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Dental Hygiene
1st Semester 
3.0 credits DHYG-110: Head/Neck Anatomy
A study of anatomy and physiology of the head and neck region with an emphasis on the oral cavity.
Prerequisites: Admissions into the Dental Hygiene Program.
Corequisites: DHYG-112,DHYG-113,DHYG-114,DHYG-115,DHYG-217
Offered: FALL
1.0 credits DHYG-112: Tooth Morphology
The study of the anatomy of human teeth, exfoliation and occlusion.
Prerequisites: Admissions into the Dental Hygiene Program.
Corequisites: DHYG-110,DHYG-113,DHYG-114,DHYG-115,DHYG-217
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DHYG-113: Preclinical Dental Hygiene Seminar
Introductory knowledge, skills and attitudes to function in the clinical setting and be able to continue in clinical dental hygiene courses. Emphasis is placed on scientific principles and current theory, prevention of disease transmission, ethical and professional treatment of patients, clinical preparation and comprehensive care of the patient.
Prerequisites: Admissions into the Dental Hygiene Program.
Corequisites: DHYG-110,DHYG-112,DHYG-114,DHYG-115,DHYG-217
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DHYG-114: Preclinical Dental Hygiene
Clinical application of basic theories and procedures used in dental hygiene practice. The emphasis is on the techniques of instrumentation used in performing diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services utilized in providing comprehensive patient care. The dental hygiene student will have an opportunity to practice techniques on manikins and student partners in the clinic.
Prerequisites: Admissions into the Dental Hygiene Program.
Corequisites: DHYG-110,DHYG-112,DHYG-113,DHYG-115,DHYG-217
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DHYG-115: Oral Histology & Embryology
Introduction to general histology and embryology with emphasis on the microscopic structures of enamel, dentin, pulp, cementum, periodontal ligament, bone, oral mucosa, epithelial attachment and orofacial structures.
Prerequisites: Admissions into the Dental Hygiene Program.
Corequisites: DHYG-110,DHYG-112,DHYG-113,DHYG-114,DHYG-217
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DHYG-217: Dental Radiography
A study of radiation physics, hygiene and safety theories. Emphasis on the fundamentals of oral radiographic techniques and interpretation of radiographs. Includes exposure of intra-oral radiographs, quality assurance, radiographic interpretation, patient selection criteria and other ancillary radiographic techniques.
Prerequisites: Admissions into the Dental Hygiene Program.
Corequisites: DHYG-110,DHYG-112,DHYG-113,DHYG-114,DHYG-115
Offered: FALL
2nd Semester 
2.0 credits DHYG-222: Medical Emergencies
A study of life-threatening emergencies which occur in the Dental Office and the prevention, preparation and management of these emergencies. This course is primarily designed for the Health Care Provider and covers emergencies commonly encountered in the dental setting.
Prerequisites: DHYG-110, DHYG-112, DHYG-113, DHYG-114, DHYG-115 and DHYG-217.
Corequisites: DHYG-223,DHYG-224,DHYG-227,DHYG-231
Offered: SP
2.0 credits DHYG-223: Clinical Dental Hygiene Seminar I
Continuing development of a theoretical framework of dental hygiene treatment with advancement of dental hygiene proficiency in all areas of dental hygiene treatment. Presentation and discussion of case histories from patients and preventive measures employed against disease concurrent with clinical practice with emphasis on special needs patients.
Prerequisites: DHYG-110 DHYG-112 DHYG-113 DHYG-114 DHYG-115 DHYG-217;
Corequisites: DHYG-222,DHYG-224,DHYG-227,DHYG-231
Offered: SP
3.0 credits DHYG-224: Clinical Dental Hygiene I
Introduction to the clinic and patient clinical skills, patient assessment, treatment and appointment scheduling, preventive techniques and application of dental hygiene procedures in the clinical setting. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical faculty.
Prerequisites: DHYG-110, DHYG-112, DHYG-113, DHYG-114, DHYG-115, and DHYG-217;
Corequisites: DHYG-222,DHYG-223,DHYG-227,DHYG-231
Offered: SP
3.0 credits DHYG-227: General and Oral Pathology
An introduction to general and oral pathology with an emphasis on diseases affecting the oral region, including the principles of inflammation and healing; developmental disturbances; the pathology of dental caries; dental and oral abnormalities; bacterial, viral and mycotic diseases; oral injuries and neoplasms. Premalignant lesions and their differences from common benign conditions are emphasized.
Prerequisites: DHYG-110, DHYG-112, DHYG-113, DHYG-114, DHYG-115, and DHYG-217;
Corequisites: DHYG-222,DHYG-223,DHYG-224,DHYG-231
Offered: SP
3.0 credits DHYG-231: Periodontology
A study of the normal and diseased periodontium to include the structural, functional and environmental factors. Emphasis on etiology, pathology, treatment modalities and therapeutic and preventive periodontics in a contemporary private practice setting.
Prerequisites: DHYG-110, DHYG-112, DHYG-113, DHYG-114, DHYG-115, and DHYG-217
Corequisites: DHYG-222,DHYG-223,DHYG-224,DHYG-227
Offered: SP
Summer Session 
3.0 credits DHYG-221: Dental Biomaterials
A study of the composition, chemical and physical properties, manipulation and uses of dental materials. Laboratory experiences include the manipulation and application of materials used in dentistry.
Prerequisites: DHYG-222, DHYG-223, DHYG-224, DHYG-227, and DHYG-231.
Corequisites: DHYG-225
Offered: SU
1.0 credits DHYG-225: Clinical Dental Hygiene Seminar II
A continuation of clinical skills, patient assessment, treatment, scheduling, preventive techniques and application of dental hygiene procedures at the intermediate level. Work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical faculty.
Prerequisites: DHYG-222, DHYG-223 ,DHYG-224, DHYG-227, and DHYG-231;
Corequisites: DHYG-221
Offered: SU
3rd Semester 
3.0 credits DHYG-229: Pharmacology
A study of the pharmacological aspects of drugs and drug groups with which the dentist and dental hygienist are directly and indirectly concerned. Emphasis is placed on nomenclature, origin, physical and chemical properties, modes of administration, interactions and effects upon the body systems.
Prerequisites: DHYG-221 and DHYG-225
Corequisites: DHYG-233,DHYG-234,DHYG-235,DHYG-237
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DHYG-233: Clinical Dental Hygiene Seminar III
Continuing development of a theoretical framework of dental hygiene treatment with advancement of dental hygiene proficiency in all areas of dental hygiene treatment. Presentation and discussion of case histories from patients and preventive measures employed against disease concurrent with clinical practice with emphasis on special needs patients.
Prerequisites: DHYG-221 and DHYG-225
Corequisites: DHYG-229,DHYG-234,DHYG-235,DHYG-237
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DHYG-234: Clinical Dental Hygiene III
A continuation of clinical skills, patient assessments, treatment and appointment scheduling, preventive techniques and application of dental hygiene procedures at the intermediate to advanced level. Work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical faculty.
Prerequisites: DHYG-221 and DHYG-225
Corequisites: DHYG-229,DHYG-233,DHYG-235,DHYG-237
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits DHYG-235: Dental Public Health
Study of the principles and concepts of community public health and dental health education with an emphasis on community assessment, educational planning, implementation and evaluation. Introduction to statistical, scientific review of literature. Laboratory emphasizes methods and materials used in teaching dental health education in various community environments.
Prerequisites: DHYG-221 and DHYG-225
Corequisites: DHYG-229,DHYG-233,DHYG-234,DHYG-237
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits DHYG-237: Anesthesia and Pain Control
A study of the application of various physical, chemical and psychological modalities to the prevention and treatment of pre-operative and post-operative patient anxiety and pain. Emphasis is placed on dental hygiene administration of local anesthesia and the monitoring of nitrous oxide.
