NVCC 1997-1998 Catalog
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Associate in Applied Science Degree AN

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed with three purposes:

To prepare students for entry level into the field of recreation and parks in both private and public agencies.

To provide those already employed in this field an opportunity to improve and upgrade their skills.

To guide students who wish to transfer to a 4-year institution in Recreation and Parks. The occupational objectives include: recreation leader, assistant recreation supervisor, park ranger, assistant park manager, park manager.

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

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
   MTH120Introduction to Math3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   RPK100Intro. to the Field of Rec. & Parks3
   RPK110Arts Activities in Rec. & Parks3
___Social Science Elective3
___Approved Recreation Elective 1
   ENG112College Composition II 3
   RPK120Outdoor Recreation 3
   RPK136Org. & Mgmt. of Rec. Social & Phys. Act. 3
   RPK200Microcomp. in Pub. Serv. Agencies 3
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1717

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

___Approved Recreation Electives1-3
   RPK135Prog. Plan, Org. & Group Leadership3
   RPK145Hort./Turf Practices in Rec. & Parks3
   RPK165Risk Mgmt. on Rec. in Rec. & Parks3
   RPK201Rec. & Parks Mgmt. I3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication3
___Approved Recreation Electives 3-5
   RPK125Outdoor Ed. & Interp. Serv. 3
   RPK146Fac. & Landscap. Plan. for Rec. & Parks 3
   RPK155Therapeutic Recreation 3
   RPK202Rec. & Parks Mgmt. II 3

Total Credits/Semester16-1815-

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

1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 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.

2 Social science courses may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

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

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