SRJC Course Outlines

9/15/2019 12:32:00 AMWTR 103 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WTR 103Title:  INTRO WTR SCI OPERATORS  
Full Title:  Introduction to Water Sciences for Operators
Last Reviewed:1/26/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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 103

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to chemistry, biology, bacteriology, hydraulics, and electricity as related to the fields of water treatment technology, water distribution technology, and waste water treatment technology. Introduces concepts applied in certification preparation courses.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to chemistry, biology, bacteriology, hydraulics, and electricity as related to fields of water treatment technology, water distribution technology, and waste water treatment technology. Introduces concepts applied in certification preparation courses.  
(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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Compute and compare the variables in the flow equation Q=VA.
2. Explain, demonstrate, and convert between water pressure and height of
   water column.
3. Demonstrate, analyze, and estimate static pressure at any elevation
   from a water distribution system profile.
4. Define, demonstrate, analyze, and compare two ways of imparting kinetic
   energy to water.
5. Explain and compare two ways of dissipating kinetic energy from water.
6. Define, demonstrate, and differentiate primary, secondary, and tertiary
   wastewater treatment.
7. Compare and contrast aerobic and anaerobic wastewater treatment.
8. Describe, assess, and summarize aqueous ionization of chlorine,
   ammonia, and carbon dioxide.
9. Explain and evaluate the relationship between disinfection and
   coliform testing.
10. Describe, explain, demonstrate, and compare and measure volts, ohms,
    and amps.
11. Summarize Ohm's Law, identify the variables, and solve for each.
12. Describe and interpret electrical "ground".
13. Describe, demonstrate, and differentiate AC and DC.
14. Explain and evaluate induction and its use in transformers.
15. Describe, differentiate, and evaluate drinking water MCLs (maximum
    contaminant levels) for chemical impurities.
16. Describe, measure, and evaluate NPDES (National Pollution Discharge
    Elimination System) permit effluent limits for chemical pollutants.  

Topics and Scope
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I.   Flow Definition and Equation
II.  Pressure Head (height of water column)
    A. Elevation
    B. Static pressure
    C. Water distribution system profile
III. Velocity Head (kinetic energy)
    A. Imparting
    B. Dissipating
IV.  Wastewater Treatment
    A. Primary
    B. Secondary
       1. aerobic
       2. anaerobic
       3. photosynthesis
    C. Tertiary
    D. Disinfection
       1. coliform testing
       2. chlorination
       3. ultraviolet radiation
V.   Aqueous Ionization
    A. Ammonia
    B. Carbon dioxide
    C. Chlorine
VI.  Electricity
    A. Current, voltage and resistance
    B. Direct and alternating current
    C. Ground
    D. Induction
    E. Ohm's law
VII. Impurities in Water
    A. Maximum concentration limits
    B. Effluent limitations  

Assignments:
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1. Reading, approximately 10 - 20 pages per week, based on eight week course.
2. Homework problems related to hydraulic, electrical and chemistry calculations.
3. Quizzes (4-6); 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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 45%
Homework problems
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
40 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Class participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Water Treatment: Principles and Design; Crittendon, Trussell, Hand, Howe and Tchobanoglous; Wiley; 2012
Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook; Lauer (Editor); 4/e; 2013
Instructor prepared materials

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