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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Recreation Management
Major: 5469
First Term: 2011 Summer I    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 39-47
CIPS Code: 31.0101
Initiating College: Scottsdale Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: MC, SC
Occupational Area: Human Services
Instructional Council: Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness (32)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Recreation Management is designed to prepare students with entry level skills for the expanding field of recreation. The program provides a foundation for the positive application of play, recreation, and leisure across the life span. Through classroom and experiential learning activities, students gain knowledge of and practical experience in the programming and delivery of recreation services, and develop communication, group facilitation, management and leadership skills. Participation in recreation activity courses equips students with the technical skills necessary to plan, lead and facilitate safe outdoor recreation adventures and programs.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information: MC, SC

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better required for all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module.

Required Courses
 Credits: 33-41
 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
 REC296WACooperative Education (1) OR 
 REC296WBCooperative Education (2) OR 
 REC296WCCooperative Education (3) OR 
 REC298AASpecial Projects (1) OR 
 REC298ABSpecial Projects (2) OR 
 REC298ACSpecial Projects (3)1-3
Physical/Recreational Activities4-8
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

Program Competencies
1Use computer software and hardware to perform basic computer operations and applications. (BPC110, CIS105)
2Demonstrate effective oral communication skills in public, small group and interpersonal settings. (COM100, COM110)
3Apply first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED), in appropriate situations. (HES154, REC240)
4Explain and demonstrate the basics of supervision in an organizational environment including planning, organizing, staffing, motivating and controlling. (MGT101, MGT126, MGT175)
5Describe the conceptual foundations of play, recreation, and leisure through out the human life span. (REC120, REC160)
6Identify and describe career opportunities in the field of recreation and leisure. (REC120, REC160)
7Explain the "Leave No Trace" philosophy and practice it on all outdoor adventures. (REC150AB)
8Describe the major factors involved in the delivery of leisure services in the private, commercial and independent sectors of a community. (REC210)
9Describe ethical principles and professional practices, attitudes and behaviors required of workers in the delivery of leisure and recreation services. (REC210)
10Describe and apply various operational strategies for planning, implementing and evaluating a recreational event or program. (HRM145, REC230)
11Demonstrate group facilitation and leadership skills necessary for leading groups in various recreational activities, including working with differently-abled individuals. (REC250)
12Apply academic studies to a recreation-based service learning project. (REC282AA, REC282AB, REC282AC)
13.Perform work-related duties in a recreational setting in a responsible and professional manner. (REC296WA, REC296WB, REC296WC)
14Demonstrate the technical skills necessary to participate safely in recreational activities in a variety of environments. (PED+++++, REC155++)
15Demonstrate the ability to do research and complete an independent study project related to recreation and leisure. (REC298AA, REC298AB, REC298AC)
16Explain and utilize effective customer service attitudes and skills in the planning and delivery of recreational services. (MGT101, MGT126, MGT175)