Prerequisites: DHYG-221 and DHYG-225
Corequisites: DHYG-229,DHYG-233,DHYG-234,DHYG-235
Offered: FALL
4th Semester 
2.0 credits DHYG-243: Clinical Dental Hygiene Seminar IV
A continuation of information to prepare the student for advanced clinical practice. Provides an in-depth study of dental hygiene care for diverse patient populations and provides a forum for evaluation of the service project from Dental Public Health, and synthesis of all dental hygiene knowledge, skills and attitudes into a case presentation.
Prerequisites: DHYG-229, DHYG-233, DHYG-234, DHYG-235, and DHYG-237
Corequisites: DHYG-244,DHYG-245,DHYG-247,DHYG-248
Offered: SP
3.0 credits DHYG-244: Clinical Dental Hygiene IV
The clinical sessions combine both basic and advanced dental hygiene skills with time management techniques essential for private practice. Comprehensive patient care to include assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, treatment planning, implementation and evaluation of dental hygiene care, nonsurgical periodontal therapy, adjunct clinical procedures, ultrasonic instrumentation, patient management, sealants and comprehensive programs for control of dental diseases will be emphasized. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Course consists of faculty supervised patient treatment in the clinic.
Prerequisites: DHYG-229, DHYG-233, DHYG-234, DHYG-235, and DHYG-237
Corequisites: DHYG-243,DHYG-245,DHYG-247,DHYG-248
Offered: SP
2.0 credits DHYG-245: Principles of Practice
Examination of the dental hygienists role in practice settings including dental office management, employment considerations in both traditional and non-traditional settings, the future role of the dental hygienist, resume preparation and job interviewing. Emphasis on the laws governing the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in New Mexico and the ethical standards established by the dental hygiene profession.
Prerequisites: DHYG-229, DHYG-233, DHYG-234, DHYG-235, and DHYG-237
Corequisites: DHYG-243,DHYG-244,DHYG-247,DHYG-248
Offered: SP
2.0 credits DHYG-247: Practicum
The practicum provides the student the opportunity to apply the theory of dental hygiene practice and supervised clinical experience to a practical setting.
Prerequisites: DHYG-229, DHYG-233, DHYG-234, DHYG-235, and DHYG-237
Corequisites: DHYG-243,DHYG-244,DHYG-245,DHYG-248
Offered: SP
1.0 credits DHYG-248: Board Review
A comprehensive review of dental hygiene topics found on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE). This course is designed to help prepare the student to take the NBDHE by reviewing test taking skills and strategies, study techniques as well as a review of topics and specific questions that the student might have. Prerequites: Senior Dental Hygiene Student in their last semester.
Prerequisites: DHYG-229, DHYG-223, DHYG-234, DHYG-235, and DHYG-237.
Corequisites: DHYG-243,DHYG-244,DHYG-245,DHYG-247
Offered: SP
Health Information Technology
3.0 credits HITP-110: Medical Terminology
This course presents the study of the language of medicine, focusing on prefixes, suffixes, word roots and their combining forms. This course includes word construction, spelling, usage, comprehension and pronunciation. Students are provided with information regarding anatomy, symptomatology, pathology, and diagnostic/surgical procedures. Open to all SJC students.
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-095 or appropriate Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits HITP-112: Human Body: Structures and Functions
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of physical and chemical operation of the organs and systems of the human body. System reviews to include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.
Minimum grade required: C.
Prerequisites: RDNG-113 or appropriate Reading Accuplacer Score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HITP-116: Computerized Business Applications
This course provides the student with basic computer skills including the Microsoft Office Professional package. It also covers the use of database applications and the development and use of queries.
Prerequisites: Completion of RDNG-113 or appropriate Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HITP-120: Intro to Health Info Technolgy
This course is an in-depth study of the origin, use, content, format, and management of health records in a variety of settings. The student will be introduced to the various health care organizations that are responsible for providing health care in America and how health information is a vital component of the health care delivery system. This class will focus on storage and retrieval systems, numbering and filing systems, record retention, and the basic functions of the HIM department, including quantitative analysis, abstracting, incomplete chart control and release of information. Indices and special registries will also be studied. Acceptance into HIT Program
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-125: Intro to Med Practice Management
A comprehensive introductory course in the management of medical practices. Types of practices and roles of personnel within the practice are introduced and professional skills competency is emphasized. Acceptance into HIT Program
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-130: Pathophysiology: HITP
An introduction to the nature of disease and its effects on body systems. This course deals with disease processes affecting the human body via an integrated approach to specific disease entities. Prerequisite: Acceptance into HIT Program
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-140: Computers in Health Care
This course introduces the learner to different computer applications, and specifically electronic health records, found in Healthcare and Health Information Departments in hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics. Students will learn to use publicly available databases as a resource. In addition, basic Information Technology hardware and software, including security software, employed by medical facilities will be addressed. Prerequisite: Acceptance into HIT Program
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-150: Legal & Ethical Issues in HIT
The learner is introduced to the court and legal systems, identifies the roles of participants in those systems, and learns appropriate courtroom behavior. The course considers the medical record as a legal document; it deals with privileged information, confidential information and communication, release of information, and consent and authorization. Specific federal/state laws as they relate to release of information will be explored as well as fraud and abuse issues.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-160: Pharmacology and Lab Procedures
This course is designed specifically for HIT majors to enable them to obtain a basic understanding of clinical and diagnostic laboratory tests as performed in the acute care setting and the basics of pharmacology. Learners will identify the classification, uses, and action of the most commonly prescribed drugs for conditions affecting each body system. Information is presented using appropriate medical and health terminology so that students at all levels continue to be exposed to the language of the healthcare environment.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-170: Physician Coding (CPT-4)
This entry-level course is designed to provide the student with opportunities to learn and apply basic CPT-4 and HCPCS principles and guidelines to code outpatient visits.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-185: Computerized Medical Office
This course introduces the student to common administrative procedures performed in both small and large medical practices. The student will use a commercially available medical office software product, Medisoft, to input patient information, create charges, bill insurance companies, and schedule appointments.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits HITP-202: Coding Classification Systems I
This course provides a study of nomenclatures and classification systems with emphasis on the most recent revisions of ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS and the application of coding guidelines used to accurately assign codes from these classification systems in different healthcare settings. Students will study ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS coding conventions and principles. These skills will be applied to the coding of multi-specialty medical records
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-210: Coding Classification Systems II
This course is a study of ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT-4 in coding of source documentation/charts, inpatient and outpatient. Learners will apply skills to the coding of multi-specialty medical records and case studies utilizing ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT-4, and HCPCS Level II coding systems.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-230: Reimbursement Methodologies
This course will include a detailed study of health care reimbursement issues. Included will be the basic instructions for filing various types of insurance.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits HITP-240: Health Data Analysis
This course covers quality assessment and improvement standards and requirements of licensing, accrediting, fiscal, and other regulatory agencies. In addition, this course will cover the analysis of data collection and retrieval and the computation of hospital statistical data. Vital statistics and reportable diseases and conditions are included.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-255: Electronic Health Records
This course is designed to address changes in the HIM industry relative to its migration to wide-scale adoption of the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Students will work interactively with a certified EHR software system to learn the capabilities of EHRs and how to use them. Students will also do research on available EHR systems and learn how to plan the implementation of an EHR system.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits HITP-262: Professional Practice Experience Coding
This course allows students to participate in a professional practice learning experience in an online simulated environment. Coding will be done using the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT-4 classification systems and the application of coding guidelines to accurately assign diagnostic codes in all healthcare settings. This experience requires 30 hours of participation.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits HITP-264: Professional Practice Experience HIT
This course provides for a supervised professional practice learning experience in a health care facility. Students will be assigned specific projects to be completed at the site and will participate in management and administrative activities. This is an unpaid work experience requiring 60 hours of participation.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits HITP-270: HIT Seminar
This course prepares HIT graduates for the RHIT certification exam (AHIMA). Students will also share professional practice experiences. Job interview skills, resume writing, and professionalism will be emphasized.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits HITP-272: Coding Seminar
This course prepares prospective coding certificate graduates for the CCA certification exam (AHIMA). Job interview skills, resume writing, and professionalism will be emphasized.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits HITP-286: The Effective HC Supervisor
This course presents the HIT student with information regarding management and personnel skills necessary for entry-level employment at the supervisory level. The basic management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling are presented using examples and situations specific to health information technology. Personnel skills such as communication, motivation, and responsibilities such as job analysis, recruitment, discipline, and federal/state laws regarding personnel management are discussed.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 4.0 credits HITP-290: Special Topics
Specific subjects and credits to be announced in the schedule of classes. Semester Offered On Demand. Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 3.0 credits HITP-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
Medical Laboratory Technician
2.0 credits MLTS-110: Medical Laboratory - Providing
Overview of medical terminology and survey of specialty areas within the profession. Selected laboratory sessions will be related to health maintenance.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits MLTS-120: Intro to Medical Laboratory Sc
Introduces the student to the scope of practice of the laboratory professional. Students will use or apply basic concepts used in the medical laboratory including terminology, instrumentation, safety, basic statistics, physician office settings and quality assurance. Selected areas of laboratory practice will be presented.
