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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2012-2013 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2012-2013 [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.

NOTE: Courses listed in the first/third semester will be scheduled for the fall; second/fourth semester courses will be scheduled for the spring. The student is encouraged to use the curriculum planner to keep track of courses taken and those still needed. In some cases, one or more courses may be taken in a different order than indicated on the planner. However, individual course prerequisites must be observed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites – Some courses require another course be taken beforehand or at the same time. To check if a course has a prerequisite or corequisite, see the course description.


Minimum - 61 credits

First Semester (16)

Second Semester (15)

Third Semester (16)

Fourth Semester (14/15)


1 Minimum mathematics: Intermediate Algebra or Business Mathematics

2 General Psychology or Principles of Sociology recommended

3 Canoeing and Water Safety, River Kayaking highly recommended. Student may also elect to take Physical Wellness to fulfill both Physical Education Electives.

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

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