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HLT 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 100 - First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 104 - CPR Training for Instructor Trainers
Provides training in instructional activities, recordkeeping, legal aspects and research activities relevant to CPR instruction. Evaluates CPR performance skills, teaching skills and knowledge base. Required for Instructor-Trainer certification by American Heart Association. Prerequisite - current BLS Provider certification which has been in effect at least one year.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 105 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, life-threatening emergencies, and sudden illness. Equivalent to EMS 100.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 106 - First Aid and Safety
Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety and first aid.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HLT 109 - CPR Recertification
Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, life-threatening emergencies, and sudden illness.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 110 - Concepts of Personal and Community Health
Studies the concepts related to the maintenance of health, safety, and the prevention of illness at the personal and community level.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 115 - Introduction to Personal and Community Health
Introduces and focuses on the principles of personal and community health.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 116 - Introduction to Personal Wellness Concepts
Introduces students to the dimensions of wellness including the physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual, occupational, and social components.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 121 - Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse
Explores the use and abuse of drugs in contemporary society with emphasis upon sociological, physiological, and psychological effects of drugs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 122 - Introduction to Alcohol Abuse and Control
Explores the physiological, psychological, sociological effects of alcohol. Studies why people drink, disease concepts, alcohol tolerance curves, and alcohol's effect on the operation of a motor vehicle.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 130 - Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Studies nutrients, sources, functions, and requirements with an introduction to diet therapy.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 135 - Child Health and Nutrition
Focuses on the physical needs of the preschool child and the methods by which these are met. Emphasizes health routines, hygiene, nutrition, feeding and clothing habits, childhood diseases, and safety as related to health growth and development.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 138 - Principles of Nutrition
Studies nutrient components of food, including carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. Provides a behavioral approach to nutrient guidelines for the development and maintenance of optimum wellness.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 140 - Orientation to Health Related Professions
Explores the interrelated roles and functions of various members of the health team.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Total 1- 2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 141 - Introduction to Medical Terminology
Focuses on medical terminology for students preparing for careers in the health professions.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 143 - Medical Terminology I
Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 144 - Medical Terminology II
Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 156 - Health Care for Athletic Injuries
Teaches prevention and care of athletic injuries, recognition and management of head and spinal injuries, fractures, strains, sprains, as well as cardiac emergencies. Discusses taping, protective equipment, and medical referral.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 170 - Introduction to Massage
Introduces the student to the field of massage therapy. Student practices basic Swedish massage strokes, aromatherapy, effleurage, petrissage and friction, as well as indications and contra-indication for massage.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 180 - Therapeutic Massage I
Introduces the student to the history and requirements for massage therapy. Covers the terms and practice of massage with introduction to equipment, safety, and ethics as well as massage movements and techniques. Includes information about the benefits of massage, contraindications, client interview, client-therapist relationship, draping, good body mechanics, and anatomical landmarks. Basic massage techniques are blended into a relaxing, health enhancing full-body session preparing the student for their student clinical experience.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HLT 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 200 - Human Sexuality
Provides a basic understanding of human sexuality. Includes anatomy, physiology, pregnancy, family planning, venereal diseases, and sexual variations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 204 - Women's Health
Explores current issues related to women's health and wellness with an emphasis upon prevention of disease and optimum well being. Takes a multi-ethnic approach to exploring the most up-to-date findings, diagnostic tools, and treatments for breast cancer, reproductive tract illness, heart, and other common diseases faced by women from puberty through menopause.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 205 - Sex Roles in Contemporary America
Explores the changing roles of the sexes that have occurred from 1900 to the present. Includes sexual and social mores, inhibitions towards sexuality, and the influence of society and religion. Discusses psychological and emotional implications regarding sexuality for males and females and how to deal with them.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 206 - Exercise Science
Surveys scientific principles, methodologies, and research as applied to exercise and physical fitness. Emphasizes physiological responses and adaptions to exercise. Addresses basic elements of kinesiology, biomechanics, and motor learning. Presents an introduction to the physical fitness industry.
Lecture 3 hours per week. (Rev. 5/1/08)
3 credits
HLT 208 - Fitness and Exercise Training
Introduces techniques for conducting physical fitness assessments and includes an introduction to electrocardiography. Emphasizes tests of Cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, joint flexibility, body composition, and pulmonary capacity. Emphasizes the safety guidelines and precautions used in testing. Covers equipment use and maintenance. Prerequisite: HLT 100.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 215 - Personal Stress and Stress Management
Provides a basic understanding of stress and its physical, psychological, and social effects. Includes the relationships between stress and change, self-evaluation, sources of stress, and current coping skills for handling stress.
Lecture 2-3 hours pers week.
2-3 credits
HLT 220 - Concepts of Disease
Emphasizes general principles, classifications, causes, and treatments of selected disease processes. Intended primarily for students enrolled in health technology programs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 226 - AIDS Awareness
Provides basic understanding of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), AIDS-Related Complex (ARC), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection. Includes information on the etiology of AIDS, historical perspectives, signs and symptoms, HIV antibody testing, safer sex guidelines, AIDS in the workplace (including health care settings), psychosocial issues, death and dying issues, homophobia, and HIV transmission and prevention.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HLT 230 - Principles of Nutrition and Human Development
Teaches the relationship between nutrition and human development. Emphasizes nutrients, balanced diet, weight control, and the nutritional needs of an individual.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 240 - Consumer Health Education
Focuses on health fads, myths, misunderstandings, quackeries, deceptions, and fraudulent health practices. Includes selecting and purchasing health products, services, consumer protections, and in the planning and financing of medical care.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 250 - General Pharmacology
Emphasizes general pharmacology for the health related professions covering general principles of drug actions/reactions, major drug classes, specific agent within each class, and routine mathematical calculations needed to determine desired dosages.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 261 - Basic Pharmacy I
Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 262 - Basic Pharmacy II
Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 263 - Basic Pharmacy I Lab
Provides practical experience to supplement instruction in HLT 261-262. Should be taken concurrently with HLT 261-262, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college. Part I of II.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
HLT 264 - Basic Pharmacy II Lab
Provides practical experience to supplement instruction in HLT 261-262. Should be taken concurrently with HLT 261-262, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college. Part II of II.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
HLT 280 - Therapeutic Massage II
Introduces the student to the history and requirements for massage therapy. Covers the terms and practice of massage with introduction to equipment, safety, and ethics as well as massage movements and techniques. Includes information about the benefits of massage, contraindications, client interview, client- therapist relationship, draping, good body mechanics, and anatomical landmarks. Basic massage techniques are blended into a relaxing, health enhancing full-body session preparing the student for their student clinical experience.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 281 - Therapeutic Massage III
Introduces the concept of consultation, client management, session design, and integration of specific therapeutic approaches into a full-body session. Students learn to give specific therapeutic attention to the regions of the back, neck and torso. Using knowledge of muscle anatomy, students perform more advanced massage techniques to address hypertonicity, chronic ischemia, trigger points, fibrotic tissue, adhesions and scar tissue. Includes common clinical applications in the body regions covered and the integration of specific techniques into a full-body session. Prerequisite: HLT 280, PTH 151.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits