Purpose: 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.
- Sporting Goods Clerk
- Tourism industry
Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the College.
Program Requirements: 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.
|Course Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|ITE 115||Intro to Computer Apps & Concepts||3||0||3|
|MKT 170||Customer Service||2||0||2|
|RPK 100||Intro to Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies||3||0||3|
|RPK 103||Preparation for Wilderness Adventure||0||2||1|
|RPK 141||Leadership & Supervision||2||2||3|
|RPK 140||Land Use Ethics||1||0||1|
|RPK 160||Wilderness First Aid||2||2||2|
|RPK 102||Outdoor Recreation in the Appalachian Ecosystem||2||0||2|
|RPK 265||Risk Management||3||0||3|
|RPK 146||Recreation Facilities Management & Design||2||2||3|
|RPK 190 OR 198||Internship OR Capstone Course||0||4||2|
|BUS 116||Entrepreneurship OR||3||0||3|
|BUS 165||Small Business Management|
Total Minimum Credits for the Career Studies Certificate in Adventure Tourism 29