ENV101-001

Survey of Environmental Technology

A history of Environmental Technology is presented with emphasis on the current applications of the best available technology. The diverse environmental career opportunities are presented through field trips and guest speakers. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

ENV105-001

Quantitative Methods for Envir

Designed for environmental technology students. Emphasis is on mathematical skills essential in scientific applications. Mathematical and statistical skills using a scientific calculator and computer will be used to assess current environmental data sets. Conclusions will be drawn based on these data assessments. Prerequisite: MAT030 or MAT035 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall

ENV115-001

Environmental Chemistry

Discussion and study of the relationship between chemistry and contemporary environmental topics, including energy and the environment, air, soil, oil, solid and water pollution, and agricultural chemistry. Prerequisite: CHM106 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall

ENV118-001

Intro to Environmental Science

A study of environmental interactions including population and cultural problems, resource utilization, and impacts upon biotic systems. Presented to enable students to better understand and evaluate contemporary environmental problems and the application of science to their solution. The corresponding laboratory component provides students with the practical experience of measuring, recording and interpreting environmental data. Interdisciplinary knowledge is used to solve environmental problems. Some field trips may be required. (3 class hours / 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: (MAT020 or MAT025), ENL020, and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 4 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ENV122-001

Environ Managemnt & Decision-Making

This course is an introduction to the process of environmental management and decision-making. It incorporates a modular approach to instructing students on issues of environmental protection throughout Cape Cod by focusing on wetlands, habitat, land-use planning, and conservation. Students explore watershed management and remediation, focusing on wastewater, water supply and storm water issues. Students also learn about environmental health and safety, focusing on prevention, compliance and environmental mediation, and zoning issues. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

ENV125-001

Coastal Ecology

This is an introduction to coastal marine habitats, their species, and their ecological relationships. Students develop an understanding of the diversity of living things along the Cape Cod shoreline. Students shall also examine the wide diversity of habitats and their differences on the Cape. This course includes extensive lab and field work. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ENV126-001

Coastal and Shelf Oceanography

This course provides an overview to the oceanography of coastal and shelf systems. Throughout the course, the interdisciplinary aspect of oceanography are emphasized by covering many areas of study including biology, chemistry, geology, physics, history, and ecology. Students gain a basic understanding and appreciation of the effects of natural marine processes as well as consequences of human activity. Emphasis is on nearshore, shallow-water systems. Prerequisite: (MAT020 or MAT025) or satisfactory basic skills assessment score and ENV118 and ENV125 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ENV127-001

Projects in Coastal Ecology

This is an advanced class focusing on field studies of coastal marine habitats and their species composition. Students are involved in extensive field and lab surveys of several sites on Cape Cod. They examine both the biological and physical features of the coastal marine environment. Students work in small teams collecting physical (slope, particle size) and chemical data (pH, salinity, nitrates), plant and animal surveys, and recording data to analyze in the classroom. Prerequisite: ENV118 and ENV125 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall

ENV135-001

Coastal Zone Management Laws/Regula

This introductory course will cover the issues and regulations related to the coastal environment and its resources. The course uses an interdisciplinary approach that combines the scientific issues with their economic and social impact. Topics covered include nitrogen loading, fisheries management, aquaculture, wastewater impact, marine sanctuaries, public access, renewable energy projects, coastal flooding and erosion, and sustainable development. Current research will be examined and several guest speakers will present. Prerequisite: ENV118 and ENV125 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ENV140-001

Intro To Water: Concepts & Technolo

A study of the physical and chemical properties, human uses, hydrology and ecology of groundwater, marine, estuarine, standing and flowing water systems, focusing on the science of current water-related issues and the methods and technologies used in their solution. The basic concepts of water quality monitoring, water supply, and wastewater technologies will be emphasized. Some field trips may be required. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall

ENV141-001

Municipal & Industrial Wastewater T

This course provides a broad survey of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and its importance to our society. It examines the chemistry, biology and technical principles of wastewater treatment processes as well as recycling options and new technology. It will also include several laboratory sessions to demonstrate standard wastewater monitoring tests. The course does not concentrate sufficiently on the operations, safety and equipment maintenance needed to pass the State Wastewater Operator's Licensing. Offered evenings only. Prerequisite: DE 051 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 class hours. 3 credits.

