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Outdoor Adventure Naturalist

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
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 Naturalist Ontario College Diploma program, delivered in a compressed format over 43 weeks, is the perfect choice for anyone interested in working as a professional in the adventure/ecotourism sector, and guiding and educating clients through interpretation of natural environments. It has been created with our partner, Wilderness Tours, Canada`s largest outdoor adventure company.

As a student, you spend more than 550 hours completing field study and practical skills training in outdoor settings/classrooms.
URL:Outdoor Adventure Naturalist at Algonquin College
Length:43 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,989

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Admission Requirements


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    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.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Prior to registration in the program, accepted applicants must: Provide proof of current Standard First Aid certification. Sign and submit an Outdoor Adventure Naturalist Program Assumption of Risk and Indemnifying Release form (form available online on the Outdoor Adventure Naturalist website). Submit Applicant Personal Information, Consent and Health Form supplied by Algonguin College.

      * 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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