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Ski Area Management

Ski Lift Maintenance Technology Program starting in May

Date: May, 12th to May 30st, 2014. This program offers the opportunity for Ski Lift Maintenance employees to develop the skills necessary for the successful completion of their job responsibilities. More Information.

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Ski Area Management Program

  • Earn An Associate Of Technology Degree
  • Ski Area Management Specialty And Business Courses
  • Internship Program
  • Earn & Learn In Colorado, Utah, Vermont and the Midwest
  • Baccalaureate Transfer Program
  • Mt. Zion Ski Area On Campus

The Program

Gogebic Community College's Ski Area Management Program is one of the nation’s most comprehensive training programs for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the ski industry. Technical and academic study is combined with a practical internship which is conducted at major ski resorts throughout Colorado, Utah, Vermont, California and the Midwest. Students spend their freshman year and the first eight weeks of their sophomore year completing prerequisite courses. During this period, the Mt. Zion Ski Complex is utilized as a training laboratory. Mt. Zion is our college owned and operated ski area located on campus and is open to the public. The remainder of the sophomore year, students are in training at an internship site.

The Requirements

All Ski Area Management students are required to have a valid operator's permit (driver's license).

The following are the required courses necessary to receive an Associate of Technology Degree in Ski Area Management:

COURSE  
CREDIT
ORI 100 Freshman Seminar
1
SAM 100 Introduction to Ski Area Management
3
SAM 101 Ski Area Layout
3
SAM 106 Snowmaking Fundamentals
2
ENG 101 Freshman Composition or
ENG 105 Technical English
3
SAM 104 Ski Equipment Mechanics
2
PED 202 Responding to Emergencies
2
ACC 150 Accounting or
ACC 201 Principles of Accounting
4
SAM 107 Slope Grooming Fundamentals
2
SAM 103 Ski Lift Construction and Design
3
SAM 105 Ski Area Maps
1
SAM 200 Ski Area Operation/Cost Analysis
3
SAM 202 Risk Management & Related Issues
2
SPE 105 Interpersonal Communications
3
SAM 205 Applied Industrial Skills
2
  Limited Electives
11-12
  PED Course
1
SAM 230/231 Co-op Work Experience
15
  TOTAL
63-64

 

Upon successful program completion and through appropriate course selection, students may opt to pursue a bachelor's degree in Ski Area Business Management through an articulated agreement with the Walker L. Cisler College of Business at Northern Michigan University at Marquette, Michigan.

Ski Area Management Syllabi

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Phone 1-800-682-5910 ext. 207


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