Red Rocks Community College

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Outdoor Recreation Leadership Certificate

By completing the Outdoor Recreation Leadership Certificate Program, you will have a well rounded outdoor education experience and a high degree of training specific to employment within the outdoor industry. Types of organizations that may employ graduates include ski areas, flyfishing guide services, summer adventure camps, community nature centers and outdoor programs, whitewater river outfitters, outdoor equipment purveyors, and companies employing wilderness guides. In addition to field-based experiential learning of basic technical skills, you will be prepared to be a future outdoor trip leader by examining and developing the interpersonal skills needed for positions in outdoor leadership.

In order to complete the Outdoor Recreation Leadership Certificate, you must complete the following 20 credits plus at least one (1) area of emphasis in either: Winter Skills Specialist, Water-based Skills Specialist, Mountaineering Skills Specialist, or Outdoor Recreation Generalist.

Required Courses for the Outdoor Recreation Leadership Certificate

Credits

PER 160

Wilderness Ethics

3

PED 162

Map and Compass (GPS)

3

PED 165

Wilderness Survival Skills

3

PER 128

Introduction to Recreation

2

PER 252

Principles of Outdoor Recreation

3

PER 253

Outdoor Leadership

2

HPR 125

Outdoor Emergency Care and CPR

4

 

or HWE 129 Wilderness First Responder

 

Total Required Credits

20

 

In addition to the courses above, you must complete at least one area of emphasis:

 

Emphasis in:
Winter Skills Specialist (Total Credits 27)

 

Select 7 credits from the following courses:

 

PED 157

Basic Mountaineering

3

PER 152

Avalanche Safety Level I

1

PED 166

Winter Wilderness Survival Skills

1

PER 168

Outdoor Equipment and Facilities

2

PED 132

Snowshoeing

1

PED 131

Nordic Skiing

2

PED 138

Introduction to Winter Sports

1

PED 156

Snow and Glacier Climbing

3

PED 280

Internship

3

Emphasis in:
Water-based Skills Specialist (Total Credits 27)

 

Select 7 credits from the following courses:

 

PER 150

Water Safety Instructor

3

PED 128

Basic Sailing

1

PED 129

Scuba Diving

1

PER 151

Lifeguard Training

2

PER 153

Whitewater Rafting Guide

2

PED 207

Intermediate Whitewater Canoeing

1

PED 237

Paddle Sports

2

PED 280

Internship

3

Emphasis in:
Mountaineering Skills Specialist (Total Credits 30)

 

Select 10 credits from the following courses:

 

PED 150

Rock Climbing I

2

PED 151

Rock Climbing II

2

PED 154

Backpacking

2

PED 155

Outdoor Expedition

3

PED 156

Snow and Glacier Climbing

3

PED 157

Basic Mountaineering

3

PED 159

Colorado’s Fourteeners

2

PED 166

Winter Wilderness Survival Skills

2

PED 280

Internship

3

Emphasis in:
Outdoor Recreation Generalist (Total Credits 32)

 

You can design your own course of study by choosing at least four credits from each of the three programs of emphasis above, 12 credits in addition to the required Outdoor Recreation Leadership Certificate courses. Students completing this program emphasis can expect a well-rounded outdoor recreation experience and training in various aspects of outdoor recreation and leadership competencies.

 

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Academic Catalog

Welcome to Red Rocks Community College (RRCC)

Academic Calendar Fall 2012 – Summer 2013

Welcome From the President

About Red Rocks Community College

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Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration

Anthropology

Applied Technology

Art

Auto Collision Repair

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Biology

Business

Carpentry

Chemistry

Communication

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Construction Management and Technology

Cosmetology

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Early Childhood Education

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Elementary Education

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English

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Foreign Languages

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Mathematics

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Medical Office Technology

Multimedia Graphic Design

Nursing

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Park Ranger Technology

Philosophy

Phlebotomy

Photography

Physical Education-Outdoor Education

Physician Assistant

Physics

Plumbing

Political Science

Power Equipment and Sport Vehicle Technology

Precision Machining Technology

Process Technology – Energy Operations

Psychology

Radiologic Technology

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RN Refresher

Secondary Education

Sociology

Sonography

Speech and Communication

Teacher Education

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Water Quality Management Technology

