Certificate in Water Technology
This program is designed to prepare students who wish to seek employment in the public drinking water supply industry or qualify for a more responsible position within the industry. These courses will be helpful to students who wish to prepare for the T1, T2, T3, T4, and T5 Water Treatment Operator and D1, D2, D3, D4, and D5 Water Distribution Operator certification examinations given by the California Department of Public Health. Coursework also provides contact hours for Operator Certification maintenance requirements.
Employment opportunities include:
- pumping station operator,
- water line worker,
- water maintenance mechanic helper,
- water motor installer,
- water service dispatcher,
- treatment plant operator.
|WATR 150||Introduction to Water Systems||3|
|WATR 151||Water Resources and Distribution I||3|
|WATR 153||Water Resources and Distribution II||3|
|WATR 156||Water Treatment I||3|
|WATR 157||Water Treatment II||3|
|Select one (1) of the following courses:|
|Concrete Structures and Inspection||3|
|California Occupational Safety and Health||3|
|Water Use Efficiency I||3|
|Water Use Efficiency II||3|
Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Water Technology Certificate of Achievement will:
- Describe and explain regulatory issues that relate to the public drinking water supply.
- Diagram and explain the fundamentals of the water distribution system including SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), maintenance, pumps, hydraulics, and valves.
- Given a scenario involving water contamination; identify the contaminants, recommend the best treatment, administer the treatment and then verify the contaminants are below allowable safety thresholds.
- Demonstrate the safe handling of chemicals used in the water industry and describe the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations related to public drinking water.