The most advanced and current wastewater treatment technology involves processing wastewater into purified drinking water. Wastewater Treatment Operators at these new treatment facilities will be required to have the new CWEA/AWWA Advanced Water Treatment certifications, AWTO 3-5. Students who complete the required courses for this certificate and/or degree program will be prepared to take and pass the CWEA AWTO 3 and AWTO 4 certification exams.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Perform advanced water treatment work functions in accordance with accepted water and wastewater industry standards and practices.
- Assess and resolve advanced water treatment process issues and problems using current water and wastewater industry-specific methods, tools, and resources.
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to managers, peers, subordinates, and the public.
- Abide by water and wastewater industry codes and regulations regarding occupational health, safety, and environmental standards.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|CWS-102||Calculations in Water & Wastewater||3|
|CWS-107||Safety in Water & Wastewater||3|
|CWS-110||Laboratory Analysis for Water & Wastewater||3|
|CWS-112||Water Treatment Plant Operations||3|
|CWS-114||Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations||3|
|CWS-115||Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse||3|
|CWS-116||Advanced Water Treatment I||3|
|CWS-134||Pumps, Motors & Valves||3|
|CWS-216||Advanced Water Treatment II||3|
|CWS-268||Membrane Plant Operation||3|
|Select at least six units from the following:||6-7|
|Career Pathways in Water & Wastewater|
|Fundamentals of Water & Wastewater|
|Water Resources Management|
|Electrical & Instrumentation Processes|
|Water Distribution Systems|
|Wastewater Collection Systems|
|Advanced Electrical & Instrumentation Processes|
|Practical Skills in Water & Wastewater Systems|
|Advanced Laboratory Analysis for Water & Wastewater|
|Advanced Water Treatment Plant Operations|
|Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations|
|Advanced Wastewater Collection Systems|
|Backflow Tester Training|
|Cross-Connection Control Specialist|
|Cross-Connection Control Specialist- Recycled Water|
|Cooperative Work Experience|
Certificate of Achievement
Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Advanced Water Treatment. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.