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Partnership with Landmark Learning

Western Carolina University (WCU) partners with Landmark Learning to award academic degree credit for an approved course.

Credit hours will be awarded on the basis of 15 hours of in-class time per credit hour or other measure conforming to the requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the UNC Board of Governors.

WCU Course Equivalents

Landmark Outdoor Educator Semester 12 PRM 357 Wilderness First Responder
PRM 426 Water-Based Outdoor
PRM 486 Field Experience
NOLS 103 Wilderness First Responder 4 PRM 357 Wilderness First Responder
NOLS 105 Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals 4 PRM 356 Outdoor First Aid
NCOEMS 101 EMT Intensive 4 PRM 356 Outdoor First Aid
NOLS Wilderness EMT 3+1 (NCOEMS 101 + NOLS 105) 4 PRM 356 Outdoor First Aid
LNT 101 Leave No Trace Master Educator 4 PRM 486 Field Experience


Information for current WCU Students:

Fall and Spring semester only:
You may receive academic credit as part of your regular course load by permission of Dr. Bobilya. Please contact Dr. Bobilya directly at
Your academic credits are eligible for financial aid during fall and spring semesters by approval of Dr. Bobilya.

Summer and Winter breaks:
Contact Landmark Learning for course availability to register and pay for the course directly through Landmark Learning and Educational Outreach.
Registration must be completed and payment received prior to the first day of class.

Non-WCU Students:
Non-WCU students who wish to receive academic credit should follow the procedure below.

  1. Complete a WCU Application for Admission and pay a $65 application fee. This is a one-time fee and will not be required of a student who has recently been admitted to WCU. Please be sure to complete the entire application. Incomplete applications may cause delays. This fee is non-refundable.
  2. Register, pay application fee, and tuition online.
  3. Students must meet the WCU admission criteria as determined by the WCU Office of Admissions.
  4. Pay a fee equal to the amount of credit desired. Should the student not be eligible for admission to WCU, the course cost will be refunded.
  5. If you desire a transcript to be sent at the end of the course (after grades are posted), complete the transcript request. A signature is required.
  6. Scan the transcript request and email it to with "Landmark Course" in the subject line.

If you have questions about this process, email Dr. Fouts at

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