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The purpose of this course is to make environmentalists employable in the many water quality and hazardous materials management professions, or for any person with a professional interest in the technical environmental protection professions.
1. The course is specifically designed to prepare the student to pass the grade II, or grade III examination for water treatment operator (drinking water supply).
2. The course will prepare a person to understand waste water treatment processes and make the students likely candidates for entry level positions as waste water operators in training.
3. Many of our students have become agents for county health officers, regional water quality control boards in California, the Calif. Department of Health Services, and a few have gone to work for the USEPA. The license and a little practical work experience sets our graduates off from environmental graduates from other colleges where they emphasize collecting and analyzing polluted water from natural environments whereas we emphasize cleaning up the water before it is discharged.
4. A few of our graduates have gone to work as pollution abatement technicians for industrial polluters or potential polluters. The processes for treating industrial waste are similar in many ways to municipal water treatment and this is a good first course for people with such interests.
5. Several students have taken this course and gone to work for engineering firms which serve industry, municipalities, and government regulators. They say that this course was helpful in their work although it is not directly applicable to the things they do every day. Seven of our graduates have gone to work for air quality agencies and they say that this course was useful in a general way, though it sounds strange to me.
WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATION volume 1, by Kenneth D. Kerri,
To get a copy of this book please call 916/278-6142
and ask to have the book sent right away COD.
They will tell you that the book costs $32.18 including tax and postage, plus $4.75 more for COD.
Make the check out to the "CSUS Foundation" and send it to:
Office of Water Programs, California State University, Sacramento, CA 95819 - 6025.
A = 90 - 100%, B=80 - 89%, C=70 - 79%, D=60-69%
Attendance 35%, Participation 10%, 11 quizzes 5% each = 55%
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