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.
- 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)
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.
Z. John Zingis, Jr., LSRP
Paula MacRae, Oweis Engineering
Shari Kondrup, Brick Township MUA
Effective Environmental Sampling Course: Photo Slideshow
The April 1, 2019 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Licensed Water & Wastewater Operators: 4 TCHs (Approval #01-021601-30)
NJ LSRP: 4 Technical CECs
NJ Certified Public Works Managers: 3.5 Technical
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).
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Cook Student Center
59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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- 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.