This course is used for license renewal and is a 1 credit course that is equivalent to 1.5 CEU's / 15 CPE's.

Studies characteristics and activities of microorganisms, showing their essential relation to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. You will also learn techniques for identifying some microbes using descriptions and dichotomous keys. You will also learn other components that may be in well and spring water that must be tested periodically for maintenance.

You may perform a plant visit for .1 CEU or 1 CPE. This class will satisfy the necessary CPEs for Class IV operators and below. Classes I, II and III need 20 CPEs for license renewal.


Where do I start?

 Read over the Course Syllabus.  Then start reading through the Lessons, which walk you through the information. You may also want to browse through the Topics which 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, contact your instructor if you have any problems, or need any help in getting started.



How the Lessons Work:

We recommend starting with Lesson 1 and working through the lessons in order.  

After completing the online lesson, you should take the lesson's quiz or math set.  Both of these are self-grading so that you will know your score immediately.  You can re-take both types of question set until all of your answers are correct. Once you have completed the quizzes, print them out and send them in to your instructor for proof of completing the requirements necessary for your license renewal.

The course also has a final exam.  All quizzes and tests are open book and open notes and focus on the material presented in the lessons, but can include information from other portions of the course.  More information on testing procedures.


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