ENV142-001

Industrial Wastewater Treatment

This course provides an overview of the basic concepts of physical and chemical treatment, the function of related equipment and support systems and the environmental responsibilities required to safely and properly operate, maintain and manage an industrial wastewater treatment facility. This course will cover typical industrial wastewater treatment processes; their purpose, their function, and their safe and efficient operation and will prepare students to take a Massachusetts Industrial Wastewater Certification Exam (levels 1-4). Prerequisite: ENV118 and ENV140 / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

ENV145-001

Wastewater Treatment Plant

The course will cover the specific processes, problem-solving and operations in municipal wastewater treatment plants. Students are taught the operating parameters, data collection and analysis; the decision-making and process control of complex biological systems; and maintenance fundamentals required of Grade 4 Certification level operators. Prerequisite: ENV118 an ENV140 / 4 credits. Location: Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Offered: Varies

ENV146-001

Water Supply

This course is a study of the principles and practice of water supply. This course will provide an introduction to the physical and chemical principles of drinking water supply, the functioning of related equipment and support systems, and the responsibilities required to safely operate and maintain a water supply system. May be taken for 4 CEUs by current employees in the Waterworks industry. Prerequisite: ENV118 and ENV140 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ENV152-001

Air Pollution Issues

This course will introduce the concepts and terms essential to understanding the issues behind the need for air pollution control. Basic atmospheric processes will be presented as they affect delivery and dispersion of pollutants. The health effects of various pollutants and air toxics will be presented in order to understand the purpose of regulations. The increasing concerns regarding indoor air quality will be presented along with approaches to investigation and control. Prerequisite: ENV118 and CHM106 / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

ENV158-001

OSHA through Haz Waste Mngt

This course covers issues involved in the determination, treatment and reduction of hazardous wastes and the federal regulations regarding handling of hazardous wastes, the risks to society from hazardous wastes, and treatment techniques employed to mitigate their effects. The techniques covered include thermal, physico-chemical, biological and landfill disposal as well as the ways and means of reducing the generation of hazardous wastes. 40-hour (OSHA) HAZWOPER certification is awarded upon successful completion of this course. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ENV163-001

Geographic Information Systems I

GIS I is a two-part course that focuses on the designing and building of a map using a relational database. The course will focus on the principles of database management as related to cartography and GIS. The students will be provided with the fundamental topics for each subject in class. Prerequisite: (MAT020 or MAT025) and ENL020 and ENL050 or satasfactory basic skills assessment score/ 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

ENV164-001

Geographic Information Systems II

The fourth and final course in the GIS certificate is designed to build on the concepts developed in Geographic Information Systems I. This course will proceed through the concepts of GIS in the lecture. Students will choose a project and apply the concepts to the project as the course proceeds. Projects are chosen from many topics in GIS analysis: coastal zone management, hazardous materials management, environmental planning, urban planning and site assessment. Prerequisite: ENV118, ENV160, and ENV161 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ENV170-001

Renewable Energy Sources

This course provides an overview of renewable energies including solar energy, wind power, hydropower, biomass, hydrogen, and fuel cells. Students learn the basic principles of each technology for new and existing construction. They study government regulations, analyze renewable energy systems, calculate savings, backup energy, and financing options. They investigate the potentials of renewable energy technologies to help solve environmental and economic problems with society. Prerequisite: (MAT020 or MAT025), ENL020, and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ENV171-001

Energy Efficiency & Conservation

This course provides students with the information to identify and explain all of the energy efficiency/conservation methods available for energy use reduction. Energy-consuming facilities, both domestic and commercial, are analyzed by the students for energy efficiency opportunities. The students calculate energy savings and environmental impacts for most energy efficiency methods in order to identify and assess energy conservation opportunities. In addition, the students demonstrate the appropriate usage of energy monitoring and measuring equipment commonly used by energy specialists and energy auditors. Prerequisite: (MAT020 or MAT025), ENL020, and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 3 credits. Offered: Fall

