Jun 26, 2019  
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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



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