Home > Diploma > Leisure / Tourism > North Vancouver > Outdoor Recreation Management Diploma - North Vancouver - British Columbia

Outdoor Recreation Management Diploma

Speak without obligation to Capilano University

To contact you must accept the privacy policy

Comments about Outdoor Recreation Management Diploma - At the institution - North Vancouver - British Columbia

  • Objectives
    Through a unique curriculum combing classroom study, field expeditions and practicum, students gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to contribute to the exciting and challenging outdoor recreation industry.
  • Entry requirements
    The Outdoor Recreation Management Program is designed for those students seeking a rewarding career in the world of Outdoor Recreation.
  • Academic Title
    Outdoor Recreation Management Diploma
  • Course description
    First Term    Course Credits
    Required:    15.00
    • REC 149    Computer Applications for Outdoor Recreation and Tourism    3.00
    • REC 152    Environmental Stewardship I    3.00
    • REC 156    Natural History for Outdoor Leaders    3.00
    • REC 157    Wilderness Leadership Skills    3.00
    • TOUR 111    Tourism Introduction: Theory and Practice    3.00
    Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:    3.00
    • CMNS 154    Communications in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism    3.00
    • CMNS 174    Wilderness Leadership Communications    3.00
    Credits    18.00

    Second Term    Course Credits
    Required:    15.00
    • REC 163    Wilderness First Aid I    3.00
    • REC 169    Interpreting Natural and Cultural Landscapes    3.00
    • REC 245    Organizational Leadership for Outdoor Recreation Programs    3.00
    • TOUR 116    Financial Planning in Tourism I    3.00
    • TOUR 208    Risk Management for Tourism and Outdoor Recreation    3.00
    Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:    3.00
    • TOUR 104    Marine Tourism and Interpretation    3.00
    • TOUR 118    Special Events - Tourism Generators    3.00
    • TOUR 120    Adventure and Eco-Tourism    3.00
    • TOUR 125    Financial Planning in Tourism II    3.00
    • TOUR 202    Strategic Marketing Management - Case Study Approach    3.00
    • TOUR 227    Heritage, Cultural and Arts Planning for Tourism    3.00
    • TOUR 232    Tourism Planning    3.00
    • WLP 153    Guiding Leadership    3.00
    Credits    18.00

    Fourth Term    Course Credits

    Required:    9.00
    • REC 255    Outdoor Recreation Practicum    9.00
    Credits    9.00

    Third Term    Course Credits

    Required:    15.00
    • REC 151    The Outdoor Recreation Environment    3.00
    • REC 252    Environmental Stewardship II    3.00
    • TOUR 112    Tourism Marketing    3.00
    • TOUR 113    Human Resource Management in Tourism    3.00
    • TOUR 233    Cross Cultural Tourism    3.00
    Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:    3.00
    • TOUR 104    Marine Tourism and Interpretation    3.00
    • TOUR 118    Special Events - Tourism Generators    3.00
    • TOUR 120    Adventure and Eco-Tourism    3.00
    • TOUR 125    Financial Planning in Tourism II    3.00
    • TOUR 202    Strategic Marketing Management - Case Study Approach    3.00
    • TOUR 227    Heritage, Cultural and Arts Planning for Tourism    3.00
    • TOUR 232    Tourism Planning    3.00
    • WLP 153    Guiding Leadership    3.00
    Credits    18.00

    Wilderness Leadership Skills Courses    Course Credits

    Choose 4.00 credits from the following list:    4.00
    • WLP 124    Winter Skills    2.00
    • WLP 125    Ski Touring    2.00
    • WLP 126    Backpacking    2.00
    • WLP 127    Mountaineering    2.00
    • WLP 128    Rock Climbing I    2.00
    • WLP 129    Rock Climbing II    2.00
    • WLP 130    Rock Rescue Clinic    1.00
    • WLP 131    Nordic Skiing I    2.00
    • WLP 132    Nordic Skiing II    2.00
    • WLP 133    Canoeing I    2.00
    • WLP 134    Canoeing II    2.00
    • WLP 135    Rafting I    2.00
    • WLP 136    Rafting II    2.00
    • WLP 137    Sea Kayaking I    2.00
    • WLP 138    Sea Kayaking II    2.00
    • WLP 139    River Kayaking Clinic    1.00
    • WLP 140    River Rescue Clinic    1.00
    • WLP 141    Telemark Clinic    1.00
    • WLP 142    Sailing    2.00
    • WLP 144    Sailing II    2.00
    • WLP 145    Mountain Biking     2.00
    • WLP 147    River Kayak I    2.00
    • WLP 148    Snow Boarding    2.00
    Credits    4.00

