May 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions & Competencies


The following are standard, approved subjects. Availability of any subject depends on the scheduling, program and student needs at the time. The receiving college or university determines the transferability of courses.

Course Types

Adjunct Adjunct courses may be temporary or experimental and may be used to fulfill elective credit in programs that lead to a degree or diploma. Adjunct courses may not be used to fulfill or substitute for required or option courses in any degree or program.

General Noncore courses identified as freshman-sophomore courses.

Open Occupationally specific courses corresponding to courses in certain professional programs at four-year institutions.

Voc/Tech Occupationally specific courses. Transferability is generally limited. Only 16 credits can apply to the AA/AS degree.

Core Traditional liberal arts courses in the first two years of a baccalaureate degree.

College preparatory (Coll Prep) College preparatory and skill building courses. College Preparatory courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.

P/F Indicates courses taken pass/fail.

Prerequisites Successful completion of a course or other criterion necessary for a student to succeed in a higher level course.

Corequisites A course that must be taken concurrently or prior to the course.

*An instructor may deny enrollment in or drop a student from a specific course if a course
Prerequisite has not been met.

 

Water Environmental Technology

  
  • WAT 101 - Water and Wastewater Basic Science

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech


    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, and Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment certification exams and by the Iowa Water Environment Association Certification Program for their Wastewater Collection certification exams.

    The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are:

    1. Evaluate Characteristics of Source Water
    2. Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes
    3. System Information/Components
    4. Laboratory Analyses
    5. Operate, Maintain, and Evaluate Equipment and Lift Stations
    6. Perform Security, Safety, and Administrative

     
    Competencies

    1. Assess general hydraulic principles
      1. Identify types of head and pressure
      2. Define head, pressure, velocity, and horsepower
      3. Measure head, pressure, velocity, and horsepower
      4. Perform calculations
    2. Explain hydrology
      1. Define the hydrologic cycle
      2. Identify the parts of the hydrologic cycle
    3. Outline biological science principles
      1. Define microbiology
      2. Identify the types of microbes important to water and wastewater, microbiological indicators, and water-borne pathogens 
    4. Describe general chemistry principles
      1. Define uses of the periodic chart
      2. Use the periodic chart to perform calculations
    5. List general chemical properties
    6. Explore physical science principles
      1. Identify the 3 states of matter
      2. Describe how these states of matter impact water and wastewater
    7. Describe principles of measurement
      1. Define units of measure
      2. Compare English and Metric Systems
      3. Perform accurate calculations using both the English and Metric Systems
    8. Describe general electrical principles
      1. Define electromotive force, resistance, conductance, power, and current
      2. Recognize the units of measurement for electromotive force, resistance, conductance, power, and current
      3. Calculate amps, volts, watts, and resistance

  
  • WAT 102 - Water and Wastewater Maintenance

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech


    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, and Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment certification exams and by the Iowa Water Environment Association Certification Program for their Wastewater Collection certification exams.

    The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are:

    1. Operate Equipment
    2. Maintain Equipment and Lift/Pumping Stations
    3. Evaluate Operation of Equipment
    4. Install Equipment

    Competencies
    1. Operate equipment
      1. Recognize proper operation practices, pipe fitting, and joining methods
      2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      3. Diagnose/troubleshoot equipment
      4. Recognize testing instruments
      5. Monitor equipment
      6. Calibrate equipment, instruments, and chemical feeders
      7. Perform physical measurements
      8. Identify piping material, type, and size
      9. Recognize quality control/quality assurance practices
      10. Complete proper start-up an shut-down procedures
    2. Assess equipment
      1. Inspect equipment
      2. Maintain system in normal operating condition
      3. Monitor electrical and mechanical equipment
      4. Perform general maintenance and physical measurements
      5. Repair equipment
      6. Recognize proper maintenance practices, protective coatings and paint, quality control/assurance practices, proper start-up and shut-down procedures, and normal and abnormal analytical results
      7. Adjust equipment, flow patterns, and system units
      8. Differentiate between preventative and corrective maintenance
      9. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
    3. Evaluate equipment
      1. Identify cause of damage
      2. Differentiate between normal wear and damage
      3. Check speed of equipment
      4. Measure temperature of equipment
      5. Evaluate head loss
      6. Read charts, gauges, and meters
      7. Determine equipment performance through evaluation of readings
      8. Evaluate maintenance and operation of equipment
      9. Analyze cause of damage
      10. Describe corrosion control
      11. Perform maintenance calculations
    4. Install and replace equipment
      1. Perform dechlorination process
      2. Recognize different kinds of cross-connections
      3. Identify different types of joints, restraints, and thrust blocks
      4. Recognize pipe fitting and joining methods
      5. List pipeline construction principles
      6. Describe piping material, type, and size
      7. Explain proper protective coatings and paint
      8. Diagnose/troubleshoot equipment
      9. Inspect pumps
      10. Order spare parts
    5. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines, building codes, local codes, and ordinances
      1. State purpose of building codes, local codes, and ordinances
      2. Define recordkeeping requirements
      3. Describe safety regulations
      4. Recognize proper facility security
    6. Demonstrate proper safety procedures
      1. Interpret Safety Data Sheets
      2. Identify potential safety hazards
      3. Recognize unsafe work conditions
      4. Use safe work habits
      5. Select proper safety equipment
      6. Operate safety equipment
      7. Describe proper chemical handling and storage
    7. Perform recordkeeping and reporting requirements
      1. State purpose of recordkeeping system
      2. Describe recordkeeping policies
      3. Recognize monitoring, record keeping, and reporting policies and requirements
      4. Analyze data
      5. Interpret data
      6. Record and report findings
      7. Review reports
      8. Translate technical language into common terminology
    8. Apply general maintenance principles
      1. Describe function of tools
      2. Identify functions of power tools
      3. Explain lubricants and fluids
      4. Compare types of pumps
      5. List mechanical principles
      6. Describe internal combustion engines
      7. Explain pneumatics

  
  • WAT 111 - WW Treatment 30-Hour

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. Evaluation of theory and knowledge as it applies to wastewater treatment is stressed. 
    Competencies
    1. Incorporate the duties of a wastewater treatment operator.
      1. Operate wastewater treatment facilities.
      2. Maintain wastewater treatment facilities.
      3. Perform laboratory analyses.
      4. Manage wastewater treatment facilities.
    2. Evaluate raw wastewater sources and characteristics.
      1. Define wastewater sources.
      2. Evaluate physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.
      3. Discuss types of collection systems.
    3. Explain the operation of wastewater treatment facilities.
      1. Describe wastewater treatment processes, systems, and equipment.
      2. Explain proper operating procedures for wastewater treatment processes, systems, and equipment.
    4. Analyze the maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities.
      1. Describe corrective maintenance procedures for wastewater treatment processes, systems, and equipment.
      2. Outline preventive maintenance procedures for wastewater treatment processes, systems, and equipment.
    5. Select wastewater treatment laboratory analyses for regulatory compliance and process control.
      1. Identify proper sampling procedures.
      2. State proper analytical techniques and data collection.
      3. Identify normal and abnormal analytical results.
    6. Comply with State and federal wastewater treatment regulations and guidelines.
      1. Discuss Clean Water Act, regulations, and guidelines.
      2. Explain the NPDES permit.
      3. Define reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
      4. List certification requirements.
    7. Apply wastewater treatment safety rules and guidelines.
      1. Identify hazards.
      2. Select proper personal protective equipment.
      3. Comply with safety and health requirements.
      4. Describe safety procedures.
    8. Explain administrative procedures for wastewater treatment facilities.
      1. Describe recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      2. Discuss security programs and procedures for wastewater treatment facilities.
      3. Describe emergency response plans.

    Competencies Revised Date: 2019
  
  • WAT 112 - WW Treatment Lab

    Credits: 1
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech


    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. 
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WAT 111  
    Competencies
     

    1. Evaluate knowledge of the duties of a wastewater treatment operator.

      1. Evaluate raw wastewater sources and characteristics.

      2. Examine the operation of wastewater treatment facilities

      3. Explain the maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities

      4. Perform laboratory analyses

      5. Comply with State and Federal laws, regulations, and guidelines.

      6. Follow wastewater treatment safety rules and guidelines

      7. Discuss administrative procedures for wastewater treatment facilities  

    1. Obtain the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wastewater Treatment Grade 1 Operator Certification. 

    1. Describe certification requirements. 

    1. Apply to take certification exam. 

    1. Prepare to take certification exam. 


    Competencies Revised Date: 2019

  
  • WAT 113 - WW Treat Math Anly/Equip

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. Students will evaluate samples for regulatory compliance. 
    Competencies
    1. Analyze wastewater treatment parameters for state certification exams and wastewater treatment.
      1. Use the ABC Formula/Conversion Table to solve a given word problem.
      2. Find the correct conversion factor for specific math problems.
      3. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these parameters.
    2. Examine calculated data to determine process efficiency and make process changes.
      1. Demonstrate how to determine process efficiency.
      2. Utilize laboratory and process data to optimize process performance.
      3. Detect poor or substandard process performance using math.
    3. Analyze regulatory compliance sampling for wastewater treatment facilities.
      1. Observe safety rules and guidelines for collecting regulatory compliance samples.
      2. Collect samples using proper procedures.
      3. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      4. Describe State and federal regulations and guidelines.
    4. Evaluate samples for regulatory compliance using proper techniques.
      1. Follow laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Observe safety rules and guidelines for working in a wastewater laboratory.
      3. Identify laboratory equipment and instruments.
      4. Analyze samples using proper technique.
      5. Interpret data.
      6. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      7. Describe State and federal regulations and guidelines.
    5. Apply process control sampling for wastewater treatment facilities.
      1. Observe safety rules and guidelines for collecting process control samples.
      2. Collect samples using proper procedures.
      3. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      4. Describe State and federal regulations and guidelines.
    6. Evaluate samples for process control using proper techniques.
      1. Follow laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Observe safety rules and guidelines for working in a wastewater laboratory.
      3. Identify laboratory equipment and instruments.
      4. Analyze samples using proper technique.
      5. Interpret data.
      6. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      7. Describe State and federal regulations and guidelines.
    7. Evaluate the operation of wastewater treatment equipment.
      1. Follow safety rules when working with equipment.
      2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Monitor equipment.
      4. Inspect equipment.
      5. Calibrate equipment.
      6. Adjust equipment.
      7. Troubleshoot equipment.
    8. Perform maintenance procedures for wastewater treatment equipment.
      1. Follow safety rules when working with equipment.
      2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Identify when correction maintenance is required.
      4. Perform corrective maintenance procedures.
      5. Perform preventive maintenance procedures when required.
      6. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      7. Describe equipment maintenance records, including work orders.

    Competencies Revised Date: 2019
  
  • WAT 114 - Technical Internship I

    Credits: 5
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 20
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. Work experience at a participating facility. 
    Competencies
    1. Incorporate wastewater treatment processes.
      1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Monitor processes.
      4. Inspect processes.
      5. Make process adjustments.
      6. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    2. Support wastewater treatment equipment.
      1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Monitor equipment.
      4. Calibrate equipment.
      5. Adjust equipment.
      6. Troubleshoot equipment.
      7. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    3. Evaluate wastewater treatment equipment.
      1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Inspect equipment.
      4. Recognize when corrective maintenance is required.
      5. Perform corrective maintenance procedures.
      6. Perform preventive maintenance procedures when required.
      7. Complete equipment maintenance records, including work orders
    4. Monitor wastewater treatment facility regulatory compliance.
      1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
      4. Collect regulatory compliance samples using proper procedures.
      5. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    5. Evaluate wastewater treatment facility regulatory compliance samples using proper techniques.
      1. Follow laboratory analysis Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
      4. Use laboratory equipment and instruments.
      5. Perform regulatory compliance analyses using proper techniques.
      6. Interpret data.
      7. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    6. Monitor wastewater treatment facility process control.
      1. Follow employer’s laboratory sampling Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
      4. Collect process control samples using proper procedures.
      5. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    7. Evaluate wastewater treatment facility process control samples using proper techniques.
      1. Follow employer’s laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
      4. Use laboratory equipment and instruments.
      5. Perform process control analyses using proper techniques.
      6. Interpret data.
      7. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    8. Demonstrate acceptable employee attendance habits.
      1. Show regular attendance.
      2. Demonstrate job punctuality.
    9. Perform the employer a responsible and productive employee.
      1. Demonstrate a positive attitude to work.
      2. Display quality work.
      3. Exhibit good judgment.
      4. Present ability to learn.
      5. Reveal initiative.
      6. Illustrate positive working relations with others.
    10. Examine internship reports.
      1. Write daily work.
      2. Report internship checklists.
      3. Complete weekly work reports.
      4. Complete internship checklists.
      5. Log Employer’s Evaluation of COOP Student form.

    Competencies Revised Date: 2019
  
  • WAT 121 - Water Treatment 30-Hour

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program.  Evaluation of theory and knowledge as it applies to water treatment is stressed.
    Competencies
    1. Characterize the duties of a water treatment operator.
      1. Operate water treatment facilities.
      2. Maintain water treatment facilities.
      3. Perform laboratory analyses.
      4. Manage water treatment facilities.
    2. Evaluate water sources and characteristics.
      1. Define water sources.
      2. Evaluate physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.
      3. Describe potential sources of water contamination.
    3. Explain the operation of water treatment facilities.
      1. Describe water treatment processes, systems, and equipment.
      2. Explain proper operating procedures for water treatment processes, systems, and equipment.
    4. Examine the maintenance of water treatment facilities.
      1. Describe corrective maintenance procedures for water treatment processes, systems, and equipment.
      2. Outline preventive maintenance procedures for water treatment processes, systems, and equipment.
    5. Select water treatment laboratory analyses for regulatory compliance and process control.
      1. Identify proper sampling procedures.
      2. State proper analytical techniques and data collection.
      3. Recognize normal and abnormal analytical results.
    6. Comply with State and federal water treatment regulations and guidelines.
      1. Discuss Safe Drinking Water Act, regulations, and guidelines.
      2. Explain the Water Supply permit.
      3. Describe reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
      4. List certification requirements.
    7. Examine water treatment safety rules and guidelines.
      1. Identify hazards.
      2. Select proper personal protective equipment.
      3. Comply with safety and health requirements.
      4. Describe proper safety procedures.
    8. Explain administrative procedures for water treatment facilities.
      1. Describe recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      2. Discuss security programs and procedures for water treatment facilities.
      3. Describe emergency response plans.

    Competencies Revised Date: 2019
  
  • WAT 122 - Water Treatment Lab

    Credits: 1
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. 
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WAT 121  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate knowledge of the duties of a water treatment operator.
      1. Evaluate water sources and characteristics. 
      2. Examine the operation of water treatment facilities. 
      3. Explain the maintenance of water treatment facilities. 
      4. Perform laboratory analyses. Comply with State and Federal laws, regulations, and guidelines. 
      5. Follow water treatment safety rules and guidelines. 
      6. Discuss administrative procedures for water treatment facilities. 
    2. Obtain the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Water Treatment Grade 1 Operator Certification. 
      1. Describe certification requirements.
      2. Apply to take certification exam. 
      3. Prepare to take certification exam. 

    Competencies Revised Date: 2019
  
  • WAT 123 - WAT Treatment Math, Analysis

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. Students will evaluate samples for regulatory compliance.
    Competencies
    1. Analyze water treatment parameters for state certification exams and water treatment.
      1. Use the ABC Formula/Conversion Table to solve a given word problem.
      2. Find the correct conversion factor for specific math problems.
      3. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these parameters.
    2. Examine calculated data to determine process efficiency and make process changes.
      1. Demonstrate how to determine process efficiency.
      2. Utilize laboratory and process data to optimize process performance.
      3. Detect poor or substandard process performance using math.
    3. Characterize regulatory compliance sampling for water treatment facilities.
      1. Observe safety rules and guidelines for collecting regulatory compliance samples.
      2. Collect samples using proper procedures.
      3. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      4. Describe State and federal regulations and guidelines.
    4. Interpret samples for regulatory compliance using proper techniques.
      1. Follow laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Observe safety rules and guidelines for working in a water laboratory.
      3. Identify monitoring equipment and instruments.
      4. Analyze samples using proper technique.
      5. Interpret data.
      6. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      7. Describe State and federal regulations and guidelines.
    5. Assess process control sampling for water treatment facilities.
      1. Observe safety rules and guidelines for collecting process control samples.
      2. Collect samples using proper procedures.
      3. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      4. Describe State and federal regulations and guidelines.
    6. Evaluate samples for process control using proper techniques.
      1. Follow laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Observe safety rules and guidelines for working in a water laboratory.
      3. Recognize monitoring equipment and instruments.
      4. Analyze samples using proper technique.
      5. Interpret data.
      6. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      7. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
    7. Evaluate the operation of water treatment equipment.
      1. Follow safety rules when working with equipment.
      2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Monitor equipment.
      4. Inspect equipment.
      5. Calibrate equipment.
      6. Adjust equipment.
      7. Troubleshoot equipment.
    8. Perform maintenance procedures for water treatment equipment.
      1. Follow safety rules when working with equipment.
      2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Recognize when correction maintenance is required.
      4. Perform corrective maintenance procedures.
      5. Perform preventive maintenance procedures when required.
      6. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      7. Complete equipment maintenance records, including work orders.

    Competencies Revised Date: 2019
  
  • WAT 124 - Technical Internship II

    Credits: 5
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 20
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies teated on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program.  Work experience at a participating facility. 
    Competencies
    1. Incorporate water treatment processes.
      1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Monitor processes.
      4. Inspect processes.
      5. Make process adjustments.
      6. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    2. Evaluate water treatment equipment.
      1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Monitor equipment.
      4. Calibrate equipment.
      5. Adjust equipment.
      6. Troubleshoot equipment.
      7. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    3. Maintain water treatment equipment.
      1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Inspect equipment.
      4. Identify when corrective maintenance is required.
      5. Perform corrective maintenance procedures.
      6. Perform preventive maintenance procedures when required.
      7. Complete equipment maintenance records, including work orders
    4. Monitor water treatment facility regulatory compliance.
      1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
      4. Collect regulatory compliance samples using proper procedures.
      5. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    5. Interpret water treatment facility regulatory compliance samples using proper techniques.
      1. Follow laboratory analysis Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
      4. Use laboratory equipment and instruments.
      5. Perform regulatory compliance analyses using proper techniques.
      6. Interpret data.
      7. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    6. Monitor water treatment facility process control.
      1. Follow employer’s laboratory sampling Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
      4. Collect process control samples using proper procedures.
      5. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    7. Evaluate water treatment facility process control samples using proper techniques.
      1. Follow employer’s laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
      4. Use laboratory equipment and instruments.
      5. Perform process control analyses using proper techniques.
      6. Interpret data.
      7. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    8. Demonstrate acceptable employee attendance habits.
      1. Show regular attendance.
      2. Demonstrate job punctuality.
    9. Perform as a responsible and productive employee.
      1. Demonstrate a positive attitude to work.
      2. Display quality work.
      3. Exhibit good judgment.
      4. Present ability to learn.
      5. Reveal initiative.
      6. Illustrate positive working relations with others.
    10. Report internship progress.
      1. Log daily work.
      2. Review internship checklists.
      3. Complete weekly work reports.
      4. Complete internship checklists.
      5. Complete Employer’s Evaluation of COOP Student form.
     

    Competencies Revised Date: 2019
  
  • WAT 131 - Technical Internship III

    Credits: 5
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 20
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. 
    Competencies
    1. Support facility/system operation.
      1. Identify employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Examine facility/system.
      4. Inspect facility/system.
      5. Adjust facility/system.
      6. Troubleshoot facility/system.
      7. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    2. Support equipment operation.
      1. Identify employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Examine equipment.
      4. Calibrate equipment.
      5. Adjust equipment.
      6. Troubleshoot equipment.
      7. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    3. Support equipment operation.
      1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Inspect equipment.
      4. Identify when corrective maintenance is required.
      5. Perform corrective maintenance procedures.
      6. Perform preventive maintenance procedures.
      7. Complete equipment maintenance records.
    4. Monitor compliance.
      1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
      4. Collect samples using proper procedures.
      5. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    5. Analyze compliance samples using proper techniques.
      1. Follow laboratory analysis Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
      4. Use laboratory equipment and instruments.
      5. Perform analyses using proper techniques.
      6. Interpret data.
      7. Complete proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    6. Monitor facility/system control.
      1. Follow employer’s laboratory sampling Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
      4. Collect samples using proper procedures.
      5. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    7. Evaluate facility/system control samples using proper techniques.
      1. Follow employer’s laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
      4. Use laboratory equipment and instruments.
      5. Perform analyses using proper techniques.
      6. Interpret data.
      7. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    8. Demonstrate acceptable employee attendance habits.
      1. Show regular attendance.
      2. Demonstrate job punctuality.
    9. Perform as a responsible and productive employee.
      1. Demonstrate a positive attitude to work.
      2. Display quality work.
      3. Exhibit good judgment.
      4. Present ability to learn.
      5. Reveal initiative.
      6. Illustrate positive working relations with others.
    10. Report internship progress.
      1. Write daily logs.
      2. Complete internship checklists.
      3. Complete weekly work reports.
      4. Complete internship checklists.
      5. Complete Employer’s Evaluation of COOP Student form.

    Competencies Revised Date: 2019
  
  • WAT 210 - Wastewater Treatment: Indus

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Students will learn about industrial wastewaters and the need for industrial plant operators. They will be informed on sources of industrial wastewaters and their impacts on the environment. They will also be given instruction on sampling, monitoring of treatment processes, receiving waters, working safely and maintenance of industrial wastewater treatment plants.
    Competencies
    1. Describe the qualifications and duties of an industrial plant operator.
      1. Explain educational requirements for an operator.
      2. Describe an operator’s role as a water quality protector.
      3. Describe skills and abilities needed for operators in various size and types of industrial treatment plants.
      4. Explain future job opportunities and additional training needed for staff at an industrial treatment plant.
    2. Describe treatment of industrial and municipal wastewaters.
      1. Identify types of waste discharges and explain effects on receiving waters.
      2. Describe types of solids found in wastewater.
      3. Explain natural purification cycles in wastewater treatment.
      4. Identify and explain the various reasons for treatment of industrial wastes.
      5. Explain the importance of understanding the sources of industrial wastes.
      6. Describe the types and characteristics of industrial wastes, how they are generated, and effects on collection and treatment systems.
      7. Identify types of manufacturing processes that generate industrial wastes.
    3. Describe water pollution control statutes and regulations on discharging of industrial wastewater.
      1. Describe federal pollution control regulations and the agency responsible for developing and enforcing them.
      2. Explain the NPDES permit program and identify the program categories .
      3. Explain the National Pretreatment Program regulations; identify pollutants, prohibited discharges, and industrial categories.
      4. Describe types, reporting requirements, and modifications of categorical standards.
      5. Explain local codes and ordinances that affect wastewater, sewer, underground tanks, building, and land use.
      6. Describe current federal statutes and regulations.
    4. Describe the preventative approach to minimizing the amount of wastes generated.
      1. Explain the strategy, regulatory requirements, economic benefits, and role of the industrial treatment operator in pollution prevention.
      2. Identify opportunities for prevention of industrial pollution.
      3. Describe pollution prevention opportunity checklists for metal finishing and chemicals formulating industries.
    5. Describe industrial waste monitoring.
      1. Explain objectives of an industrial waste monitoring program.
      2. Develop and safely maintain a monitoring program.
      3. Describe sampling types, points, and equipment for monitoring programs.
      4. Identify type of discharge problem and locate industrial source.
      5. Properly collect, preserve, and label samples.
      6. Explain flow data and need for accurate metering.
      7. Develop strategies for monitoring discharges in all industrial situations.
    6. Explain use of flow meters and evaluation of flow in industrial wastewater treatment plants.
      1. Describe types of flow and measurement devices.
      2. Identify primary and secondary open channel elements.
      3. Identify mechanical, acoustic, and differential pressure devices that measure flow in closed pipes.
      4. Calculate flow under all conditions.
      5. Identify and explain basic methods that check accuracy of flow meters.
      6. Identify various treatment plant flows and the appropriate flow measurement device for each flow.
      7. Describe a flow-proportioned composite sample.
    7. Describe preliminary treatments of industrial wastewaters.
      1. Describe needs and benefits of equalization of industrial wastewater flow.
      2. Describe characteristics of a well designed and properly operating flow equalization tank.
      3. Identify screen types and explain maintenance, operation, and safety procedures for each type.
      4. Explain pH adjustment in wastewater; the chemicals used and titration procedure followed.
      5. Describe use of pH sensors and identify factors that affect them.
      6. Describe elements, transmitters, and controllers in a successful pH control system.
      7. Identify and explain various pH adjustment systems used to treat industrial wastewaters.
      8. Maintain equipment and troubleshoot problems for pH adjustment systems.
    8. Explain physical-chemical treatment processes in industrial wastestreams.
      1. Explain need for coagulation and flocculation to efficiently remove solids.
      2. Identify chemicals used to settle solids.
      3. Explain collection and testing procedures used to select proper chemical products and determine correct dosage.
      4. Identify and describe equipment needed for treatment process.
      5. Explain safe operation, start-up, and maintenance for the treatment process under all conditions.
      6. Describe operation and maintenance of dissolved air flotation (DAF) process.
    9. Describe filtration in industrial wastewater treatment facilities.
      1. Explain types, parts, instrumentation, and safe operation of gravity filters.
      2. Identify typical facilities for inert-media pressure filters and describe their safe operation and maintenance under all conditions.
      3. Explain safe operation and maintenance of continuous backwash, upflow, deep-bed silica sand media filters.
      4. Identify types and describe membrane configurations of cross flow membrane filtration process.
      5. Identify and explain basic elements of a membrane filtration process.
      6. Describe safe and accurate operation, cleaning, sampling, and recordkeeping of a cross flow membrane system.
      7. Describe flux, mineral rejection, and water recovery of reverse osmosis.
    10. Explain the physical treatment processes in industrial wastewater treatment facilities.
      1. Describe purpose, equipment, control methods, and safe operation of various types of air stripping systems.
      2. Identify types of activated carbon and explain process and purpose of activated carbon adsorption.
      3. Explain start-up, operating procedures, and shut down of the carbon adsorption unit under all conditions.
      4. Explain the activated carbon regeneration process.
      5. Describe sampling and analysis procedures for the activated carbon process.
      6. Explain safety procedures followed in an activated carbon adsorption process.
      7. Identify and explain items to consider for plans and specifications of an activated carbon adsorption process.
    11. Describe treatment of industrial metal wastestreams.
      1. Identify industrial sources that produce metal wastestreams.
      2. Identify and describe types of metal wastestreams.
      3. Identify and explain various processes for treating metal wastestreams.
      4. Explain the instrumentation and controls process needed for treating metal wastestreams.
      5. Describe dewatering and drying methods used for reduction of sludge volume.
      6. Explain operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting for an industrial metal wastestream treatment process.
      7. Safely perform all duties in an industrial metal wastestream facility.
    12. Describe biological treatments for industrial wastewater treatment.
      1. Describe package plants and their purpose.
      2. Start-up, operate, maintain, and shutdown package plants under all conditions.
      3. Describe oxidation ditches and their use.
      4. Start-up, operate, maintain, and shutdown oxidation ditches under all conditions.
      5. Describe trickling filter systems and their purpose.
      6. Start-up, operate, maintain, and shutdown trickling filter systems.
      7. Describe an anaerobic lagoon and their use.
      8. Start-up, operate, maintain, and shutdown anaerobic lagoons.
      9. Describe activated sludge wastewater treatment and their purpose.
      10. Start-up, operate, maintain, and shutdown activated sludge wastewater treatment.
    13. Explain the industrial wastewater treatment instrumentation measurement and control Systems
      1. Describe the purpose of the measurement process and control systems.
      2. Identify electrical, mechanical, and other safety hazards with instrumentation and control systems.
      3. Identify types of sensors/transducers and explain variable with measurements, flow, and chemical feed rate.
      4. Identify various categories of instrumentation and explain their function.
      5. Describe start-up, operation, shutdown, and maintenance of instrumentation systems.
    14. Describe potential hazards that may be encountered and safety guidelines to follow at an industrial waste treatment plant
      1. Identify and describe types of hazards operators are exposed to at all locations.
      2. Identify specific hazards at collection systems, pumping stations, treatment plants, and industrial waste treatment plants.
      3. Describe safety awareness during wastewater sampling, equipment use, and testing procedures in the laboratory.
      4. Explain fire control methods and prevention practices in a treatment plant.
      5. Explain importance of protection and testing of potable water.
      6. Identify types of safety equipment and emergency contact information that should be recorded and posted in facilities.
      7. Explain purpose of tailgate safety meetings.
      8. Identify critical safety points at a facility and develop a safety training program from them.
      9. Describe the basic elements to the Workers Right-To-Know Laws.
    15. Describe a maintenance program for an industrial wastewater treatment plant.
      1. Explain maintenance programs for buildings, grounds, tanks, and channels.
      2. Explain start-up, shutdown, and operating problems for all mechanical equipment used in treatment plants.
      3. Explain need for operators to understand electricity and maintain electrical equipment.
      4. Describe maintenance of the electrical systems equipment used in wastewater collection systems and treatment plants.
      5. Identify types of motors and explain the maintenance and troubleshooting procedures for them.
      6. Develop an effective preventive maintenance program for service of mechanical equipment and keep accurate records.
      7. Review new plans and specifications for ease of maintenance on station pumps, equipment, and instrumentation.

