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Action Sports Park Development

Algonquin College
1 year
Diploma / certificate
Algonquin College

About this program

Action Sports Park Development

The one-year Action Sports Park Development Ontario College Certificate program offers a oneof-a-kind learning experience at Algonquin College`s Waterfront Campus in Pembroke.This program provides you with skills that are essential for the design, development or management of action sports facilities, such as:

  • Rresort terrain parks
  • Skate and ride parks
  • Dirt jump and BMX tracks
  • Bicycle skills parks
  • Purpose-built mountain bike trail systems
  • Municipal action sports facilities

Learn about construction, maintenance and program planning specific to these facilities. Develop business skills such as event planning, marketing, and risk management to succeed in many areas of the action sports industry.

Spend 40 per-cent of your time in the field training. You have the unique opportunity to explore action sports parks in the Ottawa Valley and learn from real-world examples.

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Admission requirements

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Have a passion for the action sports industry.
  • Have the passion to design and create unique and safe action sports features and facilities.
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have an interest in the outdoors and working with their hands.
  • Function well both individually and in a team environment.
  • Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

College Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 will be charged.

Program Eligibility

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).
  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available spaces, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Level: 01

  • Communications I
  • Events and Facilities Management I
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Action Sports Media
  • Sustainable Singletrack Trail Construction
  • Bike Park Maintenance
  • Dirt Features Fabrication
  • Skatepark Management
  • Chainsaw Safety

Level: 02

  • Events and Facilities Management II
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Action Sports Marketing
  • Snow Terrain Park Maintenance
  • Ramp Fabrication
  • Action Sports Program Planning
  • Introduction to Welding

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


For more information about tuition fees, please visit the college website. 


Credential: Ontario College Certificate

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Adhere to industry standards and practices to promote safe and enjoyable action sports activities.
  • Mitigate risk by applying strategies to support a safe environment for outdoor activities.
  • Use and maintain construction tools and equipment to manufacturers` standards and safety requirements to maximize use and longevity.
  • Build and maintain action sports structures/features based on specifications and industryaccepted standards, for optimal function and safety.
  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of action sports programing and events, to deliver a positive user experience.
  • Assist in the promotion of action sports events, programs and facilities to attract customers, using appropriate media and promotions.
  • Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

Career paths

Graduates may find employment as action sports program coordinators, ski terrain park staff, trail builders, trail maintenance crews, municipal skate park staff, as well as trail and park builders with private facilities, contracted builders and municipalities.

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Algonquin College

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Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Avenue
K2G 1V8 Ottawa Ontario

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