Courses

Health Education

HLTH 6, End of Life Issues in the U.S.
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Multidisciplinary survey of end of life issues including cultural perspectives, public health policy, health care systems, psycho-social theories and methodology, and decision making about end of life care at the individual, family, community and societal level in the US.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 10, Health and Aging
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Introduction to gerontology for students pursuing careers in the aging field and those who will work with older adults in various work settings. Employs a multidisciplinary perspective, incorporating biology, psychology, sociology, and public health approaches and combining gerontology theory, research, and practice with social justice and multicultural perspectives.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 25, Women's Health
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Explores the social determinants and issues related to women's health on an individual and community level. Emphasis on evaluation of health resources, behavior change process, and role of risk factors and prevention.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 27, Men's Health
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Exploration of the social determinants and issues related to men's health on the individual and community levels. Emphasis on evaluation of health resources, behavior change process, and role of risk factors and prevention.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 30, Drugs, Health, and Society
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This course offers an examination of the history of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. From a public health perspective, students will analyze drug policies and their impact on, health, culturally diverse, marginalized, and low income communities. Students will also develop skills to advocate for policy change.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 33, Introduction to Health and Wellness
Lec-35 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Introduction to the causes and consequences of illness and the promotion of individual, family and community health based on research in public health, social and behavioral sciences. Examination of the causes, consequences, available treatments and strategies for prevention of major health conditions across the life cycle.

UC/CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 38, Trauma Response and Recovery
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

This course is designed for students in the health, justice, or social service fields. Students will review definitions of trauma, identify traumatic events, analyze ways trauma affects survivors, learn varying approaches to trauma recovery, and develop client-centered skills to support the recovery of others.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 48, Violence as a Public Health Issue: Prevention Strategies
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 186 or ENGL 88 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Public health perspectives on diverse types of violence, with a focus on trends over time, causes and risk factors of violence, in order to develop strategies for violence prevention. Trauma and other consequences of violence will be examined. Community-based prevention skills such as educational outreach and policy advocacy are introduced and practiced in this course.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 49, Ethics and Counseling in Addiction and Recovery
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: HLTH 100 ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Introduction to ethical and legal issues in counseling people with substance use disorders. Develops frameworks for addressing ethical and legal issues that include a variety of socio-cultural models. Develops understanding of laws, code of ethics, and client rights. The relationship between personal values and professional behavior will be explored as well as an Introduction to client centered counseling skills and practice.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 52, Critical Perspectives in Global Health
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Explores the primary determinants of global health, inequalities in health status among nations, and current challenges, controversies and public policy priorities.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 53, Personal and Community Health
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Critical analysis of the causes and contributors to individual and community health and illness based on public health and other social and behavioral sciences. Exploration of physical, mental, social and political aspects of health along with causes, consequences, prevention strategies and treatments for major health conditions across the life cycle.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 54, Introduction to Public Health
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An introduction to public health approaches for the prevention and control of disease and injury, drawn from epidemiology, health policy, behavioral health, environmental health, community organizing, maternal and child health and other public health disciplines. Students examine contemporary health challenges with an emphasis on addressing social determinants to improve health for all.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 56, Politics of Food and Health
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This course critiques the United States food system and policies through a health equity framework exploring topics including nutritional guidelines, dieting and weight loss industry, food assistance programs, food security, legislation, industrial food production, the role of agriculture and corporations, and alternative food systems.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 59, Intro to the Community Health Worker Field
Lec-17.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An introduction to the roles and core competencies of Community Health Workers (CHW) and the requirements of the CCSF CHW Certificate Program. Students will learn key public health concepts and models for providing client-centered services, and assess their readiness and interest in applying to the CHW Certificate Program.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 64, Health Education Training: Skills and Practice
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 186 or ENGL 88 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Principles and practice in the planning, facilitation and evaluation of public health education and trainings. This course covers basic theories and participatory training methods, with a focus on meeting the needs of diverse communities and adult learners.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 65, Youth Development & Leadership
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English

