Since its inception, the Parks and Museum Education Program at Hocking College has become renowned for training experienced, confident and talented educators.
As a student in the Parks and Museum Education Program, you will be trained to educate others about the environment and human connections to it.
Classes use the backdrop of Southeastern Ohio to extract stories of interest in the natural world and the history of nearby areas. Emphasis is placed on practical experience, leading programs with groups of all kinds, exhibit design and development of interpretive sites. You will also receive unique training in researching and developing living history subjects and techniques.
Hocking Woods Nature Center provides Interpretation students the opportunity to work with captive wildlife, including raptors and reptiles. We even have a planetarium for learning and teaching about astronomy and night interpretation. Robbins Crossing is a collection of authentic log homes that allows students to practice "living history" presentations in period clothing, designed to engage visitors in the skills and lifestyles of the past including blacksmithing, wood stove cooking and woodworking.
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking an Associate of Applied Science in Parks and Museum Education:
Total Credit Hours:
|Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 29.0
Total Credit Hours:
Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 29.0
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|INTP-1100||Introduction to Interpretation||0.00||4.00||2.00||$525.00|
|WLM-1156||Wildlife Ecology and Identification||1.50||0.00||1.50||$10.00|
|WLM-1156L||Wildlife Ecology and Identification Lab||0.00||3.00||1.50||$120.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|INTP-1118||Environmental Education Techniques||1.00||4.00||3.00||$145.00|
|INTP-1121||Interpretive Guide Techniques||1.00||4.00||3.00||$250.00|
|BIOS-1163||Wild Edible Plants and Mycology||0.00||2.00||1.00||$200.00|
|BIOS-1132L||Field Biology Lab||0.00||3.00||1.50||$85.00|
|ENGL-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|COURSE NO.||SUMMER SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|NRM-2296||Natural Resources Practicum & Seminar||1.00||7.00||2.00||$100.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|INTP-1114||Interpretive Employment Seminar||1.00||0.00||1.00||$40.00|
|NRM-2217L||Aquatic Ecology Lab||0.00||3.00||1.50||$80.00|
|INTP-2230||Interpretive Facilites & Displays||2.00||2.00||3.00||$100.00|
|***||Social Science Elective||0.00||0.00||3.00|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|INTP-2250||Exhibition Planning & Design||2.00||2.00||3.00||$200.00|
|ENGL-2126||English Composition II: Nature Readings||3.00||0.00||3.00||$40.00|
|GEO-1125||Map Reading and Interpretation||0.00||2.00||1.00||$95.00|
|NRM-1113||Watercraft Operation and Maintenance||0.00||2.00||1.00||$175.00|
|***||BIOS-1120/1120L or BIOS-1170/1170L||0.00||0.00||3.00|
|Course Hours: 5.50||Lab Hours: 15.00||Cost: $1,157.00|
|Course Hours: 7.50||Lab Hours: 15.00||Cost: $825.00|
|Course Hours: 1.00||Lab Hours: 7.00||Cost: $100.00|
|Course Hours: 8.50||Lab Hours: 10.00||Cost: $460.00|
|Course Hours: 6.50||Lab Hours: 13.00||Cost: $900.00|
Graduates of the Parks and Museum Education Program are prepared to perform as practitioners within private and public educational settings, including national, state, and metropolitan parks, residential camps, museums, zoos, and educational institutions.
Graduates of this program have found positions such as: Park Naturalist, Outdoor/Environmental Education Specialist, Museum Educator, Zoo Educator, Living History Interpreter, Tour Guide, Camp Program Specialist, Interpretive Ranger and Adventure Guide.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success.
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The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Natural and Historical Interpretation:
|Academic Year||Retention Rate|
|2016 - 2017||50%|
|2015 - 2016||80%|
|2014 - 2015||70%|
2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A
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Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:
All graduates of the program
All students with the program in their history of programs of study
|Academic Year||Graduation Rate|
|2016 - 2017||29.41%|
|2015 - 2016||18.75%|
|2014 - 2015||45.45%|
2017 - 2018 Graduation Rate: N/A
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