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LATTC Green DegreeCertificate Programs and Courses

    LATTC Green Degree, Certificate, and Training

    Programs and Courses

Current Green Degree/Certificate/Training Programs

    CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY

    Chemical Technology Certificate and AS Degree with an Emphasis in Environmental and Industrial Laboratory Testing

    The Chemical Laboratory Technician (CLT) occupation is becoming the fastest growing occupational category in the U.S. The chemical technician generally performs laboratory work in a wide variety of biological and physical science settings such as waste water treatment plants, drinking water industry, air pollution testing, quality or grading studies of various materials such as paints, metals, various forms of “dirty” fuels, “green” fuel alternatives, construction materials, and quality control of industrial chemicals.

    Training is provided in applied chemistry, physics, mathematics and instrumental and computerized analysis.

    Degrees Offered: An Associate in Science degree and/or Certificate in Chemical Technology with an emphasis on environmental and industrial laboratory testing. The A.S. degree requires 46 core units in addition to 18 general elective units. The Certificate in Chemical Technology requires 46 units of core courses.

Core courses directly related to green technology include:

    ; CHEM T 185 Directed Studies Environmental Health and Safety

    ; CHEM T 111 & 121 Applied Chemistry I, II

    ; CHEM T 131 Industrial Processes

    ; CHEM T 168 Quality Control

    ; CHEM T 132 & 142 Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis I, II

    CHEM T 133 & 143 Organic Chemistry I, II

    ; Physics 11 Introduction to Physics

    ; Physics 29 Basic Physics for Technicians

For more information on the Chemical Technology program and courses:

    ; See pages 212-213 of the College’s online catalog at:

    http://www.lattc.edu/lattc/catalog/index.pdf

    ; Contact the Department Chair, Xenia Wright, 213.763.7296, WrightXV@lattc.edu

    ; For a schedule of Chemical Technology courses offered spring 2009 click here

    SOLAR DESIGN, INSTALLATION, and MAINTENANCE

Solar Designer/Installer Course Series

    Los Angeles Trade-Technical College offers a series of 4 courses for individuals interested in working in the new, emerging field of solar energy. The courses enable individuals to be prepared to become certified by NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) and have two core courses have obtained NABCEP approval. In addition, the College offers a Fundamentals of Solar Electricity course (ECONMT 105, 54 hours) that prepares individuals to be able to take the NABCEP Photovoltaic (PV) Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge test.

    The series consists of the following courses from the Electrical Construction and Maintenance program.

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Core courses directly related to green technology include:

    ; ECONMT 105 Fundamentals of Solar Electricity

    ; ECONMT 205 Solar Energy Installation & Maintenance Principles and Practices

    ; ECONMT 110 Renewable Energy Systems (elective course)

For more information on the Solar Designer/Installer courses:

    ; See the program and course descriptions online at:

    http://www.lattc.edu/dept/lattc/WED/files/PVProgramDescription_spr_09.doc

    ; For information on Electrical Construction and Maintenance Courses (ECONMT) in

    the program contact: William Elarton, Chair of Construction, Design, and

    Manufacturing Department , 213.763.3701, ElartoWD@lattc.edu

    ; For a schedule of ECONMT courses offered winter 2009 click here.

    ; For a schedule of ECONMT courses offered spring 2009 click here.

    WATER TECHNOLOGY

Supply Water Technology AS Degree with an Emphasis in Water Purification

    The Water Systems Technology program at Trade-Tech offers includes a Supply Water option in which courses are focused on the operation and design of water systems, wells, pumps and meters; water treatment for potable water; water purification, and technical phases of automatic controls, including power and code considerations.

    The Associate in Science degree in Supply Water Technology may be earned by completing the required courses listed below, along with 30 units of general education courses listed in Graduation Plan A, and 8 additional units of elective courses to meet the 60 unit requirement. Upon successful completion students will be prepared for certification by the AWWA as well as the State Department of Health. Students will also have the background to advance in the Supply Water Industry including water purification. The degree requires completion of Water Supply 4 and 5 (6 units total), water purification courses.

Core courses directly related to green technology include:

    ; WATER 4 Water Purification I (Potable)

    ; WATER 5 Water Purification II (Potable)

    ; WASTE 15 Wastewater Operations IV (Basic Laboratory Analyses)

    ; WASTE 18 Water and Wastewater Mathematics

Wastewater Technology AS Degree

    The Water Systems Technology program at Trade-Tech offers students a choice of two concentrations within water systems industry. The Wastewater option offers courses focusing on preliminary, primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment systems as well as disinfection methods, solids treatment, and solids and effluent disposal practices.

