Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3053
First Term: 2019 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-75
CIP Code: 31.0301
Occupational Area: Human Services

Instructional Council: Exercise Science, Health & Physical Education, Recreation & Wellness (32)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 39-9032.00


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Recreation Management is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the recreation field and provides the first half of a four-year undergraduate program of study in Recreation Management and/or Leadership. The program focuses on the positive application of play, recreation, and leisure across the life span. Along with required general education courses, the program includes foundational and practical experience in the programming and delivery of recreational services and the development of communication, group facilitation, management, leadership and technical skills.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester



Required Courses
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) 3

HES154 First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (3) OR
REC240 Wilderness First Responder (3) 3

MGT101 Techniques of Supervision (3) OR
MGT251 Human Relations in Business (3) 3

REC120 Leisure and the Quality of Life 3
REC150AB Outdoor Adventure Skills 3
REC210 Leisure Delivery Systems 3
REC250 Recreation Leadership 3

REC230 Programming of Recreation Services (3) OR
HRM145 Events Management (3) 3

+ REC282AA Volunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience (1) OR
+ REC282AB Volunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience (2) OR
+ REC282AC Volunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience (3) 1-3

Physical/Recreational Activities 4-8
Student must choose four (4) different Physical/Recreational Activities courses; students cannot count beginning and intermediate classes on the same activity as two different activities.
REC155++ Any recreational activity course(s) not used to satisfy other credits in Required course area (1-8)
PED+++++ Any physical education activity course(s) (1-8)
Credits: 29-35

Learning Outcomes
1. Facilitate recreation using the conceptual foundations of play, recreation, and leisure throughout the human lifespan. (REC120, REC230, REC250, REC282AA, REC282AB, REC282AC)
2. Compare and contrast the major factors involved in the delivery of leisure services in government, commercial, and nonprofit sectors. (REC120, REC210)
3. Incorporate principles of experiential learning in the design and application of recreation services. (REC150AB, REC155++, REC230, REC240, REC282AA, REC282AB, REC282AC, HES154, PED+++++)
4. Apply safety guidelines and procedures associated with recreational services. (REC150AB, REC155++, REC230, REC240, REC282AA, REC282AB, REC282AC, HES154, PED+++++)
5. Analyze career opportunities in the field of recreation and leisure. (REC120, REC210, REC282AA, REC282AB, REC282AC, [MA])
6. Demonstrate the basics of supervision including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and evaluating. (REC230, REC250, BPC110, CIS105, [MA])
7. Apply various operational strategies for planning, implementing and evaluating a recreational event or program. (HRM145, REC210, REC230, REC250, BPC110, CIS105, [MA])
8. Lead and facilitate diverse groups using the theoretical frameworks, skills and attributes characteristic of recreation management. (REC150AB, REC250, REC282AA, REC282AB, REC282AC, COM225, [FYC])
9. Demonstrate effective communication skills in diverse public and interpersonal settings. (REC120, REC210, REC250, REC282AA, REC282AB, REC282AC, BPC110, CIS105, COM225, MGT101, MGT251, [FYC])
10. Utilize effective customer service in the planning and delivery of recreational services. (REC210, REC282AA, REC282AB, REC282AC, MGT101, MGT251, COM225, [FYC])
11. Apply ethical and legal principles, protocols, and practice in the delivery of leisure and recreation services. (REC150AB, REC240, REC282AA, REC282AB, REC282AC, HES154)
12. Critically assess problems and make sound decisions using the theoretical foundation and analytical tools associated with recreation. (REC150AB, REC155++, REC230, REC240, REC250, REC282AA, REC282AB, REC282AC, HES154, PED+++++, [MA])
13. Demonstrate the technical skills necessary for the safe participation in recreational activities in a variety of environments. (REC120, REC150AB, REC155++, REC230, REC240, REC250, REC282AA, REC282AB, REC282AC, HES154, PED+++++)
14. Develop, manage, and evaluate budgets related to recreational programs. (REC210, REC230, REC250, REC282AA, REC282AB, REC282AC, BPC110, CIS105, [MA])
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 26, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.