2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Recreation, Parks, Tourism

RECR 101 – 3 Credits
Leisure in Society

Addresses the major concerns of leisure in American culture; covers leisure and its relationship to issues such as retirement and life planning, diversity and multiculturalism, the world of work, mental and physical health, the family, the economics of the nation, drug and alcohol abuse, and how human beings can create a sensible leisure ethic. This course satisfies 3 credits of the Social Sciences General Education requirements. NOTE: Same as SSCI 101. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052. Also offered as SSCI 101

RECR 106 – 3 Credits
Leadership: Theory and Practice

Studies leadership skills and techniques; includes basic planning skills for planning a comprehensive recreation program for any community of people; provides opportunities for practical and laboratory experience. 2 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours per week. This course requires 20 hours of service learning. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

RECR 111 – 3 Credits
Music and Drama Workshop in Recreation

Surveys all forms of music and drama found in the recreation setting; emphasizes techniques and skills as well as theoretical foundations; stresses leadership; studies a variety of recreational settings. 3 lecture hours and 1 laboratory hour per week. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

RECR 116 – 3 Credits
Recreational Sports Management

Provides group and individual instruction in the structure and organization of recreational sports in both educational and recreational settings; emphasizes basic skills, scheduling, funding, publicity, liability, purchasing, and officiating. 3 lecture hours and 1 laboratory hour per week.

RECR 121 – 2 Credits
Social Activities

Covers all forms of games, social activities, and special events programming; emphasizes the ability to plan, lead, and evaluate these program areas for any age or interest group; uses laboratory format. 1 lecture hour and 3 laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

RECR 126 – 3 Credits
Recreational Crafts

Provides a practical survey of craft media and activities; enables students to lead and conduct craft projects for different age and interest groups in a variety of recreational settings; emphasizes planning, organizing, and selecting materials and supplies. 3 lecture hours and 1 laboratory hour per week. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

RECR 141 – 3 Credits
Outdoor Leadership I

Studies the nature and scope of outdoor leadership for those interested in establishing, administering, or teaching outdoor programs; offers intensive instruction in camping and hiking, map reading, wilderness nutrition, basic first aid and safety, outdoor leadership and teaching techniques, emergency procedures and environmental control. Requires one overnight weekend camping trip. 3 lecture hours and 1 laboratory hour per week. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

RECR 142 – 3 Credits
Outdoor Leadership II

Presents instruction in advanced life saving, canoeing, mountaineering, and climbing safety. Enables students who demonstrate high level teaching and knowledge competencies to receive advanced life saving and canoeing certification by the American Red Cross. Awards a College certificate of competency to those students completing the unit in mountain safety. 3 lecture hours and 1 laboratory hour per week. This course requires 20 hours of service learning. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

RECR 146 – 3 Credits
Leisure Services for Disabilities

Provides an overview of persons with disabilities; provides strategies for integrating these individuals into the community; includes sensitivity awareness training; studies attitudinal barriers. 2 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours per week. This course requires service learning hours. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

RECR 151 – 2 Credits
Financial Management of Leisure Resources

Surveys the planning and implementation of a resource management document; covers traditional laws, regulations, and procedures governing planning, acquisition, and maintenance of recreation, park, and leisure facilities; the roles of governing/advisory bodies; the use of accounting/reporting systems. 2 lecture hours per week. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: RECR 101/SSCI 101

RECR 155 – 2 Credits
American Recreational Dance: Ballroom, Country, Folk, and Square

Emphasizes fundamentals of contemporary American dance; provides skills and knowledge in four areas of dance: Ballroom (swing, waltz, Latin dances, fox trot, and American cha cha); Country (line dancing and English Country dancing); Folk dance (such as Appalachian clog dancing and ethnic folk dances) and Square dance (Modern Western). 1 lecture hour and 2 laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

RECR 156 – 3 Credits
Fitness Programs, Concepts, and Facilities

Introduces the ever-changing field of fitness and exercise programs; covers current trends, programs in demand, and the need for knowledgeable coordinators; an overview of facilities; practice in diverse activities; applications in the private, public, and commercial sectors. 3 lecture hours and 1 laboratory hour per week. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

RECR 171 – 1 Credit
Professional Job Search Skills and Techniques

Covers resume writing, cover letter construction, interviewing, techniques for filling out applications such as the FS171, and job search techniques; discusses requirements and procedure for successfully completing the supervised fieldwork experience (RECR 173-RECR 273). 1 lecture hour per week.

RECR 204 – 3 Credits
Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Tourism

Assesses the viability of small and micro hospitality business ventures; covers the business planning process, the management of small enterprises, feasibility studies, formation of business plans, risk management, record keeping and personnel management and entrepreneurial characteristics. NOTE: Same as HRMT 204. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ACCT 101 and MNGT 206

RECR 206 – 3 Credits
Program Planning for Leisure Services

Presents an advanced study of leadership and program planning applied to recreation and park program development and supervision; thoroughly reviews the process of recreation program planning on a community-wide basis; discusses practical applications in agency program planning, evaluation, equipment and facility use, program budgeting, and staffing considerations. 3 lecture hours per week. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RECR 101/SSCI 101

RECR 207 – 3 Credits
Tourism Transportation System

Analyzes the management of land, sea, and air transportation systems that support travel; examines airlines, cruise ships, buses, rail, and travel packages. NOTE: Same as HRMT 207. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RECR 210/HRMT 210