    The Associate in Science degree in Wastewater Technology may be earned by completing the required courses listed below, 30 units of general education courses listed in Graduation Plan A, and 9 additional units of elective courses to meet the 60 unit requirement. In the State of California, there are five operator grade levels of profession in operating and maintaining publicly owned wastewater treatment facilities. Each grade level requires passing an examination administered by the State, after meeting qualifying experience and educational requirements. An Associates degree and 6 years of performance of an operator duty while holding a certificate, qualifies a person to be promoted to grade five level. Upon completion of the degree, students will have the potential for securing high-paying jobs.

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    Core courses directly related to green technology are listed below. These courses have been approved by the California State Water Resource Control Board and are eligible for eight (8) educational points, for each 3 unit course completed, toward the Wastewater Treatment Plat Operators Certification educational requirements.

    ; WASTE 12 Wastewater Operations I

    ; WASTE 13 Wastewater Operations II

    ; WASTE 14 Wastewater Operations III

    ; WASTE 15 Wastewater Operations IV (Basic Laboratory Analyses)

    ; WASTE 16 Wastewater Operations V (Mechanics, Fluids, Electricity)

    ; WASTE 17 Wastewater Operations VI (Public Health, Environment, and

    Management)

    ; WASTE 18 Water and Wastewater Mathematics

For more information on Water Technology programs and courses:

    ; See pages 216-218 of the College’s online catalog at:

    http://www.lattc.edu/lattc/catalog/index.pdf

    ; Contact the Department Chair, Xenia Wright, 213.763.7296,

    WrightXV@lattc.edu

    ; For a schedule of Waste Water Technology courses offered spring 2009 click

    here.

    ; For a schedule of Waste Supply Technology courses offered spring 2009 click

    here.

Current Green Courses and/or Content

    ARCHITECTURE

    All Architecture courses include “green” course content covering sustainability principles, materials. As such, at least 5% of course content in Architecture courses is green-related. In addition, the following courses have more substantial green-related content as indicated.

ENV 101 Environmental Design

    Basic architectural elements, form and composition are studies mainly through two-dimensional drawing

    media to organize space. Some two-dimensional concepts are translated and transformed into a three-

    dimensional conceptual model. Emphasis is placed in analytic techniques and problem solving in the design process. Sustainable design principles are covered.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 50%

ARCH 151 Materials of Construction

    A study is made of the basic building materials, such as wood, steel, concrete, and masonry, and their uses in the construction field. Non-structural materials such as glass, roofing, plastics and paint are explored, as well as the sixteen divisions of construction. Green building materials are reviewed.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 80%

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ARCH 152 Equipment of Building

    A study of principles involved in the design and application of mechanical equipment to buildings for plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical power distribution, illumination, vertical transportation and acoustic systems. Green building materials are reviewed.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 80%

INT 200 Architectural Interiors

    A study is made using a “small house project” layout, livability, functionality, size, orientation, cost, furnishing, equipment, ornamentation and future inhabitants. The “small house project” is put in context

    through a brief history of American shelters their construction types and styles. At this point in the

    course, the student is ready for developing, retrofitting, adding and remodeling the “small house project” including basic construction details. Residential construction problems are explored with an emphasis placed in functional design. Sustainable design principles are covered.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 80%

ARCH 202 Basic Architectural Design II

    This course explores creative architectural design through the planning of buildings and public spaces with concern for function, orientation, structure and materials. Sustainable design principles are covered.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 70%

ARCH 342 Metropolitan Access Planning Systems II (MAP/GIS)

    CAD, GIS, Data Systems and Internet in one course. GIS technology and related digital technologies are used to explore Intelligent drawings, as well as, drawings that have multiple types of information associated

    with them. Data collection will be used to evaluate environment of the city. Sustainable design principles are covered.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 60%

* See Also Drafting

    For a schedule of Architecture Technology courses offered spring 2009 click here.

    BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES

    All Building Construction Techniques courses include “green” course content covering sustainability principles, materials, and practices including energy efficiency, mitigating impact of construction on environment, and reducing waste. As such, at least 5% of course content in Building Construction Techniques courses is green-related. In addition, the following courses have more substantial green-related content as indicated.

