Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician
(5212) 2 Years - 4 Semesters Ontario College Diploma
September and January intakes are available for this program. Please contact the Registrar`s Office for further information.
This is a Co-operative Education Program.
Do you love outdoor adventure? Among the largest freshwater lakes in the world, the Canadian Shield, and diverse forests are some of the wildest parks in Ontario.
They’re all within a short drive of Sault College. And they’re calling out for you.
Welcome to the Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician program.
Unique to Canada, this two-year program concentrates on three main areas of study: parks operations, interpretation and protection; adventure recreation and recreation planning; and, ecotourism and adventure expeditions. All while keeping a broad focus on natural resource management and sustainability.
Field trips and hands-on experience are an essential part of this program. You’ll visit many park systems, conservation areas and recreational facilities across the vast Algoma region where you’ll learn field identification skills across diverse ecosystems.
And during fall camp, you’ll be exposed to awesome outdoor recreation skills like canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, and camping.
Become extra-hireable in a career you love. The Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician program offers opportunities to gain provincially or nationally recognized certifications in:
- Chainsaw operator safety
- Heritage interpreter certification
- Wilderness survival
- Kayaking and canoeing
- Nordic and alpine skiing
- Rock and ice climbing
- Scuba diving
Adventure to the real you starts here.
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