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Water/Wastewater Management

Certificate

The following certificate is offered:

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CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Water/Wastewater Management

Required Program (units)
BUSTEC 110    Business Procedures for Professional Success (3)1
ENVT 351    Math for Water and Wastewater Operators (3)
ENVT 353    Science for Water and Wastewater Operators (4)
ENVT 354    Waste Water Management: Basic Instrumentation and Electrical Controls (4)
ENVT 355    Introduction to Water, Wastewater and Recycled Water Management (3)
ENVT 380    Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations I (3)
ENVT 381    Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations II (3)
ENVT 382    Water and Wastewater System Regulations and Management (3)
ENVT 383    Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems (3)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 29
1Business course offered by other department. In the event this course is unavailable or cancelled, other similar business courses with like content may be substituted, as approved by faculty.

This program is designed to meet the competency areas for students interested in entering into the field of Water and Wastewater Management and to enhance the existing abilities of an individual already employed in the field.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Review the history and importance of community water and wastewater systems, their social benefits, common operational challenges, and how they support and promote the welfare of all modern societies.
  • Evaluate water and wastewater system regulations (federal and state), water pollution control and safe drinking water laws, environmental economics that influence pollution control strategies, the importance of environmental stewardship, application of scientific concepts in water/wastewater management, and other factors that influence programs that protect public health and the environment.
  • Examine common water and wastewater treatment processes and principles, including fundamental physical, chemical, and biologic treatment processes common in the proper operation of water and wastewater facilities.
  • Evaluate hydraulic and fluid dynamic principles of water, and application of these principles to wastewater collection and water distribution systems.
  • Use, define, and apply industry terminology, nomenclature, and common water and wastewater treatment technical terms to classify, compare, and differentiate water and wastewater processes.
  • Formulate mathematical models and equations to analyze, plan, evaluate, manage, troubleshoot, correct, and predict water and wastewater system processes.
  • Assess professional and ethical responsibilities of a water/wastewater treatment practitioner as it relates to the principle objectives of public and environmental health.
  • Explain occupational health and safety protocols to address risks encountered in water/wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, water distribution, and water recycling operations.
  • Apply personal safety practices which demonstrate an understanding of personal safety practices in the water, wastewater and recycled water industries.
  • Seek employment in the water and wastewater industries in the region.

Updated 6/14/17

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