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Leader Training Schedule

OA Leader Training Schedule

For course descriptions, visit the OA Leader Training Requirements Page

To register for any of the Leader Training sessions below, visit the OA TripStore

You can see that we offer Leader Training in a Condensed Version called FastTrack over Fall Break or and Spring Break. We also offer the course on a weekly basis throughout the semester. You may also mix and match FastTrack classes with semester-long classes to complete all of the Leader Training requirements.

If you plan to stay for all of a break (from the first Saturday to the last Sunday), just sign up for "FastTrack" on TripStore and we'll schedule and assign all of the specific classes and workshops. Detailed FastTrack Schedule


HEART Wilderness First Aid course (Take one)

Fall Semester

Weekly

  • Fridays: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, November  11, 18, December 2, 9: 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Fall Break FastTrack (covered by signing up for Fast Track)

  • Monday, October 31 - Friday, November 4: 1 - 6 pm. Mandatory Testing Sunday, November 6 

Spring Semester

Weekly - includes CPR

  • Wednesdays: February 24, March 2, 23, 30 April 6,13, 20, 27: 7:30 - 10:30 PM
  • Fridays: February 26, March 4, 25 April 1, 8,15, 22, 29: 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Spring Break FastTrack (covered by signing up for Fast Track)

  • Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17: 1 - 6 PM. Mandatory Testing Sunday, March 19

CPR (Take one)

CPR classes are scheduled before the start of each HEART Wilderness First Aid class.  See TripStore for specific details.


Leave No Trace and Technical Skills Course (Take one)

You can sign up for the FastTrack (weekend) class which includes Leave No Trace and Technical Skills Training or take the weekly course which meets for 2 hours each week over 5 weeks.

Fall Semester

Fall Break FastTrack (covered by signing up for Fast Track)

  • Saturday, November 5: 9 AM - 7 PM. Mandatory Testing Sunday, November 6

Spring Semester

Weekly

  • Tuesdays, March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Weekend

  • Saturday, April 22, 9 AM - 8 PM Mandatory Testing on Sunday, April 23

Spring Break FastTrack (covered by signing up for Fast Track)

  • Saturday, March 25: 11 AM - 7 PM. Mandatory Testing Sunday, March 26


Managing Safety in the Backcountry (Take one)

Fall Semester

Fall Break FastTrack (covered by signing up for Fast Track)

  • Tuesday, November 1: 7:30 - 9:30 PM - Jadwin Hall A06
  • Thursday, November 3: 7:30 - 9:30 PM - Jadwin Hall A06

Spring Semester

Weekly

  • Wednesday, April 5: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 13: 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Spring Break FastTrack (covered by signing up for Fast Track)

  • Wednesday, March 22: 10:00 AM - 12:00 pm

Leadership & Group Dynamics Workshops - (Take BOTH 101 & 102)

Fall Semester

Fall Break FastTrack (covered by signing up for Fast Track)

  • Leadership 101: Saturday, October 29: 1 - 6 PM - location TBA
  • Leadership 102: Sunday, October 30: 1 - 6 PM - location TBA

Spring Semester

Spring Break FastTrack (covered by signing up for Fast Track)

  • Leadership 101: Saturday, March 18: 1 - 6 PM
  • Leadership 102: Sunday, March 19: 1 - 6 PM

Weekly

  • Leadership 101: Sunday, April 2: 1 - 6 PM
  • Leadership 102: Sunday, April 9: 1 - 6 PM

Epinephrine Training session

The staff from McCosh Health Center will provide training to HEART Wilderness First Aid participants on how to use an Epinephrine (Epi) pen. Scheduled to coincide with HEART Wilderness First Aid classes.


Leader Training Trip (LTT)

Leading a group on a backcountry trip requires extensive training in wilderness camping skills. The final part of OA Leader Training is the Leader Training Trip, a 6-day backpacking trip which pulls together all of the skills you have been learning all semester. During the trip participants will be Leaders-of-the-day and in charge of the group including route planning, equipment preparation, wilderness travel techniques, map and compass, outdoor cooking, first aid and emergency response, and Leave No Trace camping. To take part in an LTT participants must have completed all other leader training requirements. LTT options:

1. Intersession in January - to Ocala National Forest in Florida

2. After Final Exams in May (dates to be announced in March after final exam schedule is established)


Mini-Van Driver Training

OA Leaders are strongly encouraged to become authorized van drivers. You must complete an online course and quiz on driving mini-vans. Drivers must also complete a 30-minute road test.

To gain access to the online course and schedule a road test see the Public Safety Web Site.