This course is an introduction to the principles of youth development and significant health issues affecting today's youth. The course focuses on strategies and skills to engage and involve young people in their own decision-making and advocacy.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 66, Chronic Conditions Management
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

Prepares front-line health and public health workers to support patients in the self-management of chronic health conditions through the use of client-centered concepts and skills.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 67, HIV and Hepatitis Navigation Skills
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

Prepares frontline workers to provide navigation services to those at risk for and living with HIV and hepatitis diseases and common co-occurring conditions informed by a public health and social justice framework.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 70, Physiological Effects of Addiction
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This course provides an overview of basic physiology and pharmacology including how
chemicals are administered and metabolized, The systemic, behavioral, and psychological
effects of addiction, along with the latest clinical research and evidence-based treatment
practices, are reviewed.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 73, Case Management/Individual Intervention
Lec-52.5

This course offers an introduction to case management, intake and data collection, client
record management, client-centered counseling, documentation and referrals. It prepares
students to work in the field of substance use and community behavioral health
services.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 75, Treatment Modalities
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: HLTH 100

This course is designed to examine the different approaches and structures in the treatment continuum for substance use disordered clients.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 77, Co-Occurring Disorders
Lec-52.5 field trips

PREREQ.: HLTH 100

This course will help students to identify substance use disorders and common mental health disorders and their interactions. Examination of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-5), practical strategies and interventions for working with individuals with co-occurring disorders and field research will be included.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 78, Ethics and Drug Counseling
Lec-35

PREREQ.: HLTH 100

Introduction to ethical and legal issues in counseling people with problematic drug use. Develops frameworks for addressing ethical and legal issues that include a variety of sociocultural models. Develops understanding of laws, code of ethics, and client rights. The relationship between personal values and professional behavior will be explored.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 79, Professional Skills for Addiction and Recovery Counselors
Lec-52.5 field trips

PREREQ.: HLTH 30 and HLTH 70 COREQ.: HLTH 79W

This course addresses key professional concepts and skills for students enrolled in the Addiction and Recovery Counseling Certificate and co-enrolled in the internship course.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly HLTH 79A and HLTH 79B

HLTH 79, Professional Skills for Addiction and Recovery Counselors
Lec-52.5 field trips

PREREQ.: HLTH 30 and HLTH 70 and HLTH 75 and HLTH 78 COREQ.: HLTH 79W

This course addresses key professional concepts and skills for students enrolled in the Addiction and Recovery Counseling Certificate and co-enrolled in the internship course.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly HLTH 79A and HLTH 79B

HLTH 79W, Addiction and Recovery Counseling Work Experience
P/NP Available

PREREQ.: Approval of Health Education Department; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HLTH 79

Students complete an internship with local employers to gain meaningful work experience and earn credit towards their Addiction and Recovery Counseling certificate. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 80, Interpreting in Health Care I
Lec-105 Lab-27 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: HLTH 84

Training for bilingual individuals to develop awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary for effective language interpretation in health care settings. Emphasis on the standards of practice of a healthcare interpreter, basic knowledge of common medical conditions, treatments, and procedures, cultural competency for specific communities necessary in the art of interpretation.

CSU
Units: 6.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 80, Interpreting in Healthcare I
Lec-105 Lab-27 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ: HLTH 84

Training for bilingual individuals to develop awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary for effective language interpretation in various settings. Emphasis on the standards of practice of a healthcare interpreter, active listening, memory development, basic knowledge of common medical conditions, treatments, diagnostics and procedures, cultural and linguistic competency in the art of interpretation.

CSU
Units: 6.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 80L, Interpreting Lab I
Lab-27 P/NP Available

PREREQ: HLTH 84 COREQ: HLTH 80

Practice interpreting skills, standards and protocols, with a focus on active listening, linguistic equivalency, vocabulary development, and managing the flow of the interpreting encounter in healthcare and other settings.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 81, Interpreting in Health Care II
Lec-105 Lab-27 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: HLTH 80 COREQ.: HLTH 82 ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Advanced training for bilingual individuals as integral members of healthcare teams, bridging linguistic and cultural gaps between clients and providers. A focus on specialty areas, such as, genetics, mental health, physical medicine, palliative care and issues related to diverse populations. Advanced skills development in ethical decision making, memory development, advocacy, active listening, and the art of feedback. Continued development of cultural competency and intercultural communication.

