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Adventure Tourism Business Operations
Certificate and Diploma Options

Complete the certificate level courses and then study another 1 year to earn your diploma in Adventure Tourism Business Operations.

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docs icon Certificate Level

To earn your 1 year certificate you need to complete the following:

Course Number Course Name
Required Courses
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ATBO 101 Principles of Adventure Tourism
ATBO 105 Wilderness Travel
ATBO 106 Experiential Leadership and Guiding
ATBO 107 Natural Interpretation
ATBO 109 Risk Management
ATBO 112 Research Methods
ATBO 114 Wilderness First Aid
ATBO 121 Back Pack Level 1
ENGL 100 English Composition
COMP 153 Introduction to Data Processing
Electives (Choose 4 of the following)
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ATBO 123 Bushcraft Level 1
ATBO 131 White Water Kayak Level 1
ATBO 132 Flat Water Canoe Instructor
ATBO 133 Sea Kayaking Level 1
ATBO 141 Rock Climbing Level 1
ATBO 142 Ice Climbing Level 1
ATBO 151 Ski/Snowboard Instructor Level 1
ATBO 152 Winter Back Country Travel Level 1

pointer right You can take electives from either the Certificate or Diploma level provided that you meet the required prerequisites. Flexibility in elective choice allows you to get the specific education that is appropriate for your interests. You may take more than the minimum number of elective credits, (at an additional cost).


docs icon Diploma Level

Complete the ATBO certificate and you can earn a diploma in your second year by completing the following courses:

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Course Number Course Name
Required Courses
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ACCT 261 Accounting 1
ATBO 201 Advanced Natural Interpretation and Environmental Education
ATBO 207 Sustainable Tourism and Environmental Stewardship
ATBO 202 Human Resource Management
ATBO 208 Cross-Cultural Tourism
ATBO 213 Work Experience Practicum
ATBO 214 Advanced Wilderness First Aid
ATBO 221 Back Pack Level 2
MGMT 316 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
MKTG 281 Principles of Marketing
Electives (Choose 3 from the following)
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ATBO 223 Bushcraft Level 2
ATBO 230 Swift Water Rescue Technician
ATBO 231 White Water Kayaking Level 2
ATBO 233 Sea Kayaking Level 2
ATBO 241 Rock Climbing Level 2
ATBO 242 Mountaineering
ATBO 243 Ice Climb Level 2
ATBO 252 Winter Back Country Travel Level 2
ATBO 260 Industry Certification

pointer right You can take electives from either the certificate or diploma level provided that you meet the required prerequisites. Flexibility in elective choice allows you to get the specific education that is appropriate for your interests. You may take more than the minimum number of elective credits, (at an additional cost).