This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to be successful professionals in outdoor adventure, education and leadership.
Course work includes technical training in the areas such as backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, and rock-climbing.
These skills are taught through facilitation and experiential learning methodologies.
This course of study includes interpersonal skills and leadership skills such as group process, conflict resolution, program planning, and management issues.
Graduates from this program will have a sound background in outdoor leadership blended with a solid foundation of general education, business, and computer skills.
Graduates are prepared for employment in the adventure tourism industry, therapeutic wilderness programs, specialized adventure/leadership programs, adventure programs for youth, challenge course industry, city, county, and state outdoor programs, public and private outdoor education centers, and private and public school outdoor programs.
Here's what some of our graduates are doing now:
Law Enforcement Ranger - Lake Mead
Park Ranger - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Outdoor School Director – Camp Henry
Aerial Adventure Guide – Highlands Aerial Park
Field Instructor – School of Urban and Wilderness Survival
Ranger – United States Forest Service
Head Raft Guide – Nantahala Outdoor Center
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Outdoor Leadership, AAS - Program of Study - Course Information