RPTA QUAD CITIES

RPTA-QC Accelerated Degree Track - Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges

Accelerate Your Degree Plans

Complete your education faster, and start your career sooner. The Western Illinois University Department of Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration (RPTA) in the Quad Cities offers a unique program for Scott, Muscatine, and Clinton Community College students so that they can attain their associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in as little as three years. The RPTA-QC/EICCD Accelerated Degree Track prepares you for professional careers in the human services field in a minimal amount of time. You can graduate up to one year sooner than you would following a traditional curriculum path. You can transfer into the RPTA-QC/EICCD Accelerated Degree Track while still at Scott, Muscatine, or Clinton Community College or after you have completed your associate’s degree. The accelerated RPTA-QC major is paired with the accelerated Non-Profit Administration minor to ensure the timely completion of your degree program.

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EICCD/RPTA-QC Three-Year Degree Plan

RPTA Fast track 2FAST-TRACK 2

EICCD/RPTA-QC Fall Entry 16-Month Acceleration

 

RPTA Fast Track 3FAST-TRACK 3

EICCD/RPTA-QC Spring Entry 20-Month Acceleration

 

The RPTA-QC Accelerated Major

An RPTA bachelor’s degree can lead to careers at municipal parks and recreation departments, YMCAs, convention and visitors bureaus, multi-purpose arenas, professional sports organizations, resorts, special events agencies, museums, national parks, nonprofit agencies, and more. The RPTA curriculum provides you with the opportunity for hands-on learning through classroom service projects, fieldwork experiences, and a formal 480-hour internship experience.

 

 

Fast-Track 1

BHC/RPTA-QC Three-Year Degree Plan
Get your associate's degree in two years, and do your bachelor's degree in 12 months!

EICCD - 62 Semester hours | WIU 62 Semester hours | Total - 124 Semester hours in three years for associate's and bachelor's degrees.

Year 1

Fall (13 + 4 = 17 sh)
  • Social Science: PSY 111 (3)
  • ENG 105 (3)
  • Life Science (4)
  • Arts & Humanities/Fine Arts (3)
  • RPTA 199 (1) Fieldwork in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 270 (3) Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations (NPA core)
Spring (15 + 3 = 18 sh)
  • Elective: PSY 121 (3) (NPA Core)
  • ENG 106 (3)
  • SPC 112 (3)
  • Arts & Humanities/Humanities (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • RPTA 376 (3) Perspectives in Outdoor Recreation (RPTA core)
Summer (6 sh)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Year 2

Fall (14 + 3 = 17 sh)
  • MATH 156 (3)
  • Physical Science (4)
  • Social Science/Economics or Political Science (3)
  • Cultural & Historical Perspective/Western Perspective (4)
  • RPTA 235 (3) Programming Principles & Applications in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
Spring (14 + 3 = 17 sh)
  • CSC 110 (3)
  • Arts & Humanities/Literature (3)
  • Cultural & Historical Perspective/International Perspective (3)
  • Elective (5)
  • RPTA 251 (3) Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation (RPTA professional elective)
Summer (4 sh)
  • RPTA 111 (3) Introduction to Leisure Services
  • RPTA 199 (1) Fieldwork in Leisure Services (NPA  core)

Year 3

Fall (16 sh)
  • RPTA 230 (3) Leadership in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 322 (3) Administration of Leisure Services 1 (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 398 (1) Internship Seminar (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 448G (3) Interpretation of Cultural and Environmental Resources (RPTA professional elective)
  • RPTA 467G (3) Special Events Planning and Management (AH Minor)
  • RPTA professional elective (3)
Spring (16 sh)
  • RPTA 323 (3) Administration of Leisure Services II
  • (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 397 (3) Research and Evaluation in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 399 (1) Issues in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 482G (3) Facility Management (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 424G (3) Fund Raising and Volunteerism in Leisure Services (AH Minor)
  • RPTA 428G (3) Youth and Leisure Services or RPTA 430 Principles of Recreational Sports (AH Minor)
  • RPTA 470 (0) American Humanics Management Institute (AH Core)
Summer (13 sh)
  • RPTA 499 (12) Internship in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 490 (1) Independent Study

 

Fast-Track 2

EICCD/RPTA-QC Fall Entry 16-Month Acceleration
Transfer with your associate’s degree* in the fall, and get your bachelor’s degree in 16 months!
WIU - 65 Semester hours | *EICCD - Math 156 (3) required for RPTA major.

Year 1

Fall (17 sh)
  • RPTA 199 (1) Fieldwork in Leisure Service
  • RPTA 251 (3) Introduction to Therapeutic
  • RPTA 235 (3) Programming Principles and Applications in Leisure Services
  • RPTA 322 (3) Administration of Leisure Services
  • RPTA 398 (1) Internship Semina
  • RPTA 270 (3) Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations (NPA core)
  • RPTA 230 (3) Leadership in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
Spring (19 sh)
  • RPTA 376 (3) Perspectives in Outdoor Recreation
  • RPTA 397 (3) Research and Evaluation in Leisure Services
  • RPTA 399 (1) Issues in Leisure Services
  • RPTA 482G (3) Facility Management
  • RPTA 323 (3) Administration of Leisure Service 2 (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 424G (3) Fund Raising and Volunteerism in Leisure Services (NPA Minor)
  • RPTA 470 (0) American Humanics Management Institute (NPA Core)
  • RPTA 111 (3) Introduction to Leisure Services (RPTA Core)
Summer (13sh)
  • RPTA 499 (12) Internship in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 490 (1) Independent Study

Year 2

Fall (16 sh)
  • RPTA 199 (1) Fieldwork in Leisure Services
  • NPA minor (3)
  • RPTA professional elective (3)
  • RPTA 467G Special Events Planning and Management (NPA Minor) (3)
  • RPTA professional elective (3)
  • SPED 310 or Soc 360 or Psych 221 or NPA core (3)

 

Fast-Track 3

EICCD/RPTA-QC Spring Entry 20-Month Acceleration
Transfer with your associate’s degree* in the spring, and get your bachelor’s degree in 20 months!
WIU - 65 Semester hours | *EICCD - Math 156 (3) required for RPTA major.

Year 1

Spring (16 sh)
  • RPTA 376 (3) Perspectives in Outdoor Recreation (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 397 (3) Research and Evaluation in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 399 (1) Issues in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 482G (3) Facility Management (RPTA core)
  • RPTA professional elective (3)
  • RPTA 251 (3) Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation (RPTA elective)
Summer (5 sh)
  • RPTA 199 (1) Fieldwork in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 199 (1) Fieldwork in Leisure Services (NPA core)
  • RPTA 111 (3) Introduction to Leisure Services (RPTA core)
Fall (16 sh)
  • RPTA 467G (3) Special Event Planning and Management (NPA Minor)
  • RPTA 230 (3) Leadership in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 235 (3) Programming Principles & Applications in Leisure Services
  • RPTA 322 (3) Administration of Leisure Services
  • RPTA 398 (1) Internship Seminar
  • RPTA 270 (3) Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations (NPA core)

Year 2

Spring (16 sh)
  • NPA minor (3)
  • RPTA 424G (3) Fund Raising and Volunteerism in Leisure Services (NPA Minor)
  • RPTA 323 (3) Administration of Leisure Services 2 (RPTA core)
  • RPTA professional elective (3)
  • SPED 310/Soc 360/Psych 221 (3)
  • RPTA 470 (0) American Humanics Management Institute (NPA Core)
  • RPTA 399 (1) Issues in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
Summer (13sh)
  • RPTA 499 (12) Internship in Leisure Services (RPTA core)
  • RPTA 490 (1) Independent Study