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Recreation and Tourism

Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation
Program and Course Information

 The Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Recreation programs, activities, and events at Southwest Virginia Community College are a unique blend of entrepreneurship, tourism, and recreation.

Whether you are interested in starting your own adventure tourism business, working for an outdoor based business, becoming a guide or outfitter, working in a local, state, or national park, gaining knowledge to keep yourself safe, or just having fun, we have the program, activity, or event for you.

Programs of Study

Career Studies Certificates

Adventure Tourism

Outdoor Recreation

Associate of Arts and Science

Outdoor Leadership

Associate of Applied Science

Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation – Program Currently Under Development

Links Recreation Area   |   Orienteering Course  |  Southwest Adventure Team

Outdoor Academy

bikingThe academy will focus on offering courses for college credit and/or nationally recognized certification or instructor credentials. The academy is offered in a partnership between Southwest Virginia Community College and Breaks Interstate Park. Depending on the selected course offerings, costs could include tuition, materials, meals and facility fees. The cost of each course may vary.

Download a brochure about the Outdoor Academy May 19 to 24, 2014 at Breaks Interstate Park

Spring 2014 Activities and Events

April 11: Hike to the Channels

April 18: Appalachian Trail Hike

May 2: Creeper Trail Bike Ride

For more information on participating in these activities and events call (276) 964-7277 or email beit@sw.edu. Fees may apply.

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