2020-2021 Catalog 
  
    Aug 15, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Outdoor Recreation (CSC)


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CIP 31.0301
Degree: Career Studies Certificate
Program Code: 221-460-35
Program Length: 1 year - 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 29

Visit the Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Website.

Program Advisor
Michael Brown
276.964.7703
Davis Hall Room 238

Purpose: Outdoor recreation activities are available in most areas, and visiting state and national parks is popular regardless of the state of the economy. State, national and other park services employ many employees in various types and classifications of jobs. At the heart of outdoor recreation activities, an integrated trail system and waterway infrastructure is necessary for adventure tourism and outdoor recreation activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, and ATV riding. This curriculum provides an add-on credential for those interested into getting into the outdoor recreation or parks andrecreation industries.

Occupational Objectives:

  • Recreation Coordinator
  • Facilities Coordinator
  • Outdoor Recreation Planner
  • Guest Relations
  • Events Coordinator
  • Camp Counselor
  • Path/Trail Technician
  • Park Maintenance Worker
  • Maintenance Crew Leader
  • Education Specialist/Interpreter

Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the College.

Program Requirements: The outdoor recreation program is designed to provide students with an introduction to the outdoor recreation industry. Additional courses will focus on the outdoor recreation topic of interest to the students. The elective courses will be selected from the approved list and an approved course plan is suggested before the student enrolls in the courses. The elective courses may focus on the student’s area of interest including parks and recreation, adventure tourism, and trail maintenance and design.

The curriculum will be taught in a contextualized and experiential learning format. To foster a green initiative, the curriculum will be developed around the use of a tablet, digital texts, pdfs, online videos, an online course management system and other cutting-edge instructional technology.

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 10
  • Lab Hours: 10
  • Course Credits: 14

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 10
  • Lab Hours: 12
  • Course Credits: 14

Total Minimum Credits: 28


*Or Division Approval

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