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-099, RDNG-113 and MATH-095 or appropriate English, Reading and Math Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits MLTS-160: Theory of Phlebotomy
Introduction to blood specimen collection and processing. Content areas include related body system anatomy and function, site selection, equipment and supplies, anticoagulants, specimen processing, safety, universal precautions, professionalism, ethics and review of the health care delivery system.
Minimum grade required:"C"
Offered: ALL
2.0 credits MLTS-161: Phlebotomy Practice
100 clock hours of applied phlebotomy experience with a minimum of 100 documented blood procurements. Successful completion of MLTS 160 and MLTS 161 enable the student to sit for a national certification examination. Practice times to be arranged at selected clinical affiliates by the Program Director.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Prerequisites: Take MLTS-160 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits MLTS-210: Clinical Hematology
Introduction to theory and practice of hematology. Topics include principles of cell production, function, cell counting, classification, and morphology. Manual and automated instrumentation methods and correlation of results with pathophysiology are covered.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Prerequisites: Take MLTS-120 and MLTS-160. Admission into MLT program required.
Offered: SP
1.0 credits MLTS-211: Clinical Hemostasis
Introduction to theory and practice of hemostasis. Explores mechanisms of coagulation disorders. Manual and automated instrumentation methods and correlation of results with pathophysiology are covered.
Minimum grade required: C. Admissions into MLT Program required.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MLTS-212: Urinalysis and Body Fluids
Physical, chemical and microscopic study of urine with emphasis on the changes exhibited in disease with related renal anatomy and physiology. Current instrumentation will be covered. Analysis of other body fluids as spinal and pleural fluid will be included.
Prerequisites:MLTS 120, MLTS 160, admission into MLT program
Offered: SP
4.0 credits MLTS-213: Clinical Chemistry Diagnostics
Lecture and laboratory experience in clinical chemistry techniques and instrumentation utilized to determine state of health, diagnose disease and determine treatment effectiveness. Correlation of test results with pathophysiology will be covered.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Prerequisites: Take MLTS-110 and MLTS-160. Admission into MTL program required.
Offered: SP
2.0 credits MLTS-214: Immunohematology
Study of basic theory of blood group systems, antibody detection and identification, compatibility testing and investigation of hemolytic disease of the newborn. Topics of blood collection, processing, component preparation and storage also included.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Prerequisites: Take MLTS-120 and MLTS-160. Admission into MLT program required.
Offered: SP
1.0 credits MLTS-215: Immunology Concepts
Fundamentals of clinical immunology, including cell mediated and antibody mediated immunity. Molecular aspects and theories of testing concepts will be discussed. Correlation of laboratory test results with clinical disease states is covered.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Prerequisites: Take MLTS-120 and MLTS-160. Admission into the MLT program is required.
Offered: SP
4.0 credits MLTS-216: Clinical Microbiology
Emphasis on the theoretical foundations and methodologies used in a medical microbiology laboratory. Topics include cultivation, isolation, microscopy, and antibiotic susceptibility testing. Morphological, biochemical, and immunological characteristics employed for identification. Epidemiology and pathogenicity of microorganisms of medical importance are covered.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Prerequisites: Take MLTS-120 and MLTS-160. Admission into MLT program required.
Offered: SP
2.0 credits MLTS-217: Molecular Diagnostics & Special Testing
Introduction to principles and application of DNA technology and other special testing in the clinical laboratory. Clinical laboratory experiences in molecular diagnostic techniques and instrumentation will be included.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Prerequisites: Take MLTS-120 and MLTS-160. Admission into the MLT program is required.
Offered: FASU
4.0 credits MLTS-220: Clinical Hematology & Hemostasis
Clinical laboratory experience in basic hematology techniques and instrumentation to evaluate hematopoietic elements as well as practice in blood coagulation methodologies and at a clinical affiliate site as assigned by the program director.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Prerequisites: MLTS-210-216
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits MLTS-221: Clinical Chemistry Practicum
Clinical laboratory experience using basic and advanced chemical techniques and instrumentation to evaluate state of health, diagnose disease and determine treatment effectiveness at a clinical affiliate site as assigned by the program director.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Prerequisites: MLTS 210-216 Admission into MLT program required.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits MLTS-222: Clinical Microbiology Practicum
Clinical laboratory experience in basic and advanced study of normal flora and pathogenic microorganisms having medical importance. Includes methods for obtaining and handling specimens for culture as well as principles of current instrumentation at a clinical affiliate site as assigned by the program director.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Prerequisites: Take MLTS-110 MLTS-160 and MLTS 210 - 217 Admission into MLT program is required.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits MLTS-223: Immunology & Immunohematology
Clinical laboratory experience in basic practice of techniques used in the immunology and experience developing problem solving abilities as applied to blood group antigens, antibodies, and compatibility testing at a clinical affiliate site as assigned by the program director.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Prerequisites: MLTS-110 MLTS-160 and MLTS 210 - 216 Admission to MLT program required.
Corequisites: MLTS-220
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits MLTS-230: Career Success Seminar
This course covers various strategies for career success including analysis of the learning style needs for self and others for training in the clinical laboratory setting, teamwork building, organizational models, resume preparation, and review for the national certification examination.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Prerequisites: MLTS 210 - 216 Admission into MLT program required.
Offered: FALL
1.0 - 6.0 credits MLTS-290: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Topics as needed. To be arranged for up to six credits with program director and faculty.
Minimum grade required: "B".
Offered: DMND
Nursing
1.0 - 3.0 credits NURS-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
7.0 - 9.0 credits NURS-113: Adv. Placement Credit NURS 125
Allows the licensed practical nurse (LPN) or transfer nursing student to receive transfer credit hours for courses taken either in a practical nursing or associate degree/baccalaureate degree nursing program. Credit hours awarded will be determined by the nursing department administration based upon scores achieved in the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) RN content Mastery Series: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice. Requires admission into program.
Offered: DMND
8.0 credits NURS-125: Nursing Concepts & Practice 1
This is an introductory course to pre-licensure nursing, using the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies which provide the organizing framework for the nursing program. These competencies are: Patient Centered Care, Teamwork & Collaboration, Evidence Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Safety and Informatics. Clinical opportunities facilitate application of fundamental concepts through care of diverse populations in a variety of settings across the health care continuum. This course requires a total of 135 contact hours of lab, simulation, & clinical practice. 8(5+9P) Requires admission into program.
