Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5136
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 Wastewater Treatment program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of working in a Wastewater Treatment Plant and a Wastewater Collection System. Courses are designed to prepare students by developing skills in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants and wastewater collection systems. This program will also instruct students in procedures for effective preparation, analysis and interpretation of wastewater samples, and the treatment of wastewater for disease control.

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

+ WRT115 Water Technology Calculations 3
WRT121 Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants 3
WRT131 Wastewater Collection Systems 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 Wastewater Treatment and Collection systems. (BIO105, CHM130, CHM130LL, CHM130AA)
2. Demonstrate computer skills. (CIS114AE, CIS117AM, CIS118AB, BPC/OAS130DK, CIS133AA)
3. Define specific terms associated with technical mathematics. (MAT103AA, MAT103AB, MAT150, MAT151, MAT152)
4. Calculate specific mathematical problems associated with technical mathematics. (MAT103AA, MAT103AB, MAT150, MAT151, MAT152)
5. Maintain a safe working environment as outlined by federal and state regulations. (OSH105AA, OSH106AA, FSC/OSH109)
6. Describe the stages of the natural and societal water cycles and the public controls components of the societal water cycle. (WRT100, WRT101)
7. Perform mathematical calculations for wastewater treatment procedures. (WRT115)
8. Prepare, analyze, interpret and report results of wastewater sample testing. (WRT115, WRT121, WRT140, WRT140LL)
9. Demonstrate monitoring duties of the wastewater treatment and collections operator. (WRT115, WRT140, WRT140LL)
10. Identify and describe the common diseases associated with water supply and sewage and identify methods employed by the industry to survey and control disease transmission. (WRT121)
11. Describe and list examples of chemical, physical, biological principles and processes as applied to wastewater treatment. (WRT121)
12. Identify and describe the common disease and microbial processes associated with sewage and identify methods employed by the wastewater treatment industry to survey and control disease transmission and microbial activity. (WRT121)
13. Describe the types, functions, layout of and equipment used in wastewater treatment and collection facilities. (WRT121, WRT131)
14. Describe the areas of safety to be considered in wastewater collection, treatment and laboratory testing. (WRT121, WRT131, WRT140)
15. Explain the type of work done by wastewater treatment and collections operators and list job opportunities, qualifications, and certification requirements (WRT121, WRT131, WRT190AA)
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.