Green River Community College
Water Supply and Wastewater Technology Program

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WST 184 Water Regulations

Course Description
An overview of federal and state drinking water regulations including a brief history and the structure of the Safe Drinking Water Act.  Current drinking water regulations will be reviewed.  Water quality parameters addressed in drinking water regulations will be identified.  Operator certification will also be covered. Prerequisite: ENGL 081, 100, 102, 110 or eligible for ENGL 100. (2 Credits)

Learning Outcomes
Content-Specific Learning Outcomes -Students will demonstrate proficiency with these components of the course content:
1.  Identify water quality parameters addressed in drinking  water regulations.
2.  Describe the history and structure of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
3.  Interpret state drinking water regulations.
4.  Identify connections between drinking water regulations and the operation and maintenance of a public water system.
Demonstrate familiarity with water-related operator certification programs.
Course content learning outcomes will be demonstrated by reading assignments and summary tests.

Campus-wide Learning Outcomes:  Written Communication -Written communication is an important skill that is necessary for conveying information and ideas.  Competent employees possess basic writing skills that include the ability to accurately record information, prepare documents/messages, and summarize information.  Students in this course will be asked to demonstrate good writing skills by incorporating the following items in their writing:
1.  Appropriate use of standard English
2.  Clear organization
3.  Application of appropriate typing/word processing format
4.  Attention to mechanics, grammar, punctuation and usage including complete sentences, correct spelling, verb tense agreement, subject-verb agreement and pronoun agreement. 
Campus-wide learning outcomes will be demonstrated by reading assignments and summary tests.

Textbook Information
Required textbooks: Water Quality.  Third Edition. Denver, Colorado:  American Water Works Association, 2003. (ISBN 1-58321-232-9) and
Water Sources.  Third Edition.  Denver, Colorado:  American Water Works Association, 2003. (ISBN 1-58321-229-9).
Recommended writing reference:  Hacker, Diana.  A Writerís Reference.  Current Edition.  New York:  St Martinís Press. 
For information about purchasing textbooks, visit the Getting Started page.


  Activity Points
  Assignments (two at 50 points each) 100
  Projects (two at 75 points each) 150
  Summary Tests (two at 75 points each and drop lowest score) 150
  Total Points Possible 400

Grades will be awarded as follows:

Points Grade Points Grade Points Grade Points  Grade Points Grade Points Grade
396-400 4.0 360-363 3.5 340-343 3.0 320-323 2.5 300-303 2.0 280-283 1.5
388-395 3.9 356-359 3.4 336-339 2.9 316-319 2.4 296-299 1.9 0-279 0.0
380-387 3.8 352-355 3.3 332-335 2.8 312-315 2.3 292-295 1.8    
372-379 3.7 348-351 3.2 328-331 2.7 308-311 2.2 288-291 1.7    
364-371 3.6 344-347 3.1 324-327 2.6 304-307 2.1 284-287 1.6    

Students have the option to receive a pass/non-credit grade.  To exercise this option, students must submit a Pass/Non-Credit Petition Request to the GRCC Enrollment Services office no later than the end of the eighth week of the quarter (Summer Quarter dates vary). 

Schedule/Late Policy
Be sure to review and follow due dates for submitting course assignments and taking tests; click on the Schedule link at top of page for due dates.  Assignments will be accepted any time prior to their due date but will not be accepted after midnight on the day they are due. Summary Tests may be taken any time prior to their due date but cannot be taken after their due date. 

Instructor Information
Name:          Mary Jo Adams
Office:          Science, Math and Technology (SMT) Building, Room 319
Address:      Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, Washington  98092-3699
Telephone:   (253) 833-9111, x 4367

Americans With Disabilities Act
If you need course adaptations or special accommodations because of a disability, please contact Disability Support Services.

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