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Catalog 2012-2013 
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recreation, Parks and Tourism (Therapeutic Recreation Option)

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Statewide Program

General Education - 22 Credits

General Education Electives:

(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses .)

  • Mathematics 3 Credits.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 61 min.*

Specialty Electives:

(Select a minimum of 5 credits from the following courses:)

Activity Electives:

(Select 5-6 credits from the following courses:)


*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 62 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this degree option, students will be able to:

  1. apply positive leisure knowledge, skills, and abilities to balance life and career experiences;
  2. apply group dynamics and processes and the ability to synthesize various leadership techniques and strategies to enhance the individual’s recreative experiences;
  3. assess, plan, implement, and evaluate leisure activities in three or more programmatic areas;
  4. utilize the tools of effective oral and written communication, including public speaking skills, professional and scholarly report preparation, and computer literacy, e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, slide show presentations, and specialized computerized programs related to leisure services; and
  5. promote, advocate, interpret, and articulate the concerns of leisure service systems for diverse populations and services.

Program Description:

Graduates of this program should expect to find employment as program leaders or specialists, supervisors or directors, activity therapists, recreation therapists, outdoor coordinators, park rangers and conservation aides in the field of parks, public recreation, commercial and private recreation, military recreation, therapeutic recreation, outdoor recreation, camping, correctional recreation, voluntary recreation, employee recreation and the tourism industry.

Students planning to transfer to the Frostburg State University Bachelor of Science degree should meet every semester with both the CCBC and FSU program coordinators before registering.

Except for RECR 101  and RECR 242 , most RECR courses are offered in alternate semesters only. Students should consult with the program coordinator for exact course offerings.

On-campus Partnership with Frostburg State University: Both program coordinators are located in L-206-A on the CCBC-Catonsville Campus.

Note: Students who already possess an existing degree (2 or 4 year) and would like to complete a B.S. in Recreation and Parks Management should see Dr. Dougherty.

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