Build a career in the exciting world of action sports with a program unlike any other in Canada.
The one-year Action Sports Parks Development Ontario College Certificate program offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience at Algonquin College`s Waterfront Campus in Pembroke. This program provides you with skills that are essential for the design, development or management of action sports facilities, such as:
resort terrain parks
skate and ride parks
dirt jump and BMX tracks
bicycle skills parks
purpose-built mountain bike trail systems
municipal action sports facilities
Learn about construction, maintenance and program planning specific to these facilities. Develop business skills such as event planning, marketing, and risk management to succeed in many areas of the action sports industry.
Spend 40 per-cent of your time in the field training. You have the unique opportunity to explore action sports parks in the Ottawa Valley and learn from real-world examples.
Acquire and practice skills that are relevant to the action sports industry, with courses such as:
Bike Park Maintenance
Snow Terrain Park Maintenance
Sustainable Single Track Trail Construction
Upon graduation, benefit from having a certificate that reflects a program unlike any other in Canada. You also earn built-in certifications that can enhance your career options, including safe chainsaw operation and welding.
Graduates may find employment as a(n):
action sports program coordinator
snow terrain park staff member
indoor/outdoor action sports facilities
trail maintenance crew member
municipal action sports park
action sport event staff/coordinator
action sport facility designer
four-season resort action sports park and facilities
Graduates may also find work with a park builder using private facilities, contracted-builders and municipalities.
This program is well-suited for students who:
Have a passion for the action sports industry.
Have the passion to design and create unique and safe action sports features and facilities.
Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
Have an interest in the outdoors and working with their hands.
Function well both individually and in a team environment.
Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills.