Each curriculum is defined as the suite of information necessary to enable learners to acquire specific knowledge and skills. This information includes learning objectives as well as suggested course materials. The learning objectives are actionable and enable students to remember, understand, apply, analyze, and create work products in order to meet their obligations under the Clean Air Act.
Initially this site will provide course content associated with 3 of the 8 curricula. The remaining 5 curricula will be available in early 2021.
Launch The Air Pollution Basics curriculum is intended for newly hired federal, state, local, and tribal air professionals, as well as individuals who want to learn more about how air pollution affects our world. The audience for this curriculum includes any person who needs a basic knowledge of key concepts before taking courses under the position-specific curricula. It is presumed that learners will take courses under the Air Pollution Basics curriculum before taking courses under the position-specific curricula. The learning objectives are intended to provide a broad foundational knowledge of air pollution and regulatory concepts required for success in position-specific curricula and duties
Launch The Ambient Air Monitoring curriculum is intended for learners who conduct ambient air monitoring in compliance with the applicable Clean Air Act requirements and associated monitoring regulations.
Launch The Air Toxics Rule Development and Implementation Curriculum is intended for learners who conduct air toxic risk assessments, communicate air toxics risks, and/or develop rules in compliance with the Clean Air Act. There is some overlap between this curriculum and ambient air monitoring as it pertains to air toxics monitoring networks.
Launch The Air Quality Modeling curriculum is intended for learners who conduct air quality modeling, dispersion and photochemical modeling in particular.
Launch The Air Quality Planning Curriculum is intended for learners who work on implementation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) via State/Tribal Implementation Plans (SIPs/TIPs), as well as Regional Haze, in compliance with the Clean Air Act. Some overlap exists between this curriculum and the permitting, air quality modeling, ambient air monitoring, and emissions inventories curricula. Topics as they relate primarily to air quality planning are covered in this curriculum alone.
Launch The Emissions Inventories curriculum is intended for learners who develop emissions inventories for various purposes.