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OUTDOOR EDUCATION CERTIFICATES

Adventure is calling! The following certificates are offered through the Alpine Science Institute at Central Wyoming College.

MOUNTAIN BIKE PROFESSIONAL

CERTIFICATE I

The Mountainbike Professional certification integrates interpretive guide skills, Wilderness First Responder training and natural resource management with bike handling and mechanic skills. The student will spend time in both the classroom and on a variety of trail systems honing group management and bike-specific coaching skills for a career in the growing fields of mountain bike guiding, instruction and sustainable trail development. 

Course NumberCourseCredits
ENR 2150NAI Certified Interpretive Guide3
HLED 2010Wilderness First Responder4
OEAC 1288Mountain Biking1
OEAC 1380Outdoor Multisport1-3
ORTM 1100Bicycle Mechanic3
ORTM 2100Mountain Bike Skills Instructor 12
ORTM 2410Outdoor Leadership3
Writing Level I (WR1)/ORAL*3 credits
MATH/APPM*3 credits
UNST  1 credits

*Math 1000 Problem Solving recommended

*COMM 1030 Interpersonal Communication recommended

Total Credit Hours: 30

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TRAILBUILDING PROFESSIONAL

CERTIFICATE I

The Trailbuilding Professional certification integrates field based training using hand tools and heavy machinery with first responder training, geospatial information science and technology (GIST), natural resource management and business practices. The experiential learning format allows the student to develop practical skills for a career designing and building natural surface trail systems ranging from remote Wilderness to modern bike parks.   

Course NumberCourseCredits
ORTM 2470Outdoor Education Practicum4
ENR 1005Trailbuilding I1-3
ENR 2005Trailbuilding 24
GIST 2110Techniques in Cartography4
GIST 2135Applied GPS for GIS3
HLED 2010Wilderness First Responder4
OEAC 1380Outdoor Multisport1-3
Writing Level I (WR1)/ORAL 3 credits
MATH/APPM*3 credits
UNST 1 credits

*Math 1000 Problem Solving recommended

Total Credit Hours: 30

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WILDERNESS EMT CERTIFICATES

Learn practical skills so you can be ready to handle medical emergencies in the wilderness. This program is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides, environment, health & safety professionals, rangers and wilderness and foreign travelers with the knowledge needed to deal with emergencies in remote settings. The curriculum covers standards of care for urban situations with additional protocols for remote situations. Special topics include but are not limited to: CPR considerations (when not to start and when to stop), wilderness wound and burn management, clearing patients of spine and head trauma, athletic injuries, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, common simple medical problems, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making. Certifications upon successful completion include Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) Wilderness First Responder and the American Heart Association’s CPR. All levels of prior training are welcome. Prerequisite: Acceptance by WMI of NOLS.

CourseCredits
Wilderness First Responder4
Total 4

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Professor of Outdoor Education and Leadership

Darran Wells is passionate about all kinds of outdoor activities – hiking, climbing, caving, and skiing, but mountain biking is a sport he dedicates most of his free time to.

Adjunct Professor of Outdoor Education and Leadership

Stacy Tostrup Wells has been teaching professionally in the outdoors for more than 20 years.

Authorized permit holder of the US Forest Service and an equal opportunity service provider.