BLDGCTQ 10 CADD for Sustainable Landscape Design

    Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CADD) applications specific to landscape professionals. Includes introduction to CADD skills, block functions, Internet applications, three-dimensional design, presentation

    drawings, building systems, working drawings, and working drawing coordination.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 80%

*For other construction-related green courses, see also Carpentry, Electrical and Construction Maintenance, Plumbing, and Refrigeration and Air Condition courses.

     For a schedule of Building Construction Techniques courses offered spring 2009 click here

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    CARPENTRY

All courses in the Carpentry program include “green” course content covering sustainability

    principles, materials, and practices including energy efficiency, mitigating impact of construction on environment, and reducing waste. As such, at least 5% of course content in Carpentry courses is green-related.

CRPNTRY 117 Construction Materials

    This course focuses on building materials such as concrete, steel and a variety of woods used for exterior and interior carpentry finish. Insulation, flashing, roof covering, interior and exterior wall covering, wood trim and other finish materials in residential construction are studied. Rough and finish hardware such as nails, screws, bolts, timber fasteners, gang nailing, power fastening, powder actuated fasteners, joist

    hangers, clips and installation methods are also reviewed. Green building materials are reviewed.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 5%

CRPNTRY 118 Materials

    This course explores materials such as wood, lumber, sheet materials, fasteners, hardware, glass,

    laminates, hangers, and clips. Lumber grades and sizes and methods of installation are also covered. Green building materials are reviewed.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 5%

CRPNTRY 123 Basic House Construction

    Instruction includes building layout and the use of the transit; floor, wall and the roof framing; application of existing building codes and wood stair layout and framing. Construction of large scale models of typical one-story, two- story and split level houses are explored. Green house construction principles are

    reviewed.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 5%

CRPNTRY 126 Construction II

    This course focuses on principles of estimating, quantity take-off, material and labor costs, bidding

    procedures, remodeling and new residential and commercial construction. Green construction principles are reviewed.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 5%

CRPNTRY 144 Residential Exterior Finish

    Training is provided in principles and skills in residential exterior finish work. Instruction includes siding,

    stucco, roof covering and window installation, and green materials installation.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 5%

CRPNTRY 240 Building Construction Specialties

    This course focuses on drafting and interpreting plans, construction method and techniques as they relate to

    building codes, building layout, foundation construction, green construction, exterior and interior carpentry techniques as well as residential framing.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 5%

*For other construction-related green courses, see also Building Construction Techniques, Electrical and Construction Maintenance, Plumbing, and Refrigeration and Air Condition courses.

     For a schedule of Carpentry courses offered spring 2009 click here

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    CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY

CHEM T 131 Industrial Processes

    Chemical manufacturing industries are major contributors that affect our local and global environment. This course is designed to give an in-depth study of the most current traditional and green chemical technology concepts and principles that are having a significant affect on both the chemical industry and our environment. State and federal regulations and policies concerning laboratory testing, safety, waste

    minimization and disposal are a few of the areas of interest to be studied. Emerging green chemical industry processes will be explored and related laboratory analysis will be performed. Industry partners will participate as guest lecturers and on-site advisors for this newly emerging area. An intensive learning environment will be offered to the student in the area of environmental industry standards for test analysis that monitor a more “green” friendly environment and verify sustainability. The students will perform real

    industry hands-on laboratory testing using the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) test methods and others.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 20%

    For a schedule of Chemical Technology courses offered spring 2009 click here

    COMMUNITY PLANNING

COMPLAN 71 Green Building Basics for Developers

    Students will learn the purpose, principles and process for planning and developing LEED certified buildings.

    Students analyze: the elements of a LEED certification check-list, the cost of LEED, sustainable site

    selection, and operational issues, including water efficiency, transportation and energy credits, renewable technologies. Learn about the requirements for taking the LEED exam.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

    For a schedule of Community Planning courses offered spring 2009 click here

    DRAFTING

DRAFT 10 CADD for Sustainable Landscape Design

    Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CADD) applications specific to landscape professionals. Includes introduction to CADD skills, block functions, Internet applications, three-dimensional design, presentation

    drawings, building systems, working drawings, and working drawing coordination.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 80%

     For a schedule of Drafting courses offered spring 2009 click here

    DIESEL TECHNOLOGY

DIESLTK 301 Introduction to Alternative fuels & Hybrid Vehicle Technology

    This course provides an introduction to various alternative fuel technologies being used in the automotive and heavy-duty diesel fields. Covers description and basic operation of Ethanol, Biodiesel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), Fuel Cell and hybrid vehicle technologies.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

