Outdoor Leadership at GCC

Greenfield Community College's Outdoor Leadership Program has been preparing students to enter the outdoor adventure education and recreation industry as qualified professional leaders for over 50 years. Our flagship certificate and curriculum have been redesigned so that our courses can reach more students in more ways, in alignment with trends and developments in outdoor recreation and adventure tourism while maintaining our high standards of excellence.

Four Ways to Participate in OLP

Get involved in a way that fits your personal schedule, interests and professional aspirations

One-Year Intensive Certificate

Earn a certificate in Outdoor Leadership in 9 months as a full-time member of our selective OLP cohort

Individual Classes

Take OLP classes—for credit or credit-free one at a time to best fit your schedule and interests

Industry Certifications

Earn, renew or update a nationally-recognized certification for college credit or non-credit based upon your needs. 

Associate Degree

Coming soon! A new two-year option is under development for OLP students to earn a transferable degree in Outdoor Leadership. 

Hire a Graduate

Or find a job.

We maintain a job board as a service for our Outdoor Leadership Program students and we are committed to helping our outdoor industry partners connect with our graduates.