Technical Science (TSCI)

TSCI 110. Intro to Water & Wastewater. 4 Credits.

Introduction to drinking water and sewerage/wastewater treatment systems. Topics include plant layout, process control, distribution and collection systems, federal and state regulations, facultative lagoons, and industrial treatment processes and laboratory procedures. The laboratory procedures are not the kinds of experiences that satisfy the laboratory science requirement. This course does not meet the laboratory science requirement.

TSCI 230. Intro to Groundwater Concepts. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic concepts governing groundwater including geology, chemistry, contamination, contaminant transport, and remediation techniques. Attention will be focused on the use of groundwater as a source for municipal supply. Includes some laboratory applications. The laboratory procedures are not the kinds of experiences that satisfy the laboratory science requirement. This course does not meet the laboratory science requirement.

TSCI 231. Wastewater Processes. 3 Credits.

An introduction to industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and preliminary, primary, and tertiary treatment processes and methods. Specific topics covered include characteristics of wastewater, sampling and testing procedures for wastewater analysis, sludge treatment and disposal, activated sludge process control, legal aspects of sewage disposal, chlorination records and report keeping, maintenance and operation, and safety. Concurrent enrollment in TSCI 232 is required. Prerequisites: TSCI 110, CHMY 121, and M 121.

TSCI 232. Wastewater Processes Lab. 2 Credits.

Laboratory and on-site activities associated with wastewater treatment and analysis. Concurrent enrollment in TSCI 231 is required. This course is taken in conjunction with the lecture portion of the course (TSCI 231) meets the laboratory science requirement. Course Fee: $20.00.
Course Fees: $21.50

TSCI 233. Water Treatment Processes. 3 Credits.

Water treatment processes including collection and distribution, sedimentation, filtration, chlorination, softening, aeration, fluoridation, corrosion and odor control, maintenance water bacteriology and chemistry, and basic hydraulics and electricity. Concurrent enrollment in TSCI 234 is required. Prerequisite: TSCI 231. Course Fee: $20.00.
Course Fees: $21.50

TSCI 234. Water Treatment Processes Lab. 2 Credits.

Laboratory and on-site activities associated with water treatment processes and water analysis. Concurrent enrollment in TSCI 233 is required. This course taken in conjunction with the lecture portion of the course (TSCI 233) meets the laboratory science requirement.

TSCI 279. Cooperative Education. 1-12 Credits.

TSCI 292. Independent Study. 1-12 Credits.

TSCI 298. Cooperative Education. 1-12 Credits.

A planned and supervised work-learning experience in industry, business, government, or community service agencies related to water quality studies. Prerequisites: TSCI 111, two semesters attendance and MSU-Norhtern, approval of advisor, Dean of the College of Education, Arts and Sciences, Nursing, and cooperative education coordinator. Pass/Fail only. This course does not meet the laboratory science requirement.

TSCI 304. Fuels and Lubricants. 3 Credits.

Petroleum products and their application to the fuel and lubricating requirements of automotive and diesel vehicles. Laboratory tests related to octane, distillation, volatility, viscosity, carbon residue, API degree, and dropping point of greases. Chemical analysis will be made by gas chromatography and infrared. Includes lecture and laboratory hours. This course does meet the laboratory science requirement.

TSCI 320. Environmental Analytical Tech. 2 Credits.

Focuses upon the chemical, physical, and biological analytical techniques that are commonly used in performing environmental health and water quality assessments, and involves extensive field and laboratory work. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: basic chemistry course. This course does meet the laboratory science requirement. Course Fee: $15.00.

TSCI 390. Special Topics. 1-12 Credits.

TSCI 399. Independent Study. 1-12 Credits.

TSCI 415. Pollution Prevention. 3 Credits.

An in-depth examination of the process of systematically developing and implementing a pollution prevention program, focusing on developing an awareness of technology applications which have potentially harmful environmental impacts. Case studies and field experience are included such as Decision Support Systems and Water Quality Models. This course does not meet the laboratory science requirement.

TSCI 420. Applied Water Quality Technolo. 3 Credits.

TSCI 479. Cooperative Education. 1-12 Credits.

TSCI 498. Cooperative Education. 1-12 Credits.

A planned and supervised work-learning experience extending the student's learning experience in industry, business, government, or community service agencies related to water quality studies. Prerequisites: Cooperative Education 298 or Junior standing and approval of advisor, Dean of the College of Education, Arts and Sciences, Nursing, and cooperative education coordinator. Pass/Fail only. This course does not meet the laboratory science requirement.

TSCI 499. Ind Study. 1-12 Credits.

TSCI 599. Independent Study. 1-12 Credits.