Environmental Site Assessment and Management

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

This course is an intro­duc­tion to com­mon prac­tices with­in the man­age­ment of con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed sites in Alber­ta. The three part approach for the assess­ment man­age­ment of con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed sites will be cov­ered includ­ing: Phase 1 Envi­ron­men­tal Site Assess­ment, Phase 2 Envi­ron­men­tal Site Assess­ment, and Risk Man­age­ment Plans. Alber­ta Site Assess­ment stan­dards and the Alber­ta Tier 1 and 2 soil and Ground­wa­ter Reme­di­a­tion Guide­lines will also be cov­ered. Addi­tion­al top­ics will include dif­fer­ences between risk man­age­ment and site reme­di­a­tion with exam­i­na­tion of cost con­sid­er­a­tions with­in var­i­ous site reme­di­a­tion com­po­nents. Case stud­ies will be used to pro­vide a focus on con­t­a­m­i­na­tion sources, char­ac­ter­i­za­tion, trans­porta­tion, and envi­ron­men­tal fate in the environment.

Course at a glance
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the process for the assessment and management contaminated sites.
  • Differentiate between different phases of the Environmental Site Assessment (Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment, and Site Remediation and Risk Management Plan).
  • Understand Alberta’s regulatory framework for contaminated sites.
  • Be able to plan and conduct different components of the environmental site assessment:
    • Identify contaminants’ sources, characterization, transportation, and fate in the Environment Alberta Site Assessment Standards and Alberta Tier 1 and 2 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines.
    • Understand and demonstrate how to perform data collection, interpretation, and analysis.
    • Understand land use and buffer zones within remediation.
    • Identify and apply a Remediation Action Plan (RAP)/Remediation Certificate.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Offered:


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Oct 16, 2020Oct 25, 2020
Oct 16Oct 23
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday

Sunday

Oct 17Oct 25
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Textbook

Recommended

Martin N. Sara

Site Assessment & Remediation Handbook 2Nd Edition

2nd editionISBN 10-1566705770

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until October 16, 2020. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

This is a skills-enhancing course in
Transferability

Associated Environmental Site Assessors of Canada (AESAC) is a nationwide association providing benefits and services to Canadian Environmental Site Assessors. This course is recognized by AESAC as "ESA-related courses" in the ESA Phase 1 Training section; course completion is worth 5 points (per course) toward the Certified Environmental Site Assessor (CESA) designation.

Email

erm@ualberta.ca

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and October.

  • 1 scheduled
  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.