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Recreation Management

Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement in Recreation Management prepares students to either obtain middle level positions in the Recreation field or advance from entry level positions in all areas of recreation. Students can also transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Recreation, Hospitality or Tourism Management.

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Recreation Management will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of career opportunities in the Recreation fields and understand the differences between the public, private, nonprofit, therapeutic and commercial settings.
  • Demonstrate and apply learned leadership skills in a team building classroom environment.
  • Apply and practice the skills of event planning for organizing community events.
  • Apply the principals and theories of sports management for municipal, commercial and nonprofit agencies.

Program Requirements

A total of 21 units is required for the certificate. Required core courses (15 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
REC 101 Intro to Recreation Management 3.0
REC 103 Leadership in Recreation Services 3.0
REC 105 Program Planning for Recreation 3.0
REC 107 Recreational Sports Programming 3.0
WEE 149 Work Experience Education: Occupational 1.0 - 8.0 units

Plus a minimum of 6 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ATH 104 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3.0
BUS 102 Marketing 3.0
EMS 102 First Aid & Safety 3.0
REC 109 Outdoor & Adventure Recreation 3.0
SOC 120 Race and Ethnic Relations 3.0
COMM 102 Small Group Communication 3.0

Note: at least 3 units in CWE 149 is required for the certificate.