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Water/Wastewater Technology

Science, Math and Engineering Division

WWT-60 WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATIONS
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80.
This course is an introduction to water treatment plant operations and processes. It will include the study of sources of water supply, water quality, treatment of water for domestic use, operations of water treatment systems, and introduction to water treatment operations arithmetic. This course prepares the student to test for state certification for water treatment plant operator grade 1 and 2. (11/03)

WWT-61 INTRODUCTION TO WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80.
This course is an introduction to wastewater treatment plant operations and processes. It will include the study of wastewater terminology; current methods of wastewater treatment primary, secondary, and advanced; wastewater quality; and basic wastewater mathematics. This course prepares the student to test for state certification for wastewater treatment plant operation grade 1 and 2 (entry-level). (11/03)

WWT-62 WATER AND WASTEWATER CALCULATIONS
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80.
This course provides for mastery of mathematical calculations specifically involving water and wastewater treatment plant operations and processes. It incorporates use of a handheld calculator, scientific notation, and use of dimensional analysis as tools of problem solving. This course prepares the student to test for state certification for wastewater treatment plant operator grade 1 and 2 (entry-level). (11/03)

WWT-63 ADVANCED WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATIONS
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: WWT-60. Advisory: ENGL-81.
This course is a continuation of study of water treatment plant operations and processes with emphasis on knowledge and skills needed by operators of conventional surface and ground treatment. Topics include control of metallic ions, trihalomethanes, disposal of wastes in the operation of water plants, instrumentation and advanced laboratory procedures, and safety and drinking water regulations. The course provides classroom background to prepare students to take state certification exams. (11/03)

WWT-64 ADVANCED WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: WWT-61. Advisory: ENGL-81.
This course is a continuation of study of wastewater treatment plant operations and processes. It will emphasize details of the processes that occur in a wastewater treatment plant including aeration, maintenance of microbe populations, sludge digestion, and chemical removal. This course is designed for students who are in grades III and IV of state certification and satisfies eight educational points towards certification as a wastewater treatment operator. (11/03)


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