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Effective Environmental Field Sampling and Data Collection

Course Code: EN0518CA19

Environmental Field Sampling and Data Collection Course

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Date & Time

April 1, 2019
8:30am - 12:30pm (Check in time: 8:00am)


If you are a student in environmental sciences, have recently entered the field of environmental services, or are looking to improve your existing skills, this half-day course that focuses on field sampling procedures, data collection, and preliminary report preparation is for you!

Collecting accurate data is essential to the success of environmental projects. Without a strong understanding of quality assurance and control procedures, sample collection techniques, field notes in log books, completion of standard data sheets, and laboratory chains of custodies, field technicians may generate unsuitable data that is not representative of actual site conditions. This in turn can lead to data gaps and serious flaws in the environmental planning process to remediate contaminated soil, ground water, and surface waters for environmental compliance.

This class will give you the tools and knowledge you need to provide the project managers, supervisors, and senior level consultants in your organization with data they can rely on. This course will be particularly helpful for you if your job responsibilities include soil, ground water, and surface water sampling. Situations that can pose a challenge to collecting data and how to effectively address those challenges will also be discussed.

Outdoor live demonstrations will be included, weather permitting. 

Program Topics

  • Quality Assurance Protection Plans (QAPPs) and Field Sampling Procedures Manual
  • Compliance with the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (Tech Rules, 7:26E et seq.) -- Soil, Ground Water & Surface Water Sampling Techniques
  • Field observations, data recording, and the importance of relaying critical information to key decision makers (ie. NJ LSRPs)

Please Note

This course has been designed for those who are new to the environmental field or looking for a refresher on the topics of field sampling and data collection. Advanced skills and concepts will not be covered.

Course Coordinator

Z. John Zingis, Jr., LSRP

Additional Instructors

Paula MacRae, Oweis Engineering
Shari Kondrup, Brick Township MUA

Effective Environmental Sampling Course: Photo Slideshow

Credits & Continuing Education Units

In addition to 0.4 Rutgers CEUs, this environmental field sampling course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Water & Wastewater Operators: 4 TCHs (Approval #01-021601-30)

NJ LSRP: 4 Technical CECs

NJ Certified Public Works Managers: Pending

NJ Professional Engineers: 3.5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits

NJ Health Officers & Registered Environmental Health Specialists: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 3.5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

Early Registration Fee $175.00 Register on or before March 18, 2019 and save!
Registration Fee $195.00 After March 19, 2019
Multi-Person Registration Fee $155.00 Register at the same time with a colleague and you both save!
College Student Registration Fee $95.00  
Cancellation Fee $50.00  

Limit one discount per course registration!

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Cook Student Center
59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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  • All visitors must register their vehicles online with the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services. A link will be provided in your course registration confirmation email. Be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
  • All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
  • Citations/fines will be issued for failure to comply with these policies.

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463
Administrative Assistant: Jackie Findra, 848-932-7180

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.