Drinking Water Treatment & Distribution

Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution Certificate of Achievement 2020-2021

(Major #C.8401.CA)

The drinking water treatment and distribution certificate program is designed to provide skills and training to current and future water system employees. Students can learn about treatment plant functions including pumping water, engineering systems,  treatment strategies, dosing calculations, and meeting state standards. The certificate also satisfies the state requirement to take the State Water Resources Quality Control Board certification exams levels 1 through 5. Students can take basic and advanced courses and earn a certificate of achievement for the course sequence. There is another different sequence of classes for the wastewater treatment of achievement. Program advisories include English 125/126 and Math 201.

Complete the following program of study. Requirements (19 units minimum).

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units
COUN 47 Learning Strategies 2
OT 17 Job Retention and Responsibilities 1
WTD 101 Basic Drinking Water Treatment 3
WTD 102 Advanced Drinking Water Treatment 3
WTD 112 Water Distribution 3
WTD 115 Drinking Water Mathematics 3
Select one course from the following:
Course Course Description Units
ENGL 125 or
Writing Skills for College or
Reading and Composition

Additional Information

  1. Educate and evaluate students as potential employees for the water treatment industry.
  2. Explain the technical details used in the water treatment industry.
  3. Qualify Students to take the state exam inn water treatment or water distribution to potentially progress up the operator level system.

Advisor(s): Dormedy.

2020-2021 Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution Certificate of Achievement