  
  • WAT 211 - Industrial Pretreatment Processes

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course is designed to train operators to safely and efficiently inspect industrial pretreatment facilities. It will focus on actual operating procedures and teaches operators to analyze and solve operational problems.
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate what industrial pretreatment is and determine if it is being operated and maintained properly through facility inspections.
      1. Describe a pretreatment facility.
      2. List the types of industrial wastewaters discharged to sewers.
      3. Identify sources and characteristics of industrial wastestreams.
    2. Plan pretreatment facility inspections.
      1. Describe the purpose of a pretreatment facility inspection program.
      2. Explain the importance of the work performed by pretreatment facility inspectors.
      3. List the major duties performed by inspectors. 
    3. Classify sources and types of industrial wastewaters discharged.
      1. Review industrial waste discharge permits.
      2. Analyze industrial treatment agreements.
      3. Explain applicable rules and regulations to industrial dischargers.
    4. Evaluate sampling to determine how representative it is of the waste stream.
      1. Know specific procedures to ensure representative samples.
      2. Trace an illegal discharge to the source.
      3. Identify the conditions for measuring flows in open channels.
      4. Describe the various types of open-channel flowmeters.
      5. Select the appropriate instrumentation for open-channel flow measurements.
      6. Determine the accuracy of open-channel flowmeters.
      7. Identify the various types of closed-pipe flow metering systems.
      8. Describe flow-proportioned pacing of automatic samplers.
      9. List approximate measurement methods.
    5. Outline the eight general prohibited discharges in 40CFR 403.5
      1. Identify the legal authorities involved in a pretreatment program.
      2. List the important aspects of EPA’s regulations.
      3. Describe the various types of EPA standards.
      4. Summarize the development of categorical limits.
      5. Identify types of industries and facilities subject to the categorical program.
      6. Explain the electroplating and metal finishing regulations and their differences.
      7. Describe the contents and significance of a Wastewater Ordinance.
      8. Plan or review a pretreatment program.
      9. Explain the role of local authorities in the control of pollutants.
      10. Identify industries required to have Categorical Pretreatment Standards.

  
  • WAT 241 - Water Distribution 30-Hour

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. Evaluation of theory and knowledge as it applies to water distribution is stressed. 
    Competencies
    1. Perform the duties of a water distribution operator.
      1. Operate water distribution systems.
      2. Maintain water distribution systems.
      3. Perform laboratory analyses.
      4. Manage water distribution systems.
    2. Evaluate water sources and characteristics.
      1. Define water sources.
      2. Evaluate physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.
      3. Describe potential sources of water contamination.
    3. Explain the operation of water distribution systems.
      1. Discuss types of water distribution systems.
      2. Describe water distribution system components and equipment.
      3. Explain proper operating procedures for water distribution system components and equipment.
    4. Characterize the maintenance of water distribution systems.
      1. Describe corrective maintenance procedures for water distribution system components and equipment.
      2. Outline preventive maintenance procedures for water distribution system components and equipment.
      3. Discuss installation procedures for water distribution system components and equipment.
    5. Select water distribution system laboratory analyses for regulatory compliance and process control.
      1. Identify proper sampling procedures.
      2. State proper analytical techniques and data collection.
      3. Recognize normal and abnormal analytical results.
    6. Characterize administrative procedures for water distribution systems.
      1. Describe recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      2. Discuss security programs and emergency response plans.
      3. Outline State and federal water distribution systems regulations and guidelines.
      4. List certification requirements.
      5. Identify water distribution safety rules and guidelines.

    Competencies Revised Date: 2019
  
  • WAT 242 - Water Distribution Lab

    Credits: 1
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech


    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. 
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WAT 241  
    Competencies
     

    1. Evaluate knowledge of the duties of a water distribution operator. 
      1. Evaluate water sources and characteristics. 
      2. Examine the operation of water distribution systems. 
      3. Explain the maintenance of water distribution systems. 
      4. Perform laboratory analyses. 
      5. Comply with State and Federal laws, regulations, and guidelines. 
      6. Follow water distribution safety rules and guidelines. 
      7. Discuss administrative procedures for water distribution systems. 
    2. Obtain the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Water Distribution Grade 1 Operator Certification. 
      1. Describe certification requirements. 
      2. Apply to take certification exam.
      3. Complete certification exam.

     
    Competencies Revised Date: 2019

  
  • WAT 243 - Water Distribution Math, Lab

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. Students will evaluate samples for regulatory compliance.
    Competencies
    1. Analyze water distribution parameters for state certification exams and water distribution.
      1. Use the ABC Formula/Conversion Table to solve a given word problem.
      2. Find the correct conversion factor for specific math problems.
      3. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these parameters.
    2. Examine calculated data to determine system efficiency and make system changes.
      1. Demonstrate how to determine system efficiency.
      2. Utilize laboratory and system data to optimize system performance.
      3. Detect poor or substandard system performance using math.
    3. Assess regulatory compliance sampling for water distribution systems.
      1. Observe safety rules and guidelines for collecting regulatory compliance samples.
      2. Collect samples using proper procedures.
      3. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      4. Describe State and federal regulations and guidelines.
    4. Evaluate samples for regulatory compliance using proper techniques.
      1. Follow laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Observe safety rules and guidelines for working in a water laboratory.
      3. Identify monitoring equipment and instruments.
      4. Analyze samples using proper technique.
      5. Interpret data.
      6. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      7. Describe State and federal regulations and guidelines.
    5. Characterize system sampling for water distribution systems.
      1. Observe safety rules and guidelines for collecting samples.
      2. Collect samples using proper procedures.
      3. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      4. Describe State and federal regulations and guidelines.
    6. Interpret samples for system using proper techniques.
      1. Follow laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Observe safety rules and guidelines for working in a water laboratory.
      3. Recognize monitoring equipment and instruments.
      4. Analyze samples using proper technique.
      5. Interpret data.
      6. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      7. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
    7. Evaluate the operation of water distribution equipment.
      1. Follow safety rules when working with equipment.
      2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Monitor equipment.
      4. Inspect equipment.
      5. Calibrate equipment.
      6. Adjust equipment.
      7. Troubleshoot equipment.
    8. Perform maintenance procedures for water distribution equipment.
      1. Follow safety rules when working with equipment.
      2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Recognize when correction maintenance is required.
      4. Perform corrective maintenance procedures.
      5. Perform preventive maintenance procedures when required.
      6. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      7. Complete equipment maintenance records, including work orders.
    9. Install water distribution equipment.
      1. Follow safety rules when working with equipment.
      2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Describe installation of water service lines and mains.
      4. Discuss distribution system flushing.
      5. Discuss leak detection program.
      6. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      7. Complete equipment maintenance records, including work orders.

    Competencies Revised Date: 2019
  
  • WAT 244 - Technical Internship IV

    Credits: 5
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 20
    Course Type: Voc/Tech


    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. Work experience at a participating facility.  
    Competencies
    1. Operate a water distribution system. 

    1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

    1. Demonstrate safe working habits. 

    1. Monitor system. 

    1. Inspect system. 

    1. Make system adjustments. 

    1. Troubleshoot system. 

    1. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements. 

    1. Perform maintenance on a water distribution system. 

    1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

    1. Demonstrate safe working habits. 

    1. Idenitfy when corrective maintenance is required. 

    1. Perform corrective maintenance procedures. 

    1. Perform preventive maintenance procedures when required. 

    1. Complete equipment maintenance records, including work orders 

    1. Evaluate water distribution system components and equipment, 

    1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

    1. Demonstrate safe working habits. 

    1. Perform underground locating, marking, and notification. 

    1. Disinfect components used during installation. 

    1. Conduct distribution system flushing. 

    1. Inspect new construction. 

    1. Complete equipment maintenance records, including work orders 

    1. Repair distribution system components 

    1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

    1. Demonstrate safe working habits. 

    1. Locate water lines. 

    1. Disinfect components used during repairs. 

    1. Complete equipment maintenance records, including work orders 

    1. Monitor water distribution facility regulatory compliance. 

    1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

    1. Demonstrate safe working habits. 

    1. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines. 

    1. Collect regulatory compliance samples using proper procedures. 

    1. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements. 

    1. Evaluate a water distribution facility regulatory compliance samples using proper techniques. 

    1. Follow laboratory analysis Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

    1. Demonstrate safe working habits. 

    1. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines. 

    1. Use laboratory equipment and instruments. 

    1. Perform regulatory compliance analyses using proper techniques. 

    1. Interpret data. 

    1. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements. 

    1. Monitor water distribution system. 

    1. Follow employer’s laboratory sampling Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

    1. Demonstrate safe working habits. 

    1. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines. 

    1. Collect system samples using proper procedures. 

    1. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements. 

    1. Interpret water distribution system samples using proper techniques. 

    1. Follow employer’s laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

    1. Demonstrate safe working habits. 

    1. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines. 

    1. Use laboratory equipment and instruments. 

    1. Perform system analyses using proper techniques. 

    1. Interpret data. 

    1. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements. 

    1. Demonstrate acceptable employee attendance habits.  

    1. Show regular attendance. 

    1. Demonstrate job punctuality. 

    1. Perform as a responsible and productive employee.  

    1. Demonstrate a positive attitude to work. 

    1. Display quality work. 

    1. Exhibit good judgment. 

    1. Present ability to learn. 

    1. Reveal initiative. 

    1. Illustrate positive working relations with others. 

    1. Report internship progress.  

    1. Log daily work. 

    1. Review internship checklists. 

    1. Complete weekly work reports. 

    1. Complete internship checklists. 

    1. Complete Employer’s Evaluation of COOP Student form. 


    Competencies Revised Date: 2019

  
  • WAT 251 - WW Collection 30-Hour

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. Evaluation of theory and knowledge as it applies to wastewater collection systems are stressed.
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate the duties of a wastewater collection operator.
      1. Operate wastewater collection systems.
      2. Maintain wastewater collection systems.
      3. Restore wastewater collection systems.
      4. Manage wastewater collection systems.
    2. Evaluate raw wastewater sources and characteristics.
      1. Define wastewater sources.
      2. Evaluate physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.
    3. Explain the operation of wastewater collection systems.
      1. Discuss types of collection systems.
      2. Describe wastewater collection system components and equipment.
      3. Explain proper operating procedures for wastewater collection system components and equipment.
    4. Explain the maintenance of wastewater collection system components.
      1. Describe corrective maintenance procedures for wastewater collection systems and equipment.
      2. Outline preventive maintenance procedures for wastewater collection system components and equipment.
      3. Discuss installation procedures for collection system components and equipment.
    5. Explain the restoration of wastewater collection systems.
      1. Identify why restoration is needed.
      2. Discuss types of restoration.
    6. Demonstrate administrative procedures for wastewater collection systems.
      1. Describe recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      2. Discuss security programs and emergency response plans.
      3. Comply with State and federal wastewater collection regulations and guidelines.
      4. List certification requirements.
      5. Identify wastewater collection safety rules and guidelines.

    Competencies Revised Date: 2019
  
  • WAT 252 - WW Collection Lab

    Credits: 1
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. 
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WAT 251  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate knowledge of the duties of a wastewater collection operator.
      1. Evaluate raw wastewater sources and characteristics.
      2. Examine the operation of wastewater collection systems.
      3. Explain the maintenance of wastewater collection systems.
      4. Explain the restoration of wastewater collection systems.
      5. Comply with State and Federal laws, regulations, and guidelines.
      6. Demonstrate wastewater collection safety rules and guidelines.
      7. Discuss administrative procedures for wastewater collection systems.
    2. Obtain the Iowa Water Environment Association’s Wastewater Collection Grade 1 Operator Certification.
      1. Describe certification requirements.
      2. Apply to take certification exam.
      3. Prepare to take certification exam.

    Competencies Revised Date: 10/2019
  
  • WAT 253 - WW Collection Math, Lift/Equi

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. Evaluation of theory and knowledge as it applies to wastewater collection systems are stressed.
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate wastewater collection system parameters for IAWEA certification exams and wastewater collection.
      1. Use the ABC Formula/Conversion Table to solve a given word problem.
      2. Identify the correct conversion factor for specific math problems.
      3. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these parameters.
      4. Demonstrate how to determine system efficiency.
      5. Utilize data to optimize system performance.
      6. Detect poor or substandard system performance using math.
    2. Evaluate the operation of wastewater collection system equipment.
      1. Follow safety rules when working with equipment.
      2. Demonstrate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Monitor equipment.
      4. Inspect equipment.
      5. Calibrate equipment.
      6. Adjust equipment.
      7. Troubleshoot equipment.
    3. Perform maintenance procedures for wastewater collection system equipment.
      1. Follow safety rules when working with equipment.
      2. Demonstrate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Identify when corrective maintenance is required.
      4. Perform corrective maintenance procedures.
      5. Perform preventive maintenance procedures.
      6. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      7. Describe equipment maintenance records, including work orders.
    4. Install wastewater collection equipment.
      1. Demonstrate safety rules when working with equipment.
      2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Describe installation of sewers.
      4. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      5. Complete equipment installation records, including work orders.
    5. Evaluate the operation of wastewater collection system lift stations.
      1. Demonstrate safety rules when working with equipment.
      2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Monitor lift stations.
      4. Inspect lift stations.
      5. Troubleshoot lift stations.
      6. Operate equipment.
      7. Adjust equipment.
    6. Perform maintenance procedures for wastewater collection system lift stations.
      1. Demonstrate safety rules when working with equipment.
      2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Recognize when corrective maintenance is required.
      4. Perform corrective maintenance procedures.
      5. Perform preventive maintenance procedures.
      6. Identify proper recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
      7. Describe equipment maintenance records, including work orders.
    7. Perform collection system cleaning methods.
      1. Demonstrate safety rules when working with equipment.
      2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Describe hydraulic cleaning methods.
      4. Discuss mechanical cleaning methods.
      5. Recognize when corrective maintenance is required.
      6. Perform cleaning procedures.
      7. Describe cleaning records
    8. Restore wastewater collection systems
      1. Follow safety rules.
      2. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      3. Interpret blueprints.
      4. Use GPS.
      5. Describe collections system rehabilitation.
      6. Discuss collection system repairs.

    Competencies Revised Date: 2019
  
  • WAT 254 - Technical Internship V

    Credits: 5
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 20
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria.  The Need-to-Know describe the competencies tested on the ABC Water Treatment Standardized Exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. Work experience at a participating facility
    Competencies
    1. Support wastewater collection system.
      1. Demonstrate employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Monitor system.
      4. Inspect system.
      5. Perform system adjustments.
      6. Troubleshoot system.
      7. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    2. Perform wastewater collection system operations.
      1. Demonstrate employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Identify when corrective maintenance is required.
      4. Perform corrective maintenance procedures.
      5. Perform preventive maintenance procedures.
      6. Complete equipment maintenance records, including work orders.
    3. Perform wastewater collection system cleaning.
      1. Follow employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Perform hydraulic cleaning methods
      4. Perform mechanical cleaning methods.
      5. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    4. Perform wastewater collection system installation.
      1. Demonstrate employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Perform underground locating, marking, and notification.
      4. Inspect new construction.
    5. Restore wastewater collection system.
      1. Demonstrate employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Complete equipment maintenance records.
    6. Repair wastewater collection systems
      1. Demonstrate employer’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
      2. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      3. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    7. Rehabilitate wastewater collection systems.
      1. Demonstrate safe working habits.
      2. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines.
      3. Complete recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
    8. Demonstrate acceptable employee attendance habits.
      1. Show regular attendance.
      2. Demonstrate job punctuality.
    9. Demonstrate a responsible and productive employee.
      1. Demonstrate a positive attitude to work.
      2. Display quality work.
      3. Exhibit good judgment.
      4. Present ability to learn.
      5. Reveal initiative.
      6. Show positive working relations with others.
    10. Write internship progress.
      1. Write daily log.
      2. Record internship checklists.
      3. Write weekly work reports.
      4. Log internship checklists.
      5. Log Employer’s Evaluation of COOP Student form.

    Competencies Revised Date: 2019
  
  • WAT 304 - Water Treatment I

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Class I Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment Grade I certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Evaluate Characteristics of Source Water; Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes; and Comply with Drinking Water Regulations Core Competencies.
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate characteristics of source water
      1. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      2. Assess potential source water contamination
      3. Assess source water
      4. Describe hydrology
      5. Identify normal characteristics of source water
      6. Adjust source water
    2. Examine wells
      1. Discuss well operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation.
      2. Explain wellhead protection
    3. Analyze treatment processes
      1. Define treatment parameters
      2. Identify operation, maintenance, and monitoring requirements and practices
      3. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      4. Recognize proper application of chemicals
      5. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures and equipment
      6. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      7. Recognize abnormal analytical results
      8. Calculate treatment parameters
      9. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these treatment parameters
      10. Identify monitoring equipment and instruments
    4. Assess treatment processes
      1. Explain facility operation and maintenance
      2. Diagnose concerns related to facility operation and maintenance
      3. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      4. Compare facility performance and process units
      5. Troubleshoot facility operation and maintenance
    5. Adjust treatment processes
      1. Identify operation and maintenance practices
      2. Describe normal chemical range
      3. Modify chemical feed rates, flow patterns, and process units and equipment
      4. Calibrate equipment and instruments
      5. Confirm chemical strength
      6. Maintain processes in normal operating condition
      7. Prepare chemicals
      8. Use proper start-up and shut-down procedures
    6. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines
      1. Examine Safe Drinking Water Act, regulations, and guidelines
      2. State purpose of building codes, local codes, and ordinances
      3. Explain the Water Supply permit
      4. Define reporting and recordkeeping requirements
      5. List certification requirements
      6. Outline procedures for sanitary surveys of groundwater supplies
      7. Describe safety regulations
    7. Demonstrate proper safety procedures
      1. Interpret Safety Data Sheets
      2. Identify potential safety hazards
      3. Use safe work habits
      4. Recognize unsafe work conditions
      5. Operate safety equipment
      6. Maintain proper chemical handling and storage
      7. Select proper safety equipment
    8. Perform recordkeeping and reporting
      1. State purpose of recordkeeping system
      2. Use monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting policies and requirements
      3. Interpret data
      4. Report findings
      5. Translate technical language into common terminology
      6. Describe monthly operating report
      7. Record information
      8. Describe recordkeeping policies
    9. Identify types of water treatment facilities and distribution systems
      1. Recognize types of water treatment facilities
      2. Recognize types of water distribution systems
      3. Describe the duties of a water treatment operator
      4. Explain the skills and qualifications needed for the job
      5. Explain certification, licensing and educational requirements in water treatment occupations
      6. Describe legal and ethical concerns for operators
      7. Identify types of public water systems

  
  • WAT 306 - Wastewater Collection Systems

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    In this course, students will learn the duties for the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection systems. Course information will include inspection, cleaning, testing, repair and safety procedures of collection systems. Students will also be taught about lift stations, equipment maintenance, sewer renewal, administrative duties and systems organization.
    Competencies
    1. Identify job classifications and duties of wastewater collection system operators.
      1. Describe wastewater collection systems.
      2. Define operation and maintenance in regards to collection systems.
      3. Summarize the problems that can develop if improper care of wastewater collection systems occurs.
      4. Identify duties of wastewater collection system operators.
      5. Outline qualifications and education needed to perform the operator’s duties.
    2. Describe the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection systems.
      1. Identify possible reasons that rehabilitation and upgrading of collection systems is considered vital.
      2. Compare highways, traffic signals, and railroad crossings operation and maintenance to wastewater collection systems and how they influence staffing needs.
    3. Describe the components and design of a wastewater collection system.
      1. Explain the purpose of a wastewater collection system.
      2. Analyze flow during a design period to determine quantity of wastewater that the collection system will need to convey.
      3. Identify the parts and explain their purpose for gravity, low-pressure and vacuum collection systems.
      4. Identify and explain various types of appurtenances in a collection system.
      5. Identify design elements that influence operation and maintenance of a collection system.
      6. Differentiate materials used in rigid pipes, flexible pipes, pipe joints, and manholes.
      7. Analyze plans and profiles for construction of a wastewater collection system.
    4. Outline safety procedures that should be followed by wastewater collection system operators.
      1. Explain inspection procedures for equipment and vehicles
      2. Describe traffic control regulations, work zone safety, safety devices, and concerns around the job site.
      3. Identify manhole hazards that an operator may encounter.
      4. Describe confined space entry safety equipment.
      5. Explain final precautions and safety procedures before, during, and after manhole entry.
      6. Identify types of excavations and possible hazards to the operator, including trench safety regulations and shoring requirements.
      7. Describe work situations and types of equipment that increase safety hazards around electricity.
      8. Identify OSHA standards for permissible noise exposures.
      9. Distinguish fire classification to determine type of fire extinguisher needed.
      10. Summarize basic elements of the Worker Right-To-Know program as it relates to hazardous materials and wastes.
    5. Describe inspections and tests performed on wastewater collection systems.
      1. Outline types of problems found during inspection of a collection system.
      2. Describe the equipment needed, procedures to follow, and recording data from a manhole inspection.
      3. Explain the use of closed-circuit television for inspection of a collection system.
      4. Explain the purpose, equipment, and operation procedures of smoke testing.
      5. Explain the purpose, equipment, and operation procedures for dye testing.
      6. Explain the purpose, equipment, and operation procedures for pipeline lamping.
      7. Compare important features of closed-circuit television equipment.
      8. Identify and describe equipment used for TV inspection.
    6. Describe cleaning and maintenance methods for pipelines in a sewer system.
      1. Assess the type of problem, develop a solution, and choose proper cleaning equipment for stoppage.
      2. Identify different methods for hydraulic cleaning.
      3. Identify different mechanical cleaning techniques.
      4. Explain proper maintenance procedures of bucket machines, rodding machines, and high-velocity cleaners.
      5. Describe the selection, application, and evaluation of effective chemicals for cleaning and maintaining wastewater collection systems.
      6. Explain the production of hydrogen sulfide and the need to control it.
      7. Identify chemicals that are used to control hydrogen sulfide.
    7. Describe underground repair methods of service lines, main lines, and manholes.
      1. Explain safety concerns, types of damages or stoppages, and work assignments for repairs of sewer lines or manholes.
      2. Outline shoring requirements and regulations for your state.
      3. Identify and select best type of shoring for soil condition.
      4. Describe excavation, control points, bedding, pipe laying, appurtenances, and backfill during construction of sewers.
      5. Describe equipment, excavation, pipe cutting, cleanout, and backfilling during repair of building sewers and sewer laterals.
      6. Explain duties of a qualified inspector during sewer construction, inspections, testing, and reporting.
      7. Explain equipment needed, pavement cutting, excavation, pipe repair, and backfitting during a main line repair process.
      8. Explain the process used for internal grouting or sealing of sewer pipes.
      9. Describe repair processes for manhole frames, covers, bottoms, and barrels.
    8. Describe a lift station in a wastewater collection system.
      1. Identify various types, locations, and requirements for lift stations.
      2. Identify and describe various components of a lift station.
      3. Explain the operator’s role during planning and design of a new lift station.
      4. Outline operator’s essential tasks to maintain operational capabilities of a lift station, including pump capacity testing.
      5. Develop a maintenance program and frequency schedule for a lift station.
      6. Prepare and file all active records for lift station operation and maintenance.
      7. Describe set-up and equipment for emergency pumping operations.
    9. Describe equipment maintenance for wastewater collection systems.
      1. Express basic working knowledge of electricity to safely maintain equipment.
      2. Develop a program to maintain and troubleshoot electric motors in a safe manner.
      3. Identify different types of wastewater pumps and their components.
      4. Develop a maintenance schedule for wastewater pumps.
      5. Explain operation and maintenance procedures for compressors.
      6. Explain the purpose, properties, and process for lubrication of equipment.
    10. Describe sewer rehabilitation in the wastewater collection system.
      1. Develop and implement a sewer renewal program.
      2. Explain hydraulic loads and structural integrity problems during evaluation of sewer conditions.
      3. Compare data collected, statement of needs, and cost analysis to determine priorities in a sewer rehabilitation program.
      4. Identify and describe various methods of sewer rehabilitation done without excavation.
    11. Describe safety/survival programs for wastewater collection system operators.
      1. Express awareness of hazards working in a collection system environment.
      2. Identify and describe multiple hazards that exist during the daily routine for a collection system operator.
      3. Identify benefits of a safety/survival program.
      4. Identify the levels of agency structure and explain the responsibilities of each level when establishing a program.
      5. List possible topics for monthly safety meetings.
      6. Identify who should be part of a safety committee and explain their responsibilities.
      7. Explain safety program policies or standards for permit-required confined spaces, control of hazardous energy, and personal protection equipment.
      8. Identify actions that should be taken to reduce the possibility of terrorist attacks on wastewater collection facilities.
    12. Describe effective administration for a wastewater collection system.
      1. Summarize the fourteen basic principles of administration.
      2. Prepare an operating plan including the mission statement, goals, and objectives.
      3. Develop personnel procedures for employment, compensation, training, employee relations, and safety.
      4. Summarize administrative duties regarding requirements, management, and leasing or purchasing of equipment and tools.
      5. Explain administrative operation and maintenance of all wastewater collection system facilities.
      6. Create detailed underground maps of operation and maintenance of a wastewater collection system.
      7. Explain the role of computers in management information, operation & maintenance, and recordkeeping of wastewater collection systems.
      8. Explain the process for writing a good wastewater collection system report
      9. Summarize the benefits of having good public relations.
      10. Identify cost saving actions that can be taken to reduce the operation and maintenance budget.
    13. Describe the organizational process for wastewater collection system operation and maintenance.
      1. Identify and explain the principles used to guide the organization of operation and maintenance.
      2. Explain the personnel organization of work activities, occupational titles, assignments, and types of crews.
      3. Summarize the reorganization of a division that operates and maintains a wastewater collection system.
      4. Explain establishing and organizing a maintenance program for preventive and emergency maintenance.
      5. Calculate performance indicators and ratings for the sewer lines and lift stations in a wastewater collection system.
    14. Describe the development and implementation of a CMOM program for a wastewater collection system.
      1. Define CMOM and explain why this program is critical to a successful collection system.
      2. Identify causes that can lead to poor performance and deterioration of a wastewater collection system.
      3. Summarize all phases of management and administration for wastewater collection systems.
      4. Outline the operation and maintenance program goals so that wastewater collection systems are compliant with regulatory requirements.
      5. Identify and explain special elements of a CMOM program.
      6. Explain purpose, benefits, and methods of data management.
      7. Explain regulatory and public expectations regarding performance of a wastewater collection system agency.

