Water Treatment Plant Operations Specialist Courses
All fees are subject to change.
The cost for each course is $912 and includes university enrollment, exam materials, grading, administration of a final exam (online) and six units of academic credit.
The textbook fee for each course is $49 and is not included in the course fee. Textbooks are purchased through the Office of Water Programs. There are no refunds for this program.
CE 28A Water Treatment Plant Operation I
This introductory course provides an overview of the need for water treatment, the importance of providing safe water for the public and the theory and operation of conventional water treatment plant processes. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge and skills needed by an operator working in a conventional water treatment plant treating surface water.
CE 28B Water Treatment Operation II
Building on the knowledge obtained in I, this secondary course introduces advanced information on the theory and operation of conventional water treatment plant processes. In addition, the more advanced processes including iron and manganese control, fluoridation, softening, trihalomethane prevention, demineralization, and handling and disposal of process wastes are presented. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced knowledge and skills needed by an operator working in a conventional water treatment plant treating surface water including instrumentation, safety, advanced laboratory procedures, water quality regulation and administration.
CE 29 Small Water System Operation and Maintenance
This course is designed to train operators in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining small drinking water supply and treatment system, with emphasis on the use of safe practices and procedures. Topics include the role and duties of small system operators, water sources and treatment processes; operation and maintenance procedures for small water treatment plants; disinfection; safety; laboratory procedures; setting water rates; and how to solve water treatment plant math problems. Detailed descriptions of the components of a drinking water well are presented, and operators will learn how to set up a wellhead protection program; operate, maintain and rehabilitate wells; disinfect wells and pumps; and troubleshoot operating problems.