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Sustainable Ecotourism

Associate of Applied Science

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Career Opportunities 

Prepares graduates for positions in public parks, resorts and lodges, outdoor education schools, environmental education centers, and government or private organizations dedicated to promoting ecotourism and cultural activities in the region.


  • Owners and staff of recreational and lodging small businesses
  • Resort Managers
  • Tour Guides
  • Naturalists
  • Community Outreach Coordinators
  • Chamber of Commerce staff
  • Ecotourism Travel Managers

What You Will Learn

  • The connection of the environment, economics, and culture in sustainable tourism.
  • How to plan sustainable recreational and business-related events.
  • Criteria for event planning, marketing, and promoting in communities.
  • Skills in supervision including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and evaluating.

Course Catalog

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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