Environmental Technology (ET)

ET 105  Introduction to Environmental Regulations  (1 credit hours)  

ET 105 is a 1 hour lecture/discussion class, required of all environmental technology majors. The course reviews all the major federal and state regulations and laws addressing, water air and soil pollution; solid, toxic and hazardous waste, occupational safety/health and environmental management systems. For ET majors only.

Typically offered in Spring only

ET 120  Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies and Assessments  (3 credit hours)  

Overview of the various renewable energy assessment technologies. Students will learn what assessments and measurements can be taken to determine if renewable energy technologies will be effective in a particular location. Topics include biomass and biofuels, geothermal systems, solar thermal systems, photovoltaics, wind energy, and hydroelectric.

Typically offered in Spring only

ET 201  Environmental Technology Laboratory I  (1 credit hours)  

Use of field and laboratory instrumentation for monitoring water quantity and quality. Management, analysis, interpretation, and oral and written reporting of complex environmental data sets. Hands-on, real-world experience in water quality monitoring and maintenance. Required field trips may extend beyond class time.

Typically offered in Fall only

ET 202  Environmental Technology Laboratory II  (1 credit hours)  

Use of field and laboratory instrumentation for monitoring plants, soils, and natural systems. Management, analysis, interpretation, and oral and written reporting of complex environmental datasets. Hands-on, real-world experience in plant and soil quality monitoring and maintenance. Required field trips may extend beyond class time.

Typically offered in Spring only

ET 203  Pollution Prevention  (1 credit hours)  

This course studies the prevention of the pollution of air, water, and terrestrial ecosystems. State of the art technological solutions are discussed. The social, economic, legal and ethical dimensions of pollution prevention are integrated into the scientific and technological challenges facing developed and developing economies.

Prerequisite: ES 100

Typically offered in Fall only

ET 220  Solar Photovoltaics Assessment  (3 credit hours)  

This course introduces specific elements in photovoltaic (PV) systems technologies including efficiency, modules, inverters, charge controllers, batteries, and system installation. Topics include National Electric Code (NEC), electrical specifications, photovoltaic system components, array design and power integration requirements that combine to form a unified structure. upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of various photovoltaic designs and proper installation of NEC compliant solar electric power systems.

Prerequisite: ET 120

Typically offered in Fall only

ET 255  Hydro, Wind, and Bioenergy Assessment  (3 credit hours)  

Overview of the historical and current role of wind, hydro-electric, and bioenergy power technologies globally and the direction of each sector's evolution for the future particularly in the USA. The course emphasizes the technology behind power generation for wind, hydro, and bioenergy sectors. Students will evaluate policy and permitting issues and, consequently, determine if a site is appropriate for implementation of either or all of these technologies.

Prerequisite: ET 120

Typically offered in Spring only

ET 262  Renewable Energy Adoption: Barriers and Incentives  (3 credit hours)  

The understanding of the economic, social, and legal barriers and incentives to renewable energy adoption is an important facet to helping renewable energies reach their potential. This course explores mechanisms that can be used and that have been used successfully in the US and in other parts of the world to remove those barriers and to promote greater use of renewable resources, particularly in rural areas and on agricultural and forested lands.

Typically offered in Fall only

ET 293  Independent Study in Environmental Technology & Management  (1-6 credit hours)  

Independent Study for Environmental Technology & Management students at the freshman and sophomore level developed under the direction of a faculty member. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a ""Course Agreement for Students

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ET 294  Independent Study in Environmental Technology & Management  (1-6 credit hours)  

Independent Study for Environmental Technology & Management students at the freshman and sophomore level developed under the direction of a faculty member. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a ""Course Agreement for Students

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ET 295  Special Topics in Environmental Technology & Management  (1-6 credit hours)  

Special Topics in Environmental Technology & Management at the 200 Level for offering courses on an experimental basis.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ET 301  Environmental Technology Laboratory III  (1 credit hours)  

Assessment of and response to environmental hazards caused by hazardous materials releases. Regulatory requirements associated with hazardous materials releases. Utilization of chemical protective clothing and respiratory protection. Students passing th

Typically offered in Fall and Summer

ET 302  Environmental Technology Laboratory IV  (1 credit hours)  

Use of field and laboratory instrumentation for monitoring outdoor and indoor air quality. Management, analysis, interpretation, and oral and written reporting of complex environmental data sets. Hands-on, real-world experience in air quality monitoring and maintenance. Required field trips may extend beyond class time.

