Columbia Bible College

Outdoor Leadership

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Program Information

School:Columbia Bible College
Field of Study:Youth Ministry
Outdoor Education
Description:The two-year diploma program in Outdoor Leadership is ideal for students who want to develop the basic skills and competencies for leading others in wilderness environments and adventure sports. Students in their first year will complete the Emergency Rescue Technician certificate, which provides training in emergency medical response, search and rescue operations, emergency management, first aid, land navigation, wilderness travel, rope rescue, avalanche safety and risk management. Additionally, students will be introduced to alpine backpacking as well as winter travel and camping. In their second year students will receive training in rock climbing, mountaineering, ocean and river kayaking,and group management. Throughout this training students will also take courses that challenge and foster growth in their spiritual lives. Graduates may wish to enroll in the degree in Applied Leadership at Columbia (launching Fall 2018). Many diploma grads have secured employment in the adventure tourism sector or outdoor ministry positions in camping and youth work.

URL:Outdoor Leadership at Columbia Bible College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants must hold a high school diploma with a minimum average of 60%. This average will be calculated using the student’s top 5 submitted grades from their last two years of high school. 3 of these 5 grades must be academic courses and one of these 3 must be English 12 or provincial/state equivalent. Applicable grade 12 courses take precedence over grade 11 courses.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Application Notes : A foreign student must have a minimum score of 550 for the paper based TOEFL or 213 for the computer based TOEFL or 79 for the internet-based TOEFL or an IELTS score of 6.5 (Academic Module).
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Applicant must: be at least 17 years of age; be a Christian and willing to grow in discipleship; demonstrate the potential for academic success at Columbia Bible College; arrange for reference form(s) to be submitted on their behalf; and agree to abide by the community standards as defined in the Student Handbook while a Columbia student.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 12, 2019