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Environmental Studies (EVS)

EVS-113 Physical Science for Water Quality, 4 cr.
Physical Science for Water Quality is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the principles of physics and chemistry encountered in the water quality technology field, including introductory physical and chemical concepts.  
 
EVS-112 Biological Science for Water Quality, 4 cr.
Biological Science for Water Quality- Biological Science for Water Quality is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the principals of biology encountered in the water quality technology field, including introductory biological, ecological, and microbiological concepts.
 
EVS-114 Environmental Studies I, 4 cr.
Environmental Studies I is an introduction to ecology and environmental science. This course acquaints the student with the relationship between humans and their environment and the environmental problems that often develop because of this relationship. Topics covered include concepts of ecology, population dynamics, human ecology and environmental law. Lecture and laboratory.
 
EVS-124 Environmental Studies II, 4 cr.
Environmental Studies II is an introduction to the study of global resources management and the analysis and control of environmental pollution. This course acquaints the student with the fundamentals of resource management and the physical, chemical, and biological analysis of pollutants that contaminate the Earth’s biosphere. Topics covered include global resources, resource management, environmental pollution and pollution control. Lecture and laboratory.
 
EVS-173 Intro to Water Resources, 3 cr.
Introduction to Water Resources is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of surface water and groundwater resources, the environmental problems associated with these resources, and the techniques utilized to manage and use these resources.
 
EVS-203 Environmental Seminar I, 1 cr.
Environmental Seminar I is an opportunity for career exploration and development of job seeking skills. Emphasis is placed on familiarization of environmental and conservation agencies, resume’ preparation, and job seeking skills including preparation of job correspondence and application forms, and participation in job interviews.
 
EVS-204 Environmental Seminar II, 1 cr.
Environmental Seminar II is an opportunity to prepare for participation in cooperative education and to develop a presentation to be made in a seminar format. Emphasis is placed on continued development of job seeking skills, preparation for the Environmental Studies Practicum, and the skills needed to prepare and make a presentation addressing a current environmental topic.
 
EVS-205 Water Quality Seminar, 1 cr.
Water Quality Seminar is an opportunity for career exploration and development of job seeking skills.  Emphasis is placed on familiarization of water quality agencies and businesses, resume' preparation, and job seeking skills including preparation of job correspondence and application forms, and participation in job interviews.
 
EVS-214 Water Quality Analysis, 4 cr.
Water Quality Analysis is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of water pollution and its impact on water quality; physical, chemical, and biological parameters utilized to determine the quality of water; and the laboratory techniques performed to measure those water quality parameters.
 
EVS-224 Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection Systems, 4 cr.
Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the hydrology and hydrologic characteristics of water, the characteristics and capacity of the components of distribution systems, the characteristics and capacities of the components of collection systems,, and the mathematical procedures performed to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of distribution and collection systems.
 
EVS-234 Introduction to Environmental Technology, 4 cr.
Introduction to Environmental Technology places an emphasis placed on the recognition, inventory, and evaluation of environmental pollutants. Attention is given to the sources and types of environmental pollutants and the problems that they create. Topics covered include environmental impact, air pollution, water pollution, and hazardous materials.
 
EVS-244 Environmental Technology Techniques, 4 cr.
Environmental Technology Techniques places an emphasis on the problems associated with environmental pollution and the techniques available to monitor, document, and control environmental pollution. Attention is given to those environmental problems that may cause sickness or impaired health in humans. Topics covered include environmental regulations, environmental safety, control of pollutants, and waste management.
 
EVS-254 Intro to Natural Resources Management, 4 cr.
Introduction to Natural Resources Management places an emphasis on the recognition, inventory, and conservation of natural resources. Attention is given to the distribution and availability of natural resources and the limitations associated with their usage. Topics covered include management of natural resources, hydrospheric resources, lithospheric resources, and atmospheric resources. Lecture and laboratory.
 
EVS-264 Natural Resources Management Techniques, 4 cr.
Natural Resources Management Techniques places an emphasis on the problems associated with the usage of natural resources and the techniques available to evaluate, develop, and manage natural resources. Attention is given to renewable resources and the management techniques that can be utilized to best conserve these resources. Topics covered include wildlife management, forest and recreational land management, agricultural and rangeland management, and fisheries management.
 
EVS-274 Water Processing, 4 cr.
Water Processing is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the characteristics of processed water, the technologies utilized to process water, the operation of water distribution and processing systems, and the laboratory techniques performed to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of water processing.
 
EVS-284 Wastewater Treatment, 4 cr.
Wastewater Treatment is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the characteristics of wastewater, the techniques utilized to treat wastewater, the operation of wastewater collection and treatment systems, and the laboratory techniques performed to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of wastewater treatment.
 
EVS-941 Practicum, 4 cr.

Environmental Studies Practicum is an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in a field and/or laboratory setting through a cooperative education agreement between the college and the sponsoring agency, business, or individual. The practicum is meant to be an actual job situation in environmental technology or natural resources management. 

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