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Outdoor Adventure Programs

Outdoor Adventure Programs

The Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Recreation curriculum prepares students to be entrepreneurs in the tourism, parks, and recreation industries, and the program is designed to prepare students to work in or operate a small business in the tourism industry. Course work will include small business management, accounting, payroll, marketing, communications, technology, and outdoor recreation courses related to their discipline of interest.  The difference from other small businesses and entrepreneurs from this type of entrepreneur is the focus on outdoor recreation activities which could range from bed and breakfasts to an outfitter providing guided hiking, biking, kayaking or climbing trips.

This curriculum provides an entry-level credential for those interested in working in an outdoor recreation, parks/recreation, adventure tourism, or trail related job. Outdoor recreation activities are available in most areas, and visiting state and national parks is popular regardless of the state of the economy. State, national and other park services employ many employees in various types and classifications of jobs. At the heart of outdoor recreation activities, an integrated trail system and waterway infrastructure is necessary for adventure tourism and outdoor recreation activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, and ATV riding.  The adventure tourism and outdoor recreation curriculum embraces the relationship between entrepreneurship, tourism, hospitality, parks, and outdoor recreation.  Add additional skills with stackable credentials or preparation to transfer to continue your education

Information Session will be held at 6:00 PM in Davis Hall Room 204 On: 5/19/2016, or by Appointment

Contact the Business, Engineering & Industrial Technology Division Office to set up an appointment or for more information.
Phone: 276-964-7277
Email: beit@sw.edu

Outdoor Scenery

CSC Adventure Tourism

Entrepreneurs are the foundation of most industries. The adventure tourism curriculum prepares students to be small business owners in the tourism industry. The difference between these and other small businesses is the focus on outdoor recreation activities, which could range from bed and breakfasts to an outfitter providing guided hiking, biking, kayaking, or climbing trips.

The adventure tourism program is designed to prepare students to work in or operate a small business in the tourism industry. Course work will include small business management, accounting, payroll, marketing, communications, technology, and outdoor recreation courses related to their discipline of interest. The curriculum will be taught in a contextualized and experiential learning format. To foster a green initiative, the curriculum will be developed around the use of a tablet, digital texts, pdfs, online videos, an online course management system, and other cutting-edge instructional technology.

Adventure Tourism Curriculum

Adventure Tourism Schedule

CSC Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation activities are available in most areas, and visiting state and national parks is popular regardless of the state of the economy. State, national and other park services employ many employees in various types and classifications of jobs. At the heart of outdoor recreation activities, an integrated trail system and waterway infrastructure is necessary for adventure tourism and outdoor recreation activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, and ATV riding. This curriculum provides an add-on credential for those interested into getting into the outdoor recreation or parks and recreation industries.

The outdoor recreation program is designed to provide students with an introduction to the outdoor recreation industry. Additional courses will focus on the outdoor recreation topic of interest to the students. The elective courses will be selected from the approved list and an approved course plan is suggested before the student enrolls in the courses. The elective courses may focus on the student’s area of interest including parks and recreation, adventure tourism, and trail maintenance and design. The curriculum will be taught in a contextualized and experiential learning format. To foster a green initiative, the curriculum will be developed around the use of a tablet, digital texts, pdfs, online videos, an online course management system and other cutting-edge instructional technology.

Outdoor Recreation Curriculum

Outdoor Recreation Schedule

AA&S Business Administration: Outdoor Leadership

The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree program in Business Administration is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. The specialization in Outdoor Leadership is specifically for students wishing to transfer to a four-year college and complete a baccalaureate degree in outdoor recreation, outdoor leadership, parks and recreation, leisure studies or a related program.

Achievement after graduation requires competency with other areas of knowledge such as the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences in addition to those courses directly pertinent to business and outdoor leadership. The program is designed to provide students with an introduction to the tourism and recreation industry. Course work will focus on providing coverage of tourism, outdoor recreation, parks, leisure services, supervision and leadership, risk management, and resource interpretation and education. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student is eligible to receive the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Business Administration with a specialization in Outdoor Leadership. Each student is urged to become familiar with the requirements of the major department of the four-year institution being considered for transfer. The student should also consult with his/her faculty advisor at SWCC concerning the selection of electives in order to facilitate the transfer of credits.

Outdoor Leadership Curriculum

Outdoor Leadership Schedule

Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Career Ladder

Parks and Recreation Career Ladder

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