Online

Learn how to address the significant air quality challenges posed by increasing urbanization and development. Designed for planning and environmental protection professionals who manage, review, and prepare air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions analyses, this course presents the principles of air quality and GHG assessment and regulation for land use and transportation projects. Through lectures and case studies, build your knowledge of air quality basics including a summary of criteria air pollutants, toxic air contaminants, and GHGs; their sources; and related health effects.

Additional topics include:

• Brief history of air quality regulation

• Federal, state, and regional regulatory framework

• Construction and operational emission source categories and a brief guide to data collection

• Current emission inventory modeling tools, including a real-time run-through of the California Emissions Estimator Model (CalEEMod)

• Overview of health risk assessments and dispersion modeling, including an introduction to AERMOD and HARP 2

• Components of air quality and GHG/climate change assessments under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), including a discussion of thresholds

• Recommendations for post-2020 GHG emissions analyses and other challenges associated with relevant case-law

CEUs
0.6
Section Number
212PRC103
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded and real time lectures, in addition to a real-time Q&A session with the instructors. Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. Details regarding login information will be emailed out prior to the course start date.

This course will be available on Canvas from September 21-23, 2021. A live Zoom lecture and Q&A will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (PDT). In the classroom environment this is the equivalent of a one-day course.

We allow registration through the first morning of the course. It is expected that students review the prerecorded lectures before the live sessions in order to get the most value out of these meetings. We cannot extend course access beyond 11:59 PM on Thursday 9/23, so students pursuing a late enrollment acknowledge that they will have less time to complete the materials. Please contact the course representative with any questions.

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this course, please review our technical requirements page at online learning.

Discounts

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

APA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

AEP

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.