Adventure Education & Outdoor Leadership at GCC

Greenfield Community College has been preparing students to enter the outdoor adventure education and recreation industry as qualified professional leaders for over 50 years. Our flagship associate degree in Adventure Education and certificate in Outdoor Leadership have been designed 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

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

Associate Degree

Earn a 2-year degree in Adventure Education for seamless transfer to a 4-year school or immediate workforce entry 

One-Year Intensive Certificate

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

Individual Classes

Take our adventure education 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. 

Hire a Graduate

Or find a job.

We maintain a job board as a service for our adventure education students and we are committed to helping our outdoor industry partners connect with our graduates!