Calgary Board of Education

Career and Technology Studies (CTS)

Outdoor Pursuits

Outdoor Pursuits (ODPU) is an intensive one year program. The primary aim of the program is to develope student abilities so that they may competently enter the outdoor education/guiding industry with appropriate certification and experience. The program begins in the winter semester and culminates the following fall semester.

Intermediate Outdoor Pursuits

No Prerequisite Required: An interest in outdoor activities with the willingness to spend multiple days and nights in the wilderness. Grade 11 students will have registration priority however; if space is available, Grade 10 students may submit an application to the Outdoor Pursuits Instructor for early admittance

Course Fee $500.00. Fees include: Wilderness first aid certification, avalanche skills training level 1 certification, transportation, permits, guiding costs and all trip expenses. Fees do not cover individual gear & food

Content: Intermediate Outdoor Pursuits is a 7 credit course designed for students interested in exploring human power outdoor activities. Students gain wilderness experience and environmental awareness along with an opportunity for certification in Wilderness First Aid (24 HRS) and Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (16 HRS). Students will have the chance to learn through experience as multiple multi-day trips and day excursions make up a significant portion of this course.

WLD 1060 Widerness Navigation WLD 2130 Outdoor Excusion
WLD 1100 Outdoor Cooking 1 (Theory) WLD 2950 Intermediate Practicum (Avalanche Training Level 1
WLD 1130 Outdoor Survival Skills HCS 2010 First Aide/CPR (Remote Wilderness Responder-20 HRS)

Advanced Outdoor Pursuits

Prerequisite Standards: Intermediate Outdoor Pursuits, 70% average over 5 modules

Course Fees: $550.00 Fees Include: Wilderness first aid (40 HRS) certification, transportation, permits, guiding costs and all trip expenses. Fees do not include individual gear and food

Outdoor Pursuits 35 is a6 credited course designed for students to be involved in advanced wilderness skills development with the opportunity for practical leadership training and certification in Wilderness First Aid (40HRS). Guiding, technical and leadership skills, along with global environmental awareness are the main focuses.

WLD 3140 Introduction to guiding (River, canoeing, backpacking) WLD 3910 Project D (Heritage Arts)
WLD 3130 Outdoor Leadership WLD 3950 WLD Advanced Practicum (Wilderness First Aid 40hrs)




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