certificate is for those who enjoy demanding physical work in an
environment that serves the needs of people. The operation of major
recreation areas and facilities is the primary focus of this training.
It is an ideal program for those who would enjoy a career that includes
the operation and maintenance of ice arenas, curling rinks, athletic
parks, swimming pools, golf courses, resort hotels or public buildings.
of this certificate is that students can begin with a commitment
of one year. They may graduate and find employment or they may continue
their education by seeking admission to the Recreation and Community
Services Management program and achieve that diploma after only
one additional year of study.
Jan. 4, 2000
day to Withdraw
Day of Lectures
are admitted into the Recreation Facility Operations program in
the Fall term only.
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or
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 through the LCC Assessment
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.
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.
completion of all program requirements and completion of Alberta
Best certification, First Aid and CPR, students are awarded a Certificate
in Recreation Facility Operations.
the Recreation Facility Operations certificate may elect to continue
their studies by applying to the second year of the Recreation and
Community Services Management option. With one additional year of
study, students can achieve the diploma which consists largely of
management courses and allows for more flexibility when seeking
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.
are advised that course availability is limited. Failing or withdrawing
from courses in a given term may cause serious disruption to the
students progress through the program. Students enrolling
in a course for the first time may have priority over those students
repeating the course.
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. Fieldwork evaluations must be
completed by the end of June.
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. Johns Ambulance directly. Certification
must be current at graduation.
- Alberta Best
Certification is required for graduation. This qualification is
achieved by attending a seminar available once during the Fall
or Winter terms. It is usually held on a Saturday, a fee of $30
is charged which covers the cost of instruction and certification.
- A variety
of certifications are available to students upon satisfying government
standards through the completion of the coursework in this program
or through passing additional evaluations. Certificates are available
in arena operations, swimming pool operations, building operations,
pesticide applications, etc. These are optional and require payment
of additional fees totalling approximately $200.
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
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