Environmental Engineering Technology—Water and Wastewater Major (EVTW)

Description

The Environmental Engineering Technology - Water and Wastewater Major emphasizes water and wastewater treatment, and the operation and design of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Courses focus on biological, physical, and chemical treatment processes; collection and distribution systems; calculations for water and wastewater personnel, safety, and statistics; and quality assurance and control.

Graduates of the Environmental Engineering Technology—Water and Wastewater Major earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are prepared to work at municipal water and wastewater treatment plants; industrial wastewater treatment facilities; federal, state, and local government agencies; private civil and environmental engineering consulting firms; and water and wastewater analytical labs. Most curriculum courses, not including cooperative education courses, meet Ohio Environmental Protection Agency requirements for license renewal (U.S. EPA External Provider).

Related Programs

Program Code

EVTW.AAS

Accreditation

The Environmental Engineering Technology - Water and Wastewater Major is a pathway to the Environmental Engineering Technology degree accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. Phone (410) 347-7700. Website: http://www.abet.org.

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Collect and analyze air, soil, and water samples
  • Conduct laboratory tests
  • Conduct plant operations and maintenance activities
  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations
  • Monitor effluent water quality
  • Treat and minimize waste

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Field Sampling Technician
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Wastewater and Drinking Water Plant Operator
  • Water/Wastewater Analyst

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$29,000 to $53,000 annually

Employment Outlook

Employment of environmental engineering technicians is projected to grow 18 percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. State and local governments are expected to focus efforts and resources on efficient water use and wastewater treatment, which will lead to demand for environmental engineering technicians with this specialty training.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Central State University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Ohio State University
  • Shawnee State University
  • Thomas More College
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Findlay
  • Wright State University

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Butler County Department of Environmental Services
  • Greater Cincinnati Water Works
  • Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
  • Northern Kentucky Water District
  • Sanitation District No.1 of Northern Kentucky
  • Warren County Water & Sewer
  • Clermont County Water & Sewer

Co-op Salary Projections

$7.50/hr to $15.50/hr

Curriculum

Environmental Engineering Technology—Water and Wastewater Major (EVTW)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
EVT 105 Environmental Sampling ( B) 2 3 3
EVS 110 Environmental Science: Conservation and Cleanup ( G) 3 2 4
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
CHE XXX Chemistry Elective (B)   4 0 4
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)   4 0 4
Semester 2      
EVT 140 Environmental Regulations and Permits ( T) 1 2 2
EVT 150 Environmental Chemistry ( B) 2 3 3
EVT 170 Water and Wastewater Treatment and Analysis ( T) 3 3 4
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)   4 0 4
EVT 16X Calculations for Operators Elective (T)   2 2 3
Semester 3      
XXX XXX Cooperative Education Elective (T)   1 40 2
Semester 4      
EVT 185 Supervisory Management in Environmental Fields ( T) 1 2 2
EVT 215 Utilities Safety and Security ( T) 1 2 2
EVT 230 Treatment Technologies ( T) 2 2 3
EVT 240 Fluid Mechanics ( T) 3 3 4
EVT 24X Operations of Treatment Plants Elective (T)   2 2 3
Semester 5      
EVT 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Environmental Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Semester 6      
EVT 155 Site Mapping and GIS ( T) 2 3 3
EVT 250 Water Collection and Distribution Systems ( T) 2 2 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Statistics Elective (T)   1 2 2
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Total Credits:   51 113 67

Electives 

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
Chemistry Elective  
CHE 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
CHE 121
  & CHE 131
General Chemistry 1
   and General Chemistry 1 Lab
5
Mathematics Electives 8
Select one of the following series:  
MAT 125
  & MAT 126
Algebra and Trigonometry
   and Functions and Calculus
 
Or
 
MAT 151
  & MAT 152
College Algebra
   and Trigonometry
 
Or
 
MAT 251
  & MAT 252
Calculus 1
   and Calculus 2
 
Calculations for Operators Elective  
EVT 165 Calculations for Water Operators 3
EVT 166 Calculations for Wastewater Operators 3
Cooperative Education Elective 2
Select one of the following:  
CIT 190
  & EVT 191
Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies
   and Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Environmental Engineering Technology
 
EVT 191
  & EVT 192
Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Environmental Engineering Technology
   and Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Environmental Engineering Technology
 
EVT 291
Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Environmental Engineering Technology  
Operations of Treatment Plants Elective  
EVT 245 Operation of Water Treatment Plants 3
EVT 246 Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Statistics Elective  
EVT 180 Environmental Statistics 2
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
Arts/Humanities Elective or Social/Behavioral Science Elective  
Any ART, CULT, FRN, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, SPN, THE 3
or, Any CRJ, ECO, GEO, HST, POL, PSY, SOC 3

Contacts

Program Chair
Ann Gunkel, PhD
(513) 569-1783
Advisor
Ann Fallon, MS
(513) 569-1750
ann.fallon@cincinnatistate.edu
Co-op Coordinator
Jennifer Geiger, BS
James (Doug) Woodruff, MBA
(513) 569-5817
(513) 569-1648
jennifer.geiger@cincinnatistate.edu