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Water-151 - Water Treatment Plant Operation Processes II - Silvia Lanza

Course:Water Treatment Plant Operation Processes II
Professor:Silvia Lanza
  • OnlineLive
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Silvia Lanza

Hello students! Welcome to Water 151! My name is Silvia Lanza, and I will be your instructor for this course.  This is a core course for a career in water treatment and distribution.  This is a fast-pace 8-week class with a focus on advanced water treatment technologies.

I look forward to meeting you!

Course Description

This course examines advanced topics in conventional surface water treatment processes and disinfection, as well as non-conventional treatment processes.  Completion of this course will assist you in the preparation for the Grade T3 and T4 Water Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate examination given by the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water. 

What to Expect in this Course

Students have the option of attending class in person at the Canyon Country Campus or online via Zoom platform. This class is not self-paced instruction and the weekly lecture meetings are required.  All course materials, including the textbook and Zoom meeting information will be provided in Canvas. Students are responsible for checking the course Canvas materials and meeting all deadlines for homework, assignments, discussions, and exams.  Students are also required to review the self-study materials posted weekly in Canvas. You can expect an average of 6-8 hours per week time commitment to complete assignments in addition to the weekly 3-hour lecture.

Types of Assessments

All assignments, quizzes and discussion board instructions will be provided online through Canvas. There will be weekly homework assignments, quizzes, a discussion paper, one midterm exam, and a cumulative final exam.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

The Open Education Resources (OER) Textbook for this course is free to all students.  You can download a copy of the OER Textbook by clicking this link.  An electronic copy of the textbook will also be posted 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:

  • 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.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 01/11/2023 Sub#: 1330