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Term 1

103-159 **Computer Literacy – Microsoft Office — 1 cr.

Develops basic computer skills in Windows, Internet communication, professional use of Social Media, word processing with Microsoft Word, spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel, and presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint. This course is a “hands-on” computer class and cultivates skills for college and work.

527-100 Introduction to Wastewater Treatment — 3 cr.

Provides an overview of the different processes used in wastewater treatment plants, as well as the collection system and sludge disposal procedures. Covers calculations used to determine plant loadings, detention times and percent removal efficiencies.

527-130 Groundwater Supply and Distribution — 3 cr.

Provides environmental and treatment information necessary to operate a potable groundwater well system. Basic distribution system design and component use will also be detailed. Students examine a groundwater treatment plant and make operational assessments based on established industry criteria.

801-136 English Composition 1 — 3 cr.

Designed for students to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines.

804-107 College Mathematics — 3 cr.

Designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of: (1) arithmetic and algebra, (2) geometry and trigonometry, and (3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators.

890-101 **College 101 — 2 cr.

Develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on utilizing Moraine Park websites, online Course Management System and college resources. Student responsibility and expectations for success in college are explored. Emphasizes learning strategies, goals, lifestyle balance and skills for interdependence.

Total: 15

Term 2

527-103 Conventional Wastewater Treatment — 3 cr.

Covers the basic biology, chemistry and operational controls of wastewater treatment processes: pre- and primary treatment of wastewater, activated sludge, trickling filters and RBCs (Rotating Biological Contactors). The structure and function of major equipment is explained. Various lab tests and the calculations associated with them are presented.

527-111 Water Chemistry — 4 cr.

Explores basic chemical concepts and principles such as elements, compounds, states of matter and reactions that are applicable to evaluating and regulating water quality and applies them to water and wastewater treatment. Students also examine laboratory techniques, equipment, quality assurance and recordkeeping and reporting.

527-131 Surface Water Supply and Treatment — 3 cr.

Determines operational procedures necessary to produce a safe and aesthetically appropriate water supply for human consumption. Students recommend designs for water treatment plants based on established industry criteria.

801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication — 3 cr.

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects. Course assignments will include presentations, various individual and group projects as well as written work.

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801-197 Technical Reporting — 3 cr.

Provides students with the concepts, principles and skills for preparing and presenting oral and written technical reports. Types of reports may include lab and field reports, proposals, technical letters and memos, technical research reports and case studies.

809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application — 3 cr.

Provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Students analyze diverse ethical perspectives and compare relevant issues. Students critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to ethical dilemmas.

Total: 16

Term 3

527-105 Advanced Wastewater Treatment Processes — 4 cr.

Develops competence in management of wastewater treatment processes including disinfection, nutrient removal, tertiary filtration, and sludge handling. Uses the Internet to locate resources useful in managing wastewater treatment processes.

527-120 Hydraulics of Water and Wastewater — 3 cr.

Provides information and procedures necessary to predict and manipulate the hydraulics of water transmission and collection. The primary work assignments involve the reading and use of hydraulic principles and then applying them in a real-life case analysis as a laboratory project.

527-136 Equipment Maintenance and Instrumentation — 4 cr.

Develops skills in the identification and application of tools, correcting facility and system mechanical problems, and understanding the complete concept of preventative and predictive maintenance. Students will research preventative and predictive maintenance systems. Also, skills will be developed using instrumentation for process control.

527-129 Utility Management — 3 cr.

Provides students, utility and industry personnel with concepts and insight into management practices. Fundamentals of managing people in the workplace, budgeting and financial management, legal issues, communication, utility functions, and public relations will be explored.

809-198 Introduction to Psychology — 3 cr.

Surveys the multiple aspects of human behavior. Students survey the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences.

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809-199 Psychology of Human Relations — 3 cr.

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

Total: 17

Term 4

527-125 Industrial Wastes — 3 cr.

Focuses on the control of wastewater resulting from the processing of a variety of industrial materials. Methods of waste initiation; impact; minimization; and the treatment of waste process streams of metal, pulp and paper, and food and beverage industry operations are emphasized and analyzed.

527-150 Advanced Water Treatment — 3 cr.

Advanced processes and treatments studied during this course include iron, manganese and radium removal, zeolite softening, VOC removal, disinfection precursor and disinfection-by-product reduction, alternative disinfectants, demineralization, lime-softening, and new and emerging technologies.

527-171 Water Quality Internship — 3 cr.

Provides an on-the-job learning experience. With direction of an employer and supervision of a Moraine Park instructor, the intern performs duties of a water/wastewater operator in a water/wastewater facility. The intern spends 216 hours working in a municipal, industrial or environmental setting.

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527-173 Water Quality Research — 3 cr.

Designed as an alternative learning experience for students who are unable to secure an internship. Provides students the opportunity to work in collaboration with the course instructor to design and develop a project that utilizes concepts learned in program courses. Projects may include research, service learning, and other options that will expand the student’s skill and knowledge in program competencies, goals and concepts.

809-195 Economics — 3 cr.

Provides an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and surveys factors that influence national economic policy. Students explore economic concepts illustrated through a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues.

809-196 Introduction to Sociology — 3 cr.

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multiculturalism, and the five institutions including family, government, economics, religion and education.

Total: 15

Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements: 63

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy – Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

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