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ENRT-298 - Capstone Project - 3.00 Credits

ENRT-298 - Capstone Project - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course represents the culmination of students' knowledge and skills in their final semester of the Environmental Resources Technology diploma. The primary outcome is for students to complete a high-quality, professional capstone report (minimum 3000 words in body of report) in a chosen sub-discipline of Environmental Reources Techonology. Students will research, plan, implement, report and present on a project of their choosing and at the expected level of a Technologist. Core to this report will be the inclusion of First Nations (FN), Indigenous Knowledge or FN voices as they pertain the the project and/or project outcomes. As part of this course, students will also attend a weekly seminar where they will be able to interact with professionals working in their respective fields.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resources Technology Diploma - Year 2 Spring
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : COMM-140 , COMM-145 ,
    Corequisites : ENRT-266 ,
    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 hours per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments: 50-70%, Final Capstone Report and Presentation: 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

    • demonstrate effective planning and time management in support of their project;

    • research, develop and implement a field data collection program according to specified criteria; 

    • demonstrate problem-solving skills;

    • use industry-relevant software (e.g. ArcGIS, RoadEng, TerraSync and Pathfinder) to support project design, data collection, analysis and reporting;

    • assess technical components of project using relevant mathematical calculations and scientific methods;

    • determine the validity of data through statistical analysis, specifically, hypothesis testing on means and proportions; 

    • effectively report the results of field data collection and discuss its significance to a professional audience;

    • honour, recognize and understand the traditional uses of the land; 

    • effectively describe the results of the report and discuss its significance to the Elder's Council; 

    • analyze problems and propose solutions to issues in environmental resources, and

    • present and defend project conclusions to peers and faculty.

    Text and Materials: To be determined by course Instructor. Refer to Canadian Technology Accreditation Board guidelines for technology reports: http://www.ctab.ca/accreditation/process/techreportguide .
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T1:00PM - 4:00PM08 Jan 202419 Apr 2024
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T1:00PM - 4:00PM06 Jan 202517 Apr 2025