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.
Our Mountain Adventure Tourism Certificate Program was reviewed and approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
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, whereupon they make take a Placement Assessment or a Prior Learning and Recognition Assessment.
|To graduate, students must successfully complete 41 credits (27 Core and 14 Elective/Optional Credits).|
|Course No.||Course Name||# of
|R101||Wilderness Travel and Safety||4||60|
|T100||Introduction to Tourism||3||45|
|R100||Occupational First Aid Level 3*||3||70|
|FN100||First Nations Cultural Awareness||1||16|
|R102||Outdoor Recreation Guiding Leadership||2||30|
|T101||Natural and Cultural Interpretation||2||30|
|R115||Adventure Tourism Employment Skills||3||45|
|R106||Snowmobile Safe Operator Certificate* ◊||1||16|
|R104||Avalanche Skills Training 1* ◊||1||16|
|R114||Introduction to Outdoor Photography ◊||1||16|
|R105||Horse Trail Guiding ◊||2||32|
|R109||Mountain Biking* ◊||2.5||40|
|R113||Freshwater Fishing ◊||1||16|
|R112||Swiftwater Operations* ◊||1||16|
|R108||Canoe I* ◊||2.5||40|
|R111||River Kayaking* ◊||2.5||40|
|R107||River Float Rafting Skills ◊||2.5||40|
|*Includes or leads to Industry Certification|
|◊ Optional Elective (Depending on demand, all electives may not be available)|
To complete the program, students must successfully complete 40 credits of course work over 36 weeks.
Intakes: September and January
Tuition & Costs Estimate for September 2019 & January 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|
*Costs shown are for domestic applicants only.
- 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 36 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