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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. The course outlines the requirements of the program including course offerings and AS degree requirements.

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.

What to Expect in this Course

This is an online course using Canvas as the online interface. This is a condensed eight (8) week course with multiple assignments and lectures each week. Each week begins on Sunday and ends the following Saturday, with the exception of the last week. Recorded lectures for each chapter of the text will be available through Canvas. The lectures are approximately 30 – 40 minutes long and there are accompanying questions for each chapter/lecture as well as discussion posts and quizzes.

Types of Assessments

Quizzes and a semester-long project

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

The textbook is entirely free and available in Canvas in Files.

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

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 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: 08/09/2022 Sub#: 646