College of the Rockies

Adventure Tourism Business Operations

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Program Information

School:College of the Rockies
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
Description:Get out of the classroom for some real, hands-on experience in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Our ATBO program provides outdoor certifications and business skills training that can lead to jobs in the exciting and growing adventure tourism industry.

Receive training in entrepreneurship, marketing, sustainability, business, and adventure skills. Our instructors are highly skilled guides in avalanche safety, rock climbing, mountaineering, whitewater kayaking, backcountry skiing, backpacking, canoeing, and sea kayaking.
URL:Adventure Tourism Business Operations at College of the Rockies
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Travel CounsellorsAirline Sales and Service AgentsHotel Front Desk Clerks

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Senior secondary school graduation with a C+ in English 12 (or equivalent).

Application Notes : Minimum 19 years of age. Applicants who demonstrate prior industry experience may be admitted as mature students through consultation with the Program Coordinator and/or Educational Advisor. The College, at its discretion, may consider accepting applicants at age 18 into Semester 1 (consisting of theory and low risk courses such as Backpacking Level 1) under the following conditions: • You must be 19 years of age prior to the end of Semester 1 (i.e., must turn 19 years of age prior to December 31); • Must have a Grade 12 diploma • Must undergo an interview with the instructor, who will determine eligibility; and • Must provide letters of reference attesting to competency
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference

* 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 19, 2018