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Course Name: Effective Environmental Field Sampling and Data Collection
Course Code: EN0518WA23
Date of Most Recent Offering: November 7-13, 2022
Course Opens: TBD at TBD am EST
Course Closes: TBD at TBD pm EST
Participants can complete the course content (which will take approximately 4 hours) at their own pace anytime during the period the course is open.
Registration Fee: $TBD per person
Multi Person Discount Fee: $TBD per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
College Student Discount Fee: $TBD per person (available for college students only)
Registration Closes: TBD at TBD pm EST
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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.
- Field workplans
- 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 (i.e., 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.
Who Should Attend?
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 self-paced online course that focuses on field sampling procedures, data collection, and preliminary report preparation is for you! Past attendees include:
- Environmental Compliance Managers
- Environmental Engineers
- Environmental Health Specialists
- Environmental Science Students
- Environmental Scientists and Technicians
- GIS Specialists
- Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP)
- Project Managers
- Project Scientists
- Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS)
- Sewer Utility Directors
- Water Treatment Operators
Meet Your Instructors
Z. John Zingis, Jr., LSRP
With more than 30 years of experience in the environmental field, Mr. Zingis has participated in all levels of environmental investigations, including the assessment of soil and/or groundwater contamination, characterizing ground water contaminants and flow direction, assessment of sensitive environmental receptors, and more. His areas of expertise include environmental site assessments, site investigations and remedial investigations, underground storage tank management, brownfield property redevelopment, land use development, environmental permitting, and waterfront development. He also provides expert testimony on matters relating to environmental planning and permitting.
Paula MacRae, LSRP, P.G., Oweis Engineering
Paula MacRae is a Senior Geologist at Oweis Engineering Inc. with more than 30 years of practical experience. Ms. MacRae has worked on environmental site remediation, groundwater resources, and geotechnical engineering related projects and worked as an Environmental Technician and served as Director of Phase Contrast Microscopy Laboratory for an asbestos abatement firm. She has gained invaluable knowledge and insight from the diversity of projects that ranged in size and complexity.
Shari Kondrup, Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority
Ms. Kondrup has more than 30 years’ experience in environmental sampling between private consulting firms and public agencies. She currently works for the Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, where she has been instrumental in developing the surface water sampling program of the Metedeconk River Watershed, data management of source water quality parameters, and public education on water resources.
“Thank you for this great course – it’s really worth my time and money. Great presentation style with lots of opportunities to learn from experts with real life examples, which all made for a really informative course that puts you on the right track to support and/or start your Environmental career.”
– Sinan Abdulmunem
“I really enjoyed this course. I’ve been in the environmental field for 2 years and if there was one thing I could do, I would go back and assign this course to myself before ever going out in the field.”
– Past Participant
“The presenters were very well versed and educated on the subject matter. The presentations were easy to follow. I would highly recommend the class.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of Effective Environmental Field Sampling and Data Collection was approved for 0.4 Rutgers CEUs, as well as the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 4 TCHs (Approval #01-021601-30)
NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists (HO/REHS): 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).
NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 4 Technical CECs
NJ Professional Engineers: 3.5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
NJ Well Drillers and Pump Installers: 3.5 Technical/Industry CEPs
Course Requirements and Policies
This course is offered online within the Canvas learning management system. After you register, you will receive an email from “Rutgers University Canvas” prompting you to click a link to finish setting up your Canvas account. If you do not see this message in your inbox, please check your junk/spam folder.
The course will take approximately 4 hours to complete, and participants will have 7 days to complete the coursework at their own pace. No time extensions will be given for those who choose to log in late or decide to register mid-week.
Equipment you will need to access this training:
- Computer or tablet (phones are not recommended for optimal viewing and interaction)
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- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at email@example.com stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
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Photo ID Requirement
Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.
- You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
- The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
- After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $60 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Effective Environmental Field Sampling and Data Collection, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.