Jan 12, 2011

Keiser University Offers Online Aquatic Engineering Program

Two-year program now includes instruction on energy efficiency and eco-friendly technology

Keiser University eCampus announced its 2011 class schedule for students interested in enrolling in the Associate of Science two-year Aquatic Engineering Degree Program available through its eCampus online degree program center. The program, now in its seventh year, has a strong student following because it allows students to earn their degree while they work, and offers excellent employment opportunities post-graduation. Each class is offered in a one-month module. Effective 2011, new energy efficiency and eco-friendly technologies will be introduced in each module.

Students who enroll are involved in one-on-one online education with the instructor and online dialogue with other students. Each week, students participate in learning activities, reading assignments, threaded discussion topics, weekly live chat rooms and Webliography assignments. The students receive prompt feedback and responses to their questions within 24 hours. Students also will learn more about the business of managing aquatic facilities, service and pool and spa retail stores during each module. The online format makes it possible to offer a global study program that enables schedule flexibility and increased access to those currently employed.

The 12-month schedule of Aquatic Engineering degree courses for 2011 is as follows:

• Jan. 3 to 28: Advanced Water Chemistry;
• Jan. 31 to Feb. 25: Hydraulics Technology;
• Feb. 28 to March 25: Filtration Technology;
• March 28 to April 22: Cleaning Technology;
• May 2 to 28: Heating Technology;
• May 31 to June 24: Electrical Technology;
• June 27 to July 22: Lighting Technology;
• July 25 to Aug. 20: Pool Design;
• Aug. 29 to Sept. 23: Methods of Construction;
• Sept. 26 to Oct. 21: Architectural Landscape Design;
• Oct. 24 to Nov. 18: Pool Operation Strategies; and
• Nov. 21 to Dec. 17: Basic Chemistry.

The Keiser University Aquatic Engineering Degree is 60 semester hours. Each student is required to complete 36 credit hours of major courses and 24 credit hours of general education courses. The degree program encourages students to broaden their knowledge in all aspects of swimming pool and spa management and operation. It is offered exclusively online, making the degree program available to the national and international community of pool and spa professionals, and those who seek employment in the field.

For more information, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu and click on online education.