Water Treatment Plant Operations Class C & B Training Course - Online (CB-DW) - Course 6623

Water Treatment Plant Operations Class C & B Training Course - Online (CB-DW)


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Attributes
  • TREEO FDEP OCP 04171162: CEUs 14.4 DW DS
Coordinator Taylor Greene     email: tgreene@treeo.ufl.edu     phone: (352) 392-9570 or (352) 294-3874
Description

This University of Florida Training, Research, and Education for Environmental Occupations (UF TREEO) course on C/B Drinking Water Treatment Operations is recognized by Florida's Department of Environmental Protection as a prerequisite for taking the "C" and "B" level drinking water operator certification exams. This course provides 144 contact hours, or 14.4 CEUs. 

The purpose of this course is to provide instruction in the fundamental principles involved in water treatment plant operation. Water treatment practices vary widely across the country; however, a number of distinct processes can usually be identified in any treatment plant. This course deals with both theoretical and practical aspects of these processes, and is intended to provide the basic knowledge necessary for you to begin a career in the water treatment field.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  •  Recognize the responsibilities of drinking water treatment plant operation and control.

  •  Identify safe operational procedures, sampling, and laboratory testing techniques.

  •  Summarize the basic biology, bacteriology, mathematics, and chemistry associated with drinking water treatment.

  •  Develop test taking skills by completing the quizzes that cover the material discussed in each lesson.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Unlike a traditional classroom-based course, you do not need to show up to class at a specific time every day to participate in this online course. Instead, you need to complete the online lesson presentations, reading, assignments, and quizzes/tests. Although some of these activities will be ungraded, you are still required to complete them.

This fully online course is designed to be flexible and self-paced. The lesson sequence used in this on-line course generally follows the chapter sequence in the course manuals, "Water Treatment Plant Operation, A Field Study Training Program", Volumes I and II. The course consists of 3 modules that are broken up into a total of 23 lessons. The content of the course is as follows:

 

Course Content

How Often?

Required?

Graded?

Readings

Several in each lesson, 23 lessons total

Yes

No

Videos

Several in each lesson, 23 lessons total

Yes

No

Vocabulary Flashcards

Once in each lesson, 23 total

Yes

No

Written Assignments

Once in each lesson, 23 total

Yes

No

Practice Quizzes

Once in each lesson, 23 total

Yes

No

Module Tests

At the end of each module, 3 total

Yes

Yes

Final Exam

Once at the end of the course, 1 total

Yes

Yes

 

TEST AND EXAM DETAILS

All tests/exams consist only of multiple choice questions, which is meant to simulate the types of questions you’ll encounter on your state exam.

The tests/exams are closed book; you should not use your textbook, study notes, or the online content while taking your tests/exams. You should use a calculator and your mathematical formula sheets for all tests/exams.

Test/Exam

Graded?

Time Allowed

Number of Questions

Number of Attempts

Required Grade

Chapter Practice Tests (23 total)

No

Unlimited

10

Unlimited

Not Graded

Module Tests

(3 total)

Yes

Unlimited

50

2 attempts per test

At least 70%

Final Exam

Yes

3 hours

100

1 attempt

At least 70%

 

Who Should Enroll

Anyone interested in gaining knowledge of operation and maintenance of a community drinking water system including owners, managers, supervisors, chief operators, shift operators, trainees, laboratory personnel and maintenance workers of a municipal drinking water treatment system. This course Is Approved to take the FDEP Class C and Class B Drinking Water Operator exams.  Your certificate of completion is good for five years. So you need to take you state exam for C and B (if interested) within this period.

COMPLETION OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

Instructions will be available in your online course for how to view and print your certificate of successful completion once you have met the following requirements:

  •  Complete all assignments
  •  Score at least 70% on each test/exam
  •  Earn an overall course grade of at least 70%

ADDITIONAL POLICIES

UNIVERSITY POLICY ON ACCOMMODATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Students requesting accommodation for disabilities must contact UF Professional Development (questions@dce.ufl.edu) Accommodations are not retroactive, therefore, students should contact the office before registering for the course.

