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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Recreation Management
Major: 3053
First Term: 2011 Summer I    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-68
CIPS Code: 31.0101
Initiating College: Scottsdale Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: MC, SC
Occupational Area: Human Services
Instructional Council: Exercise Science, Health & Physical Education, Recreation & Wellness (32)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

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.

Program Notes:
A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses within the Program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module.

Required Courses
 Credits: 32-38
 BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR 
 CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
 COM100Introduction to Human Communications (3) OR 
 COM110Interpersonal Communication (3)3
 HES154First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (3) OR 
 REC240Wilderness First Responder (3)3
 MGT101Techniques of Supervision (3) OR 
 MGT126Customer Service Skills and Strategies (3) OR 
 MGT175Business Organization and Management(3)3
 REC120Leisure and the Quality of Life (3) OR 
 REC160Leisure and Society (3)3
 REC150ABOutdoor Adventure Skills3
 REC210Leisure Delivery Systems3
 REC230Programming of Recreation Services (3) OR
 HRM145Events Management (3)3
 REC250Recreation Leadership3
 REC282AAVolunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience (1) OR 
 REC282ABVolunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience (2) OR 
 REC282ACVolunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience (3)1-3
Physical/Recreational Activities:Credits: 4-8
Students must select four (4) different activities from the following list:
 REC155++Any recreational activity modules not used to satisfy other required courses
 PED+++++Any physical education activity modules
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 6
 AIS113Proposal Writing3
 ARH145History of American Indian Art3
 COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
 COM281Communication Activities1
 CPD102ASConflict Resolution2
 CPD103BLDynamics of Leadership (2) OR 
 LDR101Emerging Leaders I (2)2
 EXS265++Theory of Coaching3
 GBS120Workplace Communication Skills3
 GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business3
 GCU221Arizona Geography3
 HES100Healthful Living3
 HIS105Arizona History3
 HIS106Southwest History3
 HRM110Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management3
 PSY230Introduction to Statistics3
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-24
General Education CoreCredits: 12-14
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
+Any approved general education course from the First-Year Composition area.6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 Met by COM100 or COM110 in the Required Courses area.3
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
+CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
  Equivalent as indicated by assessment.3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
+Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.3
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
 Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.4

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, REC160)
6.Identify and describe career opportunities in the field of recreation and leisure. (REC120, REC160)
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)