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ENVR 101 Co-operative Work Experience 1

Effective Date: May 2015

This course gives students an opportunity to apply and extend academic knowledge while employed in an approved workplace assignment. Student learning is monitored and evaluated by the college. Work terms are normally paid. Successful completion counts toward the Co-op and Internship designations.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
28 practical work hours per week, minimum 420 hours over 15 weeks
Tuition
$601.49 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

  • COM in COOP WEP
  • Successful completion of 72 Environmental Technology program credits, including all ENVR courses from the first five academic terms, with a C+ or better grade, or a cumulative GPA of 4.0 (B-).

Restricted course Open to students who have met the Co-operative Education participation requirements.

ENVR 103 Environmental Microbiology

Effective date: May 2016

This course focuses on microbiological concepts and practices particularly related to the environment. Topics include prokaryotic cell structure and function; growth and control, metabolism; sanitary microbiology, microbial ecology and biotechnology.

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Credits
2
Format
1 lecture hour and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$203.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

ENVR 107 Physical Geography

Effective date: January 2009

Introduces the four components of the global ecosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere. Within the context of geographic regions, topics discussed are wind circulation, atmospheric pressure, climatic zonation, weather forecasting, vegetational distributions, hydrologic controls (surface and ground), soil development and suitability, tides and currents, stream flow calculations, and ecosystem descriptions.

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Credits
3
Format
1.5 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$237.83 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Pre/Corequisites

ENVR 110 Environmental Seminar

Effective Date: January 2017

These weekly seminars provide students with the opportunity to extend and apply environmental knowledge and principles and to develop attitudes and values consistent with sustainability. Emphasis will focus on environmental issues, resource jurisdictions, and the communication process through a variety of learning experiences.

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Credits
1
Format
1.5 seminar hours per week
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$101.93 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

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ENVR 140 Fundamentals of GIS

Effective date: September 2011

This course will expand basic theories of GIS and introduce students to using ArcInfo. They will be exposed to GIS vocabulary, the concepts of topology, and creating, managing and analyzing vector data, and incorporation of attribute data in a tutorial-like setting, using environmental examples to support theories.

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Credits
3
Format
1 lecture hour and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 200 Safety in the Environment

Effective date:

This course involves modules on first aid, VHF radio operation, field survival, W.H.M.I.S. and troubleshooting with electrical equipment and small motors as well as safe boating practice.

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Credits
1.5
Format
45 hours total
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$232.97 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 201 Co-operative Work Experience 2

Effective Date: May 2015

This course gives students an opportunity to apply and extend academic knowledge while employed in an approved workplace assignment. Student learning is monitored and evaluated by the college. Work terms are normally paid. Successful completion counts toward the Co-op and Internship designations.

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Credits
4
Format
28 practical work hours per week, minimum 420 hours over 15 weeks
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$601.49 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

  • C+ or better in all program courses
  • A minimum cumulative GPA in the program of 4.0 (B-).

ENVR 202 Geographic Field Techniques

Effective date:

This course provides training in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and in orienteering as means of determining 'position' of objects in the environment.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
0.5
Format
17 hours total
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$88.01 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 203 Aquatic Monitoring Techniques

Effective date:

Sampling techniques for monitoring streams, lakes, marine shoreline habitat will be covered. The course will stress quality assurance (QA) in environmental monitoring, planning and preparation of field programs, and sample collection techniques through classroom instruction and "hands-on" field experience.

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Credits
2
Format
36 hours total
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$186.38 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 204 Environmental Field Trips

Effective date:

Students will visit a fish hatchery, a First Nations Cultural Centre, a sustainable forestry operation, a regular logging operation and an old growth forest.

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Credits
0.5
Format
15 hours total
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$77.66 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 205 Soils

Effective date:

To introduce students to the genesis and classification of soils according to the Canadian Soil Classification System; to utilize these soil classification skills in combination with vegetation identification capabilities and site description skills to conduct an on-sight Bioterrain Inventory using the BC RIC standards for describing ecosystems in the field.

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Credits
0.5
Format
13 hours total
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$67.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 206A Environmental Horticulture

Effective date:

Through projects, experiments and assignments students will explore the principles of horticulture. Topics include: soil testing, composting, organic gardening, culturing and disseminating biological control agents, plant propagation, greenhouse maintenance and landscaping with native and xerophytic species.

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Credits
1.5
Format
28 hours total
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$67.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 206B Environmental Biotechnology

Effective date: September 2007

Through experiments and research, students explore the principles and concepts of environmental biotechnology. Topics emphasize microbial biotechnology in relation to the fields of bioremediation and recombinant DNA technology. Students isolate and culture microbial biotechnology agents and perform plant tissue culture experiments. Case studies in industry, agriculture and mining are explored.

