Spring 2014 courses

OLER 210-001

Foundations of Adventure Education

3 Credits


An introduction to the professional expectations, responsibilities and global opportunities in adventure education. Topics include the meaning of adventure education, clients and settings, the difference between personal recreation and professional preparation, environmental and social impacts, public land resources, and international trends. Two weekend field outing experiences are included. This course is required for the OLER degree.
 

Instructor: Staff                    Limit: 12
Start Date: 1/13                   Lab Fee: $40.00
End Date: 2/10
Location: HHPC Room
Classroom Dates: Mondays 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Field Classes: Sundays, January 26 and February 2 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

OLER 155-001

Introduction to Gym Climbing

1 Credit


This course is designed for the beginning climber or for the climber who needs a review of the basics of TOP ROPE climbing in an indoor climbing gym setting. This course will cover the topics and skills necessary to safely boulder, top rope, and lead climbing at the HHPC climbing wall. Topics include safety, knots, belaying and basic climbing technique. In addition, this course is designed to improve the climbing ability and fitness level of those enrolled. Physical participation is required and students are encouraged to work at their own pace. This course is suitable for all ability levels. Must be 18 years or older to register.

Instructor: Staff                     Limit: 12
Start Date: 1/14                    Lab Fee: $45.00 (HHPC Membership)
End Date: 1/30
Location: HHPC Room
Classroom Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

OLER 161-001

Winter Backcountry Travel

2 Credits


This course is designed to cover the skills necessary for extended winter camping and travel in the backcountry on snowshoes or backcountry/telemark skis. Basic ski and snowshoe technique will be taught. The class will cover the skills, theory and practices related to winter camping. Student will learn winter equipment selection and usage, snow shelter construction, stoves and cooking, cold related illnesses and avalanche safety.

Instructor: Staff                     Limit: 10
Start Date: 1/21                    Lab Fee: $120.00 (Food, Equip, Trans)
End Date: 2/11
Location: HHPC Room
Classroom Dates: Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Field Sessions: Saturdays, January 25 & February 1 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Overnight Trip: Friday, February 7 through Sunday, February 9

 

OLER 162-001

Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

1 Credit


This class will cover winter backcountry travel, safety and equipment while using the comfort and convenience of a Backcountry Yurt. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn to make turns in the untracked powder, assess snow stability and route selection. Participants should have some ski/snowboarding experience and be able to carry a backpack while on skis or snowshoes.

Instructor: Staff                     Limit: 8
Start Date: 2/19                    Lab Fee: $120.00(Yurt, Food, Equip, Trans)
End Date: 3/2
Location: HHPC Room
Classroom Dates: Wednesday, February 19 from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm
Overnight Trip: Friday, February 28 to Sunday, March 2

 

OLER 164-001

Ski Mountaineering

1 Credit


Join this class for the ultimate backcountry skiing experience.  Class will focus on all aspects of snow riding in technical and steep terrain.  Class will cover avalanche awareness, technical mountaineering skills, powder riding techniques and much more. Class includes 2 evening classroom sessions and 3 days climbing and backcountry skiing which may consist of 3 single day outings or 3 days spent camping in the backcountry. Decision will depend on conditions and participants skill level.  All snow riders are welcome to attend.

Start Date: 2/26                     Limit: 10
End Date: 3/9                        Lab Fee: $120.00 (See description above)
Location: HHPC Room
Classroom Dates: Wednesdays, February 26 and March 5, 5:30 pm to 8:30pm
Field Sessions: Friday, March 7 to Sunday, March 9

 

OLER 163-001

Avalanche Clinic Level I

1 Credit


Designed to teach the basics of the avalanche phenomenon. Students will learn how to recognize potential hazards and how to evaluate snow pack conditions. The use of avalanche beacons, probe lines and searching techniques will be covered both in classroom sessions and in the field through simulated rescue situations. Upon successful completion of course students will be certified as Avalanche Level 1 through American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).

