The Sports and Recreation Management (Coming Soon*) Associate Degree is a 63 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

WORD 2016 LEVEL 1 (10103243)

1.00

Introduces learners to basic concepts using the Microsoft Word application through hands-on learning activities. Learners develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to create business letters, brochures, resumes, newsletters and more.

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

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.

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EXPLORING HOSPITALITY AND RECREATION (10109100)

2.00

Introduces new students to the broad spectrum of the leisure services industry. Learners will have the opportunity to explore career options in the hospitality and recreation industries. They will delve into operational perspectives of a variety of organizations.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT (10196188)

3.00

In Project Management, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to design, implement and evaluate formal projects. Each learner will: understand the importance and value of managing projects, assume the role of a project manager, develop a project proposal, use relevant project management software, work with project teams, establish the proper sequence of tasks, chart progress, respond to variation and changes, develop a budget, direct resources and manage a project through its life cycle.

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MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (10804123)

3.00

This course covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuity, apply math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, apply math concepts to the selling process and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

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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

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

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

ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS (10101147)

3.00

Examines the basic accounting principles and procedures for those individuals who will work with accounting information, accountants, and in a business related setting. The learner will identify the accounting cycles, prepaid expenses, accruals, merchandise inventory, uncollectible accounts, and depreciation. The course is not intended as an in-depth study of accounting.

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POWERPOINT 2016 LEVEL 1 (10103241)

1.00

Introduces learners to introductory Microsoft PowerPoint skills including creating a new presentation, adding and formatting slides, navigating a slide show, inserting images and backgrounds, and adding transitions and animations.

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

EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 1 (10103242)

1.00

Introduces learners to introductory topics using Microsoft Excel using real-world activities. Learner topics include entering, editing, and formatting entries; selecting cells and ranges, and creating and modifying basic formulas.

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

CUSTOMER SERVICE (10104103)

2.00

Analyzes approaches and best practices to strengthen relationships with customers, understand the importance of customer service, and how to satisfy the customer's needs and wants through interaction with the customer. The learner prepares tips about best practices to build customer relationships, along with a total customer service strategic plan for a business.

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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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HOSPITALITY AND RECREATIONAL LAW (10109101)

3.00

A preventive approach to the laws and liabilities, as well as responsibilities of owners/operators of hotels, restaurants, travel, and recreational facilities. Reviews precedent-setting court decisions, legal fundamentals, negligence doctrines, civil rights issues and the relationship between providers and the guests/clients.

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.

RISK MANAGEMENT IN RECREATION (10109102)

2.00

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.

EXPLORING TEAM SPORTS IN THE U.S. (10109105)

3.00

Explores athletic teams in the United States, which are usually members of a league that schedules a championship season, although independent teams also can arrange their own contests. This can range from amateur to professional sports where athletic organizations are comprised of talented, expert players hired by club owners.

INCLUSIVE RECREATION (10109106)

3.00

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.

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.

National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

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.

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.

CHALLENGE COURSE PROGRAMMING (10109110)

2.00

Learn basic facilitation and technical skills to manage challenge course programs. Topics include philosophy of adventure-based initiatives, belay techniques, safety procedures, rescues, facilitation skills and methods, and team development.

RECREATION CAREER PREPARATION (10109111)

1.00

Learners will examine specific career options in the 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 recreation. A career in park and recreation means enhancing the quality of life for all people through advancing environmental conservation efforts, social equity, and health and wellness.

INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES (10809172)

3.00

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.

ECONOMICS (10809195)

3.00

This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Principles of Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • CLEP® Principles of Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics

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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