Landscape Lake Sampling - WLM102

This course prepares students in a variety of sampling protocols for landscape aquatic settings. Toxicity tests and field sampling are taught, discussed, and practiced. Once lake or basin water sampling protocols are mastered, students learn how to interpret results. This course has an in-class and in-field setting. Extensive student participation is required. 12 (3-hrs. credit: 2 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours)
Primary Material Type:
Assessment Tool
Other Material Types:
Collection, Development Tool, Drill and Practice, Open Textbook, Reference Material, Workshop and Training Material
Lincoln Land Community College
Project Name:
aquatic sampling, Lab submission protocols, lake surveys & habitat indicators, Instant surveys & portale meters, aquatic soil sampling & vegetative sampling, bio-assays, result interpretation, lake case studies

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - National Corn Ethanol Research Center
Industry Sector:
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services -- Administrative and Support Services -- Facilities Support Services (5612)
All Occupations (00-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Natural Resources and Conservation (03)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
75-hrs. (15-wk. semester); 80-hrs. (8-week Module)
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Note:
Program development began with convening industry expertise of employers, agencies, and individuals that formed into a District-wide Advisory Committee. Content providers came forward from within, and outside of, this group. The Lincoln Land Community College/Illinois Community College Board process for new programs and curricula insured the highest development standards for this initiative. The Higher Learning Commission approval was also received - thus enabling federal & state financial aid.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Quality Matters
  • Quality Online Learning and Teaching (Cal State University)
  • Quality Scorecard (Online Learning Consortium)
Course Note:


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