Park and Recreation Management - General Option, A.A.S.

This program prepares students to be multi-skilled park and recreation professionals. 

Skills acquired include: adventure education, recreation leadership, EMS, search and rescue, environmental interpretation, first aid, park visitor services, forest and wildlife management. 

Professional certifications obtained upon successful completion of minimum competency standards in specific courses include: First Responder, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Water Rescue and Emergency Response, Ice Rescue and Emergency Response, Advanced Line Systems Rescue, Firefighter Training (S-130), Project Wild, and Project Learning Tree.

Graduates are employed at national and state parks, camps, municipal recreation facilities, and other recreation and resource management areas. Employment opportunities include park managers, rangers, naturalists, guides, camp directors, as well as many other positions.

Program Competencies 

The student/graduate will be able to:

Get hands on outdoor training and earn certifications that qualify you to work after you graduate or transfer to a four-year institution.

View the required courses and curriculum semester-by-semester for Park and Recreation Management - General Option, A.A.S.

Employment Areas

  • National & state parks
  • Camps
  • Municipal recreation facilities
  • Other recreation & resource management areas

Employment Opportunities

  • Park Managers
  • Park Rangers
  • Naturalists
  • Adventure Education & Guides
  • Camp Directors


Cool Features

  • Water rescue training
  • Adventure education
  • Park law enforcement
  • Interpretation
  • Resource management
  • Park & recreation leadership
  • Park administration