Spring 2013 Class Schedule (FLC)



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ENVT 304    Environmental Biology    3 Units

Same As: BIOL 350
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of ecosystems and natural resources. Major topics covered include ecological principles, ecosystem functioning, conservation biology, resource use (including historical and cultural values) and management, pollution and other human-caused environmental impacts. This course provides the background needed to understand major global and regional issues such as acid rain, global climate change, hazardous waste disposal, deforestation, ecological sustainability and endangered species recovery. ENVT 304 is especially useful for Environmental Technology, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Recreation, Education and Political Science majors. This course is the same as BIOL 350. You cannot enroll in theis course if you have already passed BIOL 350. Field trips, attendance at public meetings and/or a semester project may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LEC M.Wenzel             El Dorado EDC A105       15423 
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ENVT 351    Math for Water and Wastewater Operators    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CHEM 305 and MATH 120
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to wastewater and water mathematic functions. Topics covered include general math, including significant figures and proper rounding, applicable algebraic and geometry equations, unit analysis, volumes, flows, pressures, conversions, solution strengths, and applicable laboratory and chemistry equations used in water and wastewater treatment operations. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Herrmann           El Dorado EDC A101       16241 
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ENVT 354    Waste Water Management: Basic Instrumentation and Electrical Controls    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to power and control circuits and devices used with water and wastewater distribution and treatment systems. Units of instruction include a study of electron theory, magnetism, induction, alternating current, direct current, resistance and capacitance. Practice using electrical meters and test instruments in laboratory classes along with related safety practices will also be covered. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Abney              El Dorado EDC A214       16093 
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F         05:00PM-08:05PM LAB C.Abney              El Dorado EDC A104         


ENVT 356    Wastewater Operations and Maintenance I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENVT 351
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction of wastewater operations and maintenance. Topics covered include responsibilities of the plant operator, water treatment and wastes, wastewater treatment facilities, preliminary treatment operations and maintenance including racks, screen, grit removal, sedimentation and flotation, trickling filters, rotating biological contractors, activated sludge, waste treatment ponds, disinfection and chlorination. This course provides the student with an entry level background into the field of operations and maintenance of wastewater. Field trips and/or a semester project may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
M         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC V.Caulfield          El Dorado EDC A214       16109 
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ENVT 358    Water Treatment Operation and Maintenance I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENVT 351 and 355
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an entry level understanding of drinking water treatment. Topics covered include history of water treatment, responsibilities of the plant operator, reasons for treating water, source water management, water treatment facilities, treatment process and technologies, disinfection and plant maintenance. This course provides the background into the importance of treating water, its functionality, past and present technology and the future of drinking water. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Strahan            El Dorado EDC A205       16110 
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ENVT 498    Work Experience in Environmental Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity or job related to career goals.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill a 16 hour orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken four times for credit, when there is new or expanded learning on the job, for a maximum of 16 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16258 
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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. A mandatory, in-class orientation is required for all new and returning students registered in a Work Experience course, whether it is an online course or traditional, face-face course. All students must attend one of the three orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Saturday, January 12, 2013, from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, January 15, 2013, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; and Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~church to review the Work Experience course outline. If you have any questions regarding the online Work Experience courses or orientations, please email the instructor at churchk@flc.losrios.edu.

TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16259 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. A mandatory, in-class orientation is required for all new and returning students registered in a Work Experience course, whether it is an online course or traditional, face-face course. All students must attend one of the three orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Saturday, January 12, 2013, from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, January 15, 2013, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; and Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~church to review the Work Experience course outline. If you have any questions regarding the online Work Experience courses or orientations, please email the instructor at churchk@flc.losrios.edu.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16260 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. A mandatory, in-class orientation is required for all new and returning students registered in a Work Experience course, whether it is an online course or traditional, face-face course. All students must attend one of the three orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Thursday, January 24 from 5:30pm-7:30pm in RCC 8 and Friday, January 25 from 10:00am-12:00pm in RCC 3. Please visit: http://www.flc.losrios.edu/academics/work-experience-(wexp)/wexp-courses for Work Experience program information and course descriptions. If you have specific questions regarding the online Work Experience course or orientations, please email the instructor at mansfia@flc.losrios.edu.

W         05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Pender             El Dorado EDC A204       16261 Textbook
3 - 9 Hours TBA per week.

Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: July 8, 2013