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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 recruiters@sic.edu.

Curriculum Guides:       
Outdoor Recreation Management AAS Degree     
Outdoor Recreation Certificate
ArrowFor more information about graduation rates, cost, the median debt of students who complete the Outdoor Recreation Certificate program, and other information, please visit our Gainful Employment website.