Recreation Management
Course Descriptions

ACCT 263
This course is designed to teach non-accounting majors to understand the accounting records of a small business and/or to give them the opportunity to use an accounting software program. Concepts, terminology and principles are introduced at a basic level. Topics include revenue and expense recognition, cash vs. accrual accounting, the accounting cycle and analysis of financial statements and other financial information.

COMC 102
This course expands on the writing skills learned in COMC 101 or ENGL 100 and introduces the art of oral communication. The course presents functional communicative strategies that can be used in any workplace environment. Students gain practical experience through engaging and relevant activities and assignments that centre on gathering and summarizing information to produce successful proposals and reports, designing clear visuals with graphic illustrations, and developing speaking skills appropriate for informal and formal presentations and interviews.

COMC 253
This course explores the inherent relationship between culture, language and communication. The key concepts of study are identity, culture, assumptions and stereotypes, beliefs, value systems, and globalization. From theory to practice, students will investigate the impact of identity and context in intercultural interactions. The focus of this course is to help students develop meaningful strategies to communicate in today’s culturally diverse communities.

COMP 153
This course allows students to develop skills in the operation and applications of professional productivity software for the PC. Students use the four applications of the Microsoft Office 2013 suite: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. The theory component develops a broad and general understanding of current computer technology.

ENGL 100
English 100 focuses on composition for academic purposes and develops a student’s ability to write clearly and effectively. Students also learn the fundamentals of critical thinking, persuasive writing techniques (including rhetorical appeals and devices), scholarly research, and academic reading.

MGMT 204
This course provides an overview of management. It covers theory, process and practice of the four fundamental management skills: Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling, as well as the role of managers in organizations.

MGMT 302
This Human Resource Management course covers planning, recruitment, selection and placement; job analysis, job description and job evaluation; compensation and performance appraisal plans; employee benefit programs; training and education programs and employee rights, labour relations, personnel planning and evaluation.

MGMT 304
This survey course is designed to introduce students to the areas of responsibility of managers of non-profit organizations and is intended to provide a broad overview of the management challenges of the non-profit sector. Topics include scope and function of the non-profit sector; an overview of financial management; human resources management; strategic planning; and marketing functions within the non-profit sector. Specific issues are emphasized, such as accountability, board selection, volunteer management and fundraising.

MKTG 281
To gain an overview of the marketing process as it applies to marketing products and/or services in public, private and not-for-profit organizations. At the end of the course, the students should understand the four P's of marketing: Price, Place, Promotion and Product, and the interrelationships between marketing and overall business practices. This 45-hour course provides an introduction to other more advanced courses in the College of the Rockies Business program.

RECR 100
This course examines the organization and role of leisure, recreation and tourism services in Canada.

RECR 102
This course emphasizes leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services and involves an exploration of leadership and effective practice of theories and concepts. Students examine how Recreation and Leisure Services involve community individuals and groups in community organizations. The different leadership methods in organizations, public groups and service organizations are also examined.

RECR 150
This course introduces students to the program planning cycle and engages them in creating and implementing effective program plans from the initial needs assessment through to the evaluation of program and facilities.

RECR 200
This course explores the history and background of how society has dealt with diverse populations. Students examine the ways in which recreation and physical activity are structured in diverse groups (i.e., those with physical and mental disabilities) and learn to recognize the needs of these groups and individuals.

RECR 210
This course examines the impact of design, programming and operation of recreation areas, facilities and services on users attitudes and behaviours.

RECR 220
This course explores and develops ideas and concepts utilizing a linear or cyclical planning model, and focuses on the details required when planning a special event. Emphasis is placed on the planning of events with research into selecting the right event, event themes, site selection, task and responsibility checklists, organizational committee structures, budgeting and finance, advertising and promotion and event administration.

RECR 231
The work experience provides workplace-based learning opportunities in an industry setting. This allows students to practice the principles and skills learned during classroom study and develop industry competencies. Internships provide the learner with a more direct access to industry employees and managers, building networks and establishing the foundations of one’s career.

RECR 250
This course is a continuation of RECR 150 with a special emphasis on assessing recreation needs, planning, implementing and evaluating programs. It builds upon the foundations of program development established in RECR 150. Students are introduced to needs assessment research methods and develop a research project from start to finish. Development of a questionnaire, administering a questionnaire, evaluation and interpretation of research data and writing a research report are explored.

RECR 260
This course examines methods of obtaining funding and community support through presentations, both oral and written. The focus is on obtaining grants, foundation funding and sponsorship, not on fundraising.

TOUR 240
This course will familiarize students with concepts of risk management and legal liability as they apply to the business of tourism and recreation. The course introduces students to Canadian law and liability issues that may arise for tourism industry professionals and other businesses. Students will also learn about ways to minimize liability exposure.

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