions
   satisfaction to the applicant, the applicant may initiate      concerning this requirement may be directed to the
   a grievance through the grievance policy adopted by            Dean of Health Science.
   the Board of Trustees.
                                                               H. REQUIREMENT FOR LICENSURE – The Board
E. EXPENSES – Uniforms, books, health and safety                  of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
   screenings, and miscellaneous expenses will total              requires a valid social security number for licensure.
   approximately $1000.00 the first semester, and                 The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric
   approximately $600 every semester thereafter. Items            Technicians should be consulted for qualifications
   purchased within the first semester may be used                for licensure for legal residents without social
   throughout the remainder of the Vocational Nursing             security cards. The Board of Vocational Nursing and
   Program. Students are responsible for providing their          Psychiatric Technicians can be reached at 916-263-
   own transportation to clinical facilities.                     7800.
F. STUDENT SUPPORT: SCHOLARSHIPS AND                           I. TRANSFER STUDENTS – All transfer students
   FINANCIAL – Rio Hondo College participates in a                who have taken coursework in nursing at another
   variety of federal and state financial aid programs.           nursing program will be evaluated on an individual
   These programs are designed to assist students with            basis. Previous nursing coursework must be no older
   tuition, fees, books/supplies, transportation and              than five years. The student must present a letter
   room and board. Eligibility is limited to students             from the director of the former nursing program,
   who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or                 stating the circumstances necessitating the transfer,
   other eligible non-citizens. Additional eligibility            and an evaluation of clinical safety. Students who
   requirements apply to each program and information             are deemed unsafe in the clinical area are not eligible
   may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. There           for transfer to the Rio Hondo Vocational Nursing
   are numerous scholarships available to Rio Hondo               Program.
   College nursing students. These scholarships are
   funded and sponsored by a variety of on and off             Above information subject to change.
   campus resources, including community hospital                                                        Revised June 2008
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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
PROGRAM APPENDIx TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
The Automotive Technology Training Program is a            In the event that the number of applicants designated
two year program designed to prepare graduates to          as being eligible for admission exceeds the number of
work as an Automotive Technician. Rio Hondo Col-           student positions in the program, the determination
lege starts a new training program at the start of each    of who shall be admitted to the program will be based
Fall semester - alternating between manufacturers.         on a set of priorities outlined in this section of the
                                                           policy.
Graduates receive an A.S. Degree in Automotive
Technology and are eligible to take the Automotive         Applicants will be given priority according to the
Service Excellence (ASE) certification or exams.           criteria outlined below:

The Automotive Technology Training Program is              a. Applicants with the highest G.P.A. in prerequisite
approved by Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)                 course work will be
and is certified by National Automobile Technician            admitted first.
Education Foundation (NATEF).                              b. The above being equal, priority of admission will
                                                              be given to eligible applicants who have completed
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:                                       courses listed below with a minimum grade of
                                                              “C”. Applicants who have completed the greatest
1. Educational Requirements                                   number of courses will be given priority.
a. Graduation from an accredited high school in the                    SPCH 100 or SPCH 101 or
   United States or equivalent or presentation of a                    SPCH 102 or
   G.E.D. certificate.                                                 SPCH 140
b. Students must meet the admission requirement for                    PSY 101
   Rio Hondo College. (see the Technology counselor                    ENGL 101
   for information)                                                    POLYS 110 or HIST 143 or HIST 144
c. Students will participate in the Academic Assess-                   MATH 050 or above
   ment process. Each student will have the oppor-                     Fine Arts (choose one course)
   tunity to take assessment tests in the skill areas of               Humanities (choose one course)
   reading, writing and mathematics. (see the Tech-                    Physical Education (choose two
   nology counselor for times and dates of testing)                    activity courses)

2. Admission Procedure                                     4. Appeal Procedure
a. Applications for admission to the College shall be      An applicant who is denied admission may:
   submitted to the Admissions Office.                     a. Appeal in writing to the Division Dean within ten
b. The application for the Automotive Technology              days of non-acceptance notice.
   training programs shall be submitted to the Tech-       b. If the appeal is denied by the Division Dean, the
   nology Office by March 15th.                               student may appeal to the Deputy Superintendent,
c. Request one official copy of the high school               Vice President of Student Learning and Success.
   transcript or G.E.D. and submit to the Technology       c. In the event that the above steps do not result in
   Office. Request two official copies of all college         satisfaction to the applicant, the applicant may
   work completed to date. Request that one copy be           initiate a grievance through the grievance policy
   sent to the Office of Admissions and Records, and          adopted by the Board of Trustees (Board Policy No.
   one copy to the Technology Office by March 15th.           4220)
d. Verification of course work in progress to be con-
   sidered for admission must be sent to the Automo-       5. Expenses
   tive Technology Program Office.                         a. Uniforms, tools, books, and miscellaneous
e. All applicants will be notified in writing regarding       expenses will total approximately $1,200. Students
   acceptance or non-acceptance following the selec-          are responsible for providing their own transporta-
   tion procedure.                                            tion to automotive facilities.

3. Priority for Admission                                  6. Students may enter the Automotive Technology
Applicants who have submitted completed applica-              training program only one time after failing any
tion materials and have met the educational require-          automotive class.
ments will be designated as eligible for admission.
Failure to complete all application materials shall        7. Admission during the two-year program will be
preclude admission to the program.                            based on space available and completion of recom-
                                                              mendation.




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AUTOMOTIVE APPENDIx                                                CONTINUED

First Fall Semester:                                Units   Second Fall Semester:                                   Units
*AUTO 200 Suspension Steering                               *AUTO 220 Manual Drive Trains and
                  & Alignment Service...........4                            Axles..................................... 4
*AUTO 210 Automotive Brake Systems ....4                    *AUTO 230 Automatic Transmission/
HIST 144       History of The United States ..3                              Transaxle.............................. 4
*BIOL 120      Environmental Biology ...........3           PETH 191      Health Education .....................3
*BIOL 120L Environmental Biology Lab....1                   ART           Fine Arts Course.......................3
*AUTO 290 Cooperative Work                                  SPCH 101      Public Speaking ........................3
                  Experience/Internship                        Or
                  for Automotive Technology                 SPCH 102      Fundamentals of Oral
                  Related Fields .....................1-4                    Communication...................3
                                                    16-19                                                              17

First Spring Semester:                          Units       Second Spring Semester                                  Units
*AUTO 150 Engine Electrical Systems ...... 4                *AUTO 140 Body & Chassis Electrical
*AUTO 160 *Upper End Engine Rebuilding                                       Systems .................................4
                  and Machining .................. 4        *AUTO 240 Heating and Air Conditioning 4
PSY 101        Introductory Psychology ........3            ENGL 101      College Composition
*MATH 050 Elementary Algebra .................4                              and Research ........................3
PE 130         Lifelong Fitness Lab.................1       MSCM 128      Mass Media In Modern
                                                   16                        Society ...................................3
                                                            PE 130        Lifelong Fitness Lab.................1
                                                                                                                       15

                                                            *All Of these courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or
                                                            better.

                                                            **Optional




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