Associate of Applied Science in Outdoor Leadership
This program is delivered only through Prince William Sound College.
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete the General Course Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees (15 credits). At least 3 credits must be selected from the GER quantitative skills category that meet these requirements.
- Complete the program requirements below.
|PEP A161||Wilderness First Responder||4|
|PEP A262||Foundations of Outdoor Recreation||3|
|PEP A266||Introduction to Safety and Risk||3|
|PEP A181||Introduction to Health, Physical Education and Recreation||3|
|PEP A280||Leadership in Health, Physical Education and Recreation||3|
|PEP A287||Leadership in Outdoor Recreation Activities||2|
|PEP A275||Media and Strategic Communication for Outdoors Professionals||3|
|PEP A295||Outdoor Leadership Internship||2-3|
|PER A150||Water Safety and Rescue||1|
|PER A169||Four-Season Backpacking||3|
|Select from the following:||18-19|
|Introduction to the Study of Adventure Filmmaking|
|Previsualization and Production|
|Digital Video Editing|
|Adventure Film Research|
|Beginning Rock Climbing|
|Beginning Ice Climbing|
|Beginning River Rafting|
|Beginning Sea Kayaking|
|Beginning Cross-Country Ski: Diagonal Stride|
|Crevasse Rescue Techniques|
|Intermediate Ice Climbing|
|Intermediate River Rafting|
A minimum of 60 credits is required for the degree.
Upon completion of the A.A.S. in Outdoor Leadership students will:
- understand, synthesize, and evaluate their personal readiness for leadership by communicating leadership behaviors effectively through written and oral means (as measured by course assignments, an internship journal and an exit interview)
- understand and explain the benefits of outdoor recreation for individual and community well-being (as measured by course assignments and an internship journal)
- successfully evaluate risks associated with outdoor activities and identify methods to reduce and/or mitigate those risks (as measured by course assignments)
- demonstrate necessary proficiency for recreation professionals to include practical skills related to backcountry recreation, including technical skills and event planning and hosting (as measured by course assignments and an exit interview)