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.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

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, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

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