Prerequisites: Take prerequisites BIOL-252 & BIOL-224.
Offered: FALL
5.0 - 7.0 credits NURS-132: Advanced Placement Credit for Nurs 145
Allows the licensed practical nurse (LPN) or transfer nursing student to receive transfer credit hours for courses taken either in a practical nursing or associate degree/baccalaureate degree nursing program. Credit hours awarded will be determined by the nursing department administration based upon transcript evaluation. Requires admission into program.
Offered: DMND
9.0 credits NURS-145: Nursing Concepts & Practice 2
Using the QSEN competencies, this course builds upon the fundamental concepts introduced in NURS-125 with the focus on chronic health issues across the lifespan. Clinical opportunities are designed to facilitate application of nursing concepts focusing on lifespan chronic health issues through care of diverse populations in a variety of settings. This course requires a total of 135 contact hours of lab, simulation, and clinical practice. 9(6+9P) Requires admission into program.
Prerequisites: NURS-125, BIOL-253 and PSYC -120
Corequisites: NURS-150
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits NURS-150: Nursing Pharmacological Concepts
This course integrates pharmacology as therapy using the QSEN competencies to build upon foundational pharmacological concepts introduced in the first semester. Requires admission into program.
Prerequisites: NURS-125, BIOL-253, and PSYC-120
Corequisites: NURS-145
Offered: SP
4.0 credits NURS-153: Nursing Externship
Building on clinical skills from NURS 125, NURS 145, and NURS 150 this optional clinical course uses the six QSEN competencies and professional behaviors. This intensive clinical course provides students with an opportunity to provide supervised total nursing care for select patients. Under the guidance of faculty, SJRMC nurses and the clinical scholar, students will spend 144 hours reinforcing and refining clinical competency and clinical reasoning skills learned in prior nursing courses. Permission Only.
Prerequisites: Take NURS-125, NURS-145, and NURS-150.
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 5.0 credits NURS-191: Re-Entry First Year Nursing
This is a refresher course for re-entry students on nursing concepts found in either NURS-125 or NURS-145 using the quality and safety education for nursing (QSEN) competencies which provide the organizing framework for the nursing program. Clinical simulation opportunities are designed to facilitate application of fundamental concepts through care of diverse populations in a variety of settings across the health care continuum. Requires Faculty Permission.
Prerequisites: Take NURS-210.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 5.0 credits NURS-201: Re-Entry Second Year Nursing
This is a refresher course for re-entry students on nursing concepts found in either NURS-210 or NURS-220 using the quality and safety education for nursing (QSEN) competencies which provide the organizing framework for the nursing program. Clinical simulation opportunities are designed to facilitate application of fundamental concepts through care of diverse populations in a variety of settings across the health care continuum. Faculty Permission Required.
Prerequisites: Take NURS-210.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 6.0 credits NURS-205: Transition for Adv Placement
This course is required for all LPN's/LVN's and appropriate transfer students. Content includes philosophy, theoretical constructs, outcomes of the nursing program and LPN to RN role transition. Previous learning is evaluated. Requires admission into program.
Offered: DMND
9.0 credits NURS-210: Nursing Concepts & Practice 3
Using QSEN competencies, this course builds upon the nursing concepts introduced in NURS 145 with focus on acute health issues across the lifespan. Clinical opportunities are designed to facilitate application of nursing concepts and occur in a variety of health care settings. This course requires a total of 180 contact hours of lab, simulation, and clinical practice. (5+12P) Additionally offered summer odd years. Requires admission into program.
Prerequisites: NURS-145, NURS-150, ENGL-111, and PSYC-230
Offered: FALL
8.0 credits NURS-220: Nursing Concepts & Practice 4
Using the QSEN competencies, this course prepares students for entry level nursing practice. Clinical opportunities are designed to facilitate application of nursing concepts and occur in a variety of health care settings. This course requires a total of 135 contact hours of lab, simulation, and clinical practice. 8(5+9P) Additionally offered fall odd years. Requires admission into program.
Prerequisites: NURS-210 and ENGL-211 or ENGL-218
Corequisites: NURS-225,NURS-230
Offered: SP
1.0 credits NURS-225: Professional Transition
This course will focus on what it means to be a "professional nurse" in a changing health care environment. Using QSEN competencies students will prepare to enter the nursing profession. Additionally offered in the fall of odd years. Requires admission into program.
Prerequisites: NURS-210 and ENGL-211 or ENGL-218
Corequisites: NURS-220,NURS-230
Offered: SP
4.0 credits NURS-230: Preceptorship
This course assists the student in role transition from student to entry level nurse. The student will synthesize and apply all QSEN competencies and concepts learned during the previous nursing courses. This course requires a total of 180 contact hours in lab and clinical practice. 4(12P) Additionally offered fall odd years. Successful completion of corequisites NURS-220 and NURS-225 required prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Take prerequisites NURS-210. Pass Corequisites NURS-220 and NURS-225.
Corequisites: NURS-220,NURS-225
Offered: SP
1.0 credits NURS-261: Reiki Level I
An introductory course, which discusses the concepts of Reiki Energy healing including application of content and principles of Reiki healing. Hands on practice of positions for self-healing and treating others.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits NURS-262: Reiki Level II
An intermediate course, which will discuss expanded concepts of Reiki Energy Healing. Students will experience hands on practice of the use of ancient symbols and hand positions for self-healing and treating others.
Prerequisites: Take NURS-261, minimum grade C.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits NURS-263: Reiki Level III
An advanced course, which will explore expanded concepts of Reiki Energy healing. Student will experience hands on practice of the use of more ancient symbols. Students will also be integrating these symbols with hand positions for self-healing and treating others.
Prerequisites: Take NURS-262, minimum grade C.
Offered: ALL
1.0 - 8.0 credits NURS-290: Special Topics

Offered: DMND
1.0 - 7.0 credits NURS-295: Nursing Concepts & Practice II -Transfer Credits
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 8.0 credits NURS-299: Special Topics
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: ALL
Outdoor Leadership and Recreation (oler)
0.5 - 3.0 credits OLER-104: SPIN: Special Interest
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Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 - 3.0 credits OLER-105: Spin: (special Interest)
This course covers the basic fundamentals for you to develop your capabilities to become a safe and responsible motorcyclist. It provides the opportunity for you to learn the physical and mental skills important for operating a motorcycle. You must be able to ride a bicycle in order to take this course. Students must have helmets, full finger gloves, long pants and sleeves, and over-the-ankle foot wear.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits OLER-120: Introduction to Experiential Education
This course is designed to introduce students to the design and application of a challenge course, and to train students in the technical skills required to instruct and sequence various activities on Low Challenge Courses. Does not meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: FALL
1.0 credits OLER-125: Mountain Biking
The Mountain Biking course is designed to expose students to the sport of mountain biking and the mountain biking Mecca of Moab, UT. Class will accommodate beginner to advanced riders looking to improve skills and have a fun weekend of adventure.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits OLER-130: Wilderness & Environ Ethics
Overview of ethical practices and behavior for anyone utilizing wilderness resources. Upon successful completion of course student will be a Leave-No-Trace Trainer. This course does not meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits OLER-140: Wilderness Pursuits
Introductory level course with a focus on developing skills related to planning, organizing and executing backcountry outings. This course will be experiential, in that students will practice skills both in the classroom and during field time. Students will apply their learning directly by planning and participating in a backpacking expedition.
