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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



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