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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Outdoor Recreation Leadership (AGS)

The goal of the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program is to train students to become knowledgeable and skilled leaders in a variety of adventure travel experiences. Graduates of this program can transfer to a four-year school or work as a leader in the many outdoor recreation fields.

An academic core transfer curriculum is combined with a variety of recreation, technical skills, and field orientation courses. The Outdoor Recreation Leadership program provides a strong foundation in transfer-level liberal arts and natural science courses.

It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the current year’s admission packet. Applicants must be able to place into the following courses through acceptable scores on either SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer Placement Tests: college-level English composition (ENG 1021 ), Introduction to Statistics (MAT 1260 ), and be able to read at a college-level. If the applicant cannot score at this level on the placement tests, remedial courses can be taken in the pursuit of an ORL degree. For more details see the Academic and Placement Testing  section. Please contact the admissions staff at Leadville for a program packet.

A number of scholarships may be available for Outdoor Recreation Leadership students. 

The Associate of General Studies in Outdoor Recreation Leadership is available at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville. For more information, please see Academic Programs at Colorado Mountain College. Not every course is offered on every campus.

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Mathematics (3 credits)

Choose one (1) course from the following options:

Program Requirements (31 credits)

Orientation Courses (2 credits)

Note: Completed Orientation courses may only be applied once, to either the Orientation or Technical Skills section.

Select one course from:

Technical Skills Courses (14 credits)

Select from:

Total credits toward Associate of General Studies

Minimum Credit Hours Required (60)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (1102.5-1156.5)


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

◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA|AS Degree