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Snow Resort Fundamentals (Co-op)

Snow Resort Fundamentals (Co-op) Ontario College Certificate

What is Snow Resort Fundamentals (Co-op)?

Snow Resort Fundamentals is for people who love to ski or snowboard and want to explore opportunities to work in the snow resort industry. Students develop a foundation of skills and knowledge they can use to find success at snow resorts, in other fields or in further studies. Students are also exposed to healthy, active ways of living, adventure, challenge and variety, and connectedness with the outdoors. The program is closely aligned with snow industry partners who offer one paid co-op work placement in the winter as well as hands-on learning opportunities during the off-season periods. Students who successfully complete the certificate may transfer to the two year Snow Resort Operations (SRO) diploma program.

Study. Ski. Snowboard. Work. 

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
SRFN
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
2 Semesters, plus 1 work term
Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Summer - Barrie

Contact:
Robert Butler
Email:
Robert.Butler@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1870

Snow Resort Fundamentals is for people who love to ski or snowboard and want to explore opportunities to work in the snow resort industry. Students develop a foundation of skills and knowledge they can use to find success at snow resorts, in other fields or in further studies. Students are also exposed to healthy, active ways of living, adventure, challenge and variety, and connectedness with the outdoors. The program is closely aligned with snow industry partners who offer one paid co-op work placement in the winter as well as hands-on learning opportunities during the off-season periods. Students who successfully complete the certificate may transfer to the two year Snow Resort Operations (SRO) diploma program.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • utilize effective communication and service skills to facilitate delivery of outstanding customer service


  • perform competently as an individual and as a team member in a variety of industry specific settings and situations


  • apply basic financial principles, evaluate the financial implications of decisions, and accurately record financial information to support the goals of a snow resort


  • pro-actively follow practices, policies and procedures necessary to maintain a safe, attractive, and environmentally sustainable operation


  • assist with the implementation of basic marketing and sales initiatives and related activities


  • employ leadership skills that enhance performance and contribute to successful teamwork within a department at a winter resort


  • exemplify professionalism and competencies through an ethical, flexible, and service oriented personal philosophy.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Work Term | Sem 2

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Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017

Summer Intake - Barrie

Semester 1 | Semester 2 | Work Term 1

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Summer | Fall | Winter

2017 | 2017 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Hospitality Skills and General Arts and Science*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

7 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

1 Optional Course

2 General Education Courses

1 Co-op Work Term

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

COMP1003 Microcomputer Applications
MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
SKIR1001 Resort Profit Centres
SKIR1002 Resort Design Concepts
SKIR1004 Snow Safety
SKIR1008 Snow Resort Operations Skills
SKIR2003 Programs and Events
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
Optional Course
To be selected from College list
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list
Co-op Work Term
COOP1019 Ski Resort Work Term 1

Applicants are invited to attend an information session or pre-arrange a visit to the Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation area of Georgian College.

Three students stand in front of the Snow Resort Operations program booth at Wakestock

Wakestock boosts program awareness

In August, Snow Resort students attended Wakestock to promote their programs. Wakestock is the world's largest pro wake boarding competition and was held in Collingwood for the fifth consecutive year. Organizers guesstimate that more than 10,000 people came out to enjoy the festivities. Read more...

A young man in welding gear is working in a boiler room.

Tyler Trzecak

Chairlift mechanic, Mount St. Louis Moonstone

Program:

Snow Resort Operations

Year:

2012


Tyler Trzecak says he is living the dream! As a chairlift mechanic at Mount St. Louis Moonstone, he gets to do lots of what he loves most – snowboarding, and sharing his joy of being in the great outdoors. Read more...

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Robert Butler

Rob Butler holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in recreation and business. He is a level IV ski instructor with the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA). In addition to his teaching role at Georgian, Rob has held a variety of positions in the snow industry, including general manager and snow school trainer at Snow Valley Resort, ski instructor and performer on Ski Base, Pontiac World of Skiing and Skier’s World. He was a CSIA course conductor, a ski school director at Horseshoe Resort and owner/operator of the Northwoods Ski and Snowboard Club. He also acts as a consultant to the snow resort industry. Read more...

Three students stand in front of the Snow Resort Operations program booth at Wakestock

Wakestock boosts program awareness

In August, Snow Resort students attended Wakestock to promote their programs. Wakestock is the world's largest pro wake boarding competition and was held in Collingwood for the fifth consecutive year. Organizers guesstimate that more than 10,000 people came out to enjoy the festivities. Read more...

Two women stand in front of a display board.

‘The Finger’ takes top honours at Georgian Den

This den featured bears instead of dragons, but 140 students faced stiff competition presenting business ideas in pursuit of their names on an entrepreneurship award earlier this week. Read more...

A smiling Aaron Harrison, sporting a ballcap and sunglasses

SRO grads featured in Mountain Life magazine

From hanging around the terrain park to a sweet job at Blue Mountain — that's the story of one graduate from Georgian College's Snow Resort Operations (SRO) program. And he's not alone. Many others have also found full-time, year-round work at local ski clubs. Read more...

A group of staff stand over large dishes of pasta in one of Georgian's kitchens

Toonie Pasta La Vista!

Despite the first major snowstorm of the school year, the annual Pasta La Vista event ran as planned on Nov. 18. Staff and faculty in Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation programs cooked and served students a hearty spaghetti dinner for only $2 per person. Funds were donated to Out of the Cold. Read more...

A snowboarder gets some air as a crowd of spectators look on

Snow Resort Operations students host JibFest

On Oct. 29, 2012, Snow Resort Operations students hosted JibFest – the annual ski/snowboard rail slide competition at the Barrie Campus. Riders showcased their talent and abilities to a group of judges who awarded prizes for the best tricks. Read more...

A group of enthusiastic SRO students stands in front of the Horseshow valley restaurant

Snow Resort students start semester with trip

Summer semester welcome back field trips are a well-loved tradition in the Barrie Campus' Snow Resort Operations (SRO) program. “Everyone is stoked to be back in school after their co-ops” , says John Daggett, Co-op Coordinator. Read more...

A young man in welding gear is working in a boiler room.

Tyler Trzecak

Chairlift mechanic, Mount St. Louis Moonstone

Program:

Snow Resort Operations

Year:

2012


Tyler Trzecak says he is living the dream! As a chairlift mechanic at Mount St. Louis Moonstone, he gets to do lots of what he loves most – snowboarding, and sharing his joy of being in the great outdoors. Read more...

A young guy in cold weather gear sits on a snow clearing machine.

Spencer Rose

Terrain Park Supervisor at Beaver Valley Ski Club and Terrain Park Builder/ Designer at Bosse Snowparks

Program:

Snow Resort Operations

Year:

2010


Spencer's job at Bosse Snowparks (BSP) is to assist in the design and build of various terrain parks and events. At Beaver Valley, he is responsible for overseeing the daily terrain park operations. What he loves most about his job is seeing people have fun. "It's really rewarding to see smiling faces and hear positive feedback from riders," says Spencer. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Robert Butler
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1870

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