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CCL - Recreation Management

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.
Major Code: 5469
Award: CCL
First Term: 4114
Total Credits: 39-47
Program Last Updated in MCCCD Records: Mar 2nd, 2010
Prerequesites: None
Required Courses: 33-41 credits
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) 3
COM100 Introduction to Human Communications (3)OR
COM110 Interpersonal Communication (3) 3
HES154 First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(3) OR
REC240 Wilderness First Responder (3) 3
MGT101 Techniques of Supervision (3) OR
MGT126 Customer Service Skills and Strategies (3) OR
MGT175 Business Organization and Management (3) 3
REC120 Leisure and the Quality of Life 3
REC150AB Outdoor Adventure Skills 3
REC210 Leisure Delivery Systems 3
REC230 Programming of Recreation Services (3) OR
HRM145 Events Management (3) 3
REC250 Recreation Leadership 3
REC282AA Volunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience (1)
REC282AB Volunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience (2)
REC282AC Volunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience (3) 1-3
REC296WA Cooperative Education (1) OR
REC296WB Cooperative Education (2) OR
REC296WC Cooperative Education (3) OR
REC298AA Special Projects (1) OR
REC298AB Special Projects (2) OR
REC298AC Special Projects (3) 1-3
Physical/Recreational Activities 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: 6 credits
AIS113 Proposal Writing 3
ARH145 History of American Indian Art 3
COM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication 3
COM281 Communication Activities 1
CPD102AS Conflict Resolution 2
CPD103BL Dynamics of Leadership (2) OR
LDR101 Emerging Leaders I (2) 2
EXS265++ Theory of Coaching 3
GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills 3
GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
GCU221 Arizona Geography 3
HES100 Healthful Living 3
HIS105 Arizona History 3
HIS106 Southwest History 3
HRM110 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 3
PSY230 Introduction to Statistics 3
Free Electives: None
General Education Requirement: None
General Education Core: None
First Year Composition: None
Oral Communication: None
Critical Reading: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed Credits: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
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. 13 Perform work-related duties in a recreational setting in a responsible and professional manner. (REC296WA, REC296WB, REC296WC)
  14. Demonstrate the technical skills necessary to participate safely in recreational activities in a variety of environments. (PED+++++, REC155++)
  15. Demonstrate the ability to do research and complete an independent study project related to recreation and leisure. (REC298AA, REC298AB, REC298AC)
  16. Explain and utilize effective customer service attitudes and skills in the planning and delivery of recreational services. (MGT101, MGT126, MGT175)