Clackamas Community College

Water & Environmental Technology (WET)

WET-010  Wastewater Operations I  
3 credits, Fall  

For professional upgrade only. Does not meet the requirements for the college certificate or the associates of science degree. Introduction to the fundamentals of wastewater operations. Includes collections systems, preliminary and primary treatment, waste characteristics including organic removals, and solids profiles.

WET-011  Waterworks Operations I  
3 credits, Fall  

For professional upgrade only. Does not meet the requirements for the certificate or degree. Introduction to municipal drinking water treatment and distribution systems. Basic waterworks hydraulics, drinking water regulations, waterworks math, waterworks microbiology, and introduction to water disinfection.

WET-020  Wastewater Operations II  
3 credits, Winter  

For professional upgrade only. Does not meet the requirements for the certificate or degree. Secondary wastewater treatment alternatives with municipal application. Fixed and suspended film systems and clarification process. Includes biological sludge treatment.

Prerequisites: WET-010  
WET-021  Waterworks Operations II  
3 credits, Winter  

For professional upgrade only. Does not meet the requirements for the certificate or degree. Basic hydrology, ground water and surface water sources, well construction and operation, introduction to water chemistry, waterworks hydraulics, and fundamentals of pumps and pumping.

WET-030  Wastewater Operations III  
3 credits, Spring  

For professional upgrade only. Does meet the requirements for the certificate or degree. Design, operation, process control and maintenance of treatment facilities. Current treatment processes discussed in detail with particular attention given to biological sludge handling process. No lab requirement for this course.

Prerequisites: WET-020  
WET-031  Water Treatment  
3 credits, Spring  

For professional upgrade only. Does not meet the requirements for the certificate or degree. Design, operation and process control of water treatment plants. Includes water chemistry, related math, coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection procedures. Review for Oregon Operator certification exams. No lab requirement for this course. Lab includes field trips to local water treatment facilities.

WET-108  Cross-Connection Control Program Specialist  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Specialized training for those who want to be involved in administering cross-connection control programs. Elements of a cross-connection control program, basic hydraulics, state specific regulations, identifying possible cross-connections and site surveys in order to determine proper type of backflow protection, if needed.

WET-109  Backflow Assembly Operation and Testing  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Lecture course with lab component that focuses on backflow assembly hydraulics, operations, installation, and testing.

WET-110  Wastewater Operations I  
3 credits, Fall  

Introduction to the fundamentals of wastewater character and operations. Includes collections systems, preliminary and primary treatment, waste characteristics including organic removals, and solids profiles.

Corequisites: MTH-082A  
WET-111  Waterworks Operations I  
3 credits, Fall  

Introduction to municipal drinking water treatment and distribution systems. Basic waterworks hydraulics, drinking water regulations, waterworks math, waterworks microbiology, and introduction to water disinfection.

Corequisites: MTH-082B  
WET-112  Computer Applications for Water and Wastewater Operations  
4 credits, Fall  

Focuses on direct application of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for producing compliance reports, professional presentations, and data analysis. Emphasis will be put on the use of Excel for statistical analysis of water and wastewater plant data for state and federal compliance. Supervisory control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) will also be covered. Wastewater simulators will be explored and used to design and manipulate unit processes.

Corequisites: WET-110 and WET-111  
WET-120  Wastewater Operations II  
3 credits, Winter  

Secondary wastewater treatment alternatives with municipal application. Fixed and suspended film systems with the associated clarification process will be presented.

Prerequisites: WET-110
Corequisites: MTH-082C
  
WET-121  Waterworks Operations II  
3 credits, Winter  

An introduction to water distribution, with a focus on water regulations, operator math, water chemistry, and specific water distribution processes. Also examines distribution system design, water mains, hydrants and valves, water pumps, water system supply security, and public relations. Everything you need to know to pass the water distribution grade 1 state certification.

Prerequisites: WET-111
Corequisites: MTH-082D
  
WET-122  Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems  
3 credits, Winter  

Elementary engineering aspects of water distribution and wastewater collection systems. System components, construction materials, pump station design, maintenance, operations, and other related topics.

Prerequisites: WET-110
Corequisites: WET-120
  
WET-123  Environmental Chemistry I  
3 credits, Winter  

Theory and applied laboratory techniques for testing water and wastewater. Students will test wastewater for NPDES required tests.

