Professional/Technical Short Term Certificate

Hospitality Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Leadership Short Term Certificate

Area of Study
Business and Management
Offered Online
Yes
Program Coordinator

Kim Reynolds
(360) 417-6316
kreynolds@pencol.edu

Program Code: HAMEAC01

Program Outcomes

  • Describe the socio-cultural, ecological, economic and community impacts of ecotourism on public and protected areas and identify core indicators of sustainable tourism such as site protection, social impact, critical ecosystems and local economy
  • Identify trends in consumer behavior related to the tourism industry such as travel-based learning and ecotourism and analyze the interconnections between different elements of tourism including accommodation, transport, attractions and tourism services
  • Develop plans for sustainable ecotourism programs and for managing the impact of tourism on communities and the environment
  • Develop and present a plan for creating and delivering a guide experience using key principles of adventure travel guiding and applying the core concepts of customer service, interpretive guiding principles and practices and risk management and assessment to the role of guide
Catalog #
Title
Credits
5

Overview of the socio-cultural, ecological, economic and community impacts of ecotourism. Explore ecoguide certification and sustainable dimensions of ecotourism from the perspective of conservation. Students will examine ecotourism governance and policy and create an ecotourism program plan. This class may include students from multiple sections.

Credits: 5

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3

Overview of sustainable tourism policy and planning. Students will learn key concepts of tourism and the leisure industry including the development of tourism, tourism supply and demand, transport, accommodation, governance and sustainability in the tourism industry. Explore the future of regional, global, and heritage tourism. This class may include students from multiple sections.

Credits: 3

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5

This course will provide an overview of customer service, content delivery, and sustainability for adventure travel leadership and guiding. This course will provide a foundation for those interested in pursuing a career in Adventure Travel, as well as connecting existing professionals to international standards. This course will also examine issues and trends in the adventure travel industry and specifically those affecting guides, tour leaders, and instructors. This class may include students from multiple sections.

Credits: 5

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Sub-Total Credits
13
Total Credits
13