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ENV 207 - Environmental Site Assessment

Credits: 2
2 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: ENV 105  with a grade of C or better.

This course explores Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) that are used in various industries. Emphasis is placed on evaluating the environmental conditions of soil, surface water and groundwater for contamination. Also discussed are the impacts of mold, radon, asbestos and lead on various ecosystems such as wetlands. Students evaluate sites as determined by the instructor and prepare a Phase I ESA using standard practices and techniques.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define the various reports used by field technicians.
  2. Differentiate contamination levels in soil, surface water and groundwater.
  3. Evaluate presence of contamination to determine usefulness of site.
  4. Explain impacts of various contaminants on soil, surface water and groundwater. 
  5. Prepare sample Phase I ESAs and EISs without error.
Listed Topics
  1. Regulations for property development with regards to environmental issues
  2. Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  3. Environmental Impact Statements
  4. Human health effects of various contaminants
  5. Impact on ecosystem services 
  6. Common contaminants
Reference Materials
Textbook or OER
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/10/2020

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