Course Descriptions

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RRM-100

Intro to Hospitality and Tourism

Credit(s): 3

This course provides a general overview of hospitality management. It covers the growth and development, organization and structure, and all of the functional areas of the hospitality industry, including travel and tourism, lodging, food service, and recreation. Included are an explanation of both the management and operational functions of hospitality operations, a discussion of the personal and professional demands of hospitality management, an examination of managing human resources, and an exploration of the future of the industry. Enrollment in this course is restricted to professional-technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog). Lecture: 3 hours per week

RRM-110

Wilderness First Responder

Credit(s): 3

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 professional-technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog). Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 4 hours per week

RRM-120

Natural Resource Conservation & Management

Credit(s): 3

Overview of ethical practices and behavior for anyone utilizing wilderness resources. Topics of study will include low-impact camping and traveling methods, history of environmental and wilderness ethics, and current issues in the outdoor recreation industry. Students will learn guiding principles behind land management decisions and regulations. Enrollment in this course is restricted to professional-technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog). Lecture/Lab: 3 hours per week

RRM-125

Wilderness Ethics & Interpretation

Credit(s): 3

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 professional-technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog). Lecture: 3 hours per week

RRM-130

Terrain Park Management

Credit(s): 2

This course will teach students the proper techniques for building and maintaining terrain park features including documentation and decision-making processes critical to terrain park management. Students will be involved in building and maintaining terrain park features as well as learning about guest services, event planning, risk management and marketing through hands on training. Enrollment in this course is restricted to professional-technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog). Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 2 hours per week

RRM-135

Introduction to Ski Instruction

Credit(s): 1

RRM 135 provides thorough training in all aspects of entry-level ski instruction. It combines indoor theory with outdoor application and will cover topics such as interpersonal communication in the lesson environment, the Skills concept for snow sports, building logical progressions, group management and interaction, movement analysis, and giving feedback and creating change. It also includes on-snow clinics, personal ski/snowboard improvements clinics, and class observation/shadowing. This course is useful for anyone interested in a career in the recreation industry as it provides a front-line look at how to manage the guest experience in a variety of ways and situations. Enrollment in this course is restricted to professional-technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog). Lecture: 8 hours Lab: 16 hours

RRM-140

Leadership Principles

Credit(s): 3

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 professional-technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog). Lecture: 3 hours per week

RRM-220

Resort/Recreation Management Principles

Credit(s): 3

This course is an introduction to the principles of management and their relationship to the overall management of facilities, personnel, and programs. The development of supervisory skills and coaching techniques needed to improve the performance of employees are emphasized. Enrollment in this course is restricted to professional-technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog). Lecture: 3 hours per week

RRM-225

Event Planning and Management

Credit(s): 3

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 professional-technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog). Lecture: 3 hours per week

RRM-230

Leisure and Recreation Programming

Credit(s): 3

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 professional-technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog). Lecture: 3 hours per week

RRM-234

Team Dynamics

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 4 hours per week

RRM-237A

Wilderness Backpacking

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 2 hours per week Activity: Varies

RRM-237B

Wilderness Survival

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 2 hours per week Activity: Varies

RRM-237C

Whitewater Guiding

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 4 hours per week for 13 weeks Activity: Varies

RRM-237D

Mountaineering

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 2 hours per week Activity: Varies

RRM-237E

Outdoor Programming and Leadership

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 2 hours per week Activity: Varies

RRM-237F

Outdoor Navigation

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 4 hours per week

RRM-237G

Avalanche Level I

Credit(s): 1

Students can expect to 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 dig up a buried person in avalanche country. Lecture/Lab: 22.5 hours

RRM-237H

Introduction to Outdoor Cooking

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week

RRM-237J

Swift Water Rescue

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 1 hour per week Lab: 4 hours per week

RRM-250

Risk Management in the Resort Industry

Credit(s): 3

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. Enrollment in this course is restricted to professional-technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog). Lecture: 3 hours per week

RRM-290

Resort Recreation Management Internship

Credit(s): 3

Resort/Recreation Management Internship 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. Enrollment in this course is restricted to professional-technical students who are declared majors in a program for which it is required (see program requirements in current catalog). Internship Site Work Experience: 135 hours