Outdoor Education for Careers in the Wilderness

Colorado Mountain College sets you up to begin a wilderness career or move on to a higher degree

Students enter a slot canyonThe Colorado Mountain College Associate of Arts: Outdoor Education degree lets you determine your future. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to enter the outdoor job market or transfer to a four-year institution for additional study.

Graduates are prepared to enter the outdoor, adventure and recreation fields including:

  • Guiding
  • Retail sales
  • Resort recreation
  • Military or community outdoor recreation
  • Technician positions with federal agencies such as the Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management.

Colorado Mountain College Outdoor Education degree graduates often transfer to four-year institutions to pursue a bachelor’s or graduate degree in outdoor education, adventure and recreation, teacher and school counselor certification, and anthropology, philosophy and environmental  sciences. Graduates have gone on to attend Colorado universities, and out-of-state institutions such as the University of New Hampshire, Alaska Pacific University, the University of Washington and Western Washington University.