Certificate of Completion in Recreation Management

Recreation

Certificate Information

Academic Plan Code

5469

Credits

39–47

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

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.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
13–14
RC BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or
Survey of Computer Information Systems
3
RC COM100 or
COM110
Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication
3
RC HES154 or
REC240
First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or
Wilderness First Responder
3
RC REC120 Leisure and the Quality of Life 3
RC REC155++ or
PED+++
REC155++ or
Any physical education activity modules
1–2

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
13–15
RC MGT101 or
MGT126 or
MGT175
Techniques of Supervision or
Customer Service Skills and Strategies or
Business Organization and Management
3
RC REC210 Leisure Delivery Systems 3
RC REC230 or
HRM145
Programming of Recreation Services or
Events Management
3
RE Restricted Elective 3
RC REC155++ or
PED+++
REC155++ or
Any physical education activity modules
1–3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
13–18
RC REC150AB Outdoor Adventure Skills 3
RC REC250 Recreation Leadership 3
RC REC155++ or
PED+++
REC155++ or
Any physical education activity modules
1–3
RE Restricted Elective 3
RC REC282AA or
REC282AB or
REC282AC
Volunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience or
Volunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience or
Volunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience
2–3
RC REC296WA or
REC296WB or
REC296WC or
REC298AA or
REC298AB or
REC298AC
Cooperative Education (1) or
Cooperative Education (2) or
Cooperative Education (3) or
Special Projects (1) or
Special Projects (2) or
Special Projects (3)
1–3

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirements.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE AIS113 Propsal Writing 3
RE ARH145 History of American Indian Art 3
RE COM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication 3
RE COM281 Communication Activities 1
RE CPD102AS Conflict Resolution 2
RE CPD103BL or
LDR101
Dynamics of Leadership or
Emerging Leaders I
2
RE EXS265 Theory of Coaching (any module) 3
RE GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills 3
RE GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
RE GCU221 Arizona Geography 3
RE HES100 Healthful Living 3
RE HIS105 Arizona History
RE HIS106 Southwest History 3
RE HRM110 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 3
RE PSY230 Introduction to Statistics 3

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and 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.

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