This course is only offered in the Fall for enrollment.


Introduces the principles of fluid flow and development of practical hydraulics resulting from study of fluid statics, flow of real fluid in pipes, multiple pipe lines, liquid flow in open channels, and fluid measurement techniques. Prerequisite: Statics or divisional approval. Water/Wastewater Plant visits are a requirement in this course.  Observation and/or participation in these labs are a necessary component in the visit.    Please get an operator's signature stating that you observed and or participated in these labs.You will need to have a visitor's slip filled out during each of the visits to a water or wastewater plant.  One is for the plant to fill out, one is for you, the student, to fill out to give the plant confidence that you are attending a water/wastewater class and that you are a reliable person.

Where do I start?

ENV 110 is a prerequisite for CIV 240.  Before starting on this course, you need to review the lessons from ENV 110 .

After reviewing ENV 110, we recommend that you start out by browsing this site to find out what's here.  Read over the Course Outline and Course Syllabus .  Then start reading through the Lessons, which walk you through the information. You may also want to browse through the Topics listed below.  The Topics give short summaries of subjects introduced in the course and are useful references.

To take the course for credit, you must register with Mountain Empire Community College.  Once you feel comfortable with the information, begin the registration process .  (You will still have to fill out the appropriate forms for MECC.)   Please read the entire tutorial and follow the instructions.

After registration for this course, you must complete the initial assignment within one week of entering the class. If the initial assignment is not completed you will be administratively withdrawn from the course. You may either complete the assignment online and submit it to the instructor, or print the assignment and mail or fax it to the instructor. Contact information is given under the Instructor tab.


Purchase your texts:

You can purchase the correct course study guides, texts, and other required materials through the MECC Bookstore (located in Goodwin Hall).

You may purchase texts in person or by phone at (276) 523-7461. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the MECC Bookstore. Charge cards are accepted. Books can be shipped to your home or office, but there is a shipping charge. When purchasing materials, please make the bookstore aware that you are enrolled in distance education courses.



You will be asked to Visit water/wastewater treatment plants as part of the course. You may visit these plants at any time during the course, but you will probably find the visits most useful if you visit the water plants during the water treatment half of the course and the wastewater plants during the wastewater treatment hald of the course.

To do a search for particular topics, click here to go to the search engine page. Instructions for best results will be given.