Offered: FALL
1.0 credits OLER-150: Wilderness First Aid
This class goes beyond that of traditional first aid in that it addresses how to handle medical situations in remote wilderness settings. Upon successful completion, student will be certified in Wilderness First Aid. Does not meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: FALL
1.0 credits OLER-155: Intro to Gym Climbing
For the beginning climber or one who wants a review of the basics of climbing in an indoor climbing gym. This course will cover the topics and skills necessary to safely Boulder, Top Rope, and Lead climbing at the HHPC Climbing Facility. This course is suitable for all ability levels. Meets Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits OLER-156: Rock Climbing
This course covers the fundamentals of rock climbing. Students will experience climbing at the SJC HHPC Indoor Climbing Facility and outdoor locations, learning equipment selection and usage, belay techniques, anchor systems and climbing skills. Meets Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: FALL
1.0 credits OLER-157: Sport Climbing
Designed for the experienced climber who wishes to gain the knowledge and skills for lead climbing in an indoor and outdoor setting. Meets Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Prerequisites: Take OLER-155 or OLER-156, or get instructor's permission.
Offered: SP
1.0 credits OLER-158: Technical Rock Climbing
This class is designed for the experienced climber who wishes to gain the knowledge and skills for lead and traditional climbing in an outdoor setting. This course will cover the topics and skills necessary to safely climb at an outdoor climbing area. Other topics will include; a review of basics, lead-climbing safety, belaying the leader, lead climbing technique, gear placement and protection, falling and advanced climbing techniques. This course is designed to improve the climbing ability and fitness level of those enrolled. This course does not meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: FALL
1.0 credits OLER-159: Rock Climbing Rescue
Be safe, be secure and be self sufficient on your climbs. Learn the basics of self and partner rescue on the rock. This course covers the skills every climber that ties into a rope should know and focuses on self rescue in any climbing situation. The course emphasizes reducing the risks in the first place, teaching new, clever systems and risks in the first place, teaching new, clever systems and tricks to stay safe. We will teach you the best, most efficient systems and won?t flood you with over complicated systems. Topics to be covered will include basic gear for rescue, anchors, escaping the system, raises and lowers, problem situations, multi-pitch, traverses and will include scenarios to aide in the learning process. Students are required to have climbing and rope management experience. Instructor?s approval required to enroll.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits OLER-161: Winter Backcountry Travel
This course is designed to cover the skills necessary for extended winter camping and travel in the backcountry on snowshoes or backcountry/telemark skis. Meets Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: SP
1.0 credits OLER-162: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
This class will cover winter backcountry travel, safety and equipment while using the comfort and convenience of a backcountry yurt. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn to make turns in the untracked powder, assess snow stability, efficient route selection for energy conservation, cold related illnesses and avalanche safety. Basic ski and snowboard technique related to backcountry skiing will be taught. The class will cover the skills, theory and practices specific to backcountry skiing. Student will learn winter equipment selection and usage. Participants should have some ski or snowboard experience and be able to carry a backpack while on skis or snowshoes.
Offered: SP
1.0 credits OLER-163: Avalanche Clinic
This course is designed to teach the basics of the avalanche phenomenon. Students will learn how to recognize potential hazards and how to evaluate snow pack conditions. Upon successful completion of course, student will receive an Avalanche Level One (1) certification. This course does not meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: SP
1.0 credits OLER-164: Ski Mountaineering
Class will focus on all aspects of snow riding in difficult, technical and steep terrain. Class will cover avalanche awareness, technical mountaineering skills, steep and powder riding techniques, alpine environment, route finding and navigation, movement over snow, ice, and rock; rope systems; equipment selection; safety and evacuation procedures. Class also includes 3 days at a backcountry yurt to access untouched terrain. All participants must have mountaineering or climbing experience and must be competent in black terrain at a ski area.
Offered: SP
2.0 credits OLER-165: Mountaineering
Introduces the experienced backpacker to the basic skills of high alpine technical mountaineering. Topics include the alpine environment, route finding and navigation and more. Meets Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: SP
2.0 credits OLER-171: Canoeing
This course will introduce students to canoeing on flatwater and whitewater by covering the basic skills and safety techniques. Students will graduate to moving water and finally whitewater applications. This course is an American Canoe Association basic canoe course. Meets Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: SU
2.0 credits OLER-173: Rafting
Students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to independently plan and carry out a successful rafting outing, with a focus on paddling. This course will prepare students to effectively paddle row class I to III whitewater. This course is an American Canoe Association basic paddle rafting course. Students will receive an ACA course completion card. Meets Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: SU
2.0 credits OLER-174: Oar Rafting
Students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to independently plan and carry out a successful rafting outing, with a focus on rowing. Students will receive an ACA course completion card. Meets Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: SU
1.0 credits OLER-175: Swiftwater Rescue
This intensive course teaches students the necessary skills and techniques of river rescue situations. Upon successful completion, students will receive a nationally recognized card of completion provided by the ACA. Does not meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: SU
2.0 credits OLER-176: Whitewater Kayak
This course will introduce students to whitewater kayaking by covering the basic skills and safety techniques. Emphasis will be on river reading techniques, strokes, safety, self-rescue, and rescue of others. This course will prepare students to effectively ?run? class II whitewater. This class is an American Canoe Association whitewater kayak course; a course completion card is available. This course will meet Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Offered: SP
2.0 credits OLER-177: Oar and Paddle Rafting
Students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to independently plan and carry out a successful rafting outing, with a focus on rowing. The course content includes raft equipment, techniques for safe travel by oar rafting; rigging an oar raft, advance river dynamics and river reading skills, rescue skills, and treating river related emergencies. This course will prepare students to effectively ?run? Class III whitewater. This course is an American Canoe Association basic oar-rafting course. Students will receive an ACA course completion card. This course will meet Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Offered: SU
1.0 credits OLER-178: Introduction to Sea Kayak
This course is designed to introduce students to the world of kayak touring and sea kayaking. The class will consist of classroom, pool and lake time and will cover topics including but not limited to kayak navigation, waves, tides and currents, ocean and leak environments, weather, packing rescues, safety, expedition planning and much more. This is also the recommended prerequisite for the 7-day Kayak Expedition course that will be held early in the summer semester.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits OLER-210: Foundations of Adventure Education
This course provides an introduction to the professional expectations, responsibilities and global opportunities in adventure education. Topics include the meaning of adventure education, clients and setting of adventure programming, the difference between personal recreation and professional preparation, environmental and social impacts, public land resources, and international trends. The place of nature and ritual is examined through field experience.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits OLER-220: Experiential Education
The course will begin with a brief review of the history, purpose, and application of experiential education and challenge courses before transitioning to specific activities involved with High Challenge Course, including equipment, individual element description and safety, belay techniques, and rescue skills. Does not meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits OLER-230: Expedition Sea Kayaking
The Sea Kayak Expedition course is focused on helping the student learn to travel safely and efficiently by sea kayak. The course includes introductory navigation, boat lean and edging, rolling, kayak maneuvers, equipment, loading, expedition planning and behavior and open water rescues. Entire class will be held during a long distance sea kayak expedition on one of the larger lakes of the southwest. Graduates of this course should be capable of planning and paddling a multi-day sea kayak trip. This is an ACA Skills class and successful participant will earn an ACA card of completion.
Offered: SU
3.0 credits OLER-240: Expedition Rafting
The Expedition Rafting course is focused on planning all aspects of a multi-day rafting expedition. Student will learn to travel safely and efficiently by whitewater raft, topics including boat control and efficient rowing, raft maneuvers, equipment, loading, expedition planning and behavior, wilderness ethics, LNT and rescues will be covered. The entire class will be held during a long distance rafting expedition on one of the beautiful and dynamic rivers of the southwest depending on water levels. Graduates of this course should be capable of planning and paddling a multi-day raft trip. This is an ACA Skills class and successful participant will earn an ACA card of completion.
