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Outdoor Recreation & Leadership

Blue Ridge Community College is developing exciting course offerings for outdoor enthusiasts. Offerings include:

Basic Outdoor Survival Skills
Draw from the skills that indigenous peoples used for thousands of years and learn how you too can survive in the outdoors. Whether a serious survivalist or an outdoor person that just wants to be prepared, this course combines classroom lessons with in-field learning to develop real world survival skills. Please visit the BRCC bookstore to purchase the required book. Course fee includes a survival kit.

Dates Days Times Location Room Instructor
June 9 to July 14

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Henderson County Campus SPRM 132
Pressley

Registration Fee: $146.30
Course #:  SEF-8550-413
3 CEUs

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Introduction to Bicycle Mechanics  
Learn the essentials of assembling, adjusting and basic maintenance of today’s high quality bicycles. This course is designed to help prepare students to work as shop assemblers and fleet maintenance personnel. This course will start to prepare you for the BSE Level 1 Certification. Students are required to bring an essential tool kit to the first class (approximate value $50 - list of required tools available upon request).

Dates Days Times Location Room Instructor
May 18 to May 25

Wednesdays

6 to 9 p.m.
Henderson County Campus SPRM 132 Robinson

Registration Fee: $71.30
Course #:  SEF-8545-411
0.6 CEUs

 

Dates Days Times Location Room Instructor
June 6 to June 13

Mondays

6 to 9 p.m.
Transylvania County Campus TRCT 113 Lathrop

Registration Fee: $71.30
Course #:  SEF-8545-431
0.6 CEUs

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Bicycle Mechanics II  
Build on the skills learned in Bicycle Mechanics I in this course that takes you to the next level of bicycle mechanic skills. Learn wheel mechanics and truing, drivetrain install, headset service and adjustments. Students are required to bring an essential tool kit to the first class and the list of required tools will be provided upon registration (approximate value $90).

Dates Days Times Location Room Instructor
June 1 to June 8

Wednesdays

6 to 9 p.m.
Henderson County Campus SPRM 132 Robinson

Registration Fee: $71.30
Course #:  SEF-8560-412
0.6 CEUs

 

Dates Days Times Location Room Instructor
June 20 to June 27

Mondays

6 to 9 p.m.
Transylvania County Campus TRCT 113
Lathrop

Registration Fee: $71.30
Course #:  SEF-8560-431
0.6 CEUs

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Bicycle Mechanics III 
Building on the skills learned in Bicycle Mechanics I and II, this course takes you to the ultimate level of bicycle mechanic skills. Revisit wheel truing and tensioning. Learn bottom bracket overhaul, cable and housing installation, suspension technology and adjustments and bicycle fitting. Students are required to bring an essential tool kit to class. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Please bring your bike and tools to the first class.

Dates Days Times Location Room Instructor
June 15 to June 22

Wednesdays

6 to 9 p.m.
Henderson County Campus SPRM 132 Robinson
Registration Fee: $71.30
Course #:  SEF-8573-402
0.6 CEUs

 

Dates Days Times Location Room Instructor
July 11 to July 18

Mondays

6 to 9 p.m.
Transylvania County Campus TRCT 113
Lathrop
Registration Fee: $71.30
Course #:  SEF-8573-531
0.6 CEUs

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Smart Cycling - New!
Learn to make bicycle riding easier, safer and more comfortable using the Smart Cycling class designed by the League of American Bicyclists. Whether you are just starting to ride a bicycle, returning to riding, getting in shape for a charity ride, or consider yourself a more experienced rider, with the intent of making bicycle riding easier this class is for you. The course combines classroom discussion and parking lot activities with on-road practice of the principles of vehicular bicycling. Students should bring their own bicycle to class. The class is taught by a League certified instructor. Registration cost includes course manual.

Dates Days Times Location Room Instructor
July 29 to July 30
 

Friday

6 to 9 p.m.
Henderson County Campus GENS 115
Sanders

and Saturday

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.      
Registration Fee: $76.30
Course #:  CSP-8637-511

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Wilderness First Aid

Offered in Fall 2016

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Wilderness Trail Building

Offered in Fall 2016

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Zipline Canopy Tour Guide

Offered in Spring 2017

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Contact Us 

M.C. Gaylord
Economic Workforce Development
Continuing Education Program Assistant 
m_gaylord@blueridge.edu
(828) 694-1779