The Sports and Recreation Management Associate Degree is a 61 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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POWERPOINT LEVEL 1 (10103241)

1.00

Introduces learners to the basic concepts of using Microsoft PowerPoint with hands-on, project based activities. Learners will develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to create new presentations, adding and formatting slides, navigating a slide show, inserting images/backgrounds, adding transitions, adding animations and working with charts, WordArt and tables.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Powerpoint 2019

EXCEL LEVEL 1 (10103242)

1.00

Introduces learners to the basic concepts of using Microsoft Excel with hands-on, project based activities. Learners will develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to effectively utilize the functions and features of Microsoft Excel including creating worksheets, entering/editing data, selecting cells/ranges, creating basic charts, formatting entries and creating/modifying basic formulas.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Excel 2019

WORD LEVEL 1 (10103243)

1.00

Introduces learners to the basic concepts of using Microsoft Word with hands-on, project based activities. Learners will develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to start Word, create a new document, create business letters, flyers, brochures, research papers, resumes, work with SmartArt, apply basic formatting and more.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Word 2019

MARKETING PRINCIPLES (10104172)

3.00

Introduces an understanding of basic marketing fundamentals. The learner will explore consumer demographics, lifestyles and decision making; evaluate product distribution; promotions and price planning. The learner will create a Strategic Marketing Plan combining the components listed and develop a presentation.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • CLEP® Principles of Marketing

EXPLORING LEISURE & RECREATION (10109100)

3.00

ntroduces the foundations of leisure and recreation and to the broad spectrum of the recreation industry. Learners will have the opportunity to explore career options in the recreation industry. They will delve into operational perspectives of a variety of recreation organizations.

EXPLORING SPORTS MANAGEMENT (10109118)

2.00

Examines the historical, social and economic aspects of sports and its industry. Learners will explore how sports are managed from youth to the professional levels. Learners will have the opportunity to learn about currently trends, topics and careers within the sports industry.

COLLEGE 101 (10890165)

1.00

Examines proven strategies designed to help learners achieve greater personal, academic, and professional success. Learners will apply personal responsibility thinking and behaviors; self- management, awareness, and motivation strategies; as well as interdependence skills to develop a proactive life plan.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

Learners develop and apply skills in all aspects of the writing process. Through a variety of learning activities and written documents, learners employ rhetorical strategies, plan, organize and revise content, apply critical reading strategies, locate and evaluate information, integrate and document sources, and apply standardized English language conventions.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

MARKETING SERVICES AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE (10104129)

2.00

Explores best practices to strengthen relationships with customers, understand the importance of managing customer expectations, the financial impact of customer service on corporate performance, and how to satisfy the customer's needs and wants through interaction with the customer. The learner maps the customer journey and builds a customer service strategic plan for a business.

MICROSOFT OUTLOOK (10106118)

1.00

Introduces the learner to managing and creating professional business email communication, contacts/groups, appointments, and meeting scheduling within Microsoft Outlook. Learners will further examine and manage the Microsoft Outlook environment for productivity.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Outlook 2016

RISK MANAGEMENT IN RECREATION (10109102)

3.00

Identifies and addresses tort law, negligence, standard of care, and risk mitigation in recreation. Prepares learners to manage legal risks associated with recreational experiences and venues.

RECREATION PROGRAMMING (10109103)

3.00

Gain practical knowledge and experience on the essential elements and design concepts of program planning. Emphasis is placed on student involvement in planning and directing programs for diverse populations in a variety of physical settings.

RECREATION FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (10109104)

3.00

Explores the financial methods and techniques utilized in the recreation industry. Emphasis on sources and methods of financing, forecasting cost and income, budgeting, pricing, grant seeking, sponsorship, fundraising and fiscal management.

ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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MEETING, TRAVEL & EVENT PLANNING (10106107)

2.00

Introduces skills to effectively plan and manage meetings, event pre-planning activities, facilitate meetings and events, produce minutes of meetings, coordinate equipment and facility setup, complete travel arrangements and conduct follow-up activities.

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RECREATION ADMINISTRATION (10109108)

3.00

Prepares learners for entry-level management positions in the leisure services profession. The course is project oriented and will focus on the areas of agency management, human resources, budgeting, risk management and legal issues in leisure services; agency and program evaluation, facility scheduling, and public relations.

FACILITY OPERATIONS (10109109)

3.00

Principles for planning, assessing and evaluating resources, areas and facilities. Topics include scheduling, planning and design, assessing resources, routine and preventative maintenance, care of outdoor and natural areas, and impact on the environment.

OUTDOOR RECREATION (10109113)

3.00

Examines how recreation agencies utilize outdoor recreation within their communities to benefit the local economy and the community’s quality of life. The learner explores a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, trends and programming efforts while establishing an appreciation for nature and its conservation.

PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY (10806112)

3.00

Prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S. and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability.

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (10809196)

3.00

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multiculturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Sociology

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS 1 (10104125)

3.00

Explores the history and development of social media sites, along with emerging social media trends. The learner sets up and measures the elements of a social media campaign. The learner explores best practices for content creation, building a shoppable site, advertising, consumer engagement, and increased follower trust throughout a variety of relevant social media sites for business.

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INCLUSIVE RECREATION (10109106)

2.00

Introduces the concept of inclusion and an understanding of needs and program adaptations relative to recreational pursuits. Topics covered include history, philosophy, purpose, programming, as well as characteristics and needs of individuals with disabilities.

TRENDS AND TOPICS IN RECREATION (10109107)

1.00

Examine the hottest and most important recreation trends and topics. Learners will explore cutting-edge theories and practices and have an opportunity to explore trends in which they have a particular interest.

SPORTS AND RECREATION CAREER PREPARATION & CAPSTONE (10109111)

2.00

Examine specific career options in the sports and recreation career field that are available to them upon graduation. Through the development of a portfolio, resume, and other artifacts, learners will prepare for their career in sports and recreation.

INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP (10809166)

3.00

This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

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PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS (10809199)

3.00

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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