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Water Utility Operations Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 16
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Term Effective: Fall 2008


The Water Utility Operations Certificate Program provides instructional training necessary for entry level positions in the operation of water treatment facilities and water distribution systems as well as assistance in developing the knowledge to pass the required examinations administered by the California Department of Health Services. The program consists of 11.5 units of core requirements plus elective courses for a total of 16 units.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Water Utility Operations Certificate program are:

  • Complete 16 units from
    • Water Utility Operations Requirements

Water Utility Operations Requirements - complete 16.00 units
ENVT 101Introduction to Water Careers1.00
ENVT 102Mathematical Methods for Water Treatment Technology1.50
ENVT 103Introduction to Water Sciences for Operators1.50
ENVT 104Chemistry and Lab Principles for Drinking Water Treatment1.50
ENVT 110Water Treatment Plant Operator3.00
ENVT 111Water Distribution System Operator3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.50 units from the following:
BGN 71Business English Grammar3.00
BOT 162.3AIntro to MS Excel, Level 1, for Office Professionals0.50
BAD 53Introduction to Solving Business Problems w/Spreadsheets1.50
ELEC 53.11Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers2.00
ELEC 53.12Programmable Logic Controllers for Maintenance Technicians 12.00
CEST 192Non-Technical Skills for the Civil Engineering Technician1.50
MATH 150AElementary Algebra 13.00
MATH 150BElementary Algebra 23.00
APTECH 90AApplied Mathematics4.00

Term Effective: Fall 2008

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 2010

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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