     For a schedule of Diesel Technology courses offered spring 2009 click here

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    ELECTRCIAL CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

ECONMT 105 Fundamentals of Solar Electricity

    This course is designed students interested in a career in the solar industry. The fundamental principles and

    functions of photo voltaic industry will be introduced. This course covers planning, installation, maintenance and all the necessary components for a photo voltaic system. The transmission and distribution of electric power will be reviewed. Basic concepts of electricity, identification, functions and operations of components will be surveyed.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

ECONMT 110 Renewable Energy Systems

    This course covers energy basics, solar basics: active and passive solar, solar-thermal and solar-electric;

    wind; water (hydropower, wave and tidal power); biofuel and biomass resources; geothermal power; energy storage and hydrogen fuel cells. Both large and small scale, grid interactive and stand alone systems

    will be discussed. Energy collection, site evaluation, design analysis of various systems, material use, and methods of construction ("green building") will also be covered, along with overviews of California and US energy policy and global energy use.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

ECONMT 159 Programmable Logic Controls

    This course is a survey of the various types of robots presently being used in industry. Topics covered include principal types of robots, robotic programming, and interfacing. Main physical components, practical

    uses and applications are explored. Sustainable systems are covered.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 10%

ECONMT 164 Sustainable Lighting Principles and Practices

    The design of sustainable residential and commercial lighting systems. Including both indoor and outdoor

    applications. Utilizing drawings, lumen calculations, traditional and energy efficient light sources, color,

    lamp type, efficiency and maintenance requirements of lighting systems.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

ECONMT 187 Advanced Programmable Controllers

    This course focuses on advanced programmable controller techniques including ladder logic and Boolean algebra in a hands-on laboratory environment, including controllers for green electronic systems.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 10%

ECONMT 205 Solar Energy Installation & Maintenance Principles and Practices

    This course is designed for individuals that have the basic electrical and mechanical skills of an energy technician or electrician and are looking to expand into the renewable energy field. This is a hands on class to develop the fundamental principles and practices for installation and maintenance of solar, wind, and similar renewable energy systems. This course covers basic planning, installation, and maintenance of the

    necessary components for various renewable energy systems.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

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ECONMT 210 Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation

    This class provides a study of the measurement and control of temperature, pressure, level, flow, humidity and other factors that can be analyzed and controlled. It includes a study of instrumentation symbols, Process and Instrumentation Diagrams, and the use of pneumatic and electric sensors, transmitters, controllers, valves, actuators, positioners, Programmable Logic Controllers, and computers to implement control strategy, including green technologies. Processes used to mitigate impact on the environment are covered.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 10%

*For other construction-related green courses, see also Building Construction Techniques, Carpentry, Plumbing, and Refrigeration and Air Condition courses.

     For a schedule of Electrical Construction and Maintenance courses offered spring 2009 click here

    GENERAL EDUCATION

HEALTH 11 Principles of Healthful Living

    This course includes a module on environmental health. Content includes conserving energy and improving the air, saving the ozone layer, reducing garbage, reducing chemical pollution and toxic waste, saving water, and preserving wildlife and natural environment, biodiversity, and reducing noise pollution.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 6%

HUMAN 1 (Humanities 1) Cultural Patterns of Western Civilization

    Course includes elements of human experience that relate to humans role as custodians of the earth. Content includes origins of natural oil and how the use of oil leads to escalating world conflicts and the

    availability and use of alternative methods of transportation.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 10%

    OPERATIONS MAINTENANCE

OPMAINT 228 Steam Plant Operation I

    Related engineering information concerning high pressure steam plants in office buildings and industrial

    establishments are studied in this course. Emphasis is given to steam power plant, use of steam tables, types of boilers, construction of boilers, boiler accessories, settings for combustion equipment and heating surfaces; operation of steam boilers and the combustion of fuels. Includes content on green technologies.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 10%

OPMAINT 229 Steam Plant Operation II

    Instruction is given in steam engines, valve operating mechanisms and governors, and operating characteristics of steam engines. Course covers steam turbines, pumps, and auxiliary power plant equipment, steam plant efficiencies, boiler water treatment, troubleshooting, and power transmission. Completion of this second course prepares trainee to take Los Angeles City examination for steam

    engineer's license. Includes content on green technologies.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 10%

NOTE: The following courses are Apprenticeship courses and available only to

    individuals who are in an apprenticeship program.

