The adventure guiding option is designed for students who wish to have it all - to gain the skills necessary to be an adventure guide working in the outdoors but who also want to gain the business skills necessary to operate or own an adventure business. In your first year, you will receive a balance of hands-on learning and theoretical classroom learning. You will develop essential knowledge for working across cultures, with consideration toward environmental sustainability and risk management. In your second year, you will develop a broader understanding of the tourism sector while further refining your field guiding skills. This diploma option pairs our popular Adventure Guiding Certificate with elements of the Tourism & Hospitality Management diploma.
Year 1 and parts of year 2 of the Adventure Guiding option are offered on a cost recovery basis. Tuition for the field focused skills reflects the cost of delivery and industry certification. This diploma option pairs our popular Adventure Guiding Certificate program with elements of the Tourism & Hospitality Management diploma.
NOTE: This year of the program is contingent on sufficient student demand.
Note: Field Skill course availability and delivery model based on enrolment; registration for the Field Skill Option choices are done individually with a permission form completed in consultation with Adventure Guiding Faculty
Students must complete EMP 100 in the Fall term as a prerequisite to Co-operative Education Internship Work Term (THM 197) in the Spring. Co-op work terms must be completed between first and second term for full-time students and prior to the last course term for part-time students.