Important program note
This program is currently undergoing review and is not accepting new students. Students previously matriculated into this program can find guidelines for degree completion from the Registrar’s Office.
- Curriculum documents
- Outdoor Leadership (olp) required courses – from our official academic catalog
- Degree completion checklist (2017-18) – a worksheet to track your progress towards completing this program
To plan certificate completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.
This program is intended for completion in two semesters of full-time study over one year. For required course sequencing please see the Outdoor Leadership website.
Student learning outcomes
Students are prepared to work in outdoor centers and organizations, paddling schools, outdoor schools such as NOLS and Outward Bound, human services organizations, educational institutions that utilize adventure, and a diverse variety of recreational programs. Students with previous career skills may combine those with current technical training towards entrepreneurial ventures, counseling, or other specialized fields. Students also choose to continue studies in outdoor education, adventure recreation, natural or social sciences, and a myriad of related fields.
Gainful employment disclosure
The US Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” At GCC this includes our career-ready certificate programs. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; on time completion rate; and for programs with a minimum number of graduates in the most recent academic year: the number of students who completed the program, the number of students who complete the program on time, and the median federal and private loan debt incurred by graduates.