NVCC 2005-2006 Catalog


     

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RECREATION AND PARKS
Associate in Applied Science Degree AN

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 Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

MTH

151

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I

3

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

   RPK

100

Intro. to the Field of Rec. & Parks

3

 

   RPK

110

Arts Activities in Rec. & Parks

3

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

   SDV

 

Elective

1

 

 

   ENG

112

College Composition II

 

3

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

   RPK

120

Outdoor Recreation

 

3

 

   RPK

136

Org. & Mgt. of Recreational,

 

 

 

   

 

Social & Physical Activities

 

3

 

   RPK

200

Microcomp. in Pub. Svcs. Agencies

 

3

 

RPK

 

Elective

 

1

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

17

17

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

 

   RPK

135

Prog. Plan, Org. & Group Leadership

3

 

   RPK

145

Hort./Turf Practices in Rec. & Parks

3

 

   RPK

165

Risk Mgt. on Rec. in Rec. & Parks

3

 

   RPK

201

Rec. & Parks Mgt. I

3

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication

3

 

 

   RPK

125

Outdoor Ed. & Interpretive Svcs.

 

3

 

   RPK

146

Fac. & Landscap. Plan. for Rec. & Parks

 

3

 

   RPK

155

Therapeutic Recreation

 

3

 

   RPK

202

Rec. & Parks Mgt. II

 

3

 

RPK

 

Elective

 

3-5

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

18

15-17

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Recreation and Parks = 67-69.

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, 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.

5 Humanities/fine arts elective may be chosen from list on page 38.

 

       
 
       

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