 

UNIVERSITY POLICY ON ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

Academic honesty and integrity are fundamental values of the University community. Students should be sure that they understand the UF Student Honor Code at https://www.dso.ufl.edu/sccr/process/student-conduct-honor-code/.

 

Required Textbooks (included with registration fee)

"Water Treatment Plant Operation, A Field Study Program", Volume 1, sixth edition, 2008

"Water Treatment Plant Operation, A Field Study Program", Volume 2, sixth edition, 2015

These manuals will arrive within two weeks of signing up for the class.

 

Additional Learning Aids

This course requires use of various math skills. If you feel that you need a refresher on basic math skills, we highly recommend that you take some time to watch videos and do practice problems at khanacademy.org . It is free to set up an account and track your progress.

Please visit khanacademy.org  and sign up for a free account beforedoing any of the practice listed below.

Khan Academy Early Math Practice 

Khan Academy Arithmetic Practice 

Khan Academy Pre-Algebra Practice 

 

Vocabulary Flashcards

You will find links to this page throughout the course to help you practice your Glossary terms for each chapter.

Tips for Studying:

Click the card to flip it to its other side.

·         Click the speaker icon in the top right corner of each set to have the current card read to you.

·         Click Options in the top right corner of each set of flashcards to change which side of the card you see and to shuffle the cards.

·         Click Choose a Study Mode in the bottom right corner of each set to play different study games.

Mobile App

Have a smartphone or tablet? Download the Quizlet app so you can study your flashcards anywhere

Once you log in, search for CB-DW and the card sets for this course should be listed.

Videos

There are videos to watch at the end of several chapters.

Students, please be aware to qualify for the state exam you will need either a high school diploma or a FL Dept. of Education approved GED. Online GED's are not accepted by FDEP.

Students must sign up separately for the state Level-C Exam. For more information about the state exam, go to the FDEP Website.

Requirements for Online Courses:

  • You should be computer literate and familiar with PC-based systems to participate in the online courses.
  • Prepayment is required before you will receive log-in information, including address and password.
  • You must provide an email address at time of registration/payment.
  • Course must be completed within one year from date of registration. Certificate will be issued on the date you pass the final exam.
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Registration:

  • Registration is a two-step process.
  • You will register for the course and then you will immediately be taken to a second screen that sets up your UFID and GatorLink account.
  • UF Identifier: UFID: In 2003 UF replaced the use of social security numbers as a person's primary identification number (UFID). Your UFID is assigned to you by the university, and becomes the identifier for all transactions and services where personally identifiable information is needed.
  • A GatorLink username and password is required for access to most UF information systems. GatorLink accounts are provided to individuals with active affiliations with the University as recorded in the UF Identity Registry.
  • To get verification for Gatorlink via text you need to use your cell phone number when registering.

System Requirements:

  • Pentium computer or comparable
  • Speakers and soundcard
  • Internet Connection – 28.8 minimum
  • Web browser – Netscape Navigator 4.0 or newer or Internet Explorer 4.0 or newer
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or higher (Download free from WebCT site.)

 

 

 

This is an entry level course for the student just beginning studies in the water treatment field. This course covers the fundamental principles involved in water treatment plant operation. Water treatment practices vary widely in different areas of the country; however, a limited number of distinct processes can usually be identified in any treatment plant.

After completing the course, you will:

  • Understand the responsibilities of water treatment plant operation and control.
  • Develop skills in safe operational procedures, sampling, and laboratory testing techniques.
  • Become familiar with the basic biology, bacteriology, mathematics, and chemistry associated with water treatment
  • Develop skills in taking tests covering the material discussed in each lesson.

Delivery Mode:Flexible/Online (aim to complete a maximum of 3 lessons per week)

Prerequisites: None required

Course Outline

There are 14 lessons in this course. Each lesson deals with a treatment process that may be encountered in any water plant. The sequence in which each topic is addressed generally follows the sequence of processes used in a typical water treatment plant.

Assessment and Grading

Course assessment consists of multiple choice quizzes after each lesson. There are two exams taken online in this course: a mid-course AND a final exam. There are NO proctored exams.