Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:   Campus is Closed. All in-person activities and events are postponed. In-person and hybrid courses have been moved online. Online/distance classes continue as scheduled. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for any additional class information.

Recreation Management

The Recreation Management program prepares students for entry-level employment opportunities in several areas including the following:

  • Government entities and programs, such as the federal government, national parks, military entities, state parks/fairs, fish and game, county and municipal functions, city parks and recreation programs.
  • Commercial/for profit sector, such as amusement parks, sporting stadiums/facilities, resorts activities, cruise activities, golf courses and resorts management, recreational outfitters, etc.
  • Non-profit/volunteerism sector, such as YMCA, Boys and Girls clubs, Habitat for Humanity, nonprofit management, and summer camps.
  • Therapeutic/Adaptive, such as Special Olympics, hospital positions, equestrian centers, etc.
  • Collegiate programs, such as intramural programs, recreational facilities, sports clubs, and athletics.

Program Codes

3053 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Recreation Management
5469 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Recreation Management

Experiential Learning Opportunities

SCC’s Recreation program provides numerous opportunities. For those looking for an outdoor adventure we offer various one credit outdoor activity classes: cross country skiing, rowing, kayaking, white water rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, canyoneering, caving, outdoor survival, outdoor cooking, and cycling. These classes require a basic level of fitness. There is an additional travel/activity cost ranging from $35 to $575 depending upon the activity. Each class has a one-time orientation meeting on campus and then the trip. Transportation, some food, and equipment is provided. Anyone from the community can register for our outdoor adventure classes; you do not need to be enrolled in our Recreation Management Program! SCC students — check out our Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC).

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.


Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.