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Environmental Technology (ENVT)

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The following Environmental Technology courses are offered:

ENVT 304
Environmental Biology    3 Units
Same As: BIOL 350
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an overview of ecosystems and natural resources. Major topics covered include scientific methods, data interpretation, ecological principles, ecosystem functioning, conservation biology, resource use (including historical and cultural values) and management, and human-caused environmental impacts (e.g. pollution). This course provides the background needed to understand major global and regional issues such as acid rain, global warming, hazardous waste disposal, deforestation, ecological sustainability, and endangered species recovery. ENVT 304 is a general education course that is especially useful for Environmental Technology, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Recreation, Education, and Political Science majors. This course is the same as BIOL 350. You cannot enroll in this course if you have passed BIOL 350. Field trips, attendance at public meetings, and/or a semester project may be required.

ENVT 351
Math for Water and Wastewater Operators    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENVT 355 and MATH 100
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an introduction to quantitative analysis of wastewater and water processes. Topics covered include general math, including significant figures and proper rounding, applicable algebraic and geometry equations, unit analysis, volumes, flows, pressures, conversions, solution strengths, and applicable laboratory and chemistry equations used in water and wastewater treatment operations.

ENVT 353
Science for Water and Wastewater Operators    4 Units
Prerequisite: ENVT 351 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: ENVT 355
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course will cover three topic areas, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics as they apply to operation, maintenance, and management of water and wastewater facilities. The course is intended to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the sciences underlying studies of water and wastewater conveyance and treatment. Field trips may be required.

ENVT 354
Waste Water Management: Basic Instrumentation and Electrical Controls    4 Units
Prerequisite: ENVT 353 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: ENVT 351
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is an introduction to power and electrical circuits, induction motors, electromagnetic concepts, and various devices used to control and measure flow, pressure, depth, chemical feed, and other operating parameters associated with water and wastewater distribution and treatment systems. Field trips may be required.

ENVT 355
Introduction to Water, Wastewater and Recycled Water Management    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an introduction to water, wastewater and recycled water management. Topics covered include management of public and private utilities, the history of water supply, water and treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, and recycling water in the world and in the United States; water rights in California, environmental economics related to pollution, and an overview of the State and federal regulations governing water supply, wastewater treatment and recycled water use, including permitting requirements and operator certification program. Field trips will be required.

ENVT 380
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations I    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: ENVT 351
Advisory: ENVT 355
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an introduction to water and wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance. Topics covered include responsibilities of the plant operator, preliminary treatment systems including racks, screens, grit removal, comminutors, sedimentation, clarification, flotation, biological treatment processes, activated sludge, chemical treatment processes, filtration, disinfection and chlorination. Field trips and/or a semester project may be required.

ENVT 381
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations II    3 Units
Prerequisite: ENVT 380 with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: ENVT 353
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an introduction to water and wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance. Topics covered include responsibilities of the plant operator, preliminary treatment systems including racks, screens, grit removal, comminutors, sedimentation, clarification, flotation, biological treatment processes, activated sludge, chemical treatment processes, filtration, disinfection and chlorination. Field trips and/or a semester project may be required.

ENVT 382
Water and Wastewater System Regulations and Management    3 Units
Prerequisite: ENVT 355 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an understanding of existing and emerging concerns in the water and wastewater fields, including conservation, recycled water, groundwater basin management, source water protection, energy and water, asset management and mapping programs, and challenges on the horizon, such as emerging contaminants, regulations, and impacts of climate change.

ENVT 383
Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: ENVT 351
Advisory: ENVT 355
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an understanding of water distribution and wastewater collection systems operation and maintenance. Topics covered include: design criteria, storage, pumping, construction methods, system testing, control of water quality in a water distribution system, federal and state regulations pertaining to potable and non-potable supplies, maintenance and administration of a distribution and collection system. This course prepares students for state distribution and CWA collection operator exams. Field trips may be required.


ENVT 495
Independent Studies in Environmental Technology    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54-162 hours LAB


ENVT 498
Work Experience in Environmental Technology     1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to career interests.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 60-300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of Environmental Technology. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce, completing required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend orientation. Students must complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 hours of related paid work experience or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken for a maximum of 16 units. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Online students must have an email account. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.


ENVT 499
Experimental Offering in Environmental Technology   .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU

Updated 4/30/18

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