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Environmental Field Skills Program – Lifetime Access

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Description

NRTG’s Environmental Field Skills program is a curriculum designed to provide those people wishing to begin working in the environmental field the necessary skills to enter this workforce. The knowledge and skills presented here are those used in a wide variety of environmental disciplines, from vegetation studies to fish to wildlife to environmental monitoring, and are intended to provide you, the student, with a broad understanding of how to measure, monitor, and record environmental conditions. 

This course, offered through Career Choice, is a 120-hour training program spread over 10 weeks. Through these 10 weeks, students will spend about one third of the time in on-line learning, one third on field activities, and one third live with an instructor. Upon completion, the student will be familiar with the basic tools and techniques commonly used in the environmental field and so have a solid base from which to explore and learn more sophisticated methods. The skills and techniques learned here are those wanted by employers for field workers in the environmental disciplines.

“I am writing to, first, thank you for introducing me to this course. I really appreciate everything that NRTG has to offer. Before this course, I was very nervous and a little shy. I couldn’t tell you how far distances from point “a” to point “b” were. I never knew what a clinometer was? This was all new to me. I felt like I was learning a whole new language. After two weeks I was more outgoing, was able to ask questions, and felt more confident and comfortable using these tools and techniques out in the field. I still have room to grow and learn. But I know the more practice I have, the more comfortable I will feel with these tools.”

Jenna Melanson, Nova Scotia, Canada

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program the student will know how to, and have some experience, with: 

  • Working safely in the field, 
  • Observing and recording environmental field data, 
  • Standard field methods for environmental assessments of vegetation, fish, and wildlife, 
  • Identifying and classifying soils, vegetation, wildlife, and fish, 
  • Identifying and interpreting environmental field conditions, and 
  • Monitoring construction sites, including erosion and sediment control 

The Amazon Career Choice Environmental Field Skills program includes free lifetime admission. Enroll once – come back anytime. This is a great way to upgrade your skills and remain current. 

Equipment

The Career Choice delivery of Environmental Field Skills has been designed to minimize the equipment needed by the student. Required equipment includes:

  • A pencil(s) and notebook for recording field notes 
  • A measuring tape of some form; the longer the better 
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear to be outside for several hours at a time in your area 
  • A cellular phone which will be used as a camera and possibly with tool-specific apps. 

Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for the Environmental Field Skills program.

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