WATR-WATER UTILITIES (WATR)
WATR 120. Introduction to Water Systems
Introduction to and theory of groundwater sources, production, treatment, and distribution.
WATR 130. Wastewater Collection and Basic Treatment Systems
Introduction to wastewater characteristics, collection, and basic treatment operations.
WATR 140. Applied Water and Wastewater Math I
Introduction to basic water and wastewater mathematics, flows through distribution networks and collection systems, and fundamentals of flow measurement.
Prerequisite: CCDM 114N or equivalent.
WATR 160. Systems Maintenance
4 Credits (2+4P)
Basic tools, equipment, maintenance schedules, chlorinator trouble-shooting, and chlorine safety. Hands-on training with valves, pumps, meters and chlorination equipment.
WATR 165. Backflow Prevention
3 Credits (2+2P)
Theory of operation of backflow prevention devices and their application. Backflow devices including double check, reduced pressure, and pressure vacuum breakers will be tested for proper operation.
WATR 175. Programmable Logic Controllers
This course will introduce students to electrical safety, theory, and the function, operations, programming and troubleshooting of the PLC controlling common electrical components utilized in control circuits associated with the water and wastewater industry. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.
WATR 180. Water Chemistry
Basic chemistry with applications to water and wastewater analysis.
Prerequisite: CCDM 114N or consent of instructor.
WATR 182. Water Chemistry Analysis
Beginning water and wastewater laboratory analysis including gravimetric, volumetric, and quality control techniques.
Prerequisite: CCDM 114N or equivalent or consent of instructor.
WATR 190. Water and Wastewater Microbiology
Overview of microorganisms associated with water and wastewater. Growth and reproduction, energy production, and methods of counting.
WATR 192. Water and Wastewater Microbiological Analysis
Introduction to water and wastewater treatment operational tests such as BODs, solids testing, activated sludge control tests, use of microscope, and bacteriological techniques.
WATR 200. Internship
On-the-job training/work experience with municipalities or industries, working in water or wastewater treatment plants, high purity water plants, industrial waste plants, distribution systems, or wastewater collection systems. May be repeated up to 5 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Water Technology majors. S/U Grading (S/U, Audit). Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.
WATR 220. Water Treatment Systems
Theory of water systems operation including surface water treatment, fluoridation, sodium zeolite softening, corrosion control, iron removal, various filtration methods, and overview of SDWA.
WATR 222. Water Systems Operation
Operations of various water treatment systems including surface water treatment, sodium zeolite softeners, and various filtration methods.
Prerequisite: WATR 220 or consent of instructor.
WATR 230. Advanced Wastewater Treatment
Calculations and operations involved in wastewater and water reclamation plants.
WATR 232. Wastewater Systems Operations
Operation of pretreatment, primary, and biological treatment units.
Prerequisite: WATR 230 or consent of instructor.
WATR 240. Advanced Water and Wastewater Math II
3 Credits (2+2P)
Advanced water and wastewater mathematics. Flow measurement. Systems head and pump curves.
Prerequisites: WATR 140.
WATR 250. Municipal Systems Management
Management of water utility systems including laws, finance, records, and safety.
WATR 255. Special Individualized Problems in Water Technology
Individual studies in areas directly related to water technology.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
WATR 270. Special Topics
Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
WATR 275. Certification Review
Review of water and wastewater plant operations and laws in preparation for state certification exams.
WATR 285. High Purity Water Treatment Systems
Principles of high purity water production including microfiltration, ultra-filtration, reverse osmosis, and deionization.
Prerequisite: WATR 220.
WATR 287. Advanced Water Chemistry Analysis
Sampling techniques, analysis, and evaluation of potable water contaminants using gravimetric, volumetric, spectrophotometric, and other instrumentation methods.
Prerequisite: WATR 285 or consent of instructor.
WATR 290. Advanced Wastewater Microbiology and Chemistry
Covers NPDES permits and DMR calculations and reporting; 503 sludge regs, including pathogen and vector attraction reduction and pollutants; wetlands, composting, and wastewater treatment ponds microbiology; activated sludge bulking and foaming microbiology and treatment; and use of selector to remove nutrients and prevent the growth of filamentous bacteria.