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WST 188 - Water Laboratory

Credits: 2
Uses theory, performance, and interpretation of basic water laboratory procedures to assess water quality. Topics include safety, sampling, alkalinity, harness, pH, coliform, jar testing, turbidity, chlorine residual, and advanced water testing procedures.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Define terms as they apply to basic water laboratory testing.
  2. Handle and conduct equipment and chemicals safely.
  3. Identify lab equipment, chemicals, glassware.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of basic water laboratory practices.
  5. Perform basic water laboratory testing using equipment to evaluate water quality.
  6. Perform calculations related to basic water laboratory testing.
  7. Perform calibrate of laboratory instrumentation to ensure proper operation.
  8. Collect water samples according to standardized methods.
  9. Perform sample preservation and documentation for laboratory samples.
  10. Perform lab tests, record results, and interpret data.

Program Outcomes
  1. Identify characteristics of source water used to provide public drinking water through municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  2. Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes used in municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  3. Monitor, evaluate, operate and maintain common types of equipment found in municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  4. Apply appropriate safety procedures to operation of municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  5. Collect samples for, perform and interpret results of laboratory analyses used to monitor municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.
  6. Perform supporting administrative duties for municipal water distribution and water treatment systems.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.



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