Course Catalog : Subject Area




Recreation and Parks Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
RPK 100 Introduction to Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Includes history and philosophy of the Recreation and Parks movement. Discusses the theory of leisure and play. Analyzes leisure service delivery systems and career opportunities. Emphasizes the private, commercial, industrial sectors, Armed Forces, and volunteer, as well as the public area. Lecture 3 hours per week.
RPK 135 Program Planning
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Teaches principles of program planning in the recreation setting. Analyzes participants' needs and demands, as well as social, physical, and psychological characteristics. Explains how to organize and lead programs. Includes a leadership practicum. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
RPK 146 Recreation Facilities Management and Design
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides experience in planning and landscaping design for a variety of recreation and park areas and facilities. Emphasizes the planning and design process, and practical field application. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
RPK 201 Recreation and Parks Management
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Examines organization and management of recreation and parks agencies. Discusses management theory, line charts, and personal policies. Explains budget preparation, documentation and presentation. Outlines fiscal policies including pricing theory and marketing strategies. Lecture 3 hours per week.
RPK 265 Risk Management
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent and advanced standing. Discusses the law and liability as they relate to the delivery of leisure services. Teaches practitioners legal principles necessary to analyze programs and facilities with respect to safety, emergency preparedness, and accident reporting protocols. Review hiring procedures, ADA compliance, national (CPSC, ASTM, OSHA) and professional standards (NRPA, ACA), certification and training standards (CPRP, CTRS), supervision and the role of maintenance and insurance. Uses case law and national compliance standards to illustrate legal principles. Lecture 3 hours per week
RPK 290 Coordinated Internship in Recreation and Parks
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
RPK 297 Cooperative Education in Recreation and Parks
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms. Applies to all career-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours.
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