CSU
Units: 6.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 81, Interpreting in Healthcare II
Lec-105 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ: HLTH 80 and HLTH 80L; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HLTH 82 COREQ: HLTH 81L

Advanced training for bilingual individuals as integral members of healthcare teams, bridging linguistic and cultural gaps between clients and providers. A focus on specialty areas such as genetics, mental health, physical medicine, palliative care, and issues related to diverse populations. Advanced skills development in ethical decision-making, note-taking, advocacy, active listening, and the art of feedback. Continued development in cultural competency and intercultural communication.

CSU
Units: 6
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 81L, Interpreting Lab II
Lab-27 P/NP Available

PREREQ: HLTH 80 and HLTH 80L; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HLTH 82 COREQ: HLTH 81

Practice interpreting skills, standards and protocols, with a focus on active listening, linguistic equivalency, vocabulary development, and managing the flow of the interpreting encounter in health care and other settings, using different modalities.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly part of HLTH 81.

HLTH 82, Professional Skills for Healthcare Interpreters
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ: HLTH 80 and HLTH 80L; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HLTH 81 and HLTH 81L

This course addresses professional skills required in the workplace and is an integral part of the Healthcare Interpreting Certificate program. Students focus on a seamless integration of interpreting skills, knowledge of special populations, systems, legal, regulatory, and accreditation standards, and the role of advocacy.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 84, Introduction to Interpreting in Healthcare
Lec-9 P/NP Only

ADVISE: ESL 142 and excellent proficiency in a second language such as Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Mongolian, or Burmese

Bilingual students are introduced to the field of healthcare interpreting and the the California HCI Standards. Required for
CCSF's Healthcare Interpreter (HCI) Certificate Program, this course explores the roles, scopes and practice of health care
interpreters. In addition, the HCI program will be explained and linguistic proficiencies will be assessed.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 86, Group Treatment for Recovery
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: HLTH 75 and HLTH 78

This course offers an introduction to group facilitation skills for addiction treatment, including group dynamics, action planning, leadership and facilitation skills. It prepares students for competence in group treatment facilitation toward the Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor credential, as required by the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE)

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 87, Assessment and Services for Older Adults
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

This course looks at assessment as a process in which advocates work in partnership with older adults to understand what is needed to meet elders' goals for independent living. �It includes collecting information on the physical, mental, emotional, familial, and social factors that play a role in realizing those goals; identifying services; determining eligibility; and developing skills in creating person-centered plans.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 88, Family Systems
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HLTH 102

An introduction to the applied principles of the wellness and recovery model when working with families in behavioral health settings. The course examines the implications of cultural humility, life cycle, counseling principles, assessment, supportive resources, and the impact of the system of care in applied practice.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 89, Independent Study in Health
Lab-52.5 to 157.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: Successful completion of a Health Education Course

Supervised individual or group study on topics and issues in public and community health.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 90B, Harm Reduction and Health
Lec-9

Basic principles and practices of harm reduction and overdoes prevention strategies.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 90C, Introduction to Trauma and Recovery
Lec-9 P/NP Available

Students will review definitions of trauma, identify common traumatic events, and analyze the ways in which trauma experiences affect the health of survivors. Students will discuss diverse approaches to recovering from traumatic events.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 91C, Hepatitis ABCs
Lec-18

Overview of viral hepatitis with a focus on hepatitis C as a current public health
issue. Emphasis on harm reduction, prevention, navigation and advocacy related to the relationships
among substance use, HIV and hepatitis.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 91D, Introduction to Wellness and Recovery Model in Mental Health
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

