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- two year diploma
- starts in September


In this two-year diploma, the emphasis is on working with people through community recreation agencies and businesses. Besides management and administration courses, students take several recreation area and facility operations courses.

Employment opportunities range from operation or management of recreation areas and facilities, to the general management and supervision of a variety of facilities, such as for a school district, college, municipality, resort or major hotel. Employment opportunities are secure in larger recreation facilities because of the major capital investment involved.

The first year of Recreation and Community Services Management centres on the proper design and operation of parks, ice arenas, swimming pools, golf courses, sports fields and related areas and facilities. The second year focuses on management and administration of these facilities as well as community services administration in the broader context. A graduate might commence employment as a facility operator, then progress into management positions related to recreation facilities.

Upon completion of this diploma, graduates may apply for admission into the second year of the Non-Profit Management diploma and ultimately achieve this diploma and the Bachelor of Administration degree (from Athabasca University) with as little as two additional years of study.




Fees Due August 4, 1999 Nov. 29, 1999
Lectures Begin Sep. 1, 1999 Jan. 4, 2000
Add/Drop Period Sep. 1-9, 1999 Jan. 4-11, 2000
Last day to Withdraw Nov. 17, 1999 March 28, 2000
Last Day of Lectures December 13, 1999 April 20, 2000
No Classes Sep.6, Oct.11, Nov.11 Feb. 21-25, 2000
Field Trips n/a n/a
Practicum Placement n/a n/a
Final Exams Dec. 14-17, 1999 April 24-27, 2000


New students are admitted into the Recreation and Community Services Management program in the Fall term only.

Academic Requirements
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent. Applicants are recommended to have a minimum 65% in English 30 or 33.

Alternate Admission applicants are required to have received a minimum 60th percentile in Reading and 50th percentile on Sentence Skills sections of the Computerized Placement Tests available from the College’s Assessment Centre.


Year I Tuition
Studentsı Association
Books and Supplies

All fees are approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program (the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected) and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated. Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.


Students accepted into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment, volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students should contact the Registrarıs Office.


Upon successful completion of all program requirements and completion of Alberta Best certification, First Aid and CPR, students are awarded a Diploma in Recreation and Community Services Management.


See above.


Athabasca University
Graduates of the Recreation and Community Services Management diploma may continue their studies by applying for admission to the second year of Non-Profit Management. With one additional year of study, students can achieve this diploma program. If they wish, graduates of this program can apply for entry to the Bachelor of Administration degree from Athabasca University. One additional year (10 courses) can lead to this degree.


  1. Students should expect that a minimum of one class each term is offered in the late afternoon or evening. This may interfere with employment opportunities, family obligations, etc. but is necessary to accommodate the schedules of instructors and certain students.
  2. Students are advised that course availability is limited. Failing or withdrawing from courses in a given term may cause serious disruption to the student’s progress through the program. Students enrolling in a course for the first time may have priority over those students repeating the course.
  3. Fieldwork placements may be completed during the Fall, Winter, or Spring terms and may conflict with employment for students. Field work may be combined with suitable summer employment, but most often such assignments are voluntary. Final Fieldwork evaluations must be completed by the end of June.
  4. Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer CPR should be taken when possible and must be in place for graduation. Students are to arrange to take these courses, offered through LCC Division of Continuing Studies, Red Cross or St. John Ambulance. Certification must be current at graduation.

Year I Fall Term Hours/Week Credits
AFO 140 Building Systems Maintenance (3-0) 3
AFO 150 Landscape Development / Maintenance (3-0) 3
AFO 152 Area and Facility Planning (3-0) 3
AFO 155 Field Work I (75 hours) 1
AFO 172 Turf and Landscape Irrigation (3-0) 3
AFO 180 Aquatic Facility Operation / Management (3-0) 3
AFO 184 Ice Arena Operation and Management (3-0) 3
CPU 151 Introduction to Computers (3-0) 3
ENG 156 English (3-0) 3
Total 25 credits

Year I Winter Term Hours/Week Credits
AFO 130 Parks Equipment Operation (0-2) 2
AFO 142 Applied Building Maintenance (3-0) 3
AFO 154 Area and Facility Design and Operation (3-0) 3
AFO 156 Golf Course Specialties (3-0) 3
AFO 160 Pesticide Application (3-1) 4
AFO 165 Field Work II (75 hours) 1
BUS 177 Entrepreneurship (3-0) 3
CPU 251 Computer Applications (3-0) 3
MGT 155 Customer and Team Relations (2-1) 3
Total 25 credits

Year II Fall Term Hours/Week Credits
ENG 256 Advanced Business Writing (3-0) 3
MGT 261 Strategic Planning (3-0) 3
MKT 284 Marketing of Services (3-0) 3
ORG 253 Community Services Delivery (4-0) 4
ORG 256 Community Organizations (3-0) 3
REC 257 Community Recreation (3-0) 3
SPH 160 Presentations and AV Techniques (3-0) 3
STS 151 Social Research Methods (3-0) 3
Total 25 credits

Year II Winter Term Hours/Week Credits
ACC 272 Accounting for Managers (5-0) 5
BUS 298 Human Resources Management (5-0)
MGT 259 Creative Problem Solving (1-2) 3
ORG 160 Volunteer Development (3-0) 3
ORG 254 Public Relations (3-0) 3
ORG 270 Organizational Administration (4-0) 4
REC 255 Activity Planning and Leadership (3-0) 3
Total 25 credits

Year II Spring Term Hours/Week Credits
ORG 298 Field Work III (320 hours) 3
Total 3 credits





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