WET-125  High Purity Water Production I  
3 credits, Fall  

Fundamentals of high purity water chemistry, reverse osmosis treatment, ion exchange treatment, electrode ionization treatment, UV, ozonation, degasification and microfiltration as applied to the production of high purity water for the semiconductor, pharmaceutical and electric power generating industries.

Corequisites: MTH-082E  
WET-130  Wastewater Operations III  
4 credits, Spring  

Design, operation, process control and maintenance of treatment facilities. Current treatment processes discussed in detail with particular attention given to biological sludge treatment, and handling processes. Lab includes field trips to local wastewater facilities.

Prerequisites: WET-120
Corequisites: WET-130L
  
WET-130L  Wastewater Operations III Lab  
0 credits, Spring  

The course is devoted to comprehension of the wastewater treatment process via weekly exploration of a wastewater treatment plant. We will tour a treatment plant and then go over the treatment process in lecture. We will emphasis emerging wastewater technologies, (nitrification/denitrification), sludge and bio-solids management, volatile solids reduction through the digestion (aerobic and anaerobic) processes, sludge/solids processing, solids handling, and ultimate waste solids disposal. Fundamental principles of emerging wastewater treatment process, solids handling, including disinfection and dechlorination of wastewater will be emphasized.

Prerequisites: WET-110 and WET-120
Corequisites: WET-130
  
WET-131  Water Treatment  
4 credits, Spring  

Design, operation and process control of water treatment plants. Includes water chemistry, related math, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection procedures. Review for Oregon Operator grade 1 certification exams. Lab includes field trips to local water treatment facilities.

Prerequisites: WET-121
Corequisites: WET-131L
  
WET-131L  Water Treatment Lab  
0 credits, Spring  

Lab Course for WET-131. Must be taken concurrently with WET-131.

Prerequisites: WET-121
Corequisites: WET-131
  
WET-132  Collection & Distribution Lab  
1 credits, Spring  

Field exposure to water distribution systems and wastewater collection systems. Weekly field visits include inspection of cross-connection inspection, distribution valving, reservoirs, water metering/repair, pumping station operations, smoke testing, and CCTV.

WET-134  Environmental Chemistry II  
3 credits, Spring  

Water quality testing, monitoring and reporting. The course includes the theory and application of common water quality tests for surface water, groundwater, and storm water monitoring systems. The course also covers all water quality tests for ensuring correct water treatment processes.

Prerequisites: WET-123  
WET-135  High Purity Water Production II  
4 credits, Winter  

A lab course focusing on the operation of equipment and unit processes in the production of high purity water. Emphasis on process equipment sizing and design, process control and troubleshooting.

Prerequisites: WET-125 and MTH-082E  
WET-180  Water & Environmental Projects I  
1-5 credits, Spring  

Practical work experience in a municipal industrial treatment, distribution, or collection system. Placement in consulting firms, federal and state regulatory agencies, BLM, BPA, and other regulated governmental organizations. Variable Credit: 1-5 credits.

Corequisites: CWE-281  
WET-241  Aquatic Microbiology  
4 credits, Fall  

A lab course with topics in applied microbiology. Methods to detect coliform group in water and wastewater. Identification of filamentous bacteria in activated sludge, and identification of indicator protozoa in activated sludge. A bacteriological stream survey project is included.

Prerequisites: BI-204  
WET-242  Hydraulics for Water & Wastewater  
3 credits, Fall  

Introduction to closed conduit and open channel flow. Includes hydrostatics and dynamics, head-loss, pump characteristics, Bernoulli's and the energy equations, and basic characteristics of water.

Prerequisites: WET-122  
WET-245  Instrumentation & Control  
4 credits, Fall  

A lab course introducing methods used to monitor and control treatment processes in wastewater, water and high purity water facilities. Advanced water analysis to include typical monitoring of high purity water treatment. Fundamentals of control loops, control systems and data management.

WET-280  Water & Environmental Projects II  
5 credits, Fall  

Practical work experience in a municipal industrial treatment, distribution, or collection system. Placement in consulting firms, federal and state regulatory agencies, BLM, BPA, and other regulated governmental organizations. Practical experience in a municipal, public or private wastewater treatment facility of specific activated sludge design. Process loading criteria, data acquisition & trend charting, and relevant sanitary process strategies will be addressed.

Corequisites: CWE-281