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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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TGA-100

Guiding Skills 1

3 credits

This course introduces tools for establishing and maintaining physical and psychological safety considerations for effective outdoor guiding leadership, and further prepares students with the practical skills specific to field training experiences and industry expectations for risk and trip management.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program


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TGA-101

Interpretation Culture

3 credits

The Interpretation course introduces the principles and skills for providing quality interpretation programs. Through a variety of in-class and in-the-field experiences, students develop their own style of interpretation along with a broad understanding of the rich natural and cultural heritage of coastal British Columbia.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program


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TGA-102

Wildlife Viewing

2 credits

This course is delivered in two parts, terrestrial and marine. The first half prepares students with the foundations for working as an assistant bear viewing guide through training course standards established by the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of BC (CBVABC) or equivalent, with an opportunity to achieve certification. The second half focuses on marine mammal viewing skills, knowledge, and regulations as promoted through the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) or equivalent. This course builds on the foundations provided in TGA 101 Interpretation.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program


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TGA-103

Sea Kayaking 1

2 credits

This course introduces introductory skills and knowledge for sea kayak touring as a platform for further training and certification associated with becoming an instructor and/or guide in the sea kayaking industry. This prepares students with basic recreational paddling skills for organizing personal day trips and overnight outings and experiences in SKGABC Class 1 & 2 waters.

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  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program


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TGA-104

River Rafting 1

2 credits

This course introduces skills and knowledge for commercial white water rafting as a platform for further training and certification associated with becoming a guide in the rafting industry. This prepares students with basic recreational paddling skills for organizing personal day trips and overnight outings on Class 1-3 rivers. Students will have the opportunity to achieve Swiftwater Rescue Technician certification.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program


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TGA-105

Canoeing

2 credits

The course is designed to develop tandem-paddling and tripping skills for flatwater and lake canoeing as per industry standards. This course provides a foundation for next pursuing instructor certification, and prepares students with a solid foundation for understanding and effectively managing these craft in camp and wilderness settings. Students are exposed to the rich history and modern use of canoes in Canada.

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  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program


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TGA-106

Sea Kayaking 2

3 credits

This course advances learning from TGA 103 toward becoming an assistant sea kayaking guide on the rugged BC Coast. A multi-day expedition allows students to apply and refine guiding skills learned elsewhere in the AG program. This is an approved guide training course with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC (SKGABC).

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  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program


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TGA-107

Sailing

2 credits

This course introduces students to sailing and to the role of the crew and guide in providing an enjoyable and safe sailing trip. The course is structured to teach you the skills needed for safe day-cruising in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sloop-rigged keelboat of six to 10 meters in moderate wind and sea conditions. Successful participants will receive their Canadian Yachting Association Basic Cruising Standard or equivalent ISPA certification.

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  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program


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TGA-108

Mountain Skills 1

2 credits

This course covers the basics of mountaineering from movement on snow, rock and ice to anchoring and belaying in all these mediums, glacier travel, route finding and much more. Recommend previous experience working with ropes, or having done Rock Skills 1.

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  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program


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TGA-109

Winter Mountain Travel 1

2 credits

This field-focused course includes an introduction to avalanche awareness and winter mountain backcountry touring skills, including one night of winter camping. Students have the opportunity to achieve Avalanche Skills Training One (AST 1).

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program


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TGA-110

Guiding Skills 2

3 credits

This course builds on the foundations of Guiding Skills 1 while further integrating leadership techniques and considerations with environmental and navigational considerations when planning and managing outdoor adventure activities to industry standards.

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  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program


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TGA-111

Wilderness First Aid

2 credits

This course and certification is a core field requirement for most adventure tourism sectors and entry-level guide positions. This course includes CPR "C" and provides comprehensive training and certification for wilderness guides operating remote from immediate emergency medical assistance. Leadership and client pre-trip preparation with respect to contingency planning is emphasized.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program.


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TGA-112

Rock Skills 1

2 credits

This course covers rock climbing and lead climbing skills including movement on rock, belaying, rappelling, simple anchor building, complex anchors, using removable protection and advanced movement skills. Lead climbing skill development will included leading safe pitches with protection placement and planning your ascents to station management, plus some self-rescue techniques. On completion of this course students will feel comfortable going top-rope climbing and beginning to lead climbs on their own in a consistent, safe and confidence inspiring manner.

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  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program


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TGA-114

River Rafting 2

2 credits

This course builds on skills and knowledge attained in TGA 104. It will further train and certify students to work as a guide in the rafting industry. This prepares students with intermediate and advanced paddling skills for organizing personal and commercial day trips and overnight expeditions in Class 1-3 rivers. Students will have the opportunity to achieve British Columbia River Outfitters Association (BCROA) Guide certification.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program and TGA 104.


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TGA-131

Field Specialty Option 1

2 credits, 40 hours

This course provides credits for field skills training and/or recognized industry certification specific to an adventure guiding related discipline as described in the BC Provincial Adventure Tourism Certificate Program Standardized Core Curriculum.

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  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program.


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TGA-132

Field Specialty Option 2

2 credits, 40 hours

This course provides credits for field skills training and/or recognized industry certification specific to an adventure guiding related discipline as described in the BC Provincial Adventure Tourism Certificate Program Standardized Core Curriculum.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Adventure Guiding Certificate Program.


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TGA-700

Work Placement

1 credits

This is a two-week opportunity to show and refine abilities in a working environment while learning from seasoned professionals in the industry. In preparing for work placements, students receive guidance and feedback for fine-tuning resumes, and for ways of presenting yourself to prospective employers. Students will have the opportunity to work as an assistant guide or apprentice in a meaningful on-the-job experience

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  • Admission to the Adventure Tourism Certificate Program


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