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Transfer Courses
All courses numbered 100 or higher are transferable to the California State Universities (CSU). Courses that are transferable to the University of California are designated 'UC.' Some of these courses have limits on the amount of credit that is granted. See the UC Transferable Course List available in the Counseling Center or Transfer Center for these limitations. Courses that are non-credit or not AA degree applicable are designated with the letter 'N' preceding the course number. Identification of courses that have been accepted into the California Articulation Number (CAN) system appears after the course title.

HEALTH EDUCATION

Health Education A100- Health Education (3)
The exploration of health using the holistic approach. Emphasis is on positive health behaviors and personal responsibility. Topics include mental health, stress, drugs, alcohol, smoking, exercise, nutrition, chronic and infectious diseases, sexuality, consumer health, and environmental health. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Health Education A111- Cardiopulmonary Resus (0.5)
Completion qualifies student for CPR certification. Techniques and theory of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

Health Education A112- First Aid & CPR (2)
Emphasizes injury prevention, early medical care, first aid for common injuries and life saving skills. Successful completion qualifies a student for the American Red Cross Standard First Aid Card, and CPR Certification. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Health Education A120- Women's Health Issues (3)
Exploration and discussion of the dimensions of health as they relate to women. Students’ role and responsibilities for their health will be examined. Topics to include sexual and reproductive health; nutrition, fitness, and weight control; chronic diseases and cancers; mental health and substance abuse; political and economic considerations. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Health Education A122- Drugs, Health & Society (3)
Examination of the use, misuse and abuse of drugs, both licit and illicit, in American society. Includes psychosocial, legal, historical, political, and health related aspects; drug dependency, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention education. Focuses on the impact of psychoactive drugs on the individual and society. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Health Education A134- Fitness & Health (3)
Theory and benefits of physical activity to fitness-related health. The study of human adaptation to exercise includes cardiovascular conditioning, neuromuscular training, body composition, nutrition for performance, stretching, sports injuries, and aging. Same as Physical Education A134. Students completing Health Education A134 may not receive credit for Physical Education A134. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Health Education A136- Nutritn/Fitness/Perform (3)
An applied nutrition course for individuals interested in health, fitness, and athletics. Principles of nutrition are studied and applied to the physically active lifestyle. Designed for the active individual and for the Fitness Specialist certificate. Same as Food and Nutrition A136. Students completing Health Education A136 may not receive credit for Food and Nutrition A136. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

Health Education A138- Drugs & Sports (2)
An in-depth look at substance abuse among athletes. The focus will be on drug effects, the impact on the team, and positive alternatives. Same as Physical Education A138. Students completing Health Education A138 may not receive credit for Physical Education A138. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

Health Education A199- Current Health Issues (0.5-3)
Current topics and issues in health are discussed. May be repeated with different topics. Changes each semester. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. This course may be taken four times.