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Water & Wastewater Technician

Program Description

A study of the principles of water and wastewater disposal and purification including municipal and industrial wastewater collection and treatment. The program will satisfy most of the requirements for certification of water and wastewater treatment personnel.

Opportunities

Modern water and wastewater treatment plants require new technical skills. The Solano County treatment plants are constantly upgrading their capabilities and young men and women entering this field must receive skilled training. Currently employed technicians require constant upgrading of their skills. Both groups of employees must become State certified to become, or to remain employed. The field of water and wastewater treatment is ever changing and the demands for qualified personnel will be continuing as this field continues to change and expand.

Your New Skills

Upon completion of an introductory course studying disease transmission, waste treatment collection and disposal methods, pool sanitation and hygiene, you will explore the laboratory procedures for identifying organisms peculiar to water and wastewater treatment. You will learn the techniques of water purification including color, alkalinity, hardness, detergents, chlorides and fluorides by testing in a laboratory situation. As the program progresses, your knowledge of laboratory testing to evaluate wastewater treatment methods and procedures will be greatly enhanced. The latter stages of the program will familiarize you with the engineering aspects and maintenance of treatment plants including the study of hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and electrical control systems and components. You will be made aware of the design and operation of treatment plants as well as the methods of process calculations for design, control and maintenance of plants.

A study of the principles of water and wastewater disposal and purification including municipal and industrial wastewater collection and treatment. The program will satisfy most of the requirements for certification of water and wastewater treatment personnel.

Go to your catalog to find the requirements to achieve the:

  • Associate in Science Degree
  • Certificate of Achievement