Water Conservation & Management – Diploma – Vermilion Campus

Be job-ready with employable skills built on all of the applied skills you'll learn in the water conservation & management program. This includes using:
  • best field practices to prevent harmful alteration of aquatic habitats and riparian areas from industrial, oil and gas and other resource development activities
  • modern field equipment
  • field surveys with sampling and monitoring plans to assess surface water, ground water, aquatic habitats and soil quality
  • ID of aquatic organisms, soils and plants to determine pre and post disturbance site conditions
  • advanced techniques in Phase 1 and 2 site assessments for upstream oil and gas, commercial and industrial settings
  • remediation field equipment to return impacted sites to acceptable condition
  • environmental regulations for land and water protection and conservation
See the drop downs for details in 7 different areas.
Air Monitoring and Sampling View More ∇
• Indoor Air Quality Sampling and Assessment
• Stack Sampling Equipment and Protocols
• Ambient Air Monitoring Equipment and Protocols
• Air Pollution Dispersion Modeling using SCREEN3
Biomonitoring View More ∇
• Biological Diversity Monitoring Data Collection Protocols
• Identification and Classification of Aquatic Organisms
• Biological Toxicity Testing
Surface & ground water quality assessment View More ∇
  • aquifer pump and hydraulic conductivity testing
  • sampling surface and ground water quality
  • monitoring well network surveying and development
  • monitoring well installation
  • interpretation and construction of bathimetric maps
  • stream flow estimation
  • stream classification
  • stream reach selection
GPS, GIS and field surveys View More ∇
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • interpreting aerial photos
  • GPS and compass use for navigation
  • reading and interpreting topographic maps and coordinate systems
  • geomatic surveying and compass use for field mapping
Site assessment & remediation View More ∇
  • Phase I and II site assessments
  • introduction to phase III site assessments
  • borehole installation soil logging
  • Universal Soil Classification system
  • remediation field practices and equipment
  • principles of risk assessment
Soil Sampling and Monitoring View More ∇
• Soil Fertility
• Soil Conservation Techniques
• Soil Identification and Classification
Aquatic & riparian habitat protection View More ∇
  • identification and classification of aquatic organisms
  • aquatic habitat baseline and impact assessment
  • stream crossing (bridge, culvert) assessment
  • sediment and erosion control methods
  • best field practices when working around water
  • riparian health assessments
  • biological diversity monitoring data collection protocols
  • biological toxicity testing
  • watershed cumulative effects
  • site selection for sampling and monitoring
Vegetation & soil conservation View More ∇
  • soil fertility and conservation techniques
  • soil identification and classification
  • soil monitoring and assessment methods
  • plant identification, keying and inventories
Water conservation & waste management View More ∇
  • solid and liquid and pollutant treatment methods
  • drilling waste management
  •  water conservation techniques for upstream oil and gas facilities
Miscellaneous View More ∇
  • software data management techniques
  • spreadsheets
  • how to read and interpret environmental laws and regulations
  • best management practices for industrial activities that affect the environment
  • technical writing and communications
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“Out of everything I do and accomplish at work on a day to day basis, the most valuable tool I use is my education. My education has given me the tools and knowledge not only to find a career in the field I went to school for, but also to excel within it.”

Charles Grimm
Class of 2008
Protocol 2 Air Sciences  

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