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WATER-120 - Introduction to Water Systems Technology - Stephanie Anagnoson

Course:Introduction to Water Systems Technology
Professor:Stephanie Anagnoson
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


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In this class, you will explore the Water Systems Technology program at College of the Canyons. You'll get a great overview of water distribution systems and water treatment systems in drinking water and wastewater industries. And you'll get practice in resume writing, cover letters and in finding a job in the water industry.

Course Description

This is an excellent introduction to the water industry for people who are new to the industry as well as people who already work in the industry. By the end of the class, you will understand the various job opportunities and disciplines in the water industry, the state certification requirements, and what is needed to earn an AS degree in Water Systems Technology and work in the water industry. 

What to Expect in this Course

This is an online course using Canvas as the online interface. It is asynchronous with weekly due dates. This is a condensed eight (8) week course with multiple assignments and lectures each week including: a lecture to listen to and view the powerpoint, a discussion on a water topic to contribute to and interact with your classmates, a project that is water career related, and a quiz on the textbook and lectures.

Each week begins on Sunday and ends the following Saturday night, with the exception of the last week so you will have a week to complete multiple assignments. 

Types of Assessments

You earn points from multiple sources:

quizzes on videos each week (you can take these multiple times with the highest score kept)

a chapter quiz each week (you can take these multiple times with the highest score kept)

a career-related project each week (we will turn in assignments and revise to improve the project)

a discussion post and responses to your classmates each week

Textbook Information

The textbook is entirely free and available in Canvas in the course.

Other Relevant Course Information

You will need a reliable internet connection, your college email address, and basic computer skills including familiarity with basic windows formats, opening and closing files, sizing windows, starting programs, sending emails, attaching documents, and basic file management skills.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 10/12/2023 Sub#: 646