Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Introduction to Hiking and Backpacking


 Department:    PE

 Course #:    125

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    0.45

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

This course will include lectures, videos, and field work to teach basic hiking and backpacking skills. These skills are easy and fun to learn; you need only to be in good health and reasonably fit.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 5

Lab: 0

Other: 15

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. This course helps the student develop the following life skills:
    • Self confidence
    • Decision making
    • Problem solving
    • Personal responsibility
    • Self reliance in the outdoors
    • Awareness of nature
    • Importance of safety first

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. During this course safety first will be stressed and the student will learn to:
    • Plan a backpacking trip
    • Make and break camp
    • Cook meals in the field
    • Navigate with a map and compass
    • Start a fire