• Water & Environmental Technology

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    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    The Water & Environmental Technology program provides career technical classes combined with field experience. Classes are offered in day/evening combinations and have enrollment limits to enhance instructional quality and job placement.

    Course work emphasizes fundamental aspects of drinking water distribution, drinking water treatment, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment. Course work includes 240 hours of industry cooperative work experience, laboratory methods in environmental chemistry, aquatic microbiology and preparation for the provisional operator certification exams.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Water & Environmental Technology AAS Degree

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • successfully pass the state required level-1 licensure exams for Oregon wastewater treatment and collection systems, additionally pass the Washington State Operator In Training exams in water treatment and distribution;
    • maintain and operate water and waste water treatment facilities and collection and water distribution systems,
    • utilize mathematical skills to solve licensure exam problems as well as situations experienced at water and waste water facilities,
    • conduct and document scientific laboratory experiments as applied to the water and waste water industry and effectively communicate determined quantitative relationships using both graphs and equations,
    • exhibit good teamwork skills and serve as effective members of laboratory and project teams,
    • articulate and justify technical solutions to an audience through oral, written, and graphical communication,
    • communicate the importance of safety in operator daily activities and be good stewards of ethical and professionally work place interactions.

    PROGRAM OUTCOMES

    Water & Environmental Technology Certificate Degree

    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • successfully pass the state required level-1 licensure exams for Oregon wastewater treatment and collection systems, additionally pass the Washington State Operator In Training exams in water treatment and distribution;
    • maintain and operate water and waste water treatment facilities and collection and water distribution systems,
    • utilize mathematical skills to solve licensure exam problems as well as situations experienced at water and waste water facilities,
    • conduct and document scientific laboratory experiments as applied to the water and waste water industry and effectively communicate determined quantitative relationships using both graphs and equations,
    • exhibit good teamwork skills and serve as effective members of laboratory and project teams,
    • articulate and justify technical solutions to an audience through oral, written, and graphical communication,
    • communicate the importance of safety in operator daily activities and be good stewards of ethical and professionally work place interactions.

    CAREERS

    Career opportunities include water and/or liquid waste treatment plant and system operator, environmental science technician and environmental engineering technician. Careers also include environmental lab technician, source control technician, surface water specialist and environmental regulator.

    For information contact Matthew LaForce 503-594-3148 or laforce@clackamas.edu

    WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE

    FALL TERM Credits

    CH-104 Introductory Chemistry

    or CH-221 General Chemistry 5

    MTH-082A Wastewater Math I 1

    MTH-082B Waterworks Math I 1

    WET-110 Wastewater Operations I 3

    WET-111 Waterworks Operations I 3

    WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing

    or WR-121 English Composition 3-4

    COMM-100* Basic Speech Communication

    or PSY-101 Human Relations 3

    WINTER TERM Credits

    BI-204 Elementary Microbiology 4

    MTH-082C Wastewater Math II 1

    MTH-082D Waterworks Math II 1

    WET-120 Wastewater Operations II 3

    WET-121 Waterworks Operations II 3

    WET-122 Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Systems 3

    WET-123 Environmental Chemistry I 3

    SPRING TERM Credits

    CS-120 Survey of Computing 4

    WET-130 Wastewater Operations III 4

    WET-131 Water Treatment 4

    WET-132 Collection & Distribution Lab 1

    WET-134 Environmental Chemistry II 3

    WET-180 Water & Environmental Projects I 5

    Credits required for certificate 58-59

    *COMM-100 may be substituted by taking all of the following: COMM-100A, COMM-100B and COMM-100C

    WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY Associate of Applied Science Degree: 1ST YEAR

    Complete certificate program.

    WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY Associate of Applied Science Degree: 2ND YEAR

    FALL TERM Credits

    WET-241 Aquatic Microbiology 4

    WET-242 Hydraulics/Water & Wastewater 3

    WET-245 Instrumentation & Control 4

    WET-280 Water & Environmental Projects II 5

    WINTER TERM Credits

    GIS-201 Introduction to Geographic Information System 3

    MTH-095 Algebra III

    or MTH-111 College Algebra 4-5

    SPRING TERM Credits

    BA-131 Introduction to Business Computing

    or CS-121 Computer Applications 3-4

    HE-252 First Aid/CPR 3

    WET-109 Backflow Assembly Operation and Testing 3

    Credits required for degree 90-93

    Professional Upgrade Courses

    The following courses are designed to upgrade professional skills and in some cases assist in preparation for state certification examinations.

    COURSE CEU/CREDITS

    WET-009 Certification Review/Wastewater Operators (CEU)

    WET-009 Certification Review/Waterworks Operators (CEU)

    WET-009 Cross Connect. Backflow Assembly Tester (4.0 CEU)

    WET-009 Cross Connection Specialist Course (3.2 CEU)

    WET-009 Equipment Maintenance & Repair (CEU)

    WET-009 Pretreatment (CEU)

    WET-009 Water & Wastewater Short Schools (2.1 & 2.3 CEU)

    WET-010 Wastewater Operations I 3 credits

    WET-011 Waterworks Operations I 3 credits

    WET-020 Wastewater Operations II 3 credits

    WET-021 Waterworks Operations II 3 credits

    WET-030 Wastewater Operation III 3 credits

    WET-031 Water Treatment 3 credits

  • Contact our Water and Environmental Technology Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3345

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