Catalog  –  2013 - 2014




Students receive a comprehensive academic experience in entrepreneurship that starts with the classroom and links to the community. It integrates core business concepts around the formation, start-up, and growth of an entrepreneurial firm. The certificate prepares students to conceive, develop and launch new ventures and to turn innovative ideas into products that can be brought to market. Emphasis is placed on the financial, legal, and marketing aspects of start-up businesses. Completion of this certificate will provide the student with the entrepreneurial skills that are required to succeed in the small business area.

Program Learning Outcomes: Analyze business, economic, and financial principles and explain their application in an entrepreneurial setting; apply written and verbal communication skills in an entrepreneurial business relationship, a teamwork setting and entrepreneurial leadership position; apply the importance of ethical behavior in the entrepreneurial business environment; Demonstrate technological competency by using technology effectively in the entrepreneurial business environment.

The certificate program requires 17 units for completion; all are required units

BSAD P160 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3.0
BSAD P165 Entrepreneurial Finance 3.0
MKTG P124 Principles of Marketing 3.0
BSAD P161 Entrepreneur Business Management 3.0
BSAD P162 Entrepreneurial Mentor/Internship 2.0
BSAD P140 Business Law 3.0

Effective Fall 2013

Fire Technology Structural Fire Fighter

The Fire Technology Structural Fire Fighter Certificate program is intended to provide students with the skills, understanding and hands-on training needed for fire service employment opportunities. The Fire Technology Structural Fire Fighter Certificate program focuses on an introduction to fire protection education, career opportunities in fire protection and related fields, philosophy and history of fire protection, fire loss analysis, organization and function of public and private fire protection services, fire departments as part of local government, laws and regulations affecting the fire service, fire service nomenclature, basic fire chemistry and physics, basic fire control strategy and tactics, and common fire protection systems. Additional emphasis is given to foundation skills and assessment techniques to care for an ill or injured person in the pre-hospital setting and follows state regulations for EMT-I training and leads to certification at the county level.

Program Learning Outcomes: The goal for the Fire Technology Structural Fire Fighter Certificate program is to provide an opportunity for students to complete a short-term, intensive, hands-on program preparing them for employment in the public safety industry. Upon completion of this program students will be able to: Define fire department organization and culture and the expectations of entry-level fire department personnel; demonstrate knowledge of fire department equipment through the selection and application of equipment for given firefighting tasks; analyze and assess fire fighter hazards inherent to the profession; demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through multiple methods of communication including: written, electronic, face to face, and radio transmitted messages; demonstrate knowledge of strategies, tactics and incident command through the selection and implementation of firefighting methods, and the application of the Emergency Command System; describe the history, purpose and scope of fire departments and their sub functions; describe the educational requirements, duties, and information sources for various occupations in fire protection; identify the basic components of fire as a chemical reaction, the major phases of fire, and the primary factors that influence fire behavior and fire spread; identify the types of common fire department apparatus, equipment, and personal safety equipment used for firefighting; identify the various organizations, codes, standards and ordinances, which regulate fire protection; identify the various types of public and private fire protection and water supply equipment and systems; describe the basic fire fighting strategies and tactics; describe the basic elements of fire fighter safety and survival; describe and demonstrate the proper patient assessment procedure for medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, airway management, breathing, and circulation interventions; describe and explain the patho-physiology of common diseases in the pre-hospital setting; describe the role and identify the responsibilities of the EMT-Basic; pass the National Registry Examination for certification as an EMT-Basic.

The certificate program requires 22.5 units for completion.

Required Courses:

FIRE P101 Principles of Emergency Services 3 units
FIRE P050 Fire Fighter I Academy 13 units
EMTC P050 Emergency Medical Technician I 6.5 units
Total units 22.5 units

