BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-265 - Environmental Assessment Surveys - 5.00 Credits

ENRT-265 - Environmental Assessment Surveys - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
Both the provincial and federal governments have requirements where certain resource developments proposals undergo an environmental assessment before they can proceed. This course will introduce students to the process of these environmental assessments. Topics include the players involved in the environmental assessment process, legislation and guidelines established by BC and the federal government, steps to conducting an environmental assessment, the various tools and methodologies used to gather, analyze, and interpret data, and monitoring techniques.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resources Technology Diploma - Year 2 Spring
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2018 (January - April)
  • Spring 2019 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : ENRT 165,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience will be considered.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • acquire and interpret legal plans in order to identify and assess boundaries;

  • investigate and report various types of soil erosion;
  • identify environmentally sensitive areas;
  • recognize and report conditions that could result in environmental damage;
  • apply hazardous materials and environmental legislation and regulation;
  • apply scientific principles to the solution of technical problems;
  • monitor, measure and record data utilizing industry standard procedures;

  • survey and monitor soil and water for quality and quantity; and
  • describe responsibility of various levels of government as they relate to natural resource management.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Ministry of Justice. Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 1992, C.37. Current edition. Ottawa, ON. Department of Justice Canada.
  • Environmental Assessment Office. Environmental Assessment Office User Guide. Current edition. Victoria, BC. EAO Government of British Columbia.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM02 Jan 201816 Apr 2018
    F1:30PM - 3:30PM  
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM02 Jan 201916 Apr 2019
    F1:30PM - 3:30PM