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Recreation and Tourism Management A.A. Degree
Semester Hours:  68
Effective Term: Fall 2016
Prerequisites: RDG094
Corequisites: None

Program Description: This A.A. Degree prepares students for professional positions of employment in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management program areas. The recreation related professions represent a diverse field focusing on: the role of leisure in youth and adult development; parks/open space to community quality of life; leisure, sports and natural resource tourism to economic and community development; and providing human services in meeting community needs. Students will be ready for program delivery positions in diverse public, nonprofit and private organizations of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. This program also prepares students for transfer into Parks, Recreation and Tourism upper level degree programs.

Recommended Proficiencies: Students wishing to enroll in this program must possess the ability to read, write and verbally communicate effectively.

Course Requirements
Recreation and Tourism Management A.A. Degree (68 Credits)

Recommended Proficiencies:
College level reading, writing and oral communication skills recommended

RDG094 College Reading

General Education Requirements AGEC-A (35-36)

Written Communications (6)
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG102 English Composition IV (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM263 Intercultural Communication (3)

For the following two categories, for each category select courses from different disciplines to total 15 credits.

Art and Humanities (6-9)
Select a minimum of one Art (3) and one Humanities (3) AGEC course.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6-9)
ECN202 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
Select additional AGEC courses from different disciplines.

Physical and Biological Sciences (8)
Recommended ENV101 Environmental Science (4)
NTR141 Nutrition and Wellness (4)
Select any two Physical and Biological Science AGEC courses

Mathematics (3-4)
MAT141 College Mathematics, Standard (4) or higher

Subject Options (0-6)
Based on your major, review the specific A.A. Degree requirements in the CAC catalog, consult an academic advisor and see the Major Guides at http://aztransfer.com/college/

Special Awareness Requirements (0-9)
Select AGEC courses to fulfill these requirements.
1. At least three semester credits of coursework in
Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry
2. At least three semester credits of coursework in
Cultural Awareness (Ethnic/Race/Gender)
3. At least three semester credits of coursework
in Global/International Awareness or
Historical Awareness

Note: Courses used in other areas, such as Oral Communications, Art and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or transfer electives, may also be used to satisfy the three Special Awareness Requirements categories. A course may not be used to satisfy more than one Special Awareness Requirements category.

Core Requirements (30)
BUS100 Introduction to Business (3)
HRM100 Introduction to Hospitality (3)
HRM145 Convention and Meeting Management (3)
HRM252 Managing Hospitality Human Resources (3)
REC101 Recreation, Leisure, and the Quality of Life (3)
REC108 Recreation Practicum (3)
REC203 Leisure Delivery Systems (3)
REC250 Leadership in Recreation (3)
Select two of the following courses (6):
ACC201 Financial Accounting (3)
BUS190 Principles of Management and Leadership (3)
HRM101 Facilities Management (3)
HRM102 Management of Guest Services (3)
PEH101 Personal Health (3)
PEH111 Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport (3)

Other Requirements (3)

Computer Competency (3):
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)

Reading Competency: RDG094 College Reading

Other A.A. Degree Requirements
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all required courses.
Students must earn a minimum of 20 credits from CAC.

This A.A. Degree requires 68 semester credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Develop and communicate the conceptual foundations of play, recreation, and leisure.
2. (Evaluation Level) Examine and appraise the significance of play, recreation and leisure in contemporary society and the relationship these concepts have with historical, multicultural, technological, economic, political, social/psychological, international, physical, philosophical, and environmental perspectives.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain the significance of play, recreation and leisure throughout the lifespan to include the developmental, preventive and therapeutic role of these concepts.
4. (Analysis Level) Research and analyze the interrelationship between leisure behavior and the natural environment, as well as how the natural environment facilitates the achievement of a state of leisure.
5. (Evaluation Level) Determine and critique the relationship of environmental ethics to leisure behavior, including environmental protection and preservation in park or recreation facility development and program provision.
6. (Analysis Level) Examine and relate ethical principles and professionalism to professional codes of ethics and standards of conduct and how these areas are critical in defining leisure services as a profession.
7. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between the roles, interrelationships and use of diverse delivery systems addressing recreation, park resources, and leisure to include an understanding of the public, private, profit, and not-for-profit delivery systems that address the leisure needs of the public, how they work together, and their importance.
8. (Analysis Level) Examine and explain the importance of leisure service delivery systems for diverse populations.
9. (Analysis Level) Analyze and explain the roles, interrelationships, and use of diverse leisure delivery systems in promoting community and economic development.
10. (Analysis Level) Distinguish between and explain the variety of programs and services offered to enhance individual, group and community quality of life.
11. (Evaluation Level) Demonstate the ability to implement the following principles and procedures related to program/event planning for individual, group, and community quality of life: assessment of needs; development of outcome-oriented goals and objectives; selection and coordination of programs, events, resources; marketing of programs and events; preparation, operation, and maintenance of venues; implementation of programs and events; as well as evaluation of programs and events.
12. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate the ability to integrate various leadership techniques to enhance individual, group, and community experiences.
Standards for Program
Students will meet the minimum degree proficiency requirements as outlined in the Standards and Evaluative Criteria for Programs in Recreation, Park Resources, and Leisure Services established by the National Recreation and Parks Association, ARPA/AALR Council on Accreditation (National Recreation and Parks Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation).