Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER
Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time
Program Length: 4 Semesters
Location: Other Off-Campus Location
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Water is an essential nutrient for sustaining all life. The quality of our nation's water systems is a concern for current and future generations. Water and wastewater technicians inspect, sample, test and monitor groundwater and surface water sources for harmful contaminants. PPSC Water Environmental Technology students learn about this important field and how to apply the skills needed to succeed in the workforce.
Water Environmental Technology instructors teach an in-depth understanding of the distribution, collection and treatment of water and wastewater.
You will learn:
Water Environmental Technology incorporates classroom, field experiences, and group projects to help students prepare for work in water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Provides an in-depth study of the calculations associated with water and wastewater treatment. Topics include dimensional analysis, manipulation of conversion factors, geometric figures, velocities, detention time, surface loading, filtration and backwash rates, porosity, weir overflow rates, efficiencies, weight of dry solids, sludge pumping, settleable solids, volatile solids, mean cell residence times, settleability, disinfection and chemical dosage as relating to trickling filters, ponds, RBC, and activated sludge.
Covers coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtering, corrosion and taste and odors. Topics for each process include descriptions, operating procedures, associated calculations, startup and shut down procedures, laboratory tests, troubleshooting, maintenance, safety and records.
Introduces the mathematical principles of density, specific gravity, pressures, horsepower and energy costs, velocities, weirs, parshall flumes, venturi meters, California Pipe method, flows from open end pipes, settling velocities and classification of flows.
Provides the knowledge and skills to implement a compliance-monitoring program for a water treatment facility using groundwater or source water. The topics covered include all regulatory requirements found in the Safe Drinking Water Act regarding microbial and chemical contamination for monitoring and reporting operations.view in catalog
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