Water and Wastewater Utility Operator Certificate of Achievement
The Water/Wastewater Technology degree program is designed to prepare students for employment by municipal drinking departments or industrial treatment facilities. Careers in Water/Wastewater Technology generally involve the administration, operation and maintenance of both drinking water and wastewater facilities as well as distribution and collection systems.

Required Courses

Units

ENVTC 20

Water Distribution System O&M

3

ENVTC 21

Water Treatment Plant Operation

3

ENVTC 22

Water Distribution Systems Level II

3

ENVTC 23

Water Treatment Plant Operation Level II

3

ENVTC 24

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation Level I

3

ENVTC 25

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation Level II

3

Total Units   

18

ENVTC-20 Water Distribution System O & M 3 units CSU
Topics covered will include drinking water sources with an emphasis on groundwater wells, pumps, water pipes, valves, hydrants, groundwater quality, chemicals used for water disinfection, state and federal regulations for distribution systems and water sampling techniques for distribution systems. This course will prepare students to take a state
certification examination for water distribution systems, which is the first step in working for a public entity that delivers safe drinking water to the public. This class will also count for Continuing Education Credits (contact hours) for existing operators. (L,M)

ENVTC 21 Water Treatment Plant Operation 3 units
Transferable to CSU
Topics covered will include drinking water sources (groundwater and surface water), protection of drinking water sources, intake structures, water conveyances, water treatment facilities, water quality versus treatment techniques, chemicals used for water filtration and disinfection; State and Federal regulations for surface water sources and water sampling
techniques for groundwater and surface water. This course will prepare students to take a State Certification Examination for water treatment,

ENVTC 22 Water Distribution Systems Level II
Topics covered will include the drinking water distribution system design, system operations, piping materials, water main, meter and fire hydrant installation, water storage, backflow control, information management and public relations.  This course will prepare students to take a state certification examination for water treatment level II, which is the first step in working for a public water system that delivers safe drinking water to the public.
Pre-requisite ENVTC 20

ENVTC 23 Water Treatment Plant Operation Level II
Topics covered will include advanced drinking water treatment techniques.  This includes mineral removal, fluoridation, water softening, arsenic removal, membrane filtration processes, disposing of process wastes, maintenance of the treatment plant, advanced lab procedures drinking water regulations and administration.  This course will prepare students to take a state certification examination for water treatment level II, which is the first step in working for a public water system.
Pre-requisite ENVTC 21

ENVTC 24 Wastewater Treatment Plant 3 units
Operation Level 1
Transferable to CSU
Course content includes wastewater treatment and disposal methods. Topics covered will include wastewater treatment facilities, pretreatment and primary treatment, wastewater treatment methods, disinfection and final effluent disposal. This course will help prepare students to take a state certification exam for wastewater treatment operators, which is the first step in working for a public wastewater system that treats and disposes of wastewater in compliance with state and federal laws, which is the first step in working for a public water system that treats and delivers safe drinking water to the public. This class will also count for Continuing Education Credits (contact hours) for existing operators. (L,M)

ENVTC 25 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation Level II
Covers advanced wastewater treatment techniques, including effluent disposal methods, activated sludge treatment, sludge digestion and disposal, effluent discharge, plant safety, plant maintenance, laboratory procedures, and treatment plant administration.  Helps prepare students to take a state certification examination for wastewater treatment.  First step in working for a public wastewater utility.
Pre-requisite ENVTC 24