  
  • WAT 307 - Wastewater Treatment I

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Wastewater Treatment Class I Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Wastewater Treatment Grade I certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Evaluate Physical Characteristics of Wastestream and Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes Core Competencies.
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate characteristics of wastestream
      1. Identify normal characteristics of wastewater
      2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      3. Analyze potential contamination
      4. Assess raw wastewater
      5. Perform physical measurements
    2. Identify types of wastewater collection systems and treatment facilities
      1. Describe the duties of a wastewater treatment operator.
      2. Explain the skills and qualifications needed for the job.
      3. Explain certification, licensing and educational requirements in wastewater treatment occupations.
      4. Describe legal and ethical concerns for operators.
      5. Recognize types of collection systems
      6. Recognize types of wastewater treatment facilities
    3. Analyze treatment processes
      1. Identify operation, maintenance, and monitoring requirements and practices
      2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      3. Recognize proper application of chemicals
      4. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      5. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      6. Recognize abnormal analytical results
      7. Define treatment parameters
      8. Calculate treatment parameters
      9. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these treatment parameters
      10. Identify monitoring equipment and instruments
    4. Assess treatment processes
      1. Explain facility operation and maintenance
      2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      3. Compare facility performance and process units
      4. Diagnose concerns related to facility operation and maintenance
      5. Troubleshoot facility operation and maintenance
    5. Adjust treatment processes
      1. Identify operation and maintenance practices
      2. Describe normal chemical range
      3. Calibrate equipment and instruments
      4. Confirm chemical strength
      5. Maintain processes in normal operating condition
      6. Prepare chemicals
      7. Use proper start-up and shut-down procedures
      8. Modify chemical feed rates flow patterns, and process units and equipment
    6. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines
      1. Examine Clean Water Act, regulations, and guidelines
      2. State purpose of building codes, local codes, and ordinances
      3. Explain the NPDES permit
      4. Define reporting and recordkeeping requirements
      5. List certification requirements
      6. Describe safety regulations
    7. Demonstrate proper safety procedures
      1. Interpret Safety Data Sheets
      2. Identify potential safety hazards
      3. Recognize unsafe work conditions
      4. Use safe work habits
      5. Operate safety equipment
      6. Maintain proper chemical handling and storage
      7. Select proper safety equipment
    8. Perform recordkeeping and reporting
      1. State purpose of recordkeeping system
      2. Use monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting policies and requirements
      3. Interpret data
      4. Report findings
      5. Translate technical language into common terminology
      6. Describe monthly operating report
      7. Record information
      8. Describe recordkeeping policies

  
  • WAT 308 - Wastewater Analysis

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    During this course students will perform wastewater laboratory procedures and chemistry. They will study vocabulary, equipment, techniques, hazards, hygiene and accident prevention. They will also learn correct sampling and testing techniques.
    Competencies
    1. Describe basic laboratory vocabulary, equipment, and techniques for operators.
      1. Define laboratory vocabulary.
      2. Demonstrate ability to use the metric system to express units of length, volume, weight, temperature, and concentration.
      3. State chemical names and formulas that are commonly used in wastewater analyses.
      4. Identify and describe equipment in a wastewater laboratory.
      5. Demonstrate techniques used during standardization and titration procedures .
      6. Demonstrate proper use of a spectrophotometer and graph the calibration curve of a sample.
      7. Identify and select best indicator to use for water sample testing.
      8. Organize test data, by using bench sheets, and keep accurate records.
    2. Describe personal safety and hygiene for wastewater laboratories.
      1. Practice all OSHA safety procedures for a lab.
      2. List laboratory hazards such as corrosive chemicals and materials that are infectious, toxic, explosive/flammable.
      3. Describe basic rules of laboratory safety.
      4. Explain wastewater disease prevention methods through personal hygiene.
      5. Explain proper movement and storage of chemicals.
      6. Describe safety procedures for accident prevention from electrical shock, burns, toxic fumes, waste disposal, and fire.
      7. Identify class of fire and the correct type of fire extinguisher.
      8. Operate fire extinguisher correctly.
    3. Describe quality sampling.
      1. Explain importance of proper sampling techniques and the preservation of samples until time of analysis.
      2. Prepare a representative sample.
      3. Compare grab samples to composite samples.
      4. Identify important points in sampling of raw sludge.
      5. Design and build a sampling bucket.
    4. Describe wastewater tests and procedures for operators.
      1. Compare a field test to lab test procedures when determining clarity.
      2. Explain testing for hydrogen sulfide in the atmosphere and wastewaters.
      3. Outline the procedures and calculate efficiency for settleable and suspended solids testing.
      4. Describe testing procedures for total solids and volatile solids.
      5. Identify and summarize all tests for activated sludge control, digestion control, and biosolids analysis.
    5. Explain all laboratory procedures for NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) monitoring.
      1. Use approved testing procedures to test for pollutants.
      2. Outline test procedures for acidity, alkalinity, COD, chloride, and chlorine residual.
      3. Describe the MPN method and MF method for coliform group bacteria testing and e.coli testing.
      4. Demonstrate tests for Dissolved Oxygen, PH tests, Suspended Solids tests, Settelable Solids tests and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD).
      5. Outline test procedures for hydrogen ion, metals, nitrogen, oil and grease, phosphorus, total solids, specific conductance, sulfate, surfactants, temperature, total organic carbon, and turbidity. 

  
  • WAT 309 - Water Distribution Systems I

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Distribution Class I Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Distribution Grade I certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are System Information/Components and Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Disinfection Core Competencies.
    Competencies
    1. Assess system information/components
      1. Install joint restraints and thrust blocks
      2. Perform pressure readings and physical measurements
      3. Read blueprints, readings, and maps
      4. Recognize piping material, type and size; types and sizes of pipes
      5. Select materials and type of pipes
      6. Size mains
      7. Recognize approved backflow methods and devices
      8. Explain corrosion control procedures including cathodic protection
      9. Identify fire flow requirements
      10. Use measuring instruments
      11. Discuss pipe fittings and jointing methods
      12. Use proper operation and maintenance practices
      13. Adjust equipment
      14. Identify system demand
    2. Examine wells
      1. Describe well operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation
      2. Describe wellhead protection
    3. Analyze disinfection process
      1. Describe disinfection concepts
      2. Define disinfection parameters
      3. Calculate disinfection parameters
      4. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for disinfection parameters
      5. Identify operation, maintenance, and monitoring practices and requirements
      6. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      7. Recognize proper application of chemicals
      8. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      9. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      10. Use monitoring equipment and instruments
      11. Recognize abnormal analytical results
    4. Assess disinfection process
      1. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      2. Diagnose/troubleshoot disinfection
    5. Adjust disinfection process
      1. Calibrate equipment and instruments
      2. Maintain processes in normal operating condition
      3. Use proper start-up an shut-down procedures
      4. Identify operation and maintenance practices
      5. Describe normal chemical range
      6. Modify chemical feed rates, flow patterns, and system units and equipment
      7. Confirm chemical strength
      8. Prepare chemicals
    6. Assess water storage facilities
      1. Describe water storage facilities
      2. Identify purpose of water storage facilities
      3. List benefits of water storage facilities
      4. Compare types of storage facilities
      5. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      6. Explain the purpose of booster pumps, regulatory stations, and gauges
      7. Identify operation, maintenance, and monitoring practices and requirements
      8. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      9. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      10. Recognize abnormal analytical results
      11. Calculate parameters
      12. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these parameters
      13. Identify monitoring equipment and instruments
      14. Define water storage parameters
      15. Describe troubleshooting water quality problems
    7. Diagnose/troubleshoot water quality
      1. Identify potential sources of contamination
      2. Recognize potential sources contamination
      3. Explain the importance of water quality and why water quality standards are regulated by federal, state, and local agencies
      4. Categorize water contaminants into chemical, physical, or biological in nature
      5. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      6. List causes of water quality degradation
      7. Identify monitoring equipment and instruments
      8. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      9. Analyze samples using proper techniques
      10. Recognize abnormal analytical results
      11. Describe troubleshooting water quality problems
    8. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines
      1. Define reporting and recordkeeping requirements
      2. Examine Safe Drinking Water Act, regulations, and guidelines
      3. State purpose of building codes, local codes, and ordinances
      4. Explain the Water Supply permit
      5. Outline procedures for sanitary surveys of groundwater supplies and water distribution systems
      6. Describe safety regulations
      7. List certification requirements
    9. Demonstrate proper safety procedures
      1. Interpret Safety Data Sheets
      2. Identify potential safety hazards
      3. Select proper safety equipment
      4. Operate safety equipment
      5. Recognize unsafe work conditions
      6. Use safe work habits
      7. Maintain proper chemical handling and storage
    10. Perform recordkeeping and reporting requirements
      1. State purpose of recordkeeping system
      2. Describe recordkeeping policies
      3. Use monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting policies and requirements
      4. Interpret data
      5. Record information
      6. Report findings
      7. Translate technical language into common terminology
      8. Describe monthly operating report
    11. Examine potential disasters
      1. Identify potential causes of disasters in facility
      2. Determine potential impact of disasters in facility
      3. Assess likelihood of disaster occurring
      4. Recognize preparedness contingency/contingency plan
    12. Identify types of water distribution systems
      1. Recognize types of public water systems
      2. Recognize types of water distribution systems
      3. Describe the duties of a water distribution operator
      4. Explain the skills and qualifications needed for the job
      5. Explain certification, licensing and educational requirements in water distribution occupations
      6. Describe legal and ethical concerns for operators

  
  • WAT 310 - Wastewater Collection Systems I

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Wastewater Collection Class I Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa Water Environment Association Certification Program for their Wastewater Collection Class I certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Collection System.
    Competencies
    1. Identify job classifications and duties of wastewater collection system operators.
      1. Describe wastewater collection systems.
      2. Define operation and maintenance in regards to collection systems.
      3. Summarize the problems that can develop if improper care of wastewater.
      4. Identify duties of wastewater collection system operators.
      5. Outline qualifications and education needed to perform the operator’s duties.
    2. Describe the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection systems
      1. Identify possible reasons that rehabilitation and upgrading of collection systems is considered vital.
      2. Compare highways, traffic signals, and railroad crossings operation and maintenance to wastewater collection systems and how they influence staffing needs.
    3. Explain the components and design of a wastewater collection system
      1. Explain the purpose of a wastewater collection system.
      2. Identify parts and their purpose for gravity, low-pressure and vacuum collection systems.
      3. Summarize types of appurtenances in a collection system.
      4. Identify design elements that influence operation and maintenance of a collection system.
      5. Differentiate materials used in rigid pipes, flexible pipes, pipe joints, and manholes.
      6. Analyze plans and profiles for construction of a wastewater collection system.
      7. Analyze flow during a design period to determine quantity of wastewater that the collection system will need to convey.
    4. Outline safety procedures that should be followed by wastewater collection system operators.
      1. Explain inspection procedures for equipment and vehicles.
      2. Describe traffic control regulations, work zone safety, safety devices, and concerns around the job site.
      3. Identify manhole hazards that an operator may encounter.
      4. Use confined space entry safety equipment.
      5. Demonstrate final precautions and safety procedures before, during, and after manhole entry.
      6. List types of excavations and possible hazards to the operator, including trench safety regulations and shoring requirements.
      7. Describe work situations and types of equipment that increase safety hazards around electricity.
      8. Identify OSHA standards for permissible noise exposures.
      9. Distinguish fire classification to determine type of fire extinguisher needed.
      10. Summarize basic elements of the Worker Right-To-Know program as it relates to hazardous materials and wastes.
    5. Model inspections and tests performed on wastewater collection systems.
      1. Outline types of problems found during inspection of a collection system.
      2. Describe the equipment needed, procedures to follow, and recording data from a manhole inspection.
      3. Explain the use of closed-circuit television for inspection of a collection system.
      4. Identify the purpose, equipment, and operation procedures of smoke testing, dye testing, and pipeline lamping.
      5. Compare important features of closed-circuit television equipment.
      6. Describe equipment used for TV inspection.
    6. Assess the cleaning and maintenance methods for pipelines in a sewer system.
      1. Describe cleaning and maintenance methods for pipelines in a sewer system.
      2. Identify different methods for hydraulic cleaning.
      3. Use different mechanical cleaning techniques.
      4. Explain proper maintenance procedures of bucket machines, rodding machines, and high-velocity cleaners.
      5. Evaluate the selection and application of effective chemicals for cleaning and maintaining wastewater collection systems.
      6. Examine the production of hydrogen sulfide and the need to control it.
      7. Identify chemicals that are used to control hydrogen sulfide.
      8. Choose proper cleaning equipment for stoppage.
    7. Describe underground repair methods of service lines, main lines, and manholes.
      1. Explain safety concerns, types of damages or stoppages, and work assignments for repairs of sewer lines or manholes.
      2. Outline shoring requirements and regulations for your state.
      3. Select best type of shoring for soil condition.
      4. Describe excavation, control points, bedding, pipe laying, appurtenances, and backfill during construction of sewers.
      5. List equipment, excavation, pipe cutting, cleanout, and backfilling during repair of building sewers and sewer laterals.
      6. Explain duties of a qualified inspector during sewer construction, inspections, testing, and reporting.
      7. Summarize equipment needed, pavement cutting, excavation, pipe repair, and backfilling during a main line repair process.
      8. Practice the process used for internal grouting or sealing of sewer pipes.
      9. Compare processes used to repair manhole frames, covers, bottoms, and barrels.
    8. Develop a maintenance program and frequency schedule for a lift station.
      1. Identify various types, locations, and requirements for lift stations.
      2. Describe various components of a lift station.
      3. Explain the operator’s role during planning and design of a new lift station.
      4. Outline operator’s essential tasks to maintain operational capabilities of a lift station, including pump capacity testing.
      5. Prepare and file all active records for lift station operation and maintenance.
      6. Describe set-up and equipment for emergency pumping operations.
    9. Develop a maintenance schedule for equipment used in wastewater collection systems.
      1. Demonstrate basic working knowledge of electricity to safely maintain equipment.
      2. Create a program to maintain and troubleshoot electric motors in a safe manner.
      3. Identify different types of wastewater pumps and their components.
      4. Implement a maintenance schedule for wastewater pumps.
      5. Explain operation and maintenance procedures for compressors.
      6. Summarize the purpose, properties, and process for lubrication of equipment.
    10. Implement a sewer rehabilitation program.
      1. Explain hydraulic loads and structural integrity problems during evaluation of sewer conditions.
      2. Compare data collected, statement of needs, and cost analysis to determine priorities in a sewer rehabilitation program.
      3. Describe various methods of sewer rehabilitation done without excavation.
    11. Choose safety/survival programs for wastewater collection system operators.
      1. Demonstrate awareness of hazards working in a collection system environment.
      2. Describe multiple hazards that exist during the daily routine for a collection system operator.
      3. Identify benefits of a safety/survival program.
      4. List the responsibilities of each agency structure level when establishing a program.
      5. Discuss the possible topics for monthly safety meetings.
      6. Explain who should be part of a safety committee and explain their responsibilities.
      7. Propose actions that should be taken to reduce the possibility of terrorist attacks on wastewater collection facilities.
      8. Review safety program policies or standards for permit-required confined spaces, control of hazardous energy, and personal protection equipment.
    12. Use effective administration for a wastewater collection system.
      1. Summarize the fourteen basic principles of administration.
      2. Prepare an operating plan including the mission statement, goals, and objectives.
      3. Develop personnel procedures for employment, compensation, training, employee relations, and safety.
      4. Describe administrative duties regarding requirements, management, and leasing or purchasing of equipment and tools.
      5. Explain administrative operation and maintenance of all wastewater collection system facilities.
      6. Create detailed underground maps of operation and maintenance of a wastewater collection system.
      7. Discuss the role of computers in management information, operation & maintenance, and recordkeeping of wastewater collection systems.
      8. Write a good wastewater collection system report.
      9. Summarize the benefits of having good public relations.
      10. Identify cost saving actions that can be taken to reduce the operation and maintenance budget.
    13. Describe the organizational process for wastewater collection system operation and maintenance.
      1. Examine the principles used to guide the organization of operation and maintenance.
      2. Describe the personnel organization of work activities, occupational titles, assignments, and types of crews.
      3. Summarize the reorganization of a division that operates and maintains a wastewater collection system.
      4. Explain establishing and organizing a maintenance program for preventive and emergency maintenance.
      5. Calculate performance indicators and ratings for the sewer lines and lift stations in a wastewater collection system.
    14. Select a CMOM program for a wastewater collection system.
      1. Define CMOM and explain why this program is critical to a successful collection system.
      2. Identify causes that can lead to poor performance and deterioration of a wastewater collection system.
      3. Summarize all phases of management and administration for wastewater collection systems.
      4. Outline the operation and maintenance program goals so that wastewater collection systems are compliant with regulatory requirements.
      5. Explain special elements of a CMOM program.
      6. Describe purpose, benefits, and methods of data management.
      7. Examine regulatory and public expectations regarding performance of a wastewater collection system agency.

  
  • WAT 311 - Wastewater Treatment II

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Wastewater Treatment Class II Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Wastewater Treatment Grade II certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Evaluate Physical Characteristics of Wastestream and Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes Core Competencies.
    Prerequisite: WAT 307  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate characteristics of wastestream
      1. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      2. Analyze potential contamination
      3. Assess raw wastewater
      4. Perform physical measurements
      5. Identify normal characteristics of wastewater
    2. Identify types of wastewater collection systems and treatment facilities
      1. Recognize types of wastewater collection systems
      2. Describe the duties of a wastewater treatment operator
      3. Explain the skills and qualifications needed for the job
      4. Explain certification, licensing and educational requirements in wastewater treatment occupations
      5. Describe legal and ethical concerns for operators
      6. Recognize types of wastewater treatment facilities
    3. Analyze treatment processes
      1. Identify operation, maintenance, and monitoring requirements and practices
      2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      3. Recognize proper application of chemicals
      4. Identify monitoring equipment and instruments
      5. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      6. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      7. Recognize abnormal analytical results
      8. Define treatment parameters
      9. Calculate treatment parameters
      10. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these treatment parameters
    4. Assess treatment processes
      1. Troubleshoot facility operation and maintenance
      2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      3. Compare facility performance and process units
      4. Explain facility operation and maintenance
      5. Diagnose concerns related to facility operation and maintenance
    5. Adjust treatment processes
      1. Identify operation and maintenance practices
      2. Describe normal chemical range
      3. Modify chemical feed rates, flow patterns, and process units and equipment
      4. Calibrate equipment and instruments
      5. Maintain processes in normal operating condition
      6. Prepare chemicals
      7. Use proper start-up and shut-down procedures
      8. Confirm chemical strength
    6. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines
      1. Examine Clean Water Act, regulations, and guidelines
      2. State purpose of building codes, local codes, and ordinances
      3. Explain the NPDES permit
      4. Define reporting and recordkeeping requirements
      5. List certification requirements
      6. Describe safety regulations
    7. Demonstrate proper safety procedures
      1. Interpret Safety Data Sheets
      2. Identify potential safety hazards
      3. Recognize unsafe work conditions
      4. Use safe work habits
      5. Select proper safety equipment
      6. Operate safety equipment
      7. Maintain proper chemical handling and storage
    8. Perform recordkeeping and reporting
      1. State purpose of recordkeeping system
      2. Describe recordkeeping policies
      3. Use monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting policies and requirements
      4. Interpret data
      5. Record information
      6. Report findings
      7. Translate technical language into common terminology
      8. Describe monthly operating report

  
  • WAT 312 - Water Treatment II

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Class II Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment Grade II certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Evaluate Characteristics of Source Water; Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes and Comply with Drinking Water Regulations Core Competencies.
    Prerequisite: WAT 304  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate characteristics of source water
      1. Identify normal characteristics of source water
      2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      3. Assess potential source water contamination
      4. Assess source water
      5. Describe hydrology
      6. Adjust source water
    2. Examine wells
      1. Discuss well operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation
      2. Explain wellhead protection
    3. Analyze treatment processes
      1. Define treatment design parameters
      2. Identify operation, maintenance, and monitoring requirements and practices
      3. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      4. Recognize proper application of chemicals
      5. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      6. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      7. Recognize abnormal analytical results
      8. Calculate treatment parameters
      9. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these treatment parameters
      10. Identify monitoring equipment and instruments
    4. Assess treatment processes
      1. Explain facility operation and maintenance
      2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      3. Compare facility performance and process units
      4. Diagnose concerns related to facility operation and maintenance
      5. Troubleshoot facility operation and maintenance
    5. Adjust treatment processes
      1. Identify operation and maintenance practices
      2. Describe normal chemical range
      3. Modify chemical feed rates, flow patterns, and process units and equipment
      4. Calibrate equipment and instruments
      5. Confirm chemical strength
      6. Maintain processes in normal operating condition
      7. Prepare chemicals
      8. Use proper start-up and shut-down procedures
    6. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines
      1. Examine Safe Drinking Water Act, regulations, and guidelines
      2. State purpose of building codes, local codes, and ordinances
      3. Explain the Water Supply permit
      4. Define recordkeeping and reporting requirements
      5. List certification requirements
      6. Outline procedures for sanitary surveys of groundwater supplies
      7. Describe safety regulations
    7. Demonstrate proper safety procedures
      1. Interpret Safety Data Sheets
      2. Identify potential safety hazards
      3. Recognize unsafe work conditions
      4. Use safe work habits
      5. Operate safety equipment
      6. Maintain proper chemical handling and storage
      7. Select proper safety equipment
    8. Perform recordkeeping and reporting
      1. Describe recordkeeping policies
      2. Use monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting policies and requirements
      3. Interpret data
      4. Report findings
      5. Translate technical language into common terminology
      6. Describe monthly operating report
      7. State purpose of recordkeeping system
      8. Record information
    9. Identify types of water treatment facilities and distribution systems
      1. Recognize types of water treatment facilities
      2. Recognize types of water distribution systems
      3. Identify types of public water systems
      4. Describe the duties of a water treatment operator
      5. Explain the skills and qualifications needed for the job
      6. Explain certification, licensing and educational requirements in water treatment occupations
      7. Describe legal and ethical concerns for operators

  
  • WAT 313 - Water Distribution Systems II

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Distribution Class II Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Distribution Grade II certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are System Information/Components and Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Disinfection Core Competencies.
    Prerequisite: WAT 309  
    Competencies
    1. Assess system information/components
      1. Install joint restraints and thrust blocks
      2. Perform pressure readings and physical measurements
      3. Recognize piping material, type and size; type of pipes; and size of pipes
      4. Select materials and types of pipes
      5. Recognize approved backflow methods and devices
      6. Explain corrosion control procedures including cathodic protection
      7. Identify fire flow requirements
      8. Use measuring instruments
      9. Discuss pipe fittings and jointing methods
      10. Adjust equipment
      11. Read blueprints, readings, and maps
      12. Size mains
      13. Identify system demand
      14. Use proper operation and maintenance practices
    2. Examine wells
      1. Describe well operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation
      2. Explain wellhead protection
    3. Analyze disinfection process
      1. Identify operation, maintenance, and monitoring requirements and practices
      2. Recognize proper application of disinfectant
      3. Use monitoring equipment and instruments
      4. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      5. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      6. Recognize abnormal analytical results
      7. Describe disinfection concepts
      8. Define disinfection parameters
      9. Calculate disinfection parameters
      10. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for disinfection parameters
      11. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
    4. Assess disinfection process
      1. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      2. Diagnose/troubleshoot disinfection
    5. Assess water storage facilities
      1. Identify purpose of water storage facilities
      2. Compare types of storage facilities
      3. Describe troubleshooting water quality problems
      4. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      5. Explain the purpose of booster pumps, regulatory stations, and gauges
      6. Describe water storage facilities
      7. List benefits of water storage facilities
      8. Identify operation, maintenance, and monitoring practices and requirements
      9. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      10. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      11. Define water storage parameters
      12. Calculate parameters
      13. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these parameters
      14. Identify monitoring equipment and instruments
      15. Recognize abnormal analytical results
    6. Diagnose/troubleshoot water quality
      1. Explain the importance of water quality and why water quality standards have been regulated by federal, state, and local agencies
      2. Categorize water contaminants into chemical, physical, or biological in nature
      3. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      4. Explain causes of water quality degradation
      5. Identify monitoring and instruments
      6. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      7. Analyze samples using proper techniques
      8. Recognize abnormal analytical results
      9. Identify potential sources of source water contamination
      10. Recognize potential sources of source water contamination
      11. Describe troubleshooting water quality problems
    7. Examine potential disasters
      1. Identify potential causes of disasters in facility
      2. Determine potential impact of disasters in facility
      3. Assess likelihood of disaster occurring
      4. Recognize preparedness contingency/contingency plan
    8. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines
      1. Examine Safe Drinking Water Act, regulations, and guidelines
      2. State purpose of building codes, local codes, and ordinances
      3. Explain the Water Supply permit
      4. Outline procedures for sanitary surveys of groundwater supplies and distribution systems
      5. Describe safety regulations
      6. Define reporting and recordkeeping requirements
      7. List certification requirements
    9. Demonstrate proper safety procedures
      1. Interpret Safety Data Sheets
      2. Identify potential safety hazards
      3. Use safe work habits
      4. Select proper safety equipment
      5. Operate safety equipment
      6. Maintain proper chemical handling and storage
      7. Recognize unsafe work conditions
    10. Perform recordkeeping and reporting requirements
      1. State purpose of recordkeeping system
      2. Describe recordkeeping policies
      3. Use monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting policies and requirements
      4. Interpret data
      5. Report findings
      6. Translate technical language into common terminology
      7. Describe monthly operating report
      8. Record information
    11. Adjust disinfection process
      1. Calibrate equipment and instruments
      2. Maintain processes in normal operating condition
      3. Use proper start-up an shut-down procedures
      4. Identify operation and maintenance practices
      5. Describe normal chemical range
      6. Modify chemical feed rates, flow patterns, and system units and equipment
      7. Confirm chemical strength
      8. Prepare chemicals
    12. Identify types of water distribution systems
      1. Recognize types of public water systems
      2. Recognize types of water distribution systems
      3. Describe the duties of a water distribution operator
      4. Explain the skills and qualifications needed for the job
      5. Explain certification, licensing and educational requirements in water distribution occupations
      6. Describe legal and ethical concerns for operators

