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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: CHEM 305 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. Field trips may be required.

ENVT 353

Science for Water
and Wastewater Operators    4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENVT 351
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: None
Advisory: ENVT 351
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is an introduction to power and electrical circuits, 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. Practice using electrical meters, test instruments, and control devices in laboratory classes along with related safety practices will also be covered. Field trips will 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 and treatment, wastewater collection and treatment, and recycling water in the world and in the United States; 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. This course provides an introduction to managing water and wastewater systems. Field trips will be required.

ENVT 356

Wastewater Operations and Maintenance I    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENVT 351
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an introduction to wastewater operations and maintenance. Topics covered include responsibilities of the plant operator, collection of wastewater and infrastructure, wastewater treatment facilities, preliminary treatment operations and maintenance including racks, screen, grit removal, sedimentation and flotation, trickling filters, rotating biological contractors, activated sludge, waste treatment ponds, disinfection and chlorination. This course provides the student with an entry level background into the field of operations and maintenance of wastewater. Field trips and/or a semester project may be required.

ENVT 357

Wastewater Operations and Maintenance II    3 Units
Prerequisite: ENVT 356 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an advanced level of understanding of wastewater operations and maintenance. Topics covered include activated sludge, sludge digestion and solids handling, effluent disposal, plant safety and good housekeeping, maintenance, basic laboratory procedures, application of computers for plant operations and maintenance, analysis and presentation of data, records and report writing. Field trips may be required.

ENVT 358

Water Treatment Operation
and Maintenance I    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENVT 351 and 355
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an entry level understanding of drinking water treatment. Topics covered include the history of water treatment, responsibilities of the plant operator, the reasons for treating water, source water management, water treatment facilities, treatment process and technologies, disinfection and plant maintenance. This course provides the background of the importance of treating water, its functionality, past and present technology and the future of drinking water treatment and supply. Field trips may be required.

ENVT 359

Water Treatment Operation
and Maintenance II    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an understanding of drinking water quality and source supply management. Topics covered include drinking water regulations, laboratory procedures, water quality monitoring, common contaminants found in surface and groundwater, physical and aggregate properties of water, customer inquiries and complaint investigations, water supply hydrology, water conservation, alternative sources, and source protection. Field trips may be required.

ENVT 360

Water Distribution Operation
and Maintenance    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an understanding of drinking water distribution systems operation and maintenance. Topics covered include: design criteria, storage, pumping, flow control, construction methods, disinfection, control of water quality in a water distribution system, federal and state drinking water regulations, maintenance and administration of a water distribution system. Field trips and/or a semester project may be required. This course prepares students for state distribution operator exams.

ENVT 361

Wastewater Collection Systems Operation
and Maintenance    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides a basic level of understanding of proper installation, inspections, operations, maintenance and repair of wastewater collection systems. Topics covered include the wastewater collection operator, wastewater collection systems, safe procedures, inspecting and testing collections systems, pipeline cleaning and maintenance methods, and underground repairs. Field trips and/or a semester project 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: 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
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB



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