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WTECH 191 - Pre-Employment Seminar

Credits: 3
Covers job search and preparation for water and wastewater careers. Includes resume, cover letter, and application preparation, as well as interview techniques and practice. Also includes identification of potential employers. Students gain workplace skills including internal customer service and diverse workforce awareness.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Develop resume in traditional and electronic formats.
  2. Develop cover and follow-up letters.
  3. Develop job application information.
  4. Identify appropriate and inappropriate pre-employment inquiries.
  5. Develop positive interview techniques.
  6. Identify potential employers in the water and wastewater field.
  7. Identify attributes of a successful workplace attitude.
  8. Develop skills for working successfully with a diverse workforce.
  9. Perform supervisory duties:
    • Enforcing policies and safety procedures
    • Conducting performance evaluations
    • Resolving grievances
    • Making appropriate hiring decisions
    • Initiating, investigating, and implementing disciplinary actions.

Program Outcomes
  1. Identify characteristics of water used to provide public drinking water through municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  2. Identify the characteristics of wastewater conveyed and treated in municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
  3. Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes used in municipal water distribution, water treatment, municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
  4. Monitor, evaluate, operate and maintain common types of equipment found in municipal water distribution, water treatment systems, municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
  5. Apply appropriate safety procedures to operation of municipal water distribution, water treatment, municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
  6. Collect samples for, perform and interpret results of laboratory analyses used to monitor municipal water distribution, water treatment systems, municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.
  7. Perform supporting administrative duties for municipal water distribution, water treatment, municipal wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.



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