BCIT is offering a new micro-credential: Essential Field Skills for Environmental Professionals made up of 5 hands-on, field-based courses. These five courses will help you develop the most commonly-needed skillsets for environmental professionals. Each course is standalone and developed and taught by subject matter experts in the field. When you complete all five courses, you receive the micro-credential. Courses can be taken in any order.
Starting May 2022, three of the five courses are being offered to help you reach your goal of advancing your environmental careers or honing your field skills.
Register now for May 2022:
- XENV 1520 - Introduction to Field Soil Classification and Assessment (12 hours)
- XENV 1510 - Introduction to Field Identification of Native Trees, Shrubs & Herbs (18 hours)
- XENV 4500 - Introduction to Camera Trapping for Wildlife Sampling (24 hours)
Register now for August 2022:
- XENV 1530 - Introduction to Field Identification of Freshwater and Anadromous Fishes (6 hours)
- XENV 1540 - Electrofishing Operator Certification (12 hours)
These hands-on, field-based, 12 to 24-hour courses are designed for environmental professionals, current natural science/resource management/forestry/ecological restoration students or nature enthusiasts looking to acquire or refresh skills in these three areas. All courses involve skill development in an outdoor setting, with some online introductory lessons beforehand. Field locations include BCIT Burnaby Campus, the BCIT Forest Society Woodlot 0007 (Maple Ridge) and other local parks/natural areas in the Lower Mainland.
For more information please contact Giti Abouhamzeh at [email protected] or call her at 778-331-1392.