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Natural Resources Water Quality- 34 credits

The goal of the Water Quality program is to provide the graduates with the knowledge and skills for initial employment in water quality technology industry.

Graduates will be able to:

Display knowledge of water abundance and availability in U.S. and the laws that govern these water sources including:

knowledge of economics of water adjudication, water rights and water compacts at the tribal, state, federal, and local level.

Comprehension of all current water quality standards, laws, and policies at federal, state and tribal levels.

Application of knowledge of all current water quality standards, laws, and policies at federal, state and tribal levels

Distinguish between different analytical methods and instrumentation to analyze water, specifically.

Use and become efficient with analytical instrumentation relating to water quality analyses.

Basic knowledge of microorganism anatomy, physiology, how to control microbial growth and medical significance.

Gain knowledge into applications used in treating drinking water including: Synthesize information gained to prepare for the state water operator certification exam.

Application of basic chemistry principles

Plan of Study
Fall Semester
BIOL 151 Gen Biology/Lab 4
GS 115 Freshman Seminar 1
M 105 Technical Mathematics 3
NRS 130 Prin of Water Resources 3
NRS 120 Intro Water/Wastewater 3
SP 110 Public Speaking 3
Total 17
Spring Semester
BIOL 210 Microbiology/Lab 4
CHMY 121 Chemistry/Lab 4
NRS 125 Intro to Groundwater 3
NRS 240 Water Quality Practicum 3
WRIT 113 Technical Writing 3
Total 17
Total Credits for Degree: 34 Credits

Strongly recommended: NRS 205 Treaty Rights/ Water Law

Note: If placement tests scores indicate refresher classes are needed, the student's program will require more than a year to complete.


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