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2014 Spring Classes

ODS Outdoor Studies

Introduces students to travel and camping in winter. Covers selection of personal, group, and safety equipment for an overnight outing. Emphasizes snow shelter construction and backcountry techniques appropriate for winter conditions. Overnight outings are a required course component. Students must be in excellent physical condition and willing to endure cold, wet, and generally uncomfortable conditions for several days at a time. Students will be required to sign a risk release form and provide their medical history.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38006 J01
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
2/17 - 2/26
FIELD DAY
Saturday
8:00a - 8:00p
2/21 - 2/21
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
2/27 - 3/1

Prerequisite: Admission to the ODS program.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $374 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to the basics of top rope ice climbing. Covers risk assessment, hazard evaluation, equipment, ice climbing techniques, knots, belaying, rappelling and top rope anchors. Outings are a required component of the course. Students must be in excellent physical condition, and will be required to sign a risk release form and provide their medical history.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38007 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 104
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/27 - 2/3
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/27 - 2/3
FIELD DAY
Saturday
8:00a - 8:00p
1/31 - 1/31
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
2/5 - 2/9

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course. Course travels to ice climbing venues near Skagway, Alaska. A clean record and current US passport are requirements for participation.

Tuition and fees: $628 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces avalanche study, rescue, terrain analysis, snow study and stability evaluation, route finding, decision making, and safe travel. Combines both in-class and field experience as required course components. Students must be in good physical condition.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38008 J01 Kevin Krein
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
1/13 - 1/22
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
1/17 - 1/25

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Day outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $588 (additional charges may apply)

This 25-hour curriculum is the follow up class to the Wilderness First Responder. WFR recertification allows outdoor enthusiasts and professionals alike to remain updated in their wilderness first aid certification and is required every three years to keep the WFR current.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38009 J01
UAS Rec Center 116
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 5:00p
4/24 - 4/26

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval required to register. For more information call (907) 796-6405.

Tuition and fees: $374 (additional charges may apply)

Presents the skills needed to plan and complete short trips into the backcountry, on days with low avalanche danger, for skiing (alpine and telemark) and snowboarding. Topics covered include gear, modes of travel, map reading for skiers and snowboarders, avalanche and other hazards. Students must be comfortable on advanced off-trail runs at resorts, must be in excellent physical condition, and will be required to sign a risk release form and provide their medical history.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39595 J01 Kevin Krein
UAS Rec Center 116
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
2/12 - 2/12
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
2/14 - 2/15
UAS Rec Center 116
Friday
5:30p - 8:30p
2/20 - 2/20

Prerequisite: Admissions to ODS certificate program.

Day outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $374 (additional charges may apply)

An advanced avalanche field study for experienced recreationalists or entry-level professionals. Topics include rescue for leaders, metamorphism and forecasting, field notes and weather records, mountain weather, advanced terrain, steeps and sluff, snowpit and fracture profiles, snowpack failure and release, avalanche dynamics, research, glaciers and ice avalanches, and advanced practical field exercises, tests, techniques, and experiments. Students must be in excellent physical condition, and will be required to sign a risk release form and provide their medical history.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38416 J01 William Glude
UAS Rec Center 116
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/24 - 4/2
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
3/28 - 4/5

Prerequisite: Admission to the ODS program and PE/ODS S118.

Day outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $588 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to the fundamentals of glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Topics include hazard evaluation and risk assessment, selection of personal gear, climbing and safety gear necessary for glacier travel. Knots, rope handling, belay, rappelling, and various climbing, glacier travel and crevasse rescue techniques will be discussed. Students must be in excellent physical condition, and will be required to sign a risk release form and provide their medical history.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38010 J01 Sammy Becker
UAS Rec Center 104
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/3 - 3/12
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/3 - 3/12
FIELD DAY
Saturday
8:00a - 8:00p
3/7 - 3/7
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
3/13 - 3/15

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program, and PE/ODS S117.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval is required. Overnight outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $588 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 222
2 CR
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38011 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/31 - 4/7
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/9 - 4/14
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/16 - 4/21

Prerequisite: Admission to the ODS program, and PE/ODS S116, S117 and S221.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course. The class goes onto the Junaeu Icefield for one week total. Two weeks have been blocked off in the schedule to allow for whichever week is forecast to have the best weather.

Tuition and fees: $778 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 244
2 CR
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38012 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
9:00a - 5:00p
1/21 - 1/21
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 8:00p
2/4 - 2/4
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
9:00a - 5:00p
2/18 - 2/18
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 8:00p
3/4 - 3/4
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
9:00a - 5:00p
3/25 - 3/25
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 8:00p
4/8 - 4/8
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
9:00a - 5:00p
4/15 - 4/15
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 8:00p
4/22 - 4/22
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
9:00a - 5:00p
4/29 - 4/29

Prerequisite: Admission to the ODS certificate program, and ODS S243.

Day outings are a required component of this course. For more information call (907) 796-6405.

