Jim Garland      

Email: jgarland@mecc.edu
Office: Dalton-Cantrell, Rm 219
Voice Mail: (276) 523-2400 ext. 265
Fax: (276) 523-5459
Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00 - 9:30, 12:15 - 1:00
Wednesday: 2:30 - 6:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 11:00




Course Description

Introduces the principles of fluid flow and development of practical hydraulics resulting from study of fluid static's, flow of real fluid in pipes, multiple pipe lines, liquid flow in open channels, and fluid measurement techniques. Lecure 3 hours per week. 3 credits.



Goals/Specific Objectives

  • Explain and apply the physical principles which govern hydraulic systems in water/wastewater treatment plants
  • Classify different types of pumps and their describe their characteristics
  • Explain friction head loss in hydraulic systems
  • Make open – channel calculations based on design parameters
  • Discuss ancillary hydraulic components such as valves, tanks, and flowmeters







Statements and Instructional Methods

This course is divided into 12 lessons. You will be given selected readings from both the online lessons from the MECC water/wastewater website and internet sources for each lesson. Practice problems will be assigned in each module for you to hone your problem solving skills. Solutions for these will be posted on Blackboard at regular intervals. Each lesson will end with a short quiz.



Evaluation Procedures/Grading System

  Students will be evaluated based on:



















Grading scale:  

A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
 F = Below 59




Make-Up Policy

Tests and quizzes may not be made up without a documented excuse. 



Rules of Conduct

Please refer to the most recent Student Handbook for a complete listing.



Instruction for Students 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.



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.

 For more general information about a College-wide emergency situation, please refer to:
- College Website
- Emergency Text Messaging or Phone System (276-523-7495).



Due Dates

Due dates for assignments and exams will be posted on Blackboard. The instructor reserves the right to make changes or adjustments throughout the semester.



Plant Visits

Successful completion of this course requires you to visit one water treatment facility and one wastewater treatment facility.  You will need to complete a site visit form which is located on the course website. You will also have to submit a report of your visit to the instructor.  Guidelines for the visits will be posted on the website.




 Since CIV 240 is an online course, each student is expected to have a valid email address which he or she will check at least twice weekly. If you are having problems using your Mountain Empire email address, please contact the instructor as soon as possible. 

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. Example: CIV240 Assignment 1.




Exams are proctored. The name and EMAIL ADDRESS of the person who will proctor your exams must be sent to your instructor or you can take the exams in the College Testing Center . The dates for the exams will be announced by your instructor. 

Approved Proctors may be: 

School or Public Librarians
Educational Administrators (principal/superintendent)
Local College Testing Center Staff
Adult Learning Centers
Guidance Counselors
Commanding Officers
Military Education Officers or Embassy Education Officers
Human Resource Representative

Proctors may not be:

Direct Supervisors
Direct Reports / Employees
Colleagues at Same Level
Athletic or Assistant Coaches
Personal Tutors