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We offer distance learning courses that are recommended for college credit by the NCCRS in the following subjects:

Counseling and Social Work

    Career Counseling

    (PSY-325)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various, distance learning format.


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced).


    Dates:
    August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Counseling and Social Work


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: examine the historical development and theories of career development; compare the five career counseling models; describe the use of standardized tests and self-assessment procedures in career counseling; identify the ethical issues that a career counselor faces; describe the methods of career counseling for multicultural groups; analyze issues that arise when working with gender issues and dual careers; describe the hardships associated with job loss and transitions; analyze the career development and transition needs of working adults; and explain the facets of career-related programs for career development in elementary, middle and high schools.

    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical models of career counseling and practical techniques on how to counsel clients about career issues. Using a holistic approach, the values, temperament, talents and passions are integrated with personal counseling to determine the best career fit for clients.

    In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Counseling, Educational Studies, Human Services, Social Sciences, or Psychology (8/18).

    Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

    (PSY-305)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various, distance learning format.


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced).


    Dates:
    August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Counseling and Social Work


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: examine the effects of drug use in modern society; analyze how drugs work on the nervous system and the actions of drugs; investigate stimulants, depressants and what drugs are used for mental disorders; analyze aspects of alcohol from the distillation of it to the use and dependence on it; list and describe drugs that are commonly used, including tobacco, caffeine, dietary supplements and over-the-counter drugs; analyze opioids and describe the current epidemic that is a nationwide issue; compare substance abuse prevention programs; and critically analyze drug policy and analyze what works, what is possible and what is feasible.

    This course explores the history and current information on drugs and their effects on society and human behaviors. Major topics include: drug use in modern society, how drugs work and detailed information on alcohol, stimulants, depressants as well as information on restricted drugs and familiar drugs, prevention programs and challenges the rethinking of drug policies and drug decriminalization.

    In the lower division/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Social Sciences, Social Work, Health Studies, or as an elective in Psychology (8/18).

    Ethics for Health Professions

    (HCA-200)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    April 2020 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Allied Health


    Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: examine both legal and ethical terms as used in health care; determine the functions and distribution of responsibility between the federal, state and local governments pertinent to health care; distinguish the specific laws pertinent to health care professionals and facilities; assess the implications of violating various health care laws; investigate key aspects of health information technology, including social media and telemedicine; evaluate future trends in health care that may have legal and/or ethical implications; and discover fundamental health care ethical principles as they apply to all providers of care and services.

    Major topics include: an overview of the legalities and ethical behavior associated with a medical practice/facility, examination of laws, regulations and other legal considerations applicable to the healthcare profession, combined with exploration of ethical and bio-ethical issues.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Care Administration, Allied Health, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Nutrition Science, Health and Wellness, Medical Office Management, or Health Informatics (4/20).

    Family Therapy

    (PSY-306)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various, distance learning format.


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced).


    Dates:
    August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Counseling and Social Work


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: examine the social context of family therapy; analyze the circumstances that led to the development of family therapy; list the founders and their theories of family therapy; analyze the basic techniques for the different therapy styles; compare the foundational therapies of cybernetics, system theory, social constructionism and attachment theory; investigate the classic schools of family therapy: Bowen, strategic, structural, experiential, psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral family therapy; describe the recent developments in family therapy; compare and contrast the views of different models in family development; analyze the gap between clinical practice and scientific research for a basic understanding of the methods family researchers use to empirically test their ideas.

    This course explores the history and contemporary practice of the family therapy field. It emphasizes ideas and techniques with a clear focus on clinical practice. This course also encourages students to explore the history, the classic schools, and the latest developments in the field.

    In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling (8/18).

    Group Counseling

    (PSY-307)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various, distance learning format.


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced).


    Dates:
    August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Counseling and Social Work


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: evaluate tools to work in various settings with a variety of client groups; describe the historical and the current use of groups in social work practice; assess and apply group properties and group processes that occur in a group; investigate the basic techniques for work with diversity in groups; compile the elements to plan for, begin, and conduct a group; compare group processes to achieve the goals and objectives of the group; evaluate the outcome of a group and to use the information to improve group practice; and compare resources available to plan for and establish specific treatment and task groups.

    This course explores the skills necessary for group work practice. It emphasizes basic theory about groups and group process, demonstrates the skills necessary for effective practice and focuses on the practice of these skills. The course also looks at techniques to deal with the challenges of diversity in groups.

    In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Social Sciences, Social Work, Addiction Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health, or Counseling (8/18).

    Health Care Management

    (HCA-201)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    April 2020 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Allied Health


    Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: analyze management of diversity issues in a changing health care environment; examine managing a health care facility with ethics and social responsibility; assess decision making and problem solving in human resources, strategic planning and other areas of health care; investigate the fundamentals of planning in a health care setting; compare organizational cultures in a health care setting; formulate the fundamentals of leadership in health care, using communication and interpersonal skills; examine the use of information systems for healthcare management functions; compare managing for quality vs. managing for competitive advantage in health care; analyze the trade offs between patient care issues and financial accountability; and investigate human resources management in health care organizations.

