• Wilderness Survival and Leadership

    Career Pathway Certificate

    The Wilderness Survival and Leadership program is designed for those students who would like to pursue a variety of careers in the outdoors. Students will understand leadership, survival and rescue in the wilderness. The certificate is part of the Wildland Fire career pathway.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • demonstrate appropriate search and rescue methods including evacuation techniques,
    • demonstrate first aid skills used in the field,
    • discuss the basics of land navigation and Northwest weather prediction,
    • articulate the knowledge areas required for an understanding of wilderness preparedness,
    • prepare helicopter landing zones.

    CAREERS

    This program prepares students for employment in parks and recreation, guide services, search and rescue, state and federal agencies, private organizations, forestry jobs and wildland firefighting. The certificate gives students the necessary skills to lead and/or participate in any programs in a wide variety of settings that require leadership and competency in the outback regions of the Northwest.

    For more information contact Tom Laugle, 503-594-3066 or toml@clackamas.edu or visit: http://www.clackamas.edu/Programs/Wilderness-Survival-and-Leadership.aspx

    Wilderness Survival and Leadership Career Pathway Certificate

    COURSE Credits

    FRP-243 Survivor I: Maps, Compass, GPS 2

    FRP-244 Survivor II: Wilderness 2

    FRP-245 Survivor III: Weather of the NW 2

    FRP-246 Survivor IV: Wilderness First Aid 2

    FRP-247 Survivor V: Dangerous Animals 2

    FRP-248 Survivor VI: Introduction to Search & Rescue

    or FRP-130 Introduction to Wildland Firefighting (S-130/S-190) 2-3

    Credits required for certificate 12-13

    Note: Courses do not need to be taken in sequence.