This program provides a solid foundation for students planning careers teaching and leading in a variety of outdoor adventure settings. This program also prepares students for transfer to institutions offering a bachelor’s degree in the areas of outdoor recreation leadership, adventure education, and allied fields. This program combines general education requirements with skills-based and leadership courses in a variety of program activities. The majority of the core courses are experiential in nature and take place both in the classroom and in the field. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.
Total General Education Requirements: 26-28 Credits
Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.