Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Introduction to Water Treatment

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO/WATER TREATMENT

 Department:    ENVC

 Course #:    250

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6.25

 CIP:    150506

 EPC:    862

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Focuses on training water treatment operators in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining water treatment facilities. Includes water sources, reservoir management, infrastructure needs, and water safety.


Prerequisite: ENVC 101 and WMATH 100.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 33

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. Become familiar with various water sources for drinking water.
  2. Calculate water volumes for reservoir management.
  3. Use coagulation, flocculation, and sedimentation for water treatment.
  4. Use disinfection, filtration, and taste and odor control methods to obtain safe drinking water.
  5. Conduct laboratory procedures.
  6. Use chemical procedures to manage the quality of drinking water.
  7. Understand safety procedures.
  8. Become familiar with plant instrumentation and control systems.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

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. Water sources and treatment needs.
  2. Reservoir management and infrastructure.
  3. Coagulation, flocculation, and sedimentation.
  4. Filtration and disinfection.
  5. Taste and odor control.
  6. Laboratory procedures.
  7. Water quality management techniques.
  8. Instrumentation and control systems.
  9. Drinking water regulations.