    Study Abroad Elective Courses    Course Credits
    Choose electives:    0.00
    • SATO 201    Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)    0.00
    • SATO 202    Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)    0.00
    • SATO 203    Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)    0.00
    • SATO 204    Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)    0.00
    • SATO 205    Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)    0.00
    • SATO 206    Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)    0.00
    Credits    0.00
    Total Program Credits    67.00

    REC 149    Computer Applications for Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course provides the student with hands-on experience in using computer technology to manage text documents, electronic presentations and spreadsheets.

    REC 152    Environmental Stewardship I
    3.00 credits    (3,3,1) hrs    15 wks
    An examination of the role of the outdoor recreation professional in environmental stewardship. Topics include: conservation issues, environmental ethics, policy and planning and sustainability.

    REC 156    Natural History for Outdoor Leaders
    3.00 credits    (3,3,1) hrs    15 wks
    Students will develop the skills to interpret the natural environment in this field-based course, through the application of principles and concepts of ecology, the identification of flora and fauna, and the interpretation of local ecosystems. Contemporary stewardship issues facing southwest British Columbia will be highlighted.
    Note: Courses that are offered in Squamish may be delivered in a condensed format.

    REC 157    Wilderness Leadership Skills
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Develops skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to provide challenging, safe adventure experiences in a temperate climate during spring, summer and fall.
    Note: Courses that are offered in Squamish may be delivered in a condensed format.

    REC 163    Wilderness First Aid I
    3.00 credits    (60,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    An introductory course in first aid skills pertaining specifically to the wilderness environment.
    Note: Courses that are offered in Squamish may be delivered in a condensed format.

    REC 169    Interpreting Natural and Cultural Landscapes
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    The goal of this course is to enable students to develop an awareness, appreciation and understanding of the physical landscape. Emphasis will be placed on the geology and landforms of southwestern British Columbia.
    Note: Courses that are offered in Squamish may be delivered in a condensed format.

    REC 245    Organizational Leadership for Outdoor Recreation Programs
    3.00 credits    (5.45,0,0) hrs    11 wks
    This course examines the way in which individuals function effectively in outdoor recreation agencies and in groups in the field. Communication models will be examined as well as strategies and techniques for effective leadership, motivation, stress management, promotion of positive group dynamics and teambuilding. Students will learn how to work with colleagues and with clients to develop and deliver successful outdoor recreation programs. Students will apply course concepts in designing successful outdoor programs. Readings, settings and case studies for this course will include outdoor leadership situations and workplaces likely to be encountered by graduates of the Outdoor Recreation Management program.

    REC 255    Outdoor Recreation Practicum
    9.00 credits    (0,0,35) hrs    14 wks
    Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits toward the Outdoor Recreation Management program Diploma
    The practicum is designed to integrate classroom theory with working experience in the field. Students will arrange with the faculty liaison to spend three and one-half months in an acceptable agency placement, and will be responsible to a specific agency supervisor. Students will be provided with terms of reference for the practicum experience. Student work performance and potential will be evaluated by the faculty liaison and agency supervisor, and students will make a major presentation to the department at the conclusion of the practicum.

    TOUR 104    Marine Tourism and Interpretation
    3.00 credits    (6,0,0) hrs    10 wks
    The objective of this course is to enable students to develop an awareness and understanding of the marine near-shore environment. The content will focus on learning about marine resources within the context of tourism development and responsible stewardship by user groups within the marine tourism field.

