Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3053
First Term: 2011 Summer I   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-68
CIP Code: 31.0101

Occupational Area: Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
Instructional Council: Exercise Science, Health & Physical Education, Recreation & Wellness (32)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 25-1193


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: MC, SC



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

COM100 Introduction to Human Communications (3) OR
COM110 Interpersonal Communication (3) 3

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

MGT101 Techniques of Supervision (3) OR
MGT126 Customer Service Skills and Strategies (3) OR
MGT175 Business Organization and Management(3) 3

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

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

REC250 Recreation Leadership 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
Students must select four (4) different activities from the following list:

REC155++ Any recreational activity courses
PED+++++ Any physical education activity courses
Credits: 32-38

Program Competencies
1. Use computer software and hardware to perform basic computer operations and applications. (BPC110, CIS105)
2. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills in public, small group and interpersonal settings. (COM100, COM110)
3. Apply first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED), in appropriate situations. (HES154, REC240)
4. Explain and demonstrate the basics of supervision in an organizational environment including planning, organizing, staffing, motivating and controlling. (MGT101, MGT126, MGT175)
5. Describe the conceptual foundations of play, recreation, and leisure through out the human life span. (REC120)
6. Identify and describe career opportunities in the field of recreation and leisure. (REC120)
7. Explain the “Leave No Trace” philosophy and practice it on all outdoor adventures. (REC150AB)
8. Describe the major factors involved in the delivery of leisure services in the private, commercial and independent sectors of a community. (REC210)
9. Describe ethical principles and professional practices, attitudes and behaviors required of workers in the delivery of leisure and recreation services. (REC210)
10. Describe and apply various operational strategies for planning, implementing and evaluating a recreational event or program. (HRM145, REC230)
11. Demonstrate group facilitation and leadership skills necessary for leading groups in various recreational activities, including working with differently-abled individuals. (REC250)
12. Apply academic studies to a recreation-based service learning project. (REC282AA, REC282AB, REC282AC)
13. Demonstrate the technical skills necessary to participate safely in recreational activities in a variety of environments. (PED+++++, REC155++)
14. Explain and utilize effective customer service attitudes and skills in the planning and delivery of recreational services. (MGT101, MGT126, MGT175)
Last Updated: June 22, 2010

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