Mountain Adventure Tourism Certificate Program
This certificate program will provide the soft adventure and nature interpretation skills needed in the growing adventure tourism industry. The program is run in Valemount, British Columbia, using the exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities in the area.
The admissions requirements include one of the below:
- Grade 12 or equivalent with a letter grade of C or higher.
- Students who have not completed Grade 12 may gain entry as Mature Students if they are at least 19 years of age on the first day of the term and have been out of the regular school system for at least one year. Any students wishing to be considered for admission as a Mature Student must consult with Valemount College before submitting an application.
- Students may apply for entry as a Mature Student (23 years of age or more)
- Take a Placement Assessment.
|To graduate, students must successfully complete 41 credits (27 Core and 14 Elective/Optional Credits).|
|Course No.||Course Name||Credits||Hours|
|R101||Wilderness Travel and Safety||4||60|
|R105||Horse Trail Guiding◊||2||32|
|R100||Occupational First Aid Level 3||3||70|
|T100||Introduction to Tourism||3||45|
|FN100||First Nations Cultural Awareness||1||16|
|R104||Avalanche Skills Training 1*◊||1||16|
|R106||Snowmobile Safe Operator Certificate*◊||1||16|
|R102||Outdoor Recreation Guiding Leadership||2||30|
|R114||Introduction to Outdoor Photography◊||1||16|
|T101||Natural and Cultural Interpretation||2||30|
|R115||Adventure Tourism Employment Skills||3||45|
|R113||Freshwater Fishing ◊||1||16|
|R112||Swiftwater Operations* ◊||1||16|
|R107||River Float Rafting Skills ◊||2.5||40|
|*Includes or leads to Industry Certification|
|**Depending on demand, all electives may not be available. ◊ Optional Elective|
*Includes or leads to Industry Certification
**Depending on demand, all electives may not be available.
◊ Optional Elective
To complete the program, students must successfully complete 41 credits of course work over 30 weeks.
Tuition & Costs Estimate for Spring & Summer 2019, Fall & Winter 2020
Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, or field trips not included in these estimates.
While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur.
|Certification Licensing Fee||$600|
*Equipment: costs for clothing, personal gear, and books vary.
*Students may spend up to $1000 for textbooks.
*As some optional/elective courses provide industry certification, a Certification Licensing Fee has been listed above.
*If an Admissions Assessment Exam is required, a fee of $75.00 is required.
- Lectures 22
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 30 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 32
- Assessments Yes
- B103 – Leadership Basics
- B112 – Interpersonal Skills
- B113 – Public Speaking
- FN100 – First Nations Cultural Awareness
- R100 – Occupational First Aid Level 3
- R101 – Wilderness Travel and Safety
- R102 – Outdoor Recreation Guiding Leadership
- R103 – Natural History
- R104 – Avalanche Skills Training 1* (Optional Elective)
- R105 – Horse Trail Guiding (Optional Elective)
- R106 – Snowmobile Safe Operator Certificate* (Optional Elective)
- R107 – River Float Rafting Skills (Optional Elective)
- R108 – Canoe I* (Optional Elective)
- R109 – Mountain Biking* (Optional Elective)
- R110 – Dogsledding (Optional Elective)
- R111 – River Kayaking* (Optional Elective)
- R112 – Swiftwater Operations* (Optional Elective)
- R113 – Freshwater Fishing (Optional Elective)
- R114 – Introduction to Outdoor Photography (Optional Elective)
- R115 – Adventure Tourism Employment Skills
- T100 – Introduction to Tourism
- T101 – Natural and Cultural Interpretation