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are regularly encountered when remodeling a building. Emphasis
is placed on when the scope of the work requires a sub-contractor
to perform the work.

WET 111 (2 credits)
Drinking Water Distribution

Prerequisites: CARP 176 and RMDL 220

Students learn about the practical aspects of operating and
maintaining water distribution systems, emphasizing safe practices
and procedures, including the role and duties of water distribution
system operators, procedures for operating and maintaining clear
wells and storage tanks, and components and characteristics
of distribution system facilities. The course covers the basics of
operating and maintaining distribution systems, maintaining
water quality in the system, disinfecting new and repaired
facilities as well as water delivered to consumers. Techniques for
recognizing hazards and developing safe procedures and programs
is also taught.

RMDL 260 (3 credits)
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling

WET 116 (4 Credits)
Water Resources

RMDL 250 (2 credits)
Installation and Weatherization

This course covers the various types of products for reducing
building heat loss by infiltration and conduction and the use of
insulation used for noise and fire protection. Types of ventilation
baffles, vapor barriers, infiltration barriers, and types of insulation
is covered. Students perform installation of insulation materials
for wall, ceilings, floors, and fire stop applications.

This course covers the details and techniques used for residential
remodeling and restoration of kitchens and baths. Students are
exposed to a wide variety of products and the appropriate match
for existing conditions. Emphasis is on demolition of existing
space and the acceptable design of the new space.
Prerequisite: RMDL 250

RMDL 270 (3 credits)
Advanced Interior Finishes

This course covers the details and applications of various
interior painting and finishing and materials integrated to match
renovation work with the existing building. The proper wood
types and species, finishing methods, and applications are utilized.
Details of interior pre-hung doors, window stools, extension
jambs, and casing are covered. Students perform the installation
of a complete custom interior trim package.
Prerequisite: CARP 176 with a minimum grade of "C" or instructor
permission

RMDL 280 (3 credits)
Advanced Exterior Finishes

This course covers the principles and practices of exterior finishes
including roofing, siding, and aluminum trim applications.
Prerequisite: CARP 166

WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL
TECHNOLOGY (WET)
WET 106 (3 credits)
Wastewater Collection

This course provides students with an introduction to the practical
aspects of operating and maintaining wastewater collection systems
with a focus on the knowledge and skills operators need to identify
collection system problems and select appropriate methods to
solve them. Students learn the components and typical layouts
of collection systems, and be introduced to safety procedures
for construction, inspection, and testing of sewers, inspection of
manholes, and underground construction and repair. Students
learn the basics of closed-circuit television inspections, clearing
stoppages, cleaning sewers, and controlling roots, grease, odors,
and corrosion in collection systems, and learn to solve arithmetic
problems relating to the operation and maintenance of wastewater
collection systems.
94 * Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Introducing students to topics such as the properties of water,
water resources management, sources of water, management of
storm water, and water quantity and quality requirements, this
course provides an understanding of the characteristics of surface
water and groundwater sources and examines the impacts of
urbanization on runoff. Students discuss the relationship between
the hydrological cycle and the treatment of water and wastewater
and gain hands-on experience through laboratory exercises, case
studies, and field trips, as appropriate.

WET 121 (2 credits)
Safety, Health, and Security

An introduction to safety, health, and security procedures to
address the hazards and risks associated with operating and
maintaining water and wastewater systems. Students learn about
industry accepted safety practices to provide the workforce with a
safe working environment. Students learn to identify and predict
hazards in the work environment and learn proper use of personal
protective equipment. The biological and chemical hazards
associated with operating treatment facilities is also covered.
Students are introduced to safety and emergency preparedness
and the importance of coordinating activities with other agencies.

WET 156 (4 credits)
Drinking Water I

An introduction to the equipment and processes used in the
treatment of drinking water, the course introduces students to
different sources of water, reservoir management, and intake
structures. Students learn how to safely operate and maintain
coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, and
disinfection processes. Topics such as the control of tastes and
odors in drinking water, the Lead and Copper Rule, and solving
arithmetic problems related to water treatment plant operations
are also covered. Students are introduced to daily operating
procedures, regulation of flows, chemical use and handling,
records and reports, plant maintenance, safety and security,
emergency conditions and procedures, handling complaints, and
energy conservation.



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