Jan 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Outdoor Education Emphasis (AA)


The Associate of Arts (AA) with an emphasis in Outdoor Education program provides relevant learning experiences and professional-level training to our students. The goal is to prepare students to enter the outdoor and adventure education job markets or to transfer to four-year institutions. The AA Outdoor Education emphasis at CMC consists of 28 credits of Colorado State Guaranteed General Education Transfer Curriculum and is designed to transfer to four-year schools in Colorado. The program strives to be a positive steward of the natural environment and sustainable practices are taught throughout the curriculum. The faculty provide both experience-based and theory-based learning opportunities through the coursework, with an emphasis on student goals, industry-standard practices, and fun.

See the section on Scholarships and Awards  for scholarship opportunities related to this program. This emphasis is offered at the following CMC locations: Breckenridge, Dillon, Leadville, Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, and Steamboat Springs. Not every course is offered at every campus, some campuses may require travel between sites to complete the degree. For more information, please see Academic Programs at Colorado Mountain College.

Learn more about the Associate of Arts - Outdoor Education Emphasis

General Education Requirements (28 credits)


Select a content area to view the course options when specific courses are not listed

Mathematics


Select 1 course (3-5 credits) from content area GT-MA1: Mathematics  

Credits over 3 will be applied to electives
 

Arts & Humanities


Select 2 courses (6 credits) from content areas:

GT-AH1: Arts and Expression  
GT-AH2: Literature and Humanities  
GT-AH3: Ways of Thinking  
GT-AH4: World Languages  
 

History


Select 1 course (3 credits) from content area GT-HI1: History  
 

Social & Behavioral Sciences


Select 1 course (3 credit) from content areas:

GT-SS1: Economic or Political Systems  
GT-SS2: Geography  
GT-SS3: Human Behavior, Culture, and Social Frameworks  
 

Natural & Physical Sciences


Select 2 courses (7 credits) from content areas:

GT-SC1: Science Courses with Required Laboratory  
GT-SC2: Science Courses without Required Laboratory  

Credits over 7 will be applied to the electives category
 

Program Requirements (15 credits)


Outdoor Education Leadership Requirements


Complete 9 credits from the following:

Outdoor Education Orientation Requirements


Select 3 courses (6 credits) from the following:

Colorado Mountain College Requirements (8 credits)


Colorado Mountain College has the following requirements:

Communication Requirement (3 credits)


Select 1 course (3 credits) from the following:

Wellness Requirement (2 credits)


Choose at least 2 credits from the following:

Cultural Competency Requirement (3 credits)


Select 1 course (3 credits) from the Outdoor Ed Cultural Competency Course List  
 

Electives (9 credits)


  •     Advised Electives  9.0 credits
        Any 1000-2999 Guaranteed Transfer (◆) or General Transfer (✽) courses

 

Total Credits Earned


General Education Requirements (28 credits)
Program Requirements (15 credits)
Colorado Mountain College Requirements (8 credits)
Electives (9 credits)
Total credits toward Associate of Arts-Outdoor Education Emphasis degree (minimum 60 credits)

This program operates on public lands and rivers with special permits from the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Parks Service, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Note:


State Guaranteed Transfer Course

Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (video-conferencing, hybrid, or online).