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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 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)

Spring Semester

Weekly - includes CPR

  • Wednesdays 7:30 - 10:30 PM, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (first class is CPR)
  • Fridays 1:30 - 4:30 PM, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4 (first class is CPR)

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

  • Monday, March 19 - Friday, March 23: 1 - 6 PM. Mandatory Testing Sunday, March 25

CPR (Take one)

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

  • Wednesday, February 21, 7:30-10:30pm  (part of the Wednesday HEART class)
  • Thursay, February 22nd, 7-10pm
  • Friday, February 23rd, 1:30-4:30pm (part of the Friday HEART class)

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.

Spring Semester


  • Tuesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, and May 1 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM


  • Saturday, April 21, 9 AM - 8 PM Mandatory Testing on Sunday, April 22

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)

Spring Semester


  • Wednesday, April 4: 4:30 - 6:30 PM - Jadwin A06
  • Thursday, April 12: 4:30 - 6:30 PM - Frist 210
  • Monday, April 30: 7:30 - 9:30 PM - Frist 210

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

  • Tuesday, March 20: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 22: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Leadership Workshops - (Take BOTH 101 & 102)


Spring Semester

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

  • Leadership 101: Saturday, March 17: 1 - 6 PM - Frist MPR
  • Leadership 102: Sunday, March 18: 1 - 6 PM - Frist MPR


  • Leadership 101: Sunday, April 8: 1 - 6 PM - Frist MPR
  • Leadership 102: Sunday, April 15: 1 - 6 PM - Frist MPR

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 -  Saturday, January 27 to Saturday, February 3 - to 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.