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 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Limit 10

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

Start Date:  6/11                              

End Date:  6/15                      

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 5/11 and may leave for the field on that day through 5/15

Limit 15

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

Start Date: 5/11                                        

End Date:  5/15                                      

Location: Rio Grande, Animas and San Juan Rivers

 

OLER 240-001

Expedition Raft Class

3 Credits

 

The Expedition Rafting course is focused on planning all aspects of a multi-day rafting expedition.  Student will learn to travel safely and efficiently by whitewater raft.  Topics including boat control and efficient rowing, fat maneuvers, equipment, loading, expedition planning and behavior, wilderness ethics, Leave No Trace and rescues will be covered.  The entire class will be held during a rafting expedition on one of the beautiful and dynamic rivers of the southwest.  Graduates of this course should be capable of planning and rowing a multi-day raft trip.

Limit: 15

Lab Fee: $150.00 (covers transportation, food while on overnight, permit fees and equipment.  Non-refundable after the first day                              of class.)

Start Date:  5/12

End Date:  5/26                    

Location: a Southwest river, depending on water levels

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.

Limit 10

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

Start Date:  7/30                                                     

End Date:  8/3                                      

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.

Limit 10

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

Start Date:  5/28                      

End Date:  6/1                        

Location: Animas and San Juan Rivers

 

OLER 260-001

Advanced Rock Climbing

3 Credits

 

The Advanced Rock Climbing course will introduce students to the concepts of planning and executing a destination climbing expedition. This class will explore the wide variety of climbing opportunities. The entire class will be held in the field and visit a multitude of climbing. Students will be exposed to all types of climbing from bouldering to traditional lead climbing. Students will also learn expedition behavior and planning, crag safety, Leave No Trace, philosophies of ethics in leadership, navigation and adventure climbing techniques. This course will prepare students to take that next step towards AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certification as well as improve personal and professional resumes for employment after graduation.  Students must have previous climbing experience and permission of instructor is required to enroll.

 

Limit: 10

Lab Fee: $150.00 (covers transportation, food, and supplies.  Non-refundable after the first day of class)

Start Date: 7/30

End Date: 8/10

Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday July 30, 5:30-7:30 pm

Field Outing: Monday August 4 to Sunday August 10

 

OLER 255-001

Wilderness First Responder

3 Credits

 

 This course is designed for students who will be working with groups in the backcountry setting at a professional level. Course content will address the issues of long-term patient care, survival skills and backcountry rescue techniques. Class will be heavily field- and scenario- based. Upon successful completion, students will be certified as Wilderness First Responders and in CPR through Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC). This class is required for the OLER degree. 

Limit: 18

Lab Fee: $400 (Certification, books, instruction, equipment and free on-campus camping for out of town students)

Start Date: 5/12 (Online class begins)

End Date: 6/8

Practical Session/Class Time: Wednesday June 4 to Sunday June 8 on SJC's Main Campus

 

 

OLER 175-001

ACA Swift Water Rescue

1 Credit

 

 

This course is aimed at trip leaders, boaters paddling on more challenging whitewater, and anyone desiring opportunities to develop their rescue skills. Critical judgment and rescue awareness, impacting both personal and group safety are emphasized throughout the course. Although new technical skills will be taught, this class focuses on developing judgment and applying skills in rescue scenarios. Scope and content of the course will vary, based upon participant needs, interests and experience. This is a American Canoe Association sanctioned class and participants who complete the training will receive an ACA Card of completion for SWR level III, IV, V based on performance and aptitude.

Limit: 15

Lab Fee: $40.00 (Covers certification and equipment.  Non-refundable after first day of class)

Start Date: 5/16

End Date: 5/18

Location: HHPC Room

 


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