Water Technologies and Management - Water Resources Technology

WTM-110: Residential Irrigation Design, Installation and Troubleshooting, Credits = 3
Study of the design, installation and troubleshooting of residential irrigation systems. Site evaluation, irrigation system components, valve and sprinkler selection, system piping, system design, controllers, and installation procedures will be covered. Troubleshooting malfunctioning system components will also be incorporated into the course. Formerly WMGT 110.

WTM-110A: System Components, Credits = 1
A study of the components which are used in a lawn and turf irrigation system. This short course will focus on all the equipment needed to complete an installation of a lawn and landscape irrigation system, including drip components and xeriscaping. Calculating precipitation rates will be included in this course. Pipe selection due to friction loss will be introduced.

WTM-110B: Site and System Analysis, Credits = 1
Analyzes site conditions and how those conditions are considered in the design phase of a lawn and turf irrigation system. Considerations such as soil, water, crop relationships, elevation, friction loss and pipe sizing will be covered. Simple irrigation system layouts will be constructed and site analysis will be performed on those layouts. Formerly WMGT 110B.

WTM-110C: Design and Installation, Credits = 1
Includes a lawn and turf irrigation design of an actual site. All aspects of the design will be included, such as piping, valving, head layout and controller and wire location. Also included will be creating a material list and pricing strategies. Installation methods will be studied and analyzed. Formerly WMGT 110C.

WTM-112: Irrigation Principles, Credits = 5
Overview of the elements of irrigation and its industry. Topics include irrigation methods, efficiencies, equipment, and their relationships to soils and plants. Formerly WGMT 112.

WTM-112A: Irrigation System Components, Credits = 1
An overview of pressurized irrigation systems and their components. Examples of their applications in the field. Formerly WMGT 112A.

WTM-112B: Irrigation Performance and Installation, Credits = 1
Analysis of irrigation system water application. Measurement of system efficiencies. Installation and maintenance of components. Formerly WGMT 112 B.

WTM-112C: Hydraulics and Soil, Credits = 1
Introduction of pump and piping systems. Basic water hydraulics related to irrigation systems. Analysis of plant-water-soil relationships. Formerly WGMT 112C.

WTM-112D: Plant Water Use, Credits = 1
Evaluation of how plants use water and how to provide for their needs through irrigation. Formerly WGMT 112D

WTM-112E: Special Irrigation Applications, Credits = 1
Environmental uses of irrigation. Economic considerations in choosing and installing a system. Energy demands and alternatives to operate a system. Formerly WGTM 112E.

WTM-135: Cultures of Water, Credits = 5
Explore the history of the Pacific Northwest relationship between people and water. Topics include different cultural views of water, from tribal, agricultural, municipal, recreational and transportation entities. State and Federal environmental policies affecting water will be analyzed. The evolution of Native American culture and the effects of water on the culture will also be examined. Formerly WMGT 135.

WTM-139: Watershed Management, Credits = 3
Explores Earth systems and natural processes that shape the Earth. Watershed delineations, water and nutrient cycles, and the influences of land management techniques and policies on water quality, quantity, and timing are covered. Course includes climatic conditions and the effects climate changes have on water quantity and quality. Course also explores the impact of various management practices on terrestrial system stability. This is an introductory natural science course. Formerly WMGT 139.

WTM-141: Center Pivot Troubleshooting, Credits = 5
Train individuals to troubleshoot Center Pivot irrigation system problems. Troubleshooting will include mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems. Formerly WGMT 141.

WTM-190: Water Quality and Environmental Chemistry, Credits = 5
Introductory chemistry course for non-science majors. Covers common water quality sampling, testing, and reporting procedures and the science behind them. Explores the importance of accuracy, precision, and chain of custody when completing lab analyses. Recommend: WTM 139, WTM 239, and/or BIOL 130. Formerly NR 190.

WTM-191: Cooperative Work Experience, Credits = 1 - 25
Opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the water management industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly WGMT 191.

WTM-192: Cooperative Seminar, Credits = 2
Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: WTM 191. Formerly WMGT 192.

WTM-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 10
Study and train to meet established local needs in the water management industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly WGMT 199.

WTM-200: Field Botany, Credits = 5
Focus on the plant identification and restoration process. This information will be used in watershed assessment and restoration activities. Laboratory and field work provide opportunities to use dichotomous keys and learn the local flora. Students will be required to create a journal that depicts the distribution, identification, life history, and cultural significance of plants in eastern Washington/Oregon to be used as a resource for watershed restoration. Students will also work on oral communication and speech skills through a series of plant-based presentations and a group restoration plan presentation. Students will also work on oral communication and speech skills through a series of plant-based presentations and a group restoration plan presentation. Formerly NR 200.

