Central Arizona College Back
PAC 201s Advanced Hiking
Credit Hours:  2
Effective Term: Fall 2005
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 1 L/3LL
Times for Credit: 4
Grading Option: Both A/F and S/U
Cross-Listed: N/A

Description: Advanced hiking skills with a high strenuous level of physical endurance and mental stimulation. May be taken four times for credit.

Prerequisites: PAC102s

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Complete a longer and more strenuous hike in a specified time.
2. Use correct land navigation and travel skills.
3. Demonstrate increased physical stamina and endurance.
4. Demonstrate correct camping skills.
5. Demonstrate back country hiking ethics and environmental awareness.
6. Recognize common plants and animals encountered in the wild.
7. Employ correct first aid techniques and safety practices.
8. Demonstrate expanded knowledge and understanding of survival situations and know-how to deal with harsh and demanding conditions.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
- Name and describe at least five different plants and animals indigenous to the hiking environs.
- Hike at least 9 miles of a 9-15 mile hike four times per semester on desert and mountain trails utilizing navigational techniques and technology.
- Employ Arizona trail etiquette rules on all hikes and practice appropriate environmental awareness.
- Describe appropriate survival, safety and first aid techniques.
- Participate in one overnight camping trip to demonstrate knowledge of camping practices, procedures and equipment.