2016-2017 College Catalog 
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2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Water Resources and Conservation Certificate

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Water Resources and Conservation provides students with an integrated background and critical knowledge of water resources and conservation issues. Students will gain skills and practical application of those skills to design, implement, and evaluate water conservation programs that address current and future water issues at a local, national, and global level. The program combines classroom, laboratory, and field study instruction providing students with a well-rounded preparation in the water resources and conservation field. The goal of the program is to train and prepare students for a career in the water field as water efficiency/conservation technicians, coordinators, or specialists, or as water resources specialists and technicians. The program will also prepare students for water conservation certification examinations administered by professional associations within the water industry.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:
• Design, implement, evaluate and market water conservation programs to a broad audience.
• Evaluate water usage patterns for rural, urban, residential, and commercial sites; recommend water efficiency measures as well as alternate water sources.
• Understand water distribution, flow, and elimination systems; basic hydraulics; quality issues; balance and time of use.
• Understand the many stressors to water accessibility and how they interact to affect supply and demand along with other issues.
• Monitor, collect, interpret and analyze data to evaluate effectiveness of programs and modify them over time.
• Calculate water and cost savings and produce comprehensive cost/benefit analysis reports.
• Develop basic knowledge of water resource economics and how economics relates to supply and demand.

Total Units for the Certificate: 22

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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