Typically offered in Spring only

ET 303  Laboratory Safety Systems and Management  (1 credit hours)  

Theory and practice of regulation, management, and auditing of laboratory safety. Laboratory field trips may extend beyond class time.

Typically offered in Spring only

ET 310  Environmental Monitoring and Analysis  (3 credit hours)  

Monitoring and analysis of chemical, biological, and radiation impacts to the environment. Theory of chemical, physical, biological, and ecological monitoring. Planning and conducting environmental sampling and monitoring programs. Management, analysis, and quality assurance and control. Risk assessment in environmental technology. Laboratory practice and safety.

Prerequisites:CH 101 or 100; BIO 181; ET students only

Typically offered in Spring only

ET 320/MEA 320  Fundamentals of Air Pollution  (3 credit hours)  

Air pollution sources, and the influence of natural and anthropogenic processes on the atmosphere. Roles of local, state and federal governments in air pollution control and importance of the Clean Air Act and it amendments.

Prerequisite: (MA 121, MA 131, or MA 141) and (PY 131 or PY 201 or PY 205 or PY 211)

Typically offered in Spring only

ET 330  Environmental Technology Practicum  (3 credit hours)  

Preparation for practicum, including resume writing, interviewing skills, cover letters, and practicum search techniques and resources. Professional practice as an environmental technologist. Written and oral communications of the practicum experience.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ET 401  Environmental Technology Laboratory V  (1 credit hours)  

Scientific and legal definitions of brownfield and EPA Superfund sites. Physical, chemical, and biological methods for remediating contaminated sites. Impacts of hazardous waste management on public and private sector organizations. Field trips to public and private brownfield and Superfund remediation sites to examine real-world applications of principles. Required field trips may extend beyond class time.

Typically offered in Fall only

ET 455  Adaptive Management and Governance  (3 credit hours)  

Some environmental and natural resource problems are more difficult to resolve than others. The purpose of this course is to understand the factors that condition intractable or "wicked" environmental and natural resources conflicts. These factors include narrow conceptions of science, rigid bureaucratic structures and narrow policy targets. We also explore some of the alternatives for addressing intractable environmental and natural resource problems- including adaptive management and governance.

Junior standing or above

Typically offered in Fall only

ET 460  Practice of Environmental Technology  (3 credit hours)  

This capstone course will provide the opportunity to actively learn and apply the theory and practice of environmental project management and monitoring in order to perform a baseline Environmental Management System (EMS) assessment. EMS requires data collection, data analysis, report preparation, and professional recommendations to organizations on how to structure an EMS that conforms to internationally recognized guidelines and standards. Environmental Management Systems are proven tools specifically designed to help organizations manage their activities to meet their environmental policies and goals. Project management and EMS work skills are transferable across private industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations. This course will provide participants opportunities to advance work skills in project planning, stakeholder engagement, budgeting, and resource management when developing EMS initiatives. Course participants, as teams, will create and execute an EMS project work plan through practical hands-on experiences, local field-site visits, class exercises, and relevant case studies.

Prerequisite: ET 310 or SSC 442; and ET Senior Only

Typically offered in Spring only

ET 493  Independent Study in Environmental Technology & Management  (1-6 credit hours)  

Independent Study for Environmental Technology & Management students at the advanced level developed under the direction of a faculty member. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a ""Course Agreement for Students Enrolled in No

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ET 494  Independent Study in Environmental Technology & Management  (1-6 credit hours)  

Independent Study for Environmental Technology & Management students at the advanced level developed under the direction of a faculty member. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a ""Course Agreement for Students Enrolled in No

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ET 495  Special Topics in Environmental Technology & Management  (1-6 credit hours)  

Special Topics in Environmental Technology & Management at the 400 level for offering courses on an experimental basis.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer