Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Current Issues in Water Policy

 Title Abbreviation:   CURRENT ISSUES/WATER POL

 Department:    ENVC

 Course #:    226

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    150506

 EPC:    862

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Current topics in U.S. water policies will be examined and evaluated. Water quality standards and the current regulatory environment will be of special interest.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify federal and state regulatory requirements for various water treatment systems.
  2. Identify the career possibilities and requirements for water treatment and wastewater operators.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.
0.4 Integrate concepts and analytical frameworks from multiple perspectives to develop one or more of the following: more comprehensive descriptions, multi-causal explanations, new interpretations, or deeper explorations of issues.
0.5 Analyze and reflect upon insights gained from integrating multiple perspectives in a purposeful project or experience.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

Course Contents

  1. Global water quality standards United Nations, European Union, and the U.S.
  2. Federal standards for drinking water standards.
  3. Federal standards for municipal waste water treatment.
  4. Washington State standards for drinking water quality.
  5. Washington State standards for waste water quality.
  6. Washington state regulations of drinking water facilities.
  7. Washington state regulations of wastewater facilities.
  8. Career opportunities in water treatment.
  9. Water quality regulations of well water.
  10. Water quality regulations of individual and rural water treatment systems.