Athletic Facility Administration

  • Overview
  • Stackables
  • Employment
Provides the basic skills needed for entry level career positions in arenas, rinks, health clubs, and other sport and recreation facilities.

The sports industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing job sectors in America. This certificate is designed both for students seeking immediate credentials for entry-level job skills at arenas, stadiums, and fitness facilities, as well as for students seeking to continue on to an associate degree, and then on to a bachelor’s degree in a sports management or sports marketing capacity.

  • Curriculum documents

    To plan certificate completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • This is just one way you might complete the Athletic Facility Administration Certificate Program in 2 semesters over 1 year of full-time study, or 4 semesters over 2 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information download the Athletic Facility Administration program description from our official academic catalog.

    Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

    Sample 1 Year Sequence of Courses
    FallSpring

    CIS 140 or CIS 145
    ENG Comp I
    MAT 114
    SPO 101
    LED 156, 157 and 162

    BIO 130
    BIO 130L
    ECO 105
    PCS 101, 131 or 141 or BUS 224
    SPO 294
    EMH 683 and EMH 685 (non-credit)

    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2

    CIS 140 or CIS 145
    ENG Comp I
    SPO 101

    BIO 130
    BIO 130L
    EMH 683 and EMH 685 (non-credit)

    MAT 114
    LED 156, 157, and 162

    ECO 105
    PCS 101, 131 or 141 or BUS 224
    SPO 294

What’s next

You don’t have to be a star athlete to work in sports! A wide variety of sports-related career options exist in writing, marketing, community relations, ticket operations, stadium management, event coordination, equipment management, scoreboard operations and more. Take your first step towards exploring these options with this certificate program while gaining valuable, marketable skills!

The Athletic Facility Administration program is a certificate that “stacks” into a GCC degree program. Depending on course selection, once you earn this certificate you’re already halfway to earning one of the following degrees:

These certificates are a great way to gain a valuable credential and increase your earning power and career potential, all while building a solid foundation for seamless transfer into one of our associate degree programs. Work closely with your advisor to make sure you choose the right classes to put you on track for an associate degree!

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Gainful employment disclosure

The US Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” At GCC this includes our career-ready certificate programs. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; on time completion rate; and for programs with a minimum number of graduates in the most recent academic year: the number of students who completed the program, the number of students who complete the program on time, and the median federal and private loan debt incurred by graduates.

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