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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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