Introduction to the Community Mental Health Certificate and wellness and recovery model in mental health, including the shifting role of service providers and consumers, and practical methods used by communities to promote wellness, recovery, and resiliency.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 91H, Elder Abuse Prevention
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

Elder abuse, its varied forms, and physical, behavioral and environmental indicators. Social determinants of elder abuse, multicultural perspectives, and methods of prevention.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 91K, Language Access Strategies and Effective Collaboration with Healthcare Interpreters
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

Language and cultural barriers can impede the health of individuals and can be costly for health systems. This course provides language access strategies and effective collaboration with interpreters across language and cultural barriers in healthcare settings.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 91M, Mindful Stress Reduction
Lec-18 P/NP Available

This course focuses on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction elements including mindfulness meditation and movement practices. Application of these stress reduction practices in everyday life will be supported through the in-class practice of various mindfulness techniques and shared self-reflection.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 91N, Coaching Healthcare Interpreters
Lec-17.5 P/NP Only

PREREQ: Healthcare Interpreter Certificate from CCSF or other California Community College; and/or National Healthcare Interpreter Certificate (such as CHI™ or CoreCHI™ from the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters or the CMI from the National Board of Certification For Medical Interpreters) ; Documented employment as a healthcare interpreter for one year at 20 hrs/week or as a supervisor of interpreters.

Students will learn how to coach emerging interpreters in integrating medical terminology in various languages to their vocabulary, how to create activities that assist the meinfomorization of terminology and how to set up, facilitate and debrief role-plays in which the skills of interpreting are practiced. The course is designed for fully certified working healthcare interpreters who would like to coach emerging interpreters.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 91P, The Role of Language Access in Advancing Patient-Centered Care
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

Designed to explore the complexities of health and health care, and provides a learning laboratory for collaboration and innovation, breaking the isolation in the work of interpreters. Students will be equipped with 21st-century skills in managing the interpreting session while learning about advances in medicine. All are welcome to join in this learning collaborative aiming towards advancing patient and family-centered care. Healthcare interpreter CEUs for eligible participants.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 91P, The Role of Language Access in Advancing Patient-Centered Care
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

Designed to explore the complexities of health and health care, and provides a learning laboratory for collaboration and innovation, breaking the isolation in the work of interpreters. Students will be equipped with 21st-century skills in managing the interpreting session while learning about advances in medicine. All are welcome to join in this learning collaborative aiming towards advancing patient and family-centered care. Healthcare interpreter CEUs for eligible participants.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 91T, Tai Chi for Health and Wellness
Lec-9 Lab-26 P/NP Available

Integration of Tai Chi philosophy and theory with contemporary health practices and principles. Recognition of Tai Chi patterns will improve body balance and energy control. Tai Chi and Qigong exercises promote physical, mental and social health. Knowledge is particularly beneficial to health and social workers.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 95, Transgender Health: Working with Clients and Communities
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

A critical analysis of the public health status of transgender populations. The course will provide knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to work effectively in health and social service settings that serve transgender clients and communities.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 97, Stress and Resilience
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English

Overview of social and behavioral theories and core concepts of stress, stress reduction and stress management. Critical assessment of the health impacts of stress on individuals, communities, and society. Evidence-based approaches to reducing stress responses and promoting improved health indicators.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 98, Treatment Modalities in Addiction Recovery
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: HLTH 100 and HLTH 70

This course is designed to examine the different approaches and structures in the treatment continuum for substance use and co-occurring disordered clients. Students will also examine the relationship between mental health disorders and substance use disorders.
Barriers to integrated treatment will also be appraised.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 99, Group Counseling for Treatment and Recovery
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.; HLTH 98

This course offers an introduction to group facilitation skills within the context of treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). Focus will be on group dynamics, interpersonal and intrapersonal process and group facilitation skills. It prepares students for competence in group and family addiction treatment facilitation and to work towards the Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor credential, as required by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP).

