Environmental Planning and Development (A55350)
Associate in Applied Science
This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals and provide skills essential to being successful in outdoor recreational asset design, construction, planning, businesses, and management.
Students will gain an understanding of the principles and develop technical skills in environmental design, outdoor recreation, and management. The course of study provides a background in outdoor assets, design, and policy. Course work is taught through lecture, discussion, and experiential activities/fieldwork. Students will take a common core of classes and select a program major within the program.
Graduates from this program will have a strong background in planning, design, construction, assessment, maintenance, and management of natural recreational systems. Graduates are prepared for employment with non-profits, government agencies, landscaping and outdoor companies, and self-employment.
Trails & Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure is oriented towards hands-on individuals seeking employment with parks and recreation, parks maintenance, landscaping companies, and trail and other outdoor recreation construction. In addition to trail-building, students will be prepared to work for teams, agencies, and companies that design, build, and maintain picnic shelters, information kiosks, river access points, and other recreation sites.
Environmental Planning is designed for students interested in natural resources, recreation, and environmental work more broadly and who would be expected to continue their educations at a four-year institution to qualify for those jobs, such as marine biology, local government, parks management, landscape architecture, and nonprofit management.
Outdoor Economy & Development is a track for those working towards developing their own outdoor recreation and hospitality business. This track consists of business, accounting, marketing, and economics courses, and students will gain experience in managing the enjoyment of natural resources and developing environmental assets and programs safely and profitably.
Core [All students will take the following courses]
|TRL 110 Introduction to Trails, Blueways, & Greenways|
|EPD 111 Intro to Environmental Planning & Development|
|EPD 115 Environmental Planning, Design & Layout or LAR 242 Planning & Environments|
|EPD 180 Planning & Design Project Visualization Techniques or GIS 111 Introduction to GIS|
|TRL 220 Trail Management, Assessment, Permitting & Contracting or EPD 220 Land Use Assessment, Permitting, & Contracting or BUS 148 Survey of Real Estate|
Program Majors [Student select a program major based on individual concentration]
|EPD 200 Environmental Planning and Land Use|
|EPD 230 Public Planning, Participation, and Community Engagement|
|TRL 253 Community Paths & Placemaking or PAD 253 Intro to Urban Planning|
|AGR 160 Plant Science or GEO 130 General Physical Geography|
|Outdoor Economy & Development|
|BUS 110 Introduction to Business|
|BUS 139 Entrepreneurship I|
|MKT 120 Principles of Marketing|
|ODL 284 Principles of Ecotourism or REC 122 Program Administration or ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting|
|Trails & Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure|
|TRL 210 Work Crew Leadership & Risk Management|
|TRL 120 Sustainable Trail Design & Construction or EPD 120 Recreation Structures Construction Techniques or Techniques or LAR 112 Landscape Materials & Methods|
|EPD 125 Parks, Landscape, & Trail Maintenance Techniques or HOR 103 Practical Landscape Skills|
|AGR 160 Plant Science or GEO 130 General Physical Geography|
- Detailed current information for interested applicants is located on the RCC website. Applicants must submit all required documentation by established deadlines detailed on the Emergency Medical Science [EMS] acceptance time line.
- Students must be able to fulfill all Program Technical Standards as outlined in the health sciences admission policy.
- Complete minimum admission requirements by specified date at the end June of the admission year.
- Students must successfully complete the following courses with a “C” or higher for the EMS program: ENG 111, ENG 112, PSY 150, and Humanities/Fine Arts elective.
- All transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office in order for a student to be considered for admission.
- Upon program acceptance, must submit to a background check, drug screening and medical review/screen to include physical examination and immunizations. All fees associated with background check, drug screen and medical review are the responsibility of the student.
- It is the student’s responsibility to review all program materials and stay current with program requirements, policies and procedures.
|BIO 110 Principles of Biology||3||3||0||4|
|ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry||3||0||0||3|
|BUS 110 Introduction to Business||3||0||0||3|
|EPD 111 Introduction to Environmental Planning and Development||2||0||0||3|
|EPD 180 Planning & Design Project Visualization||3||0||0||3|
|ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines||3||0||0||3|
|EPD 115 Environmental Planning, Design and Layout||1||4||0||3|
|MKT 120 Principles of Marketing||3||0||0||3|
|TRL 110 Intro to Trails, Blueways and Greenways||2||0||0||2|
|Math Elective||3||2 or 3||0||3 or 4|
|WBL 111 Work-Based Learning||0||10||0||1|
|12||16 or 17||0||15 or 16|
|TRL 120 Sustainable Trail Construction Techniques||2||4||0||4|
|TRL 210 Work Crew Leadership and Risk Management||2||0||0||2|
|EDP 210 Environmental Planning & Land Use||3||0||0||3|
|EDP 230 Public Planning, Participation, and Community||3||0||0||3|
|TRL 253 Community Paths & Placemaking||3||0||0||3|
|ACC 120 Principles of Accounting||3||2||0||4|
|Social/Behavioral Science Elective||3||0||0||3|
|AGR 160 Plant Science||2||2||0||3|
|BUS 139 Entrepreneurship I||3||0||0||3|
|EPD 125 Parks, Landscape, & Trail Maintenance Techniques||2||4||0||4|
|EPD 220 Land Use Assessment Permitting & Contracting||3||2||0||3|
|Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||3||0||0||3|
|TOTAL CREDITS: 68 or 69|
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Choose one of the following:
Mathematics Elective – Choose one of the following:MAT 143, MAT 151 or MAT 171