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Adventure Guiding Certificate

Qualify for entry-level leadership and guiding positions with sea kayaking and river rafting companies, coastal and mountain resorts, sailboat-based tours, whale and wildlife tour operators, outdoor centres, youth wilderness programs and camps, adventure therapy programs, interpretative centres and other rewarding settings.

You will be well-prepared with relevant outdoor leadership skills that transfer across a variety of career paths and professions such as conservation officer, park ranger, teacher, community recreation programmer, field researcher or assistant (biology, geology, etc.), professional ski patroller and other industries and services.


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Admission Requirements

  3. Or, permission of the department.
  4. By the first day of the program, completed medical forms.

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Course Requirements

The below Course Requirements meet the BC Provincial Adventure Tourism Certificate Program Core Curriculum requirements (revised 2007).

Field Skill Options

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

Two field skill electives totaling 4 credits are required to meet program requirements. Students may choose additional field skill electives, in which case additional charges will be incurred.

Completion Requirements

This is a 1 year (2 term) program; requiring completion within 3 years of admission.