Tuition and fees: $503 (additional charges may apply)

This final course in the ODS Leadership sequence is the capstone of all skills and theory developed during the program. A student-designed and instructor-facilitated experience, it presents an opportunity for ODS students to apply and hone their outdoor leadership and skills in a multi-week expedition in Alaska or Northern Canada. Overnight outings are a required component of the course.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38013 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 116
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/26 - 1/26
UAS Rec Center 116
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
2/23 - 2/23
UAS Rec Center 116
Friday
5:30p - 8:30p
3/27 - 3/27
UAS Rec Center 116
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
4/23 - 4/23
UAS Rec Center 116
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
4/27 - 4/27
UAS Rec Center 116
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/4 - 5/4
FIELD
All Week
8:00a - 11:00p
5/5 - 5/18

Prerequisite: ODS S243 and ODS S244.

Overnight outings occur after the end of the spring term and are a required component of this course. This course meets past the end of the Spring 2015 term. For more information call (907) 796-6405.

Tuition and fees: $2442 (additional charges may apply)

 
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2014 Summer Classes

ODS Outdoor Studies

This 80-hour curriculum is recognized internationally as the premier medical training and industry standard for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals alike. Offering comprehensive hands-on learning and a utilitarian patient assessment system, the WFR prepares students for responding to medical emergencies in the backcountry.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
52185 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
All Week
8:00a - 5:00p
8/22 - 8/31

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $980 (additional charges may apply)

Combines the skills introduced in prior ODS classes in an expedition setting.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
52188 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Mon, Wed, Sat
8:00a - 5:00p
7/26 - 7/30
FIELD OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 5:00p
8/1 - 8/18

Overnight outings are a required component of this course

Tuition and fees: $2331 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 491
4 CR
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
52867 J01 Forest Wagner
ARR
5/19 - 8/9

Pass/Fail grading.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1007 (additional charges may apply)

 
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2014 Fall Classes

ODS Outdoor Studies

Introduces skills and equipment required for overnight backpacking trips in SE Alaska in non-winter seasons. Covers selection of personal, group, and safety equipment, and introduces contingency plan concepts. Includes strategies for backcountry cooking. Overnight outings are a required component of the course. Students must be in excellent physical condition.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80196 J01 Anne Thomas
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
10/14 - 10/16
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
10/18 - 10/19
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
10/21 - 10/23
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
10/24 - 10/26

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Field requirement: Overnight outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $588 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces the basics of rock climbing in both indoor and outdoor settings. Covers risk assessment, hazard evaluation, equipment, climbing techniques, knots, belaying, rappelling, and top rope anchor setup. Students must be in good physical condition.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80197 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 104
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 9/9
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 9/9
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
9/6 - 9/7
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
9/12 - 9/14

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Field requirement: Overnight outings are a required component of this course. Students must have a clean criminal record and current US passport for travel into Canada.

Tuition and fees: $628 (additional charges may apply)

Fundamentals of sea kayaking in Alaska. Introduces commonly used equipment and techniques, and the challenges and hazards found in the activity. Instruction in selecting equipment, trip planning, boat handling, paddling, sea strokes, and rolling and bracing. Emphasizes risk assessment and safety skills. Requires excellent physical condition, backcountry camping skills, and participation in an overnight outing.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80198 J01 Bjorn Dihle
Hendrickson 113
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
9/16 - 9/18
FIELD DAY
8:00a - 8:00p
9/20 - 9/21
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
9/30 - 10/2
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
10/3 - 10/5

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Field requirement: Day and overnight outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $628 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces students to fundamental strokes and maneuvers pack rafting. Includes the most commonly used equipment, techniques, and the challenges and hazards of pack rafting. Focuses on river and whitewater navigation, river safety and risk management, and river running strategies. Students must be in excellent physical condition.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80926 J01 Jason Eson,
Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
9/23 - 9/25
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
9/27 - 9/28
UAS Rec Center 115
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
10/7 - 10/7
UAS Rec Center 115
Thursday
5:30p - 9:00p
10/9 - 10/9
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
10/11 - 10/12

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Field requirement: Day outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $538 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 205
2 CR
Covers topics relating to extended backcountry trips and navigation by map and compass. Students acquire skills necessary to plan and carry out multi-day backpacking trips, and learn to use common maps to plan routes through unknown terrain. Student must be in good physical condition. Outings are a required course component.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80201 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
10/28 - 11/9
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
11/1 - 11/2
FIELD DAY
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
11/7 - 11/9

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Field requirement: Day and overnight outings are a required component of this course. Lab fee includes a Silva Ranger Compass.

Tuition and fees: $588 (additional charges may apply)

A study of theories of interaction, information sharing, decision making, team building, and problem solving processes. Theoretical discussions are supplemented by analysis of risk management issues within the outdoor industry, guest lectures, and relevant readings. Designed as a theoretical and practical foundation for developing a personal and professional leadership style.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80202 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
8:00a - 11:00a
9/3 - 12/13
Hendrickson 201
Wednesday
8:00a - 11:00a
9/17 - 9/17

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program or permission.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $942 (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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