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2021-2022 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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BIOS 1130 - Water Treatment


Academic Division:  Health Sciences
Academic Discipline: Bioscience Technology 
Course Coordinator: Jason Tucker, M.S.
Assistant Dean: Lessa Cox MBA, PTA
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to water treatment biotechnology.  Students will be introduced to mathematical and chemical concepts that will aid their understandings into the workings of a water treatment facility.  Upon completion of the course, students will be able to sit for the Ohio EPA Class 1 water operator certification exam. 
Required Prerequisite Course(s): BIOS 1010  ,BIOS 1030  , MATH 1110  

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent Course(s): CHEM 1030  




Student Learning Outcomes for Course
  1. Compare and differentiate primary and aesthetic contaminants that can be found in drinking water. 

Weekly online quizzes, midterm exams 1 and 2, cumulative final exam 

  1. Demonstrate the use and application of mathematical skills necessary to be a successful water treatment operator. 

Weekly online quizzes, cumulative final exam 

  1. Describe common safety policies and procedures that are associated with working as a water treatment operator. 

Weekly online quizzes, midterm exam 3, cumulative final exam 

  1. Explain the operation and maintenance of multiple machines and instruments critical to the successful operation of a water treatment facility. 

Weekly online quizzes, midterm exams 2 and 3, cumulative final exam 

  1. Explain water treatment techniques and their specific applications that are aimed at cleaning and maintaining appropriate drinking water standards. 

Weekly online quizzes, midterm exams 1 and 2, cumulative final exam 

  1. Define common public health notices, including violations and consumer confidence reports. 

Weekly online quizzes, midterm exam 3, cumulative final exam 

  1. Identify key regulations and monitoring practices and differentiate between the different categories of water treatment facilities. 

Weekly online quizzes, midterm exams 1 and 3, cumulative final exam 

  1. Discuss source water protection practices. 

Weekly online quizzes, midterm exams 1 and 3, cumulative final exam 

  1. Identify and describe common water sampling procedures. 

Weekly online quizzes, midterm exam 3, cumulative final exam 

  1. Discuss general management practices commonly associated with water treatment facilities as well as the legal responsibilities of a water treatment operator. 

Weekly online quizzes, cumulative final exam 



Topics:

​1 

​Introduction to Water Treatment 

​Volume 1, Chapter 1 

​2 

​Source Water 

​Volume 1, Chapter 2 

​3 

​Coagulation, Flocculation 

​Volume 1, Chapter 3 

​4 

​Sedimentation 

​Volume 1, Chapter 4 

​5 

​Filtration 

​Volume 1, Chapter 5 

​6 

​Disinfection 

​Volume 1, Chapter 6 

​7 

​Corrosion Control 

​Volume 1, Chapter 7 

​8 

​Softening 

​Volume 2, Chapter 2 

​9 

​Taste, Odor Control 

​Volume 1, Chapter 8 

​10 

​Iron, Magnesium Control 

​Volume 2, Chapter 3 

​11 

​Laboratory Procedures, Sampling 

​Volume 1, Chapter 9 

​12 

​Plant Maintenance 

​Volume 2, Chapter 8 

​13 

​Management 

​Volume 2, Chapter 9 

​14 

​Safety 

​Volume 2, Chapters 1, 8 

​15 

​Final review 

​*** 

16 

Final Exam 


Assignments:
  • Weekly online quizzes (Weeks 1-15) 
  • Math online quizzes (as assigned) 
  • Midterm exams (Weeks 5, 8 and 12) 
  • Final exam (Week 16) 

Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F


Statement on Diversity
NC State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal.

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation.


Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at http://catalog.ncstatecollege.edu/m

TEXTBOOK INFORMATION
Textbook:

Water Treatment Plant Operation (Volume 1), Authors: Sacramento State, Copyright Year: 2017, Edition: 7th, ISBN: 978-1-323-41617-4 

Water Treatment Plant Operation (Volume 2) ,Authors: Sacramento State, Copyright Year: 2017, Edition: 7th, ISBN: 978-0-13-666899-2 

Workbook(s) and/or Lab Manual:  None




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