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 100, Introduction to Addiction and Recovery Counseling
Lec-17.5

This course introduces students to the field of alcohol and drug counseling and provides an over view of the requirements for the Addiction and Recovery Counseling Certificate. Students will identify necessary skills and potential challenges to succeeding in the field.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 102, Helping Relationships: Recovery and Wellness
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

This course offers an introduction to the applied and theoretical principles of the wellness
and recovery model. The course emphasizes consumer-directed services, action planning,
documentation, systems navigation, trauma informed care, crisis management and counseling
skills.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 103, Community and Group Forums
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

This course offers an introduction to group facilitation skills, community evaluation
methods, community and group dynamics, action planning and community-based
leadership development. It prepares students to work in the fields of behavioral health,
wellness and recovery, and related fields.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 104, Internship Preparation and Professional Conduct in Mental Health
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HLTH 91D

The course prepares students for internship placement in behavioral health settings. Emphasis is placed on reviewing and practicing course counseling skills, legal and ethical issues, standard documentation of service delivery, expectations and responsibilities, cultural humility, self-care, and placement strategies including resume writing and employment interviewing skills.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 105, Professional Skills for Community Mental Health Workers
Lec-35 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: HLTH 104 COREQ.: HLTH 105W

This course addresses key professional concepts and skills for students enrolled in the Community Mental Health Certificate Program and co-enrolled in an internship course.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 105W, CMHC Internship Placement
P/NP Available

PREREQ.: Approval of the Health Education Department; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HLTH 105

Students complete an internship with local employers to gain meaningful work experience and earn credit towards their Community Mental Health Certificate. One unit of credit is earned for each 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 110, Health Impacts of Incarceration
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Health impacts of incarceration for individuals, families and communities. Incarceration and reentry policies will be examined. New models for promoting positive health outcomes among formerly incarcerated populations will be analyzed.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 116, Conflict Resolution Skills in Health
Lec-17.5 P/NP Available

In this interactive course, students will learn the impact of unresolved conflict on health and practice essential skills for the management of conflict in their own lives, their communities and community health settings. Implications of culture and power dynamics on conflict resolution will be examined. Students will develop an understanding of their own conflict style and identify areas for growth.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 120, Educational Justice and Health Equity
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English

Exploration of the history of educational systems and its impact on public health on the individual and community level. Course integrates academic success skills.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 170, Introduction to Dietetics Profession
Lec-17.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Focuses on the scope and nature of work in the nutrition field, including higher education pathways, career opportunities, professional roles, skills, responsibilities, ethics. Includes guest presentations by various nutrition paraprofessionals and networking opportunities with registered dietitians. This course is a prerequisite for acceptance to the Nutrition Assistant Program.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly HOEC 98

HLTH 172, Foodways, Nutrition & Health
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: HLTH 170

This course is the study of the cultural, social, and economic influences on food habits/practices of different population groups; their diet-related health risks and implications. Cross-cultural communication strategies; food budgeting, food service safety and sanitation will also be covered.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly HOEC 100

HLTH 173, Life Span Nutrition & Assessment
Lec-70

PREREQ.: BIO 134

Nutritional needs and special nutrition issues common at different periods of the life cycle from conception, pregnancy and lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, young, middle and late adulthood. Also covers nutrition screening parameters to assess nutrition risk for each life stage.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 174A, Intro to Clinical Nutrition
Lec-35

PREREQ.: BIO 134 and HLTH 172

This course focuses on the basic principles of medical nutrition therapy, covering the relationships among diseases, disorders and nutrition, and examines how diet therapy by itself or along with other treatment modalities promotes recovery and achievement of optimal nutritional status.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 174B, Community Nutrition
Lec-35

PREREQ.: BIO 134 and HLTH 172

This course focuses on nutrition applications in public health, including food and nutrition assistance programs and resources, nutrition-related problems in the community, learner-centered education strategies and group facilitation skills for effective nutrition education outreach.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 175, Professional Skills for Nutrition Assistants
Lec-35

