SRJC Course Outlines

6/4/2023 7:43:42 AMNRM 64 Course Outline as of Fall 2012

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  NRM 64Title:  PARK PRACTICES  
Full Title:  Park Practices
Last Reviewed:2/22/1994

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled6.0017 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total140.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FOR 64

Catalog Description:
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Applied park practices relating to the operations of campgroups and other types of recreational facilities.  Internship within a park organization.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Applied park practices relating to the operations of campgrounds and other types of recreational facilities. Internship within a park organization.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will:
1.  Understand and explain the budgeting, public contact, and
   visitor protection and safety functions of a public recreation
2.  Prepare and demonstrate through performance a recreation
   interpretive project of twenty minutes duration (camp fire
   talk/trail walk).
3.  Demonstrate proper supervisory skills of youth conservation
4.  Inventory the natural resources of an area and synthesize them
   in the design of a recreation facility.
5.  Successfully complete an 80 hour internship with an outdoor
   recreation agency.
6.  Demonstrate proper forest tool maintenance, safety and operation.

Topics and Scope
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   I.  Elements in the Operation of Public Outdoor Recreation Facilities
      A.  Administrative and Budgetary
      B.  Maintenance and Design
      C.  Public Contact and Visitor Satisfaction
      D.  Visitor Protection and Safety
      E.  Resource Protection
 II.  Administrative and Budgetary Functions
      A.  Analysis of Financial Needs and Budget Form Preparation
      B.  Fee Collection and Accounting
      C.  Purchasing and Timesheet Procedures
      D.  Crew Foreman Supervisory Skills
III.  Maintenance and Design
      A.  Maintenance Scheduling of Campground, Restroom and Other
          Recreation Facilities
      B.  Maintenance Tools, Equipment and Repair Techniques
      C.  Environmental Considerations in Recreation Area Design
          and Layout
 IV.  Public Contact and Visitor Satisfaction
      A.  Campground Kiosk Operation
      B.  Development of Visitor Survey Questionnaires
      C.  Environmental Interpretation and Program Presentations
  V.  Visitor Protection and Safety
      A.  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid Certification
      B.  Search and Rescue Techniques
      C.  Law Enforcement Consideration in Recreation Area Operation
 VI.  Resource Protection
      A.  Wildland Fire Control - Tools, Methods, Techniques
      B.  Trail Maintenance
      C.  Removal of Natural Hazards
VIII.  Outdoor Recreation Area Internship
      A.  Agency Agreement and Documentation of Skills to be
      B.  Job Description, Work Schedule and Timesheet Preparation
      C.  Schedule of On-site Visitations and Meetings

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Students Will be Required to Complete:
1.  Reading assignments that will average fifteen pages per week.
2.  Twenty minute oral presentation of interpretation project.
3.  Twenty four hours of fire control field training.
4.  Eighty hour internship with a park and recreation agency.
5.  Written Assignments during the semester as scheduled by the
6.  Field demonstrations and written exam on equipment, maintenance,
   operation and safety.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 10%
Field work, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 40%
Class performances, Field work, INTERNSHIP
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, SHORT ESSAY QUESTIONS
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"National Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual"
"Yosemite National Park Environmental Workbook"
U.S. Forest Service, "Chainsaw and Fire Tool Maintenance and Operation

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