Environmental Monitoring Certificate (Online)

Online Environmental Monitoring Certificate

The northern economy is on the verge of an industrial boom, creating a ripple effect of demand for environmental awareness surrounding LNG, mining, and oil and gas operations. There has never been a better way to take advantage of emerging career opportunities than by completing UNBC Continuing Studies’ self-paced online Environmental Monitoring Certificate.

The Environmental Monitoring Certificate is taught by industry experts and provides students with a basic understanding of the theoretical and practical components of baseline and construction phase environmental monitoring. On the job, Environmental Monitors identify the associated impacts of industrial activities on the environment: Observing, Recording, Communicating and Archiving (ORCA) this information to stakeholders in order to minimize or mitigate negative environmental impacts. Students will be prepared to play a key role in ensuring industry activities comply with environmental laws and regulations (in British Columbia primarily).

Whether you’re an environmental superhero or looking to build your career within the industry – this certificate is for you! The Online Environmental Monitoring Certificate is geared to sharpen your skills and knowledge, or kickstart your career as an Environmental Monitor in one of many upcoming proposed industrial projects.

This certificate is ideal for anyone’s schedule – offering a self-paced learning environment with the program broken down into 10 focused courses relevant to Environmental Monitoring.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define Environmental Monitoring
  • Identify the roles the Environmental Monitor (EM) can perform during phases of a project
  • Describe the steps used in approving a proposed natural resource development project
  • Analyze the different types of management systems, such as stakeholder consultation and Land and Resource Management Plans
  • Summarize the priorities of Environmental Monitors
  • Assess the differences between Environmental Monitors vs Lead Environmental Monitors or Qualified Environmental Professionals
  • Outline Successful Professional Practices and highlight the importance of ethics and confidentiality
  • Examine the four levels of lawmaking jurisdiction; federal, provincial, local government, and First Nations