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Environmental Technology 101
Theory and Relevancy of Global Environmental Awareness
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for English 1A  
Transfer CSU

This introductory course explores topics of sustainability. The topics range from a historical framework of environmentalism to discussions of urban ecology, the theories of regenerative landscape, landscape urbanism and deconstructivism in a post-industrial economy. Also discussed is the role of commerce and governmental regulation and how it affects the emerging green economy. Additional topics include a 21st century view of how we interpret opportunities for revitalization and renovation of our urban spaces.

Environmental Technology 102
Sustainable Energy and Renewable Building Sciences and Technologies
(Formerly Environmental Technology 1)
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite:   Environmental Technology 101 with a minimum grade of C*
Recommended Preparation:   Eligibility for English 1A
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This course is designed to prepare students to survey and evaluate systems of sustainable and conventional energy creation, energy distribution, energy management, and introduces the developing rating systems that are quantifying and measuring green building and environmental system efficiency performance. “Green Regenerative” sciences and technologies will be emphasized. Areas of concentration will include: green building design and site selection, energy efficient designs and construction techniques, photovoltaic (PV) systems, solar thermal systems, wind energy, fuel cells, solid waste management, water conservation, and building energy rating systems.

* NOTE:  

Students who would like to enroll in Environmental Technology 102 for the Fall, 2013 semester will need  to contact the Industry and Technology Division Office to fillk out a Prerequisite Waiver Form.  We are located on Manhattan Beach Boulevard next to Visitor Parking in TECH 102, (310) 660-3600.  As soon as the prerequisite is wavied, you can enroll in this course.

Environmental Technology 103 
Environmental Technology Materials and Methodologies
3 units; 3 hours lecture; 4 hours lab
Prerequisite:   Environmental Technology 102 with a minimum grade of C
Recommended Preparation:   Eligibility for English 1A
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This course is the third in a series of courses that reviews the principles of sustainability and fosters an understanding of environmental awareness.  This course introduces green alternative methodologies and the processes of using ecological and green products into everyday life.  The principles of 'cradle to cradle' and regenerative processes will be examined and applied, in how we allocate, recycle and re-use our resources.

Environmental Technology 95abcd
Cooperative Work Experience Education
2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student’s major or career goal by the second week of the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major.
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU – limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Environmental Technology field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expec-tations.

Note: The total units earned for CWEE may not exceed 16 units.

Environmental Technology 99abc
Independent Study 
1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Environmental Technology with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work.
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU – limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Environmental Technology not covered in the regular departmental listings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Environmental Technology projects (60 hours per unit).

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 Last Published 7/9/13