Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3830
First Term: 2012 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 65-74
CIP Code: 15.0506

Occupational Area: Environmental Technology / Environmental Technology
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Not Found


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Water Resources Technologies program is designed to prepare students in theoretical and practical hands-on training in the monitoring of water quality and quantity as well as in water, wastewater, and industrial wastewater treatment. The emphasis is on federal, state, county, and city regulations affecting water quality and quantity management in addition to water/wastewater treatment. The students take part in the operation, calibration, and maintenance of water monitoring field instruments and water and wastewater treatment monitor field equipment.



Required Courses
Students must select two (2) credits from the following courses:
+ BPC/OAS130DK Beginning Word (1) OR
CIS114AE Excel: Level I (1) OR
CIS117AM Database Management: Microsoft Access - Level I (1) OR
CIS118AB PowerPoint: Level I (1) OR
CIS133AA Internet/Web Development Level I-A (1) 2

BIO105 Environmental Biology (4) OR
+ CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND
+ CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory (1) OR
+ CHM130AA Fundamental Chemistry with Lab (4) 4

OSH105AA Construction Safety (3) OR
OSH106AA Industrial Safety (3) OR
FSC/OSH109 Emergency Response Team for Industry (3) 3

+ MAT103AA Mathematics for Industrial Applications I (2) AND
+ MAT103AB Mathematics for Industrial Applications II (2) OR
+ MAT150 College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
+ MAT151 College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
+ MAT152 College Algebra/Functions (3) OR
satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course (3-5) 3-5

+ WRT100 Introduction to Water Resources (3) OR
+ WRT101 Introduction to Water Resources Field Experiences (4) 3-4

Students must select one of three (3) tracks:

Track I: Hydrologic Studies Credits: 32
+ WRT117 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
+ WRT125 Surveying for Water Resources 4

+ WRT130 Groundwater Hydrology 3
+ WRT130LL Groundwater Field Techniques 1
+ WRT150 Introduction to Surface Water Data Collection 3
+ WRT151 Introduction to Surface Water Data Collection Field Techniques 2
+ WRT240 Water Quality 3
+ WRT240LL Water Quality Field Techniques 1

+ WRT250 Surface Water Hydrology 3
+ WRT251 Surface Water Field Techniques 2
+ WRT260 Applied Hydrology: Groundwater, Surface Water and Water Quality 4

A total of 3 credits must be taken from any of the following internship courses:
+ WRT270AA Water Resources Internship (1) OR
+ WRT270AB Water Resources Internship (2) OR
+ WRT270AC Water Resources Internship (3) 3

Track II: Water Treatment Credits: 29
WRT106 Small Water System Operation and Maintenance 3
WRT114 Mineral Control 3

WRT110 Principles of Water Treatment Plant Operations 3
+ WRT115 Water Technology Calculations 3
WRT134 Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance 3
WRT140 Water Quality for Treatment Industry 3
WRT190AA Water Technologies Seminar Level 1 1
+ WRT140LL Water Quality for Treatment Industry Laboratory 1

+ WRT116 Water Treatment Plant Administration 3
+ WRT204 Water/Wastewater Maintenance/Mechanical Systems 3
WRT205 Power and Instrumentation 3


Track III: Wastewater Treatment Credits: 29
+ WRT103 Industrial Pretreatment 3

+ WRT115 Water Technology Calculations 3
WRT121 Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants 3
WRT131 Wastewater Collection Systems Operation and Maintenance 3
WRT140 Water Quality for Treatment Industry 3
WRT190AA Water Technologies Seminar Level 1 1
+ WRT140LL Water Quality for Treatment Industry Laboratory 1

WRT124 Sludge and Solids Handling 3
+ WRT126 Wastewater Plant Administration 3
+ WRT204 Water/Wastewater Maintenance/Mechanical Systems 3
WRT205 Power and Instrumentation 3
Credits: 44-50

Program Competencies
Track I: Hydrologic Studies
1. Apply chemistry/biological principles to the monitoring of Water Resources. (BIO105, CHM130, CHM130AA, CHM130LL)
2. Demonstrate computer skills. (BPC/OAS130DK, CIS114AE, CIS117AM, CIS118AB, CIS133AA)
3. Maintain a safe working environment as outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. (OSH105AA, OSH106AA, FAC/OSH109)
4. Apply theoretical concepts of hydrology to real-life, work situations. (OSH105AA, OSH106AA, FAC/OSH109, WRT117, WRT260, WRT270AA, WRT270AB, WRT270AC)
5. Define specific terms associated with technical mathematics. (MAT103AA, MAT103AB, MAT150, MAT151, MAT152)
6. Calculate specific mathematical problems associated with technical mathematics. (MAT103AA, MAT103AB, MAT150, MAT151, MAT152)
7. Conduct water budget study. (WRT100, WRT101, WRT130, WRT130LL, WRT150, WRT151, WRT250, WRT251)
8. Explain principles of hydrology to include, ground water, surface water, water quality, water purification, and water pollution. (WRT100, WRT101, WRT150)
9. Evaluate and report on the conditions of a stream reach. (WRT117, WRT125, WRT150, WRT151, WRT240, WRT240LL, WRT250, WRT251, WRT260)
10. Evaluate and report on conditions of a ground water body. (WRT117, WRT130, WRT130LL)
11. Evaluate and report water quality conditions of surface water and groundwater. (WRT117, WRT130, WRT130LL, WRT150, WRT151, WRT240, WRT240LL, WRT250, WRT251)
12. Use plane-surveying techniques to determine the cross section of a stream reach. (WRT125)
13. Describe the procedure for conducting field reconnaissance after a storm event. (WRT125, WRT150, WRT151, WRT240, WRT240LL, WRT250, WRT251)
14. Conduct statistical analyses and report on the status of a specific body of water located in the United States. (WRT130, WRT130LL, WRT150, WRT151, WRT240, WRT240LL, WRT250, WRT251)
15. Demonstrate proper maintenance and care of water resources equipment. (WRT130LL, WRT151, WRT240LL)
16. Perform specific analytical studies of water and wastewater samples. (WRT240LL)

Track II: Water Treatment
1. Apply chemistry/biological principles to the operation and monitoring of Water Treatment and Distribution systems. (BIO105, CHM130, CHM130AA, CHM130LL)
2. Demonstrate computer skills. (BPC/OAS130DK, CIS114AE, CIS117AM, CIS118AB, CIS133AA)
3. Maintain a safe working environment as outlined by federal and state regulations. (OSH105AA, OSH106AA, FAC/OSH109)
4. Define specific terms associated with technical mathematics. (MAT103AA, MAT103AB, MAT150, MAT151, MAT152)
5. Calculate specific mathematical problems associated with technical mathematics. (MAT103AA, MAT103AB, MAT150, MAT151, MAT152)
6. Describe the Safe Water Drinking Act and its implementation. (WRT100, WRT101, WRT106, WRT110, WRT140)
7. Describe the stages of the natural and societal water cycles and the public controls components of the societal water cycle. (WRT100, WRT101, WRT110)
8. Describe the procedures for designing, developing, testing and equipping new wells. (WRT106)
9. Prepare, analyze, interpret and report results of water sample testing. (WRT106, WRT110, WRT114, WRT115, WRT116, WRT140, WRT140LL)
10. Describe the types, functions, layout of and equipment used in water treatment facilities. (WRT106, WRT110, WRT114, WRT116, WRT134, WRT204)
11. Explain procedures for startup, operation, maintenance and shutdown of various water treatment processes and equipment. (WRT106, WRT110, WRT114, WRT116, WRT204)
12. List the criteria by which water quality is judged for potable, industrial and agricultural use. (WRT106, WRT110, WRT116, WRT140)
13. Identify and describe the common diseases associated with water supply and sewage and identify methods employed by the industry to survey and control disease transmission. (WRT106, WRT140)
14. Describe and list examples of chemical, physical, biological principles and processes as applied to water treatment. (WRT110, WRT114)
15. List job opportunities, qualifications, and certification requirements of water treatment plant and distribution operators. (WRT110, WRT134, WRT190AA)
16. Describe the composition, characteristics and properties of water. (WRT110, WRT140)
17. Compute water systems calculations. (WRT115)
18. Demonstrate monitoring duties of the water treatment operator. (WRT115, WRT140, WRT140LL)
19. Describe the areas of safety to be considered in water treatment, storage and laboratory testing. (WRT116, WRT134, WRT140, WRT140LL)
20. Demonstrate proper operation, maintenance, and care of water treatment equipment. (WRT204, WRT205)
21. Describe the operation, components, and trouble-shooting procedures for motors, transformers, and electrical circuits. (WRT205)
22. Describe the operation, components, and trouble-shooting procedures for process control instrumentation. (WRT205)