    TOUR 111    Tourism Introduction: Theory and Practice
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    An introduction to the key concepts, language, and issues facing the tourism industry. Trends, market profiles and demographic factors, key industry sectors, tourism geography and key regional products in B.C., tourism's role in community development, social impacts of tourism, transportation, communication, and legal issues in tourism.

    TOUR 112    Tourism Marketing
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    The objectives of this course are to examine the existing tourism marketing system in Canada; to develop the student's understanding of Canadian tourism marketing and the basics of consumer marketing; and to enable the student to relate to current aspects of tourism business and how they affect Canadian tourism marketing.

    TOUR 113    Human Resource Management in Tourism
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Human resource issues, job analysis, recruitment, interviewing, orientation, training and development, performance management, legislation, and labour-management relations.

    TOUR 116    Financial Planning in Tourism I
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Designed to provide future entrepreneurs and managers in the field of tourism an introductory review of the basic accounting and planning skills required for small business operations. This course will also cover basic financial statement analysis for the purpose of providing information to meet the needs of investors, owners and management.

    TOUR 118    Special Events - Tourism Generators
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course will cover all aspects of event management and event marketing: choosing the right event, designing a business (event) plan, event/cause marketing, sponsor proposals, managing the pre-event, event day(s) management, and post event activities. Students will design a new special event and prepare a business plan for that event. The course will also include case studies from existing events.

    TOUR 120    Adventure and Eco-Tourism
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Adventure tourism products will be examined; economic impact of the industry, selling adventure tourism, identifying markets, packaging, legal liability, organization and structure of the industry, government's role in area and activity management, resource management issues, protecting resource areas, eco-tourism issues, land use planning, and product opportunities.

    TOUR 125    Financial Planning in Tourism II
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: TOUR 116 or BFIN 141
    Using financial and strategic planning techniques, students will develop a comprehensive business plan and financing proposal for a tourism business. This is the major project for the course. In addition, students will complete the study of financial analysis and basic business accounting begun in TOUR 116.

    TOUR 202    Strategic Marketing Management - Case Study Approach
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: TOUR 112
    This course will provide students with a greater understanding and appreciation of strategic marketing management in the tourism industry. Marketplace potential, risk, delivery mechanism and the industry's unique characteristics will be explained. Strategic marketing process of how marketing plans are developed, implemented and amended are reviewed and analysed.

    TOUR 227    Heritage, Cultural and Arts Planning for Tourism
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    An overview of heritage cultural, and arts tourism, with emphasis on community and regionally-based planning and development approaches. A review of market demand, demographic trends, product development, development of arts and entertainment tourism, and First Nations tourism.

    TOUR 232    Tourism Planning
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    A geographical overview of the Asia-Pacific region including demographics, physiography, environmental issues, tourism destinations and travel patterns. A review of politics in tourism and Asia-Pacific region national tourism policies. Methodology and approach to tourism policy analysis, comparative tourism development case studies, regional tourism policy and planning. Role of development agencies and tourism organizations.

    WLP 124    Winter Skills
    2.00 credits    (60,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    An introductory course developing skills in avalanche safety, terrain and hazard assessment, route finding, winter camping, and shelter building. Competent students may achieve industry standards in avalanche skills.

    WLP 125    Ski Touring
    2.00 credits    (60,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    Prerequisite: WLP 124 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    Students will develop backcountry touring skills including track setting, winter camp craft, hazard avoidance, skiing techniques and route planning, weather observations and avalanche safety.

    WLP 126    Backpacking
    2.00 credits    (60,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    Students will develop skills in client care, risk management, navigation, professionalism, travel, instruction, terrain assessment, camping and mountain sense.

    WLP 127    Mountaineering
    2.00 credits    (60,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    Prerequisite: WLP 124 or WLP 126 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    This course is designed for the experienced backpacker with little or no rope skills. Skills in basic rock climbing, rope management, crevasse rescue, snow and glacier travel and ice climbing will be developed.

    WLP 128    Rock Climbing I
    2.00 credits    (48,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    A technical course for non-climbers, emphasizing technique development through practical application of field skills. Students will gain competency in outdoor top rope climbing and following a lead climber. Skill sets include anchor construction, rope management, rappelling, climbing and movement techniques, and hazard management.

