Adventure Tourism

414.3b

Technical sheet

Diploma: Technical

Duration: 3 years

Quota: yes

Placement rate: 77%

Offered at: English Section

Experience abroad
Unique in Quebec
Second language immersion
Sport federation cards
Internships

Experience abroad

Do your internships in Chile, Mexico or Argentina.

Unique in Quebec

Only at the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles.

Second language immersion

Take your courses in French and in English and get individual coaching.

Sport federation cards

Obtain industry - recognized certifications. Moreover, certain advanced / Instructor certifications are available.

Internships

Two internships: one in summer and on in winter, each lasting three months.

Description of program

The Adventure Tourism Technology program aims to give you a complete training to enable you to: plan and prepare field trips in a natural environment, coordinate and animate activities, teach skills and techniques, interpret your surroundings, intervene in emergency ituations, use maps and instruments for orientation, maintain equipment, guide a group in a natural setting in both English and a second language, as well as developand promote adventure tourism products.

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.

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 the following documents with your application for admission (you'll find these forms on the SRACQ site):

  • Medical assessment certificate;
  • Experience and aptitudes form;
  • Physical  fitness assessment questionnaire; 
  • Risk acceptance declaration.

School file excellence. 

An additional cost of $436 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

first semester

(33 hours/week)
T L P
    109-K23-GA Sea Kayaking 1 0 3 2
    147-K43-GA Interpretation : Fresh Water 1 2 2
    190-K14-GA Orientation: Maps and Instruments 0 4 2
    414-H23-GA Fundamentals of the profession 2 1 2
    414-HH3-GA Outdoor Cooking 1 2 2
    414-HJ3-GA Wilderness Travel 1 2 2
    414-K64-GA Outdoor Leadership 1 3 2
    109-101-MQ Physical Activity and Health 1 1 1
    345-101-MQ Knowledge 3 1 3
    603-101-MQ Introduction to College English 2 2 4

second semester

(28 hours/week)
T L P
    109-K04-GA Backcountry Skiing 1 0 4 2
    147-K73-GA Interpretation : Winter Landscapes 1 2 2
    414-H03-GA Equipment Maintenance and Repair 0 3 1
    414-H63-GA White Water Rescue 0 3 1
    414-H73-GA Avalanche safety I 0 3 2
    414-H83-GA Wilderness First Aid I 1 2 2
    109-102-MQ Physical Activity and Effectiveness 0 2 1
    603-102-MQ Literary Genres 2 2 3
    COM-001-03 Elective course 1 2 1 3

third semester

(32 hours/week)
T L P
    147-K53-GA Interpretation : The Sea 1 2 2
    350-K13-GA Communication and Adventure Tourism 1 2 2
    412-K13-GA Adventure Tourism IT Projects 1 2 2
    414-H43-GA Risk Management in Adventure Tourism 1 2 2
    414-K74-GA Leadership and Backpacking 1 3 2
    414-KQ3-GA Canoe Camping 0 3 1
    414-KW3-GA Sea Kayak II 0 3 2
    345-102-MQ World Views 3 0 3
    603-C14-GA English for technologies 2 2 2
    602-CGE-R4 French S. L. Common GE 1 2 3

fourth semester

(30 hours/week)
T L P
    414-H24-GA Interpretation : The Sky 2 2 2
    414-HA3-GA Rafting 0 3 1
    414-HB3-GA Instructional Skills & The Client Experience 0 3 2
    414-HF3-GA The Adventure Tourism Environment 2 1 2
    414-K84-GA Avalanche Safety II 1 3 2
    345-C03-GA Humanities in sciences and technology 1 2 3
    603-103-MQ Literary Themes 2 2 3
    602-PGE-R4 French S. L. Applied GE 1 2 3
    COM-002-03 Elective course 2 2 1 3

fifth semester

(29 hours/week)
T L P
    147-K63-GA Interpretation : Summer Landscapes 1 2 2
    190-K03-GA Site and Trail Maintenance 0 3 1
    414-H33-GA Traditional and Native Cultures 1 2 2
    414-HG3-GA Adventure Tourism Project 1 2 3
    414-K65-GA Work Placement 0 5 2
    414-K75-GA Paddling Expedition 1 4 2
    414-K95-GA Backpacking Expedition 1 4 2
    109-331-04 Physical Fitness III 1 1 1

sixth semester

(17 hours/week)
T L P
    320-K03-GA Geography in Adventure Tourism 1 2 2
    414-H53-GA Instructional Skills in Paddling 1 2 2
    414-HD3-GA Wilderness First Aid II 1 2 2
    414-HE3-GA Backcountry Skiing II 0 3 2
    414-K85-GA Professional Development Project 0 5 2

My future in Adventure Tourism

Adventure tourism technicians guide different workplaces: 

  • Adventure and ecotourism providers;
  • Integrated services such as accomodation establishments or specialized stores;
  • Private services such as cruises, outfitters, Native sites or wholesale;
  • Public services such as parks, reserves, zecs or towns.

You can continue your studies at university, in Intervention Plein air at UQAC. Many courses are transferable. You can also be admitted into any other university program requiring a DEC such as in geography, teaching, history, etc.

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For more information on the Adventure Tourism Department visit:
Adventure Tourism Facebook Page
Adventure Tourism Youtube Channel
Adventure Tourism Student Blog