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.
This degree offers an AAS program which provides a foundation for transferring to a four year college.
Need to work for 30+ years?
The demand for trained recreation and fitness workers is expanding as increasing numbers of people spend more time and money on recreation and leisure services. There are a variety of positions at different levels of responsibility which are needed. They include: recreation leaders, activity specialists/instructors, recreation supervisors, directors of parks & recreation and fitness centers, camp counselors, recreational therapists, fitness/athletic/personal trainers, park rangers, municipal/county/state parks and recreation departments, private resorts/clubs/spas, federal land management agencies, county, state, and federal correctional institutions, non-profit organizations, religious youth and adult organizations, hospitals, military installations, sporting goods manufacturers and trade associations, and travel and tour companies.
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).