  
  • WAT 314 - Wastewater Collection Systems II

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Wastewater Collection Class II Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa Water Environment Association Certification Program for their Wastewater Collection Class II certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Collection System
    Prerequisite: WAT 310  
    Competencies
    1. Outline qualifications and education needed to perform the operator’s duties
      1. Identify job classifications and duties of wastewater collection system operators
      2. Describe wastewater collection systems
      3. Define operation and maintenance in regards to collection systems
      4. Summarize the problems that can develop if improper care of wastewater collection systems occurs
      5. Identify duties of wastewater collection system operators
    2. Describe the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection systems.
      1. Identify possible reasons that rehabilitation and upgrading of collection systems is considered vital
      2. Compare highways, traffic signals, and railroad crossings operation and maintenance to wastewater collection systems and how they influence staffing needs.
    3. Explain the components and design of a wastewater collection system.
      1. Explain the purpose of a wastewater collection system
      2. Analyze flow during a design period to determine quantity of wastewater that the collection system will need to convey
      3. Identify the parts and explain their purpose for gravity, low-pressure and vacuum collection systems
      4. Explain types of appurtenances in a collection system
      5. Discuss design elements that influence operation and maintenance of a collection system.
      6. Differentiate materials used in rigid pipes, flexible pipes, pipe joints, and manholes.
      7. Analyze plans and profiles for construction of a wastewater collection system.
    4. Assess safety procedures that should be followed by wastewater collection system operators.
      1. Identify inspection procedures for equipment and vehicles
      2. Describe traffic control regulations, work zone safety, safety devices, and concerns around the job site
      3. Recognize manhole hazards that an operator may encounter.
      4. Describe confined space entry safety equipment
      5. Explain final precautions and safety procedures before, during, and after manhole entry
      6. Identify types of excavations and possible hazards to the operator, including trench safety regulations and shoring requirements
      7. Describe work situations and types of equipment that increase safety hazards around electricity
      8. List OSHA standards for permissible noise exposures
      9. Distinguish fire classification to determine type of fire extinguisher needed
      10. Summarize basic elements of the Worker Right-To-Know program as it relates to hazardous materials and wastes
    5. Evaluate inspections and tests performed on wastewater collection systems
      1. Outline types of problems found during inspection of a collection system
      2. Discuss the equipment needed, procedures to follow, and recording data from a manhole inspection
      3. Explain the purpose, equipment, and operation procedures of smoke testing, dye testing, and pipeline lamping
      4. Explore the use of closed-circuit television for inspection of a collection system
      5. Compare important features of closed-circuit television equipment
      6. Identify equipment used for TV inspection
    6. Demonstrate the cleaning and maintenance methods for pipelines in a sewer system.
      1. Describe cleaning and maintenance methods for pipelines in a sewer system
      2. Identify different methods for hydraulic cleaning.
      3. Explain proper maintenance procedures of bucket machines, rodding machines, and high-velocity cleaners
      4. Describe the selection, application, and evaluation of effective chemicals for cleaning and maintaining wastewater collection systems
      5. Select chemicals that are used to control hydrogen sulfide
      6. Examine the production of hydrogen sulfide and the need to control it
      7. Choose proper cleaning equipment for stoppage
      8. Use different mechanical cleaning techniques
    7. Assess underground repair methods of service lines, main lines, and manholes
      1. Explain safety concerns, types of damages or stoppages, and work assignments for repairs of sewer lines or manholes
      2. Outline shoring requirements and regulations for your state
      3. Select best type of shoring for soil condition
      4. Describe equipment, excavation, pipe cutting, cleanout, and backfilling during repair of building sewers and sewer laterals
      5. Discuss equipment, excavation, pipe cutting, cleanout, and backfilling during repair of building sewers and sewer laterals.
      6. Explain duties of a qualified inspector during sewer construction, inspections, testing, and reporting
      7. Examine equipment needed, pavement cutting, excavation, pipe repair, and backfilling during a main line repair process.
      8. Define repair processes for manhole frames, covers, bottoms, and barrels
      9. Clarify the process used for internal grouting or sealing of sewer pipes
    8. Develop a maintenance program and frequency schedule for a lift station.
      1. Describe a lift station in a wastewater collection system
      2. Identify various types, locations, requirements, and components of a lift station
      3. Explain the operator’s role during planning and design of a new lift station
      4. Describe operator’s essential tasks to maintain operational capabilities of a lift station, including pump capacity testing.
      5. Prepare all active records for lift station operation and maintenance
      6. Describe set-up and equipment for emergency pumping operations
    9. Maintain equipment used in wastewater collection systems
      1. Demonstrate basic working knowledge of electricity to safely maintain equipment
      2. Develop a program to maintain and troubleshoot electric motors in a safe manner
      3. Identify different types of wastewater pumps and their components
      4. Prepare a maintenance schedule for wastewater pumps
      5. Explain operation and maintenance procedures for compressors
      6. Summarize the purpose, properties, and process for lubrication of equipment
    10. Evaluate a sewer rehabilitation program
      1. Explain hydraulic loads and structural integrity problems during evaluation of sewer conditions
      2. Compare data collected, statement of needs, and cost analysis to determine priorities in a sewer rehabilitation program
      3. Identify and describe various methods of sewer rehabilitation done without excavation
    11. Describe safety/survival programs for wastewater collection system operators
      1. Demonstrate awareness of hazards working in a collection system environment
      2. Explain multiple hazards that exist during the daily routine for a collection system operator
      3. Explore benefits of a safety/survival program
      4. Discuss the levels of agency structure and explain the responsibilities of each level when establishing a program
      5. List possible topics for monthly safety meetings
      6. Explain safety program policies or standards for permit-required confined spaces, control of hazardous energy, and personal protection equipment
      7. Recognize actions that should be taken to reduce the possibility of terrorist attacks on wastewater collection facilities
      8. Describe safety committee responsibilities
    12. Assess administrative plan for a wastewater collection system
      1. Summarize the fourteen basic principles of administration
      2. Prepare an operating plan including the mission statement, goals, and objectives
      3. Develop personnel procedures for employment, compensation, training, employee relations, and safety
      4. Describe administrative duties regarding requirements, management, and leasing or purchasing of equipment and tools
      5. Explain administrative operation and maintenance of all wastewater collection system facilities
      6. Create detailed underground maps of operation and maintenance of a wastewater collection system
      7. Summarize the benefits of having good public relations
      8. Identify cost saving actions that can be taken to reduce the operation and maintenance budget
      9. Write a wastewater collection system report
      10. Clairfy the role of computers in management information, operation & maintenance, and recordkeeping of wastewater collection systems
    13. Evaluate the organizational process for wastewater collection system operation and maintenance
      1. Identify the principles used to guide the organization of operation and maintenance
      2. Explain the personnel organization of work activities, occupational titles, assignments, and types of crews
      3. Summarize the reorganization of a division that operates and maintains a wastewater collection system
      4. Organize a maintenance program for preventive and emergency maintenance
      5. Calculate performance indicators and ratings for the sewer lines and lift stations in a wastewater collection system
    14. Assess the development and implementation of a CMOM program for a wastewater collection system
      1. Explain CMOM why this program is critical to a successful collection system
      2. Identify causes that can lead to poor performance and deterioration of a wastewater collection system
      3. Research all phases of management and administration for wastewater collection systems
      4. Outline the operation and maintenance program goals so that wastewater collection systems are compliant with regulatory requirements
      5. Recognize special elements of a CMOM program
      6. Describe the purpose, benefits, and methods of data management
      7. Defend regulatory and public expectations regarding performance of a wastewater collection system agency

  
  • WAT 330 - Water and Wastewater Analysis

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    ABC Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment certification exams. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course is Laboratory Analysis Core Competency.
    Prerequisite: WAT 304  or WAT 307  
    Competencies
    1. Perform basic laboratory techniques
      1. Recognize equipment and instruments
      2. Calibrate equipment and instruments
    2. Comply with written procedures
      1. Identify standard methods
      2. Use standard methods
      3. Complete chain of custody
      4. Order supplies
    3. Prepare chemicals
      1. Recognize reagents
      2. Measure chemical weight/volume
      3. Confirm chemical strength
      4. Recognize proper chemical handling and storage
    4. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      1. Recognize sampling requirements, procedures, and preservation procedures
      2. Describe normal characteristics of water and wastewater
      3. Complete chain of custody
    5. Execute laboratory analyses
      1. Recognize proper techniques and data collection
      2. Perform required laboratory calculations
      3. Perform physical measurements
      4. Complete chain of custody
      5. Describe Quality Control/Quality Assurance practices and procedures
    6. Interpret laboratory analysis
      1. Determine what information needs to be recorded
      2. Interpret data
      3. Recognize normal and abnormal analytical results
      4. Troubleshoot equipment
      5. Accurately transcribe data
    7. Assess proper safety procedures
      1. Interpret Safety Data Sheets
      2. Identify potential safety hazards
      3. Recognize unsafe work conditions
      4. Demonstrate safe work habits
      5. Select proper safety equipment
      6. Operate safety equipment
    8. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines
      1. Describe Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act, regulations, and guidelines
      2. Explain monitoring, reporting, recordkeeping, certification, and safety regulations
    9. Perform recordkeeping and reporting
      1. State purpose of recordkeeping system
      2. Describe recordkeeping policies
      3. Organize information
      4. Recognize monitoring, record keeping, and reporting policies and requirements
      5. Interpret data
      6. Record information
      7. Report findings
      8. Translate technical language into common terminology
      9. Describe monthly operating report

  
  • WAT 351 - Wastewater Treatment III

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Wastewater Treatment Class III Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Wastewater Treatment Grade III certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Evaluate Physical Characteristics of Wastestream and Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes Core Competencies.
    Prerequisite: WAT 311  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate characteristics of wastestream
      1. Identify normal characteristics of wastewater
      2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      3. Appraise potential contamination
      4. Assess raw wastewater
      5. Perform physical measurements
    2. Explain types of wastewater collection systems and treatment facilities
      1. Describe types of wastewater collection systems
      2. Describe types of wastewater treatment facilities
      3. Describe the duties of a wastewater treatment operator
      4. Describe the skills and qualifications needed for the job
      5. Describe certification, licensing and educational requirements in wastewater treatment occupations
      6. Describe legal and ethical concerns for operators
    3. Analyze treatment processes
      1. Identify operation, maintenance practices, and monitoring requirements and practices
      2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      3. Recognize proper application of chemicals
      4. Describe monitoring equipment and instruments
      5. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      6. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      7. Recognize abnormal analytical results
      8. Define treatment parameters
      9. Calculate treatment parameters
      10. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these treatment parameters
    4. Assess treatment processes
      1. Explain facility operation and maintenance
      2. Diagnose concerns related to facility operation and maintenance
      3. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      4. Compare facility performance and process units
      5. Troubleshoot facility operation and maintenance
    5. Adjust treatment processes
      1. Identify operation and maintenance practices
      2. Describe normal chemical range
      3. Modify chemical feed rates, flow patterns, and process units and equipment
      4. Calibrate equipment and instruments
      5. Confirm chemical strength
      6. Maintain processes in normal operating condition
      7. Prepare chemicals
      8. Use proper start-up and shut-down procedures
      9. Confirm chemical strength
    6. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines
      1. Examine Clean Water Act, regulations, and guidelines
      2. State purpose of building codes, local codes, and ordinances
      3. Explain the NPDES permit
      4. Define reporting requirements
      5. Explain certification requirements
      6. Describe safety regulations
    7. Demonstrate proper safety procedures
      1. Interpret Safety Data Sheets
      2. Identify potential safety hazards
      3. Recognize unsafe work conditions
      4. Use safe work habits
      5. Select proper safety equipment
      6. Operate safety equipment
      7. Maintain proper chemical handling and storage
    8. Implement accurate recordkeeping and reporting
      1. State purpose of recordkeeping system
      2. Describe recordkeeping policies
      3. Use monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting policies and requirements
      4. Interpret data
      5. Record information
      6. Report findings
      7. Translate technical language into common terminology
      8. Describe monthly operating report

  
  • WAT 352 - Water Treatment III

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Class III Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment Grade III certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Evaluate Characteristics of Source Water; Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes; and Comply with Drinking Water Regulations Core Competencies.
    Prerequisite: WAT 312  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate characteristics of source water
      1. Identify normal characteristics
      2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal water conditions
      3. Appraise potential source water contamination
      4. Assess source water
      5. Adjust source water
      6. Describe hydrology
    2. Explain watershed protection
      1. Explain types of public water systems
      2. Describe types of public water systems
      3. Describe types of water treatment facilities
      4. Describe types of water distribution systems
      5. Describe the duties of a water treatment operator
      6. Describe the skills and qualifications needed for the job
      7. Describe certification, licensing and educational requirements in water treatment occupations
      8. Describe legal and ethical concerns for operators
    3. Analyze treatment processes
      1. Identify operation, maintenance practices, and monitoring requirements and practices
      2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal treatment conditions
      3. Recognize proper application of chemicals
      4. Describe monitoring and instruments
      5. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      6. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      7. Recognize abnormal analytical results
      8. Define treatment parameters
      9. Calculate treatment parameters
      10. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these treatment parameters
    4. Assess treatment processes
      1. Explain facility operation and maintenance
      2. Diagnose concerns related to facility operation and maintenance
      3. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      4. Compare facility performance and process units
      5. Troubleshoot facility operation and maintenance
    5. Adjust treatment processes
      1. Identify operation and maintenance practices
      2. Describe normal chemical range
      3. Modify chemical feed rates, flow patterns, and process units and equipment
      4. Calibrate equipment and instruments
      5. Confirm chemical strength
      6. Maintain processes in normal operating condition
      7. Prepare chemicals
      8. Use proper start-up and shut-down procedures
    6. Comply with State and federal regulations and guidelines
      1. Examine Safe Drinking Water Act, regulations, and guidelines
      2. State purpose of building codes, local codes, and ordinances
      3. Explain the Water Supply permit
      4. Define reporting and recordkeeping requirements
      5. Explain certification requirements
      6. Outline procedures for sanitary surveys
      7. Describe safety regulations
    7. Demonstrate proper safety procedures
      1. Interpret Safety Data Sheets
      2. Identify potential safety hazards
      3. Recognize unsafe work conditions
      4. Use safe work habits
      5. Select proper safety equipment
      6. Operate safety equipment
      7. Maintain proper chemical handling and storage
    8. Implement accurate recordkeeping and reporting
      1. State purpose of recordkeeping system
      2. Describe recordkeeping policies
      3. Use monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting policies and requirements
      4. Interpret data
      5. Record information
      6. Report findings
      7. Translate technical language into common terminology
      8. Describe monthly operating report

  
  • WAT 401 - Water and Wastewater Management

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, and Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment certification exams and by the Iowa Water Environment Association Certification Program for their Wastewater Collection certification exams. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course is Perform Security, Safety and Administrative Procedures.
    Prerequisite: WAT 311   OR
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WAT 312  
    Competencies
    1. Examine security program and procedures
      1. Explain the purpose of security
      2. Identify potential risks
      3. Describe proper security measures
    2. Evaluate safety program and procedures
      1. Explain chemical hazards
      2. Use personal protective equipment
      3. Comply with general safety and health requirements
      4. Describe proper safety procedures
    3. Assess the functions of a manager
      1. Define authority, responsibility, delegation, accountability, and unity of command
      2. Conduct employee evaluations
      3. Describe the steps necessary to provide equal and fair treatment to all employees
      4. Prepare a written or oral report on the utility’s operations
      5. Write job descriptions and prepare interview questions
      6. Conduct employee evaluations and the steps required to provide fair and equal treatment to all employees
      7. Prepare written and oral reports
      8. Explain budget, recordkeeping, and reporting information
      9. Perform necessary calculations
    4. Appraise emergency planning
      1. Determine if internal emergency resources are adequate
      2. Explain how to conduct staff training programs
      3. Develop an emergency preparedness plan
    5. Use an organizational chart
      1. Interpret an organizational chart to identify lines of authority
      2. Utilize an organizational chart to structure emergency response procedures
    6. Prepare utility record keeping.
      1. Identify important utility records.
      2. Determine how long utility records should be kept.
    7. Analyze key components of state and federal permits
      1. Interpret state and/or federal limits and regulations by examining Water Supply and Wastewater NPDES permits
      2. Distinguish state and federal requirements for spill response and reporting
      3. Prepare monthly operating reports 

  
  • WAT 410 - Advanced Water Resource Recovery

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Wastewater Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are advanced water resource recovery processes and facilities in the Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes Core Competency. Additional topics such as odor control, residual solids management, reclamation, reuse, struvite control, digester gas scrubbing, energy management, and new technologies are also included.
    Prerequisite: WAT 351  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate advanced water resource recovery treatment processes
      1. Explain why phosphorous and nitrogen are removed from wastewater
      2. Explain the different systems and processes used for phosphorous and nitrogen removal
      3. Explain how residual solids are removed from secondary effluents
      4. Summarize operation, maintenance, and monitoring requirements and practices
      5. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      6. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      7. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      8. Recognize abnormal analytical results
      9. Define treatment parameters
      10. Calculate treatment parameters
      11. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these treatment parameters
    2. Assess solids handling processes
      1. Explain operation and maintenance requirements and practices
      2. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      3. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      4. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      5. Recognize abnormal analytical results
      6. Recognize proper application of chemicals
      7. Identify monitoring equipment and instruments
      8. Define treatment parameters
      9. Calculate treatment parameters
      10. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these treatment parameters
    3. Assess odors control processes
      1. Respond to odor complaints
      2. Explain operation, maintenance, and monitoring requirements and practices
      3. Troubleshoot odor complaints
      4. Propose solutions to odor problems
      5. Discriminate between normal and abnormal odor conditions
      6. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      7. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      8. Recognize abnormal analytical results
      9. Define odor control parameters
      10. Calculate odor control parameters
      11. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these odor control parameters
    4. Optimize facility performance
      1. Evaluate facility performance
      2. Develop strategies to optimize facility performance
      3. Calculate facility performance parameters
      4. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these facility performance parameters
      5. Define facility performance parameters
      6. Identify process control strategies
      7. Select the best operational strategies to optimize process performance
      8. Describe how to operate under various loading conditions
      9. Use data to predict performance
    5. Investigate new technologies
      1. Describe the various methods of wastewater reclamation, reuse, and water resource recovery
      2. Develop operational strategies for wastewater reclamation, reuse, and water resource recovery
      3. Describe drivers shaping the future of the water resource recovery industry
      4. Identify emerging pollutants
      5. Describe treatment alternatives for emerging pollutants
    6. Examine struvite control
      1. Define struvite
      2. Describe how struvite is formed
      3. Explain struvite control methods
    7. Research digester gas scrubbing
      1. Describe the various methods of digester gas scrubbing
      2. Develop operational strategies for digester gas scrubbing equipment
    8. Explore energy management at a water resource recovery facility
      1. Identify major energy users
      2. Describe energy generation
      3. Identify ways to save or reduce energy use 
    9. Examine the importance of legislation and regulatory policies in this field
      1. Explain the impact of the Clean Water Act on the future of the water resource recovery industry
      2. Explain the impact of the Safe Drinking Water Act on the future of the water resource recovery industry

  
  • WAT 411 - Advanced Wastewater Treatment

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    his course is designed to train operators to safely and effectively operate advanced wastewater treatment processes and facilities with a special emphasis on Activated Sludge, Solids Processing, and new technologies.
    Prerequisite: Instructor Approval
    Competencies
    1. Illustrate how to operate and maintain an activated sludge treatment process.
      1. Summarize how to start-up, shut down, and maintain various activated sludge processes.
      2. Identify process control strategies for a pure oxygen activated sludge system.
      3. Describe the various methods of determining return and waste sludge rates and select the best operational strategies to optimize process perfomance.
      4. Describe how to operate an activated sludge plant under various loading conditions.
      5. Interpret a microscopic exam of activated sludge and use that information to help troubleshoot the process or to predict performance.
    2. Research various solids treatment processes.
      1. Explain the purpose of solids treatment processes.
      2. Identify potential safety hazards associated with solids treatment processes.
    3. Investigate and correct poor process performance and process odors.
      1. Respond to odor complaints.
      2. Troubleshoot odor complaints and develop a solution.
    4. Differentiate how to remove phosphorous from wastewaters using a modification of activated sludge.
      1. Explain why phosphorous is removed from wastewater.
      2. Describe some of the different systems used for phosphorous removal.
    5. Research nitrogen removal processes.
      1. Explain why nitrogen is removed from wastewater.
      2. Identify the types of nitrogen removal systems.
      3. Describe nitrification and denitrification processes.
      4. Explain how ammonia stripping, breakpoint chlorination, and ion exchange processes remove nitrogen.
    6. Research treatment processes that reclaim wastewater.
      1. Describe the various methods of wastewater reclamation and reuse.
      2. Develop operational strategies for wastewater reclamation and reuse facilities.
    7. Identify and implement corrective actions when a process becomes upset.
      1. Troubleshoot an activated sludge process that must treat both municipal and industrial wastes.
      2. Troubleshoot an activated sludge process that must treat municipal wastes.

  
  • WAT 412 - Advanced Water Treatment

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are advanced water treatment processes and facilities in the Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes Core Competency. Additional topics such as emerging contaminants, energy management, and new technologies are also included.
    Prerequisite: WAT 352  
    Competencies
    1. Assess specialized and membrane treatment processes
      1. Identify process control strategies
      2. Select the best operational strategies to optimize process performance
      3. Describe how to operate under various loading conditions
      4. Interpret laboratory data
      5. Use laboratory data help troubleshoot or to predict performance
      6. Summarize how to start-up, shut down, and maintain various processes
      7. Explain why specialized and membrane technologies are used
      8. Explain the different types of specialized and membrane technologies used
      9. Summarize operation, maintenance, and monitoring requirements and practices
      10. Discriminate between normal and abnormal conditions
      11. Collect samples using proper sampling procedures
      12. Monitor samples using proper techniques
      13. Recognize abnormal analytical results
    2. Research solids treatment processes
      1. Explain the purpose of solids treatment processes
      2. Identify potential safety hazards associated with solids treatment processes
      3. Develop operational strategies for solids treatment processes
    3. Optimize facility performance
      1. Evaluate facility performance
      2. Describe the filter evaluation process
      3. Develop strategies to optimize facility performance
      4. Identify process control strategies
      5. Select the best operational strategies to optimize process performance
      6. Describe how to operate under various loading conditions
      7. Use data to predict performance
      8. Calculate facility performance parameters
      9. Compare calculated values to recognized standards for these facility performance parameters
      10. Define facility performance parameters
    4. Research energy management at a water treatment facility
      1. Identify major energy users
      2. Explore ways to save or reduce energy use
    5. Examine the importance of legislation and regulatory policies in this field
      1. Explain the impact of the Safe Drinking Water Act on the future of water treatment
      2. Describe the USEPA Unregulated Contaminants Monitoring rule
      3. Discuss USEPA Algal Toxin Risk Assessment and Management Strategic Plan for Drinking Water
      4. Summarize the impact of the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis on Federal regulatory agencies and the water
      5. industry
      6. Explain the impact of the Clean Water Act on the future of water treatment
    6. Investigate new technologies
      1. Describe drivers shaping the future of the water industry
      2. Identify emerging contaminants
      3. Describe treatment alternatives for emerging contaminants

  
  • WAT 932 - Internship

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 12
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Students will gain practical experience through on-the- job training at an instructor-approved water or wastewater facility.
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission
    Competencies
    1. Select an approved internship that matches your career interests and set up interview.
      1. Complete a job application.
      2. Create a professional looking resume.
      3. Demonstrate appropriate interview skills for internship position.
    2. Develop acceptable employee attendance and punctuality traits.
      1. Keep accurate time sheets.
      2. Identify any reason for poor attendance or punctuality and discuss possible solutions with supervisor.
    3. Demonstrate a good work ethic and positive attitude.
      1. Identify employer expectations for an intern.
      2. Organize tasks and accept additional responsibilities.
      3. Identify your strengths and weaknesses pertaining to attitude.
      4. Develop a high level of motivation.
    4. Practice company safety policies and procedures.
      1. Attend safety meetings.
      2. Outline safety policies and procedures at your work facility.
    5. Complete designated hours of internship work experience.
      1. Verify total work hours with supervisor.
      2. Share verified hours with instructor.


Web Development

  
  • WDV 101 - Intro HTML and CSS

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Introduces current standards of HTML and CSS. Students will code HTML and CSS web pages, test them in browsers and publish them to a web server. Page layouts will use CSS techniques.
    Competencies
    1. Plan a website application project.
      1. Explain the purpose of the website.
      2. Outline the structure of the website.
      3. Prepare a storyboard for a website application.
      4. Identify the interaction of the website with other websites, i.e., links, references etc.
      5. Discuss the extent, purpose and use of graphics on the website.
      6. Identify the need and demand for website updates and changes.
      7. Examine efficiency issues such as bandwidth requirements, download speeds, etc.
    2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of image manipulation and presentation on a website application.
      1. Define and differentiate the JPG, GIF, BMP image formats.
      2. Demonstrate the impact of image resolution and size on website presentation and speed.
    3. Examine the World Wide Web Consortium website www.w3.org.
      1. Read current standards of HTML, XHTML and CSS.
      2. Read the standards of website application languages and technologies.
      3. Maintain awareness of upcoming technology changes.
    4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the current version of HTML.
      1. Define and discuss the syntax rules of HTML.
      2. Define and discuss the primary HTML elements and attributes found in a website application.
      3. List and define deprecated HTML elements and attributes and discuss how they will impact your website application.
    5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the current version of XHTML.
      1. Define XHTML.
      2. Differentiate XHTML compared to HTML.
      3. Identify the rules of XHTML that make it different from HTML.
      4. Discuss the role of XHTML in current and future website application development.
    6. Create or modify a website application using XHTML and HTML.
      1. Prepare a web page using correct head and body elements.
      2. Demonstrate how to implement heading elements.
      3. Demonstrate how to implement hypertext links.
      4. Demonstrate how to implement text elements.
      5. Demonstrate how to implement image elements.
      6. Demonstrate how to implement ordered and unordered lists.
      7. Demonstrate how to implement tables, including nested tables.
      8. Demonstrate how to implement forms and form elements.
    7. Determine how to publish a website.
      1. List and explain website hosting options.
      2. Describe the role of domain names or URLs for a website application.
      3. Demonstrate the use of ftp and other tools to publish a website to a server or host.
    8. Demonstrate a basic understanding of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
      1. Define and discuss cascading style sheets (CSS) and its role in website application.
      2. Discuss implementation considerations of CSS1, CSS2 and CSSP standards from the W3C.
      3. Define the HTML/XHTML element style and how it is used for CSS commands with HTML/XHTML.
      4. Discuss the CSS rules of precedence and inheritance.
      5. Discuss block level elements and containers.
      6. Discuss the use of the DIV and SPAN element for use with CSS.
    9. Demonstrate how to use CSS to implement the following effects on a website application.
      1. Applying and changing background colors and patterns.
      2. Setting and changing text fonts, colors, sizes and styles.
      3. Setting and changing border colors, sizes and styles.
      4. Create a three section single column layout using CSS.
      5. Create a four section two column layout using CSS.
      6. Create a four section three column layout using CSS.
      7. Create a fixed width and a floating width layout.
    10. Demonstrate the following skills using one or more website development tools.
      1. Produce a new website application.
      2. Update or modify an existing website application.
      3. Add/remove pages to the website.
      4. Define and change the navigational structure of the website.
      5. Implement XHTML syntax rules.
      6. Implement CSS formatting.

