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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]

Environmental Planning
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

Admissions Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. Students must be able to fulfill all Program Technical Standards as outlined in the health sciences admission policy.
  3. Complete minimum admission requirements by specified date at the end June of the admission year.
  4. 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.
  5. All transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office in order for a student to be considered for admission.
  6. 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.
  7. It is the student’s responsibility to review all program materials and stay current with program requirements, policies and procedures.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Clinical Credit
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
14 4 0 16
Spring Semester
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
Summer Semester
TRL 120 Sustainable Trail Construction Techniques 2 4 0 4
TRL 210 Work Crew Leadership and Risk Management 2 0 0 2
4 4 0 6
Fall Semester
EDP 210 Environmental Planning & Land Use 3 0 0 3
EDP 230 Public Planning, Participation, and Community 3 0 0 3
Engagement
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
15 2 0 16
Spring Semester
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
13 8 0 16
TOTAL CREDITS: 68 or 69

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Choose one of the following:

UGETC: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240

Gen Ed: HUM 115, REL 110

Mathematics Elective – Choose one of the following:

MAT 143, MAT 151 or MAT 171
Address

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu