Stormwater Management Hydraulics And Hydrology I

100 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The main focus of this course is engineering hydraulics and hydrology of yesterday and today.  The course takes a close look at the various aspects of modern stormwater management and reviews general principles of engineering design. It describes the differences among solid, liquid, and gas, properties of water, such as: cohesion, adhesion, and capillarity, and provides a method of calculating the specific weight and gravity of various liquids, and the viscosity of a fluid. 

In this course participants will quantify the pressure exerted by water on an imaginary submerged surface or on container walls, and describe mathematically the flow of water from a higher location to a lower location.  The methods of measuring the flow of water is discussed, and computations are provided for the following:

  • The flow through an orifice, over a weir, under a gate
  • The slope of a channel, and identify normal depth in a channel
  • Normal depth in a channel or pipe, and normal depth in a stream including overbanks, a water surface profile at an entrance to a channel
  • A basic hydraulic jump

Prerequisite: The student needs to complete the Stormwater I & II courses before taking the Stormwater Management: Hydraulics and Hydrology – Part I course.

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS).

ProTrain will provide Students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Sigrid Ferguson Green, MSEd in Instructional Design for Online Learning, MS Human Resource Management, with over 15 years of experience in training and development/education. Her experience has been to lead teams of Instructional Designers, and managed curricula for companies such as: American Express and Assurant. Her experience includes but is not limited to the following: technical writing, web design, training, instructional design, graphic design, and curriculum development.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1 - Uniform Flow in Channels
  • Manning's Equation
  • Channel Flow
  • Pipe Flow
  • Stream Flow
  • Problems
Lesson 2 - Varied Flow in Channels
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Backwater Profile
  • Entrance to a Channel
  • Hydraulic Jump
  • Problems
Lesson 3 - Runoff Calculations
  • Rational Method
  • Modified Rational Method
  • NRCS Method
  • NRCS Method Computations
  • NRCS Method versus Rational Method
  • Problems
Lesson 4 - Storm Sewer Design
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Design Investigation
  • System Layout
  • Hydraulic Design
  • Storm Sewer Outfalls
  • Case Study
  • Problems
  • Further Reading
Lesson 5 - Culvert Design
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Design Investigation
  • Design of New Culvert
  • Culvert Replacement
  • Case Study 1
  • Case Study 2
  • Problems
Lesson 6 - Stormwater Detention
  • Stormwater Impoundment
  • Outlet Structure
  • Emergency Spillway
  • Reservoir Routing
  • Problems
Lesson 7 - Detention Design
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • On-Site Detention Design
  • Case Study 1
  • Case Study 2
  • Problems

All necessary materials are included.

Certification(s):

After the completion of the Stormwater I & II and Stormwater Management Hydraulics and Hydrology Part I & II courses, the student will be prepared to take the American Public Works Association (APWA) Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM) certification exam.

To demonstrate eligibility, candidates must submit an application documenting the completion of one of the following education and work experience pathways:

  • High school graduation or equivalent and 7 years of relevant work experience
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent trade school certificate and 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Master’s degree and 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Doctoral degree and 1 year of relevant work experience

Relevant work experience is that performed within or for a public entity in one or more aspects of stormwater management as defined in the CSM target audience description and illustrated in the CSM Content Outline.

Please note that the individual state requirements may vary.  Students will be responsible to check with their state’s governing body for state specific requirements.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**