|Faculty:||Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism
|Field of Study:||Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
|Description:||The Adventure Guide diploma is a fast-paced, two-year course of study comprised of field trips, outdoor skills instruction, and self-directed expeditions. Courses cover a wide range of adventure activities and theoretical topics. Field trips make up 60% of the course load. The program focuses on activities such as backpacking, canoeing, hiking, ice climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing, river rafting, ski touring, sea kayaking, photography, whitewater kayaking, and wilderness first aid.
The private sector is a major supporter of this program through training, certifying, and helping students build a network for future employment. Adventure Guide graduates work as outdoor skills instructors, mountain or river guides, and in other wilderness-related leadership occupations.
|Cost per year:*||
Due to the high level of course offerings, the high instructor-student ratios used, and the associated costs with operating a program of superior quality, tuition and activity fees for the program average $12,000 - $14,000 per year. This may vary with individual student course selection, the number of activity courses chosen, and provincial post-secondary tuition policy. These fees are highly subsidized by funding from the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education.