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Trail Construction and Sustainability Program

Basic Trail Training Program (16 Hours Minimum)

Trail Types and Experience: Four (4) Hours

This course provides the broad overview of the different types of trails, surfaces, locations, user types, difficulty levels, and experiences. Students will understand the general goals of trail design principles. Students will leave this course with a better understanding of trails and more awareness of different types of trail experiences.

Basic Sustainable Trail Assessment and Maintenance: Eight (8) Hours

Students will go in depth on sustainable trail assessment and maintenance principles. This class is designed for students who want to play an active role in local trail maintenance organizations as volunteers or trail crew leaders. Students will learn the principles of sustainable trails and touch on each aspect of trail maintenance in order to assess trail needs, prescribe maintenance solutions, and execute basic trail maintenance.

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Trial Safety and Personal Protective Equipment: Four (4) Hours

First Aid/CPR: American Heart Association

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid, CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.  Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years. During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their first aid, CPR and AED skills practice and testing. This class also covers the basics of how to assess and respond to emergencies and injuries such as bleeding, strains, sprains, dislocations, fractures, heat and cold illness, bites, stings and other sudden illness. 
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Optional: Basic Trail Maintenance Work-Based Learning:

Four (4) – Forty (40) Hours

Work-based learning is optional and available based upon access to employer need.  Through work-based learning students can earn from four (4) to forty (40) hours of on-the-job experiential learning.  This training allows students to expand their practical skills beyond the actual course experiences and dive deeper into trial construction, maintenance, and sustainability.
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