Each year, the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) half-block course is a very popular choice among CC Students. More than 90 students sign up to spend 80-hours with us 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 conducted through NOLS.
As a commitment to the importance of this offering, Outdoor Education offers 12 partial scholarships to help defray the cost of this $685 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 $4,000 would allow us to offer 6 full scholarships or an additional 12 partial scholarships – effectively doubling the funding available -- and not have to turn anyone away.
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Your gift at this level will cover the course fee cost of one student for one hour.