NVCC 1999-2000 Catalog
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Associate in Applied Science Degree AN  

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry level into the field of recreation and parks in both private and public agencies; provide those already employed in this field an opportunity to improve and upgrade their skills; and guide students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution in Recreation and Parks. Occupational objectives include recreation leader, assistant recreation supervisor, park ranger, assistant park manager, and park manager.

Recommended Preparation: Proficiency in high school English and background in basic arithmetic operations.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
MTH120Introduction to Mathematics3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   RPK100Intro. to the Field of Rec. & Parks3
   RPK110Arts Activities in Rec. & Parks3
___Social Science Elective3
RPKElective 1
   ENG112College Composition II 3
   RPK120Outdoor Recreation 3
   RPK136Org. & Mgt. of Recreational, 
   Social & Physical Activities 3
   RPK200Microcomp. in Pub. Svcs. Agencies 3
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1717

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   RPK135Prog. Plan, Org. & Group Leadership3
   RPK145Hort./Turf Practices in Rec. & Parks3
   RPK165Risk Mgt. on Rec. in Rec. & Parks3
   RPK201Rec. & Parks Mgt. I3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication3
RPKElective 3-5
   RPK125Outdoor Ed. & Interpretive Svcs. 3
   RPK146Fac. & Landscap. Plan. for Rec. & Parks 3
   RPK155Therapeutic Recreation 3
   RPK202Rec. & Parks Mgt. II 3

Total Credits/Semester16-1815-17

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Recreation and Parks = 65-69.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 Students may substitute a higher level math. Consult a faculty advisor to make the appropriate selection.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

4 All courses in the RPK listing in this catalog will be considered approved recreation electives.

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