Associate in Applied Science in Recreation Management

Recreation

Degree Information

Academic Plan Code

3053

Credits

60–68

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Recreation Management is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the recreation field and provides the first half of a four year undergraduate program of study in Recreation Management and/or Leadership. The program focuses on the positive application of play, recreation, and leisure across the life span. Along with required general education courses, the program includes foundational and practical experience in the programming and delivery of recreational services and the development of communication, group facilitation, management, leadership and technical skills.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
12–14
RC BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or
Survey of Computer Information Systems
3
RC REC120 Leisure and the Quality of Life 3
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area. 3
Mathematics Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area 3–5

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
17–19
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading 3
FYC First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area 3
RC COM100 or
COM110
Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication
3
RC REC210 Leisure Delivery Systems 3
RC MGT101 or
MGT126 or
MGT175
Techniques of Supervision or
Customer Service Skills and Strategies or
Business Organization and Management
3
RC REC155++ or
PED+++
REC155++ or
Any Physical Education activity modules
2–4

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
15–17
RC HES154 or
REC240
First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or
Wilderness First Responder
3
RC REC230 or
HRM145
Programming of Recreation Services or
Events Management
3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area 4
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area 3
RC REC155++ or
PED+++
REC155++ or
Any Physical Education activity modules
2–4

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
16–18
RC REC150AB Outdoor Adventure Skills 3
RC REC250 Recreation Leadership 3
RC REC282AA or
REC282AB or
REC282AC
Volunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience or
Volunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience or
Volunteerism for Recreation: A Service Learning Experience
1–3
HUM Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area 3
RE Restricted Elective 6

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirement.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE AIS113 Proposal Writing 3
RE ARH145 History of American Indian Art 3
RE COM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication 3
RE COM281 Communication Activities 1
RE CPD102AS Conflict Resolution 2
RE CPD103BL or
LDR101
Dynamics of Leadership or
Emerging Leaders
2
RE EXS265 Theory of Coaching (any module) 3
RE GBS120 Workplace Communication Skills 3
RE GBS205 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
RE GCU221 Arizona Geography 3
RE HES100 Healthful Living 3
RE HIS105 Arizona History 3
RE HIS106 Southwest History 3
RE HRM110 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 3
RE PSY230 Introduction to Statistics 3

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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