Track III: Wastewater Treatment
1. Apply chemistry/biological principles to the operation and monitoring of Wastewater Treatment and Collection systems. (BIO105, CHM130, CHM130AA, CHM130LL)
2. Demonstrate computer skills. (BPC/OAS130DK, CIS114AE, CIS117AM, CIS118AB, CIS133AA)
3. Maintain a safe working environment as outlined by federal and state regulations. (OSH105AA, OSH106AA, FAC/OSH109)
4. Define specific terms associated with technical mathematics. (MAT103AA, MAT103AB, MAT150, MAT151, MAT152)
5. Calculate specific mathematical problems associated with technical mathematics. (MAT103AA, MAT103AB, MAT150, MAT151, MAT152)
6. Describe the stages of the natural and societal water cycles and the public controls components of the societal water cycle. (WRT100, WRT101)
7. Describe the regulations and standards for wastewater. (WRT100, WRT101, WRT103, WRT121)
8. Prepare, analyze, interpret and report results of wastewater sample testing. (WRT103, WRT121, WRT124, WRT126)
9. Describe the composition, characteristics and properties of wastewater. (WRT103, WRT121, WRT124, WRT131)
10. Describe the areas of safety to be considered in wastewater collection and wastewater treatment. (WRT103, WRT121, WRT126, WRT131)
11. Compute wastewater systems calculations. (WRT115)
12. Demonstrate monitoring duties of the wastewater treatment and collections operator. (WRT115, WRT140, WRT140LL)
13. Identify and describe the common disease and microbial processes associated with sewage and identify methods employed by the wastewater treatment industry to survey and control disease transmission and microbial activity. (WRT121)
14. Describe and list examples of chemical, physical, biological principles and processes as applied to wastewater treatment. (WRT121, WRT124)
15. Explain procedures for startup, operation, maintenance and shutdown of various wastewater treatment processes and equipment. (WRT121, WRT124, WRT126, WRT204)
16. Describe the types, functions, layout of and equipment used in wastewater collection systems and wastewater treatment facilities. (WRT121, WRT124, WRT131)
17. Explain the type of work done by wastewater treatment and collections operators and list job opportunities, qualifications, and certification requirements. (WRT121, WRT131, WRT190AA)
18. Describe the areas of safety to be considered in wastewater collection. (WRT131)
19. List and describe factors considered in determining wastewater collection needs and systems design. (WRT131)
20. Demonstrate proper operation, maintenance, and care of wastewater treatment equipment. (WRT204, WRT205)
21. Describe the operation, components, and trouble-shooting procedures for motors, transformers, and electrical circuits. (WRT205)
22. Describe the operation, components, and trouble-shooting procedures for process control instrumentation. (WRT205) Edit

Last Updated: June 26, 2012

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