Summer 2014 Courses

 

OLER 176-001

Whitewater Kayaking

2 Credits

 

This course will introduce students to whitewater kayaking by covering the basic skills and safety techniques. Emphasis will be on river reading techniques, strokes, safety, self-rescue, and rescue of others. This course will prepare students to effectively “run” class II-III whitewater. The class is an American Canoe Association whitewater kayak course; a course Card of Completion is available upon successful completion. This course will meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree. Class will be in the classroom and field each day from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Limit 10

Lab Fee: $120.00 (covers transportation, food and equipment.  Non-refundable after the first day of class)

Start Date:  6/3                             

End Date:  6/7                      

Location: Animas and San Juan Rivers

 

 

OLER 177-001

Whitewater Rafting

2 Credits

 

Students will acquire skills and knowledge necessary to independently plan and carry out a successful rafting outing. Course content includes raft equipment for paddle and oar rafts, rowing/paddle techniques, instruction and practice of basic rafting technique, rigging, river dynamics and river-reading skills, basic rescue, and handling river related emergencies. This course will prepare students to effectively row or paddle class I to III whitewater. This course is an American Canoe Association basic rafting course. Students will receive an ACA course Card of Completion. This course will meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree. Class will be in the classroom in the morning of 5/13 and may leave for the field on that day through 5/17.

Limit 15

Lab Fee: $120.00 (covers transportation, food and equipment.  Non-refundable after the first day of class)

Start Date: 5/13                                        

End Date:  5/17                                     

Location: Rio Grande, Animas and San Juan Rivers

 

OLER 250-001

Expedition Backpacking

3 Credits

 

If you enjoy hiking and/or backpacking, this class is a must.  Thru-hike one of the exceptional trails in Rainier National Park, Washington while learning all that is required to plan and initiate a long-distance backpacking expedition.  Class will meet four times prior to field experience June 9, 11, 16 and 18 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm and then leave for the expedition June 20 through 28.  Class will be in remote areas at high elevation for most of the field class.  Lab fee of $700.00 covers transportation from Albuquerque to Rainier National Park and back, food, permits and equipment.  Students must be in good physical condition and able to carry up to 60 pounds for extended amounts of time.

Limit: 10

Lab Fee: $700.00 (covers transportation, food while on overnight, permit fees and equipment.  Non-refundable after the first day                              of class.)

Start Date:  6/9

End Date:  6/28                     

Location: Rainier National Park

Class Meetings: Monday, May 12 from 5:30-7:30 pm

Overnight Expedition: Tuesday, May 20 through Monday May 26

  

OLER 171-001

Flat and Whitewater Canoeing

2 Credits

 

The ACA Canoe course focuses on helping the student learn to travel safely and efficiently by canoe. Emphasis on stroke and paddle mechanics, maneuvering including corrected forward strokes, cross strokes as well as paddling on flat water will encompass the first 2 days of the course. The second 3 days will focus on learning about river features and hazards, how to handle capsizes on the river, more advanced rescues, how to do eddy turns, surfs and ferries, how to scout, keys to good judgment, clothing and much more.  This is an American Canoe Association canoe course; a card of completion is available to successful students.  Course will meet in classroom on July 22nd at 9:00 am.  Field sessions start in the afternoon July 22 - 26.

Limit 10

Lab Fee: $120.00 (covers transportation and supplies.  Non-refundable after the first day of class)

Start Date:  7/22                                                 

End Date:  7/26                                   

Location: Animas & San Juan Rivers, Navajo Lake

 

OLER 245-001

ACA Raft Instructor

3 Credits

 

The American Canoe Association (ACA) Raft instructor course prepares you to be a whitewater raft instructor. This course will develop and test student’s proficiencies in safety awareness, technical knowledge, paddling/rowing skills and technique, and teaching ability. Completion of the class does not guarantee that you will become certified. Certification will be dependent upon your teaching ability and rafting skills. This course does not meet Physical Education activity requirement for AA degree.

Course meets in classroom on May 27 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.  Class will be in the field and classroom May 28 through May 31 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Lab fee of $150.00 covers 1 year ACA membership and instructor certification dues.

Limit: 10

Lab Fee: $150.00 (covers 1 year ACA Membership and Instructor Certification Dues)

Start Date:  5/27                   

End Date:  5/31                        

Location: Animas and San Juan Rivers

 

OLER 230-001

Expedition Sea Kayaking

3 Credits

 

The Sea Kayak Expedition course is focused on helping the student learn to travel safely and efficiently by sea kayak.  The course includes introductory navigation, boat lean and edging, rolling kayak maneuvers, equipment, loading, expedition planning and behavior and open water rescues.  Class will have four pre-planning sessions on July 14, 16, 21 and 23 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.  The field portion of the class will be held during a long distance sea kayak expedition in the beautiful Apostle Islands National Sea Shore.  Graduates of this course should be capable of planning and paddling a multi-day sea kayak trip.  This is an ACA skills class and successful participant will earn an ACA Card of Completion.  Lab fee of $700.00 covers all transportation from Albuquerque to Apostle Islands and back, food, permits and equipment.

 

Limit: 10

Lab Fee: $700.00 (covers transportation, food, and supplies.  Non-refundable after the first day of class)

Start Date: 7/14

End Date: 8/9

 

 

OLER 299-001

ACA Swift Water Rescue Instructor

3Credits

 

 

The American Canoe Association (ACA) Swift Water Rescue (SWR) Instructor course prepares you to become a Certified SWR instructor.  This course will develop and test student's proficiencies in Safety Awareness, Technical Knowledge, Paddling/Rowing Skills and Technique, and Teaching Ability.  Completion of the class does not guarantee that instructor candidates will become certified.  Certification will be dependent upon candidates' teaching ability and technical skills.  Course meets in the classroom June 10 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.  Class will be in the field and classroom June 11 through June 14 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Lab fee of $150.00 covers 1 year ACA Membership and Instructor Certification dues.

Limit: 10

Lab Fee: $150.00 (Covers certification and equipment.  Non-refundable after first day of class)

Start Date: 6/10

End Date: 6/14

Location: Animas and San Juan Rivers

OLER 299

Essentials of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

1 Credit

 

 

The Essentials of Stand Up Paddleboarding course is designed to develop and refine the skills needed to paddle effectively in conditions where wind, waves and current are present.  This course is also designed to increase knowledge of SUP equipment and improve on paddling techniques while preparing students for a lifetime of SUP.  This course will explore lake and river environments up to Class II.  This is an American Canoe Association SUP course; a Card of Completion is available for successful students.  Class will meet in the classroom from 8:00 am - noon July 17 and be in the field from noon - 5:00 pm July 17 and 8:00 am - 5:00 pm July 18 and 19.

Limit: 10

Lab Fee: $60.00 (Covers certification and equipment.  Non-refundable after first day of class)

Start Date: 7/17

End Date: 7/19

Location: Animas and San Juan Rivers, Navajo Lake

 


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