Adventure Tourism

414.3b

Technical sheet

Diploma: Technical

Duration: 3 years

Quota: yes

Placement rate: n.a

Mean initial salary: n.a

Offered at: English Section

Description of program

What if the great outdoors became your classroom? Our unique program will provide you with practical skills to supervise all necessary steps to organize professional outdoor group activities. Learn to plan, prepare and supervise field trips, teach skills and techniques for summer and winter activities, interpret your environment, use maps and instruments for orientation, and maintain equipment.

Choosing to study here

  • On the Gaspé Peninsula, we have the sea, as well as exceptional mountains and rivers perfect for training adventure guides.
  • Courses lead to obtaining certifications recognized by the industry, such as boating, white water, sea kayak, advanced wilderness first aid, etc.
  • The teachers come from the adventure tourism industry.
  • The Cégep has a French sector and an English sector, which makes it easier to learn a second language.
  • The program meets the standards of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council and the Association Aventure Écotourisme Québec.

INTERNSHIPS:
Possibility of two full-time three-month internships (summer and winter).

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:
Obtain recognized certifications.

SECOND LANGUAGE IMMERSION:
Take your courses in French or in English and get individual coaching.

EXPERIENCE ABROAD:
Complete your Professional Development Project course internationally / Credited internship abroad.

NEW AND SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT:
Access to the biggest fleet of specialized outdoor equipment of all Québec adventure tourism programs.

General admission conditions

To be eligible for the Adventure Tourism program, you have to meet the following conditions:

Hold a secondary school diploma or hold a secondary school vocational diploma and have successfully completed the following courses:

  • Language of Instruction – Secondary 5
  • Second Language – Secondary 5
  • Mathematics – Secondary 4

Special admission conditions

Fill out and send in the following documents, along with the admission application (you’ll find these forms on the SRACQ site):

• Medical assessment certificate;
• Experience and aptitude form and a letter of motivation;
• School file excellence.

Studying in this program involves exposition to certain risks inherent to the outdoors activities included in the curriculum.

Students must complete an outdoor and a pool fitness test at each semester. Students with results below average are supported individually to improve their fitness.

An additional cost of $436,45* per session is required for certifications and program expeditions.

 

Required equipment

Here are the lists of equipment provided by the college, the mandatory equipment to purchase and the equipment highly recommended by the Adventure Tourism Technology Program.

Course schedule

Legend →
T : Theory
L : Laboratories
P : Personal
Course numberCourse TitlePonderation
hours/week

session 1

(29 hours/week)
T L P
    190-K13-GA Wilderness Orientation 0 3 2
    414-H93-GA Fundamentals of the Profession 2 1 2
    414-HX3-GA Canoeing 0 3 1
    414-S43-GA Wilderness First Aid 1 2 2
    414-S53-GA Outdoor Cooking 1 2 2
    414-S63-GA Wilderness Camp Management 0 3 2
    345-101-MQ Knowledge 3 1 3
    603-101-MQ Introduction to College English 2 2 4
    COM-001-03 Elective course 1 2 1 3

session 2

(28 hours/week)
T L P
    350-323-GA Communication and Leadership in Adventure Tourism 1 2 2
    414-HS3-GA Exploratory Work Placement 0 3 2
    414-HY3-GA Sea Kayaking 0 3 2
    414-KH4-GA Wilderness Trip Planning and Preparation 3 1 2
    414-KK4-GA Avalanche Safety 1 3 2
    414-KM4-GA Backcountry Skiing 0 4 2
    414-S33-GA White Water Rescue 0 3 1
    603-102-MQ Literary Genres 2 2 3

session 3

(29 hours/week)
T L P
    147-K24-GA Discovering Natural Environments 1 3 2
    414-HW3-GA Supervision of Outdoor Activities 0 3 2
    414-HZ3-GA Canoe-Camping Expedition 0 3 2
    414-KJ4-GA Backpacking Expedition and Orientation 1 3 1
    414-S23-GA Sea kayaking Expedition and Navigation 0 3 1
    109-101-MQ Physical Activity and Health 1 1 1
    345-102-MQ World Views 3 0 3
    602-CGE-R4 French S. L. Common GE 1 2 3
    603-C14-GA English for technologies 2 2 2

session 4

(28 hours/week)
T L P
    414-HQ3-GA Client Experience in Adventure Tourism 1 2 2
    414-HU3-GA Risk Management 2 1 2
    414-HV3-GA Rafting 0 3 1
    414-KN4-GA Backcountry Skiing Expedition 1 3 2
    414-S73-GA Equipment Maintenance and Repair 0 3 1
    109-102-MQ Physical Activity and Effectiveness 0 2 1
    345-C03-GA Humanities in sciences and technology 1 2 3
    602-PGE-R4 French S. L. Applied GE 1 2 3
    603-103-MQ Literary Themes 2 2 3

session 5

(27 hours/week)
T L P
    147-K93-GA Interpretation of natural environments 1 2 2
    190-K23-GA Site and Trail : Development and Maintenance 0 3 1
    414-KP4-GA Guiding a River Expedition 0 4 2
    414-KQ4-GA Guiding a Sea Kayaking Expedition 0 4 2
    414-KS4-GA Guider une expédition en randonnée pédestre 0 4 2
    414-S13-GA Québec Traditional Cultures and Indigenous Perspectives 1 2 2
    414-S83-GA Work Placement: Guiding in Adventure Tourism 0 3 2
    414-S93-GA Product Design in Adventure Tourism 2 1 3

session 6

(28 hours/week)
T L P
    320-K13-GA Geography, Culture and Landscape 1 2 2
    410-K03-GA Marketing in Adventure Tourism 2 1 2
    414-HP3-GA Advanced Leadership 0 3 2
    414-HT3-GA Socio-economic and Environmental issues in TTA 2 1 2
    414-KL4-GA Advanced Wilderness First Aid 1 3 2
    414-KR4-GA Guiding a Backcountry Skiing Expedition 0 4 2
    414-S03-GA Instructional Skills in Paddling 0 3 2
    109-331-04 Physical Fitness III 1 1 1
    COM-002-03 Elective course 2 2 1 3

Your future in Adventure Tourism

Workplaces: 

  • Adventure and ecotourism outfitters;
  • Specialised schools and training centres: first aid, kayak, canoeing, white water rescue, avalanche, ski, etc.;
  • Outdoor education environments such as summer camp schools and therapeutic adventure programs;
  • Private services such as guiding and retail, even as an entrepreneur;
  • Public services such as parks, reserves, ZECs or towns.

University studies:

  • You can be admitted into any other university program requiring a DEC such as in physical education, teaching, geography, etc.

Note: Cost subject to changes.

For information

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