ENV172-001

Commercial Energy Audits

This course offers an interactive approach for students to understand, compile, and conduct and an energy audit for commercial facilities. It has been customized for the Cape Cod region and will emphasize regional issues. Prerequisite: ENV171 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ENV173-001

Introduction to Solar Energy

Students in this course gain an understanding of our solar energy resource and how it can be utilized for a variety of energy demand applications in residential, commercial, and municipal buildings. The benefits and limitations of various solar energy technologies that are commonly used to produce heat, hot water, and electricity are examined. Students learn how to properly site, size, design, and specify solar hot water and solar electric systems. Students also learn how to perform an economic and environmental analysis of proposed systems. Prerequisite: (MAT020 or MAT025), ENL020, and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ENV177-001

Introduction to Wind Energy

This course provides an in-depth introduction to wind power as a sustainable form of energy. It examines the history, current applications, and future of wind power. Students gain a basic understanding of the fundamental science behind harnessing useable energy from the wind. The course looks at the process for siting, developing, constructing, operating, and maintaining wind energy projects of different scales - from home and small commercial to municipal and utility scale. Prerequisite: (MAT020 or MAT025), ENL020, and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ENV178-001

Photovoltaic Installation

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of photovoltaic (PV) system installation and maintenance procedures. The class is divided between classroom based lectures/activities and project based activities involving the installation of a residential scale PV system. Students who complete this course are eligible to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners' Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge of PV Systems Examination (for an additional fee.) Prerequisite: ENV173 / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

ENV179-001

Solar Thermal Installation

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of solar thermal system installation and maintenance procedures. The class is divided between classroom based lectures/activities and project-based activities that involve the installation of a residential scale solar thermal system. This course is approved by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners and counts towards the training requirements for becoming a certified Solar Thermal System Installer (additional field experience is required to be eligible for certification). Prerequisite: ENV173 / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

ENV180-001

Small Wind Installation

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of small wind-electric system installation and maintenance procedures. The class is divided between classroom based lectures/activities and project based activities that involve the installation of a residential-scale wind system. This course is based in part on the Task Analysis for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners (NABCEP) Small Wind Energy Systems Installer Certification. Prerequisite: ENV177 / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

ENV181-001

Introduction to Green Building

This course provides a framework for making practical design and construction decisions that are environmentally responsible by focusing on residential design for Cape Cod, including new construction and renovations/additions. Topics include site orientation, building science fundamentals, passive solar design, water and energy efficiency, healthy indoor environments, green materials and resources, and certification programs in the industry. Students learn to prioritize numerous types of green building strategies by examining case studies and field experiences. Prerequisite: (MAT020 or MAT025), ENL020, and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

ENV190-001

Principles of Aquaculture

This is an introductory class that focuses on the aquaculture industry. In the lab component of the class, students learn about the current commercial practices for growing shellfish in our region. Topics covered in the class include salmonid aquaculture, net-pen culture, recirculating systems, disease issues, and fish nutrition. This class develops an understanding of basic aquaculture practices and comprehension of what is involved in running an aquaculture operation for a variety of species in a wide range of environments. Two field trips are required. Prerequisites: MAT020, ENL020, and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 4 credits. Offered once pending academic approval (Fall 2012).

ENV201-001

Environmental Instrumentation

This course exposes the student to a variety of analytical techniques and instruments utilized in environmental chemical analysis. It is designed to couple theory of equipment operation with a basic understanding of the chemical principles involved. The laboratory time is divided between practical hands-on benchwork and field experiences. (1 class hour / 4 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: ENV105 and ENV115 / 4 credits. Offered: Spring

ENV260-001

Environmental Technology Internship

This course involves a range of hours of monitored field experience that is consistent with the student's career goals. Students keep journals and write proscribed "analysis" papers as they progress during the course of the semester. Time commitment is based on the number of credits (70 hours per credit). Prerequisite: (ENV118 or ENV170) and permission of instructor / 1, 2, 3, or 4 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.