Instructor: Staff                     Limit: 12
Start Date: 2/21                    Lab Fee: $80.00 (Cert, Equip, Trans from Durango)
End Date: 2/23
Location: TBD
Classroom Dates: Friday, February 21 in Farmington from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Field Sessions: Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

OLER 113-001

Introduction to Adventure Education

3 Credits

 

 Designed to present the concepts and ideas of adventure education to novice outdoor adventurers and educators.  The class will provide students with a basic introduction to the teaching and learning theories of Adventure and Experiential Education through classroom time and field experience.  Field skills portion of the class includes opportunities to be facilitated through the SJC Challenge Course, learn the basics of rock climbing and sea kayaking, and take part in a 3-day backpacking trip.  A required class for the OLER certificate.

Instructor: Staff                     Limit: 10
Start Date: 3/6/14                    Lab Fee: $120.00 (Food, Equip, Trans)
End Date: 5/4/14
Location: HHPC Room 55340
Classroom Dates:Thursdays, March 3 through May 1, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Field Sessions: Saturdays, March 15, April 5, April 19, 8:00 am to 5 pm

Overnight Trip: Saturday, May 3 to Sunday, May 4

 

OLER 165-001

Mountaineering

2 Credits


Introduces students to the basic skills of high alpine technical mountaineering. A broad range of skills and knowledge that are essential to the practice of mountaineering will be covered. Topics include the alpine environment, route finding and navigation, movement over snow, ice, and rock, rope systems, equipment selection, safety, and evacuation procedures.

Instructor: Staff                     Limit: 10
Start Date: 3/18                    Lab Fee: $120.00 (Food, Equip, Trans)
End Date: 4/15
Location: HHPC Room
Classroom Dates: Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Field Sessions: Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Overnight Trip: Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13

 

OLER 220-001

Experiential Education

3 Credits


The course will begin with a brief review of the history, purpose, and application of Experiential Education before transitioning to specific activities involved with the Ex Ed Theory and the High Challenge Course. Topics include equipment, individual element description and safety, belay techniques, activity introduction and framing, spotting techniques, instructor awareness, activity variations and introductory processing, inspection, maintenance, emergency procedures, participant screening, accident reporting, and rescue skills. The class will delve further into the use of experiential education in all educational settings through projects, challenges, readings, field trips discussions and personal experience.

Instructor: Staff                                Limit: 18
Start Date: 3/12                               Lab Fee: $40.00 (Equip, Trans)
End Date: 4/23
Location: HHPC Room
Classroom Dates: Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Field Sessions: Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

OLER 178-001

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

1 Credit


This course is designed to introduce students to the world of Kayak Touring and Sea Kayaking. The class will consist of classroom, pool and lake time and will cover topics including but not limited to kayak navigation, waves, tides and currents, ocean and lake environments, weather, packing, rescues, safety, expedition planning and much more. Depending on conditions this class can earn students a ACA Level III or IV Card of completion.

Instructor: Staff                                 Limit: 10
Start Date: 4/10                                Lab Fee: $20.00 (Equip, Trans, Pool Fees)
End Date: 5/3
Location: HHPC Room
Classroom Dates: Thursdays, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Field Session: Saturday, May 3 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

OLER 157-001

Sport Climbing

1 Credit


Designed for the experienced climber who wishes to gain the knowledge and skill to safely "lead climb" in an indoor and outdoor setting. This course will cover the topics and skills necessary to safely LEAD climb at the HHPC climbing wall. Other topics will include; a review of the basics, lead-climbing safety, belaying the leader, lead climbing technique, falling and advanced climbing technique. This course is designed to improve the climbing ability and fitness level of those enrolled. Prerequisites: OLER 155, OLER 156 or permission of program coordinator.

Instructor: Staff                      Limit: 10
Start Date: 4/21                     Lab Fee: $80.00 (Food, Equip, Trans)
End Date: 4/27
Location: HHPC Room
Classroom Dates: Monday, April 21 from 5:30 pm to 8:30pm
Overnight Trip: Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27


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