RECR 210 – 3 Credits
Travel, Leisure, and the Tourism Industry-GL

Introduces the global travel and tourism industry; covers tourist behavior, tourism's impact on the community, economic implications, marketing, and trends such as eco-tourism or green tourism. Also discusses the travel business as a whole, including travel modes, accommodations, safety and health while traveling, trip planning, trip packagers or wholesalers, and the necessary qualities of a tour director. Employs computer applications and world geography throughout. 3 lecture hours and 1 laboratory hour per week. This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction. NOTE: Same as HMRT 210. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RECR 101/SSCI 101 or written permission from program coordinator required

RECR 211 – 3 Credits
Travel Agency Basics

Provides a systematic and comprehensive overview of the travel industry with the focus on travel agencies; covers the pivotal role of the travel agent and the nature of the relationship between agents and supplies and between agents and their client. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RECR 210/HRMT 210 or written permission from instructor required

RECR 212 – 3 Credits
Marketing of Tourism Destinations

Examines the guidelines for formulating destination-oriented marketing goals and strategies; covers the trend issues and challenges influencing tourism destination marketing and the elements that combine to create an integrated destination marketing system. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

RECR 213 – 3 Credits
Tourism and Serving the International Visitor-GL

Examines the benefits, needs, and expectations of visitors from outside the U.S.A; covers the skills needed to provide services to culturally diverse groups and individuals and the methods utilized for adapting experiences to these persons' unique needs. This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction. NOTE: Same as HRMT 213. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RECR 210/HRMT 210, concurrent enrollment, or written permission from instructor required

RECR 231 – 3 Credits
Professional Foundations of Leisure Services

Presents the history of the recreation, parks, and tourism movement, philosophical foundations, professional issues, and problem-solving methods. Detailed problem-solving techniques are explored. This course is the capstone course for the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism program. The final thesis paper will serve as a measure of curriculum program outcomes. This course requires one field trip to a professional recreation and parks organization. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

RECR 236 – 3 Credits
Therapeutic Recreation Services

Discusses the recreation experience as a rehabilitative/habilitative agent in the treatment of the ill and disabled in both institutional and community settings; presents an overview of therapeutic recreation services; encourages student involvement in specific program activities. Required in the Therapeutic Recreation option. This course requires service learning hours. 3 lecture hours per week. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or successful completion of RECR 146

RECR 241 – 3 Credits
Leisure and Aging

Introduces the social, emotional, and leisure lifestyles of an aging population; explores the aging experience of people from well seniors with a purpose to the frail elderly; includes the impact of aging on leisure lifestyles, the demographics of aging, memory and aging, programming trends, community resources and the Senior Boom. Discusses program selection, appropriate therapeutic recreation techniques, senior care needs, and housing needs. Includes a one-hour per week lab. 3 lecture hours and 1 laboratory hour per week. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: RECR 101/SSCI 101 or written permission from program coordinator required

RECR 243 – 3 Credits
Women and Leisure

RECR 246 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Natural and Historical Interpretation

Introduces concepts of environmental and historical interpretation through a practical approach; covers audio-visual techniques, computer assisted learning, nature trail development, leadership of nature oriented activities, and actual field identification practice. Includes eight off-site field trips. 3 lecture hours per week. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

RECR 251 – 3 Credits
Resource-Based Recreation: Issues and Concepts

Presents an overview of the nature and scope of outdoor resource-based recreation, natural resources, and environmental concerns. Students are introduced to national environmental issues and federal and state legislation dealing with parks and natural resources, to outdoor planning and development concepts, and to camp administration and supervision. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

RECR 252 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Commercial Recreation Enterprises

Introduces the field of commercial and private recreation; emphasizes travel and tourism, private enterprises, and techniques of program, facility, personnel, and financial management. 3 lecture hours per week. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

RECR 260 – 3 Credits
Aquatic Programs Overview

Presents an overview of the programs available in pool, beach, and aquatic services delivery. Students experience the various activities that occur in these venues as they develop skills in organizing and administering program content in these unique facilities. NOTE: Same as PEAQ 260. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: Swimming proficiency demonstration required

RECR 261 – 3 Credits
Aquatic Facility Management

Explores the organization and management of indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities. The course presents in-depth information on facility design, mechanical characteristics, facility maintenance, staffing, characteristics of patrons, risk management, emergency action plans, and facility policies and procedures. Practical information in order to minimize risks and increase efficiency in managing an aquatic facility is provided. NOTE: Same as PEAQ 261. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: PEAQ 115

RECR 262 – 3 Credits
Public Beach Management

Explores the recreational management of natural-based beach and shore environments. The course presents in-depth information on environmental characteristics and hazards; beach safety and maintenance; staff hiring; training, and certification; characteristics of visitors; risk management; emergency action plans; and administrative policies and procedures. Practical information is provided to minimize risks and increase enjoyment of beaches and shore environments. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: PEAQ114

RECR 268 – 3 Credits
Professional Job Skills and Field Experience Practicum

RECR 273 – 1 TO 6 Credits
Directed Field Experience I and II

Provides students valuable practical experience through work in organized recreation, park, and tourism programs under professional supervision. Includes pre-field work conferences before students are assigned to an agency; provides college supervision through periodic visitation, seminar sessions, and weekly and summary reports. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.