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Foundations of Recreation Management

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Foundations of Recreation Management is designed to introduce students to the expanding field of recreation. The micro certificate provides a foundation in the study of play, recreation, and leisure across the lifespan. Students gain knowledge of the programming and delivery of recreation services and develop communication, group facilitation, management and leadership skills. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Recreation Management are available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Foundations of Recreation Management (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5470N
Total Credits Required
12
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Effective term
Spring 2022
Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Facilitate recreation using the conceptual foundations of play, recreation, and leisure throughout the human lifespan.
  2. Compare and contrast the major factors involved in the delivery of leisure services in nonprofit, commercial, government, and therapeutic sectors.
  3. Analyze safety guidelines and procedures associated with recreational services.
  4. Evaluate career opportunities in the field of recreation and leisure.
  5. Demonstrate the basics of supervision including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and evaluating.
  6. Apply various operational strategies for planning, implementing and evaluating a recreational event or program.
  7. Practice using the theoretical frameworks, skills and attributes characteristic of recreation management.
  8. Demonstrate effective communication skills in diverse public and interpersonal settings.
  9. Explain the differences in effective customer service in the planning and delivery of recreational services in nonprofit, commercial, government, and therapeutic settings.
  10. Discuss ethical and legal principles, protocols, and practice in the delivery of leisure and recreation services.
  11. Interpret budgets related to recreational programs.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

There are additional career opportunities associated with this certificate that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below:
  • First-Line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
  • First-Line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
  • Forest and Conservation Technicians
* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
REC120 Leisure and the Quality of Life SB 3
REC210 Leisure Delivery Systems 3
REC230 Programming of Recreation Services 3
REC250 Recreation Leadership 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
REC120 Leisure and the Quality of Life SB 3
REC230 Programming of Recreation Services 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
REC210 Leisure Delivery Systems 3
REC250 Recreation Leadership 3
Course Area Key
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Foundations of Recreation Management (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=165882).


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