This certificate program allows students to prepare for a professional year-round career in the snowsports industry while they are simultaneously engaged in the pursuit of their undergraduate college degree. The certificate program combines business and ski classes with on-hill instruction experience and an internship, providing foundational skills for working in the snowsports industry. The courses in the certificate program prepare students for the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) or The American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) level 1 certificate exams. The program coordinates especially well with UMF’s bachelor’s degree program in ORBA (Outdoor Recreation Business Administration), Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, and General Studies. It also aligns well with the Outdoor Recreation Minor. It is available to any UMF student regardless of major, and is also open to non-matriculated students. Completion of the certificate is recorded on the official UMF transcript.