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Environmental Monitor Assistant Program (EMAP)

Tailored to the needs of industry in Northern BC, the 50-day Environmental Monitoring Assistant Program (EMAP) prepares students for entry-level fieldwork with a focus on environmental monitoring. 

Course topics include:

  • Environmental Protection
  • Data Collection Methods and Information Management
  • Site Characterization and Reclamation
  • Navigation using a Compass, GPS, and Maps
  • Monitoring Terrestrial Environments (soils, vegetation, and wildlife)
  • Monitoring Aquatic Environments (fish and hydrology)
  • Construction Site Monitoring
  • Traditional Knowledge
  • Measurement Systems and Tools
  • Equipment Setup and Operations
  • Helicopter Safety
  • Field Communications
  • Wilderness Survival

Industry-Related Safety Certificates Included in the program:

  • Spill Response
  • Bear Awareness
  • Transportation Endorsement
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have the practical and technical skills necessary to assist biologists, technicians, engineers, researchers, and environmental monitoring professionals.  Potential industries for employment include construction, natural resources, exploration and mining, agriculture, environmental and government agencies.

Contract Training

The Environmental Monitoring Assistant program is available upon demand.  

Learn more about Contract Training at NWCC.  For more information or to request a quote contact the NWCC School of Exploration & Mining.