Rosa-lee Cooke

Email: rcooke@mecc.edu
Office: Dalton-Caltrell, Rm 218
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30
Phone: (276) 523-2400, ext. 364
Fax: (276) 523-5459

*Enrollment available anytime for this course.

 

 

Textbook

Textbooks for this course are Volume I of Water Treatment Plant Operation and Volume I of Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants  

These textbooks can be purchased from the MECC bookstore or from an online source.

ISBN #s:

Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volume I, Sixth Edition (978-1-59371-040-8)

Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume I, Seventh Edition (978-1-59371-039-2)

*If you have an older edition, please let me know and you may be able to use it.

 

 

Course Description

To provide an understanding of the basic principles of transportation, processing and disposal of water and wastewater. The course will trace the flow of water from the source through treatment, storage, distribution, use, waste collection, treatment, and discharge back into the environment.

 

 

Broad Goals/Specific Objectives

Introduces the student to basic concepts in the field of water and wastewater treatment.  The student will be acquainted with the hydrologic cycle, watersheds, each stage of the water and wastewater treatment process, distribution systems, as well as with basic chemistry and math.

 

Prerequisites

 

 

Instructional Methods

 

Communication

Since ENV 110 is an online course, each student is expected to check his or her Mountain Empire email address at least twice weekly.  If you are having problems using your Mountain Empire email address, please contact the instructor as soon as possible. 

The instructor will use email to keep you updated on your progress throughout the course.  If you have completed any kind of assignment and have not heard from the instructor within a reasonable length of time (two work days if the assignment was turned in over the internet or a week if the assignment was turned in through the postal service), then you should contact the instructor to make sure that your assignment was received.

When sending an email to your instructor for help or sending in an assignment, make sure to have your Course number and Assignment number in the subject of the email. For example: Email Subject Line: ENV110 Assignment 1.

 

 

Emergency Statement

In the event of a College-wide emergency, course requirements, classes, deadlines, and grading schemes are subject to changes that may include alternative delivery methods; alternative methods of interaction with the instructor, class materials, and/or classmates; a revised attendance policy; and a revised semester calendar and/or grading scheme.

In the case of a College emergency, please refer to the following about changes in this course:

·       If you are unable to access the water/wastewater distance learning website, please contact IT services at 276-523-2400 or contact your instructor.  If power or servers are down across campus it may take a couple of hours for service to be reinstated.  Please be patient and your course material will be back up and running shortly.  If this does occur penalties will not be given for late assignments.

·       If the MECC mail server is down your instructor will use the following email address: rosa_cooke@comcast.net.
*****Please note that this email address will ONLY be used in case of an emergency when the MECC mail server is down!******

·       The telephone number for your instructor is as follows:
276-523-2400, ext 364

For more general information about the emergency situation, please refer to:

·       The Mountain Empire Community College web site at www.mecc.edu or the Virginia Community College System web page at www.vccs.edu

·       The college phone number is 276-523-2400

·       The college phone number to call in case of snow or inclement weather is 276-523-7495. You may also receive information about snow or inclement weather at the following TV and Radio Stations:


WCYB-TV— Bristol

WJHL-TV — Johnson City

WQUT-FM — Johnson City

WAXM-FM — Norton

WDIC-FM — Clintwood

WJNV-FM — Jonesville

WVTF-FM — Local NPR
WXBQ-FM — Bristol

·       You may contact security at MECC from off campus by calling 276-523-7473 and from on campus by dialing 473 from any campus phone. There are also several emergency security phones located on MECC’s campus.

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Emergency Notifications: When MECC considers an emergency to pose an ongoing threat to students and employees, the college community will be notified in several ways:

1.    Text Message (register to receive text messages from MECC at http://www2.mecc.edu/sms/index.html)

2.    Email

3.    Telephone

4.    Postings on the college’s web site

5.    In person

 

 

 

Core Competencies

This course satisfies the following core competencies:

·       Understand and interpret complex materials.

·       Use standard English.

·       Interpret and use mathematical formulas.

·       Interpret mathematical models such as graphs, tables and schematics and draw inferences from them.

