OL Advising Guide
These suggested plans are based on the 2012-2013 proposed class schedules and does not guarantee that classes will be offered when listed. Please refer to the OL Course web page for detailed descriptions of individual courses
Course Plan for Outdoor Leadership Majors (an example*)
This plan is for students who satisfy the WR 65 pre-requisite for first Year OL Classes.
Fall: The Fall Block Program -
OL 111 Intro to Outdoor Leadership; OL 160 Processing the Experience (Elective); OL 171 Technical Skills for Outdoor Leaders; OL 253 Wilderness Advanced First Aid; OL 255 Outdoor Living Skills; HHP 185 Orienteering (Elective)
Students are encouraged to focus on general education requirements such as: Writing & Math (students are encouraged to pursue the writing and math programs until completion of WR 122 and Math 105 or higher); BA 101; CIS 120 or 131 Lab Science Requirement (OL students are encouraged to register for GS 104 - The Snow Science Learning Community, which includes Avalanche Level 1);
Students, who choose to forgo the Fall Block, may also take the full load of First Year OL courses during the Winter term; this includes OL 111, OL 171, OL 253, and OL 255.
Students are encouraged to focus on general education requirements such as: Writing & Math (students are encouraged to pursue the writing and math programs until completion of WR 122 and Math 105 or higher); BA 101; CIS 120 or 131 Lab Science Requirement; students should consider enrolling in a basic skills activity class such as HHP 185WN (e.g. Rafting or Rock Climbing)
Students are encouraged to continue focusing on general education requirements such as: Writing & Math (students are encouraged to pursue the writing and math programs until completion of WR 122 and Math 105 or higher); Lab Sciences;
Second Year OL Classes
OL 207 Professional Seminar in Outdoor Leadership; OL 271 Facilitating Group Experiences, OL 273 Outdoor Recreation Leadership; Avalanche (elective)
**Students who have completed the necessary requirements and have accrued several terms of general education credits may enroll on this course schedule following the Fall Block term.
OL 244, FOR 255
The Skills Courses: HTRM 233 or OL 294CC, OL 294 RC, OL 294 MB or OL 294WG;
HHP/OL 280 Practicum
Plan Example 3: Transfer Student Fast Track for OSU-C TOL Majors
1) Complete these classes first: OL 111, OL 253, OL 255, BA 101, CIS 120 or CIS 131
2) Upon completion of those courses, complete these courses: OL 244, OL 271, OL 273, OL 207, FOR 255
3) Complete these after the above courses, or concurrent with OL 273: HTRM 233 or OL 294CC or OL 294RC or OL 294WG; and OL / HHP 280
This plan is ONLY for students who have an AAOT already in place or are within a class or two of completing an Associates degree and are enrolled at OSU-Cascades. Students will work with an OSU-Cascades academic advisor to fit the required courses into a viable schedule.
Students should be reminded that just because OL 207 has a lower course number than the other second year classes, it really should be thought of as one of their later lower division courses to take. Although OL 207 helps students develop a direction for their studies and their professional development, it is much more beneficial for students who already have some idea of what they want to be working toward. It is helpful to complete OL 207 prior to their practicum (OL / HHP 280) but not mandatory.