Course Descriptions


WATER-020 INTRODUCTION TO WATER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
3.0 units
| 54 hours lecture

Explores the technologies, potential career opportunities and the State of California Water Resources Control Board certification requirements in the water industry. Topics include water sources, water quality, water treatment, water distribution, and related topics. 

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WATER-030 WATERWORKS MATHEMATICS
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Introduces basic mathematical principles related to water distribution and treatment systems; including areas, volumes, pressure, flow rates, unit conversion, chemical dosage, detention time, and filtration rates. Assists in preparation for Water Distribution and Treatment Operator Certification Examinations.

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WATER-031 ADVANCED WATERWORKS MATHEMATICS
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Prerequisite: WATER-030
Examines advanced study of mathematical principles related to pump hydraulics: horsepower, flow rates, pump curves, chemical dosages, detention time, filtration and backwash rates, CT calculations and various utility management analyses related to budget preparations, water rate structures, and demand design forecasting. Focuses on mathematical computations within the expected range of knowledge on the State of California Water Resources Control Board exams for D3, D4, D5, T3, and T4. 

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WATER-032 WATER SUPPLY
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: WATER-030
Examines the sources of drinking water supplies, with special emphasis on water in California. Explores the uses of water, including residential, commercial/industrial/institutional, and landscaping demands. It also examines the roles and methods of conservation on water demand management.  

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WATER-035 WATER QUALITY
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Examines basic principles of chemistry and microbiology, and applies them to drinking water quality and related state and federal regulations.

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WATER-040 WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR I

3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: WATER-030
Introduces basic concepts and processes of drinking water distribution systems, including a general background of drinking water sources, regulations, water system design, and various distribution system appurtenances. Assists in the preparation of the State of California Water Resources Control Board Certification Exams for Grades I and II.

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WATER-041 WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR II

3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: WATER-040 or four years of employment in a water treatment plant, water distribution system or hold a valid Grade I license.
Presents intermediate to advanced principles of water distribution. Assists in preparation for Grade III & IV Water Distribution Operator's Certificate examination given by the State of California Water Resources Control Board.


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WATER-050 WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATION PROCESSES I

3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: WATER-030 & WATER-035
Presents the basic operating principles and techniques of the conventional surface water treatment processes of coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, and filtration, plus those of disinfection processes. Assists in preparation for Grade T1 and T2 Water Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate examination given by the State of California Water Resources Control Board.



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WATER-052 WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATION PROCESSES II
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture
 
Recommended Preparation: WATER-031 and 050
Examines advanced topics in conventional surface water treatment processes and disinfection, as well as non-conventional treatment processes. Assists in preparation for Grade T3 and T4 Water Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate examination given by the State of California Water Resources Control Board.

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WATER-060 WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL I
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture
 
Presents the basic operating principles and techniques of conventional wastewater treatment processes including preliminary treatment, primary treatment, and secondary treatment, as well as wastewater quality assessment, wastewater collection, and wastewater disposal. Assists in preparation for Grade 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate examination given
by the State of California Water Resources Control Board.

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WATER-061 WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL II
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture
 
Recommended Preparation: WATER-060
Examines advanced topics in conventional wastewater treatment processes including alternative secondary treatment methods, tertiary treatment, disinfection and dechlorination, solids handling, water recycling, and industrial waste management. Assists in preparation for Grade 2 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate examination given by the State of California Water Resources Control Board.