Snow & Avalanche Studies Certificate
The Snow & Avalanche Studies (SAS) program is a cross-disciplinary, 18 credit certificate for snow science, avalanche hazard assessment, risk management, and leadership.
Put your love of snow to educational purposes and become more qualified to work with local, state, and federal governments, avalanche schools, mountain guiding operations, guest lodges and ski clubs, and ski areas and resorts.
We partner with the American Institute of Avalanche Research & Education (AIARE). You will receive 4 AIARE certifications after the SAS course and assessment completion.
"This course did a great job preparing me for the field of avalanche education. It provided me with teaching techniques and risk management skills that gave me a valuable advantage when entering the professional world."
The SAS certificate program is designed for any Fort Lewis College student; you do not have to be an Adventure Education or Geology major or minor. While you don't need to apply to this program, you must declare you are going for this certification on the Change Major form.
Students will learn to:
At some point during this certificate program, students must be able to:
Your career path
Potential employment positions with a Snow & Avalanche Studies certificate:
Aaron Ball, Adventure Education operations coordinator and senior lecturer
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