Adventure Tourism Business Operations - Diploma (2019/20)
|Total Cost (tuition & fees)||$13,076.46|
Note: Year 1: $3,639.30 and Year 2: $3,639.90
|International Tuition »|
All students that apply to the College are required to pay the $30 application fee. The application fee for international students is $100. Trades Apprenticeship students who are new to the College pay a one-time application fee per trade.
|Student Association Fee:|
For credit based courses there is an $11.50 student association fee for each course. The maximum student associate fee is 3 courses per semester for a total of $34.50. Some programs (Trades, Vocational & Health) are charged based on number of weeks they are in session. For these programs the student association fee is $2.30 per week of study (an 8 week program is charged $2.30 x 8 weeks = $18.40 fee).
Courses that have a lab component require an additional fee. Lab fees are $25.31 per course credit to a maximum of 3 credits or $75.93.
Field trip fees for courses that require students to spend time outside of regular classrooms. Field fees are most common in our adventure tourism programs.
|Health and Dental Fee:|
An annual fee of $229.50 for the Health & Dental Plan is charged to students registered in the Fall Term in nine or more face-to-face (in-class) credits/hours or enrolled in full-time programs lasting for at least nine weeks of study. This plan provides you with extended health and dental coverage for some of those services not covered by the BC MSP and other health-care programs.
*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.
Additional Program Info
The Adventure Tourism Business Operations certificate and diploma programs have been developed in response to industry demand for a more professional approach to Adventure Tourism Operations. These programs have been designed to assist individuals by helping to increase their knowledge and experience in both small business skills and in building professional outdoor skills for future employment prospects within the Adventure Tourism Industry. Students enrolled in these programs can develop a balance of business, communication, operations management, technical field skills and leadership and interpersonal skills. Students can also acquire national certifications in a selection of outdoor pursuits appropriate for guiding positions within the Adventure Tourism Industry. These programs are appropriate for students wishing to grow within an existing Adventure Tourism Operation, or for those students interested in developing their own opportunities.
- Secondary school graduation (or equivalent);
- A minimum of 65% in English 12 or equivalent) and;
- Principles of Math 11, or Applications of Math 12, or Apprenticeship and Work Place Math 11, or Foundations of Math 11, or Pre-calculus Math 11, or MATH 080
This program is limited to persons 19 years of age or older, with the following exception:
The College, at its discretion, may consider accepting applicants at age 18 into Semester 1 (consisting of theory and low risk courses such as Backpacking Level 1) under the following conditions:
- the applicant must reach 19 years of age prior to the end of Semester 1 (i.e., must turn 19 years of age prior to December 31);
- must undergo an interview with the instructor, who will determine eligibility; and
- must provide letters of reference attesting to competency.
Flexible Assessment(FA): Yes (Credit can be awarded for this program through FA)
Learners may request formal recognition for flexible assessment at the College of the Rockies through one or more of the following processes: External Evaluation, Worksite Assessment, Demonstration, Standardized Test, Self-assessment, Interview, Products/Portfolio, Challenge Exam. Contact an Education Advisor for more information.
Many of our programs and courses allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.
Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies
Program Transfer Opportunities
We have setup block transfer agreements with other colleges and universities to help you continue your studies once you have completed your program. If we don't have a transfer agreement for your program you can usually transfer your individual courses to another college or university in Canada.
If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.
Block transfer agreements
Once you have completed your studies you have the opportunity to transfer all or most of the credits you have earned to the following institution:
|Transfer information for: Adventure Tourism Business Operations - Diploma|
Course Outline for: Adventure Tourism Business Operations - Diploma
Note: ATBO 214 Advanced Wilderness First Aid can be taken in place of ATBO 114 Wilderness First Aid
Plus three elective courses (6 credits) chosen from:
Note: A student who meets the prerequisites may choose instead to do any elective that is offered to the ATBO diploma students.
Choose one : 3 credit - academic elective course
PLUS three elective courses (6 credits) chosen from:
Note: A student may also choose instead to do any elective that is offered to the ATBO certificate students, as long as the student finishes the diploma with at least 12 elective credits overall.