SRJC Course Outlines

9/15/2019 7:06:38 PMWTR 101 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WTR 101Title:  INTRO TO WATER CAREERS  
Full Title:  Introduction to Water Careers
Last Reviewed:1/26/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ENVT 101

Catalog Description:
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Introduces the water cycle with focus on Sonoma County water resources and water needs.  Explores local career opportunities in the fields of water treatment technology, water distribution technology, and waste water treatment technology.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduces the water cycle with focus on Sonoma County water resources and water needs.  Explores local career opportunities in the fields of water treatment technology, water distribution technology, and waste water treatment technology.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Explain water cycle concepts with a focus on Sonoma County water resources and needs.
2.  Evaluate careers in water treatment technology.
 

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1. Differentiate between ground water and surface water.
2. Define and contrast runoff, evaporation, and percolation.
3. Differentiate and rank sources of dissolved minerals and bacteria in
   water supplies.
4. Differentiate and analyze water quality and quantity in wells, rivers,
   and the ocean.
5. Define and summarize responsibilities of water distributors and water
   and waste water treatment plant operators.
6. Evaluate and summarize requirements for government certification as a
   water treatment plant operator, water distributor, or waste water
   treatment plant operator.
7. Identify and inventory major water uses and users in Sonoma County.
8. Distinguish among and summarize Environmental Technology course
   offerings.
9. Access information about local career opportunities in the fields of
   water treatment and water distribution technology.  

Topics and Scope
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I. Water Cycle
  A. Evaporation
  B. Precipitation
  C. Percolation
     1. Agricultural Water Use
     2. Ground Water
     3. Dissolved Minerals
        a. Natural Sources
        b. Anthropogenic Sources
           i. Petroleum
          ii. Pesticides
         iii. Acid Mine Drainage
     4. Wells
     5. Municipal and Domestic Water Use
  D. Runoff
     1. Rivers
     2. Aquatic Organisms
        a. Fish
        b. Birds
        c. Mammals
        d. Micro organisms
        e. Water-borne diseases
     3. Reservoirs
     4. Sonoma County Water Agency Ranney Collectors
     5. Wastewater Discharges
  E. Ocean
     1. Industrial Water Use
     2. Potential for municipal water use
II. Sonoma County Water Professions
  A. Water Treatment Plant Operators
     1. Introduction to Water Treatment Technologies
     2. Responsibilities
     3. California State Certification
  B. Water Distribution Operators
     1. Introduction to Water Distributions Technologies
     2. Responsibilities
     3. California State Certification
  C. Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
     1. Introduction to Waste Water Treatment Technologies
     2. Responsibilities
     3. California State Certification
  D. Careers
     1. Opportunities
     2. Sources of information
     3. Other profession and education opportunities  

Assignments:
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1. Reading: approximately 40 pages for the duration of the course
2. Online research project: research some aspect of the field and
determine who is offering jobs. Compile information.
3. One quiz; final exam.  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Write research report, approximately two pages.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Research project.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials, updated for Fall 2015

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