  
  • WDV 130 - Intro Photoshop for Web

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course introduces students to the use of digital imagery for websites and other electronic media. Students learn to use Adobe Photoshop to modify and enhance images for the specific purpose of placing images on websites and mobile apps. Students will learn to combine images to create exciting graphics, create vector based graphics, and create animations and video for digital media use.
    Competencies
    1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of digital images.
      1. Explain the basic definition of file formats.
      2. Identify various file formats as they pertain to digital media.
      3. Identify the appropriate file formats for digital media workflow.
      4. Describe the relationship between pixel dimension, resolution, and file size.
      5. Determine the correct size and resolution for a digital image in various projects.
      6. Crop, rotate, and resize a digital image.
      7. Optimize a digital image for web use. 
    2. Assess how color is used in digital images.
      1. Differentiate between RGB, Index, and HTML color models used.
      2. Explain RGB, and Hexdecimal color models numbering system.
      3. Determine the best color mode for a given digital media purpose.
      4. Identify Internet resources for color palettes and groupings.
    3. Evaluate Adobe Photoshop user interface.
      1. Identify and describe the function of the Photoshop menus.
      2. Identify and describe the function of the Photoshop tools.
      3. Manage workspace by utilizing various palettes.
      4. Customize and save a workspace.
      5. Identify and explain Photoshop preferences.
      6. Differentiate between application and document preferences.
    4. Utilize Adobe Photoshop tools to prepare images for web.
      1. Open, crop, and save the image in the proper file format, color mode, and resolution.
      2. Repurpose (change the file format) of an image for web use.
      3. Optimize and image using the Save For Web feature.
    5. Utilize Adobe Photoshop tools to modify and repair images.
      1. Use Photoshop tools to adjust image tonality.
      2. Use Photoshop color tools to modify and enhance image color.
      3. Utilize the paint tools to repair an image.
      4. Utilize the healing and stamp tools to repair an image.
      5. Utilize adjustment layers and selections tools to conduct basic image repair.
      6. Colorize an image.
    6. Use Photoshop selection tools and layer masking.
      1. Modify color and tonality using selection tools and/or layer masking.
      2. Apply gradient layer masking to combine images.
      3. Apply layer mask to create a vignette.
    7. Use Photoshop vector shape and type tools to create various symbols.
      1. Apply and combine custom shapes tools to create symbols.
      2. Apply text on a path to create a circular logo.
      3. Combine shapes and text to create symbols, logos, and banners.
    8. Create a prototype for mobile and desktop applications.
      1. Apply Photoshop art board tools to create multi-page prototypes.
      2. Differentiate between mobile and desktop prototype settings.
    9. Create animations and short videos.
      1. Apply Photoshop frame timeline settings to create a gif animation.
      2. Apply Photoshop video timeline settings to create a video from a still image.
      3. Create a video from a multiple still images.
      4. Add sound and test to video timeline.
      5. Combine existing videos into a new video.

  
  • WDV 150 - E-Commerce

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course will introduce the student to the basic elements of electronic commerce. It will focus on business and technical issues faced by a company that enters into the E-Commerce marketplace. Topics include defining the ecommerce market, current issues facing ecommerce, domain names, online revenue models, online payment processing, online sales tax issues, privacy policies, and copyright issues. Students may not receive course credit for both WDV 150  and BUS 150  .
    Competencies
    1. Define Electronic Commerce, hereafter defined as E-Commerce.
      1. Define E-Commerce.
      2. Identify and quantify the impact of E-Commerce on the United States economy.
      3. Evaluate the role E-Commerce plays in the economy.
      4. Identify various firms that are involved in E-Commerce, to what extent they are involved in E-Commerce and why they are involved with it.
      5. Discuss the future of E-Commerce and the impact on the traditional business environment.
    2. Identify the differences between an E-Commerce business model and traditional business models.
      1. Describe the business structure of an E-Commerce enterprise.
      2. Identify the asset requirements of an E-Commerce enterprise.
      3. Identify the technology requirements of an E-Commerce enterprise.
      4. Define the operating characteristics of an E-Commerce enterprise.
    3. Discuss the domain name as a business asset.
      1. Define the parts of a domain name.
      2. Identify the types of top level domains available to a business entity.
      3. List the steps of researching and purchasing a domain name.
    4. Review the ICANN.org organization.
      1. Discuss the foundation and structure of the organization.
      2. Identify the primary functions of the organization.
      3. List ICANN’s subsidiary service organizations and their function.
      4. Discuss the Domain Dispute process
    5. Discuss the various forms of electronic payment methods available for E-Commerce.
      1. Identify third party options for processing electronic payments.
      2. Identify integral methods of processing payments for E-Commerce transactions.
      3. Discuss the various strengths and weaknesses of these options.
      4. Discuss the impact these options would have on a firm engaging in E-Commerce.
      5. Evaluate the most appropriate option for a particular E-Commerce application.
    6. Define and discuss the following security issues.
      1. Implementation of local security options.
      2. Data protection.
      3. Ecommerce fraud.
      4. Identify theft.
      5. Protection of copyrights.
    7. Discuss the availability and impact of third-party providers on an E-Commerce business.
      1. Evaluate the role of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to the firm.
      2. Evaluate the use of a website developer.
      3. Evaluate the use of a payment processing firm.
      4. Evaluate the role of search engines, browsers and links have on the firm
    8. Discuss the potential customer base available to an E-Commerce business.
      1. Identify the E-commerce market of the United States.
      2. Identify the global ecommerce market.
      3. Identify the demographics and characteristics of the typical Internet user.
      4. Determine how this will affect the design and development of our E-Commerce

  
  • WDV 151 - Intro Web Design

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech


    This course introduces design principles and concepts as they relate to web design. Students will complete basic design projects, focusing on the main principles of design, color theory and basic typography.  Credit will not be granted for both WDV 151  and GRD 411 .
    Prerequisite: WDV 101 , WDV 130  or Instructor Approval.
    Competencies
    1. Formulate a web design proposal.
      1. List and describe the four stages of the design workflow; from discovery to implementation.
      2. Construct a client analysis and web design proposal.
      3. Prepare a flow chart demonstrating web site organization.
      4. Identify web page anatomy.
      5. List resources for images and inspiration.
    2. Interpret principles of design as they relate to web site construction.
      1. Identify sites that contain the following design principles: Unity, Proximity, Repetition, Focal point, Continuance, Isolation, Contrast, and Proportion.
      2. Discuss the role of proximity in design.
      3. Demonstrate the use of positive/negative space in a design.
      4. Examine current web design trends.
    3. Design a website that utilizes the principles of composition.
      1. List and identify web page anatomy.
      2. Identify and list basic navigation structures.
      3. Explain Grid Theory and the Rule of Thirds
      4. Construct static web page wireframe layouts that use a grid system and Rule of Thirds.
      5. Identify sites that are symmetrical and asymmetrical in layout.
      6. Construct static web page wireframe layouts that are symmetrically and asymmetrically balanced.
    4. Produce a web page prototype design using color theory and principles.
      1. Identify primary, secondary, and tertiary colors in a color wheel.
      2. Differentiate between Hue, Saturation and Value .
      3. Define the specification of Hex Decimal color.
      4. Identify various color schemes.
      5. Compare various color schemes that are applied to websites.
      6. Examine resources for color palettes and color groupings.
      7. Use online resources to develop various color palettes based upon color schemes.
      8. Describe color associations and how color is used in marketing.
    5. Produce a web page prototype design using texture and pattern.
      1. Differentiate between the terms “texture” and “pattern”
      2. Identify sites that use texture and pattern in design.
      3. Discuss the components of pattern including line, shape, and repetition.
      4. Apply textures and patterns to a static web page design.
      5. Construct a custom texture and apply to a web page design.
      6. Create seamless graphics and apply as repeating backgrounds.
    6. Produce a web page design that displays volume and depth.
      1. Define the terms “volume”, “depth”, “proportion”, and “perspective”.
      2. Describe how simulating light and shadow produces a 3-dimensional visual effect.
      3. Identify sites that use texture and pattern in design.
    7. Produce a web page prototype design that displays good use of typography.
      1. Identify the basic type categories and their uses.
      2. Identify the parts of letterform anatomy.
      3. Identify sites that use type as the main design component.
      4. Create a basic typographic logo.
      5. Apply typographic concepts to via html/css code to improve the readability of text in a web page.
      6. Apply custom fonts via html/css to a website.
      7. Create a web page design that uses type as the main design component.
    8. Compare and Contrast the use of images in web design.
      1. Identify three main criteria for choosing images.
      2. List sources for obtaining images to be used in web pages.
      3. Examine web sites that use imagery in a unique manner or as a strong communication tool.
      4. Differentiate between public domain, royalty-free, and copyright protected images.
      5. Discuss the construction of digital images in regards to pixel, pixel dimension, and file formats.
      6. Crop and optimize digital images for web use.
    9. Use design related terms to communicate design ideas.
      1. Generalize the design principles of a particular web site design
      2. Review layout, grid, and balance of a web page design.
      3. Assess a web site color palette in terms of the color scheme used and the psychological associations with that color palette.
      4. Explain how a web site uses texture, pattern, volume, and/or depth to enhance the site design.
      5. Give examples of how a web site uses type either as the main design element or how concepts are applied to improve readability.
      6. Summarize how a web site uses imagery to enhance communication.
    10. Construct a web site prototype design.
      1. Construct a prototype for a site to be viewed on a desktop computer/monitor.
      2. Construct a prototype for a site to be viewed on a mobile device, paying attention to differences in size relationships of images and text.

     

     
    Competencies Revised Date: 2019

  
  • WDV 205 - Advanced CSS

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    The course will expand upon the current use of CSS. Projects will address features of CSS3 including media queries for mobile site development, transitions and animations. Current CSS frameworks and pre-processor technologies will be featured in a project based environment.
    Prerequisite: WDV 101   or Instructor Approval
    Competencies
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles CSS2 and CSS3.
      1. Identify the key concepts of CSS2.
      2. Identify the key concepts of CSS3.
      3. Discuss the expanded role of CSS3 for web page development.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of CSS media queries
      1. Identify the commands available to media queries.
      2. Discuss the role of media queries in current web page development.
      3. Create a web page utilizing media queries.
      4. Create a multi-page website utilizing media queries.
      5. Present and discuss your website using a variety of browsers and devices.
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of one or more CSS Frameworks.
      1. Define CSS Frameworks.
      2. Identify current CSS Frameworks.
      3. Create a web page utilizing one or more CSS Frameworks.
      4. Create a multi-page website utilizing one or more CSS Frameworks.
      5. Demonstrate and discuss your website using a variety of browsers and devices.
    4. Demonstrate knowledge of one or more CSS Pre-processors
      1. Define CSS Pre-processors.
      2. Discuss advantages of using CSS Pre-processors.
      3. Identify current CSS Pre-processors.
      4. Create a web page utilizing one or more CSS Pre-processor.
      5. Create a multi-page website utilizing one or more CSS Pre-processors.
      6. Demonstrate and discuss your website using a variety of browsers and devices.
    5. Demonstrate the knowledge of CSS Transitions.
      1. Define CSS Transitions.
      2. Identify CSS Tranistions.
      3. Create a web page utilizing one or more transitions effects.
      4. Demonstrate and discuss the web page and the transitions.
    6. Demonstrate the knowledge of CSS Animations.
      1. Define CSS Animations.
      2. Discuss how CSS is being used to create animations effects for website applications.
      3. Identify CSS Animations.
      4. Create a web page utilizing one or more animation effects.
      5. Demonstrate and discuss your examples. 
    7. Demonstrate advanced navigation features using CSS.
      1. Research one or more navigation features using CSS.
      2. Create a web page utilizing one or more navigation features.
      3. Demonstrate and discuss the web page using a variety of browsers and devices.
    8. Create a capstone project featuring CSS.
      1. Design a multi-page commercially oriented website application.
      2. Implement a CSS Framework for mobile delivery.
      3. Implement a CSS pre-processor.
      4. Implement one or more CSS transitions.
      5. Implement one or more CSS animation effects.
      6. Implement an advanced navigation effect.
      7. Demonstrate the website application using a variety of browsers and devices.

  
  • WDV 221 - Intro Javascript

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Introduces the student to the concepts of the Javascript programming language and its related logic structures within an Internet browser. Will discuss the concepts of Dynamic HTML, which is the interaction of Javascript, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTML and the Document Object Model. Students will create dynamic forms, change content, and perform client-side, user-driven activities within a web page application.
    Prerequisite: WDV 101  or instructor permission.
    Competencies
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of DHTML and how it can be used within a website application.
      1. Define DHTML.
      2. Discuss the role of HTML or XHTML within DHTML.
      3. Discuss the role of CSS within DHTML.
      4. Discuss the role of Javascript within DHTML.
      5. Discuss the role of the Document Object Model within DHTML.
      6. Discuss the issue of Browser Compatibility in DHTML.
    2. Discuss the role of Javascript within Web Development.
      1. Define client side scripting languages.
      2. Discuss how Javascript is implemented within a web based application.
      3. Discuss how Javascript is interpreted and processed by a browser application.
    3. Demonstrate Javscript in a web based application.
      1. Define variables in local and global scope.
      2. Code function scripts.
      3. Code run time scripts.
      4. Create mathematical formulas using Javascript operators.
      5. Create if statements and nested if statements.
      6. Create for and while loops.
      7. Use arrays to store and retrieve data.
      8. Use event handlers to activate functions.
    4. Demonstrate the use of Javascript objects in a web based application.
      1. Use the DATE object to manipulate dates.
      2. Use the MATH object to manipulate variables and values.
      3. Use the ARRAY object to build and manipulate data.
      4. Use the GLOBAL object.
      5. Use the STYLE Object to modify CSS content.
      6. Create a Regular Expression.
    5. Use Javascript to interact with HTML Form content.
      1. Write a script that will pull data from form elements.
      2. Write a script that will modify data in form elements.
      3. Write a script that will use HTML forms to interact with the user.
    6. Create a multi page commercially oriented website application.
      1. Analyze the purpose and requirements of the business.
      2. Identify appropriate functionality for the application.
      3. Investigate the required tools and techniques to implement the functionality.
      4. Use the concepts and techniques from the course to write the application.
      5. Implement the website application on an Internet server or a commercial web server.

  
  • WDV 240 - Intro WordPress

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This hands-on course in an introduction to WordPress as an Open Source database-driven web content management software. Students learn to use WordPress to plan, design, theme and produce commercially oriented websites.
    Prerequisite: WDV 101   or Instructor Approval
    Competencies
    1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the WordPress application
      1. Discuss the brief history and current state of the WordPress application.
      2. Discuss suitable platforms for WordPress installation
      3. Download, install, and perform basic configuration of WordPress.
      4. Diagnose and resolve common installation problems.
      5. Navigate and customize the Dashboard.
      6. Demonstrate understanding of the WordPress tools & functions.
    2. Develop WordPress Posts
      1. Create a WordPress Post.
      2. Categorize and tag posts.
      3. Upload and edit media.
      4. Demonstrate understanding of advanced text formatting.
      5. Incorporate images and media into Posts.
      6. Store and publish posts.
      7. Configure and manage comments.
    3. Develop WordPress Pages
      1. Differentiate between WordPress Posts & Pages.
      2. Create a basic WordPress Page.
      3. Obtain and apply Page Templates.
      4. Organize page hierarchy.
    4. Demonstrate skill in changing and managing the appearance
      1. Select and install themes from the WordPress directory.
      2. Select and install custom themes.
      3. Use Theme Customizer to modify themes.
      4. Install and utilize Widgets in page design.
      5. Modify themes to be ready for mobile devices.
      6. Explore building a theme from scratch.
    5. Demonstrate knowledge and skill with WordPress Plugins
      1. Select and install various WordPRess Plugins.
      2. Activating and deactivating plugins.
      3. Add social media & sharing buttons.
    6. Demonstrate knowledge and skill managing users, profiles, and settings
      1. Edit a user profile.
      2. Add and manage users.
      3. Create a Gravatar profile.
      4. Modify user levels.
      5. Configure general settings.
    7. Demonstrate knowledge and skill managing and updating the WordPress site
      1. Import and apply security plugins.
      2. Create user-friendly permalinks.
      3. Troubleshoot a site crash.
      4. Update content in the site.
      5. Update version as applicable.

  
  • WDV 245 - Content Management Systems I

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This hands-on course teaches how to plan, design and produce complete, commercially oriented website applications using professional Open Source database-driven web content management software. Using an industry-standard web development server, students will learn to install, modify and maintain CMS software such as WordPress and Joomla. Site themes or “skins” will be created and modified using Dreamweaver.
    Prerequisite: WDV 101  or CIS 204  or instructor permission
    Competencies
    1. Explain the advantages of Web CMS (Content Management Systems) for the delivery of web pages.
      1. Analyze the organizational and cost advantages of designing the framework and functionality of a site before developing the ‘look and feel’.
      2. Discuss how a CMS facilitates the organization, control, and publication of content by users.
      3. Explain how assigning different levels of access to users can benefit the client during the updating process.
      4. Discuss the concept of Open Source software, the costs involved, and the advantages and disadvantages of implementing this class of software.
    2. Identify the most popular open-source CMS systems, including blog software, and their advantages and disadvantages.
    3. Integrate open source plug-ins into web site.
      1. Explain the advantages of using open source plug-ins for adding functionality to sites.
      2. Explain the advantages of using commercial plug-ins for adding functionality to sites.
      3. Demonstrate the integration of plug-ins into a CMS site to add relevant functionality.
    4. Modify CMS and blog template skins to customize the ‘look and feel’ of pages.
      1. Discuss the concept of site ‘skins’ or ‘templates’, their use, and where to download them.
      2. Modify existing CMS code with Dreamweaver to alter the colors, layout, and typography of a site.
      3. Prepare graphics in Fireworks to modify or replace the existing skin or theme of a site.
    5. Create capstone CMS based site.
      1. Create and insert custom graphics and sample text appropriate to the intent of the site and page.
      2. Modify or create a new site theme or ‘skin’ and apply to database.
      3. Research open source plug-ins that add value to site and integrate into the site.
      4. Install and setup chosen CMS software on a server.
    6. Demonstrate responsible and professional computer techniques when creating websites.
      1. Demonstrate creative thinking skills to design the user interface and graphics according to the need of the client.
      2. Research and produce quality projects within given timeframe to meet established deadlines.
      3. Verify that all pages display properly on target browsers and operating systems.

  
  • WDV 261 - Intro Flash

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Provides an introduction to a current version of Adobe Flash software. Students will explore the Flash program and will become familiar with the layout and interface. Students will learn how to draw, import, lay out, modify and animate content within Flash.
    Competencies
    1. Demonstrate the use of the Flash Software.
      1. Open and Start a Flash file.
      2. Describe the Work Area.
      3. Describe the Panels.
      4. Preview a Flash movie.
      5. Save and close a Flash file.
    2. Demonstrate the use of the Flash Timeline.
      1. Discuss Timeline properties.
      2. Discuss different frame types.
      3. Discuss different Timeline layers.
      4. Modify the Timeline of a Flash movie.
    3. Create and Modify Graphics within Flash.
      1. Discuss the use of various graphic formats within Flash.
      2. Identify the primary graphic formats for use within Flash.
      3. Demonstrate importing a graphic.
      4. Demonstrate modification of a graphic.
      5. Discuss the concept of layers.
      6. Discuss reusing graphics as symbols.
    4. Demonstrate using text effectively within Flash.
      1. Identify the Text tool.
      2. Use the Text tool to place text content.
      3. Modify the properties of a text component.
    5. Demonstrate Animation with Flash.
      1. Discuss the use of animation.
      2. Create frame by frame animations.
      3. Create motion tweens.
      4. Use motion guide layers.
      5. Create shaping tweens.
      6. Apply timeline effects.
    6. Discuss the role of Actionscript in Flash.
      1. Design a user interface layout.
      2. Create a user component.
      3. Attach a behavior to a user component.
      4. Create a script that will interact with the user.
    7. Demonstrate the use of a Flash movie.
      1. Save a Flash movie.
      2. Embed a Flash movie into an html page.
      3. Publish the html page to an Internet server.
      4. Activate the Flash movie using a user interface component.

  
  • WDV 321 - Advanced Javascript

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Use Javascript to implement client-side form data validation, browser capability and motion, as well as other dynamic content changes. Create dynamic cross-browser compatible, user-driven presentation and content with Javascript and CSS.
    Prerequisite: WDV 221  or instructor permission
    Competencies
    1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of client side data validation.
      1. Identify efficiencies of client side validation.
      2. Identify potential problems with client side validation.
      3. Identify potential security issues with using client side validation.
    2. Demonstrate client side data validation of form content.
      1. Use Javascript logic structures to validate data.
      2. Use regular expressions to validate data.
      3. Use a script to display information and instructions to a user.
      4. Use CSS to modify the presentation and location of the data.
    3. Discuss the issues of browser compatibility related to advanced scripting and CSS.
      1. Identify the primary browsers and their relative market share.
      2. Discuss the role of the DOM within a browser.
      3. Identify differences in the DOM between the primary browsers.
      4. Identify various techniques for addressing browser compatibility.
      5. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of each technique.
    4. Demonstrate techniques to handle browser compatibility issues.
      1. Code a script that will identify the browser in use.
      2. Code a script that uses object detection as browser identification.
      3. Code a script that will change settings based upon browser identification.
    5. Demonstrate motion handling using Javascript and CSS.
      1. Code a script that will modify the Style object properties of an element.
      2. Code a script that will update the Style object of the moving element.
      3. Code a script that will update the Style object of a moving element over time.
    6. Demonstrate Dynamic Content manipulation.
      1. Code a script that will replace content sections of a page with new content.
      2. Code a script that will remove content sections of a page.
      3. Code a script that will add new sections of content on a page.
    7. Demonstrate user interactions using Javascript and CSS.
      1. Change content based upon user activity.
      2. Change content based upon user preferences.
      3. Use cookies to set and use user preferences.
      4. Code a script that will reformat a web page with a different CSS stylesheet.
    8. Create a multi page commercially oriented website application.
      1. Analyze the purpose and requirements of the business.
      2. Identify appropriate functionality for the application.
      3. Investigate the required tools and techniques to implement the functionality.
      4. Use the concepts and techniques from the course to write the application.
      5. Implement the website application on an Internet server or a commercial web server.

  
  • WDV 331 - Dreamweaver Applications

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Introduces the advanced features of a current version of Dreamweaver. This will include site management tools, creation and use of templates for layout control, implementation of Sprys as well as other features. A website application will be built using Dreamweaver’s built-in database connectivity to provide server-side content delivery.
    Prerequisite: WDV 221  or instructor permission
    Competencies
    1. Demonstrate the Site Management tool within Dreamweaver.
      1. Create a new site using the Site Management tool.
      2. Select pages from the Site Panel for modification.
      3. Add new pages to the site using the Site Panel.
      4. Organize pages into folders within a site using the Site Panel.
      5. Remove pages from the site using the Site Panel.
      6. Remove a site from the Site Management tool.
      7. Produce and discuss the site reports.
      8. Publish the site to an Internet server using Dreamweaver’s FTP tool.
    2. Demonstrate the Site Management tool within Dreamweaver for use with an existing website application.
      1. Create a site using the Site Management tool for an existing website.
      2. Use the Site Management tool to build the site folder for the existing site.
      3. Select pages from the Site Panel for modification.
      4. Add new pages to the site using the Site Panel.
      5. Organize pages into folders within a site using the Site Panel.
      6. Remove pages from the site using the Site Panel.
      7. Remove a site from the Site Management tool.
      8. Produce and discuss the site reports.
      9. Publish the site to an Internet server using Dreamweaver’s FTP tool.
    3. Examine the use of Templates within Dreamweaver.
      1. Define a Template within Dreamweaver.
      2. Discuss the use of Templates within a website application.
      3. Define Editable Region of a Template.
      4. Define Optional Region of a Template.
      5. Define Repeating Region of a Template.
      6. Create a new Template.
      7. Create a new Template.
      8. Use a Template to organize the layout of a website application.
    4. Investigate Behaviors within Dreamweaver.
      1. Define behaviors within Dreamweaver.
      2. List Client behaviors available to Dreamweaver.
      3. List Server Behaviors available to Dreamweaver.
      4. Compare the use of Dreamweaver Behaviors to self scripted behaviors.
      5. Use Dreamweaver Behaviors within a website application. 
    5. Investigate using Dreamweaver to build a dynamic server side application.
      1. Compare Client Side to Server Side applications.
      2. Define PHP.
      3. Define MySQL.
      4. Define SQL.
      5. Discuss how these three technologies are used for server side applications.
      6. Use Dreamweaver to make the Site Definition.
      7. Use Dreamweaver to make the SQL Connection.
      8. Use Dreamweaver to select desired data from a database.
      9. Use Dreamweaver to add Data Placeholders for displaying content.
      10. Use Dreamweaver to display images from a database.
      11. Use Dreamweaver to format dynamic pages for proper presentation.
      12. Use dynamic content to interact with Template regions.
      13. Use Dreamweaver to publish pages to a PHP/MySQL enabled server.
    6. Investigate Sprys within Dreamweaver.
      1. Define a Spry within Dreamweaver.
      2. List Form Validation Sprys.
      3. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Form Validation Sprys.
      4. List Layout Sprys.
      5. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Layout Sprys.
      6. List Image Sprys.
      7. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Image Sprys.
      8. Use Dreamweaver to implement Form Validation Sprys.
      9. Use Dreamweaver to implement Layout Sprys.
    7. Create a multi page commercially oriented website application.
      1. Analyze the purpose and requirements of the business.
      2. Identify appropriate functionality for the application.
      3. Investigate the required tools and techniques to implement the functionality.
      4. Use the concepts and techniques from the course to write the application.
      5. Implement the website application on an Internet server or a commercial web server.

  
  • WDV 341 - Intro PHP

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course will introduce PHP as a server-side scripting language. It will introduce the MySQL database and the SQL language for use with PHP. Students will embed PHP and SQL code into HTML pages and publish them to a PHP-enabled server. Students will create a web application that will allow for user login pages, as well as add, delete and update database content to web pages.
    Prerequisite: WDV 101  and WDV 221  
    Competencies
    1. Discuss server side scripting within a website application.
      1. Define server side scripting.
      2. Explain the role of server side scripting languages.
      3. Identify server side scripting languages in the industry.
      4. Review the strengths and weaknesses of the various server side scripting languages.
      5. Discuss how server side scripting is used to provide dynamic content to a website application using databases.
    2. Demonstrate PHP as a server side scripting language for website development.
      1. Define PHP.
      2. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of PHP.
      3. Identify the system requirements to run PHP scripting code.
      4. Explain the interaction of PHP and HTML within a website application.
      5. Explain the syntax structure of PHP.
      6. Write decision logic in PHP.
      7. Write for and while loops in PHP.
    3. Discuss the MySQL database.
      1. Define an SQL relational database.
      2. Discuss the role of the database.
      3. Explain the primary parts of a database.
    4. Discuss SQL.
      1. Define SQL.
      2. Identify the role of SQL.
      3. Explain the primary commands of SQL.
    5. Demonstrate the use of MySQL.
      1. Discuss the use of the PHPAdmin tool for use with MySQL.
      2. Create a database using PHPAdmin.
      3. Create tables in a database using PHPAdmin.
      4. Update tables in a database using PHPAdmin.
      5. Delete tables in a database using PHPAdmin.
    6. Demonstrate the use of SQL within PHP.
      1. Write SQL to add rows to a table.
      2. Write SQL to modify rows in a table.
      3. Write SQL to delete rows from a table.
      4. Write SQL to access data from the database .
      5. Write SQL to modify data within a table of a database.
    7. Use PHP, MySQL and SQL to implement the following functionality in a website application.
      1. Write a user signon script that will validate the username and password.
      2. Write a script that will access data from the database and format it for delivery to the client web page.
      3. Write a script that will allow the user to modify data on the database .
      4. Write a script that will allow the user to delete data from the database.
    8. Create a multi page commercially oriented website application.
      1. Analyze the purpose and requirements of the business.
      2. Identify appropriate functionality for the application.
      3. Investigate the required tools and techniques to implement the functionality.
      4. Use the concepts and techniques from the course to write the application.
      5. Implement the website application on an Internet server or a commercial web server.