PREREQ.: HLTH 173 and HLTH 174A and HLTH 174B COREQ: HLTH 175L and HLTH 175W

This course addresses key professional concepts and skills for students enrolled in the Nutrition Assistant Certificate Program and co-enrolled in an internship course.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly HOEC 106

HLTH 175L, Nutrition Assistant Clinic
Lec-3.5 Lab-16 P/NP Only

PREREQ: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HLTH 175

As part of the field experience of the Nutrition Assistant Program, the Nutrition Clinic will provide the opportunity to conduct nutrition counseling services for the campus community, including intake, assessment, motivational interviewing, diet analysis, nutrition education, and documentation under the supervision of registered dietitian faculty.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 175W, Nutrition Assistant Field Experience

PREREQ.: Approval of the Health Education Department; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HLTH 175

Students complete a field experience with local employers to gain meaningful work experience and earn credit towards their Nutrition Assistant Certificate. One unit of credit is earned for each 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 2.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 177, Introduction to Child Nutrition
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

The course provides an overview of child nutrition issues, with an emphasis on practical skills and approaches to influence positive eating behaviors that promote optimal health and nutrition. Topics include basic nutrition principles, the feeding relationship, breastfeeding & child nutrition, planning healthy meals & snacks, food safety, childhood obesity, physical activity, nutrition education, child nutrition programs & food assistance resources.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

HLTH 177=CDEV 107 Formerly HOEC 107

HLTH 201, CHW Principles & Practice 1
Lec-87.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ: HLTH 59

Prepares students for Community Health Worker (CHW) positions in the health and social service fields. The course emphasizes skill development in areas such as cultural humility and client-centered assessment, health education and counseling.

CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 202, CHW Principles & Practice 2
Lec-87.5

PREREQ.: HLTH 201

Students will continue to develop core CHW competencies such as cultural humility and client-centered health education, counseling and care management services. They will continue to enhance professional skills essential for success in the field, and will study concepts and skills for providing group and community-centered assessment, education, support and advocacy services.

CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 203, Professional Skills for Community Health Workers
Lec-35

PREREQ: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HLTH 202 COREQ.: HLTH 203W

This course addresses key professional concepts and skills for students enrolled in the Community Health Worker Certificate program and co-enrolled in an internship course.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 203W, CHW Internship Placement

PREREQ.: Approval by the Health Education Department; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HLTH 203

Students complete an internship with local employers to gain meaningful work experience and earn credit towards their CHW Certificate. One unit of credit is earned for each 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 221, Health and Social Justice
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English

Explore the role of social injustices as root causes of the uneven distribution of ill health according to class, race and gender. Students will examine current issues, the process for influencing change and the role of social movements in creating more healthy and equitable communities. Students will also build their skills to effectively advocate for health and social justice.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 231, Healthy Cities and Communities
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English

Explores the relationship between policy, the built urban environment and health. Survey current policy issues in urban community health, and the process for influencing policy. Develop skills to serve as an effective advocate for policy change and community health.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 300, Work Experience in Health and Social Services
P/NP Available

PREREQ.: Approval of Health Education Department; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: HLTH 82 or HLTH 105 or HLTH 203 or HLTH 175 or HLTH 79 or HLTH 81

Students complete an internship with local employers to gain meaningful work experience and earn credit towards a certificate in the Health Education field. One unit of credit is earned for each 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
HLTH 5018, Tai Chi for Health

Practical application of Tai Chi and Tai Chi Qigong as meditation in movement exercises, and understanding of their benefits for stress relief, mental alertness and bodily control.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
HLTH 5122, Nutrition for the Later Years

Practical information, effective strategies, and skills that teach the practice of good nutrition, management of personal health, and maintenance of an active, healthy lifestyle in the later years.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
HLTH 5123, Practical Nutrition Skills for the Later Years

Practical information, effective strategies, and skills that teach the student how to practice good nutrition and manage health in the later years. This short-term course will focus on consumer skills related to food purchasing, label reading, stretching the food dollar, meal planning, food safety and health literacy.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit