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Wilderness Preparation Course


The Wilderness Preparation Course will focus on lifetime outdoor skills and applications necessary to prepare for activities in a wilderness environment. It will include Basic First Aid/CPR/AED American Red Cross certification; Wilderness and Remote First Aid American Red Cross certification; map reading and land navigation; preparedness for field movement to include personal clothing, field gear, weather and terrain issues, communications and safety in the field. Lab events will include American Red Cross certifications, map reading with a land navigation practical exercise, shelter building, fire craft, and culminating with a terminal exercise in a wilderness setting.  

Classroom hours:  Classes will be held from 6-9pm Thursday nights in the HPER. Saturday field activities will generally be held from 10am to 2pm but could be changed due to weather conditions.  

Pre-registration for continuing students begins November 5th and pre-registration for new students begins on November 26. Space is limited to register as soon as possible!