Offered: SU
3.0 credits OLER-245: Whitewater Rafting Instructor
The American Canoe Association (ACA) Raft Instructor course prepares you to be a whitewater raft instructor. This course will develop and test student?s proficiencies in safety awareness, technical knowledge, paddling/rowing skills and technique, and teaching ability. Completion of the class does not guarantee that you will become certified. Certification will be dependent upon your teaching ability and rafting skills. This course does not meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: SU
3.0 credits OLER-246: Whitewater Kayak Instructor
The American Canoe Association (ACA) Whitewater Kayak Instructor course prepares you to be a whitewater kayak instructor. This course will develop and test student?s proficiencies in safety awareness, technical knowledge, paddling skills and technique, and teaching ability. Completion of the class does not guarantee that you will become certified. Certification will be dependent upon your teaching ability and kayaking skills. This course does not meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits OLER-250: Expedition Backpacking
This class will cover all the topics required to plan and initiate a long distance backpacking expedition. Class will plan and prepare all logistic of this course including route, menu, equipment, travel logistics, and emergency response. Class will be in remote areas at high elevation for most of the field class. Students must be in good physical condition and able to carry up to 60lbs for extended amounts of time. Fulfills Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree. Permission of instructor is required to enroll.
Offered: SU
3.0 credits OLER-255: Wilderness First Responder
For students who will be working with groups in the backcountry at a professional level. Course content will address the issues of long-term patient care, survival skills and backcountry rescue techniques. Upon successful completion, students will be certified as Wilderness First Responders and in CPR. Does not meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits OLER-260: Advanced Rock Climbing
The Advanced Rock Climbing course will introduce students to the concepts of planning and execution a climbing expedition. This class will explore the wide variety of climbing opportunities in a variety of settings. The entire class will be held in the field and a multitude of climbing areas will be explored depending on group, weather, and class goals. Students will be exposed to all types of climbing from bouldering to traditional lead climbing depending on the area. Students will also learn expedition behavior and planning, crag safety, LNT, philosophies of ethics in leadership, navigation and adventure climbing techniques. This course will prepare students to take that next step towards AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certification.
Offered: SU
3.0 credits OLER-265: Single Pitch Instructor Course and Exam
The American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) the technical and education proficiency necessary to safely and professionally instruct rock climbing and climbing related activities in a group setting. The course is designed for outdoor instructors, aspiring guides, and climbers who facilitate top rope climbing programs in group settings such as camps, schools, universities, therapeutic groups and climbing schools. This class will prepare you to take the AMGA SPI Exam which will conclude this course. This course does not meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: SU
2.0 credits OLER-270: Avalanche Clinic II
Designed to teach the basics of the avalanche phenomenon. Students will learn how to recognize potential hazards and how to evaluate snow pack conditions. The use of avalanche beacons, probe lines and searching techniques will be covered both in classroom sessions and in the field through simulated rescue situations. Upon successful completion of course students will be certified as Avalanche Level II through American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).
Offered: SP
0.5 - 6.0 credits OLER-299: Special Topics
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
Physical Education and Exercise Science
1.0 credits PHED-101: HHPC 16 Week Enrollment

Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits PHED-102: HHPC Annual Enrollment

Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits PHED-103: HHPC Annual Enrollment

Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 6.0 credits PHED-104: SPIN: (special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subject
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 5.0 credits PHED-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits PHED-113: Intro to Personal Training
The purpose of this course is to instruct and improve student's knowledge on how to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be a Personal Trainer; begin preparation to take and pass a Personal Trainers Certification; develop the ability to critically think through and apply information acquired to make rational decisions associated to fitness training.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-114: Adaptive Physical Education

Offered: ALL
1.0 credits PHED-115: Walk/Jog/Run
Designed to improve the student's cardiovascular fitness through walking, jogging, and running. The student will learn to design an individual exercise/lifestyle program, how to reach their exercise heart rate, the benefits of being active on a regular basis, and how to apply safety factors. Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-116: Fitness Training I
For individuals interested in improving total fitness and learning about various concepts on health, wellness, and fitness. The student will work out on a regular basis. This class is good for all fitness levels. Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits PHED-117: Fitness Training II
Continuation of Fitness Training I and designed for individuals interested in improving total fitness and learning about various concepts on health, wellness, and fitness. The student will work out on a regular basis. This class is good for all fitness levels. Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Offered: ALL
2.0 credits PHED-119: Pilates
This class will improve physical strength and ability to perform Pilates. Pilates addresses the individual and teaches to listen to personal needs and abilities. Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-121: Aquacise
A water exercise class to improve overall fitness. Also, the student will learn about various topics of health, wellness and fitness. Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-122: Lap Swim/Water Walk
Designed for individuals interested in improving total fitness and learning about various concepts on health, wellness, and fitness. The course will assist the student to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility and/or body composition. Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-123: Swimming
This course is to improve each participant's overall swimming skills and physical condition. Also, the student will learn about various concepts of health, wellness, and fitness. Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits PHED-124: Weight Training/Women
Introduction to weight training exercises, basic nutrition and basic anatomy. Proper form, safety in the weight room and consistency will be stressed. This course is designed specifically for women. Meets Physical Education activity requirements of AA degree.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits PHED-125: Personal Health & Wellness
Designed to study the various aspects of personal health and wellness including emotional, physical, social, occupational, spiritual and intellectual components. The class looks at the nature, scope, and function of major health considerations. This class does not meet the Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-127: Beginning Yoga I
This class will improve physical strength and ability to perform asanas (poses). Hatha Yoga addresses the individual and teaches to listen to personal needs and abilities. Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Offered: ALL
2.0 credits PHED-129: Beginning Yoga II
This class is for the student who would like extended-length yoga sessions. Skills covered are the same as in Yoga I (PHED 127) but the student is allowed to work out longer. The class will improve physical strength and ability to perform asanas (poses). Hatha Yoga addresses the individual and teaches to listen to personal needs and abilities. Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-130: Intermediate Yoga
This class is designed to give a more advanced knowledge of yoga poses and terminology. This class will improve physical strength and ability to perform asanas (poses). Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Prerequisites: PHED-127 or PHED-129
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-132: Group Exercise
This course is designed to improve and/or maintain each participant's overall physical fitness through a variety of group exercise classes. Physical participation is required, and students are encouraged to work at their own pace. The course is suitable for all fitness levels. Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits PHED-133: Golf I
Instruction in basic skills, equipment, rules, etiquette and shot making of golf. Meets Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits PHED-137: Weight Training I
Instruction in the basic skills of muscular strength and endurance development, theories of strength training, equipment and safety in lifting. Will meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits PHED-138: Weight Loss & Weight Training
This course is designed to help the student with an overall fitness program through instruction on proper weight lifting techniques, cardiovascular and nutrition programs.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits PHED-141: Zumba
According to www.danceandfit.com, ?Zumba is a fusion of body sculpting movements and easy to follow dance steps to the tune of Latin and International music. The routine features aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-142: Beginning Karate
Introduces student to the basics of martial arts from both a physical and philosophical standpoint. Students learn to use their bodies as potential weapons, learn weak areas on the human body, increase their awareness of their surroundings and increase self-confidence and reaction time. Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-143: Advanced Karate
This class picks up where the beginning class leaves off. Students will finish the basics of one on one self-defense and will learn the basic application of two on one self-defense. Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Prerequisites: PHED-142
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-144: Group Exercise
This course is designed to improve and maintain each participant's overall physical fitness. Physical participation is required and students are encouraged to work at their own pace. This course is suitable for all fitness levels. Meets the Physical Education activity requirement for the AA degree.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-145: Group Exercise - Body Cond
This course is designed to improve and maintain each participant's overall physical fitness. Physical participation is required and students are encouraged to work at their own pace. Meets the Physical Education activity requirement for the AA degree.
