Photo: CMC instructor working with Outdoor Education students ina mountain biking class. Photo by Carl Zoch
Outdoor Education mountain biking class on location in the desert. Photo by Carl Zoch.

Outdoor Education Careers — Work in the Wilderness

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

The 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.