  
  • WDV 351 - Website Application Components

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Students will learn how to implement a variety of third-party components into a website application. This includes, but is not limited to, videos, audios, RSS feeds, forums, blogs, bulletin boards, widgets, e-commerce components, XML, CGI scripts and form-handling components.
    Prerequisite: WDV 221  or instructor permission
    Competencies
    1. Discuss third party components for website applications.
      1. Define third party components.
      2. Discuss the strength and weaknesses of third party components.
      3. Identify providers of third party components.
      4. Explain how to locate and download third party components.
    2. Examine the impact of using third party components.
      1. Discuss licensing issues regarding use of third party components.
      2. Discuss copyright issues regarding use of third party components.
      3. Discuss operational and resource issues regarding use of third party components.
      4. Discuss potential version issues and methods to address version compatability.
      5. Discuss the cost benefit of using third party components versus self developed components.
    3. Demonstrate how to implement a blog into a website application.
      1. Define and identify three currently available components.
      2. Discuss the features and potential weaknesses of the components.
      3. Properly register and download one of the identified components.
      4. Implement the component in a website applications located on a web server.
      5. Test and validate the use of the component.
    4. Demonstrate how to implement an RSS feed into a website application.
      1. Define and identify three currently available components.
      2. Discuss the features and potential weaknesses of the components.
      3. Properly register and download one of the identified components.
      4. Implement the component in a website applications located on a web server.
      5. Test and validate the use of the component.
    5. Demonstrate how to implement a forum into a website application.
      1. Define and identify three currently available components.
      2. Discuss the features and potential weaknesses of the components.
      3. Properly register and download one of the identified components.
      4. Implement the component in a website applications located on a web server.
      5. Test and validate the use of the component.
    6. Demonstrate how to implement an advertisement component into a website application.
      1. Define and identify three currently available components.
      2. Discuss the features and potential weaknesses of the components.
      3. Properly register and download one of the identified components.
      4. Implement the component in a website applications located on a web server.
      5. Test and validate the use of the component.
    7. Demonstrate how to implement a photo gallery into a website application.
      1. Define and identify three currently available components.
      2. Discuss the features and potential weaknesses of the components.
      3. Properly register and download one of the identified components.
      4. Implement the component in a website applications located on a web server.
      5. Test and validate the use of the component.
    8. Demonstrate how to implement a widget component into a website application.
      1. Define and identify three currently available components.
      2. Discuss the features and potential weaknesses of the components.
      3. Properly register and download one of the identified components.
      4. Implement the component in a website applications located on a web server.
      5. Test and validate the use of the component.
    9. Demonstrate how to implement an embedded video and player into a website application.
      1. Define and identify three currently available components.
      2. Discuss the features and potential weaknesses of the components.
      3. Properly register and download one of the identified components.
      4. Implement the component in a website applications located on a web server.
      5. Test and validate the use of the component.
    10. Demonstrate how to implement a streaming video player into a website application.
      1. Define and identify three currently available components.
      2. Discuss the features and potential weaknesses of the components.
      3. Properly register and download one of the identified components.
      4. Implement the component in a website applications located on a web server.
      5. Test and validate the use of the component.
    11. Demonstrate how to implement an embedded audio and player into a website application.
      1. Define and identify three currently available components.
      2. Discuss the features and potential weaknesses of the components.
      3. Properly register and download one of the identified components.
      4. Implement the component in a website applications located on a web server.
      5. Test and validate the use of the component.
    12. Demonstrate how to implement a streaming audio player into a website application.
      1. Define and identify three currently available components.
      2. Discuss the features and potential weaknesses of the components.
      3. Properly register and download one of the identified components.
      4. Implement the component in a website applications located on a web server.
      5. Test and validate the use of the component.
    13. Demonstrate how to implement CGI form processor into a website application.
      1. Define and identify three currently available components.
      2. Discuss the features and potential weaknesses of the components.
      3. Properly register and download one of the identified components.
      4. Implement the component in a website applications located on a web server.
      5. Test and validate the use of the component.
    14. Demonstrate how to implement a third party payment processor into a website application.
      1. Define and identify three currently available components.
      2. Discuss the features and potential weaknesses of the components.
      3. Properly register and download one of the identified components.
      4. Implement the component in a website applications located on a web server.
      5. Test and validate the use of the component.

  
  • WDV 441 - Advanced PHP

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Expands the use of PHP, MySQL and SQL to create a functional Content Management System (CMS). Will include advanced functionality such as shopping carts, search, payment processing, reporting, AJAX, etc.
    Prerequisite: WDV 341  or instructor permission
    Competencies
    1. Use PHP, MySQL and SQL to implement the following functionality in a website application.
      1. Authenticate and maintain usernames and passwords.
      2. Create scripts that will use database content to populate pages of thewebsite.
      3. Create scripts that will allow the client to add, modify, delete database content.
      4. Create scripts that will provide shopping cart functionality.
      5. Create scripts that will provide online payment processing connections.
      6. Create scripts that will search database content based on user input.
      7. Create scripts that will store, access and use user specific content such as preferences, shipping, billing and purchase information.
    2. Demonstrate basic security using database scripts within website applications.
      1. Discuss primary data security concerns in website applications.
      2. Explain industry techniques for data protection.
      3. Write scripts that implement basic security techniques in website applications.
    3. Demonstrate basic Ajax functionality using PHP scripts.
      1. Define AJAX
      2. Discuss the role of AJAX in current website applications
      3. Write scripts that implement basic AJAX concepts.
    4. Create a multi page commercially oriented website application.
      1. Analyze the purpose and requirements of the business.
      2. Identify appropriate functionality for the application.
      3. Investigate the required tools and techniques to implement the functionality.
      4. Use the concepts and techniques from the course to write the application.
      5. Implement the website application on an Internet server or a commercial web server.

  
  • WDV 445 - Content Management Systems II

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Hands-on course uses industry-standard Open Source content management system (CMS) software to build and deploy commercially oriented websites on an Internet server. Software could include Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress or other currently available software. Students may not receive course credit for both WDV 446  and WDV 445  .
    Prerequisite: WDV 245  or instructor permission
    Competencies
    1. Explain the advantages of Web CMS (Content Management Systems) for the delivery of web pages.
      1. Analyze the organizational and cost advantages of designing the framework and functionality of a site before developing the ‘look and feel’.
      2. Discuss how a CMS facilitates the organization, control, and publication of content by users.
      3. Explain how assigning different levels of access to users can benefit the client during the updating process.
      4. Discuss the concept of Open Source software, the costs involved, and the advantages and disadvantages of implementing this class of software.
    2. Compare the current CMS software to software used in other courses.
      1. Compare and contrast the features available to the software.
      2. Compare and contrast the user interface between the applications.
      3. Compare and contrast the ease of use between the applications.
      4. Discuss what type of websites would work best for each of the software applications.
    3. Integrate open source plug-ins into web site.
      1. Explain the advantages of using open source plug-ins for adding functionality to sites.
      2. Explain the advantages of using commercial plug-ins for adding functionality to sites.
      3. Demonstrate the integration of plug-ins into a CMS site to add relevant functionality.
    4. Modify CMS template skins to customize the ‘look and feel’ of pages.
      1. Discuss the concept of site ‘skins’ or ‘templates’, their use, and where to download them.
      2. Modify existing CMS code with Dreamweaver to alter the colors, layout, and typography of a site.
      3. Prepare graphics in Fireworks to modify or replace the existing skin or theme of a site.
    5. Create capstone CMS based site.
      1. Create and insert custom graphics and sample text appropriate to the intent of the site and page.
      2. Modify or create a new site theme or ‘skin’ and apply to database.
      3. Research open source plug-ins that add value to site and integrate into the site.
      4. Install and setup chosen CMS software on a server.
    6. Demonstrate responsible and professional computer techniques when creating websites.
      1. Demonstrate creative thinking skills to design the user interface and graphics according to the need of the client.
      2. Research and produce quality projects within given timeframe to meet established deadlines.
      3. Verify that all pages display properly on target browsers and operating systems.

  
  • WDV 446 - Intro Drupal

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This hands-on course is an introduction to Drupal as an Open Source database-driven web content management software. Students learn to use Drupal to plan, design, theme and produce commercially oriented websites. Students may not receive course credit for both WDV 446  and WDV 445  .
    Prerequisite: WDV 341   or Instructor Approval
    Competencies
    1. Explain the advantages of Web CMS (Content Management Systems) for the delivery of web pages
      1. Analyze the organizational and cost advantages of designing the framework and functionality of a site before developing the “look and feel”.
      2. Discuss how a CMS facilitates the organization, control, and publication of content by users.
      3. Explain how assigning different levels of access to users can benefit the client during the updating process.
      4. Discuss the concept of Open Source software, the costs involved, and the advantages and disadvantages of implementing this class of software. 
    2. Compare the current CMS software to software used in other courses
      1. Compare and contrast the features available to the software.
      2. Compare and contrast the user interface between the applications.
      3. Compare and contrast the ease of use between the applications.
      4. Discuss what type of websites would work best for each of the software applications.
    3. Integrate open source plug-ins into web site
      1. Explain the advantages of using open source plug-ins for adding functionality to sites.
      2. Explain the advantages of using commercial plug-ins for adding functionality to sites.
      3. Demonstrate the integration of plug-ins into a CMS site to add relevant functionality.
    4. Modify CMS template skins to customize the “look and feel” of pages
      1. Discuss the concept of site “skins” or “templates”, their use, and where to download them.
      2. Modify existing CMS code with Dreamweaver to alter the colors, layout, and typography of a site.
      3. Prepare graphics in Fireworks to modify or replace the existing skin or theme of a site.
    5. Demonstrate responsible and professional computer techniques when creating websites
      1. Demonstrate creative thinking skills to design the user interface and graphics according to the need of the client.
      2. Research and produce quality projects within given timeframe to meet established deadlines.
      3. Verify that all pages display properly on target browsers and operating systems.
    6. Create capstone CMS based site
      1. Create and insert custom graphics and sample text appropriate to the intent of the site and page.
      2. Modify or create a new site theme or “skin” and apply to database.
      3. Research open source plug-ins that add value to site and integrate into the site.
      4. Install and setup chosen CMS software on a server.

  
  • WDV 490 - Website Applications Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Students will build, update or modify new or existing commercially oriented website applications. Projects will include project planning, time estimating, group projects, version control and commercial web host interfaces.
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission
    Competencies
    1. Participate in a new website application project.
      1. Compile the client requirements and expectations.
      2. Analyze the client requirements.
      3. Develop a project plan to address the customer requirements.
      4. Estimate time required and approximate cost of client requirements.
      5. Explain the project plan to the client.
      6. Diagram the work flow of the project among the developers.
      7. Organize the work and results of the project.
      8. Explain delays, problems and results to the client.
      9. Present regular updates to a client, individually or as a group.
    2. Create a multi page commercially oriented website application based upon the project.
      1. Investigate the tools and techniques available to implement the functionality.
      2. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each technique.
      3. Select the tools and technologies for developing the website application.
      4. Use the concepts and techniques from the program to write the website application according to the project plan.
      5. Implement the website application on an Internet server or a commercial web server.
    3. Participate in a redesign of an existing website application.
      1. Compile the client requirements and expectations.
      2. Review the existing website application and its structure.
      3. Identify and discuss where existing elements will be used, modified or replaced.
      4. Develop a project plan to address the customer requirements.
      5. Estimate time required and approximate cost of client requirements.
      6. Explain the project plan to the client.
      7. Diagram the work flow of the project among the developers.
      8. Organize the work and results of the project.
      9. Explain delays, problems and results to the client.
      10. Present regular updates to a client, individually or as a group.
    4. Redesign a multi page commercially oriented website application.
      1. Identify appropriate tools and technologies required for the redesign.
      2. Create new pages within the existing website application structure.
      3. Modify existing pages as indicated.
      4. Implement the website application on an Internet server or a commercial web server.
    5. Participate in the maintenance of an existing website application.
      1. Compile the client requirements and expectations.
      2. Develop a project plan to address the client requirements.
      3. Estimate time required and approximate cost of customer requirements.
      4. Explain the project plan to the client.
      5. Diagram the work flow of the project among the developers.
      6. Organize the work and results of the project.
      7. Explain delays, problems and results to the client.
      8. Present regular updates to a client, individually or as a group.
    6. Update a multi page commercially oriented website application as indicated.
      1. Review the existing structure of the website application.
      2. Modify page(s) as indicated.
      3. Validate changes to work as expected within the website application.
      4. Implement the website application on an Internet server or a commercial web server.
      5. Validate updates with the client for approval.
    7. Practice project and time management.
      1. Estimate time required to perform a process within a project.
      2. Track actual time to perform the process.
      3. Point out significant discrepancies.
      4. Refine process estimation with each project.
    8. Create documentation for processes and work performed.
      1. Prepare project documentation for the client.
      2. Prepare project documentation for group members.
      3. Prepare time and cost estimates for projects.
      4. Compare estimates to actual performance.
      5. Evaluate differences.
      6. Identify improvements to address the differences.

  
  • WDV 495 - Emerging Technologies Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Explore the constant changes that occur rapidly in this field. Examine and discuss how current and future technologies may affect current website applications and future development. Recommended for those with a strong diverse background, interest and/or experience with website applications.
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission
    Competencies
    1. Assess the various emerging technology trends occurring in website development.
      1. Identify industry websites discussing web development technology.
      2. Identify industry periodicals discussing web development technology.
      3. Review these sources to assemble three or more emerging technology trends that affect the tools and technologies of website development.
    2. For each emerging technology compile information regarding current and future status.
      1. Research the technology using industry information resources.
      2. Review publications that discuss the emerging technology.
      3. Summarize available resources for each trend.
    3. Investigate each emerging technology.
      1. Identify current uses of the technology.
      2. Identify proposed uses of the technology.
      3. Identify current technologies that will be impacted by the emerging technology.
      4. Discuss potential impacts, positive and negative, of the emerging technology on current technology implementations.
    4. Examine aspects of each emerging technology.
      1. Implement one or more examples of the emerging technology within a website application.
      2. Explore different uses of the examples.
      3. Review the results of the examples.
      4. Identify positive and negative impacts of the new technology.
    5. Assess the possible impact of each emerging technology on the technologies current available for web development given your examination.
      1. Discuss the strengths of the technology.
      2. Discuss the issues facing the technology.
      3. Identify implementation issues still facing the emerging technologies.
      4. Estimate viability of the emerging technology being generally adopted for use.
    6. Summarize the potential impact of each emerging technology.
      1. Discuss the potential of the emerging technology to become a standard technology.
      2. Estimate the time frame of full adoption of the technology.
      3. List possible positive benefits of the technology.
      4. List possible negative benefits of the technology.
      5. Explain potential impacts on current website applications.
      6. Explain potential impacts on new website applications.
    7. Prepare and present a plan to best address each of the emerging technologies.
      1. Discuss your opinion of the future of the emerging technology.
      2. Discuss how you are going to continue to follow and review the emerging technology.
      3. Present alternatives for addressing the emerging technology in your current and future website applications.

  
  • WDV 521 - Intro Ajax

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech


    Student will plan and develop advanced client-side applications. Ajax and related frameworks will be introduced and used to create rich Internet applications. Applications will communicate with server applications using Ajax technologies including Javascript, XML and SOAP.
    Prerequisite: WDV 321  or instructor permission
    Competencies
    During this course, the student will be expected to:

     

    1. Discuss Ajax as a dynamic web application technology
      1. Describe the advantages of an AJAX application
      2. Identify examples of current AJAX applications
      3. Define the components of an AJAX application
      4. Describe the functionality of each component
      5. Identify problems with using AJAX
      6. Discuss the current and future use of AJAX in web development
    2. Discuss the XML technology
      1. Describe the basis of XML
      2. Discuss the role of XML in current website applications
      3. Identify the syntax rules of an XML document
      4. Define ‘well formed’ and ‘validated’ related to XML documents
      5. Discuss how XML is used within the AJAX environment
    3. Discuss the Javascript technology
      1. Discuss the role of Javascript in current website applications
      2. Discuss the interaction of Javascript with the Browser
      3. Discuss how Javascript is used within the AJAX environment
    4. Discuss the Document Object Model (DOM)
      1. Describe the role of the DOM in current website applications
      2. Discuss the process of the browser for displaying content
      3. Discuss how AJAX changes the process of displaying content within a browser
      4. Compare client side activity to sever side activity within the browser
    5. Discuss the XMLHttpRequest Object
      1. Define the object
      2. Discuss the role of the object in AJAX applications
      3. Identify the methods available to the object
    6. Demonstrate the use of Javascript within an AJAX application
      1. Create a Javascript function that will process XML content
      2. Activate the function with one or more event handlers
      3. Test the function
      4. Implement the function within an application on an Internet Server
    7. Demonstrate the use of XML content within an AJAX application
      1. Create a well-formed XML document
      2. Access an XML document from within the AJAX application
      3. Use the content from the XML document to modify a web page
      4. Test the application
      5. Implement that application on an Internet server
    8. Demonstrate the use of the XMLHttpRequest object to gather content from a server
      1. Create an XMLHttpRequest object
      2. Use the methods of the object to gather content from an Internet server
      3. Use the content from the object within the application
      4. Update the content of a webpage within the browser using the content from the server
      5. Implement the object in a website application on an Internet Server
    9. Demonstrate the use of AJAX without access to the XMLHttpRequest object
      1. Identify alternative methods to accessing dynamic content
      2. Discuss the issues of the alternatives for web development
      3. Implement one of the alternative methods
      4. Update the content of a webpage within the browser using the content from the alternative method
      5. Implement the object in a website application on an Internet Server
    10. Discuss tools available for AJAX development
      1. Identify various frameworks using AJAX concepts
      2. Discuss the role of these frameworks
      3. Identify various libraries and toolkits available for AJAX development
      4. Discuss the role of these tools
    11. Create an AJAX driven web application.          
      1. Research a business application that would benefit by the use of AJAX
      2. Discuss the use of various AJAX tools and concepts for use in the application
      3. Select the tools and concepts to be used in the application
      4. Create the application using the selected tools and concepts
      5. Test and validate the application
      6. Implement the website application on an Internet server or a commercial web server.
      7. Demonstrate the application

  
  • WDV 541 - PHP Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Explore the continuing changes and updates with PHP. Examine and discuss how current and future PHP technologies may affect current website applications and future development. Recommended for those with a strong diverse background, interest and/or experience with PHP and website applications.
    Prerequisite: WDV 441  or instructor permission
    Competencies
    1. Classify PHP security issues.
      1. Research PHP security issues.
      2. List the top PHP security issues.
      3. Discuss the potential problems facing a PHP website application for each security issue.
      4. Research suggested techniques to address the security issues. 
    2. SQL and database security within a PHP website application.
      1. Discuss the concept of exposed credentials.
      2. Identify options to prevent exposed credentials.
      3. Code an example of an exposed credentials and how to prevent it.
      4. Discuss the concept of SQL injection.
      5. Identify options to prevent SQL injection.
      6. Code an example of a SQL injection and how to prevent it.
      7. Discuss the concept of exposed data.
      8. Identify option to prevent exposed data.
      9. Code an example of exposed data and how to prevent it. 
    3. Authentication and Authorization security within a PHP website application.
      1. Discuss the concepts of database authentication and how is it used in PHP.
      2. Identify options to protect PHP authentication processes.
      3. Code an example of a secure PHP authentication process.
      4. Implement the PHP example within a website application on a server.
      5. Discuss the concepts of authorization how it is used in PHP.
      6. Identify options to protect PHP authorization processes.
      7. Code an example of a secure authorization process.
      8. Implement the PHP example within a website application on a server.
    4. Discuss the use of Object Oriented (OOP) PHP.
      1. Define object oriented programming development concepts.
      2. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of using OOP concepts with PHP.
      3. Research examples of OOP PHP applications and techniques.
    5. Produce an OOP PHP application example.
      1. Code PHP using OOP concepts.
      2. Implement the PHP example within a website application on a server.
      3. Compare the OOP example to traditional PHP.
      4. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using OOP.
    6. Explain PHP Frameworks.
      1. Define the concept of a framework.
      2. List advantages and disadvantages of using framework.
      3. Identify current PHP frameworks.
      4. Select a current PHP framework to use as an example.
    7. Produce a PHP example using a selected framework.
      1. Load the selected framework.
      2. Review the framework and its related components.
      3. Discuss how to implement and use the framework.
      4. Code a PHP application using the framework.
      5. Implement the application on a server.
      6. Evaluate the application results.
    8. Investigate current issues facing the PHP development environment.
      1. Identify current issues using industry resources.
      2. Discuss possible impacts of the issues.
      3. Predict possible outcome given the issues.
      4. Examine options for addressing the issues.
      5. Discuss the future role of PHP in web development.

  
  • WDV 932 - Web Development Internship

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 12
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Work-related opportunities provide significant experience for web developers. Students who are working or have an opportunity to work in a position that primarily uses web development knowledge and skills may use this course. Students are expected to find their own internship opportunity.
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission
    Competencies
    1. Describe duties completed through internship.
      1. Utilize knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for web developers.
      2. Recognize the importance of applying and learning new skills.
    2. Perform entry-level web development related work.
      1. Modify content or presentation on a published website application.
      2. Perform the work as instructed using the tools provided by the employer.
      3. Complete proper paperwork related to job.
      4. Accomplish assigned tasks to employer satisfaction.
    3. Apply techniques and skills learned in the course work of the program.
      1. List the required skills involved in the internship.
      2. Learn to work under pressure.
      3. Describe personal growth in the skills used during the internship.
    4. Display knowledge of the workflow processes of the employer.
    5. Observe policies, procedures and regulations.
      1. Identify employer expectations for an intern.
      2. List employer policies and procedures to be complied with.
    6. Develop knowledge of “people skills” required by a web developer.
      1. Display a positive attitude.
      2. Display good performance.
      3. Attend the required hours.
      4. Display ability to work with others.
    7. Project professional appearance.
      1. Identify and follow the specified dress code.
      2. Avoid tardiness.
      3. Use employer time and resources only for work related activities.
    8. Develop ability to show initiative.
    9. Develop pride in doing a job well.
    10. Summarize the impact of the internship.
      1. Discuss your level of satisfaction with the internship.
      2. Discuss how the internship affected your attitudes or ideas about working in the
      3. web development field.
      4. Discuss the impact of the internship on your personal work skills.
      5. Discuss the impact of the internship on your web development knowledge and skills.
      6. Summarize your internship experience on your resume.


Welding

  
  • WEL 208 - Intro to Fabrication

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Gain exposure to processes, equipment and safety in the manufacturing environment. Correctly select, read and calibrate appropriate measuring instruments. Learn appropriate use of fabrication equipment and apply basic lay-out techniques utilizing hand-tools. Heat and cut steel with oxygen/acetylene torch equipment.
    Prerequisite: Instructor Approval
    Competencies
    1. Demonstrate the understanding of Hazard Recognition and proper selection, use and care of Personal Protective Equipment and Ergonomics
      1. Explain identification and mitigation in regards to hazard recognition.
      2. Explain selection, care and use of Personal Protective Equipment
      3. Perform appropriate stretching exercises
      4. Define ergonomics and correctly apply
    2. Discuss common manufacturing processes and operations
      1. Observe proper sequence of fabrication equipment
    3. Describe basic fabrication equipment
      1. Examine Shear use, Press Brake use, Drill Press use, Plasma Cutter use, Oxy-Acetylene burning machine, Punch Press use, Iron Worker use, Horizontal Band Saw use, and Grinder use
    4. Demonstrate the safe use of and the proper selection and care of applicable hand and power tools
      1. Identify power tools and their uses
      2. Discuss safety, proper selection and care of hand and power tools
    5. Describe the basic principles of material properties
      1. Review and Discuss ASTM information on material composition and properties
      2. Identify material composition and properties
    6. Describe basic material shapes and applications
      1. Discuss supplier steel book pertaining to shapes and material configurations
      2. Identify shapes and material configurations
    7. Demonstrate the proper selection and care of measuring tools.
      1. Discuss proper selection of measuring tools
      2. Care and calibrate measuring tools accurately
      3. Demonstrate use of measuring tape, machinist rule, inside and outside calipers and inside and outside micrometers
    8. Demonstrate basic lay-out equipment
      1. Utilize combination square set, a scribe and an angle protractor
    9. Develop techniques using layout and measuring tools
      1. Demonstrate abilities to lay out accurate feature locations
      2. Determine appropriate tools and methods to produce the assigned items from blueprint specifications.
    10. Lay-out a basic project to demonstrate individual competence of skills as per industry standards.
      1. Accurately read blueprint and determine fabrication equipment sequence
      2. Select proper measuring and lay-out tools.
      3. Lay-out features and weldments accurately per blueprint specifications
    11. Heat and cut with oxygen/acetylene based torch equipment

  
  • WEL 228 - Welding Safety/Health: SENSE1

    Credits: 1
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course will provide students with orientation to the welding profession and will cover the basics of safety & health within the welding profession. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1, Module 1 and Module 2 - Key Indicators 1-6.
    Competencies
    1. Understand the function of a welder in industry including knowledge of shop operations
      1. Create time or job cards, reports or records.
      2. Perform housekeeping duties
      3. Follow verbal instructions to complete work assignments
      4. Follow written instructions to complete work assignments
    2. Demonstrate proper safe operation practices in the work area, as described in ANSI Z 49.2 Section 4, Protection of personnel and the general area & ANSI Z 49, Part 1 General Aspects and applicable OSHA regulations.
      1. Demonstrate proper use and inspection of personal protection equipment (PPE)
      2. Demonstrate proper safe operation practices in the work area
      3. Demonstrate proper use and inspection of ventilation equipment
      4. Demonstrate proper Hot Zone operation
      5. Demonstrate proper work actions for working in confined spaces
      6. Demonstrate proper use of precautionary labeling and SDS information 

  
  • WEL 233 - Print Read/Sym Inter: SENSE1

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Provides instruction in interpreting elements of welding prints (drawings or sketches), focusing on measurement, American Welding Society welding symbols, and fabrication requirements. Students will understand how to prepare, assemble and tack welding parts according to drawings or sketches, using proper materials and tools. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 3: Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation, Key Indicators 1 and 2.  Students will not receive credit for both    WEL 233  and WEL 111 .
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: Any DMACC AAS MAT, ELT & BUS course.
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate welding drawings or sketches
      1. Locate information in AWS A3.0 Standard Welding Terms and Definitions
      2. Identify line types, dimensions and tolerances
      3. Understand line types, dimensions and tolerances
      4. Comprehend drawing notes
      5. Interpret elements of a title block and bill of material
    2. Interpret welding symbol information
      1. Locate information in AWS Documents including AWS A2.4 Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing and Non-Destructive Examination
      2. Identify elements of welding symbols
      3. Explain application of welding symbols 
    3. Perform conversion between US and SI units
      1. Complete conversions within US units
      2. Complete conversions within SI units
    4. Produce a multiview sketch
      1. Create a side view, front view and top view drawing of an element
      2. Generate dimensions for drawings
      3. Add welding symbols to drawings
    5. Evaluate quality as it relates to producing parts from prints
      1. Understand the relationship between a print and a fabricated part
      2. Compare and contrast properly and improperly made parts

  
  • WEL 236 - Advanced Arc Welding I (GMAW)

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the flat and horizontal positions limited GMAW.
    Prerequisite: Welding diploma required  
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity. 
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode.
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.
    7. Position 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate in the flat and vertical up positions and weld groove complete.
    8. Cut 1” off each end of plate after welded, grind each end to smooth finish.
    9. Remove back up strip with Oxy-Acetylene rivet cutting tip and grind root and face of plate flush.
    10. Measure and mark remaining 3” piece in half and cut with band saw and grind 1/8” chamfer on corners.
    11. Operate guided bend tester, bend 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 10”, one face bend and the other root bend.
    12. Evaluate each piece to see that there is no defect over 1/8” in any direction.
    13. Lab test over flat and horizontal for final grade.