Welding

Wind Energy Technology

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Course Descriptions

AAA – Academic Achievement Courses

ACC – Accounting Courses

ACT – Automotive Collision Technology Courses

AEC – Architecture, Engineering and Construction Courses

ANT – Anthropology Courses

ARA – Arabic Courses

ARM – Military Science Courses (U.S. Army ROTC)

ART – Art Courses

ASE – Automotive Service Technology Courses

ASL – American Sign Language Courses

AST – Astronomy Courses

AUT - Auto Motorsports Technology Courses

BIO – Biology Courses

BTE– Business Technology Courses

BUS – Business Courses

CAD – Computer-Aided Drafting Courses

CAR – Carpentry Courses

CHE – Chemistry Courses

CIS – Computer Information Systems Courses

CMD – Communication Disorders Courses

CNG – Computer Networking Courses

COM – Communication Courses

CON – Construction Technology Courses

COS – Cosmetology Courses

CRJ – Criminal Justice Courses

CSC – Computer Science Courses

CUA – Culinary Arts Courses

CWB – Computer Web Courses

DAN – Dance Courses

DEA - Dental Assisting Courses

DMS – Diagnostic Medical Sonography Courses

DPM – Diesel Courses

ECE – Early Childhood Education Courses

ECO – Economics Courses

EDU – Education Courses

EGT – Engineering Graphics Technology Courses

EIC – Electricity Industrial/Commercial/Residential Courses

EMP – Emergency Management and Planning Courses

EMS – Emergency Medical Services Courses

ENG – English Courses

ENT – Engineering Technology Courses

ENV – Environmental Science Courses

ENY – Energy Technology Courses

ESL – English as a Second Language Courses

EST – Esthetician Courses

FIW – Fine Woodworking Courses

FRE – French Courses

FST – Fire Science Technology Courses

GED – General Education Courses

GEO – Geography Courses

GER – German Courses

GEY – Geology Courses

GIS – Geographic Information Systems Courses

HEM – Heavy Equipment Mechanics Courses

HHP – Holistic Health Professional Courses

HIS – History Courses

HPR – Health Professional Courses

HUM – Humanities Courses

HVA – Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Courses

HWE – Health and Wellness Courses

IND – Interior Design Courses

IMA – Industrial Maintenance Technology Courses

ITA – Italian Courses

JOU – Journalism Courses

JPN – Japanese Courses

LEA – Law Enforcement Academy Courses

LIT – Literature Courses

MAC – Machining Courses

MAN – Management Courses

MAR – Marketing Courses

MAT – Mathematics Courses

MET – Meteorology Courses

MGD – Multimedia Graphic Design Courses

MIL – Milwright Courses

MOT – Medical Office Technology Courses

MUS – Music Courses

NAT – Nail Technician Courses

NRE – Natural Resources Courses

NUA – Nurse Aide Courses

NUR – Nursing Courses

OSH – Occupational Safety Technician Courses

PAP – Physician Assistant Program Courses

PED – Physical Education Courses

PER – Physical Education and Recreation Courses

PHI – Philosophy Courses

PHO – Photography Courses

PHY – Physics Courses

PLU – Plumbing Courses

POS – Political Science Courses

PPT – Power Plant Technology Courses

PRA – Park Ranger Courses

PRO – Process Technology Courses

PSY – Psychology Courses

REA – Reading Courses

REE – Real Estate Courses

RTE – Radiologic Technology Courses

RUS – Russian Courses

SBM – Small Business Management Courses

SCI – Science Courses

SOC – Sociology Courses

SPA – Spanish Courses

SVT – Sport Vehicle Technology Courses

TEC – Technical Courses

THE – Theatre Arts Courses

WEL – Welding Courses

WQM – Water Quality Management Technology Courses

WTG Wind Turbine Generation Courses

WTG 100 Introduction to Wind Industry

Guide To Catalog Terms

Staff & Faculty Directory

Index