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Credits
2
Format
42 hours total
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$67.30 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 207 Applied Geomorphology

Effective date: September 2011

This is a field-based application of geomorphology in environmental management. Emphasis is on terrain analysis regarding land use, watershed management and site rehabilitation. Topics include erosion, mass wasting, sediment transport, and groundwater, with a site assessment of processes, problems, and management options. Topographical maps and air photos are used.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$294.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

ENVR 208A Research Project Design

Effective date:

ENVR 208A covers scientific method, research methods, and project design. It also includes instruction on how to start and operate a small environmental consulting business. Elements of the course include time management, budgeting, accounting, business development, proposal writing and project management.

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Credits
1
Format
2 lecture hours per week for 8 weeks
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$294.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 208B Sustainability Project

Effective date:

Working in small groups, students will identify, design, develop and complete a research project on a sustainable resource management problem. This will demonstrate appropriate ecological principles, research methodology, data management and analysis, environmental impact considerations, substantiated recommendations and requires both an oral and written report.

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Credits
5
Format
15 lab hours per week plus 15 hours per week out-of-class for 7 weeks
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$294.45 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

  • C in ENVR 208A
  • Completion of at least 36 program courses
  • Completion of all relevant courses as determined by the Chair

ENVR 209 Waste Management - Remediation

Effective date: January 2012

This course covers pollution control, waste management principles and techniques and the concept of industrial ecology. Particular emphasis is given to hazardous secondary materials management, hazardous spill prevention and clean up, contaminated site remediation and associated legislation.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$339.75 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

ENVR 210 Aquatic Environments

Effective date:

This course compares and contrasts the marine and freshwater environments. Local case studies will be used to illustrate physical, chemical and biological processes and aquatic management issues. Weekly assignments are designed to provide examples of data presentation and interpretation and are based on data collected in local waters.

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Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 218 Environmental Field Camp

Effective date:

This course is organized as a week-long field camp concentrating on techniques used in forestry, meteorology, fisheries, wildlife management, limnology, and coastal marine assessment. Additional skills include preparing for, and camping in, a semi-wilderness environment and small vessel operation.

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Credits
2
Format
24 hours total
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$124.25 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

ENVR 222 Urban & Regional Environments

Effective date: September 2010

The course introduces students to the theory and practice of environmental management at the urban and regional scale. Specific management tools are examined, including environmental impact assessment, cost accounting and cost-benefit analysis, economic instruments, ecological footprint analysis, risk management, environmental reporting and auditing, and the ISO 14000 environmental management standard.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 229 Quantitative Assessment

Effective Date: September 2015

A study of ecological methodology, experimental design, sampling protocols, statistical analysis of data, and environmental risk analysis. Topics include the application of chi-square analysis, uni- and multivariate analysis, and non-parametric tests. A problem based approach uses data sets from environmental and ecological fields.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$339.75 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 233 Co-operative Work Experience 3

Effective Date: May 2015

This course gives students an opportunity to apply and extend academic knowledge while employed with qualified co-op employers. This full-time paid work experience is monitored by the college.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
28 practical work hours per week, minimum 420 hours over 15 weeks
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$601.49 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

  • COM in ENVR 201
  • C+ or better in all program courses, or a minimum cumulative GPA in the program of 4.0 (B-).
  • Upon approval of Co-op department.

ENVR 240 Environmental GIS Applications

Effective date: September 2011

This course introduces the application of GIS to problem solving in the environmental field. A case study approach provides hands-on experience in defining and analyzing real world problems using a variety of GIS analytical techniques. Topics include spatial data and data models, digital mapping and interpretation, and digital remote sensing.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 242 Vertebrate Diversity/Ecology

Effective date: January 2009

This course covers the principles of systematics, identification and environmental relationships of selected BC vertebrates with emphasis on animal taxa of ecological and economic value. Labs stress keying and taxonomy and include field trips. Policy, legislation, biodiversity issues and wildlife management principles are discussed throughout the course.

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Credits
4
Format
2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$339.75 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 244 Invertebrate Diversity & Ecology

Effective Date: January 2016

This course covers the principles of systematics, identification and environmental relationships of selected BC invertebrates with emphasis on animal taxa of ecological and economic value. Labs stress keying, taxonomy, field sampling and include field trips. Policy, legislation, biodiversity issues and wildlife management principles are discussed throughout the course.

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Credits
3
Format
1 lecture hour and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 246 Plant Diversity & Ecology

Effective Date: January 2016

This course covers the principles of systematics, identification and environmental relationships of selected BC non-vascular and vascular plants, algae and fungi with emphasis on taxa of ecological and economic value. Labs stress keying, taxonomy, field sampling and include field trips. Policy, legislation, biodiversity issues, restoration and ecosystem management principles are discussed throughout the course.

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Credits
4
Format
2 lecture hours and 4 lab hours per week
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ENVR 290 Independent Studies

Effective date:

Students will carry out a project or curriculum package not available through regular college courses in the Environmental Technology program. Content, approach, methodology, evaluation, and number of credits will be determined by the Chair after consultation with instructors and the student.

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Credits
1 to 4
Format
As required (variable)
Related programs
Environmental Technology
Tuition
$67.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

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