Wilderness Skills Certificate

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The Wilderness Skills Certificate is designed to prepare students for a wide range of personal or professional opportunities in recreation, outdoor leadership and education.

Students may complete the Wilderness Skills Certificate Program as part of an AA transfer degree in preparation for:

  • Four year BA Recreational Leadership Degree
  • Washington State Physical Education Teaching Certificate
  • Working immediately in the outdoor recreational field

Students interested in developing a life-long wellness plan that includes outdoor adventure activities may also enroll in the program to satisfy elective class options needed for an Associate Degree.

The 19 credit certification program may be completed part time in as little as six months while the Associate in Arts and Sciences (DTA) Transfer Degree may be completed in two years. Students may elect to complete the Wilderness Certificate as a minor area of study in fulfillment of elective requirements.

Please meet with an advisor to discuss your academic plan and career goals. Contact us for more information on how you can complete this program in two quarters. Certificate and class information can be found at  PE Certificate Programs.  Upon completion of the program please fill out the Application for Completion of Certification that can be found at https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/144/2015/10/Short-term-Certificate-Appl-October-2015.pdf

Where do outdoor adventure leaders work?

  • City Recreation Departments
  • University Outdoor Programs
  • Summer Camps
  • Residential Camps
  • Boys/Girls Clubs
  • Church Education Centers
  • Adventure Equipment Sales
  • Adventure Outfitters
  • Employee Fitness Programs

Wilderness Skills Certificate Requirements

Last Updated November 1, 2018