Overall Curriculum Outline
The combined outline represents a conceptual curriculum that includes a listing of materials developed under both the Practitioner and University Curriculum Projects and lays the ground work for further curriculum development in the future. The main headings of the outline are provided below. To view the entire outline, click on the Overall Combined Curriculum link above.
- Fundamental principles
- System and materials management
- Wastewater processes
- Soil and site evaluation
- On-site technology
- Troubleshooting and resolution
- Regulatory and permit issues
The Practitioner Curriculum
The Practitioner Curriculum is an effort to formalize and coordinate training opportunities for field practitioners. The goal of the curriculum is to
- Improve field practitioners’ abilities to effectively utilize onsite and decentralized technologies and improve the State of Practice (SOP)
- Enhance opportunities for the general population to make the best use of the decentralized approach to their community’s wastewater treatment requirements.
This project provides a consistent technical educational base from which to launch nationwide training programs, but the materials produced are readily electronically modifiable to address specific local needs. The materials currently developed include a Model Practitioner Curriculum that can be used to organize training programs as well as four detailed modules. The Practitioner Curriculum is available on CD-ROM with a navigational and organizational macro HERE.
To preview the materials in PDF format click on The Practitioner Curriculum link above.
The University Curriculum
Under the University Curriculum project, appropriate modules were developed for teaching a one-semester laboratory and field course in onsite/decentralized wastewater treatment and natural water reclamation systems. The target audience for the materials is third- and fourth-year engineering students. The modules can also be adapted for undergraduate and graduate-level university courses in Environmental Health and other non-engineering curricula. The University Curriculum is available on CD-ROM with a navigational and organizational macro HERE. The format is such that the materials are accessible and modifiable using software that instructors will have readily available.
To preview the materials in PDF format, click on The University Curriculum link above.