Offered: ALL
2.0 credits PHED-155: First Aid/CPR
Instruction in appropriate procedures for rendering emergency care for the victim of an accident or sudden illness. Upon successful completion students will receive American Safety Health Institute (ASHI) certification. Does not meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits PHED-156: First Aid/Cpr for Physical Ed Majors
This course is designed for students who are majoring in physical education. It includes instruction in appropriate procedures for rendering emergency care for the victim of an accident or sudden illness. Upon completion students will receive American Safety Health Institute (AHSI) certification.
Offered: ALL
2.0 credits PHED-159: Boxing Basics
A boxing work-out is one of the most intense, full body work-outs, improving on all types of physical abilities: power, strength, aerobic/anaerobic fitness as well as coordination and endurance. Students will learn basic techniques and skills used in boxing including effective bad work, foot work, offensive/defensive tactics as well as terminology. Whether you are tired of your old fitness routine or wanting to gain basic boxing/self-defense skills, boxing basics is the class for you.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-182: Basketball
Instruction in the basic skills, strategies and officiating of basketball. Meets Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-188: Volleyball I
Instruction in the basic skills, strategies and officiating of volleyball with an emphasis on proper techniques. Meets Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-233: Golf II
Instruction in golf skills, equipment, rules, etiquette, and play. Understanding and application of the ball flight laws and principles of those laws. Meets Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.
Prerequisites: Take PHED-133 or approval of instructor.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits PHED-282: Basketball II
Advanced instruction in all aspects of basketball including skills, philosophies, and coaching stratagems. Meets Physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Prerequisites: Take PHED-182 or approval of instructor.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-288: Volleyball II
Instruction in more advanced skills, strategies and officiating of volleyball with an emphasis on proper techniques. Meets physical Education activity requirements for AA degree.
Prerequisites: Take PHED-188 or approval of instructor.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHED-299: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
3.0 credits PTAP-110: Intro to Phys Therapist Asst
Introduction to the role of the PTA, PT, and other health care providers.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PTA program.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits PTAP-116: Musculoskeletal Focus for PTA's
Enrollment restricted to prospective PTA students only. Basic anatomy of the musculoskeletal system. The spring course is held over twelve weeks and begins at the end of March and ends in mid-July. Instructor consent required.
Prerequisites: Take BIOL-112.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits PTAP-125: Clinical Kinesiology
Advanced anatomy of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the PTA program.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits PTAP-130: Pathophysiology for A/H Student
Introduction to the function, anatomical components, and pathologies of each system within the human body. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the PTA Program.
Offered: SPSU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits PTAP-140: Therapeutic Exercise
Clinical techniques related to stretching, strengthening, posture, balance, coordination, agility, and aerobic conditioning.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-110, PTAP-125, PTAP-130, and PTAP-150.
Offered: FASU
4.0 credits PTAP-150: PTA Procedures I
Clinical procedures related to patient care including hand washing, vitals, pain assessment, body mechanics, ROM, bed mobility, and transfers.
Offered: SPSU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits PTAP-160: PTA Procedures II
Clinical procedures related to patient care including modalities, massage, airway clearance techniques, and wound care.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-110, PTAP-125, PTAP-130, and PTAP-150.
Offered: FASU
1.0 - 4.0 credits PTAP-195: SPTO: Special Topics

Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits PTAP-210: Principles of Rehabilitation
Treatment strategies for patients with complex diagnoses such as developmental disorders, CVA, TBI, SCI, AKA/BKA, and UMN/LMN lesions.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-140 and PTAP-160.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits PTAP-230: Clinical Externships (Acute)
This full-time four week externship offers direct patient care experience in a hospital setting. Externships may be completed in any geographical area provided a legal contract is established between the physical therapy facility and San Juan College.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-140 and PTAP-160.
Corequisites: PTAP-250
Offered: FASU
4.0 credits PTAP-250: PTA Procedures III
Clinical procedures related to patient care including traction, electrotherapy, aquatics and hydrotherapy.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-140 and PTAP-160.
Corequisites: PTAP-240
Offered: FASU
2.0 credits PTAP-260: Seminar
Study of career related topics including obtaining licensure and developing a career plan.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-140 and PTAP-160.
Offered: FASP
3.0 - 7.0 credits PTAP-270: Clinical Externships (Outpatient)
This externship is a full-time clinical externship that provides experience in direct patient care in an outpatient/rehab setting. This externship may be completed in any geographical area provided a legal contract is established between the physical therapy facility and San Juan College.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-210, PTAP-230, PTAP-250, and PTAP-260, minimum grade C.
Corequisites: PTAP-230
Offered: FASP
13.0 credits PTAP-280: Clinical Externship
Full-time clinical externships. Spring for on-campus program; Fall for online program.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-210 ,PTAP-240, PTAP-250, and PTAP-260.
Offered: FALL
7.0 credits PTAP-290: Clinical Externship (Rehab)
Clinical externships provide students with the opportunity to apply clinical skills acquired in the academic setting. This externship offers experience in direct patient care in an outpatient/rehabilitation setting. Externships may be completed in any geographic area provided a legal contract is established between the physical therapy facility and San Juan College.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-210, PTAP-230, PTAP-250, and PTAP-260, minimum grade C.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 3.0 credits PTAP-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND
Respiratory Therapy
3.0 credits RESP-110: RT Orientation & Patient Assessment
This course introduces the scope of practice, education, licensure, organizations and brief history of the profession of respiratory care. It also presents the basic techniques of patient interview, medical record review, physical assessment, basic ECG, laboratory and chest x-ray assessment of the patient with cardiopulmonary disorder.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Corequisites: RESP-112,RESP-114
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits RESP-112: Community Health & Infection Control
This course presents an introduction to community health that includes basic concepts in epidemiology in the community, transmission of infectious diseases affecting public health, biological agents and bioterrorism. It also discusses microbiological concepts that apply to the health sciences with the care of patients and protection against infectious diseases. Included are sterilization, disinfection and aseptic techniques.
Corequisites: RESP-110,RESP-114
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits RESP-114: Respiratory Physics/Medical Gas Therapy
This course introduces the basic concepts in the physics and the applications of gas laws in respiratory therapy. It discusses the physical characteristics of medical gasses, production, regulation, storage and distribution, and the therapeutic and diagnostic uses of oxygen.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Corequisites: RESP-110,RESP-112
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits RESP-116: Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology
This course presents major pharmacological agents used in treating cardio-pulmonary diseases. It provides a discussion of pharmaceutical classification, drug action, and modes of administration, the metric system, medications and special handling procedures. Also included are cardiac drugs, sedatives, and pain maintenance drugs as they relate to cardio-pulmonary function.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Prerequisites: Take RESP-110.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Corequisites: RESP-118,BIOL-253
Offered: FALL
5.0 credits RESP-118: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques
This course introduces basic cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing, specifically arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis and pulmonary function testing (PFT). It also covers the various therapeutic modalities used in respiratory care for humidity and aerosol therapy, lung expansion therapy, bronchial hygiene, chest physiotherapy and airway clearance.
Prerequisites: Take RESP-110, RESP-112, and RESP-114.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Corequisites: RESP-116,BIOL-253
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits RESP-120: Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology
This course presents a study of cardiopulmonary diseases, the etiology, clinical manifestations, clinical laboratory testing, respiratory laboratory testing, and respiratory care management of the disease.
Prerequisites: Take RESP-116 and BIOL-253.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Corequisites: RESP-122,RESP-124,RESP-126,RESP-128
Offered: SP
4.0 credits RESP-122: Critical Care Management
This course presents basic emergency airway management techniques and the concepts, applications, and monitoring of patients on mechanical ventilation. Included are non-invasive monitoring techniques, transcutaneous, capnography, and respiratory mechanics.
