Outdoor Education Program at RRCC

Be the envy of all your friends! Work in Outdoor Education!

Use your passion for the outdoors in a career that has long lasting impacts on individuals of all ages, helps to support sustainability and environmental awareness, and provides opportunities to travel all over the world! Take classes through the RRCC Outdoor Education program at RRCC.

Career Paths/Options in Outdoor Education

  • Field Instructor
  • Adventure Trip Leader
  • Outdoor Educator Assistant
  • Wilderness Guide
  • Associate Camp Leader
  • Rock Climbing Camp Counselor
  • Leadership and Environmental Education Program Instructor
  • Waterfront Counselor
  • Recreation Leader

Transfer Agreements

The Outdoor Education department has great opportunities for transfer! Articulation agreements for transfer to a college or university help ensure that you won’t have to retake successfully completed courses or earn additional credits to enter as a junior. Coming soon, students looking to complete a four year degree can easily transfer to the schools below.

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Western State University
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Fort Lewis College

Local Area

Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Lakewood, Colorado provides an ideal location for students to learn and apply skills from the Outdoor Education department in real field settings. Being near an urban area allows easy access to hundreds of outdoor recreation retailers, open space parks, and other businesses and organizations where students work, volunteer and recreate during their time away from school. Some nearby areas of interest include:

  • Summit County Ski resorts – Several within 1 hour of campus
  • Green Mountain Open Space (hiking, biking, trail running) – adjacent to campus
  • North Table Mountain (rock climbing, hiking) – 15 minutes
  • Red Rocks Amphitheater & Open Space – 10 minutes
  • REI Flagship Store – 20 minutes
  • Bear Creek Lake Park (biking, hiking, swimming, fishing) – 15 minutes
  • Lookout Mountain (hiking, biking, sightseeing)
  • Eldorado Canyon State Park (climbing) – 20 minutes
  • Rocky Mountain National Park – 2 hours

Spring Semester 2017 Slideshow

Contact us today to get more information about the Outdoor Education program at Red Rocks Community College.

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Red Rocks Community College is an equal opportunity service provider and employer and operates under permit from the USDA Forest Service, Gunnison National Forest