Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

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 (5 terms including summer)
Diploma
1 year (3 terms including 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 as well as an internship. The Water Environmental Technology program comes to you via Environmental Technology Online. The classes were developed by the Kirkwood Community College, Environmental Training Center. Students may transfer credits from this program to the University of Northern Iowa toward a bachelor’s degree in technology management.

Graduates of this program work in municipal water and wastewater treatment plants and the collection systems and distribution systems that serve them. All operators are required by law to be certified. This program provides training and educational experiences that will prepare you for certification examinations. Work experience requirements must be met before you are eligible to take an examination for certification. Be sure to refer to the certifying body in your state to determine eligibility.

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

Term 1-Fall

WAT-308

Wastewater Analysis

3

WAT-307

Wastewater Treatment I

4

WAT-306

Wastewater Collection Systems

4

CHM-110

Introduction to Chemistry

3

MAT-102

Intermediate Algebra*

4

 

 

18

Term 2-Spring

WAT-304

Water Treatment I

4

WAT-305

Water Distribution Systems

4

WAT-300

Water Analysis

3

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Communications Elective*

3

 

 

14

Term 3-Summer

WAT-932

Internship

3

 

 

3

Term 4-Fall

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers*

3

MGT-130

Principles of Supervision OR

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management

 

WAT-301

Basic Mechanical Maintenance & Pumps

3

WAT-312

Water Treatment II

4

WAT-400

Permits & Administration

1

-------

Communications Elective*

3

 

 

17

Term 5-Spring

 

 

 

WAT-311

Wastewater Treatment II

4

WAT-210

Wastewater Treatment: Industrial

4

SOC-110

Introduction to Sociology*

3

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Humanities or History/Cultures Elective*

3

ENV-115

Environmental Science* OR

3

BIO-186

Microbiology*

 

 

 

17

Total program credit hours

69

Optional

WAT-924

Honors Project

1

WAT-928

Independent Study

2

Water Environmental Technology Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

WAT-304

Water Treatment I

4

WAT-305

Water Distribution Systems

4

WAT-300

Water Analysis

3

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Communications Elective*

3

 

 

14

Term 2

WAT-308

Wastewater Analysis

3

WAT-307

Wastewater Treatment I

4

WAT-306

Wastewater Collection Systems

4

CHM-110

Introduction to Chemistry

3

 

 

14

Term 3

WAT-932

Internship

3

 

 

3

Total diploma program credit hours

31

Water Treatment Specialist Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

WAT-304

Water Treatment I

4

WAT-305

Water Distribution Systems

4

WAT-300

Water Analysis

3

 

 

11

Second Semester

WAT-312

Water Treatment II

4

WAT-400

Permits & Administration

1

WAT-301

Basic mechanical Maintenance & Pumps

3

ENV-115

Environmental Science*

3

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Communications Elective*

3

 

 

14

Third Semester

MGT-130

Principles of Supervision* OR

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management*

 

WAT-932

Internship

3

 

 

6

Total diploma program credit hours

31

Wastewater Specialist Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

WAT-307

Wastewater Treatment I

4

WAT-306

Wastewater Collection Systems

4

WAT-301

Basic Mechanical Maintenance & Pumps

3

-------

Communications Elective*

3

 

 

14

Second Semester

WAT-311

Wastewater Treatment II

4

WAT-308

Wastewater Analysis

3

WAT-210

Wastewater Treatment: Industrial

4

ENV-115

Environmental Science*

3

 

 

14

Third Semester

WAT-932

Internship

3

 

 

3

Total diploma program credit hours

31

*Courses may be taken before beginning the program.

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