Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

To view LCCC credit course descriptions by department, please select your area of interest below:

HLED 150 - DRUGS ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO 3(3)
Drugs Alcohol and Tobacco: An introduction to issues of alcohol and substance abuse. Historical points, risk factors, basic pharmacology of drug actions, prevention and the potential consequences of substance abuse and misuse will be included along with discussion of treatment plans.

HLED 151 - PERSONAL HEALTH 2(2)
Course explores the attitudes and practices that are necessary for more healthful living by examining today's health issues and contemporary approaches to maintaining good health and ways to modify behaviors to enhance one's quality of life.

HLED 152 - COMMUNITY HEALTH 2(2)
This class encompasses knowledge and understanding of major health problems in communicable and non-communicable disease control, safety, consumer and environmental health. Course requires a volunteer community service learning project.

HLED 153 - FIRST AID AND SAFETY 2(3)
This two part course includes the American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR and the American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies First Aid. The course incorporates hands on training to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform in emergency situations to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives. Red Cross Responding to Emergencies and American Heart Association Health Care Provider certificates will be awarded upon instructor's recommendation and student successful. (A special fee will be assessed.)

HLED 154 - CARDIO-PULMONARY RESUSCITATION CPR 1(1)
Identification of warning signs and application of life-saving techniques for individuals experiencing medical emergencies (e.g. respiratory distress/arrest, airway obstruction and cardiac arrest, etc.). Course taught according to American Heart Association guidelines for Health Care Providers, other professionals, as well as, the layperson. An American Heart Association Health Care Provider certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of course.

HLED 155 - HIV/AIDS 1(1)
The study of the biology and issues which surround the transmission and containment of HIV, the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Current medical protocol, the political ramifications of the disease and the challenge of dealing with human behaviors, attitudes and social stigmas will be addressed. This course is cross-listed as HLED 155.

HLED 156 - HEALTH AND WELLNESS 2(2.5)
This course emphasizes the adaptation of a wellness lifestyle through behavior modification in the following areas: physical fitness, nutrition, weight management, stress management, cardiovascular health, and the reduction of at risk lifestyle behaviors. The student will engage in a variety of health-related and physical fitness labs, service learning activity, and critical thinking exercises. (A special fee will be assessed.)

HLED 157 - WOMEN'S HEALTH 3(3)
The Women's Health course explores intrapersonal, interpersonal and social factors that affect a woman's health and well-being. Interactive discussions include preventing chronic diseases, personal sexuality, diversity issues, and the latest trends and research to promote and protect the health, safety, and the quality of life for women throughout their lifetime.

HLED 158 - PEACE OFFICER FIRST AID/CPR 1(1)
Designed to meet the requirements for the Ohio Officer's Training Program, this course is comprised of the American Red Cross Work Place First Aid and Adult CPR/AED. Certificates will be awarded upon instructor's recommendation. (A special fee will be assessed.) Open to Police Academy Students Only.

Prerequisite: Student must be enrolled in the Ohio Peace Office Training Program. Divisional approval

HLED 159 - WILDERNESS AND REMOTE FIRST AID 2(3)
Wilderness First Aid: Comprised of lecture, demonstration and application of survival first aid skills, this course equips the student to use common sense and critical thinking skills when addressing medical emergencies in the wilderness or remote areas. Training will include victim assessment and application of improvised first aid skills to address a variety of medical conditions along with appropriate measures for survival. Red cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid certificate will be awarded upon instructor's recommendation. (A special fee will be assessed to cover equipment and certification costs.)

Prerequisite: Participants must be 16 years of age or older when the course begins.

HLED 164 - CPR RENEWAL CERTIFICATION AHA/BLS/HCP 1(1)
This course is for individuals seeking to renew American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider status. Prior to attending the on-campus class session, students will be required to prepare for knowledge and skill assessments by reading the AHA textbook, completing assignments using the LCCC online course management system and practicing CPR skills. AHA Healthcare Provider Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the AHA standardized skill assessment and written exam. (A special fee will be assessed)

Prerequisite: Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers certification required (card to be verified prior to registering for class).

HLED 181 - NUTRITION AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES 2(2.5)
This course is designed as an introduction to dietary reference intakes, daily food intakes, food label interpretation, carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, water, and how the body responds to physical activity. An exercise component is incorporated into the course. Healthy living topics will be addressed. (A special fee will be assessed.)

HLED 221 - HEALTH PROMOTION AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE 3(3)
This course will introduce the learner to the foundations of research on health and physical activity behaviors and diseases associated with physically inactive lifestyles. Theory-based physical activity interventions, tools for measuring motivational readiness for behavior change will be explored. The learner will design health promotion intervention programs for individuals and groups at work site and community settings. Service Learning is a component in this course. Students pursuing an Allied Health major may have prerequisites waived.

Prerequisite: HLED 151 or HLED 156