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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.

Details

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Recreation Management (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5469
Total Credits Required
35-44
Catalog Year
2019-2020
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 government, commercial, and nonprofit sectors.
  3. Incorporate principles of experiential learning in the design and application of recreation services.
  4. Apply safety guidelines and procedures associated with recreational services.
  5. Analyze career opportunities in the field of recreation and leisure.
  6. Demonstrate the basics of supervision including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and evaluating.
  7. Apply various operational strategies for planning, implementing and evaluating a recreational event or program.
  8. Lead and facilitate diverse groups using the theoretical frameworks, skills and attributes characteristic of recreation management.
  9. Demonstrate effective communication skills in diverse public and interpersonal settings.
  10. Utilize effective customer service in the planning and delivery of recreational services.
  11. Apply ethical and legal principles, protocols, and practice in the delivery of leisure and recreation services.
  12. Critically assess problems and make sound decisions using the theoretical foundation and analytical tools associated with recreation.
  13. Demonstrate the technical skills necessary for the safe participation in recreational activities in a variety of environments.
  14. Develop, manage, and evaluate 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 Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. 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.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

None

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 Critical course Gateway course 3
REC210 Leisure Delivery Systems 3
REC150AB Outdoor Adventure Skills 3
REC155++ or
PED+++
REC155++ or Any physical education activity course(s) Student must choose four (4) different Physical/Recreational Activities courses; students cannot count beginning and intermediate classes on the same activity as two different activities. 2
REC155++ or
PED+++
REC155++ or Any physical education activity course(s) Student must choose four (4) different Physical/Recreational Activities courses; students cannot count beginning and intermediate classes on the same activity as two different activities. 2
CIS105 or
BPC110
Survey of Computer Information Systems or Computer Usage and Applications 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
REC230 or
HRM145
Programming of Recreation Services or Events Management 3
HES154 or
REC240
First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or Wilderness First Responder 3
REC155++ or
PED+++
REC155++ or Any physical education activity course(s) Student must choose four (4) different Physical/Recreational Activities courses; students cannot count beginning and intermediate classes on the same activity as two different activities. 2
MGT101 or
MGT251
Techniques of Supervision or Human Relations in Business 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
REC250 Recreation Leadership 3
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 1–3
REC155++ or
PED+++
REC155++ or Any physical education activity course(s) Student must choose four (4) different Physical/Recreational Activities courses; students cannot count beginning and intermediate classes on the same activity as two different activities. 2
RE Restricted Elective 0–3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Restricted Electives

Students must select 6 - 9 credits from the following list of courses:

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice SB 3
ARH100 Introduction to Art HU 3
COM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication 3
DAH101 Introduction to Dance Through History 3
ENH206 Nature and Environmental Literature HU 3
EXS265 Theory of Coaching (any module) 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
EDU/HUM/STO292 The Art of Storytelling C, HU 3
PAD100 21st Century Public Policy and Service 3
PSY230 Introduction to Statistics 3
SSH111 Sustainable Cities G, HU, SB 3
SWU171 Introduction to Social Welfare H, SB 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 Critical course Gateway course 3
REC155++ or
PED+++
REC155++ or Any physical education activity course(s) Student must choose four (4) different Physical/Recreational Activities courses; students cannot count beginning and intermediate classes on the same activity as two different activities. 2
CIS105 or
BPC110
Survey of Computer Information Systems or Computer Usage and Applications 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
REC150AB Outdoor Adventure Skills 3
REC155++ or
PED+++
REC155++ or Any physical education activity course(s) Student must choose four (4) different Physical/Recreational Activities courses; students cannot count beginning and intermediate classes on the same activity as two different activities. 2

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
REC230 or
HRM145
Programming of Recreation Services or Events Management 3
HES154 or
REC240
First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or Wilderness First Responder 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MGT101 or
MGT251
Techniques of Supervision or Human Relations in Business 3
REC250 Recreation Leadership 3
REC155++ or
PED+++
REC155++ or Any physical education activity course(s) Student must choose four (4) different Physical/Recreational Activities courses; students cannot count beginning and intermediate classes on the same activity as two different activities. 2

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
REC155++ or
PED+++
REC155++ or Any physical education activity course(s) Student must choose four (4) different Physical/Recreational Activities courses; students cannot count beginning and intermediate classes on the same activity as two different activities. 2
RE Restricted Elective 0–3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3
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 1–3

Restricted Electives

Students must select 6 - 9 credits from the following list of courses:

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice SB 3
ARH100 Introduction to Art HU 3
COM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication 3
DAH101 Introduction to Dance Through History 3
ENH206 Nature and Environmental Literature HU 3
EXS265 Theory of Coaching (any module) 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
EDU/HUM/STO292 The Art of Storytelling C, HU 3
PAD100 21st Century Public Policy and Service 3
PSY230 Introduction to Statistics 3
SSH111 Sustainable Cities G, HU, SB 3
SWU171 Introduction to Social Welfare H, SB 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

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

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Recreation Management (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=133590).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.