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2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Water Conservation Technician (online), AAS

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Length: Two years, 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: 13,198

  • Program-Specific Fees - $1,000
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $12,198

Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year’s rates. Course tuition and fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-tuition.

Term-by-Term Course Plan

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for a career in Water Conservation. Through this online program individuals learn to evaluate water patterns; develop, implement, market and maintain water conservation programs / perform public outreach; recommend water efficiency techniques; integrate alternative water sources, and perform systems analysis to solve use problems. The graduate will be trained to fill positions such as Water Conservation Program Specialist, Water Resource Specialist, Stormwater Technician, Stewardship Coordinator, Resource Coordinator and many more. Jobs are in the Federal, State, Local, Non-Government and Private Sectors in both profit and non-profit venues.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Evaluate indoor and outdoor water use patterns for rural, urban, residential and commercial sites.
  • Recommend water efficiency measures, wise water landscapes and efficient plumbing solutions.
  • Design, implement and evaluate and market water conservation programs to a broad audience.
  • Convey water conservation strategies to a broad audience using multiple communication methods.
  • Understand regional regulatory context and international code trends as they pertain to water conservation.
  • Develop basic knowledge of water resource economics and how economics relates to supply and demand.
  • Understand water distribution, flow and elimination systems; basic hydraulics; quality issues; balance and time of use.
  • Create technical reports and collect, interpret, display and explain data.
  • Perform systems analysis using water bills, meters and other evidence to solve problems.

Admission Information

For information or to apply, go to https://www.lanecc.edu/science/water-conservation-technician

Program Requirements

General Education

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. It is recommended that General Education requirements be completed prior to entering the program.

Writing (8 credits) - Complete both of the following:

Math (5 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

NOTE: BT 123  has prerequisites of CIS 101  or CS 120  or BT 120 , and MTH 065  or higher. Students who have previous computer experience may be able to waive the prerequisite for BT 123 . Please check with the Business Department for information about waiving prerequisites for this course.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Cooperative Education (6 credits):

Program Electives

Program Electives must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. May be completed online, on campus, or transferred from another institution. Note: Students may use 1 credit of General Elective (any course 100-level or higher) toward meeting the Program Elective requirement.

Program Electives (6 credits) - Choose from the following:


  • This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • MTH 098  or MTH 095  may be taken any term but must be completed by the end of the first year.
  • WR 121 , WR 122 , Human Relations, and Electives may be taken any term.
  • Cooperative Education (WATR 280 ) may be taken summer term.
  • All WATR courses are offered fully online.
  • Lane Community College does not offer ENSC 183  or GS 101  online. These courses must be taken on campus or transferred from another institution.
  • Deviation from the prescribed course sequence will impact a student’s ability to complete the program in a two-year time frame. Please contact Program Coordinator and/or Academic Advisor to determine prescribed course sequence.
  • Cooperative Education provides related field experience to integrate theory and practice while developing skills and exploring career options. Students must complete a minimum of six Co-op credits. Please contact the Cooperative Education Coordinator, Gerry Meenaghan at meenaghang@lanecc.edu

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