Adventure Education Overview Focuses on the development of critical, philosophical, and technical skills in the practice and methods of Adventure Education. Provides students with the skills and knowledge required to lead entry-level or above adventure programs and services. Students learn by doing—activities are primarily field-oriented, with hands-on training. The degree prepares students to design and deliver experiences in five areas: backcountry travel, rock climbing, paddling sports, Nordic skiing, and challenge course work. Certification competencies comply with adventure industry nationally recognized standards. Greenfield Community College’s outdoor leadership offerings are accredited by the Association for Experiential Education. What You'll StudyCourse Sequencing ADE Please note that transfer to many four-year colleges and universities may require the completion of four sequential semesters of World Languages. Transfer specialists recommend using electives to start language requirements at the community college prior to transfer. Curriculum Documents Adventure Education (ADE) required courses - from our official academic catalog Degree completion worksheets to track your progress in this program are available from the Registrar's Office. To plan degree 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 four semesters of full-time study over two years. For required course sequencing please contact the program coordinator. Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog. Find courses This is just one way you might complete the Adventure Education program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Adventure Education program description from our official academic catalog.Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2 OLP 112 OLP 111 OLP 150 or OLP 116 OLP 143 MAT course other than developmental, MAT 105, or MAT 106 OLP 210 OLP 120 BIO 104 ENG 101 Humanities general education elective 3 credit Behavioral/Social Sciences general education elective OLP 246 (200 level course elective) 4 credit BIO, CHE, GEO, PHY, SCI, or EGR course ENG 112, 114, or 116 Humanities general education elective 3 credits ANT, ECO, EVS, POL, PSY, or SOC 101 OLP electives (optional) At least 2 from OLP 201, OLP 230, 231, 234, or 239 OLP 216 3 credits ANT, ECO, EVS, POL, PSY, or SOC 101 Humanities general education elective Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2OLP 112 OLP 111 BIO 104 OLP 210 ENG 101 Humanities general education elective OLP 116 or OLP 150 OLP 143 Humanities general education elective OLP elective (optional) OLP 120 Humanities general education elective MAT course other than developmental, MAT 105, or MAT 106 Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4OLP 246 (200 level course elective) 3 credits ANT, ECO, EVS, POL, PSY, or SOC 101 At least one from OLP 201, 230, 231, 234, or 239 OLP 216 ENG 112, 114, or 116 3 credits ANT, ECO, EVS, POL, PSY or SOC 101 3 credit Behavioral/Social Sciences general education elective 4 credit BIO, CHE, GEO, PHY, SCI, or EGR course Program Learning Outcomes Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to: Plan, conduct, and evaluate a wide range of safe and educationally effective adventure experiences. Demonstrate personal and professional competency in leadership skills, techniques, and methods of instruction Demonstrate technical competency in a range of adventure sport activities and environments Assess and facilitate individual and group dynamics during field experiences with diverse client populations and peer groups Work effectively and collaboratively in co-leader and team situations Plan and prepare for personal and program wilderness rescue responses in a wide range of hazardous environments Identify and implement effective institutional risk mitigation methods Plan, conduct and evaluate a range of interactive, outdoor-based experiences for diverse populations Model professional and environmentally sound ethics and practices Identify and effectively utilize a range of information sources available to the adventure industry Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate professional organizations, certifications, memberships, and networking practices What's Next Students are prepared to work in outdoor centers and organizations, paddling schools, outdoor schools such as the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and Outward Bound, human services organizations, educational institutions that utilize adventure, and a diverse variety of recreational programs and businesses. Students may transfer to other multi-year degree programs in Adventure Education or Outdoor Education. 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.