Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course
Each year, the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) half-block course is a popular choice among CC students. More than 90 students sign up to spend 80-hours in the Outdoor Education Department, to develop the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Lectures, demonstrations and realistic scenarios allow the students to work with mock patients to integrate thinking and analysis of the situations, rather than rote memorization. This course is the nationally recognized standard in wilderness medicine education.
As a commitment to the importance of this offering, Outdoor Education offers 10 partial scholarships to help defray the cost of this $650 course. However, each year more students apply than can be funded, and the students must choose to not take the course or fund it entirely on their own.
Help us make this life-saving course available to anyone who wants to be certified — regardless of their ability to pay. An additional $3,250 would allow us to offer five full scholarships or an additional 10 partial scholarships — effectively doubling the funding available — and not have to turn anyone away.