Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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PE 185KSA - Kayaking the Sea Coast Adventure

1 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): Breathe independently (i.e., not require medical devices to sustain breathing); independently maintain sealed airway passages while underwater; independently hold head upright without neck/head support; manage personal care independently; manage personal mobility independently;  follow instructions and effectively communicate independently; independently turn from face-down to face-up and remain floating face up while wearing a properly fitted life jacket; get in/out of a paddlecraft independently as well as get out from under a capsized paddlecraft.    

Course Description: Offers beginners and seasoned kayakers a unique educational, outdoor adventure. Students will learn to maneuver sea kayaks in different environments in the ocean based on the ACA’s Essentials of Kayaking curriculum, Levels 1-3. The course is designed to heighten a student’s enjoyment of padding in the ocean and to appreciate the beauty, both as a spectator and as a participant, of the kayaking adventure. Students will learn the fundamental kayaking skills that provide lifelong recreational learning and fitness enjoyment. Includes the basic elements of ocean navigation, safety considerations, and paddling and stability techniques.

Course is repeatable.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • CLO#1: Demonstrate personal preparation for kayaking trip.
  • CLO#2: Exhibit correct techniques for using spray skirt.
  • CLO#3: Develop skills to enter exit kayak.
  • CLO#4: Demonstrate effective use and control of the paddle.
  • CLO#5: Identify marine hazards and hydrology of the ocean environment and address other safety issues.
  • CLO#6: Maneuver in calm water satisfactorily.
  • CLO#7: Demonstrate kayak safety and rescue procedures. (ILO: Communication)

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