Jul 20, 2024  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2022-2023 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Park and Recreation Management - General Option, A.A.S.

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Park and Recreation Management - General Option (307A)
Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program prepares students to be multi-skilled park and recreation professionals. Skills acquired include: adventure education, recreation leadership, EMS, search and rescue, environmental interpretation, first aid, park visitor services, forest and wildlife management. Professional certifications obtained upon successful completion of minimum competency standards in specific courses include: First Responder, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Water Rescue and Emergency Response, Ice Rescue and Emergency Response, Advanced Line Systems Rescue, Firefighter Training (S-130), Project Wild, and Project Learning Tree.

Graduates are employed at national and state parks, camps, municipal recreation facilities, and other recreation and resource management areas. Employment opportunities include park managers, rangers, naturalists, guides, camp directors, as well as many other positions.

Program Competencies 

The student/graduate will be able to:

  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation for a lesson plan.
  • Implement a planned outdoor adventure program using appropriate leadership techniques.
  • Obtain professional certification (Park Safety and Visitor Services/First Aid and Safety).

Minimum - 61 credits


1 Students are required to sign waiver, assumption of risk, and emergency contact forms to participate in course.

2 Environmental Biology, Biology I, or Environmental Science are highly recommended.

3 Minimum mathematics: Intermediate Algebra or Business Mathematics.

4 General Psychology or Principles of Sociology recommended.

5 Canoeing and Water Safety, River Kayaking recommended.

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