Our 8 Month Program Consists of 12 Courses

At Westcoast Adventure College, we don’t just meet the provincial curriculum for the Adventure Tourism Level 2 certification, we exceed it! Our 8 month program consists of 12 Courses. In addition to these courses, students will be able to receive 8 industry related certifications. Have a look for yourself.

Six Facts about our 8 Month Program

  • Our Environment

    Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC, steps away from the ocean!

    Westcoast Adventure College is unique in that we are able to offer our students the benefit of learning in the most pristine natural habitat imaginable! Located in Cooper’s Cove on beautiful Vancouver Island.

    WAC is situated so that there is 0 transition time between practical application and the classroom theory behind it. Our college is steps away from the ocean and from a career perspective, is immersed in one of the world’s most profitable and successful tourism industries.

  • New Way of Learning

    Our courses are specifically designed to educate our students in the most effective and practical manner!

    All of our courses involve experiential and integrated learning, which means that all of our courses work harmoniously together throughout the 8 month program to ensure all students get the most out of the program.

    Our program is designed so that the students are continuing to learn and practice specific courses and skills over a full semester instead of cramming all of the information into a 2 week span.

    Our students also learn firsthand just how tough things can be weathering the elements. Students are put in real life scenarios, under controlled supervision in order to learn through hands on experience.

  • Career Partnerships

    We have created an amazing network with adventure tourism companies looking to hire our students!

    Over the past 10 years Westcoast Adventure College has established an incredible connection with companies in the tourism industry.

    Westcoast Adventure College has worked with these companies year after year to determine what their needs are and make sure that our students fit those needs.

    Our list of companies that hire students after graduation continues to grow and diversify, giving our students a the chance to work with their dream company right after graduation.

  • Real Learning Hours

    Our program has over 900 hours of classroom and practical application!

    At Westcoast Adventure College we pride ourselves in being able to offer our students value above and beyond industry standards. Our Level II Certificate program exceeds the Provincial Adventure Tourism recommendations, both in courses offered and in total instructional hours.

    Our curriculum totals more than 900 hours of classroom theory and practical application, giving you more real practical experience compared to any other course out there! Check around, we did!

  • Course Length

    Our program is designed to ensure our students receive top quality training in the shortest amount of time!

    Our program at Westcoast Adventure College runs for 8 months over two semesters. We understand that time is money, so we designed our program to give our students the best possible experience in the perfect amount of time!

  • Student Protection

    We are an accredited college!

    WAC is an accredited college program through the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). PTIB is a regulatory body that ensures student protection for private career training institutions in British Columbia.

    PTIB establishes basic education standards for registered institution, establishes standards of quality for accredited institutions, ensures that students attending a Private Training Institution can receive student aid, and establishes the Student Training Completion Fund (STCF). Read more at : www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC, steps away from the ocean!

Westcoast Adventure College is unique in that we are able to offer our students the benefit of learning in the most pristine natural habitat imaginable! Located in Cooper’s Cove on beautiful Vancouver Island.

WAC is situated so that there is 0 transition time between practical application and the classroom theory behind it. Our college is steps away from the ocean and from a career perspective, is immersed in one of the world’s most profitable and successful tourism industries.

Our courses are specifically designed to educate our students in the most effective and practical manner!

All of our courses involve experiential and integrated learning, which means that all of our courses work harmoniously together throughout the 8 month program to ensure all students get the most out of the program.

Our program is designed so that the students are continuing to learn and practice specific courses and skills over a full semester instead of cramming all of the information into a 2 week span.

Our students also learn firsthand just how tough things can be weathering the elements. Students are put in real life scenarios, under controlled supervision in order to learn through hands on experience.

We have created an amazing network with adventure tourism companies looking to hire our students!

Over the past 10 years Westcoast Adventure College has established an incredible connection with companies in the tourism industry.

Westcoast Adventure College has worked with these companies year after year to determine what their needs are and make sure that our students fit those needs.

Our list of companies that hire students after graduation continues to grow and diversify, giving our students a the chance to work with their dream company right after graduation.

Our program has over 900 hours of classroom and practical application!

At Westcoast Adventure College we pride ourselves in being able to offer our students value above and beyond industry standards. Our Level II Certificate program exceeds the Provincial Adventure Tourism recommendations, both in courses offered and in total instructional hours.

Our curriculum totals more than 900 hours of classroom theory and practical application, giving you more real practical experience compared to any other course out there! Check around, we did!

Our program is designed to ensure our students receive top quality training in the shortest amount of time!

Our program at Westcoast Adventure College runs for 8 months over two semesters. We understand that time is money, so we designed our program to give our students the best possible experience in the perfect amount of time!

We are an accredited college!

WAC is an accredited college program through the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). PTIB is a regulatory body that ensures student protection for private career training institutions in British Columbia.

PTIB establishes basic education standards for registered institution, establishes standards of quality for accredited institutions, ensures that students attending a Private Training Institution can receive student aid, and establishes the Student Training Completion Fund (STCF). Read more at : www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca

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Courses in Our Program

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Sailing

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Environmental stewardship
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Environmental Stewardship

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Marine Foundations

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Sea Kayaking

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Adventure Tourism Business

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Heritage Interpretation

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Leadership and Communication

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Adventure Foundations

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Survival Skills

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Practical First Aid

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Camp Skills

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Entrepreneurship

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Certifications in Our Program

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Pleasure Craft Operator Certificate

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Wilderness First Aid

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Marine First Aid

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Domestic Vessel Safety

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Small Vessel Operators Permit

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Canadian Marine VHF Restricted Radio Operator License

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ISPA Competent Crew

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SKGABC Day Guide

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