WTM-204: Water Policy, Credits = 3
The study of water policy and law as it relates to state and federal Issues. Topics include Water Rights, Western Water Law, and state and federal policy. The effect of ESA listings with regards to water policy will also be analyzed. Formerly WGMT 204

WTM-205: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, Credits = 3
WTM 205 builds on EST 201 Plant Operations by focusing on sewage (municipal- and industrial-scale treatment plant operations. Many treatment facilities are repurposing themselves as producers of clean water and renewable energy, and now consider their plants to be Renewable Resource Recovery Operations. Students will learn about policies and systems specific to the field of sewage treatment and become familiar with various municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants in the Northwest.

WTM-220: Drip Irrigation, Credits = 3
Introduction to drip irrigation concepts, methods, and components. Basic drip system maintenance, troubleshooting, and design are performed. Formerly WMGT 220.

WTM-221: Pump Applications, Credits = 3
Pump classes and types, selection, and application will be analyzed. Topics include pump curves, system curves, suction characteristics, piping systems, and pump panel electrical wiring. Formerly WGMT 221.

WTM-225: Advanced Irrigation Design, Credits = 4
Develop and draw complete irrigation designs for both agricultural and turf application. Designs will incorporate all crop, soil, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical considerations. Comprehensive hydraulic analysis will be completed on all designs to determine total dynamic head, gallons per minute and pump horsepower required. Irrigation precipitation rates will be calculated and will be used along with soil water holding capacities, crop consumptive uses and, soil infiltration rates, to establish irrigation scheduling. Prerequisite: WTM 110 or instructor permission. Formerly WGMT 225.

WTM-225A: Hydraulics and Water Design, Credits = 2
Development of total hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical irrigation design of agriculture and turf systems are analyzed. Pumps, piping, valves, and sprinkler types are selected and made into complete designs. Formerly WMGT 225A.

WTM-225B: Basic Irrigation Design, Credits = 2
Development of total hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical irrigation design of agriculture and turf systems are analyzed. Pumps, piping, valves, and sprinkler types are selected and made into complete designs. Formerly WMGT 225B.

WTM-225C: Specialized Design, Credits = 2
Development of total hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical irrigation design of agriculture and turf systems are analyzed. Pumps, piping, valves, and sprinkler types are selected and made into complete designs. Formerly WMGT 225C.

WTM-229: Methods in Fish Biology, Credits = 5
Explores the basic physiological, anatomical, and behavioral characteristics of a variety of fish species. Examines ecological linkages between habitat quality, water quality, human impacts, and species diversity on population size and long term viability. Includes hands on lab experience with fish taxonomy, anatomy, and research methods. Collegiate reading skills, technical vocabulary, and technical writing in standard scientific formats are be studied and practiced. Recommend: WTM 139, WTM 239, and/or BIOL 130. Formerly NR 220.

WTM-230: Water and Energy Conservation, Credits = 3
Explores soil and water conservation strategies commonly used in the industry. Analysis of techniques and calculations used to reduce water application and energy consumption. Power rate calculations, water application methods, and low-pressure system modifications are targeted. Formerly WGMT 230.

WTM-239: Watershed Processes and Restoration, Credits = 5
Explores the physical and biological components of streams and watersheds. Topics discussed focus on watershed characteristics and the potential impacts of such on stream characterization and the living components associated with habitats. Recommend WTM 139. Formerly NR 239.

WTM-241: Advanced Irrigation Controls and Applications, Credits = 5
Use previously learned irrigation principles and then apply those concepts into a precision application. Mapping and precision agriculture software will be used to map and determine control points for precision water applications. Integration of real time data derived from on-site data loggers or weather stations will be used to determine variable rate applications. Prerequisite: ENT 151 or ENT 152.

WTM-291: Cooperative Work Experience II, Credits = 1 - 25
Offers students an opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the water management industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly WMGT 291.

WTM-292: Cooperative Seminar II, Credits = 2
Explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and applying leadership skills to promote personal development. Provide professional improvement through techniques such as effective communication, conflict resolution, team building, employee engagement and decision making. Co-requisite: WTM 291. Formerly WGMT 291.

WTM-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 18
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard water management curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience. Formerly WMGT 297.

WTM-299: Leadership, Credits = 1
Encourage students to develop awareness of their leadership potential and abilities through small group discussions and assumption of leadership roles and responsibilities. Students will acquire information, experience diverse points of view, construct knowledge and practice a variety of interpersonal and social skills, such as communicating, goal-setting, decision-making, team-building, and managing stress. Formerly WMGT 299.