2011-2012 CCBC College Catalog

Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Statewide Program

General Education Requirements: 

Credits

____SPCM 101

Fundamentals of Communication

3

____ENGL 101

College Composition I

3

____HLTH 101

Health and Wellness

3

____PSYC 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

____SSCI/RECR 101

Leisure in Society (Diversity Course)

3

General Education Electives: 
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses. One of the 3-credit General Education courses must be a Diversity course.)

 ____Biological and Physical Sciences

3

 ____Mathematics

3

Total General Education:

21

Program Requirements: 
 

____RECR 106

Leadership: Theory and Practice

3

____RECR 146

Leisure Services for Persons with Disabilities

3

____RECR 171

Professional Job Search Skills and Techniques

1

____RECR 206

Program Planning for Leisure Services

3

____RECR 231

Professional Foundations of Leisure Services

3

____RECR 251

Resource-Based Recreation: Issues and Concepts

3

____RECR 273

Directed Field Experience

6

____CSIT

(course at ability level)

3

____ENGL 102

College Composition II

3

____SOCL 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

____PEFT

PEFT Course of Choice

3

Directed Program Electives (see Specialty and Activity Electives)

10

Total Credits Required for Degree:

65*

Specialty Electives: 
(Select a minimum of 5 credits from the following courses)
 

____POLS 105

State and Local Government and Politics

3

____RECR 151

Financial Management of Leisure Resources

2

____RECR 210 Travel, Leisure, and the Tourism Industry

3

____RECR 236

Therapeutic Recreation Services

3

____RECR 241

Leisure and Aging

3

____RECR 242

Women and Leisure

2

____RECR 246

Introduction to Natural and Historical Interpretation

3

____RECR 252

Introduction to Commercial Recreation Enterprises

3

____RECR/HRMT 210

Travel, Leisure and the Tourism Industry

3

____MNGT 150

Principles of Marketing

3

____ACCT 100

Practical Accounting/Bookkeeping

3

____RECR/PEAQ 260

Aquatic Programs Overview

3

____RECR/PEAQ 261

Aquatic Facility Management

3

____RECR 381 (FSU)
Facilitation Techniques in Recreation and Parks
3
____RECR 388 (FSU) Research Methods in Recreation and Parks

3

____RECR 440 (FSU) Organization & Administration

3

____RECR 443 (FSU) Issues and Legal Liability

3

Activity Electives:
(Select a minimum of 5 credits from the following courses:)
 

____RECR 111

Music and Drama Workshop in Recreation

3

____RECR 116

Recreational Sports Management

3

____RECR 121

Social Activities

2

____RECR 126

Recreational Crafts

3

____RECR 141

Outdoor Leadership I

3

____RECR 142

Outdoor Leadership II

3 or

____RECR 390 (FSU)

Outdoor Adventures

3

____RECR 155

American Recreational Dance: Ballroom, Country, Folk, and Square

2

____RECR 156

Fitness Programs, Concepts and Facilities

3

____Elective

PEAQ Course of Choice

2

____RECR 384 (FSU)

Special Events Management

3

 

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 66 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.


Program Description: 

Graduates of this program should expect to find employment as program leaders or specialists, supervisors or directors, activity therapists, recreation therapists, outdoor coordinators, park rangers and conservation aides in the field of parks, public recreation, commercial and private recreation, military recreation, therapeutic recreation, outdoor recreation, camping, correctional recreation, voluntary recreation, employee recreation and the tourism industry.

Students planning to transfer to the Frostburg State University Bachelor of Science degree should meet every semester with both the CCBC and FSU program coordinators before registering.

Except for RECR 101 and RECR 242, most RECR courses are offered in alternate semesters only. Students should consult with the program coordinator for exact course offerings.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. apply positive leisure knowledge, skills, and abilities to balance life and career experiences;
  2. apply group dynamics and processes and the ability to synthesize various leadership techniques and strategies to enhance the individual's recreative experiences;
  3. assess, plan, implement, and evaluate leisure activities in three or more programmatic areas;
  4. utilize the tools of effective oral and written communication, including public speaking skills, professional and scholarly report preparation, and computer literacy, e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, slide show presentations, and specialized computerized programs related to leisure services; and
  5. promote, advocate, interpret, and articulate the concerns of leisure service systems for diverse populations and services.

 

Program Coordinator:

CCBC Catonsville
Dr. Willa J. Brooks
443-840-4174 or wbrooks@ccbcmd.edu

 

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