    Major topics include: a general orientation to management practices in the field of health care, with focus on management concepts, processes, and theoretical content considered necessary for persons who intend to practice in a health care management position. Emphasis is placed on the differences in management of health care from other commodities and the importance of patient care and ethical issues. Tradeoffs between patient care issues and financial accountability are also addressed.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Care Administration, Medical Assisting, Allied Health, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Office Management, or Health Informatics (4/20).

    Introduction to Coaching

    (PSY-105)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    April 2019 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Psychology


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: discover coaching and the coaching process; analyze listening skills to encourage thinking; examine how questions, paraphrasing and summarizing can provide clarity to the coaches; investigate the conversational framework of the coaching process; practice tools and techniques that are the foundation of the coaching conversation; analyze how body language is used in the coaching conversation; compare different activities related to talking, drawing and playing to increase the effectiveness of the coaching session; determine the elements of the concept a “coaching way of being;” and construct a coaching contract and ethical statement.

    This course provides students with coaching resources. The step-by-step style allows students to see the process and techniques to gain the critical skills needed to become a successful coach. Real-life coaching sessions provide examples to read and activities to complete to increase students’ skill levels. Instructional methods include: Study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

    In the certificate/associate degree category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Human Development, Health and Sports Studies, or Educational Studies (4/19).

    Medical Marijuana

    (PSY-235)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    April 2020 - Present


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Psychology


    Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: examine the historical context of the marijuana plant and its uses; examine the role of the endocannabinoid system; analyze the history of medical marijuana; investigate the choices for the delivering of marijuana into the body; examine the variety of medical marijuana strains and their applications; investigate the benefits of medical marijuana on medical and mental health disorders; investigate what cannabidiol (CBD) is and the medical benefits that it can provide; and clarify how CBD products are made and applied.

    Major topics include: an introduction to the understanding and use of medical marijuana, the marijuana culture and history, uses of marijuana and the treatable conditions when considering medical marijuana, and common applications for CBD and the difference in CBD from THC.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health and Wellness, Psychology, Sociology, Nutrition Science, Health Care Administration, Medical Assisting, Allied Health, Business Development, Alternative Medicine, Counseling, or Social Work (4/20).

    Nursing Home Administration

    (HCA-300)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    April 2020 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Allied Health


    Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: examine the role of financing and reimbursement for long-term care services; investigate nursing home evolution in the United States and globally, and the cultural changes within long term care; determine the roles of social services, admission, and discharge; analyze the importance of recreation and activities within the long-term care environment; discover basic dietary services requirements; predict the challenges associated with rapidly changing global cultural diversity and understand and appreciate the need for long-term care facilities to modify their practices to accommodate the changing environment.

    Major topics include: an introduction to the administration of long-term care facilities and services. Emphasis is placed on nursing home care, home health care, hospice, skilled nursing facilities, and other long-term care services.

    In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Care Administration, Allied Health, Health Informatics, Medical Office Management, Elder Care Services, Social Services, Nutrition, or Cultural Diversity (4/20).

    Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

    (SCI-311)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    June 2017 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Psychology and Allied Health


    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe various pharmaceutical milestones that occurred throughout the 1800-1900s, the origin and content of the various drug consumer safety laws, and function of the FDA; differentiate between the chemical, generic, and trade/brand names of a drug; identify the various forms in which drugs are manufactured; explain the difference between various types of tablets, and distinguish an ointment, cream, or lotion; describe and differentiate the 10 different routes of drug administration, the advantages, and disadvantages of each; describe how the liver metabolizes drugs, and how doses are adjusted for patients with liver or kidney diseases, elderly, or premature infants; identify the seven rights of drug administration, how to reverse drug toxicity, and recognize certain drugs allergies, and drug-food interactions; discuss therapeutic effects of the different categories of drugs used to treat urinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, cardiac, pulmonary, hematologic, gynecologic, endocrine, neurologic, psychiatric, ophthalmic, ENT (ear, nose, and throat), analgesic conditions; identify the component parts of the immune response, and how vaccines work; and compare and contrast how local, regional, spinal, and epidural anesthesia drugs are given.

    Pathophysiology and Pharmacology is an introduction to the world of drugs and pharmaceuticals for students who intend to enter the healthcare profession. The course discusses common drugs for various ailments and their chemical structures and introduces students to the processes by which various drugs are indicated and administered.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nursing, Healthcare, or Health-wellness educator (6/17).

    Patient Advocacy

    (PSY-370)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    April 2020 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Psychology and Allied Health


    Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: analyze the importance of health advocacy; investigate the techniques for utilizing various forms of media, whether print, television, or online; describe the legislative process of advocacy; examine how to refer a patient for legal help, create a medical-legal partnership and advocate for policy changes; examine class action for health professionals; analyzing the benefits of using research for policy change; examine the methods to identify and approach a community organization; and examine the roles and responsibilities of fundraising.

