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Course Description

COURSE:  WENV 441 Environmental Sampling Design and Data Quality Assurance Course (ISEERB)

OBJECTIVE:  ISEERB approved for all DoD Components

Each student will be able to plan an environmental project that will acquire technically and legally defensible data for environmental cleanup site activities and compliance reporting.

DESCRIPTION:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a strategic planning approach called the Data Life Cycle. This cycle includes three phases: Planning, Implementation, and the Assessment. The DQO process contained in the Planning Phases, plans environmental data collection efforts to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and defensibility of decisions in a resource-effective manner. Use of the DQO approach is intended to ensure that the appropriate type, quantity, and quality of environmental data will be used in decision making with regard to remedial actions and future use/activities at the site. Quality assurance provides quality assurance project plan development (Planning Phases), field data collection and associated quality assurance/quality control activities (Implementation Phases), and data validation and quality control activities (Assessment Phase).

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  Environmental Restoration Managers, Environmental Compliance Managers

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  BioEnvironmental Engineers

GRADE:   Officers: O1-O6; Enlisted: E4-E9; Civilians: GS5-GS14


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Environmental background and education with knowledge of algebra. NEW. Due to DOD COVID19 response procedures, this course will be delivered on-line. To meet course objectives, the activities and exercises require use of computer equipment. Students must have a computer capable of operating Adobe Connect and running a computer program called VSP. You must be able to download (or have IT download) the VSP software onto your computer. If you have never registered on the site, start here: https://vsp.pnnl.gov/vsp_download/logon.aspx.

Do not download the current version for the class. We are using Version 7.11. This is the download site for Version 7.11: https://vsp.pnnl.gov/vsp_download/downloads.aspx

DELIVERY METHOD:  Distance Learning on Adobe Connect:
  • 17-21 Aug 2020: Online, live

Course Enrollment Closes for all AFIT CE offerings 14 days prior to Course Start Date!

COURSE CREDIT:  2.5 CEUs in compliance with IACET standards


QUESTIONS? Send us an e-mail by clicking the Contact Us button.

HOW TO APPLY:  Select a date from the list below by clicking the button. (Note: Some courses are offered only once annually). Then click the Apply button.

25-Apr-2022 to 29-Apr-2022 / WPAFB Resident (Registration closes 11-Apr-2022)
06-Jun-2022 to 10-Jun-2022 / WPAFB Resident (Registration closes 23-May-2022)


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