2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

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EPCT 1213 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Contingency Planning
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the development of an emergency response contingency plan for a facility or community. Emphasis on analyzing the hazards, writing and implementing the contingency plans, and evaluating the effectiveness of the contingency plan. (2 Lec.)


EPCT 1243 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Treatment, Remediation, and Disposal Techniques
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the skills required in treatment, remediation, and disposal processes of solid waste, hazardous materials, and hazardous waste. Emphasizes the technologies applicable in the field. (2 Lec.)


EPCT 1247 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Exploration of the options available for source reduction, waste minimization, and pollution prevention including regulatory standards applicable to these activities. (2 Lec.)


EPCT 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Environmental Regulations Overview
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the history of the environmental movement, including basic requirements for compliance with the environmental regulations. (3 Lec.)


EPCT 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Environmental Safety and Health
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An historic overview of environmental safety and health. Emphasis is on the use of occupational safety and health codes. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


EPCT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Environmental Science
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of environmental science and current global concerns, and a brief history of environmental ethics, resource use, and conservation. Discussion of fundamental principles of resource economics and environmental health. (3 Lec.)


EPCT 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Water Works Operation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of conventional water treatment plants including administration and management. Emphasis on the operation of motors, pumps, and disinfection in small water plants. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


EPCT 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Principles of Industrial Hygiene
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: EPCT 1307.
Course Description: Basic concepts in threshold limits, dose response, and general recognition of occupational hazards, including sampling statistics, calibration, and equipment use. A study of the control of occupational hazards and sample collection and evaluation methods. (3 Lec.)


EPCT 1344 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Environmental Sampling and Analysis
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: EPCT 1305.
Course Description: Sampling protocol, procedures, quality control, preservation technology, and field analysis. Emphasis on analysis commonly performed by the field technician. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


EPCT 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Environmental Regulation Interpretation and Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: EPCT 1305.
Course Description: An in-depth study of the major federal and state environmental regulations. (3 Lec.)


EPCT 1350 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Statistics and Calculations for Environmental Technicians
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The application of math skills and chemical knowledge in solving environmental technology problems. (3 Lec.)


EPCT 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Environmental Instrumental Analysis
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: EPCT 1344.
Course Description: Regulations and standards in the analysis of samples using specific analytical instruments and their procedures. Emphasis on instrument calibrator sample preparation, evaluation, and reporting of analytical results. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


EPCT 2337 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Site Assessment
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: EPCT 1307 and/or EPCT 1213.
Course Description: Research techniques required to perform site assessment. Emphasis on the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) and Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act (CERCLA) Super Fund Standards. (3 Lec.)


EPCT 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Cooperative Education-Environmental Engineering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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