Water-130 - Waterworks Mathematics 130 - Orlando Moreno
|Course:||Waterworks Mathematics 130|
My name is Orlando Moreno and I am excited to be teaching the Waterworks Mathematics 130 class. I am an adjunct Instructor at College of the Canyons and a licensed civil engineer with the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency.
The course is designed for individuals interested in a career in water technology. It provides instruction in mathematical computations necessary to solve elementary water distribution and treatment problems. It will assist the student with "Water Treatment & Distribution" certification examinations.
This course is a prerequisite for the Advanced Waterworks Mathematics (Water 130) Course.
Topics discussed in this course are:
- Basic fraction and decimal related mathematical problems.
- Basic geometric shapes relating to water distribution and treatment.
- Unit conversion problems related to water distribution and treatment.
- Basic Flow rate, chemical dosage, filtration and detention water treatment math problems.
- Dosage quantities and volumes for various types of water treatment chemicals.
- Detention and contact times for sedimentation basins, reservoirs, tanks, and pipelines.
- Filtration rates through typical water treatment plants.
What to Expect in this Course
The Waterworks Math 130 class is held once a week for a 3 hour period. The course is offered as HyFlex which means student may wish to attend in person or remotely using Zoom each week. A working camera, microphone, and internet connection will be required when using Zoom to allow students to synchronously and remotely join classes.
Homework will be assigned weekly after each class. Students will have one full week to complete the homework assignments.
Class assignments, quizzes, exams, course materials, zoom information and announcements are provided through Canvas. Students will be required to scan and upload completed homework assignments through Canvas.
Types of Assessments
3 Quizzes, 2 mid term exams and 1 final exam will be issued throughout the term. The midterm and final exam will be proctored and available online. Students will be required to scan and upload completed exams through Canvas. Quizzes will be completed through canvas directly.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Course Text Book: Waterworks Mathematics – An Introductory Review of Mathematical Principles for Water Distribution (D1& D2) Operators and Water Treatment (T1 – T2) Operators
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A copy of the electronic text book is also available on Canvas.
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Last updated: 01/30/2022 Sub#: 1263