This course is used for license renewal and is a 2 credit course that is equivalent to 3.0 CEU's / 30 CPE's.

This course covers the chemistry and biology associated with water treatment labs.  The labs teach the student to perform common tests such as those for pH, color, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, and bacteria. 

Classes I, II and III need 20 CPEs for license renewal. If you hold a Class IV and need CPEs there is a 1 credit course for license renewal called ENV195: Microbiology of Well and Spring Water I which awards 15 CPEs (16 CPEs with a plant visit).

Where do I start?

Read over the Course Syllabus.  Then start reading through the Lessons, which walk you through the information. 

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.

Contact information is given under the Instructor tab.

How the Lessons Work:

We recommend starting with Lesson 1 and working through the lessons in order.  Some lessons will have a reading assignment, which is listed at the beginning of the lesson and in the Course Syllabus

After completing the online lesson and textbook reading, you should complete the lesson's quiz.  The quizzes are self-grading so that you will know your score immediately.  You can re-take the assignments and quizzes until all of your answers are correct. Once you are happy with your score make sure to print the quiz for records.

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. Once you have taken all the quizzes and exam send all the quizzes and exam back to the instructor in case of audit over licensure renewal. A completion certificate will then be sent to the operator to show proof of hours needed.

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