Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Water Environmental Technology

Industrial Technologies

319-398-5678

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time

Fall, Spring or Summer

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters, 1 summer)

Diploma

1 year (2 semesters, 1 summer)

This innovative program provides students with real-world experience with either a one-year or two-year program for preparation in the water and wastewater fields. The two-year degree includes technical study in water/wastewater procedures, complemented by math, science, social science, humanities classes and an internship. The Water Environmental Technology program comes to you via Environmental Technology Online (www.et-online.org). The classes were developed by the Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute. Students may transfer credits from this program to the University of Northern Iowa toward a bachelor’s degree in technology management.

Career opportunities: municipal water utilities, municipal wastewater treatment plants, rural water systems, industrial waste treatment facilities, engineering firms, privately owned water/wastewater plants.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

MAT-102

Intermediate Algebra

4

WAT-300

Water Analysis

3

WAT-304

Water Treatment I

4

WAT-305

Water Distribution Systems

4

 

 

15

Second Semester (Spring)

CHM-110

Introduction to Chemistry

3

WAT-306

Wastewater Collection Systems

4

WAT-307

Wastewater Treatment I

4

WAT-308

Wastewater Analysis

3

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

17

Summer Term

WAT-932

Internship

3

 

 

3

Third Semester (Fall)

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

MGT-130

Principles of Supervision

3

WAT-301

Basic Mechanical Maintenance and Pumps

3

WAT-312

Water Treatment II

4

WAT-400

Permits and Administration

1

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

17

Fourth Semester (Spring)

WAT-210

Wastewater Treatment: Industrial

4

WAT-311

Wastewater Treatment II

4

–––––––

Humanities or History/Cultures

3

–––––––

Science elective

3

–––––––

Social Science elective

3

 

 

17

Total program credit hours

69

Water Treatment Specialist Diploma

First Semester

WAT-300

Water Analysis

3

WAT-304

Water Treatment I

4

WAT-305

Water Distribution Systems

4

MAT-102

Intermediate Algebra

4

 

 

15

Second Semester

WAT-301

Basic Mechanical Maintenance and Pumps

3

WAT-312

Water Treatment II

4

WAT-400

Permits and Administration

1

ENV-115

Environmental Science

3

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

14

Third Semester

MGT-130

Principles of Supervision

3

WAT-932

Internship

3

 

 

6

Total diploma program credit hours

35

Wastewater Specialist Diploma

First Semester

WAT-301

Basic Mechanical Maintenance and Pumps

3

WAT-306

Wastewater Collection Systems

4

WAT-307

Wastewater Treatment I

4

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

14

Second Semester

ENV-115

Environmental Science

3

WAT-210

Wastewater Treatment: Industrial

4

WAT-308

Wastewater Analysis

3

WAT-311

Wastewater Treatment II

4

 

 

14

Third Semester

MAT-102

Intermediate Algebra

4

WAT-932

Internship

3

 

 

7

Total diploma program credit hours

35

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