Environmental Science Water/Wastewater Specialization

Program Description

The Environmental Science Water/Wastewater Major student will take course work from a wide array of natural resource offerings.  These courses stress the practical application of scientific principles to the treatment of water for human consumption and for protection of water resources.

Distance Education Option

The entire Water/Wastewater Program can be completed through distance education courses. All technical courses are available through at water.mecc.edu. All support courses are available through either video or web-based instruction.

Opportunities for Employment

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Environmental Science is designed to prepare students for employment in municipal and industrial treatment facilities and laboratories.  State agencies and private companies also employ MECC Environmental Science graduates.  As environmental concerns continue to make news headlines, the job market continues to expand.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may not take a course out of normal sequence without the approval of your instructor.

Opportunities for Advancement

Coursework in the Water/Wastewater Major prepares students for the state certification exam required for a water or wastewater operator’s license.  This license is essential for career advancement.  Students will also be able to keep abreast of technological advances in the field of environmental science, thus furthering career opportunities in this and related fields.

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Water/Wastewater Specialization (828-02)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course #

Course Title

Credit

ENG

111

College Composition I

3

ENV

110

Introduction to Water-Wastewater Technology

3

ENV

220

Environmental Problems

3

MTH

103

Applied Technical Mathematics I

3

SCT

111

Introduction to Environmental Science Technology I

4

SDV

100

College Success  Skills

1

FIRST YEAR SPRING

ENV

115

Water Purification

3

   

Humanities Elective

3

NAS

106

Conservation of Natural Resources

3

SCT

112

Introduction to Environmental Science Technology II

4

   

Technical Elective*

3

SECOND YEAR FALL

ENV

108

Environmental Microbiology

3

ENV

149

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation

3

ENV

227

Environmental Law

3

   

Social Science Elective

3

   

Elective

3

   

Health or PE Elective

1

SECOND YEAR SPRING

CIV

240

Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulics

3

CIV

246

Water Resource Technology experience

3

ENV

211

Sanitary Biology and Chemistry

3

ENV

290

Coordinated Internship in Environmental Science experience

4

   

Social Science Elective experience

3

Total Minimum Credits for Degree

65

*Should be chosen with academic advisor.

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