Waste Management



Waste management is part of our daily life. For individuals, waste management often involves knowing how to reduce the waste we produce and how to recycle some of it. For the larger community, the issues surrounding waste management take on a whole new meaning. In this course (TSC-4064-2), you will study the issues and technological applications related to the management and elimination of waste.


The seven learning sequences in this course will help you to acquire new knowledge and to apply it successfully. The competencies to be developed are: Seeks answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems; Makes the most of his/her knowledge of science and technology; and Communicates in the language used in science and technology. These competencies will be developed through four types of activities, namely knowledge acquisition activities, experimental activities, discovery-based activities, and expertise-based activities. These activities deal with various issues, such as the impact of human activity on ecosystems or the impact of contaminants on the lithosphere, the hydrosphere and the atmosphere. Each learning sequence concludes with integration exercises and a summary of new knowledge acquired. You will be able to assess your level of knowledge and competency development by doing a self-evaluation activity and four scored activities.


Adult learners who wish to complete the program “Environmental Science and Technology” (STE) program or the “Science and the Environment” (SE) program.


It is advisable to take course TSC-4062-2 (Climate Change) before taking this course.


The scored activities are an integral part of the proposed learning approach. Their reproduction is authorized for any adult education centre using them. You may either purchase them or download them free of charge from the following address: http://cours1.sofad.qc.ca/ressources/
Duration: 50 hours
Number of units: 2





Corrections time

20 minutes each on average


Passing mark for scored acitivities: 60% Passing mark for certification examination: 60%


Author(s): Judith Sévigny

Production date: September 2013