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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2012-2013 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Park and Recreation Management - Park Law Enforcement Option, A.A.S.

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Park and Recreation Management - Park Law Enforcement Option (307C)
Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program prepares students to be multi-skilled park and recreation professional with major course emphasis in law enforcement. Students will take ACT 120 course off site. Skills acquired include: adventure education, recreation leadership, EMS, search and rescue, environmental interpretation, first aid, law enforcement, forest and wildlife management. Professional certifications obtained upon successful completion of minimum competency standards in specific courses include: ACT 120, First Responder, CPR 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 by federal, state, and local government agencies. Employment opportunities include entry-level positions in law enforcement agencies, park rangers, private security firms, naturalists, guides, camp directors, as well as many other positions.

Students who enroll in this program must meet entrance requirements for ACT 120 Training: 1 – No Criminal Record – a complete records check is required; 2 – Students must be of sound mind and successfully complete a psychological evaluation process; 3 – References will be required of all applicants to the program; 4 – Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of enrollment in ACT 120.

Students who have previously received ACT 120 certification and who present appropriate documentation to the Office of Records and Registration, will be awarded 15 credits following the completion of the first 12 credits of the program.

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 - 62 credits

First Semester (14)

Third Semester (17)

Fourth Semester (15)

ACT 120 Certification 15 credits


1 Minimum mathematics requirement is Intermediate Algebra or Business Mathematics.

2 General Psychology or Principles of Sociology recommended.

3 Outdoor Adventure, Canoeing and Water Safety, Physical Fitness, Weight Training are 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, and emergency contact forms to participate in course.

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