    WLP 129    Rock Climbing II
    2.00 credits    (24,0,0) hrs    02 wks
    Prerequisite: WLP 128 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    An intermediate level of skill development of rock climbing techniques including rock rescue and introduction to lead climbing.

    WLP 130    Rock Rescue Clinic
    1.00 credit    (24,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    Prerequisite: WLP 128 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    This course emphasizes the practical aspects of technical rock rescue.

    WLP 131    Nordic Skiing I
    2.00 credits    (48,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    A foundation course developing competency in equipment selection and use, waxing, diagonal stride, poling, turns, skating, and telemark techniques.

    WLP 132    Nordic Skiing II
    2.00 credits    (31.5,0,0) hrs    02 wks
    Prerequisite: WLP 131 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    Students will develop and demonstrate competency in skiing and teaching diagonal stride, snow plow turns, double poling, off-set skate, and intermediate telemark. Competent students may achieve industry certification in nordic skiing.

    WLP 133    Canoeing I
    2.00 credits    (56,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    A course in developing leadership skills in lake water canoeing; includes canoe history in Canada, equipment, canoe safety and leadership, tandem and solo rescues, and canoe-tripping standards and practice. Competent students may achieve industry certification for instruction in lake-water canoeing.

    WLP 134    Canoeing II
    2.00 credits    (54,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    Prerequisite: WLP 133 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    Tandem and solo moving water canoeing skills are developed in this course. Content includes theory, strokes, manoeuvres, and rescues. Competent students may achieve industry certification in moving water canoeing.

    WLP 135    Rafting I
    2.00 credits    (48,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    Includes equipment, strokes for oar and paddle boats, raft manoeuvring, and river reading. Competent students may achieve industry certification in rafting.

    WLP 136    Rafting II
    2.00 credits    (63,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    Prerequisite: WLP 135 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    This intensive course is designed to prepare students for the rafting industry. This guide training covers all aspects of rafting in preparation for the provincial guide exams.

    WLP 137    Sea Kayaking I
    2.00 credits    (60,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    A progressive introduction to sea kayaking, providing the student with sound kayaking skills while introducing the guiding element. Skill set includes paddling skills, rescue techniques, equipment, navigation, ocean skills, interpretation of the coastal environment, weather and group/leadership skills.

    WLP 138    Sea Kayaking II
    2.00 credits    (60,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    Prerequisite: WLP 137 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    An intensive course focusing on each student's ability to make safe leadership decisions, perform surf landings and launches, and provide appropriate client care and instruction. Competent students may achieve industry certification in sea kayaking.

    WLP 139    River Kayaking Clinic
    1.00 credit    (24,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    This clinic introduces students to river kayaking equipment, safety procedures, strokes and rolling techniques. Skills will be introduced on flat water and will progress to river paddling.

    WLP 140    River Rescue Clinic
    1.00 credit    (24,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    This intensive course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in river rescue. Competent students may receive industry certification in river rescue.

    WLP 141    Telemark Clinic
    1.00 credit    (24,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    Prerequisite: WLP 132 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    Students will develop and demonstrate competency in skiing and teaching basic, intermediate and advanced telemark skills. Competent students may achieve industry certification in telemark skiing.

    WLP 142    Sailing
    2.00 credits    (60,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    Basic sailing skills are developed in this course including general seamanship, acting as a competent crew, basic navigational skills, and emergency procedures. Competent students may achieve industry certification in sailing.

    WLP 144    Sailing II
    2.00 credits    (60,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    Prerequisite: WLP 142 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    Students will further develop skills in vessel and crew management with an emphasis on navigation, coastal meteorology, boat systems, and health and safety. They will demonstrate safe navigational practices and advance their proficiency in understanding the international symbols and regulations for preventing collisions at sea.

    WLP 145    Mountain Biking
    2.00 credits    (48,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    The course provides an awareness of safe guiding practices for leading mountain biking rides and competence at the beginner to intermediate levels. Topics discussed include site selection, teaching materials, demos, progression, skill analysis, biomechanics, teaching points, common errors and corrections, safety tips, and environmental variables.

