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Outdoor Recreation

Associate of Applied Science

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Career Opportunities 

Prepares graduates for positions in outdoor programs and industries, parks, community-based and private recreational settings such as tourism destinations, youth and senior programs, or after-school programs.


  • Municipal Park and Recreation Staff
  • After-school Program Staff
  • Excursion Guide
  • Resort Recreation Director
  • Recreation Retail Management
  • Ski Mountain Resort Staff
  • Outdoor Industry Business Owner
  • Commercial Tourism staff

What You Will Learn

  • Operational strategies for planning, executing, and evaluating a recreational event or program.
  • Skills for event planning, marketing, and promotion.
  • How to help everyone enjoy the outdoors.
  • Basics of supervision including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and evaluating.
  • Safety guidelines and procedures associated with recreational services.

Course Catalog


The Technical Institute for Environmental Professions is a Sustainable Educational Business Unit of Unity Environmental University which is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). In addition, the Veterinary Technology program is seeking programmatic accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA-CVTEA).

Flexible Courses

We have identified the best features of in-person and virtual learning, brought them together, and created an innovative and flexible education designed for the modern learner. All courses run on a two-week term calendar where learners take one course at a time. Each class meets in person regularly with day, weekend, and evening options available. In addition, courses leverage HyFlex instruction to enhance classroom learning. Using this flexible approach, learners leverage tools such as discussion boards, academic support resources, videos, and project-based assignments to demonstrate their understanding of the content. Our facility in New Gloucester, Maine, is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms deploying cutting–edge technology, laboratories, conference rooms, co-working/study spaces, and more to support and enhance teaching and learning.

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Technical Institute for Environmental Professions
70 Farm View Drive, Suite 200
Freeport Hall – Pineland Farms
New Gloucester, Maine 04260

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