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Environmental Engineering-Waste & Water Technology - Associate Degree

Program Code: 105062

This associate degree program is designed to meet the need for environmental engineering technicians in Northeast Wisconsin. As a program grad, you're equipped with skills to analyze and test water, wastewater, air, and solid waste to ensure environmental protection and compliance while maintaining community health and safety. Typical careers include environmental engineering technician, water and waste water treatment plant and system operator, water resource specialist, environmental lab technician, environment compliance officer, water quality sampler, quality control inspector, and recycling coordinator. Program students have the option to be certified in 40 hour HAZWOPER WDNR Wastewater, Water, and/or Landfill Operator with completion of coursework and independent testing. With additional education, you may become an environmental engineer.

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Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment for diverse employers such as industrial facilities, municipalities, utilities and governmental agencies in the following areas:

• Recycling coordinators establish, coordinate, and promote recycling programs and operations often turning old products and waste from industrial processes into useful, environmentally safe raw materials.

• Environmental Engineering Technicians apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientist. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.

• Recycling and Resource Manager utilizes best management practices to manage organizational resources and recycling and resource programs impacting the culture, community and business practices of an organization.

• Water and Waste Water Treatment Plant and System Operators, operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer to treat water or wastewater.

• Water Resource Specialists design and implement programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

