The TAMS Center offers monitoring-related training on a variety of topics. To date, over 200 tribal professionals have been trained by the TAMS Center, representing more than 115 tribes.
TAMS Center courses are designed to complement other American Indian Air Quality Training Program training, generally addressing advanced air quality knowledge and skills. Each course is designed with tribal audiences and issues in mind, integrating tribal case studies and tribal professionals as part of the instructional team. Class size is kept small to ensure a high level of interaction and one-on-one training opportunities.
Most of ITEP's technical air quality training courses are conducted at the TAMS Center, located near the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus in Las Vegas, Nevada. Classes are held at the state-of-the-art Virgil Masayesva Environmental Learning Center and on an outdoor technical training platform that houses various monitors, a fully functional meteorological station, and other equipment. Courses feature tribal, EPA and ITEP instructors and emphasize tribal perspectives.
Courses available at the TAMS Center:
- Air Pollution Technology
- Air Quality and Ecosystems
- Indoor Air Quality
- Gaseous Pollutant Monitoring
- Quality Assurance Project Plan
- Air Monitoring Data Management
- Air Quality System
- Meteorological Monitoring
- PM2.5 Monitoring
- Continuous PM Monitoring
- Air Toxics Monitoring
- Tribal Data Toolbox (software)
NOTE: not all courses are offered every year; some are occasionally offered at other locations. Courses that are not taught every year could be offered if needed in a mini-course format.
For more information about TAMS's Training, please contact:
Lydia Scheer, Training Coordinator
Last updated: March 25, 2013