The Identification of Microorganisms course provides students with information specific to the proper collection of samples. Once collected, utilizing microscopes provided by TEEX, students are provided basic training on proper operation and led through classification exercises for microorganisms, algae, and protozoa. All scenarios are designed to help participants better determine higher-level organisms and how each affects the biological treatment process.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
Prior Training Courses or Knowledge
It is recommended, but not required, participants complete Surface Water Production I (WWW004) and Wastewater Treatment (WWW102) courses prior to registration.
TopicsIntroduction to Microorganism Identification+Classification+Part I: The Microscope+Part II: The Microscope+Preparing Microscope Slides+Identification Procedures+Identification of Algae+Identification of Protozoa+Identification of Rotifers+Microscopic Animals+Fungi+Bacteria
Suggested AudienceThis course is designed for water utility personnel.
Continuing Education and Professional Credits2 CEUs
TCEQ licensed water operators+TCEQ licensed wastewater operators