Academic Catalog

Environmental & Applied Technology

Advanced Water Treatment Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

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-102Calculations in Water & Wastewater3
CWS-107Safety in Water & Wastewater3
CWS-110Laboratory Analysis for Water & Wastewater3
CWS-112Water Treatment Plant Operations3
CWS-114Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations3
CWS-115Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse3
CWS-116Advanced Water Treatment I3
CWS-134Pumps, Motors & Valves3
CWS-216Advanced Water Treatment II3
CWS-268Membrane Plant Operation3
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
Applied Hydraulics
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
Total Units36-37

Plus General Education Requirements

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.