Outdoor Recreation Program

 Associate of Applied Sciences - Certificate - Transfer Opportunities

Do you like spending time in the outdoors?
Do you enjoy sharing your interest in the outdoors with others?
Do you have a business idea that revolves around outdoor recreation?

Southeastern Illinois College's Outdoor Recreation Program is tailored for students interested in:

  • Pursuing a career in outdoor recreation or related field
  • Specializing or supplementing an existing degree
  • Pursuing transfer options for a bachelor’s degree

Students in SIC’s Outdoor Recreation program may find interest in the following career opportunities:

  • Outdoor Education and Program Development
  • Recreation Technician with State and Federal Agencies
  • Environmental Interpretation
  • Outdoor Guiding and Outfitting
  • Wilderness and Adventure Tourism
  • Camp Program Specialist

The program offers students a variety of learning environments including classroom instruction, special projects focusing on outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities in the region, as well as invaluable hands-on, field experiences.  Coursework includes a variety of natural sciences, complimentary courses like Introduction to GIS/GPS and First Aid, as well as several core Outdoor Recreation classes including Recreation Foundations, Outdoor Program Planning and Leadership in Recreation.  Students will also complete a field practicum in a related business or agency followed by an intensive Internship, geared at developing practical, real world experience in the field.  

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Interested students should contact our SIC Recruiters at 618-252-5400 ext. 2245 and 2325, or email

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