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ENV 40 - Basic Wastewater Licensure Review
Review materials which are normally associated with the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Class IV or Class III level certification examinations. Utilizes lecture, audiovisual, and workshop sessions to review required materials and to prepare the trainee to complete the wastewater operator examinations.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 2-3 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ENV 47 - Basic Water Licensure Review
Reviews materials which are normally associated with the Water Treatment Plant Operator's Class IV or Class III level certification examinations. Utilizes lecture, audiovisual, and workshop sessions to review required materials and to prepare the trainee to complete the water operator examinations. Prerequisite divisional approval.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
ENV 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 93 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
ENV 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 100 - Basic Environmental Science
Presents and discusses basic scientific, health-related, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of environmental activities, policies/decisions. Emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems and their potential solutions.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 101 - Introduction to Environmental Technology I
Introduces students to basic scientific principles. Includes fundamentals of biology, chemistry, physics, and geology. Course integrates scientific disciplines as they relate to environmental technology. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ENV 102 - Introduction to Environmental Technology II
Introduces students to basic scientific principles. Includes fundamentals of biology, chemistry, physics, and geology. Course integrates scientific disciplines as they relate to environmental technology. Part II of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ENV 108 - Environmental Microbiology
Studies characteristics and activities of micro-organisms, showing their essential relation to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Explores fundamentals of bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology, emphasizing their relationships to community health. Includes soil, water, wastewater, and industrial microbiology.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 110 - Introduction to Water and Wastewater Treatment Tech
Provides entry-level students with a general overview of the entire water supply, treatment, and disposal system. Traces water supply from raw state through treatment, storage, distribution, use, waste collection, and discharge back to the environment. Covers aspects of water supply and wastewater treatment.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 0-6 hours. Total 1-7 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ENV 115 - Water Purification
Explores principles of water purification including secretion, sedimentation, rapid sand filtration, chlorination, treatment, and prevention of disease. Studies fundamentals of bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology, emphasizing their relationships to community health. Includes soil, water, wastewater, and industrial microbiology.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 1-6 hours. Total 2-7 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ENV 121 - General Environmental Science I
Explores fundamental components and interactions that make up the natural systems of the earth. Introduces the basic science concepts in the discipline of biological, chemical, and earth sciences that are necessary to understand and address environmental issues.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Part I of II.
4 credits
ENV 122 - General Environmental Science II
Explores fundamental components and interactions that make up the natural systems of the earth. Introduces the basic science concepts in the disciplines of biological, chemical, and earth sciences that are necessary to understand and address environmental issues.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Part II of II.
4 credits
ENV 124 - Cross-disciplinary Exlporations in Science and Society
Provides multi-disciplinary environmental science applications, primarily for non-science majors. Integrates environmental science with topics from biology, chemistry and geology. Addresses other scientific concepts according to the expertise of the instructor. Focuses on scientific investigations centered on a particular integrated, contemporary theme.
4 Credits .Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ENV 127 - Onsite Basic Skills
Discusses and demonstrates basic tools and skills required to begin evaluating sites for onsite sewage systems.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
ENV 128 - Private Well Regulations
Presents and discusses scientific and regulatory topics related to the basics of site evaluations, design and permitting of private wells. Integrates scientific topics and regulatory requirements under Virginia Department of Health Regulations.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
ENV 136 - Survey of Environmental Concerns
Studies the relationship of man to his physical environment; ecological principles; public health; topics of current importance including air pollution, potable water, waste disposal, communicable disease, poisoning and toxicity, radiation, with particular emphasis on community action programs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 145 - Effluent Dispersal Systems
Presents and discusses scientific and regulatory topics related to surface discharge systems; types of land-based effluent discharging systems; and types of subsurface and non-liquid discharge systems. Integrates regulatory requirements under the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit Program.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
ENV 146 - Advanced Wastewater Licensure Review
Reviews the materials associated with the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Class II or Class I level certification examinations. Consists of lecture, audiovisual, and workshop sessions to review the required material and to prepare the trainee to complete the wastewater operator's examination.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 2-3 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ENV 147 - Advanced Water Licensure Review
