Inside/Out College Program


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Inside/Out College Program 2017-18

During academic year 2017-18, IVC will offer two courses in the Addiction Disorder Studies Program for Inside/Out students.  The classes will be held at the Imperial County Day Reporting Center (former CYA facility), located at 324 Applestill Road in El Centro.  The Inside/Out courses offered during 2017-18 are as follows:

Fall 2017:  ADS 101 – Alcoholism: Intervention, Treatment & Recovery (3 units).  This course is an introduction to assessment and treatment approaches to alcoholism and drug abuse.  Alcoholism will be studied in its social and clinical context.  Attention will be given to the basic theoretical approaches to the disease.  This course will examine the various components of intervention, treatment, recovery, and resources.  (CSU)  (The class will meet for 16 weeks, on Thursdays from 1pm-4:10pm.) 

Spring 2018: ADS 110 - Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Drugs (3 units). This course is designed to provide the student with information on the processing systems of the body and how they react to alcohol and drugs.  The course will seek to explain where and how drugs act and why.  Students will develop an understanding of how drugs influence consciousness, mood and feeling.  It will enable students to understand that both the internal and external environments have important effects on the well-being of the individual.  (CSU)  (This class will meet for 16 weeks, on Thursdays from 1:00pm-4:10pm.)  

Program Requirements

Courses are limited to 30 students, 15 "Inside" students (students incarcerated at the Imperial County Jail) and 15 "Outside" students (IVC campus students).  Students are required to register for the classes through IVC and pay the required enrollment and student fees.  Inside students will receive assistance in processing registration and financial aid applications at the Imperial County Day Reporting Center. 

Inside students will be selected for participation based upon eligibility requirements established by the Imperial County Sheriff's Office.  Outside students will be selected in accordance with the IVC open-enrollment policy.  All students, inside and out, will be required to attend an orientation regarding the program rules of conduct during the first week of class.  Strict adherence to the rules of conduct will be required of all students. 

Inside/Out College Program

The Inside/Out College Program is designed to provide higher educational opportunities for "inside" (incarcerated) and "outside" (campus) students which explore critical sociological issues through individual and group activities, assignments, and projects.  The program is modeled after The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program developed and designed by Lori Pompa of Temple University in 1997 to bring college students and incarcerated individuals together as peers in a classroom setting that emphasizes dialogue and critical thinking. 

For More Information Contact: 

IVC ADS Program Director:  Aruna Patel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 760-355-6579
IVC Inside/Out Program Coordinator:  Eduardo Pesqueira at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 760-355-5708 
ICSO Inside/Out Program Coordinator:  Gaylla A. Finnell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 442-265-2511

Inside/Out College Program