Water Technology Certificate

Water Technology Certificate

This certificate will provide students the scientific knowledge and laboratory techniques necessary to sit for the Class 1 Ohio EPA Operator certification exams.

The water technology certificate program will prepare prospective water operators and technicians for a rewarding career in the fields of water and wastewater treatment.  Upon completion of the certificate curriculum, students will be able to sit for either the Class 1 Ohio EPA Water or Wastewater Treatment Certification exam.  In addition, the certificate will stack into the Associates of Science degree in Bioscience.

Fall Semester

Courses

BIOS 1010 - Introduction to Bioscience Lab Technique

Introduction to Bioscience Lab Techniques is designed to give students an introduction to the scientific concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of biotechnology. Students develop basic laboratory skills by the examination of the various instruments and methods of analysis used in the laboratory today. It will begin with general safety procedures utilized in every lab, and cover more specific issues relating to certain analytical protocol. Critical thinking and communication skills currently used in the biotechnology industry will begin in this course and continue throughout the program. Through reading assignments, laboratory work, and workplace experiences, students will explore and evaluate career opportunities in the field of biotechnology. Semesters available: Day - F

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 0040, MATH 0084, CHEM 1010 with a minimum grade of C-.
Required Concurrent Course: Take BIOS 1010L

BIOS 1030 - Environmental Science

Environmental Biotechnology is designed to give students an introduction to the scientific concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of environmental biotechnology. Students develop laboratory skills, critical thinking, and communication skills currently used in the industry. Topics covered will include environmental pollution monitoring, sewage treatment including domestic, agricultural, and industrial waste, bioremediation, biofuels, other clean biotechnology techniques, laboratory work, and workplace experiences via off-site tours. Semesters available: Day - F

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Required Concurrent Course: Take BIOS 1030L

MATH 1110 - College Algebra

A study of: 1) polynomial operations, rational expressions, exponents, radicals; 2) linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, absolute value applications and their graphs; 3) graphs of elementary functions and non-functions including inverse functions, combining functions, and translating and transforming functions; 4) study of polynomial functions including the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, zeroes of polynomials, rational functions, partial fractions; 5) exponential and logarithmic functions including graphs and applications; 6) Gauss-Jordan elimination and Cramer's Rule. This course meets the requirements for OTM College Algebra TMM001.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Required Prerequisite Course: MATH 0084 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test score

Spring Semester

Courses

CHEM 1030 - Chemistry

The course is to give the Allied Health and Nursing student an appreciation and understanding of general inorganic chemistry. Includes atomic and molecular structure, molecular forces, properties and states of matter, naming of chemical compounds, types and behaviors of solutions, types of reactions, acid base chemistry, carefully chosen organic topics with their applications to specific health problems. Laboratory exercises will enhance and reinforce lecture topics. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Required Prerequisite Course: Take CHEM 1010 or high school chemistry AND MATH 0084 with a minimum grade of C-.
Required Concurrent Course: Take CHEM 1030L

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: ENGL 0040; (minimum grade of C-), or qualifying placement test scores

BIOS 1130 - Water Treatment

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to water treatment biotechnology.  Students will be introduced to mathematical and chemical concepts that will aid their understandings into the workings of a water treatment facility.  Upon completion of the course, students will be able to sit for the Ohio EPA Class 1 water operator certification exam.

Required Prerequisite Course: BIOS 1010 ,BIOS 1030 , MATH 1110

BIOS 1150 - Wastewater Treatment

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to wastewater treatment biotechnology.  Students will be introduced to mathematical and chemical concepts that will aid their understandings into the workings of a wastewater treatment facility.  An emphasis upon the management of a wastewater facility will also be discussed in the course.  Upon completion of the course, students will be able to sit for the Ohio EPA Class 1 wastewater operator certification exam.

Credit Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: BIOS 1010 , BIOS 1030 , MATH 1110