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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Field of Study:Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
Outdoor Education
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, Other
Description:The two-year Outdoor Adventure Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for working in the outdoors, leading adventure trips and teaching outdoor skills. Half of your time in the program is spent outdoors, in a variety of locations and adventure operations, including our partner training location at Wilderness Tours. The other half takes place at Algonquin College`s Waterfront Campus.

Complete technical training in various land-based activities from mountain biking and rock climbing to skiing and ice climbing. You also build guiding ability in water-based activities, such as: whitewater rafting and kayaking canoe tripping.
URL:Outdoor Adventure at Algonquin College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,522

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Admission Requirements


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  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Submission of Letter of Intent and Resume (details in Applicant`s Handbook available on program website.
Prior to commencement of the program, accepted applicants must: Participate in a mandatory Program Readiness Camp orientation weekend (several dates available, details in Applicant`s Handbook available on program website). Submission of Applicant Personal Information, Consent and Health form (available on program website), prior to attending mandatory Program Readiness Camp orientation weekend. Provide proof of current Standard First Aid Certification. Sign and submit an Outdoor Adventure Program Assumption of Risk and Release form (available at program website). Those under the age of 18 must submit Parental Consent documentation (available on program website). Obtain a passport valid for duration of program, prior to commencement of Winter Term.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on May 12, 2020

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