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

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 and the impact of humans on the environment. The use of natural resources, including land, air, water, mineral and biological resources, is examined. Local and global examples are 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 understand environmental problems. (3 class hours/2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: MAT020 or MAT025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores; Co-requisite: ENL101 / 4 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ENV120-001

Intro to Environmental Science

A study of environmental interactions and the impact of humans on the environment. The use of natural resources, including land, air, water, mineral and biological resources, is examined. Local and global examples are presented to enable students to better understand and evaluate contemporary environmental problems and the application of science to their solution. Interdisciplinary knowledge is used to understand environmental problems. (3 class hours). Prerequisites: MAT020 or MAT025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score. Co-requisite: ENL101. / 3 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

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. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. 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

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.

ENV158-001

OSHA through Haz Waste Mngt

This course covers hazardous materials management according to state and federal regulation through procedures developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as outlined in the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Regulation. Also to be discussed are the classifications of hazardous materials, the emergency response to a hazardous materials release, the affects of hazardous waste on society and the toxicology of hazardous materials. Additionally, all appropriate OSHA requirements for 40 hour HAZWOPER certification and 10 hour Construction Safety certifications are presented and practiced. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ENV163-001

Geographic Information Systems I

GIS I focuses on the designing and building of a map using a relational database. GIS is a computer science designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data, in the form of a map. In everyday use, it appears in forms such as Google Maps, GPS, weather forecasts, etc. Students are trained in using the computer programs ArcMap and ArcCatalog with an introduction to ArcGIS Online, in order to utilize spatial data to its fullest. Prerequisite: MAT020 or MAT025 and ENL108 ESL201 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score/ 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

ENV165-001

Renewable Energy Climate &

The implications of the energy enterprise, from global to individual perspectives, are explored by investigating basic energy/electricity concepts and the effects of technologies, policies, markets, and behaviors on the Earth’s climate system, the environment, and national and personal security. First principles and practical potentials of renewable energy sources and low-carbon technologies are examined, as are career pathways supporting sustainable energy solutions. Case studies and experiments reinforce basic concepts, develop analytical skills, and provide system-level understanding. Prerequisite: MAT020 or MAT025 and ENL108 or ESL201 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 3 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Fall

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 and ENL108 or ESL201 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 3 credits. Offered: Fall

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 and ENL108 or ESL201 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 and ENL108 or ESL201 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

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.