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Wastewater Treatment Operations (AS) Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 22
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Term Effective: Fall 2017


The Wastewater Treatment Operations degree provides instructional training necessary for entry level positions in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities and wastewater collection systems as well as assistance in developing the knowledge to pass the required examinations administered by the California Department of Health Services.

This program of study is also available as a certificate option

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Read and interpret meters and gauges that monitor the purification process and operation;
  2. apply data to formulas that determine treatment requirements, flow levels, and concentration levels;
  3. collect water samples, operate chemical-feeding devices, and perform laboratory tests;
  4. use information to control pumps, valves, and generators that move wastewater through treatment processes and dispose of the waste materials;
  5. use computers to monitor and regulate processes and equipment and to generate reports; and
  6. apply to take the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Examination, Grade II.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Wastewater Treatment Operations (AS) program are:

  • Complete 22 units from
    • Wastewater Treatment Operations
    • Wastewater Treatment Operations Electives
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Wastewater Treatment Operations - complete 18.00 units
WWTR 112Math for Water and Wastewater Technology3.00
WWTR 120Wastewater Treatment 13.00
WWTR 121Wastewater Treatment 23.00
WWTR 122Chemistry for Water and Wastewater Technology3.00
WWTR 123Instrumentation and Controls3.00
WWTR 124Pumps3.00
Wastewater Treatment Operations Electives - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
BGN 71Business English Grammar3.00
CHEM 42Introductory General Chemistry4.00
CHEM 60General, Organic and Biological Chemistry5.00
CS 65.11Microsoft Office3.00
ENGL 1ACollege Composition4.00
ENVS 12Introduction to Environmental Science3.00
MATH 101Mathematics for the Associate Degree3.00
MATH 155Intermediate Algebra4.00
WWTR 125Industrial Waste Pretreatment Facility Inspection3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2017

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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2018

Previous Versions:

Wastewater Treatment Operations - effective Fall 2016
Wastewater Treatment Operations - effective Fall 2012

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

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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