SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 11:06:44 AMNRM 67 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  NRM 67Title:  REC FACILITY MANAGEMENT  
Full Title:  Recreation Facility Management
Last Reviewed:9/24/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Students learn to evaluate public and private recreational facilities.  Applied park practices relating to the operations of campgrounds and other types of recreational facilities. Through participation in recreational activities, students identify facilities needing repair or redesign or removal. Includes skills and procedures for designing and evaluating low impact camping, day-use facilities, and visitor centers. Recommended physical ability to walk five miles with a 25-pound pack.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students learn to evaluate public and private recreational facilities.  Applied park practices relating to the operations of campgrounds and other types of recreational facilities. Through participation in recreational activities, students identify facilities needing repair or redesign or removal. Includes skills and procedures for designing and evaluating low impact camping, day-use facilities, and visitor centers. Recommended physical ability to walk five miles with a 25-pound pack.
(Grade or P/NP)

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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2012Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Evaluate public and private recreational facilities.  
2.  Apply park practices relating to the operations of campgrounds and other types of recreational
    facilities.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate recreational facilities for the ultimate visitor experience for safety, design currency
    and optimal use of recreation facilities including campgrounds, day-use facilities, and visitor
    centers.
2. Critique the basic principles of camping with application of Leave No Trace principles.
3. Plan, maintain and use equipment for camping in a safe and comfortable manner.
4. Determine those facilities needing an update or repair.
5. Inventory the natural resources of an area and synthesize them in the design of a recreation
    facility.
6. Prepare and demonstrate a camp fire talk or trail walk.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
     A. Recognize the various types of parks and their design factors that make each park unique
    B. Understand the concept of sustainability in relation to recreational facilities
    C. Understand the influencing factors that should be considered when reviewing facility needs
    D. Principles of "leave no trace"  
II. Elements in the Operation of Public Outdoor Recreation Facilities
    A. Administrative and budgetary
         1. Analysis of financial needs and budget form preparation
         2. Fee collection and accounting
         3. Purchasing and timesheet procedures  
          4. Crew foreman supervisory skills
    B. Maintenance and design
         1. Recognize maintenance practices used in parks and explain the impact that maintenance
              has on facility usage and operations
         2. Maintenance scheduling of campground, restroom and other recreation facilities
         3. Maintenance tools, equipment and repair techniques
         4. Environmental considerations in recreation area design and layout
    C. Public contact and visitor satisfaction
         1. Campground kiosk operation
         2. Recognize and apply the various forms of formal and informal needs assessment
         3. Environmental interpretation and program presentations
    D. Visitor protection and safety
         1. Recognize safety practices used in parks
         2. Recognize the role of signage in safety
         3. Understand the systems that should be in place for an emergency response
 
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Reading assignments that will average fifteen pages per week
2. Field work reports: weekly written assignments of 2-4 pages that include evaluations of
    facilities
3. Two to three exams
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Interpretation project with 20-minute oral presentation
2. Demonstration of Leave No Trace principles

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
15 - 15%
Field work reports, including evaluations of facilities
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Interpretation project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Field work, interpretation project presentation, demonstration of Leave No Trace principles
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 30%
Exams include multiple choice, true/false, matching items, and demonstration
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Recreation Facility Management; Design, Development, Operations and Utilization. Mull, Richard and Beggs, Brent and Renneisen, Mick. Human Kinetics. 2009 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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