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Water-135 - Water Quality - Cris Perez

Course:Water Quality
Professor:Cris Perez
  • HyFlex
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


The course is designed for individuals interested in a career in water technology.  It provides highly technical instruction in the areas related to Water Quality in drinking water distribution and water treatment systems.  The information covered is essential to stay in compliance with both state and federal drinking water regulations. 

Course Description

In this course you will:

  1. Apply basic principles of chemistry to water quality.
  2. Apply basic principles of microbiology to water quality.
  3. Explain basic categories and principles of water quality regulations.
  4. Compare various field water quality analysis practices.
  5. Assess common customer inquires regarding water quality.

What to Expect in this Course

Through reading the textbook, watching videos and participating in discussions as well as interactive sessions using Kahoot, you will learn about the water quality and regulations. There are required bi-monthly quizzes as well as bi-monthly discussion posts. There is a midterm and final exam. Everything, including quizzes, discussion posts, midterm and the final exam, is open book.

This is a synchronous class and HyFlex. This means that the class is held live the same time each week and you are able to attend in person or online. You have to work on your own, engage with me and other students during the live class session, as well as in Canvas discussions (and in comments on your work) and make sure to turn in the work each Sunday by 11:59 p.m.

Types of Assessments

Assessments include:

1.  Online discussion boards

2.  Written assignments

3.  Bi-monthly quizzes

4.  Midterm & final exam

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Free in Canvas

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:

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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.

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Last updated: 01/26/2023 Sub#: 415