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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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