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Course Description
Basic Tractor Operations and Safety

This course involves selection, maintenance, adjustment, and safe operation of tractors and implements used in agriculture.

Food Safety Practices and Management

Focuses on establishing agricultural practices as they relate to the production of farm products from a food safety standpoint. Covers the specific guidelines for some key agricultural commodities, regulating and monitoring food safety guidelines, introduction of regulations from governing entities such as LGMA and FSMA, writing standard operating procedures, employee training, and technologies to assist in production of safe food.

Food Safety in Facilities

Covers food safety issues and concerns in the manufacturing facility including such as: facility sanitation, recognizing potential hazards, analysis of problems in the cold chain, developing improved practices, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HAACP) principles, employee training, and the inspection process.

Environmental Effects on Food Safety

Potential environmental sources and transport mechanisms of food-borne pathogens. Students will learn how to make informed decisions about the potential effects of local site conditions on food safety. Covers the role of site conditions in pathogen transport such as: livestock proximity, wildlife behavior and habitat, rainfall and irrigation runoff, soil types, slope, aspect, climate, soil erosion and deposition by water and wind, flooding, vegetation and the behavior of pathogens in the environment.

Agricultural Internship

Supervised field experience with business, corpo- rations, government agencies, schools, and comm- unity organizations to expand career interests and apply subject knowledge relevant to the workplace. CR/NC

Medical Terminology

This course is designed for individuals who are employed in human services and allied health agencies. Students will develop a working knowledge of words that relate to body systems, anatomical structures, medical processes and procedures, and a variety of disease conditions.

Home Massage for Families

Learn basic massage techniques, to be used at home, appropriate for the entire family. Includes how to set up a safe, nurturing environment for relaxation. Techniques for promoting communication within the family unit, enhancing family wellness, and supporting healthy values in the family unit.

Introduction to Alternative Medicine

Definition of health; exploration of mind-body connection, placebo response, holographic construct of body, and factors involved in the healing process; comparison between Newtonian and Einsteinian models of body.

Spa Techniques

An exploration of popular services for whole body wellness, including their benefits, applications and contraindications.

Nursing Continuing Education: Phlebotomy

Instruction on basic knowledge and skills to safely perform adult peripheral venipuncture for the purpose of drawing blood for diagnostic testing. Does NOT lead to a phlebotomy certification.

The Basics of Body Structure and Function

Orientation to basic body structure and functions as appropriate for the health care setting. Includes organization of the human body, body systems, and major organs. Also includes common disorders associated with each body system and what testing and analysis may be used to determine common disease.

Reiki-Level 1

Introduces the history of Reiki as a healing art. Presents an understanding of energy therapies and the experience the Reiki attunement process.

Nursing Assistant

This course focuses on applying client self-care concepts and basic procedures relative to fundamentals of nursing, communication, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, legal/ethical issues, and aging. The concepts and procedures are introduced in the classroom and practiced in the college laboratory before implementation under faculty supervision in a clinical setting. This course prepares the learner for taking the certification examination to become a certified nursing assistant.

Exploring Energy Healing Techniques

Provides an overview of the many different types of healing modalities used to maintain health and prevent illness encompassed within the concept of Energy Therapy. Reviews a variety of therapies and explores energy therapy from a consumer's point of view. Specific modalities discussed and demonstrated.

Comparing Cultural Healing Traditions

Comparative approaches to healing, including allopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, osteopathy, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, Shamanism, and therapeutic touch. Contrast explanations for causation of disease, diagnostic procedures and healing methodology.

Overview of Movement Therapies

Survey of health, exploration of mind-body-spirit connection in health, various therapeutic modalities, identification of strengths and limitation of movement based therapies.

Active Isolated Stretching

The Mattes Method centers on physiological principles of specific muscle lengthening, increased circulation and oxygen to the tissues, lengthening of the superficial and deep fascia.

Burnout to Breakthrough

This course focuses on applying strategies to manage and prevent burnout. Students will explore and discuss burnout concepts in order to identify what areas are contributing, or can contribute, to burnout. Additionally, we will explore areas of wellness in order to improve self-care as well as design a strategy to reach new goals. This course seeks to help you answer the question: How do I reignite my drive and choose a path of passion and inspiration again?

Phlebotomy for Medical Assistants

Students will gain skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper venipuncture techniques and standard precautions. Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults.

Human Pathophysiology

Pathophysiological processes in humans as a foundation for the understanding of alterations in health. Survey of major disease processes of the human body systems. Includes terminology, causes, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and special considerations. Information: This course is a prerequisite for the concurrent Associate Degree/Baccalaureate Degree Nursing program through Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University.