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BIOS 1150 - Wastewater Treatment


Academic Division: Health Sciences 
Academic Discipline: Bioscience Technology
Course Coordinator: Jason Tucker, M.S
Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA PTA 
3 Credit(s)
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to wastewater treatment biotechnology.  Students will be introduced to mathematical and chemical concepts that will aid their understandings into the workings of a wastewater treatment facility.  An emphasis upon the management of a wastewater facility will also be discussed in the course.  Upon completion of the course, students will be able to sit for the Ohio EPA Class 1 wastewater 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. ​Discuss and identify the pollutants that are commonly observed at wastewater treatment facilities. 

​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 wastewater treatment operator. 

​Weekly online quizzes, cumulative final exam, cumulative final exam 

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

​Weekly online quizzes, midterm exam 1, cumulative final exam 

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

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

  1. ​Summarize the various treatment theories/practices that are employed at wastewater facilities. 

​Weekly online quizzes, midterm exams 1, 2 and 3, cumulative final exam 

  1. ​Identify and describe common wastewater sampling procedures and proper handling. 

​Weekly online quizzes, midterm exam 4, cumulative final exam 

  1. ​Explain the basic requirements and procedures of the wastewater chemical laboratory. 

​Weekly online quizzes, midterm exam 4, cumulative final exam 

  1. ​Discuss the regulations and guidance that governs wastewater policies and procedures as well as the legal responsibilities of a wastewater operator. 

​Weekly online quizzes, midterm exam 4, cumulative final exam 

  1. Discuss general management practices commonly associated with wastewater treatment facilities. 

Weekly online quizzes, midterm exam 4, cumulative final exam 



Topics:

​1 

​Introduction to Wastewater Treatment 

​1 

​2 

​Wastewater Plant Safety 

​2 

​3 

​Preliminary Treatment Strategies 

​3 

​4 

​Primary Treatment 

​4 

​5 

​Activated Sludge Systems I 

​5 

​6 

​Activated Sludge Systems II 

​5 

​7 

​Activated Sludge Systems III 

​5 

​8 

​Fixed Film Processes 

​6 

​9 

​Disinfection Processes 

​7 

​10 

​Lagoon Systems 

​8 

​11 

​Laboratory Procedures 

​9 

​12 

​Sampling Procedures 

​9 

​13 

​Plant Management 

​*** 

​14 

​Wastewater Mathematics I 

​*** 

​15 

​Wastewater Mathematics II 

​*** 

16 

Final Exam 


Assignments:
  • Weekly online quizzes (Weeks 1-15) 
  • Math online quizzes (as assigned) 
  • Midterm exams (Weeks 5, 8, 11, and 14) 
  • 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:  Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants (Volume 1), Authors: Sacramento State,  Copyright Year: 2019, Edition: 8th Edition, ISBN: 0-13-568400-5 



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