    WLP 147    River Kayak I
    2.00 credits    (48,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    This course introduces students to river kayaking equipment, safety procedures, strokes and rolling techniques.

    WLP 148    Snow Boarding
    2.00 credits    (48,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    A course developing leadership skills in snowboarding, including a comprehensive overview of the sport as it relates to snowboard instruction, guiding and leadership.

    WLP 151    Interpreting the Wilderness Environment
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course is designed to enable outdoor leaders to learn interpretation techniques regarding experiential teaching methods. These techniques enable students to interpret the surrounding wilderness environment including weather and the night sky.

    WLP 152    Wilderness Leadership Work Practicum
    2.00 credits    (0,0,35) hrs    03 wks
    Prerequisite: CMNS 174, REC 156, 157, 163, 169, WLP 153 and 12 WLP credits
    The student will gain practical experience necessary to work effectively in an adventure industry business. The student will have an opportunity to work at a level comparable to that of a non-Work Experience employee of the organization. The student will integrate and consolidate theory and skills developed during the Wilderness Leadership Certificate program.

    WLP 153    Guiding Leadership
    3.00 credits    (60,0,0) hrs    01 wks
    This course examines the concepts of leadership and team building and expands on this theme through the exploration of skills and techniques.

    SATO 201    Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)
    0.00 credits    (0,0,2) hrs    15 wks
    These Study Abroad courses in Tourism Management bank credits that allow students to embark upon a variety of international (and national) study experiences with other partner colleges, universities or agencies/organizations. Programs of study can consist of academic courses, internships, field skills development and/or co-op. Normally, students will be registered in these courses after being accepted in a study abroad program such as a study tour, field school or student exchange partnership.

    SATO 202    Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)
    0.00 credits    (0,0,4) hrs    15 wks
    These Study Abroad courses in Tourism Management bank credits that allow students to embark upon a variety of international (and national) study experiences with other partner colleges, universities or agencies/organizations. Programs of study can consist of academic courses, internships, field skills development and/or co-op. Normally, students will be registered in these courses after being accepted in a study abroad program such as a study tour, field school or student exchange partnership.

    SATO 203    Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)
    0.00 credits    (0,0,4) hrs    15 wks
    These Study Abroad courses in Tourism Management bank credits that allow students to embark upon a variety of international (and national) study experiences with other partner colleges, universities or agencies/organizations. Programs of study can consist of academic courses, internships, field skills development and/or co-op. Normally, students will be registered in these courses after being accepted in a study abroad program such as a study tour, field school or student exchange partnership.

    SATO 204    Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)
    0.00 credits    (0,0,4) hrs    15 wks
    These Study Abroad courses in Tourism Management bank credits that allow students to embark upon a variety of international (and national) study experiences with other partner colleges, universities or agencies/organizations. Programs of study can consist of academic courses, internships, field skills development and/or co-op. Normally, students will be registered in these courses after being accepted in a study abroad program such as a study tour, field school or student exchange partnership.

    SATO 205    Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)
    0.00 credits    (0,0,4) hrs    15 wks
    These Study Abroad courses in Tourism Management bank credits that allow students to embark upon a variety of international (and national) study experiences with other partner colleges, universities or agencies/organizations. Programs of study can consist of academic courses, internships, field skills development and/or co-op. Normally, students will be registered in these courses after being accepted in a study abroad program such as a study tour, field school or student exchange partnership.

    SATO 206    Study Abroad/Student Exchange (Tourism/OREC)
    0.00 credits    (0,0,4) hrs    15 wks
    These Study Abroad courses in Tourism Management bank credits that allow students to embark upon a variety of international (and national) study experiences with other partner colleges, universities or agencies/organizations. Programs of study can consist of academic courses, internships, field skills development and/or co-op. Normally, students will be registered in these courses after being accepted in a study abroad program such as a study tour, field school or student exchange partnership.

Other programs related to Leisure / Tourism

This site uses cookies. If you continue navigating, the use of cookies is deemed to be accepted. See more  |   X