Course description

This is a practical hands-on course that provides students with experience in using the latest field methods for work in indoor environmental sciences. In this first course, students will learn the foundations of sample collection – accepted protocols, equipment selection and use, sample preservation and transportation, safety, and methodological limitations. This course compliments the course themes explored in Air and Water Analysis, Building Sciences, and Hazardous Materials Assessment.Students will also learn how to collect samples for the indoor environment. Students will be exposed to air quality testing procedures, measuring for considerations such as air flow, CO/CO2 saturation, air pressure, humidity, etc. Water quality testing will also be taught. Finally, students will be exposed to general sample collection practices, such as collecting mould, formaldehyde, and other known hazards. The course emphasizes learning through the use of labs, field exercises, field demonstrations and field trips.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2022 registration opens July 25, 2022. Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery