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Associate of General Studies: Outdoor Recreation Leadership

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Picture of students earning their Outdoor Recreation Leadership Emphasis (AGS) degree at CMC.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. Articulation agreements have been completed with Colorado State University - Pueblo and Western State Colorado University’s Department of Recreation.

The Outdoor Recreation Leadership program is academically challenging. 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.

The Outdoor Education certificate can be applied to the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program, satisfying approximately one semester of course work.

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 121 ), College Algebra (MAT 121 ), 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 at 1-719-486-4291 for a program packet.

A number of scholarships are available for Outdoor Recreation Leadership students. For more information, please see the Scholarship  section.

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.

Colorado Mountain College Requirements

Program Requirements (31 credits)

Orientation Courses (4 credits)

Note: any additional orientation course credits may be applied to the Technical Skills Courses section.

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Total credits toward Associate of General Studies

Minimum Credit Hours Required (60-62)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (1095-1157.5)


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

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