  
  • WEL 237 - Advanced Arc Welding II (GMAW)

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the vertical and overhead positions limited GMAW.
    Prerequisite: Welding diploma required  
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity.
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode.
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.
    7. Position 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate in the flat and vertical up positions and weld groove complete.
    8. Cut 1” off each end of plate after welded, grind each end to smooth finish.
    9. Remove back up strip with Oxy-Acetylene rivet cutting tip and grind root and face of plate flush.
    10. Measure and mark remaining 3” piece in half and cut with band saw and grind 1/8” chamfer on corners.
    11. Operate guided bend tester, bend 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 10”, one face bend and the other root bend.
    12. Evaluate each piece to see that there is no defect over 1/8” in any direction.
    13. Lab test over flat and horizontal for final grade.

  
  • WEL 238 - Adv Arc I GMAW Unlimited

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the flat and horizontal positions unlimited GMAW.
    Prerequisite: Welding diploma required  
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity.
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode.
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.
    7. Position 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate in the flat and vertical up positions and weld groove complete.
    8. Cut 1” off each end of plate after welded, grind each end to smooth finish.
    9. Remove back up strip with Oxy-Acetylene rivet cutting tip and grind root and face of plate flush.
    10. Measure and mark remaining 3” piece in half and cut with band saw and grind 1/8” chamfer on corners.
    11. Operate guided bend tester, bend 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 10”, one face bend and the other root bend.
    12. Evaluate each piece to see that there is no defect over 1/8” in any direction.
    13. Lab test over flat and horizontal for final grade.

  
  • WEL 239 - Adv Arc II GMAW Unlimited

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the vertical and overhead positions unlimited GMAW.
    Prerequisite: Welding diploma required  
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity.
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode.
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.
    7. Position 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate in the flat and vertical up positions and weld groove complete.
    8. Cut 1” off each end of plate after welded, grind each end to smooth finish.
    9. Remove back up strip with Oxy-Acetylene rivet cutting tip and grind root and face of plate flush.
    10. Measure and mark remaining 3” piece in half and cut with band saw and grind 1/8” chamfer on corners.
    11. Operate guided bend tester, bend 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 10”, one face bend and the other root bend.
    12. Evaluate each piece to see that there is no defect over 1/8” in any direction.
    13. Lab test over flat and horizontal for final grade.

  
  • WEL 244 - GMAW Sh Cir Transfer: SENSE1

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques of Gas Metal Arc Welding Short-Circuiting Transfer. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel, in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended. This course aligns with SENSE Level 1 Module 5 Key Indicators 1-7. Students will not receive credit for both WEL 244 and WEL 181 .
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 228  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate GMAW-S equipment, accessories and consumables to ensure proper safety and operations
      1. Perform safety inspections
      2. Complete minor external repairs to GMAW equipment
      3. Set up GMAW-S equipment per WPS for welding on carbon
    2. Produce fillet welds in all positions on carbon steel
      1. Complete a fillet weld in the flat position
      2. Complete a fillet weld in the horizontal position
      3. Complete a fillet weld in the vertical position
      4. Complete a fillet weld in the overhead position
    3. Produce groove welds in all positions on carbon
      1. Complete a groove weld in the flat position
      2. Complete a groove weld in the horizontal positon
      3. Complete a groove weld in the vertical positon
      4. Complete a groove weld in the overhead positon
    4. Evaluate welds to ensure AWS D.1.1 standards are met
      1. Analyze completed welds
      2. Adjust welding technique

  
  • WEL 245 - GMAW Spray Transfer: SENSE1

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas Shielded). Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for its successful completion. It aligns to SENSE Level 1, Module 6 - Key Indicators 1-7, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2.
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 228  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate GMAW (spray) equipment, accessories and consumables to ensure proper safety and operations
      1. Perform safety inspections
      2. Complete minor external repairs to GMAW equipment
      3. Set up GMAW (spray) equipment per WPS for welding on carbon steel
    2. Produce fillet welds in flat and horizontal positions on carbon steel
      1. Complete a fillet weld in the flat position
      2. Complete a fillet weld in the horizontal position
    3. Produce groove welds in the flat position on carbon steel
      1. Complete a groove weld in the flat position
    4. Evaluate welds to ensure AWS D.1.1 standards are met
      1. Analyze completed welds
      2. Adjust welding technique

  
  • WEL 246 - Adv Arc Welding I (GMAW) Alum

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the flat and horizontal positions limited GMAW Aluminum.
    Prerequisite: Welding diploma required  
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity.
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode.
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.
    7. Position 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate in the flat and vertical up positions and weld groove complete.
    8. Cut 1” off each end of plate after welded, grind each end to smooth finish.
    9. Remove back up strip with Oxy-Acetylene rivet cutting tip and grind root and face of plate flush
    10. Measure and mark remaining 3” piece in half and cut with band saw and grind 1/8” chamfer on corners.
    11. Operate guided bend tester, bend 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 10”, one face bend and the other root bend.
    12. Evaluate each piece to see that there is no defect over 1/8” in any direction.
    13. Lab test over flat and horizontal for final grade.

  
  • WEL 247 - Adv Arc Welding II (GMAW) Alum

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the vertical and overhead positions limited GMAW Aluminum.
    Prerequisite: Welding diploma required
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity.
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode.
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.
    7. Position 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate in the flat and vertical up positions and weld groove complete.
    8. Cut 1” off each end of plate after welded, grind each end to smooth finish.
    9. Remove back up strip with Oxy-Acetylene rivet cutting tip and grind root and face of plate flush.
    10. Measure and mark remaining 3” piece in half and cut with band saw and grind 1/8” chamfer on corners.
    11. Operate guided bend tester, bend 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 10”, one face bend and the other root bend.
    12. Evaluate each piece to see that there is no defect over 1/8” in any direction.
    13. Lab test over flat and horizontal for final grade.

  
  • WEL 248 - Adv Arc I GMAW Alum Unlimited

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the flat and horizontal positions unlimited GMAW Aluminum.
    Prerequisite: Welding diploma required
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity.
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode.
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.

  
  • WEL 249 - Adv Arc II GMAW Alum Unlimited

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the vertical and overhead positions unlimited GMAW Aluminum.
    Prerequisite: Welding diploma required
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity.
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode.
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.
    7. Position 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate in the flat and vertical up positions and weld groove complete.
    8. Cut 1” off each end of plate after welded, grind each end to smooth finish.
    9. Remove back up strip with Oxy-Acetylene rivet cutting tip and grind root and face of plate flush.
    10. Measure and mark remaining 3” piece in half and cut with band saw and grind 1/8” chamfer on corners.
    11. Operate guided bend tester, bend 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 10”, one face bend and the other root bend.
    12. Evaluate each piece to see that there is no defect over 1/8” in any direction.
    13. Lab test over flat and horizontal for final grade.

  
  • WEL 251 - GTAW Carbon Steel: SENSE1

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for successful completion of this course. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1, Module 7 - Key Indicators 1-7, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2. Credit will not be granted for both WEL 251  and WEL 190 .
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 228  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate GTAW equipment, accessories and consumables to ensure proper safety and operations
      1. Understand GTAW technology
      2. Discuss GTAW application techniques
      3. Perform safety inspections
      4. Complete minor external repairs to GMAW equipment
      5. Set up GTAW equipment per WPS for welding on carbon steel
    2. Produce fillet welds in all positions on carbon steel
      1. Complete a fillet weld in the flat position
      2. Complete a fillet weld in the horizontal position
      3. Complete a fillet weld in the vertical position
      4. Complete a fillet weld in the overhead position
    3. Produce groove welds in all positions on carbon steel
      1. Complete a groove weld in the flat position
      2. Complete a groove weld in the horizontal positon
      3. Complete a groove weld in the vertical positon
      4. Complete a groove weld in the overhead positon
    4. Evaluate welds to ensure AWS D.1.1 standards are met
      1. Analyze completed welds
      2. Adjust welding technique

  
  • WEL 252 - GTAW Aluminum: SENSE1

    Credits: 1
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for gas tungsten arc welding. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on aluminum in flat and horizontal positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for successful completion of this course. This course aligns to SENSE Level I, Module 7 Key Indicators 1, 2 and 13 - 17, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2.
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 228  
    Corequisite: WEL 251  , WEL 253  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate GTAW equipment, accessories and consumables to ensure proper safety and operations
      1. Perform safety inspections
      2. Complete minor external repairs to GTAW equipment
      3. Set up GTAW equipment per WPS for welding on aluminum
    2. Produce fillet welds in all positions on aluminum
      1. Complete a fillet weld in the flat position
      2. Complete a fillet weld in the horizontal position
      3. Complete a fillet weld in the vertical position
      4. Complete a fillet weld in the overhead position
    3. Produce groove welds in all positions on aluminum
      1. Complete a groove weld in the flat position
      2. Complete a groove weld in the horizontal positon
      3. Complete a groove weld in the vertical positon
      4. Complete a groove weld in the overhead positon
    4. Evaluate welds to ensure AWS D.1.2 standards are met
      1. Analyze completed welds
      2. Adjust welding technique

  
  • WEL 253 - GTAW Stainless Steel: SENSE1

    Credits: 1
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on austenitic stainless steel in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for successful completion of this course. This course aligns to SENSE Level I, Module 7 Key Indicators 1, 2 and 8-12 as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2.
    Prerequisite: WEL 228  
    Corequisite: WEL 251  , WEL 252  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate GTAW equipment, accessories and consumables to ensure proper safety and operations
      1. Perform safety inspections
      2. Complete minor external repairs to GTAW equipment
      3. Set up GTAW equipment per WPS for welding on austenitic stainless steel
    2. Produce fillet welds in all positions on austenitic stainless steel
      1. Complete a fillet weld in the flat position
      2. Complete a fillet weld in the horizontal position
      3. Complete a fillet weld in the vertical position
      4. Complete a fillet weld in the overhead position
    3. Produce groove welds in all positions on austenitic stainless steel
      1. Complete a groove weld in the flat position
      2. Complete a groove weld in the horizontal positon
      3. Complete a groove weld in the vertical positon
      4. Complete a groove weld in the overhead positon
    4. Evaluate welds to ensure AWS D.1.6 standards are met
      1. Analyze completed welds
      2. Adjust welding technique

  
  • WEL 254 - Inspection/Test Princ: SENSE1

    Credits: 1
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Students will visually examine test weldments and thermally cut surfaces per multiple welding codes, standards, and specifications. This course aligns to SENSE Level I, Module 9: Welding Inspection and Testing Principles.
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 233  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate cut surfaces and edges of prepared base metal parts
      1. Visually inspect cut surfaces and edges of parts
      2. Discuss quality of cut surfaces and edges of parts
    2. Evaluate tacks, root passes, intermediate layers and completed welds
      1. Visually inspect tacks, root passes, intermediate layers and completed welds
      2. Examine weld using proper measurement devices
      3. Identify internal and external discontinuities

  
  • WEL 255 - Welding Inspection

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Students will become familiar with welding codes and to interpret them. Identification of proper codes and use will be examined. This course focuses on welding procedures per code and how welding procedures and welders are qualified. Students will understand and perform destructive and non-destructive testing of welded joints.
    Corequisite: Completion of Weldin program/diploma or Instructor Approval.
    Competencies
    1. Identify the various types of welding qualifications and the steps in qualification work.
      1. Discuss the purpose of welding procedures.
      2. Explain the purpose of welding qualification.
    2. Interpret welding procedure specifications.
      1. Paraphrase welding procedure specifications.
      2. Write a prequalified WPS.
      3. Write a WPQR.
    3. Explain the purpose of a Procedure Qualification Record.
      1. Identify when it’s necessary to use a Procedure Qualification Record.
      2. Name procedure variables required per welding process.
    4. Summarize the purpose for destructive testing.
      1. Identify types of destructive testing, type of equipment used, and when they are used.
      2. Compare and contrast discontinuities and defects.
    5. Perform a fillet break test.
      1. Explore the basic principles of a fillet break test.
      2. Identify when a fillet break test is required.
    6. Perform a guided bend test.
      1. Determine the basic principles of a guided bend test.
      2. Explain which bend test is required.
    7. Perform an etch test.
      1. Identify the basic principles of an etch test.
      2. Explain safety requirements for different types of etchant materials.
    8. Distinguish the principles of different types of nondestructive testing.
      1. Describe the purpose for nondestructive testing.
      2. Identify the symbols used to indicate the method of inspection.
    9. Perform a visual inspection.
      1. Explain the basic principles of visual inspection.
      2. Use different types of gauges used in visual inspection.
    10. Perform a dye penetrant test.
      1. Name the basic principles of penetrant test.
      2. Describe the different types of a PT test.
    11. Perform a magnetic particle test.
      1. List the basic principles of a magnetic particle test.
      2. Describe the different types of a magnetic particle test.
    12. Perform an ultrasonic test.
      1. Identify the basic principles of ultrasonic testing.
      2. Practice a calibration with ultrasonic equipment.
    13. Assess discontinuities and defects on radiographic film.
      1. Paraphrase the basic principles of radiographic testing.
      2. Explain the safety requirements used when testing.

  
  • WEL 262 - OFC-I Manual & Mech: SENSE1

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Focuses on proper safety, equipment setup and cutting techniques for manual and mechanized OxyFuel cutting on carbon steel. Students perform American Welding Society compliant cutting operations in the flat position. The student will also perform scarfing and gouging operations to remove base and weld metal in flat and horizontal positions on carbon steel. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 8 - Units 1 and 2, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7 and Module 9 - Key Indicator 1. Students will not receive credit for both WEL 262  and WEL 120.
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 228  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate cutting equipment, accessories and consumables to ensure proper safety and operations
      1. Perform safety inspections
      2. Complete minor external repairs to oxyfuel cutting equipment
      3. Set up manual oxyfuel equipment for cutting carbon steel
      4. Set up mechanized oxyfuel equipment for cutting carbon steel
    2. Produce manual oxyfuel cuts on carbon steel
      1. Complete straight, square edge cutting operations in the flat position with manual oxyfuel equipment
      2. Complete shape, square edge cutting operations in the flat position with manual oxyfuel equipment
      3. Complete straight, bevel edge cutting operations in the flat position with manual oxyfuel equipment
    3. Produce mechanized oxyfuel cuts on carbon steel
      1. Complete straight, square edge cutting operations in the flat position with mechanized oxyfuel equipment
      2. Complete straight, bevel edge cutting operations in the flat position with mechanized oxyfuel equipment
    4. Perform scarfing and gouging operations to remove base and weld metal on carbon steel
      1. Remove base metal in the flat position with manual oxyfuel equipment
      2. Remove base metal in the horizontal position with manual oxyfuel equipment
      3. Remove weld metal in the flat position with manual oxyfuel equipment
      4. Remove weld metal in the horizontal position with manual oxyfuel equipment 
    5. Evaluate cuts to ensure AWS D.1.1 standards are met
      1. Analyze completed cuts
      2. Adjust cutting technique
      3. Analyze completed scarfing and gouging results
      4. Adjust scarfing and gouging technique

  
  • WEL 266 - Thermal Cutting Processes II

    Credits: 1
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Focuses on proper safety, equipment setup and cutting techniques for Plasma and Carbon steel Arc cutting on carbon steel, austenitic stainless steel, and aluminum. Students perform American Welding Society compliant cutting operations in the flat position. The student will also perform scarfing and gouging operations to remove base and weld metal in flat and horizontal positions.
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 228  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate cutting equipment, accessories and consumables to ensure proper safety and operations
      1. Perform safety inspections
      2. Complete minor external repairs to oxyfuel cutting equipment
      3. Set up manual plasma arc equipment for cutting carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel
      4. Set up manual air carbon arc equipment for cutting carbon steel
    2. Produce manual plasma arc cuts on carbon steel
      1. Weld straight, square edge cutting operations in the flat position on carbon steel, aluminum, and austenitic stainless steel with PAC equipment
      2. Execute shape, square edge cutting operations in the flat position on carbon steel, aluminum, and austenitic stainless steel with PAC equipment
    3. Assess cuts to ensure AWS D.1.1 standards are met
      1. Remove base metal in the flat and horizontal position with CAC-A equipment
      2. Remove weld metal in the flat and horizontal position with CAC-A equipment
      3. Perform scarfing and gouging operations to remove base and weld metal on carbon steel
      4. Analyze completed cuts, scarfing, and gouging results
      5. Adjust cutting, scarfing, and gouging techniques

  
  • WEL 274 - SMAW 1: SENSE1

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Focuses on safety, amperage settings, polarity and the proper selection of electrodes for the shielded metal arc welding process. Students will perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel, using visual and destructive methods for determining weld quality. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 4 - Key Indicators 1-7 for the flat and horizontal positions, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2.
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 228  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate SMAW equipment, accessories and consumables to ensure proper safety and operations
      1. Perform safety inspections
      2. Complete minor external repairs to SMAW equipment
      3. Set up SMAW equipment per WPS for welding on carbon steel
    2. Produce fillet welds in flat and horizontal positions on carbon steel
      1. Complete single and multiple pass fillet weld in the flat position using E6010 or E6011 electrodes on carbon steel
      2. Complete single and multiple pass fillet weld in the horizontal position using E6010 or E6011 electrodes on carbon steel
      3. Complete single and multiple pass fillet weld in the flat position using E7018 electrodes on carbon steel
      4. Complete single and multiple pass fillet weld in the horizontal position using E7018 electrodes on carbon steel
    3. Produce groove welds in flat and horizontal positions on carbon steel
      1. Complete single and multiple pass groove weld in the flat position using E6010 or E6011 electrodes on carbon steel
      2. Complete single and multiple pass groove weld in the horizontal positon using E6010 or E6011 electrodes on carbon steel
      3. Complete single and multiple pass groove weld in the flat position using E7018 electrodes on carbon steel
      4. Complete single and multiple pass groove weld in the horizontal position using E7018 electrodes on carbon steel
    4. Evaluate welds to ensure AWS D.1.1 standards are met
      1. Analyze completed welds
      2. Adjust welding technique

  
  • WEL 275 - SMAW II: SENSE1

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Focuses on safety, amperage settings, polarity and the proper selection of electrodes for the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (informally known as stick welding) process. Students perform American Welding Society complaint welds on carbon steel, in vertical up and overhead configurations, using visual and destructive methods for determining weld quality. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 4: Shielded Metal Arc Welding Key Indicators 1-7 for the flat and horizontal positions, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2.
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 228  , WEL 274  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate SMAW equipment, accessories and consumables to ensure proper safety and operations
      1. Perform safety inspections
      2. Complete minor external repairs to SMAW equipment
      3. Set up SMAW equipment per WPS for welding on carbon steel
    2. Produce fillet welds in vertical and overhead positions on carbon steel
      1. Complete single and multiple pass fillet weld in the vertical position using E6010 or E6011 electrodes on carbon steel
      2. Complete single and multiple pass fillet weld in the overhead position using E6010 or E6011 electrodes on carbon steel
      3. Complete single and multiple pass fillet weld in the vertical position using E7018 electrodes on carbon steel
      4. Complete single and multiple pass fillet weld in the overhead position using E7018 electrodes on carbon steel
    3. Produce groove welds in vertical and overhead positions on carbon steel
      1. Complete single and multiple pass groove weld in the vertical position using E6010 or E6011 electrodes on carbon steel
      2. Complete single and multiple pass groove weld in the overhead positon using E6010 or E6011 electrodes on carbon steel
      3. Complete single and multiple pass groove weld in the vertical position using E7018 electrodes on carbon steel
      4. Complete single and multiple pass groove weld in the overhead position using E7018 electrodes on carbon steel
    4. Evaluate welds to ensure AWS D.1.1 standards are met
      1. Analyze completed welds
      2. Adjust welding technique

  
  • WEL 276 - Adv Arc I SMAW Unlimited

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the flat and horizontal positions unlimited SMAW.
    Prerequisite: Welding diploma required
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity.
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode.
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.
    7. Position 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate in the flat and vertical up positions and weld groove complete.
    8. Cut 1” off each end of plate after welded, grind each end to smooth finish.
    9. Remove back up strip with Oxy-Acetylene rivet cutting tip and grind root and face of plate flush.
    10. Measure and mark remaining 3” piece in half and cut with band saw and grind 1/8” chamfer on corners.
    11. Operate guided bend tester, bend 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 10”, one face bend and the other root bend.
    12. Evaluate each piece to see that there is no defect over 1/8” in any direction.
    13. Lab test over flat and horizontal for final grade.

  
  • WEL 277 - Adv Arc II SMAW Unlimited

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the vertical and overhead positions unlimited SMAW.
    Prerequisite: Welding diploma required
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity.
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode. 
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.
    7. Position 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate in the flat and vertical up positions and weld groove complete.
    8. Cut 1” off each end of plate after welded, grind each end to smooth finish.
    9. Remove back up strip with Oxy-Acetylene rivet cutting tip and grind root and face of plate flush.
    10. Measure and mark remaining 3” piece in half and cut with band saw and grind 1/8” chamfer on corners.
    11. Operate guided bend tester, bend 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 10”, one face bend and the other root bend.
    12. Evaluate each piece to see that there is no defect over 1/8” in any direction.
    13. Lab test over flat and horizontal for final grade.

  
  • WEL 280 - FCAW Self-Shielded: SENSE1

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for Flux Cored Arc Welding Self-Shielded. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for its successful completion. It aligns to SENSE Level 1 Module 6 - Key Indicators 1, 2 and 8-12, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2.
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 228  , WEL 244  , WEL 245  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate FCAW-Self Shielded equipment, accessories and consumables to ensure proper safety and operations
      1. Perform safety inspections
      2. Complete minor external repairs to FCAW-Self Shielded equipment
      3. Set up FCAW-Self Shielded equipment per WPS for welding on carbon steel
    2. Produce fillet welds in all positions on carbon steel
      1. Complete a fillet weld in the flat position
      2. Complete a fillet weld in the horizontal position
      3. Complete a fillet weld in the vertical position
      4. Complete a fillet weld in the overhead position
    3. Produce groove welds in all positions on carbon steel
      1. Complete a groove weld in the flat position
      2. Complete a groove weld in the horizontal position
      3. Complete a groove weld in the vertical position
      4. Complete a groove weld in the overhead position
    4. Evaluate welds to ensure AWS D.1.1 standards are met
      1. Analyze completed welds
      2. Adjust welding technique

  
  • WEL 281 - FCAW Gas Shielded: SENSE1

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for Flux Cored Arc Welding (Gas Shielded). Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for its successful completion. It aligns to SENSE Level 1, Module 6 - Key Indicators 1-7, as well as Module 2 - Key Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 - Key Indicator 2.
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 228  , WEL 244  , WEL 245  
    Competencies
    1. Evaluate FCAW-Gas Shielded equipment, accessories and consumables to ensure proper safety and operations
      1. Perform safety inspections
      2. Complete minor external repairs to FCAW-Gas Shielded equipment
      3. Set up FCAW-Gas Shielded equipment per WPS for welding on carbon steel
    2. Produce fillet welds in all positions on carbon steel
      1. Complete a fillet weld in the flat position
      2. Complete a fillet weld in the horizontal position
      3. Complete a fillet weld in the vertical position
      4. Complete a fillet weld in the overhead position
    3. Produce groove welds in all positions on carbon steel
      1. Complete a groove weld in the flat position
      2. Complete a groove weld in the horizontal position
      3. Complete a groove weld in the vertical position
      4. Complete a groove weld in the overhead position
    4. Evaluate welds to ensure AWS D.1.1 standards are met
      1. Analyze completed welds
      2. Adjust welding technique

  
  • WEL 282 - Advanced Arc Welding I (FCAW)

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the flat and horizontal positions limited FCAW.
    Prerequisite: Welding, Diploma  required.
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity.
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode.
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.
    7. Position 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate in the flat and vertical up positions and weld groove complete.
    8. Cut 1” off each end of plate after welded, grind each end to smooth finish.
    9. Remove back up strip with Oxy-Acetylene rivet cutting tip and grind root and face of plate flush.
    10. Measure and mark remaining 3” piece in half and cut with band saw and grind 1/8” chamfer on corners.
    11. Operate guided bend tester, bend 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 10”, one face bend and the other root bend.
    12. Evaluate each piece to see that there is no defect over 1/8” in any direction.
    13. Lab test over flat and horizontal for final grade.

  
  • WEL 283 - Advanced Arc Welding II (FCAW)

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the vertical and overhead positions limited FCAW.
    Prerequisite: Welding diploma required  
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity.
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode.
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.
    7. Position 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate in the flat and vertical up positions and weld groove complete.
    8. Cut 1” off each end of plate after welded, grind each end to smooth finish.
    9. Remove back up strip with Oxy-Acetylene rivet cutting tip and grind root and face of plate flush.
    10. Measure and mark remaining 3” piece in half and cut with band saw and grind 1/8” chamfer on corners.
    11. Operate guided bend tester, bend 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 10”, one face bend and the other root bend.
    12. Evaluate each piece to see that there is no defect over 1/8” in any direction.
    13. Lab test over flat and horizontal for final grade.

  
  • WEL 284 - Adv Arc I FCAW Unlimited

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the flat and horizontal positions unlimited FCAW.
    Prerequisite: Welding diploma required  
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity.
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode.
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.
    7. Position 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate in the flat and vertical up positions and weld groove complete.
    8. Cut 1” off each end of plate after welded, grind each end to smooth finish.
    9. Remove back up strip with Oxy-Acetylene rivet cutting tip and grind root and face of plate flush.
    10. Measure and mark remaining 3” piece in half and cut with band saw and grind 1/8” chamfer on corners.
    11. Operate guided bend tester, bend 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 10”, one face bend and the other root bend.
    12. Evaluate each piece to see that there is no defect over 1/8” in any direction.
    13. Lab test over flat and horizontal for final grade.