Prerequisites: Take RESP-116, RESP-118, and BIOL-253.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Corequisites: RESP-120,RESP-124,RESP-126,RESP-128
Offered: SP
2.0 credits RESP-124: Special Procedures in Respiratory Care
This course discusses chest tube and drainage systems, hemodynamic monitoring, sleep studies, bronchoscopy, Holter monitoring, exercise testing, and metabolic studies.
Prerequisites: Take RESP-116, RESP-118, and BIOL-253.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Corequisites: RESP-120,RESP-122,RESP-126,RESP-128
Offered: SP
5.0 credits RESP-126: Clinical Practicum I
This course provides clinical experience in basic therapeutic modalities in the clinical setting. This includes patient assessment, non-invasive monitoring, pulmonary function testing, blood gas analysis, EKG, chest x-ray, medical gas therapy, aerosol therapy, humidity therapy, IPPB, chest physiotherapy, and airway care.
Prerequisites: Take RESP-116, RESP-118, and BIOL-253.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Corequisites: RESP-120,RESP-122,RESP-124,RESP-128
Offered: SP
1.0 credits RESP-128: Clinical Simulation I
This course provides training with the use of human patient simulators in the ER and ICU labs. It includes basic cardiac life support (BCLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and simulation exercises in the management of chest pain, myocardial infarction, shock, asthma and other medical emergencies.
Prerequisites: Take RESP-116, RESP-118, and BIOL-253.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Corequisites: RESP-120,RESP-122,RESP-124,RESP-126
Offered: SP
2.0 credits RESP-220: Respiratory Simulation I
This course introduces the student on the preparation for the certification and written registry examinations by utilizing the guidelines of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Prerequisites: Take RESP-120, RESP-122, RESP-124, RESP-126, and RESP-128.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Corequisites: RESP-222,RESP-226,RESP-228
Offered: FALL
4.0 credits RESP-222: Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Care
This course introduces assessment skills, resuscitative procedures and appropriate therapies needed to treat the pediatric patient. This course also includes a study of neonatal anatomy and physiology, labor and delivery, high risk infants, resuscitation, ventilator management, and common neonatal pathologies and modalities for their treatment.
Prerequisites: Take RESP-120, RESP-122, RESP-124, RESP-126, and RESP-128.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Corequisites: RESP-220,RESP-226,RESP-228
Offered: FALL
5.0 credits RESP-226: Clinical Practicum II
This course is structured to provide the student the clinical experience in applying respiratory care modalities in an intensive or critical care and emergency settings. Included are modalities for airway care, ventilator management, and monitoring of adult patients.
Prerequisites: Take RESP-120, RESP-122, RESP-124, RESP-126, and RESP-128.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Corequisites: RESP-220,RESP-222,RESP-228
Offered: FALL
1.0 credits RESP-228: Clinical Simulation II
This course provides training using human patient simulators in the ER and ICU lab. It includes pediatric advanced life support (PALS), neonatal resuscitation and simulation exercises in the management of selected neonatal and pediatric disorders.
Prerequisites: Take RESP-120, RESP-122, RESP-124, RESP-126, and RESP-128.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Corequisites: RESP-220,RESP-222,RESP-226
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits RESP-230: Respiratory Seminar II
This course involves application of research and case studies to prepare for the clinical simulation examination by utilizing the guidelines of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Prerequisites: Take RESP-220, RESP-222, RESP-226, and RESP-228.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Corequisites: RESP-232,RESP-236,RESP-238,RESP-240
Offered: SP
2.0 credits RESP-232: Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Home Care
This course presents the principles and applications of pulmonary rehabilitation, respiratory home care, and healthcare reimbursement. Included is sub-acute care geriatrics.
Prerequisites: Take RESP-120, RESP-122, RESP-124, RESP-126, and RESP-128.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: SP
2.0 credits RESP-236: Ethics, Management & Wellness Promotion
This course discusses the ethical and professional practice of respiratory care, principles of management, concepts and strategies of teaching. Included are ethics, leadership and management, adult learning, health and wellness promotion.
Prerequisites: Take RESP-126.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: SP
1.0 credits RESP-238: Clinical Simulation III
This course is a review of selected adult, pediatric and neonatal scenarios used in the clinical simulation examination of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Prerequisites: Take RESP-220, RESP-222, RESP-226, and RESP-228.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Corequisites: RESP-230,RESP-232,RESP-236,RESP-240
Offered: SP
5.0 credits RESP-240: Clinical Practicum III
This course is designed to provide clinical experience in general diagnostic therapeutic modalities for neonatal and pediatric patients in the clinical setting. Included are patient transport, mechanical ventilation, airway management, emergency care, and monitoring of neonatal and pediatric patients.
Prerequisites: Take RESP-220, RESP-222, RESP-226, and RESP-228.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Corequisites: RESP-230,RESP-232,RESP-236,RESP-238
Offered: SP
Surgical Technology
6.0 credits SURG-110: Intro to Surgical Technology
Students will learn tasks and responsibilities of the surgical technologist. Upon completion, they will know aseptic technique, instrumentation and assisting the surgeon in the OR.
Prerequisites: Take SURG-119, PSYC-120, HITP-110, BIOL-121, BIOL-224, BIOL-252, BIOL-253, and ENGL-111. ENGL-211 OR ENGL-218 MATH-114 or Higher COMM-110 OR COMM-111
Offered: SP
6.0 credits SURG-112: 2nd Level to Surgical Tech
Students will learn handling, care and how to choose the right instrument for the specific procedure to be done.
Offered: SP
6.0 credits SURG-114: 3rd Level of Surgical Tech
The student will learn equipment and procedures for General, Gyn-OB, Plastics, ENT, & Eyes.
Offered: SU
6.0 credits SURG-116: 4th Level to Surgical Tech
Students will learn equipment and procedures for Orthopedic, Cardiovascular, Pediatric and Neurosurgery.
Offered: SU
4.0 credits SURG-119: Central Sterile Service Certification
Student will learn tasks and responsibilities of the Central Service Technician and the practice of Sterile Processing. They will learn the process of microorganisms, regulations and standards, infection control, asepsis, water testing, soiled item transportation, decontamination, sterilization, care of all surgical instruments, packaging processes, "flash sterilization", different types of sterilization methods. When students finish this course they will be able to perform all types of sterilization of surgical instrumentation & perform all duties that are required of the Central Service Technician. Upon completion of course and 400 hours of clinical rotation student will be able to sit for certification exam offered through IAHCSMM.
Offered: FASP
1.0 - 6.0 credits SURG-195: Special Topics

Offered: DMND
4.0 credits SURG-210: Introduction to Surgical Tech Clinical
The students will scrub with a preceptor to observe cases, and second scrub. They will learn how to open cases, set up cases and tear down after procedures.
Offered: FALL
4.0 credits SURG-212: 2nd Level to Surgical Tech Clinic
The student will pull procedure cases, rotate through Central Sterile Department, set up rooms, observe, second scrub and some first assist scrubbing.
Offered: FALL
1.0 - 99.0 credits SURG-ELEC: Surgical Elective
3.0 credits SURG-215: 3rd Level to Surg Technology Clinicals
The student will be 2nd scrubbing cases and doing a large amount of 1st scrubbing with a preceptor.
Prerequisites: SURG-212
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits SURG-217: 4th Level to Surg Technology Clinicals
Students will be 2nd scurbbing a little and 1st scrubbing most cases with some cases done independently with a preceptor observing. The student will have 150 cases logged by the end of this course.
Prerequisites: SURG-215
Offered: FALL

For more information, please call Dean, Oliver L. Borden at (505) 566-3490. Or send us an email at bordeno@sanjuancollege.edu.