Outdoor Adventure Courses at Fitchburg State College


Outdoor Activity Courses

for Summer 2005

I am pleased to announce that I will be offering several exciting, college-level courses in a number of outdoor adventure activities this academic year through the school of Continuing and Graduate Education at Fitchburg State College. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on any of these offerings. Registrations can be completed by contacting the registrar at Fitchburg State College at Fitchburg State College - 160 Pearl St., Fitchburg MA 01420-2697 - 978-665-3182 .

Summer 2005

Introduction to Mountain Hiking

40018 EXSS 1170

Robert Tremblay
1 UG cr.
Special Scheduling: Wed, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, June 1, 8, 15; Sat, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM, June 11
This course focuses on the skills necessary to safely and competently pursue the sport of hiking and basic mountaineering. This will include a combination of backcountry skills including trail reading, mountain environments and features, basic map and compass use, recognition of hazards, route finding, basic rope use and scrambling techniques, and terminology appropriate to hiking and mountaineering. In addition, students will be exposed to the larger world of mountain exploration and gain a sense of the historic development of modern mountaineering and hiking.

Orienteering

40019 EXSS 1280

Robert Tremblay
1 UG cr.
Special Scheduling: Mon, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, June 6, 13, 20; Sat, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM, June 18
This course focuses on the skills necessary to safely and competently navigate through unfamiliar wilderness terrain. This will include a combination of navigating skills including observation skills, map reading, compass use, recognition of hazards, and terminology appropriate to land navigation an orienteering. In addition, students will be exposed to the larger world of orienteering and gain a sense of the historic development of modern land navigation.

Topics: Introduction to Rock Climbing

40020 EXSS 1432

Robert Tremblay
1 UG cr.
Special Scheduling: Thu, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, June 16, 23, 30; Sat, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM, June 25
This course introduces students to the skills necessary to safely and competently pursue the sport of recreational top-rope rock climbing. This will include a combination of climbing skills, rope and equipment handling skills, communication systems, anchoring assessment, recognition of hazards, and climbing terminology appropriate to top-rope rock climbing. In addition, students will be exposed to the larger world of climbing and gain a sense of the historic development of modern rock climbing.