Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5142
First Term: 2012 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 29-32
CIP Code: 15.0506

Occupational Area: Environmental Technology / Environmental Technology
Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Not Found

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Water Treatment program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of working in the Water Treatment and Distribution field. Courses are designed to prepare students by developing skills in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant and a water distribution system. This program will also instruct students in effective preparation, analysis and interpretation of water samples, along with the public control components of the water cycle.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Required Courses
Students must select two (2) credits from the following courses:
+ BPC/OAS130DK Beginning Word (1) OR
CIS114AE Excel: Level I (1) OR
CIS117AM Database Management: Microsoft Access - Level I (1) OR
CIS118AB PowerPoint: Level I (1) OR
CIS133AA Internet/Web Development Level I-A (1) 2

BIO105 Environmental Biology (4) OR
+ CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND
+ CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory (1) OR
+ CHM130AA Fundamental Chemistry with Lab (4) 4

+ MAT103AA Mathematics for Industrial Applications I (2) AND
+ MAT103AB Mathematics for Industrial Applications II (2) OR
+ MAT150 College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
+ MAT151 College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
+ MAT152 College Algebra/Functions (3) OR
satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course (3-5) 3-5

OSH105AA Construction Safety (3) OR
OSH106AA Industrial Safety (3) OR
FSC/OSH109 Emergency Response Team for Industry (3) 3

+ WRT100 Introduction to Water Resources (3) OR
+ WRT101 Introduction to Water Resources Field Experiences (4) 3-4

WRT110 Principles of Water Treatment Plant Operations 3
+ WRT115 Water Technology Calculations 3
WRT134 Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance 3
WRT140 Water Quality for Treatment Industry 3
WRT190AA Water Technologies Seminar Level I 1
+ WRT140LL Water Quality for Treatment Industry Laboratory 1
Credits: 29-32

Program Competencies
1. Apply chemistry/biological principles to the operation and monitoring of Water Treatment and Distribution systems. (BIO105, CHM130, CHM130LL, CHM130AA)
2. Demonstrate computer skills. (CIS114AE, CIS117AM, CIS118AB, BPC/OAS130DK, CIS133AA)
3. Maintain a safe working environment as outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. (OSH105AA, OSH106AA, FSC/OSH109)
4. Define specific terms associated with technical mathematics. (MAT103AA, MAT103AB, MAT150, MAT151, MAT152)
5. Calculate specific mathematical problems associated with technical mathematics. (MAT103AA, MAT103AB, MAT150, MAT151, MAT152)
6. Describe the stages of the natural and societal water cycles and the public controls components of the societal water cycle. (WRT100, WRT101, WRT110)
7. Describe the composition, characteristics and properties of water. (WRT100, WRT101, WRT110, WRT140)
8. Describe and list examples of chemical, physical, biological principles and processes as applied to water treatment. (WRT110)
9. List the criteria by which water quality is judged for potable, industrial and agricultural use. (WRT110)
10. Prepare, analyze, interpret and report results of water sample testing. (WRT110, WRT115, WRT134, WRT140, WRT140LL)
11. Describe the types, functions, layout of and equipment used in water treatment and distribution facilities. (WRT110, WRT134)
12. Explain procedures for startup, operation, maintenance and shutdown of various water treatment and distribution processes and equipment. (WRT110, WRT134)
13. Describe the areas of safety to be considered in water treatment, storage, distribution, and laboratory testing. (WRT110, WRT134, WRT140)
14. List job opportunities, qualifications, and certification requirements of water treatment plant and distribution operators. (WRT110, WRT134, WRT190AA)
15. Describe the Safe Water Drinking Act and its implementation. (WRT110, WRT140)
16. Compute water systems calculations. (WRT115)
17. List and describe factors considered in determining water distribution needs and systems design. (WRT134)
18. Identify and describe the common diseases associated with water supply and distribution and identify methods employed by the industry to survey and control disease transmission. (WRT134, WRT140)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 26, 2012

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.