    Major topics include: an introduction to the issues required for community mental health advocates, including the legislative process, approaches for using the media, when to seek an attorney, when to litigate, working with family and community, and funding strategies.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Care Administration, Psychology and Sociology, Allied Health, Health and Wellness, or Counseling and Social Work (4/20).

    Seminary of Integration

    (PSY-450)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    April 2020 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Psychology and Allied Health


    Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: investigate the ethical and legal issues in the counseling practice; illustrate the counseling process and approaches to helping clients; analyze how crisis counseling differ from traditional counseling; assess how mental health counseling provides a broad overview of the general mental health settings and client issues; examine the characteristics of working as a professional counselor in schools, universities and career counseling; evaluate the principles of cultural diversity into the counseling process; investigate how treatment plans outline counseling outcomes expectations and interventions; investigate the theory and practical applications of supervision and consultation; examine why professional advocacy important; and examine outcome research to increase treatment efficacy.

    Major topics include: general professional issues including advocacy and multicultural counseling, procedures for licensure, professional associations, ethical/legal issues, crisis intervention, consultation, supervision and research.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology or Introduction to Counseling (4/20).

    Substance Abuse Counseling

    (PSY-320)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various, distance learning format.


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced).


    Dates:
    August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Counseling and Social Work


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: examine the role of the mental health professional in prevention and treatment of substance abuse; describe the classification of drugs; compare the models of addiction; analyze the concerns when working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations; investigate the issues of maintaining confidentiality and an ethical standard; analyze the methods for screening, assessing and diagnosing a client; list the elements for motivational interviewing and brief interventions; analyze the basic techniques for the treatment of alcohol and other drugs; describe the relapse prevention and recovery process; compare the twelve step and other types of support groups; and explain the impacts that alcohol and drugs have on children, families, adult children and codependency.

    This course provides a comprehensive coverage of alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment, and recovery for the alcohol and other drug field. Major topics include: cultural competence, assessment, models of prevention, co-occurring disorders, other behavioral addictions, children and families, and ethics and confidentiality.

    In the lower division/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Human Services, Social Sciences, Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Studies, or Psychology (8/18).

    Therapeutic Interviewing

    (PSY-312)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various, distance learning format.


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced).


    Dates:
    August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Counseling and Social Work


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze the principles of the therapeutic relationship and how a therapeutic alliance is formed; ascertain the motivation of a client who enters treatment; identify the elements of conversational skills necessary for joining and maintaining an interview; describe reflecting skills that explore the content, feelings and meanings of the client’s story; identify questions and goal setting skills necessary for an effective therapeutic interview; analyze the principles of summarizing and terminating therapy sessions; investigate common mistakes that can lead to ineffective therapy; examine the intake, mental status exam and crisis counseling aspects of the therapeutic assessment interview; determine the skills needed for conducting a therapeutic interview with children, couples, families and groups; and compare the context of interviewing at the therapist’s office to the client’s home to alternative settings.

    This course covers general principles of effective interviewing and provides students with foundational strategies, skills, and tools of therapeutic interviewing along with an understanding of the formats and settings in which they will be working. Instruction also focuses on equipping novice therapists with a basic understanding of interviewing and explores how they can develop the skills to become competent therapists.

    In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Social Sciences, Social Work, Addiction Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health, or Counseling (8/18).

    Understanding ADHD

    (PSY-365)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    March 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Psychology and Allied Health


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: assess the biological and cultural aspects of ADHD; describe how ADHD and addictions can be formed; explore the impacts of learning and mental health issues due to an ADHD diagnosis; analyze the impact that the brain’s cerebellum plays in ADHD; examine the ways to assess the impact of ADHD behaviors; assess the impact of the environment on ADHD; examine the risks and benefits of using medications; identify the steps to create a family-school collaboration; examine how to handle the emotions of ADHD.

    Understanding ADHD (PSY-365) introduces students to the principles of ADHD. Students explore the ADHD brain and the impacts that the environment, nutrition, and sleep have on symptoms of children with ADHD. Students also learn about the use of medications and how to deal with school and family life.

    In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (5/21).

    Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect

    (PSY-380)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    March 2021 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Psychology and Allied Health


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: summarize the early efforts to protect abused and neglected children; assess child sexual abuse, including the categories into which it can be divided; analyze incest and explain how society might contribute to it; investigate child pornography and how it fits into the category of child sex trafficking; classify the types of interviewing used during intervention; categorize the roles of law enforcement, medical, educational, and mental health professionals who might be involved in child abuse cases; distinguish the phases that a family goes through during intervention and treatment for child sexual abuse; analyze some therapeutic approaches to treating adults abused or neglected as children; and summarize the types of prevention in child maltreatment and the current philosophy and goals of prevention.

    Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (PSY-380) introduces students to child maltreatment. This course covers the symptoms of abuse and neglect, social services interventions, and the services available for children. The student will learn about case management, working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds and sex trafficking.

    In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (5/21).