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Wastewater Operator Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 6
Term Effective: Spring 2018


The Wastewater Operator skills certificate qualifies students for an Operator-in-Training (OIT) certificate and prepares students for California's State Water Resources Control Board, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification examination WWTP Grade I.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize, explain and apply primary and secondary treatment processes/purposes commonly used to treat domestic and industrial waste;
  2. Perform calculations common to the fields of water distribution technology, water treatment technology, and wastewater treatment technology;
  3. Explain the requirements of California Title 23 and qualify to take the State of California Water Resources Control Board, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification (WWTP) Grade I examination.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Wastewater Operator Certificate program are:

  • Complete 6 units from
    • Wastewater Operator Requirements

Wastewater Operator Requirements - complete 6.00 units
WWTR 112Math for Water and Wastewater Technology3.00
WWTR 120Wastewater Treatment 13.00

Term Effective: Spring 2018

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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