Outdoor Recreation Management Courses
Course designed to introduce the basics of hiking in North Central Washington to students of all fitness levels. Addresses decision making skills, trip planning, first aid, safety, navigation and environmental concerns. Includes required day hiking trips in order to apply learned skills in a real-time environment. May be repeated for credit.
Introduces the fundamentals of alpine skiing or snowboarding to students. Addressing risk-management, teaching techniques and mountain etiquette, students will gain confidence & competence in the lifetime sports of alpine ski & snowboard. The course is a combination of in-class sessions and six on-snow sessions at Mission Ridge Ski Resort. May be repeated for credit.
Introduction to the basics of rowing for students of all fitness levels. Addresses rowing technique, rowing terminology, safety guidelines and rowing etiquette. Course includes required rowing outings in order to apply learned skills in a real-time environment. May be repeated for credit.
Basic to intermediate-level cross-country ski instruction in a weekend format. Skiing techniques for flats, hills, downhill and backcountry will be covered. Techniques such as diagonal stride, skating, uphill running, turning and stopping are incorporated into the sessions with an emphasis on safety. May be repeated for credit. (Formerly PEH 144).
Designed for individuals working and/or recreating in remote wilderness areas. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) covers emergency response, assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care is not readily available. Lecture and hands-on work includes CPR/AED training.
Utilizes a proactive approach to managing risks associated with conducting physical education, recreation and outdoor education programs. Physical, emotional and legal risk factors will be explored in depth as students create risk management plans.
Develops whitewater guiding skills and competencies through hands-on experience on the river and in the classroom. The skill and competencies include outdoor leadership, naturalist training, risk management, reading whitewater and maneuvering paddle rafts. This course includes four arranged weekend trips during the quarter.
Introduction to the field of recreation with a focus on the historical, philosophical and theoretical aspects of leisure & recreation in society from both a local and global perspective. An overview of the recreation profession and career options will be explored through experiential learning in the community.
Designed to prepare students to implement environmental education opportunities in formal and non-formal education settings. Topics include history and philosophy of environmental education; experiential & placed based teaching pedagogy and environmental literacy. Students will critically examine environmental issues and explore ways in which to promote broader understanding of these issues.
Designed for students interested in acquiring and developing leadership and facilitation skills. Explore pedagogy, group dynamics, facilitation, risk-management and the art of sequencing group initiatives. Students will also be introduced to the operation of a variety of low and high challenge course initiatives.
Completion of student professional portfolio and final project. The portfolio contains course projects, work and educational experiences completed while pursuing an AAS-T degree or certificate. Final project will be completed by a team of students and will contain culminating activities that demonstrate acquisition of recreation program student learning outcomes. Prerequisites: completion of one year’s course work in the WVC Outdoor Recreation Management Program.