Reviews additional the materials associated with the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Class II or Class I level certification examinations. Consists of lecture, audiovisual, and workshop sessions to review the required material and to prepare the trainee to complete the water operator's examination. Prerequisite divisional approval.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
ENV 148 - Math for Water and Wastewater Operations
Introduces students to basic math calculations relating to water and wastewater concepts and operations. Prepares students for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators certification exam.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 149 - Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation
Teaches principles, practices and desired function and operation of a variety of wastewater treatment unity processes. Evaluates the operation of processes by determination of the information and testing required for evaluation and performing the subsequent necessary calculations.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 1-6 hours. Total 2-7 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ENV 161 - Introduction to Environmental Compliance
Examines the statutory history of significant environmental legislation and the promulgation of rules and regulations attendant to these laws. Emphasis will be placed on 40 CFR and appropriate Virginia environmental code. Students will understand proper field techniques in sampling protocols for soil, water and air.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 162 - Environmental Principles in Public Health
Examines critical factors involved in environmental/public health administration in the current post-911 society. Includes basic risk analysis and fate and transport modeling, environmental microbiology and toxicology with implications on genetics, GIS, bioterrorism, and infectious diseases.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 170 - Fundamentals of Energy Technology
Gives the student an overview of the field of energy conservation and use and provides descriptions of job functions typical to energy technicians.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
ENV 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
ENV 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 211 - Sanitary Biology and Chemistry I
Teaches theory and laboratory technique for control tests of water purification including bacteriology, color, turbidity, pH, alkalinity, hardness, coagulations, chlorides, fluorides, iron, manganese, detergents, bactericides, and nitrates. Includes in-plant studies at nearby plants. Studies theory and laboratory techniques for the determination of solids, dissolved oxygen, oxygen consumed, relative stability, bacteria, bio-chemical oxygen demand, organic nitrogen, volatile acids, toxic metals. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 220 - Environmental Problems
Studies the relationship of man to his environment; ecological principles, population dynamics, topics of current importance including air, water, and noise pollution; poisoning and toxicity, radiation, conservation and management of natural resources.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 221 - Natural Resource Management
Examines environmental aspects of mining and petroleum exploration, management of forest resources, surface and groundwater resource management and alternative energy systems. Familiarizes students with the regulatory environment in mining and exploration and examine case histories of reclamation and remediation projects in both hard rock and fossil fuels. Includes applications such as high yield forestry and renewable energy and examines in light of global sustainability issues and changing economics of oil.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ENV 227 - Environmental Law
Introduces environmental law including the history of environmental laws, the National Environment Policy Act, state environmental acts, hazardous wastes, endangered species, pollution, and surface mine reclamation.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ENV 230 - GIS: Applications in Environmental Science
Introduces Global Positioning Systems(GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) hardware and software and applies the principles of GPS and GIS to Forest Science and Environmental Science. Includes: Natural Disasters; Pest Control; Water Quality; Prescribed Burning; Identifying Sources of Pollution. Prerequisite(s): ENG 04, ENG 03, MTH 02, GIS 200. [This course covers the same content as GIS 230. Credit will not be granted for both courses].
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 231 - Environmental Codes I
Introduces the regulations, their intent, interpretation of the RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY LIABILITY ACT (RCRA) and the COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL REPSONSE, COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT (CERCLA) and similar environmental legislation. Studies their impact on industry.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 235 - Soil Conservation and Spoils Management
Teaches principles of soil conservation, erosion and sediment processes, spoils placement, both mechanical and natural methods of stabilization, and impacts of not practicing prudent soil conservation methods.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 241 - Onsite Design Camp I
Presents and demonstrates factors and techniques involved in the design of Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems. Reviews site evaluation, site sketches, and permit sketches as well as seasonal water table issues and other factors affecting the onsite system design.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 242 - Onsite Design Camp II
Students apply all of their previous training in the field and practice evaluating, sketching and permitting on specifically selected sites. Includes field work under the guidance of experienced field staff. Requires students to pass a final written and field exam.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 243 - Onsite Sewage Systems
Presents and discusses a variety of basic science, design, and regulation topics relative to onsite sewage systems. Includes the Application Process, stakeholders involved and Guidance Memoranda and Policies (GMPs) that impact design of onsite sewage systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 244 - Soils Exploration
Focuses on soil in its relationship to onsite sewage and water systems. Includes soil composition and structures, sampling, procedures and soil water concepts as related to physiographic provinces, landforms and soils.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ENV 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
ENV 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ENV 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits