BTEC 223 Introduction to Environmental Monitoring (1)
Lec-8.8, Lab-26.3, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Study of regulations, protocol and procedures for collection and storage of air, soil and liquid samples. Quality assurance/quality control, safety, site selection, sample storage and preservations. Practical experience includes use of portable instruments and immunoassay kits for chemical contaminants. Microbiological laboratory techniques for analysis of soil and water samples.
BTEC 223=BIO 223
Offered on occasion
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Understand the general principle of environmental monitoring
- Outcome 2: Describe the basic aspects of sampling air, water and soil for inorganic and organic chemicals as well as microbiological contaminants.
- Outcome 3: Learn and identify the rules and regulation associated with environmental sampling
- Outcome 4: Interpret the practical aspects of onsite chemical analysis
- Outcome 5: Compare and contrast a variety of field and laboratory techniques used in evaluation of environmental impact
- Outcome 6: Perform basic microbiological techniques as they pertain to water quality monitoring, including use of aseptic techniques.
- Outcome 7: Perform immunoassays on soil chemical contaminants
- Outcome 8: Perform calibration, trouble shooting and basic maintenance on commonly used field instruments and equipments.
- Outcome 9: Understand the importance of proper sample labeling, preservation and chain of custody documentation for reliable, traceable and defensible data.
- Outcome 10: Critically observe and analyze experimental results