 

 

 

Quizzes

Quizzes are online and are connected to a database. Once you click the submit button your grade will be stored in my gradebook . You are allowed to take the quiz as many times as desired, your highest grade submitted will be the one counted. The quizzes will tell you which questions are incorrect, if any, but before you retake the quiz, changing the answers, you must close the quiz and log back in before your new score will be submitted. If you would rather print the quiz and fax or mail it to me, contact information is given in this syllabus. Quizzes are worth 20% of your grade.

 

 

Assignments

Some of the assignments for this course are interactive using Flash. You will need to have the Flash plugin installed on your computer in order to view them. You will be given a score for each assignment which will automatically be published to my gradebook . You may take the assignments as many times as desired, your highest grade submitted will be the one counted. I am able to view your grades at any time, so if you are having trouble I will contact you to see if you need assistance. The other assignments that require research can either be submitted via email as an attachment, mail or fax. Assignments are worth 20% of your grade.

 

 

Reading Assignments

Read the corresponding chapter in the textbooks listed in the online lecture.

 

 

Exams

There will be two exams given during the semester, a midterm and a final. These exams are not open book and must be proctored . You must determine who your proctor will be within the first 3 weeks of class and send the information to the instructor for approval before exams are sent. The Midterm Exam covers the first half of the class on Water Treatment and Final Exam covers the second half of the class on Wastewater Treatment. Exams are worth 25% each, totaling 50% of your grade.

 

 

Honor

All students at MECC should abide by the standards of conduct outlined in the MECC Student Handbook. Cheating WILL NOT be tolerated. Anyone caught cheating on an assignment or test will receive a zero for that assignment.

 

 

Instructions for Individuals with Disabilities

Students may request academic accommodation for disabilities through the Office of Student Services.  That office will evaluate the request and make recommendations for appropriate and reasonable accommodations, which the student will provide to the instructor.

Individuals requiring temporary handicapped parking accommodations due to short-term illness should also contact Student Services.

All correspondence will be kept confidential.

 

 

Attendance Policy

Regular class attendance is required. When absence from a class is necessary, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor prior to the absence. The student is responsible for the subsequent completion of all work missed during an absence. (MECC Student Handbook)

Mountain Empire Community College is committed to academic quality and student success. Elements that support both of these values are regular attendance and participation in class. The college policy states that regular class attendance is required. The attendance policy in this class is that you spend at least 5 hours per week working on assignments, which will help ensure you stay on track. As listed below in the Weekly Schedule, the scheduled quiz and assignment should be completed each week.

 

 

 

To Check Your Grades

The student will be able to go online and view their grades throughout the course to see that your grades are being posted correctly. On the main page of this course you will see a tab called View Grades on the navigation bar. Once you click on this tab you will be prompted to enter your username and EmplID . Your username is first initial and last name all together and your EmplID is the student ID issued by MECC. For example, my username and password might be rcooke , ID 1234567. The first time logging in you will be required to create a password. Once the password is created you will be redirected to the beginning and enter your username, ID and created password. If you have any problems viewing your grades, contact your instructor.

 

 

Grading Policy

Midterm Exam

25%

Final Exam

25%

Quizzes

30%

Assignments

20%

Total Points

100%

 

 

 

Grading Scale

A =

90-100%

B =

80-89%

C =

70-79%

D =

60-69%

F =

Below 60%

 

 

 

Weekly Schedule

The chart below lists the assignments which should be completed each week. This is a guide that will keep you on track so you are not rushed at the end of the semester.

 

Week

Online Lessons

Assignments

Quizzes

1

1

Assignment 1

Quiz 1

2

2

3

Assignment 2

Assignment 3

Quiz 2

Quiz 3

3

4

5

Assignment 4

Assignment 5

Quiz 4

Quiz 5

4

6

7

Assignment 6

Assignment 7

Quiz 6

Quiz 7

5

8

9

Assignment 8

Assignment 9

Quiz 8

Quiz 9

6

10

11

none

Assignment 11

none

Quiz 11

7

free week

free week

free week

8

Midterm Exam

Midterm Exam

Midterm Exam

9

12

13

Assignment 12

Assignment 13

Quiz 12

Quiz 13

10

14

15

Assignment 14

Assignment 15

Quiz 14

Quiz 15

11

16

17

Assignment 16

Assignment 17

Quiz 16

Quiz 17

12

18

Assignment 18

Quiz 18

13

19

Assignment 19

Quiz 19

14

free week

free week

free week

15

Final Exam

Final Exam

Final Exam