• Environmental Engineer
• Environmental Health and Safety Manager

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
• Courses required for mastery of algebra skills (real numbers, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, word problems and measurements).
• The student will either provide proof of having completed course work in Windows, Word and Excel or pass a proficiency test.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Reading Comprehension: 80; Sentence Skills: 75; Elementary Algebra 61. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be granted pre-program status and will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Upon completion of the plan, full program status will be granted. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIMESpring 2017Summer 2017Fall 2017
Green Bay
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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Environmental Engineering-Waste & Water Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-506-146
Intro to Environmental Science
3
10-506-146 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ...an introduction to the basic principles of environmental science including ecology, energy, resources, waste management, air, water, and soil pollution. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-506-147
Environmental Biology
4
10-506-147 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY ...environmental problems are examined from scientific, ethical, economic and sociological perspectives. Emphasis is placed on protection of the human environment with discussion of environmental issues and environmentally related public health concerns. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Environmental Engineering program or preprogram) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-506-165
Intro to GIS
1
10-506-165 INTRO TO GIS... terminology, software operation and interface, creation and analysis of digital maps, and exploring the data behind the maps in Geographic Information Systems. GIS is used to visualize real-world features, obtain information, and communicate the information to others. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-804-118
Interm Algebra w Apps
4
10-804-118 INTERM ALGEBRA W APPS...algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Elementary Algebra=61 or ACT-Math =21 or 10-834-110, Elementary Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-806-134
General Chemistry
4
10-806-134 GENERAL CHEMISTRY...covers chemistry fundamentals. Topics: metric system, problem-solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water; acids, bases, and salts; and gas laws. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Elem Algebra=61 or ACT-Math score=21 or 10-834-110, Elementary Algebra w/Apps with "C" or better AND Accuplacer Reading=80 or ACT-Reading=17 or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SECOND SEMESTER
10-506-148
Environmental Chem Analysis
4
10-506-148 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEM ANALYSIS ...laboratory techniques are performed to determine the suitability of supply sources and purification processes in the water and wastewater industries. (Prerequisite: 10-806-134, General Chemistry with a "C" or better; 10-804-118, Interm Algebra w/Apps with a "C" or better) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-506-149
Intro to Environ Compliance
3
10-506-149 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE ...an introduction to regulatory concepts and requirements for compliance with environmental regulations by governmental and non-governmental entities. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-607-119
Intro to Civil Engr Technology
2
10-607-119 INTRO TO CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY...portfolio preparation, lettering and printing, chart plotting, resume creation, library research methods, measurement and scaling, drawing techniques, sheet format and layout, dimensioning, line work, orthographic projection, isometric drawings, and construction print reading. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-620-100
Fluids 1: Basic Pneumatics
1
10-620-100 FLUIDS 1: BASIC PNEUMATICS ...what fluid power is, differentiate between hydraulics and pneumatics, implement basic pneumatic circuits, utilize schematics, apply Pascal's Law, define properties of fluids, implement airflow control and hydraulics cylinder circuits.
10-620-101
Fluids 2: Basic Hydraulics
1
10-620-101 FLUIDS 2: BASIC HYDRAULICS ...hydraulic pumps, basic hydraulics actuator circuits, hydraulic schematics, apply Pascal's Law, summarize the effects of fluids friction, define properties of hydraulic energy, design hydraulic circuits with directional control valves. (Corequisite: 10-620-100, Fluids 1: Basic Pneumatics) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-620-165
Fluids 3: Inter Hydraulics
1
10-620-165 FLUIDS 3: INTERMEDIATE HYDRAULICS ...design of cylinder actuating circuits with pressure-compensated flow control valves, how to control pressure, pilot-operated check valve applications, accumulator operation and application, hydraulic motor types and applications. (Corequisite: 10-620-101, Fluids 2: Basic Hydraulics) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-804-196
Trigonometry w Apps
3
10-804-196 TRIGONOMETRY WITH APPLICATIONS ...topics include circular functions, graphing of trigonometry functions, identities, equations, trigonometric functions of angles, inverse functions, solutions of triangles complex numbers, DeMoivre's Theorem, polar coordinates, and vectors. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer College Level Math=63 or ACT-Math =24 or 10-804-118, Intermediate Alg w/ Apps with "C" or better AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
THIRD SEMESTER
10-506-150
Environmental Microbiology
3
10-506-150 ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY...a study of the background and role of bacterial analysis. Sampling and analytic methods including quality control procedures and environmental parameters are studied and related to applicable standards. (Prerequisite: 10-506-147, Environmental Biology) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-506-151
Wastewater Treatment & Analys
4
10-506-151 WASTEWATER TREATMENT & ANALYSIS ...physical, chemical, and biological principles of operation of wastewater treatment systems. The basic unit processes, control parameters, and mathematical problem-solving related to collection systems and treatment facilities are introduced. Laboratory procedures and practices involved with operation of wastewater analysis and treatment including industrial waste treatment technologies. (Prerequisite: 10-506-148, Environmental Chem Analysis) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-506-152
Ind. Safety & Emerg. Response
3
10-506-152 INDUSTRIAL SAFETY & EMERGENCY RESPONSE ...state and federal regulations related to worker safety, industrial hygiene, and response to emergency situations. Emphasis is placed on response to releases of hazardous materials. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-606-113
CAD
2
10-606-113 CAD (COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING) ...computer aided drafting using AutoCAD software focusing on template settings; creating and manipulating layers; basic drawing, editing, and inquiry commands; blocks and attributes; and plotting. (Corequisites: 10-607-119, Intro to Civil Engineering Technology OR 10-606-119, Technical Sketching OR 10-614-113, 2D Essentials) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-620-121
Mechanics 1: Basic
1
10-620-121 MECHANICS 1: BASIC ...mechanical drive system components related to V-belt drives, chain drives, and gear drives. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-620-220
Pumps: Fluid Moving Devices
1
10-620-220 PUMPS: INTRO TO FLUID MOVING DEVICES ...this course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding of pumps, the different classifications of pumps, the inner workings, general maintenance and pumping theory. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-664-100
Automation 1: Control Logic
1
10-664-100 AUTOMATION 1: CONTROL LOGIC ...electric motor control components such as switches, relays, starters, transformers; and safely mount and install motor and motor control components and perform related wiring and troubleshooting of motor control circuits. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-664-101
Automation 2: Motor Control
1
10-664-101 AUTOMATION 2: MOTOR CONTROL ...electric motor control components such as sensors, timers and counters. (Corequisite: 10-664-100, Automation 1: Control Logic) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-197
Technical Reporting
3
10-801-197 TECHNICAL REPORTING ...principles of report writing and correspondence, proposals, feasibility reports, progress reports, investigation reports, evaluation reports, meeting reports, memos, and correspondence. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition I OR 10-801-195, Written Communication with “C” or better) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-506-163
Solid and Hazardous Waste
2
10-506-163 SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE ...identify the hierarchy of and regulations related to solid and hazardous waste, the waste stream, pollution prevention and disposal strategies. Learn detection techniques and proper transporting and handling methods. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-506-164
Air Pollution Control Systems
2
10-506-164 AIR POLLUTION CONTROL SYSTEMS ... air quality problems, federal and state regulatory mechanisms, and the types of emission control technology currently available. Monitoring emissions and ambient air quality are addressed. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-506-166
Ground Water & Distribution
3
10-506-166 GROUND WATER & DISTRIBUTION ...physical, chemical, and biological principles of operation of groundwater and distribution systems. The basic unit processes, control parameters, and mathematical problem-solving related to groundwater facilities and distribution systems are introduced. Laboratory procedures and practices involved with operation of water analysis and treatment. (Prerequisites: 10-506-148, Environmental Chem Analysis; 10-804-118, Interm Algebra w/Apps) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-506-167
Surface Water & Distribution
3
10-506-167 SURFACE WATER & DISTRIBUTION ...physical, chemical, and biological principles of operation of surface water treatment and distribution systems. The basic unit processes, control parameters, and mathematical problem-solving related to surface water treatment facilities and distribution systems are introduced. Laboratory procedures and practices involved with operation of water analysis and treatment. (Prerequisites: 10-506-148, Environmental Chem Analysis; 10-804-118, Interm Algebra w/Apps) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-198
Intro to Psychology
3
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
TOTAL CREDITS
70
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a "C" or better.
. Students completing General Studies courses at NWTC must earn a "C" or better in English Composition to enroll in Technical Reporting.
. Students completing Interm Algebra w/Apps must earn a "C" or better to enroll in Environmental Chemical Analysis.
. Students completing General Chemistry must earn a "C" or better to enroll in Environmental Chemical Analysis.

Program Outcomes

• Identify, monitor and evaluate environmental hazards.
• Examine the effects of pollution.
• Determine strategies to minimize or prevent waste in order to reduce impact on the environment.
• Create and maintain environmental reports in accordance with applicable standards.
• Utilize applied science and mathematical skills to modify test and operate equipment used in the prevention, control and remediation of environmental issues, including waste and water treatment.
• Perform periodic inspections in compliance with applicable standards.
• Use effective oral and written communication skills,
• Utilize problem solving skills.
• Perform safe work practices.

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Industry Credentials

Program students have the option to be certified in 40 hour HAZWOPER WDNR Wastewater, Water, and/or Landfill Operator with completion of coursework and independent testing

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor.

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