2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 295

D-295 2014-2015
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D–CourseDescriptions
MECHANICALTECHNOLOGY
Internship inMechanical Technology
MT
290
1.00 - 8.00
Prerequisite: None
This course provides the studentwith the opportunity to acquire real-world experience under the supervision of qualified industry
personnel. This course is an extension supplemental to classroom/lab experiences.Student gradeswill be assigned as a cooperative effort
between faculty and job supervisor. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in the
NevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
MENTALHEALTH
Roleof theTechnician
MHDD 101
1.00
Prerequisite: None
Basic skills in behavioral observation, documentation and approaches to intervention as a treatment teammember. Other topics include
guardianship, rights, confidentiality, abuse and neglect, and program implementation.
Medical Component
MHDD 102
1.00
Prerequisite: None
This course covers basicmedical information including infection control, safety procedures, confidentiality, awareness of normal bodily
functions, personal care and recognition of signs and symptoms that need to be reported tomedical staff.
Conflict Prevention andResponseTraining
MHDD 105
2.00
Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on the application of prevention and response techniques to support personas in crisis or conflictwith others. These
applications are for use by service providers as approved by theState ofNevada, Division ofMentalHealth andDevelopment Services.
TeachingandActiveTreatment
MHDD 106
1.00
Prerequisite: None
Defining "active treatment" and its necessary components. Implementing active treatment in a service context of dignity, respect, privacy,
access to choices and participation in the therapeutic processwith the use of effective teachingmethods.
MedicationFundamentals
MHDD 107
2.00
Prerequisite: None
Study ofmajor categories of psychotropic and seizuremedications, rationale for use ofmedication, typical dosages,main effects,
assessment of effectiveness and potential side effects.
Introduction toTherapeutic Interventions
MHDD 109
2.00
Prerequisite: None
Basic approaches to behavioral intervention including defining behavior, data collection, principles and applications of behavior change
techniques and implementation of behavioral programs.
UnderstandingDevelopmental Disabilities
MHDD 126
2.00
Prerequisite: None
Definition, history, diagnosis and causes of developmental disabilities.Development and delivery of effective direct support services to
personswith developmental disabilities.
Issues inSubstanceAbuse
MHDD 150
1.00
Prerequisite: None
Overview of substance abuse issues and study of basic treatment approaches. Includes biological and lifestyle factors aswell as legal
issues.
LifeSpanDevelopment
MHDD 153
1.00
Prerequisite: None
Growth and development through the life span. Includes social learning theory, family dynamics and human relations and development as
relating tomentally ill and developmentally disabled clients.
AdvancedTherapeutic Interventions
MHDD 154
2.00
Prerequisite: MHDD 109.
Acomprehensiveworking knowledge of interdisciplinary therapeutic intervention including assessing, planning, implementing and
evaluating a client's treatment program.
UnderstandingMental Illness
MHDD 160
2.00
Prerequisite: None
An in-depth analysis ofmajor diagnostic categories encounteredwith the seriouslymentally ill. Review of treatment planswhich have
proven useful in addressing these disorders.
Practicum
MHDD 295
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Acareer-relatedwork experience, under qualified supervision.Work directlywithmentally ill or developmentally disabled clientswithin a
local service-provider agency. Preparation for occupation asMHT/MRT.

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