Program of Study

Outdoor Leadership, AAS

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Fall Semester 1        
Prefix Number Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
CIS 110  Introduction to Computers 2
ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry
ODL 110  Introduction to Outdoor Leadership
ODL 120  Challenge Course Facilitation
ODL 130  Water-Based Activities I
    Totals  10 14  0 16
Spring Semester 1        
ENG 114  Professional Research and Reporting
ODL 115  Methods of Experiential Education
ODL 125  Wilderness First Responder
ODL 135  Land-Based Activities I
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0
    Totals 12 11 0 16 
Fall Semester 2            
ODL 210  Water-Based Activities II
ODL 215  Administration & Policy of Public Lands
ODL 220 Climbing 1 4 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
 *** ***  Technical Elective 0-6  2-6 0-3 1-9
Choose one of the following:  
BUS 239 Entrepreneurship I 3 0 0 3
ODL 140 Intro - Wilderness Therapy 2 2 0 3
    Totals 11-17 12-16 0-3  16-24
Spring Semester 2            
BIO 140 Environmental Biology 3 0 0 3
BIO 140A Environmental Biology Lab 0 3 0 1
ODL 212  Land-Based Activities II
ODL 228  ODL for Special Populations
ODL 286  Issues in Outdoor Leadership
*** *** Technical Elective 0-6  2-6  0  1-9
    Totals 7-13 14-18 0-3 14-21
Technical Electives (6-9 credits)          
EMS 110 EMT 6 6 3 9
EMS 243 Wilderness EMT 1 2 0 2
ODL 140 Intro - Wilderness Therapy 2 2 0 3
ODL 222 Minimum Impact Outdoor Skills 0 2 0 1
ODL 245 Wilderness Therapy Models 3 2 0 4
ODL 248 Field Techniques in WT 2 6 0 4
ODL 250 Biking 1 3 0 2
ODL 260 Challenge Course Management 1 4 0 3
ODL 267 Primitive Living Skills 1 4 0 3
ODL 270 Swift Water Rescue 0 2 0 1
ODL 275 Advanced Swiftwater Rescue 0 2 0 1
ODL 277 Technical Rope Rescue 0 2 0 1
WBL 111 Work Based Learning I 0 0 10 1



 

Priority registration

Prospective students wishing to attain their AAS in Outdoor Leadership need to be aware that some program classes have enrollment limits to ensure proper supervision and ratios for risk mitigation. Registration priority is granted to students using the following criteria.

 To ensure placement in all required courses students need to:

  • Have  completed a SCC application and have it activated,
  • Have submitted all of their previous college transcripts (if attended) and their High School transcript to the Registrar’s office. All transcripts need to be processed and appear in the active academic record.
  • If applicable, any required components of the Computer Placement Test be completed with scores filed in their academic record.
  • Residency determination needs to be completed.
  • A registration meeting (phone or in person) must occur with the ODL Program Coordinator or their designate.

 Deadline for the above is July 1st of the academic year for Fall Semester and November 1st for  Spring Semester

Priority Enrollment in ODL 130, 120, 125,135, 220, 248 & 267 will be given to students who meet the above criteria. If spaces in the classes still exist past the deadlines, they will be filled with applicants in the following order.

  1. AAS seeking students with previous degrees or significant transferred college credit
  2. New AAS students without previous college credit
  3. Certificate seeking students (Outdoor Leadership, Wilderness Therapy, and/or Wilderness Emergency Medicine)
  4. Non-ODL majors, special credit students

If any of the priority enrollment courses are full, the student will be placed on the waitlist.  Students are still able to register for the other Outdoor Leadership classes and other courses required for the degree.

 

Yes

Degree: 

AAS

Program ID: 

A55330

Total Credits (Min): 

73

Credential: 

AAS

Eligible for Financial Aid: 

Yes

Online Percentage: 

36%

Advisor(s)

Paul Wolf
Outdoor Leadership Program Coordinator/Instructor
pjwolf@southwesterncc.edu
828.366.2003
800.447.4091, ext. 2003