Associate of Applied Science in Outdoor Recreation Leadership

Northwest College

Program Description

Associate of Applied Science in Outdoor Recreation Leadership

Northwest College

This program offers students who are preparing to enter the outdoor and adventure job market a diverse background in multi-season land and water based outdoor programming. Students in the Outdoor Education and Recreation program develop skills and experience related to leading groups in adventure based outdoor recreation activities. This program is not designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution.

General Education Requirements

  • POLS 1000 - American and Wyoming Government (3)
  • ENGL 1010 - English I: Introduction to Composition (3)
  • ENGL 1020 - English II: Introduction to Literature (3)
  • BADM 1005 - Business Mathematics (3)
  • CO/M 1030 - Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • BIOL 1080 - Environmental Science (Spring only) (3)

Total General Education Requirements: 18 Credits

Two hours of Wellness are fulfilled by taking Core Courses.

Core Courses

  • BADM 2100 - Small Business Practices (3)
  • BOT 2100 - Forest Management (Fall only) (3)
  • HLED 2010 - Wilderness First Responder (4)
  • OEAC 1170 - Introduction to Mountaineering (2)
  • OEPR 1100 - Introduction to Adventure Education (Fall only) (2)
  • OEPR 1210 - Snow-based Activities (3)
  • OEPR 1260 - Water-based Activities (3)
  • OEPR 1550 - Introduction to Outdoor Recreation (3)
  • OEPR 1620 - Challenge Course Facilitation (2)
  • OEPR 1720 - Advanced Rock Climbing (2)
  • OEPR 1740 - Backcountry Traveler (4)
  • OEPR 2100 - Outdoor Education Practicum (2)
  • OEPR 2250 - Outdoor Leadership (3)
  • OEPR 2400 - Teaching Methods for Outdoor Education (2)
  • OEPR 2200 - Outdoor Program and Administration (3) (Capstone Course)

Total Core Courses: 41 credits

Core Electives

Must complete 7 credits from the following list:

  • BIOL 2310 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)
  • EMT 1500 - Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (5)
  • OEAC 1180 - Mountaineering II (2)
  • OEPR 1200 - Winter Outdoor Survival (1)
  • OEPR 1600 - Basic Search and Rescue (3)
  • OEPR 2110 - NOLS Rocky Mountain Outdoor Education (4)
  • PEAC 1600 - Ice Climbing (1)
  • HLED 1222 - Wilderness First Aid (2)

Total Core Electives: 5 credits

Minimum Credits for Degree = 64

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Miscellaneous

Scholarships: New international students are able to apply for $500/year scholarships once they arrive on campus. Students may apply for larger scholarships their second year of attendance



Last updated January 21, 2016
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