Effective Fall 2012

Human Services

Program Learning Outcomes: Understand the historical and sociological perspectives on the use, abuse, and social control of psychoactive drugs, including contemporary treatment and prevention approaches; describe and apply the principles and practice of case management in addiction treatment including the processes of intake, screening, assessment, treatment planning, referral, and documentation; understand the physiological processes and impacts of psychoactive drugs on the person including risk factors related to addiction, acute and chronic health problems, communicable diseases, synergistic risk factors, detoxification, and withdrawal; understand the history, theories, research, and contemporary approaches to drug abuse prevention and harm reduction, including various strategies appropriate for communities, schools, families, and work sites; describe the major concepts, definitions, and features of co-occurring mental health disorders associated with addiction, including skills in recognizing co-occurring disorders, referral and case management of clients, and appropriate scope of practice; understand and apply professional ethics, clients’ rights, confidentiality, and other relevant material related to the field of addictions treatment as set forth in both state and federal ethical guidelines; identify the historical base an social-psychological dynamics of special population groups such as the aged, disabled, persons diagnosed positive for HIV, ARC, AIDS, women, gays lesbians, and adolescents with a focus on ethnic and cultural influences dictating effective treatment strategies; demonstrate an understanding and basic competency in one-on-one counseling skills most relevant to addiction treatment with an emphasis on the principles of motivational counseling and client empowering approaches; understand and demonstrate the major goals, states, and processes of group counseling in addiction treatment programs along with strategies and techniques for facilitating group processes; understand the multigenerational nature of substance use disorders in family systems with an emphasis on the risk factors for addictive behaviors; the dynamics of dysfunctional families; and the impacts of child abuse and neglect for adult children; develop basic competency in crisis intervention models and strategies for situations common in the addiction treatment setting including criminal justice interventions; mental health; domestic violence; suicide; sexual abuse; Post Traumatic Stress Disorders; distressed, agitated, or dangerous clients; describe the major theorists in the addiction counseling field and the impact of their particular theoretical approaches including current scientific and research based addiction counseling strategies.

Core Classes (19 units required)


HMSV P101 - Introduction to Human Services 3 units
HMSV P103 - Ethics and Human Services Workers 3 units
HMSV P104 - Basic Interviewing and Counseling Skills 3 units
HMSV P105 - Introduction to Counseling with Multicultural Populations 3 units
HMSV P109 - Group Counseling Strategies 1.5 units
HMSV P110 - Group Counseling Process 1.5 units
PSYC P101A - General Psychology 3 units
Choose one of the following:  
PSYC P110 - Abnormal Psychology 3 units
PSYC P126 - Lifespan Human Development 3 units
PSYC P133 - Psychology of Personal/Social Adjustment 3 units
SOCI P101 - The Social World 3 units
Option A - Mental Health/Substance Abuse (16-19 units required)  
HMSV P102 - Introduction to Alcohol/ Substance Abuse 3 units
HMSV P106 - Psychopharmacology of Alcohol/ Drug Abuse and Psychotherapeutic Medications 3 units
HMSV P107 - Understanding Psychopathology and Treating Co-occurring Disorders 3 units
HMSV P108 - Counseling Approaches and Techniques 3 units
HMSV P111 - Case Management 3 units
HMSV P112, P134-P135 - Internship [5 units for CAADAC] 2 - 5 units
Option B - Geriatrics (3 1/2 units required)  
HMSV P134-P135 - Internship .5 units
HMSV P114 –Issues and Intervention in Geriatric Mental Health 3 units
Option C - Developmental Disabilities (7 units required)  
HMSV P134-P135 - Internship 1 unit
PSYT P020A - Developmental Disabilities 2.5 units
PSYT P020B - Understanding/Promoting Development and Adjustment of the Developmentally Disabled 2 units
PSYT P020C - Principles and Practices of Behavior Support for the Developmentally Disabled 2 units

Industrial Maintenance

The Industrial Maintenance Certificate Program will prepare students in electrical control systems, residential and commercial wiring, electrical motor control, hydraulics, pneumatics, piping systems, welding, and programmable logic controllers (PLC) to enter into the industrial maintenance workforce.

The goal for the Industrial Maintenance Certificate program is to provide an opportunity for students to complete a short-term, intensive, hands-on program preparing them for employment in the Industrial Maintenance field.

Program Learning Outcomes: Identify the terms used in industry in the subject areas of pneumatic, mechanical, welding and electrical control; identify the principles of electrical theory, electrical motor theory, timer controls, industrial sensors, DC motor drives and AC variable frequency drives, and conveyor systems; demonstrate manufacturing processes in the following areas: mechanical devices, refrigeration, air conditioning, pumps, and piping systems; demonstrate the fundamentals of industrial fluid power which includes pneumatics and hydraulics, and electrical theory; identify the functions and a minimum of three methods of entering a PLC program; identify teamwork, communication, and conflict resolution skills and first aid.

The certificate program requires 16.5 units for completion; all are required units.

INDT P050 Industrial Maintenance I 5.0
INDT P051 Industrial Maintenance II 4.5
INDT P052 PLC Basics 2.0
WELD P116 Arc and Gas Welding 3.0
OFFT P030 Human Relations in Business 2.0
  Total for Certificate in Industrial Maintenance: 16.5

Effective Fall 2013