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Outdoor Leadership Professional

Program Details

  • College/University: Vermilion Community College
  • Award: Associate of Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.

About this Program

The AAS degree in Outdoor Leadership gives students a solid and broad foundation in the field. Outdoor Leadership Professionals need a strong technical outdoor skill-set and broad understanding of a wide range of potential participants in their programs. This degree option delivers both. Students spend purposeful time developing and honing outdoor skills such as paddling, rock climbing, winter camping, backpacking, wilderness medicine, backcountry travel, and Leave No Trace ethics. Additionally, the program offers experiential and classroom instruction in leadership, adventure education, risk management, and decision making, all aimed at serving diverse populations of participants. Graduates will be prepared to lead groups including youth, at-risk populations, people with disabilities, and adults in a wide range of outdoor pursuits. Professional certifications and assessments that are embedded in the curriculum and awarded through Wilderness Medical Associates, American Canoe Association, American Red Cross, and Center for Outdoor Ethics are of particular interest to employers and are what makes this program stand out.

Classroom Location(s)

  • Vermilion Community College 55731
Vermilion Community College
Vermilion Community College
1900 E. Camp St. Ely, MN 55731
Toll-Free: (800) 657-3608
Local: (218) 365-7200
TTY: (800) 627-3529

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