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Parks and Recreation Management

Careers in parks and recreation focus on the services provided in national parks, theme parks, fitness centers, and other environmental and recreational facilities, often with the opportunity to work outdoors. Sure, some jobs will have you spending a lot of time outdoors, and maybe even hiking through the woods. But other positions are indoors, working from a desk and organizing community programs for a town or city that employs you.

Once You Complete the Program

Transfer your credits to a four-year Bachelor's Degree program at IRSC or a university. Graduates may pursue a career conducting recreation activities with groups in public, private or volunteer sectors or plan, develop and conduct programs to inform the public of historical, natural and scientific features of national, state or local parks.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Parks and Recreation Management

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Parks and Recreation Management A.A.

Complete your first two years of college at IRSC, and you’re guaranteed the right to transfer as a junior to a Bachelor’s Degree program at a Florida public university—or continue in a Bachelor’s Degree program at IRSC.

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