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Outdoor Adventure Guide Diploma

Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy

Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy

333 Banff Avenue
Banff, Alberta, T1L 1B1, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years 1672 Hours (82 Weeks)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
Applicants to the Outdoor Adventure Guide Diploma must meet the following requirements:  Educational Requirements  Completion of High School Diploma or equivalent General Requirements  Intermediate to advanced ski or snowboard skill level  If unsure, please reference the Whistler Blackcomb ability charts here to determine the ability level  Age: Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the start of the program  Completion of the Student Information Form and Ski/Snowboard Activity Log International Students The programs offered by Timberline Academy are open to international students. An applicant to Timberline who is not a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant is considered an international student. For international students, additional admission requirements may include Language Proficiency Index (LPI) results, if deemed necessary by the Timberline team. Interview After reviewing applications, some individuals may be asked to attend an interview with the Timberline team to help determine the applicant's readiness for admission. Admission interviews may be conducted onsite at Timberline Offices, by telephone, or by video conferencing. Exemptions The General Manager or Executive Director of the Timberline Academy may grant exemptions to admission requirements as long as the student meets the regulated minimum admission requirements as per the Private Vocational Act. Acceptance into a Program Timberline Admissions will give written notice to applicants who have been accepted into a program offered by the Academy. A non-refundable commitment fee is required by 6 weeks prior to instruction to secure a place in the Outdoor Adventure Guide Diploma Program. Successful applicants must submit:  a signed Liability Waiver, provided by Timberline Academy  Language Proficiency Index (IELTS) results, if required Legal Release Document Due to the varying levels of risk associated with adventure sports and outdoor activities, participants must sign Timberline Academy's Liability Waiver. This form will be forwarded to applicants from the Timberline Team upon acceptance to the program. Participants may want to seek legal advice regarding their signing of this form. Clothing and Equipment Students provide their personal clothing and equipment, such as a backpack, skis or snowboard, poles, helmet, and boots. Timberline Academy has an association with a number of local businesses and shops who can provide any necessary equipment for purchase or rent at a discounted price. Please contact the Timberline team for more information on equipment and discounts.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Total Tuition $37,000.00
  • Total Books/Supplies/Other Fees $4,000.00

* Tuition and fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated January 19, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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