  
  • WEL 285 - Adv Arc II FCAW Unlimited

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Skills will be developed in welding and testing on vee groove joints in the vertical and overhead positions unlimited FCAW.
    Prerequisite: Welding diploma required  
    Competencies
    1. Recall the safety rules for using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
      1. Describe safety rules when setting up SMAW equipment.
      2. State what personal safety gear is worn when using SMAW equipment.
      3. Explain how to prevent electrical shock when using equipment.
      4. Practice safety in all work situations.
    2. Demonstrate the proper set up, start up and shut down procedures of arc welding equipment.
      1. Illustrate proper set up of equipment.
      2. Explain the two types of welding machines.
      3. Show how to set current and polarity. 
    3. Differentiate the function of AC and DC current as it relates to different polarities.
      1. Explain the difference between AC and DC current.
      2. Select the electrodes used with AC polarity.
      3. Select the electrodes used with DC polarity.
    4. Identify electrodes and how they are used with different polarities.
      1. Study video #3 and complete workbook assignment.
      2. Relate how electrode size is determined.
      3. Explain the numbers on the electrodes as to what they mean.
      4. Identify the characteristics for each electrode.
    5. Prepare 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 45 degree included angle bevel with line cutter.
    6. Set up 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate with 1/4” root opening and 1/4” x 1” x 6” backup strip.
    7. Position 3/8” x 5” x 5” plate in the flat and vertical up positions and weld groove complete.
    8. Cut 1” off each end of plate after welded, grind each end to smooth finish.
    9. Remove back up strip with Oxy-Acetylene rivet cutting tip and grind root and face of plate flush.
    10. Measure and mark remaining 3” piece in half and cut with band saw and grind 1/8” chamfer on corners.
    11. Operate guided bend tester, bend 3/8” x 1 1/2” x 10”, one face bend and the other root bend.
    12. Evaluate each piece to see that there is no defect over 1/8” in any direction.
    13. Lab test over flat and horizontal for final grade.

  
  • WEL 341 - Fabrication I

    Credits: 6
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 10
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech


    Students will learn basic introductory skills to safely and correctly operate fabrication layout equipment and hand tools. They will understand different material types, shapes and applications for each, and be able to perform precision weld repair on machined surfaces.
    Prerequisite: WEL WEL 233  , WEL 253  , WEL 254  , WEL 262  , WEL 266  , WEL 275  , WEL 280  , WEL 281  , MFG 276  , MFG 121  , MFG 105  , MFG 250  , MFG 251  , MFG 260  , MFG 261  , MFG 356  , MFG 354  , MFG 337  , MFG 338  , MAT 772  . In addition, CAD 182  or CAD 184  .
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: MFG 132   
    Competencies
     

    1. Demonstrate the safe use of and the proper selection and care of fabrication Layout equipment.

    1. Discuss safety, proper selection and care of layout equipment with hands on examples.

    2. Identify tools and uses.

    2. Demonstrate the safe use of and the proper selection and care of applicable hand and power tools.

    1. Discuss safety, proper selection and care of hand and power tools with hands on examples.

    2. Identify power tools and their uses.

    3. Demonstrate the safe use of and the proper selection and care of applicable fabrication equipment.

    1. Identify and Review Operators manual.

    2. Explain safety rules for operator.

    3. Describe the application and operation principles for each piece of equipment.

    4. Discuss maintenance schedules of machines.

    4. Describe the basic principles of material properties.

    1. Review and Discuss ASTM information on material composition and properties.

    2. Identify material composition and properties.

    3. Explain when forming is better than welding and weldments.

    5. Describe basic material shapes and applications.

    1. Discuss supplier steel book pertaining to shapes and material configurations.

    2. Identify shapes and material configurations.

    6. Develop techniques using layout, hand and power tools.

    1. Demonstrate abilities to layout basic copes.

    2. Demonstrate abilities to layout basic miters.

    3. Demonstrate abilities to layout accurate feature locations.

    7. Develop techniques using layout, hand and power tools.

    1. Demonstrate abilities to layout basic copes.

    2. Demonstrate abilities to layout basic miters.

    3. Demonstrate abilities to layout accurate feature locations.

    4. Demonstrate the ability to layout simple projects.

    8. Determine the best welding process for various tasks. 

    1. Show the ability to weld in specified positions.

    2. Exhibit welding competencies for various SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW standards

    3. Perform weld repair techniques for precision surfaces.

    4. Show the ability to weld items square,plumb and true.

    9.  Demonstrate the safe use of and the proper selection and care of various machining equipment.

    1. Discuss safety, proper selection and care of machining equipment with hands on examples.

    2. Identify accessories used with typical machining equipment.

    10. Determine the best procedure for various machining tasks. 

    1. Write the steps required to machine various cylindrical parts.

    2. Write the steps required to machine various rectangular shaped workpieces.

    11. Create various projects using an engine lathe.

    1. Machine welded surfaces to specified tolerances.

    2. Setup various work holding devices.

    3. Restore damaged external threads.

    4. Setup steady rest.

    12. Create various projects using a vertical mill.

    1. Machine welded surfaces to specified tolerances.

    2. Setup various work holding devices.

    3. Machine key seats to specified tolerances

    13. Select the appropriate method of repairing items with threads

    1. Repair internal threads

    2. Remove broken threaded fasteners

    3. Repair stripped threads

  
  • WEL 342 - Fabrication II

    Credits: 6
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 10
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech


    Students will learn to safely operate fabrication equipment to produce projects to specified standards.
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WEL 341  
    Competencies

    1. Demonstrate the proper care and maintenance of fabrication equipment.
      1. Use operators manual to determine maintenance procedures and schedules.
      2. Determine proper sequence of operation for safe use of equipment.
    2. Identify from blue prints proper equipment needed to perform fabrication procedures to achieve industry standard results.
      1. Describe Shear use.
      2. Describe Press Brake use.
      3. Describe Drill Press use.
      4. Describe Plasma Cutter use.
      5. Describe Oxy-Acetylene burning machine.
      6. Describe Punch Press use.
      7. Describe Iron Worker use.
      8. Describe Horizontal Band Saw use.
    3. Demonstrate the proper care and maintenance of fabrication equipment.
      1. Find maintenance procedures and schedules in operators manual.
      2. Determine proper sequence of operation for safe use.
      3. Demonstrate Shear use.
      4. Demonstrate Press Brake use.
      5. Demonstrate Drill Press use.
      6. Demonstrate Plasma Cutter use.
      7. Demonstrate Oxy-Acetylene burning machine.
      8. Demonstrate Iron Worker use.
      9. Demonstrate Horizontal Band Saw use.
      10. Demonstrate proper use of hand grinding equipment.
    4. Determine proper welding procedures and process need to meet industry requirements and standards.
      1. Determine proper welding sequence.
      2. Determine proper weld filler metal.
      3. Determine proper welding gasses if needed.
      4. Match welding process requirements to blue print requirements.
      5. Identify fixture requirements as determined by welding position.
      6. Explain tress relieving as it applies to weldments.

    5.      Demonstrate safe use, proper selection and care of various machining equipment.

      1. Discuss safety, proper selection and care of machining equipment with hands on examples.
      2. Identify accessories used with typical machining equipment.
    1. Determine proper machining procedures and processes needed to meet industry requirements and standards.
      1. Determine proper machining sequence.
      2. Determine proper machining process needed for metal composition.
      3. Match machining process requirements to blue print requirements.
      4. Identify fixture requirements as determined by machining requirements.

    7.      Create various projects using an engine lathe.

      1. Machine welded surfaces to specified tolerances.
      2. Setup various work holding devices.
      3. Restore damaged external threads.
      4. Setup steady rest.
      5. Setup parts for machining using indicator.
    1. Create various projects using a vertical mill.
      1. Machine welded surfaces to specified tolerances.
      2. Setup various work holding devices.
      3. Machine key seats to specified tolerances.
      4. Setup parts for machining using indicators.

    9.      Demonstrate boring operation

    1.      Setup and bore using a lathe to specified tolerance.

    2.      Setup and bore using an offset boing head on a vertical mill to specified tolerance

    10.  Create and execute CNC lathe programs to produce parts to specified tolerance.

    1.      Describe safety procedures for operation a CNC lathe.

    2.      Setup CNC lathe for operation.

    3.      Select appropriate work holding method for given work piece.

    4.      Set all appropriate offsets

    11.  Create and execute CNC mill programs to produce parts to specified tolerance

    1.      Describe safety procedures for operation a CNC mill.

    2.      Setup CNC mill for operation.

    3.      Select appropriate work holding method for given work piece.

    4.      Set all appropriate offsets

     

    1. Design sketches and drawings to specified tolerances
      1. Create rough sketches
      2. Create accurate drawings to specified tolerances

  
  • WEL 710 - Robotic Welding

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Course provides an introduction to robotic welding fundamentals. The student will examine parameters of welding robot operation and program robots for various welding applications.
    Competencies
    1. Apply general safety guidelines
      1. Define E-stops
      2. Explain Deadman switches
      3. Demonstrate pendant e-stop
      4. Discuss Electrical Safety
      5. Explain the DCS dual check safety system
      6. Summarize functions of Physical barriers
      7. Define Hard and Software limits
      8. Discuss all the points of Welding Safety
    2. Diagram by name all the parts on a robot
      1. List the parts of the drive motor, linkage and specifications for each axis of motion on the arm.
      2. Label the major system elements in a robot system.
    3. Construct a robot work cell.
      1. Identify the safety regions in a work cell.
      2. Identify the work volume.
      3. Assemble the interconnection between components of a robotic system.
      4. Demonstrate the operation of the robot
    4. Perform robotic moves safely.
      1. Move the robot to a Joint coordinate and to a Cartesian coordinate
      2. Manipulate the robot using a Tool coordinate system
    5. Operate a robot controller.
      1. Program accurately a remote tool center point.
      2. Program accurately a tool center point.
      3. Program accurately a user frame.
    6. Perform various functions on a teach pendant.
      1. Identify between command and arm control functions.
      2. Identify between command and arm control functions.
      3. Manipulate a robot from it’s teach pendant.
    7. Create and execute a basic robotic program
      1. Write and explain a simple robotic program
      2. Demonstrate a program with containing macro functions.
      3. Create, modify and delete programs.
    8. Write a program to successfully perform various welding positions
      1. Complete a robotic lap weld 1/8” material 4 inches long
      2. Present a robotic butt weld 1/8” material 4 inches long
      3. Perform a robotic vertical lap weld 1/8” material 4 inches long
      4. Demonstrate the ability to robotic hard face 3/8” material 2” long by 3” wide
    9. Evaluate maintenance functions on various upper level programs.
      1. Write programs which measure the repeatability of each axis.
      2. Create a material handling application program.
      3. Perform a CAD-To-Path program transfer
      4. Write programs used for basic decision loops.
      5. Write a program using the offset command.
      6. Create efficient Macros for typical functions.
      7. Assign a macro to USER keys or operator panel on the R30-ia controller.
      8. Explain position registers and how to manipulate them.
    10. Perform robot system maintenance.
      1. Identify type and procedures for robotic welder maintenance.
      2. Outline typical preventative maintenance schedules for robotic systems.
      3. Complete backup and restoration of R30ia software using a PCMCIA card.
    11. Classify the different welding types and systems
      1. Identify welding types (MIG, TIG, SMAW) and their related equipment
      2. Explain spot welding related equipment
      3. Discuss induction related equipment
    12. Specify equipment needed for Robotic Welding
      1. Discuss tool changers
      2. Identify automated Welding tip cleaners
      3. Classify automated MIG wire trimmers
      4. Categorize part detection systems
      5. Describe water cooled welding systems
      6. Designate the various vision systems
    13. Compare welding fixtures used in robotic welding
      1. Identify clamping mechanisms
      2. Describe materials used in fixtures
      3. Explain designs to minimize human and robot error
    14. Compare and Contrast automated welding vs. traditional manual welding
      1. Calculate return on investment of robotic welding
      2. Discuss quality concerns
      3. Identify welding faults common on robotic welds


Wind Energy & Turbine Technology

  
  • WTT 103 - Introduction to Wind Energy

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    To provide the student with knowledge of common terminology and general information related to the wind industry. The student will become familiar with the various types of turbines, the technology, sectors, jobs and organizations as well as an outlook on the future of the wind industry.
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WTT 223   or Instructor Approval
    Competencies
    1. Define common industry terms
      1. Describe related acronyms
      2. Discuss related components
      3. Examine sub systems
    2. Discuss the status of the wind industry
      1. Research current trends
      2. Identify major and minor participants
      3. Examine government influences
    3. Examine wind turbine history
      1. Research early wind turbine systems
      2. Identify evolutionary trends in related technologies
      3. Discuss driving factors that promoted change
    4. Describe small remote applications
      1. Examine system operation of small turbines
      2. Discuss advantages and disadvantages
      3. Identify emerging technologies that support this sector
      4. Research suppliers to this sector
    5. Describe hybrid systems
      1. Examine system operation
      2. Compare and contrast to non-hybrid systems
    6. Define utility scale systems
      1. Examine systems operation and flow
      2. Relate to other systems
    7. Explain wind energy economics
      1. Estimate project costs
      2. Demonstrate a cost benefit analysis
      3. Identify and compare to other alternatives
    8. Discuss other alternatives of power production
      1. Examine solar energy conversion and operation
      2. discuss traditional electrical generation
      3. Examine water powered energy generation
    9. Identify environmental issues
      1. Research environmental concerns
      2. Discuss environmental impact studies
      3. Examine related local and federal laws
    10. Assess the future of wind energy
      1. Discuss studies and projections
      2. Model future expansion opportunities
      3. Identify workforce needs
    11. Identify industry trade associations and organizations
      1. Discuss state and national groups.
      2. Describe the stakeholders/members
      3. Discuss range of interests
    12. Discuss energy independence
      1. Identify opportunities and challenges
      2. Research current initiatives
    13. Examine sectors and jobs in the wind industry
      1. Discuss current needs
      2. Discuss projected needs
      3. Identify skill sets to meet needs projections 

  
  • WTT 114 - Field Training & Project Oper

    Credits: 5
    Lecture Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Course includes information corresponding to industry practices and standards of safe operations of a wind power generating facility, including the techniques of proper ascent and descent of wind turbine generators, day-to-day operations and the infrastructure that is in place as part of a typical power plant. Course also includes tools and equipment used and teamwork, as it applies to operations and maintenance of the facility.
    Prerequisite: WTT 103  
    Competencies
    1. Understand safety issues of wind turbines
      1. Know basic safety equipment and requirements
      2. Demonstrate understanding of safety equipment inspection practices
      3. Demonstrate understanding of safe tower climbing practices
      4. Discuss OSHA safety standards and hazard communications (MSDS)
      5. Discuss industry safety standards
      6. Discuss First Aid and CPR training requirements
      7. Discuss tower emergency and rescue procedures
    2. Examine fitness and ergonomic issues
      1. Discuss benefits of an industrial athlete program
      2. Discuss work related injuries and their prevention
      3. Examine fitness and ergonomic issues
    3. Identify the wind turbine nacelle and its related components
      1. Identify the rotor assy. and understand its function and components
      2. Identify the gearbox, discuss types of gearboxes and related components, and understand their function
      3. Identify the generator assy. and related components, understand their function and purpose
      4. Identify the turbine control system and understand its purpose and function
      5. Identify the uses of supervisory control and data aquiaition systems
    4. Examine proper rigging and lifting procedures and equipment
      1. Demonstrate rigging techniques.
      2. Demonstrate crane hand signals.
      3. Identify rope types and inspection techniques
      4. Demonstrate proper knot tying
      5. Discuss pulley, block and tackle and other lifting equipment
    5. Understand lubricant usage in the nacelle
      1. Identify types of lubricants used
      2. Identify lubricant applications
      3. Discuss lubricant testing procedures
    6. Discuss non-destructive testing and digital imaging of nacelle components
    7. Understand the purpose and proper use of documentation for site operations
      1. Discuss and demonstrate proper use of technical manuals
      2. Demonstrate proper reporting techniques for work completed in the field
      3. Identify the various aspects and needs for administration of site operations
      4. Identify duties and responsibilities of onsite staff
    8. Discuss electrical power grid system
      1. Identify and discuss the components of a power substation
      2. Demonstrate the understanding of Balance of Plant for operations

  
  • WTT 133 - Wind Turbine Mechanical Sys

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Course includes the nomenclature and terms common to metals and metallurgy. Instruction will also include gears and gear failure analysis techniques, gear structures, inspection of gears and analysis of lubricants. Course includes discussion of the application of lubricants and proper procedures for acquiring lubricant samples and the effects of friction, gear damage and wear.
    Prerequisite: WTT 103  
    Competencies
    1. Discuss extracting metals from ores
      1. Examine various mining methods
      2. Examine various extraction methods
    2. Explain basics of casting metals
      1. Discuss casting methods
      2. Discuss forging and other methods to form metals
    3. Discuss physical and mechanical properties of metals
      1. Examine atomic and crystalline structure of metals
      2. Examine classification of iron alloys
      3. Define applicable metallurgical terms
    4. Describe manufacturing of various steel products
      1. Explain Heat-Treating
      2. Explain hardening of steels.
      3. Explain Annealing, Normalizing, Hardening, Tempering of Steels
    5. Discuss gears and gearboxes
      1. Define gear failure
      2. Demonstrate understanding of gear tooth nomenclature
      3. Identify gears and gear sets.
      4. Examine mechanisms of common gear failure
    6. Define gear failure analysis
      1. Discuss how to analyze gear failures
      2. Define the rules of gear failure analysis
    7. Examine common types of gear overload and fatigue
      1. Determine brittle / ductile fractures from overload
      2. Determine plastic deformation / cold flow from overload
      3. Determine bending fatigue
      4. Determine Hertzian fatigue
      5. Define micro pitting, macro pitting / spalling.
      6. Define subcase fatigue
    8. Examine identification of gear wear and proper adjustments
      1. Discuss general wear.
      2. Discuss types of polishing and prevention of polishing
      3. Understand various aspects of cracking and prevention techniques
      4. Demonstrate recording gear tooth contact patterns with soft marking compound
      5. Demonstrate recording gear tooth contact patterns with DYKEM
      6. Demonstrate recording gear tooth contact patterns with graphite paper
      7. Demonstrate recording gear tooth contact patterns with contact tape.
      8. Demonstrate surface replication with dental cement
      9. Understand basics principle of gear failure photography
    9. Understand common fasteners and their uses
      1. Identify common types of fasteners
      2. Identify bolt size, hardness, thread spacing and pitch
      3. Understand causes of metal corrosion
      4. Understand techniques of corrosion prevention
      5. Demonstrate proper fastener torque techniques
    10. Understand properties and uses of applicable lubricants

  
  • WTT 216 - Power Generation/Transmission

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course will serve as an introduction to the generation of electrical power with a wind turbine generator, moving that power through a local transmission system to a substation where a customer will purchase the generated power. This course will cover all aspects of working with components of a high-voltage transmission system.
    Prerequisite: ELT 303 , ELT 131  
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: ELT 123  
    Competencies
    1. Describe three phase electrical power
      1. Identify the advantages of three phase electrical power
      2. Define three phase Delta connections, voltages, currents and power
      3. Define three phase Wye connections, voltages, currents and power
    2. Identify types of DC generation systems
      1. State the function of a DC generator
      2. Identify major components of a DC generator
      3. Describe the difference between separately excited and self excited generators
      4. Explain how the output voltage of a generator can be changed
    3. Identify general types of alternators
      1. Identify the characteristics of alternators
      2. Explain the construction of an alternator rotor
      3. Explain the significance of damper windings as used in a three phase alternator.
      4. Explain how alternator voltage will vary according to load
      5. Define armature reaction
      6. Define the types of losses associated with an alternator
    4. Describe AC to DC conversion
      1. Describe methods of AC to DC conversion
      2. Describe methods of DC to AC conversion
      3. Discuss parameters of AC to DC components
    5. Identify types of power transformers
      1. Review transformer construction
      2. Review the primary windings and secondary windings of a transformer.
      3. Review the term “Turns Ratio” and how it applies to power transformers.
      4. Explain safety practices used when working with or around power transformers
      5. Identify applications of transformers
      6. Explain how to perform a polarity test of a power transformer
      7. Identify transformer taps and tap changers
      8. Identify transformer connections
    6. Define the purpose of a substation
      1. Identify components of a typical substation and their purpose
      2. Explain safe operation of high voltage components
      3. Identify proper protocol when switching high voltage components
      4. Explain power quality and correction techniques

  
  • WTT 223 - Airfoils and Composite Repair

    Credits: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course will enable the student to more efficiently inspect, repair and move/transport wind turbine blades. Students will understand common industry terms used in the manufacture and repair of wind turbine blades.
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: WTT 103   or instructor approval
    Competencies
    1. Define terms used to describe characteristics of a wind turbine blade
      1. Identify components of a wind turbine blade
      2. Identify types of airfoils used in the design of wind turbine blades
      3. Define aerodynamic lift.
      4. Define aerodynamic drag
      5. Describe how lift is obtained on a wind turbine blade
      6. Define the significance of the lift/drag ratio
    2. Define wind turbine blade solidity
      1. Explain the significance of solidity as it relates to a wind turbine.
      2. Explain the significance of blade area and number of blades.
    3. Identify materials used in the manufacture of wind turbine blades
      1. Explain fiberglass resins and catalysts
      2. Discuss composite materials
    4. Define methods and techniques used in the manufacture of wind turbine blades
      1. Explain the use of blade templates
      2. Explain the construction and use of blade patterns
      3. Describe the process of fiberglass molding of blades
      4. Describe the process of finishing of fiberglass blades
    5. Describe blade failure
      1. Identify types of wind turbine blade failure.
      2. Identify causes of wind turbine blade failure
    6. Describe how to perform a proper blade inspection
      1. Perform proper documentation of a blade inspection
      2. Perform a blade inspection using photographic equipment
      3. Prepare a report of blade inspections using photo documentation
    7. Learn primary aspects of blade repair
      1. Describe proper technique used to grind through damaged area of a blade.
      2. Describe how to prepare area to be repaired on a blade
      3. Describe proper technique to repair damaged area of blade
      4. Describe proper technique used to finish repaired area of blade
    8. Learn the basic procedures for blade balancing
      1. Define the significance of balancing blades of a rotor set
      2. Determine amount of weight and distribution used to balance blades of a rotor set
      3. Describe the proper technique used to balance blades
    9. Identify proper blade handling practices.
      1. Identify proper blade transportation practices
      2. Identify proper blade storage practices

  
  • WTT 245 - Electrical Practical App

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech


    This course will provide students with practical wiring exercises involving installation, wiring and troubleshooting of electrical devices and equipment used in, but not specific to, wind turbine control systems. Students will study electrical diagrams, design of electrical systems and electrical safety.
    Prerequisite: ELT 303 , ELT 131  
    Prerequisite OR Corequisite: ELT 123  
    Competencies
    Discuss safe working conditions with electrical systems

    1. Understand OSHA lock out-tag out policy/procedure
    2. Understand proper use of personal protective equipment
    3. Discuss the effect of electrical current on the body
    4. Discuss practicality of the one hand rule

    .2.  Understand electrical drawings

    1. Explain how to read and interpret electrical symbols on an electrical drawing
    2. Identify the electrical installation requirements using plans to a commercial building
    3. Identify the electrical installation requirements using plans to a wind turbine

    3.  Focus on calculating the electrical load

    1. Determine the minimum equipment loading
    2. Figure the unbalanced load

    4.  Examine branch circuits

    1. Determine the required number of branch circuits for a set of loads.
    2. Determine the correct rating for branch circuit protective devices
    3. Determine the preferred type of wire for a branch circuit
    4. Determine the required minimum size conductor for a branch

    5.  Describe the function of an Encoder           

    1. Identify parts on an encoder
    2. Determine significance of all encoder terminals
    3. Identify output signals and voltages
    4. Determine correct voltages on connector pins
    5. Discuss risks of injury due to rotating shafts and electroshock charge
    6. Discuss safety risks due to mechanical shock and overload
    7. Troubleshoot all problems associated with encoder fault

    6.    PLC Troubleshooting

    1. Understand input and output devices.  How they function.
    2. Identify PNP and NPN
    3. List input devices prox. Sensors, limit switches, photo eyes
    4. Test voltages in and out of a plc card (input card, output card)
    5. Understand safety concerns when forcing an output on. 

    7.   Installation and operation of low-voltage remote control

    1. List the components of a low-voltage remote control wiring system
    2. Select the appropriate NEC section governing low voltage installation wiring method
    3. Demonstrate the correct connections for wiring a low-voltage remote control system

     

  
  • WTT 247 - Controls & Troubleshooting

    Credits: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course will give students information and hands-on practice with wind turbine controls and sensors. Students will learn the control and sensing of the various functions of a wind turbine. Students will perform turbine malfunction troubleshooting with simulation software and lab trainers.
    Prerequisite: ELT 131 , ELT 217 , ELT 123 , WTT 133 , WTT 216 , WTT 245  
    Competencies
    1. Analyze Turbine Control Systems
      1. Describe the functions of major and auxillary wind turbine control subsystems.
      2. Summarize the operation states of a utility scale wind turbine.
    2. Evaluate wind turbine safety.
      1. Understand utility scale wind turbine safety.
      2. Demonstrate control safety procedures with wind turbine simulator.
    3. Utilize turbine control software.
      1. Describe the functions of wind turbine HMI/SCADA software.
      2. Use HMI/SCADA software with wind turbine simulator to monitor wind turbine operation.
    4. Explain wind turbine control power.
      1. Illustrate the power distribution system of a wind turbine control system.
      2. Describe how to manually turn on turbine digital outputs.
      3. Use wind turbine simulator to manually turn on turbine digital output.
    5. Explain wind turbine hydraulic power system.
      1. Describe the function of a wind turbine hydraulic system.
      2. Outline the operation of a wind turbine hydraulic power supply.
      3. Monitor wind turbine hydraulic operation parameters.
      4. Use wind turbine simulator to monitor wind turbine hydraulic operation parameters.
      5. Summarize how to manually override hydraulic cartridge valves.
      6. Use wind turbine simulator to manually override a solenoid-operated hydraulic cartridge valve.
    6. Discuss wind turbine yaw brakes
      1. Describe the operation of a wind turbine brake.
      2. Explain the operation of a wind turbine yaw brake.
      3. Summarize how to test the operation of a wind turbine yaw brake system.
      4. Describe how to test the operation of a wind turbine yaw brake system.
      5. Use wind turbine simulator to test the operation of a wind turbine yaw brake system.
      6. Trouble shoot a wind turbine yaw brake system.
    7. Examine wind turbine parking brake.
      1. Describe the operation of a wind turbine parking brake system.
      2. Summarize how to test the operation of a wind turbine parking brake system.
      3. Test the operation of a wind turbine parking brake with wind turbine simulator.
    8. Illustrate wind turbine rotor lock.
      1. Describe the operation of a wind turbine parking brake system.
      2. Understand how to test the operation of a wind turbine parking brake system.
      3. Test the operation of a wind turbine parking brake with wind turbine simulator.
    9. Outline wind turbine lubrication system.
      1. Describe the operation of a wind turbine yaw drive system.
      2. Define yaw position measurement.
      3. Summarize how to test the operation of a wind turbine yaw drive system.
      4. Test the operation of a wind turbine yaw drive system with wind turbine simulator.
    10. Evaluate a wind turbine twist box.
      1. Describe the operation of a wind turbine twist box system.
      2. Summarize how to test the operation of a wind turbine twiest box system.
      3. Test the operation of a wind turbine twist box with wind turbine simulator.
    11. Troubleshoot wind turbine control systems.
      1. Analyze Nacelle systems.
      2. Examine hydraulic systems.
      3. Critique Yaw drive systems.
    12. Evaluate wind turbine hub systems.
      1. Examine wind turbine hub functions.
      2. Analyze turbine hub servo mechanism and controls
      3. Critique turbine hub auxilary power system.

 

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