The 80-day Wilderness Leadership program will give students knowledge, skills, and abilities in technical skills such as a variety of rock and snow climbing techniques, mountaineering, backpacking, and backcountry living, as well as soft skills such as effective communication, group dynamics, and organizational leadership. In addition, students will learn and gain experience in skills such as decision-making, risk management, health and safety, experiential teaching techniques, and using God’s creation for lessons in faith and discipleship. Students will make significant strides in becoming vocationally fit and competent outdoor leaders.
Students who successfully complete the program will be certified as Wilderness First Responders (WFR) and Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainers, and will have completed one of the most comprehensive and well-respected Christian wilderness courses - the 40/40. In addition, students will have completed 18-credit hours and receive their minor in Wilderness Leadership from CCU.
Students may earn a minor in the field by completing the following 18 credit hours and all corresponding prerequisites provided none of the courses is required in the student’s major.