Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Fluid Flow Laboratory

 Title Abbreviation:   FLUID FLOW LABORATORY

 Department:    ENVC

 Course #:    212

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    150506

 EPC:    862

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Focuses on the use of approved methods for collection, testing and reporting of results of samples taken to obtain data for submission to state and federal regulatory agencies. Use of appropriate methods for collection, testing and reporting of results of effluent samples used to control operation of Water and Wastewater Treatment plants.


Prerequisite: ENVC 101 and WMATH 100.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Work safely in a laboratory.
  2. Operate specific laboratory equipment.
  3. Collect representative samples of influents to and effluents from a treatment process as well as a sample of the process.
  4. Prepare samples for analysis.
  5. Perform plant control tests.
  6. Analyze plant effluent in accordance with NPDES permit requirements.
  7. Recognize shortcomings or precautions for plant control and NPDES tests.
  8. Record laboratory test results.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

Course Contents

  1. Laboratory Procedures.
  2. Safety and hygiene in the laboratory.
  3. Sampling.
  4. Laboratory procedures for plant control.
  5. Tests for activated sludge control.
  6. Laboratory procedures for NPDES monitoring.
  7. Coliform group bacteria.
  8. Dissolved Oxygen and Biochemical Oxygen Demand.
  9. Hydrogen Ion (pH).