Become a master outdoor educator

EMT students run a scenario during a class at Landmark Learning. Holly Kays photo EMT students run a scenario during a class at Landmark Learning. Holly Kays photo

The Landmark Outdoor Educator Semester will return with classes May 9 through June 28, a 51-day program that yields a total of seven nationally recognized certifications for its students. 

The combination of certifications allows students to build a resume founded on national standards, making themselves marketable in the outdoor community. In addition to the seven certifications, students can earn up to 12 hours of college credit through Western Carolina University as well as three instructor-level certifications. 

Certifications are: Emergency Medical Technician Intensive, American Safety & Health Institute CPR Pro, NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals, Leave No Trace Master Educator, American Canoe Association L4: Swiftwater Rescue, Starfish Aquatics Wilderness Lifeguard, American Canoe Association Introduction to Canoeing Instructor, Educator Workshop and Intro to Single Pitch Climbing. 

The program offers more than 374 hours of instruction. Semester cost is $5,135.

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