Erosion & Sediment Control

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive, applied overview of skills, abilities and procedures required for effective erosion and sediment control planning, construction and maintenance. Participants are introduced to the theory and practice of erosion and sediment control via in-class lectures and exercises, and numerous field exercises. Considerable time is spent in a field-based practicum, focusing on planning, constructing, evaluating and maintaining erosion structures and products for a wide variety of applications.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the connection between erosion and activities that modify the landscape
  • Understand the erosion process and factors affecting erosion
  • Define erosion control and sediment control
  • Understand the difference between erosion control and sediment control practices
  • Explore best management practices for erosion and sediment control
  • Understand how site conditions affect the erosion process and the effectiveness of the best management practices and erosion and sediment control practices, and
  • Be able to properly select, install and maintain commonly used, effective erosion and sediment controls

Class vs Field

Class: 1.0 day; Field: 2.0 days



Course Schedule

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Course fees are refundable if you withdraw a minimum of 10 days prior to the start date of the course.  Note that special refund deadlines are stated for some courses, and we are unable to issue refunds after those deadlines - information will appear in the intake's details available on the Course Schedule.

Non-Refundable Fees

Some courses may have non-refundable tuition, application, and/or lab fees.
Please note:  A full refund is issued if a course is cancelled.