OPMA APP 703 Computers In Energy Management For Apprentices

    This course introduces the apprentice building engineer to the computer as it is used to control the environment in modern buildings. The control of the environment includes monitoring the safety and energy

    usage in industrial and institutional buildings.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 20%

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OPMA APPR 720 Heating and Ventilation Plant Operation For Apprentices

    Training is given in the operation of systems to provide quality air to indoor environments and abide by

    Indoor Air quality (IAQ) requirements.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 20%

OPMA APPR 730 Safety and Energy Management For Apprentices

    The fundamentals of energy conservation as applied to commercial, residential, institutional and industrial

    buildings; the optimal operation of these systems to conserve energy are reviewed. The emphasis of the course is on the changes that an operating engineer can make to conserve energy and protect the environment.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 80%

OPMA APPR 744 Refrigeration and A/C Controls for Apprentices

    The fundamentals of energy conservation as applied to commercial, residential, institutional and industrial buildings; the optimal operation of these systems to conserve energy are reviewed. The emphasis of the

    course is on the changes that an operating engineer can make to conserve energy and protect the environment.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 20%

    For a schedule of Operations Maintenance courses offered spring 2009 click here

    PLUMBING

PLUMBNG 250 Design and Construction Specialties

    Instruction is given in plumbing layout drawing, blueprint reading, principles and practices of water supply

    and distribution, special waste piping practices, use of elementary backflow prevention devices, plumbing installation techniques, introductory principles and practices of solar domestic water heating. Includes

    content on green technologies. New materials used to reduced impact on the environment are covered.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 40%

*For other construction-related green courses, see also Building Construction Techniques, Carpentry, Electrical and Construction Maintenance, and Refrigeration and Air Condition courses.

     For a schedule of Plumbing courses offered spring 2009 click here

    REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING/HVAC

REF A/C 141 Applied Refrigeration and Air Conditions

    This course focuses on Chemistry as applied to the HVAC and R industry. Areas covered include hydronics, heating and cooling load calculations, control wiring, introduction to the uniform mechanical code, pneumatic controls, troubleshooting approaches, and employment. Includes content on green technologies.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 10%

REF A/C 165 Thermal Energy Storage and Heat Recovery

    Thermal energy storage and heat recovery principles of TES and basic definitions are the focus of study in

    this course. Load profile and electric cost are introduced and system design including space requirements and component election based on load profiles and costs are covered.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

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REF A/C 208 Refrigerant Management - EPA 608 Certification

    This course is a preparatory course for the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Type I, II, III, and the Universal Certification. Students are trained in refrigerant management including the EPA Section 608

    ruling, the Montreal Protocol, Ozone Depletion and Global Warming. Note: Certification testing is will be available at the end of the semester for an additional fee.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

REF A/C 210 Refrigeration System Efficiency Factors

    This course covers factors that impede or enhance refrigeration systems for maximum energy efficiency.

    The course also covers controls, systems, and processes of energy efficient refrigeration systems.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

REF A/C 250 Indoor Air Quality

    This course emphasizes on operation of systems to provide quality air to indoor environments. AQMD requirements and pending regulations are reviewed. Organizing and implementing maintenance programs that include indoor air quality assessment and air balancing HVAC systems are covered. Includes content on energy conservation and green technologies.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 30%

*For other construction-related green courses, see also Building Construction Techniques, Carpentry, Electrical and Construction Maintenance, and Plumbing courses.

    For a schedule of Refrigeration A/C courses offered spring 2009 click here

    SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

SWM TEK 101 Introduction to Solid Waste Management

    This course offers instruction in the fundamentals of solid waste management including characteristics of solid wastes, refuse storage, collection, transportation, and disposal methods, financing methods and solid

    waste planning.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 30%

SWM TEK 102 Collection Systems, Routing, & Management

    This course offers in-depth instruction in the techniques and fundamentals involved in efficient solid waste routing, which includes topographical variables such as: alleys, one-way streets, hilly areas, downtown

    areas and residential communities. The course includes a bold approach to routing for mechanized solid waste collection activities, as well as an overview of routing to affect increased productivity, cost reduction,

    public relations through proper route planning and safety.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 30%

SWM TEK 107 Waste Reduction & Recycling

    This course is an introduction to the Science of Resource Recovery. It presents a broad overview of the

    methods and techniques, equipment and facilities required in recovery processes. Emphasis is placed on costs and management of the recovery process. Nuclear and non-nuclear types of resource recoveries are

    studied.

    Percent of Green Course Content: 100%

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