Water - Natural Resources Technology & Management

WTM-110: Turf Irrigation Design and Components, Credits = 5
This course will study the design aspects and components used in turf irrigation systems. Turf Irrigation systems will include residential, commercial, and sports fields. Site evaluation, irrigation system components, valve and sprinkler selection, system piping, system design, and controls will be analyzed and used in the course of designing these types of systems. Installation procedures will be discussed. Formerly WMGT 110.

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-135: Issues in Agriculture and Natural Resources, 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 = 5
This course 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. The course includes climatic conditions and the effects climate changes have on water quantity and quality. The course also explores the impact of various management practices on terrestrial system stability. Formerly WMGT 139.

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-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-205: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations, Credits = 3
WTM 205 builds on EST 201 Plant Operations by focusing on wastewater (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 wastewater treatment and become familiar with various municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants in the Northwest.

WTM-215: Basic Fluid Dynamics of Piping Systems, Credits = 3
Basic Fluid Dynamics of Piping Systems is an introduction to the fundamental principles and characteristics of liquid fluids, including water, fuels, and chemicals. Emphasis is placed on the properties and definitions of fluid mechanics, fluid statics, fluid dynamics, fluid flow, and the basic measurement of fluids through orifices and pipes. The coursework covers types of materials and fittings used in piping systems. The management, maintenance, and alteration of piping systems will also be included.

WTM-220: Drip Irrigation, Credits = 2
This course is an introduction to drip irrigation concepts, methods, and components. Basic drip system maintenance, troubleshooting, and design are performed. Formerly WMGT 220. Prerequisite: WTM 112 or instructor permission.

WTM-221: Pump Applications, Credits = 3
Pump types and characteristic of different classes of pumps. Pump types will include positive and non-positive displacement pumps, with the focus of the course on non-positive styles of pumps. Piston, gear, and diaphragm positive displacement pump will be studied. Non-positive styles will include centrifugal classes, including end suction centrifugal, submersible, turbine and jet pumps. The selection and application of pumps will be analyzed. Installation practices will also be studied with a special emphasis on suction side design criteria for end suction centrifugal pump applications. Prerequisite: WTM 112 or instructor permission. Formerly WGMT 221.

WTM-225: Turf Irrigation Controls, Installation, and Troubleshooting, Credits = 5
This course will study the controls, installation, and troubleshooting of turf irrigation systems. Systems will include residential, commercial and sports field applications. A comprehensive analysis of the types of control systems used in these applications will be included. Installation and troubleshooting practices and procedures will also be included in the instruction. Students will then demonstrate these practices and procedures in field applications of installation and troubleshooting opportunities. Students will install and troubleshoot all irrigation system components, valves, sprinklers, system piping, controls and wiring. Prerequisite: WTM 110 or instructor permission. Formerly WMGT 225.

WTM-229: Aquatic Ecology and Research Methods, Credits = 5
This course examines ecological linkages between habitat quality, water quality, human impacts, and species diversity on population size and long-term viability. It explores the basic physiological, anatomical, and behavioral characteristics of a variety of fish species and common aquatic sampling techniques. It includes hands-on lab experience with fish taxonomy, anatomy, and research methods. Collegiate reading skills, technical vocabulary, and vocational writing in standard technical formats will be studied and practiced. Recommended: BIOL& 100. Formerly NR 220.

WTM-230: Water and Energy Conservation, Credits = 3
This course is an introduction to the techniques used in residential and agricultural applications to reduce water and/or energy consumption and conserve soil. Water application methods, low-pressure systems, and common soil conservation strategies 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 Center Pivot Controls and Troubleshooting, Credits = 3
This course builds upon the previously-learned irrigation principles and electrical controls and then applies those concepts into a precision prescription for center pivot controls. Control system programming will be accomplished with real-time data from sensors in the field. Custom prescriptions will be developed for multiple cropping sequences under the pivot. The integration of field mapping, aerial photography and soil moisture content data will be used to develop custom prescriptions. Troubleshooting the programming and custom prescriptions will also be integrated into the instruction and lab components of this course. Prerequisite: WTM 112, EST 133 or instructor permission.

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.