Recreation and Parks (RPK) at New River Community College


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RPK 90 - Coordinated Internship
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. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 100 - Introduction to Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies
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 commercial, non-profit and public sectors, Armed Forces, therapeutic recreation as well as volunteer service.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 100 Detailed Outline
RPK 105 - Trail Planning and Design
Introduces trail planning concepts including location assessment, planning, documenting and diagramming the trail. Covers basic elements of the layout and initial design of the trail. Presents the basic concepts of planning trailheads and river access areas and project marketing.
Lecture 2 hours per week. 2 credits.
2 credits
RPK 105 Detailed Outline
RPK 120 - Outdoor Recreation
Includes history and philosophy of conservation, preservation, and the development of outdoor recreation in the United States. Emphasizes development of practical skills in planning, instructing, and managing outdoor recreation programs and facilities, including youth resident camps, R.V. campgrounds, as well as resources in the urban setting.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 125 - Resource Interpretation and Education
Includes overview of the history of the outdoor education movement. Concentrates on the basic knowledge and skills necessary to design, implement and present interpretive programs and develop outdoor educational tools. Includes design and construction of interpretive displays using varied materials and forms of presentation media (print, audio-visual, and computer software). Students will be required to create and present an interpretive program or outdoors education instruction tool. Prerequisite: ENG 111 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in a SPD course.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 135 - Program Planning
Includes 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 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 135 Detailed Outline
RPK 146 - Recreation Facilities Management & Design
Introduces concepts of facilities planning, site analysis, planning and zoning strategies, landscape design. Emphasizes the creation and maintenance of "people-space". Presents issues regarding community development, needs assessment, facility planning and design, geographic use patterns and demographics. Includes field experience. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 190 - Coordinated Internship
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. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 201 - Recreation and Parks Management
Examines organization and management of recreation and park agencies. Discusses theories and principles of management, organizational behavior, budget preparation, hiring preparation, hiring practices and personnel management, documentation and presentation. Examines software specific to recreation facility and program management.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 202 - Leisure Studies Practicum
Examines the organization and management of recreation and parks agencies through hands-on experience in an internship placement within a leisure services agency. Develops students' personal and professional needs and interests by working within a professional setting. Prerequisite: RPK 201 and 2.5 GPA.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
3 credits
RPK 290 - Coordinated Internship
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. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits
RPK 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RPK 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits