Resort Recreation Management (RRM)

RRM-110 Wilderness First Responder
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is designed for students who will be working with groups in the backcountry setting as a professional level. Course content will address the issues of long-term patient care, survival skills, and backcountry rescue techniques. Upon successful completion, students will be certified as Wilderness First Responders and in CPR. Lectures are combined with practical applications through a variety of hands-on simulations and activities. This course is highly recommended for guides, trip leaders, camp counselors, hunters, rescue team members, outdoor recreation enthusiasts, and anyone who spends considerable time in the wilderness or other remote settings. Enrollment in this course is restricted to career and technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog).

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RRM-125 Wilderness Ethics Interpretation
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will have two distinct parts. First, the concepts of wilderness ethics such as Leave No Trace and the Wilderness Act will be introduced and discussed. The remainder of the course will be focused on communicating these concepts to audiences in natural resource situations. Communication skills, including environmental and cultural interpretation and multi-media presentation, will be covered through discussion and practice. Enrollment in this course is restricted to career and technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog).

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RRM-140 Leadership Principles
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is an introduction to the principles of leadership and its relationship to management. Emphasis will be on leadership techniques, group dynamics, facilitation styles, problem solving, decision making and communication techniques needed to inspire and influence. Students will apply leadership styles through experiential and group practice. Enrollment in this course is restricted to career and technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog).

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RRM-225 Event Planning and Management
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course identifies the elements of event management and planning. Students will learn about different types of events, venues, step-by-step planning, and the management skills required to communicate with various stakeholders in the process. Enrollment in this course is restricted to career and technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog).

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RRM-230 Leisure and Recreation Programming
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course provides a comprehensive plan for successful programming of services, program leadership, and understanding operational management of program systems in recreation and leisure service organizations. The course provides a systematic plan for students to learn the essentials of successful recreation programming with examples of a variety of activities in community, outdoor, sport, cultural arts, and tourism sectors of the field. Enrollment in this course is restricted to career and technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog).

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RRM-234 Team Dynamics
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is designed to introduce students to the design and application of a challenge course, and to train students in the technical skills required to instruct and sequence various activities on a challenge course. Topics include team building, equipment, individual element description and safety, belay techniques, activity introduction and framing, spotting techniques, instructor awareness, activity variations and introductory processing, inspection, maintenance, emergency procedures, participant screening, accident reporting, and rescue skills.

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RRM-237A Wilderness Backpacking
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course teaches skills and knowledge needed for camping and traveling in a wilderness environment with special attention given to trip leadership. The course focuses on trip leadership, minimum-impact techniques, wilderness navigation, equipment selection, and safety issues.

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RRM-237B Wilderness Survival
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course provides students with basic life-support skills and knowledge to predict and prepare for emergencies encountered in a wilderness environment. Focus is on emergency procedures, life-support skills, signaling, equipment selection, and safety issues.

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RRM-237C Whitewater Guiding
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course develops whitewater guiding skills and competencies through hands-on experience with special attention given to the safety concerns of whitewater rafting. The skill and competencies include trip leadership, risk management, reading whitewater, maneuvering rafts, swift water rescue, and outfitting.

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RRM-237D Mountaineering
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course provides a foundation of mountaineering skills with special attention given to trip leadership. Focus is also on snow and glacier travel, avalanche awareness, winter camping, backcountry travel, rock climbing, minimum-impact techniques, equipment selection, and safety issues.

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RRM-237E Outdoor Programming and Leadership
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course develops the skills and knowledge needed for leading and programming outdoor adventure sports with special attention given to leadership and teaching methods. This course will focus on trip leadership, risk management, teaching methods, group dynamics, communication, activity selection, and methods of programming.

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RRM-237F Outdoor Navigation
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is designed to introduce students to the importance of using a map and compass while working and recreating. It will cover the reading of forest service and topographical maps which include symbols, legends, border information, and contour lines. The course includes the use of magnetic compasses and GPSs in an outdoor environment and functions that plot a course on maps. Supplemental navigation skills are included.

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RRM-237G Avalanche Level I
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week, Lab: 2 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and retrieve a buried person in avalanche country.

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RRM-237H Introduction to Outdoor Cooking
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

The course is designed to teach the basic skills needed to cook meals in an outdoor setting. Students will learn to plan and prepare satisfying and interesting meals using the supplies and equipment needed in an outdoor environment.

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RRM-237J Swift Water Rescue
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is designed to give students basic paddle and swift water rescue skills. The course teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and rescue techniques for paddlers in distress. Emphasis is placed both on personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills. Techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as strainers, rescue vest applications, entrapments, and pins are also practiced. Scenarios will provide an opportunity for participants to practice their skills both individually and within a team/group context. Students will receive an American Canoe Association Level 4 Swift Water certificate.

Recommended Prerequisites: PE-237C or RRM-237C

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RRM-250 Risk Management in the Resort Industry
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course helps students appreciate and understand both the needs and techniques for identifying and managing risks to employees, guests, and property in the resort industry. This course focuses on identification and control of risk, incident investigation, and increasing employee and public awareness of potential risk.

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RRM-290 Resort Recreation Management Internship
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall and Spring Only, All Years

This course provides supervised training in program skills through on-the-job experience in a program-related site. This course provides practical application of skills learned as a part of the learning process. It involves 135 hours of on-site training. It is a required course in the Resort/Recreation Management program and is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

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