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The Water & Wastewater Technology Program offers courses designed to prepare the student for success in entering, and advancing within, the industry.

WWTR 101

Fundamentals of Water/Wastewater Technology

WWTR 102 Calculations in Water/Wastewater Technology
WWTR 104 Applied Hydraulics
WWTR 106 Introduction to Electrical & Instrumentation Processes
WWTR 110 Laboratory Analysis for Water/Wastewater
WWTR 112 Basic Plant Operations: Water Treatment
WWTR 114 Basic Plant Operations: Wastewater Treatment
WWTR 117 Advanced Plant Operations: Water Treatment
WWTR 120 Advanced Plant Operations: Wastewater Treatment
WWTR 130 Water Distribution Systems
WWTR 132 Wastewater Collection Systems
WWTR 134 Mechanical Maintenance
WWTR 199 Special Studies or Projects in Water/Wastewater Technology
WWTR 265 Water Distribution Systems II
WWTR 267 Wastewater Collection Systems II
WWTR 270 Public Works Supervision
WWTR 280 Backflow Tester Training
WWTR 282 Cross Connection Control Specialist
WWTR 284 Cross Connection Control Specialist - Recycled Water
WWTR 290 Cooperative Work Experience
WWTR 298 Selected Topics In Water/Wastewater Technology
WWTR 299 Selected Topics In Water/Wastewater Technology

Course Descriptions:

WWTR 101 -- Fundamentals of Water/Wastewater Technology

Designed to give students a broad overview of the water and wastewater fields and issues confronting the industry.  Students will learn how source waters are obtained, treated and distributed and how wastewater is collected, transported and disposed of in the area.  Contemporary issues facing the water and wastewater industry will also be explored. Back to top

WWTR 102 -- Calculations in Water/Wastewater Technology

Study of the mathematical principles in solving problems related to treatment systems including hydraulic volumes, dimensional analysis, primary and secondary sewage treatment, calculations and chemical dose rates as it relates to water/wastewater technology. Back to top

WWTR 104 -- Basic Hydraulics

Study of the hydraulics necessary in the operation of water and maintenance plants and systems.  Consideration of the types of pumps used in water/wastewater service, their operational characteristics and maintenance, and the problems common to their use. Back to top

WWTR 106 -- Introduction to Electrical & Instrumentation Processes

Introductory course in basic electron theory and electrical principles.  Electrical safety precautions, component identification, schematic interpretation, motors, transformers, relays and test equipment will be studied.  Automated process control devices and an overview of current technologies will be discussed. Back to top

WWTR 110 -- Laboratory Analysis for Water/Wastewater

Examines basic fundamentals of laboratory analysis with emphasis on applied chemical and microbiological procedures for water and wastewater plant operators.  Includes procedures and techniques used in physical, chemical, bacteriological and biological examination of water/wastewater. Back to top

WWTR 112 -- Basic Plant Operations: Water Treatment

Designed to study sources of water, public health aspects of water supply, chemical, physical and bacteriological standards of water quality, types of water treatment plants, water treatment procedures, operation, maintenance, storage and distribution. Back to top

WWTR 114 -- Basic Plant Operations: Wastewater Treatment

Designed to familiarize students with wastewater collection systems and essential safety procedures necessary to their operation, including preliminary and primary treatment processes and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant. Back to top

WWTR 117 -- Advanced Plant Operations: Water Treatment

Designed to study water quality control and treatment.  Aspects of public health as it relates to the water supply will be highlighted.  Sources of contamination and methods of control will be emphasized as well as maintenance of water treatment facilities with safety costs and environmental factors stressed. Back to top

WWTR 120 -- Advanced Plant Operations: Wastewater Treatment

Designed to familiarize students with wastewater collection systems, treatment process units, equipment and facilities operation and maintenance, application of laboratory results to process control, and essential safety procedures necessary for operation and maintenance of wastewater facilities. Back to top

WWTR 130 -- Water Distribution Systems

Designed to enable students to understand the operation and maintenance of a waterworks distribution system.  Part of a series required for eligibility to take State certification examinations; supports certification examinations for grade levels D1 and D2. Back to top

WWTR 132 -- Wastewater Collection Systems

Designed to familiarize students with the components of wastewater collection systems.  Overview of design installation, operation, monitoring, maintenance and repair of sewer pipelines, pump stations and related facilities. Back to top

WWTR 134 -- Mechanical Maintenance

Designed to familiarize students with the basic principles of mechanical equipment design, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, overhaul and replacement.  Emphasis on understanding the value of preventative maintenance techniques such as equipment monitoring, lubrication analysis, machine alignment and scheduled overhaul. Back to top

WWTR 199 -- Special Studies or Projects in Water/Wastewater Technology

Individual study, research or projects in Water/Wastewater Technology under instructor guidance.  Written reports and periodic conferences required.  Content and unit credit to be determined by student/instructor conferences and the Office of Instruction.  May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units. Back to top

WWTR 265 -- Water Distribution Systems II

Designed as the second of an integrated sequence of courses covering water distribution systems.  Enables students to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the operation and maintenance of a waterworks distribution system including advanced calculations, management, safety and emergency response issues.  Contemporary issues facing the water and wastewater industry will also be explored in depth.  Part of a series required for eligibility to take State certification examinations; supports certification examinations for grade levels D3, D4 and D5. Back to top

WWTR 267 -- Wastewater Collection Systems II

Designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the components of wastewater collection systems.  Includes the design, operation, monitoring, maintenance and repair of pump stations as well as equipment maintenance, safety/survival systems, administration and organization principles. This course supports California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Wastewater Collections Certification: Grade levels 3 and 4.
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WWTR 270 -- Public Works Supervision

An introductory course into the principles and practices of modern supervision and management, with emphasis on contemporary issues facing supervisors and managers in the water utilities industry. Back to top

WWTR 280 -- Backflow Tester Training

Prepares students for the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) certification for Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification.  Includes backflow device installation and testing procedures required for the certification testing. Back to top

WWTR 282 -- Cross Connection Control Specialist

Study of the administrative and technical procedures required for a cross connection program including system inspections, hazard evaluation, identification of cross connection problems and backflow prevention devises, shut-down tests and reclaimed water systems. Back to top

WWTR 284 -- Cross Connection Controls Specialist - Recycled Water

Study of the administrative and technical procedures concerning the production, use and distribution of recycled water including backflow protection, legal, administrative and permitting issues, the treatment process, health and safety aspects, and the cross connection control (shut down) test as conducted in San Diego County. The course will consist of both classroom and demonstration sessions. Demonstration sessions consist of various aspects of cross connection control recycled water shut down testing. Back to top

WWTR 290 -- Cooperative Work Experience

5 hours paid or 4 hours unpaid work experience per week per unit. Practical application of principles and procedures learned in the classroom to the various phases of water and wastewater treatment, distribution or collection.  Work experience will be paid or unpaid at the appropriate curriculum-related work sites.  Two on-campus sessions will be scheduled. May be repeated for up to 12 units. Back to top

WWTR 298 -- Selected Topics In Water/Wastewater Technology

Selected topics in Water/Wastewater Technology not covered by regular catalog offerings.  Course content and unit credit to be determined by the Office of Instruction and faculty.  May be offered in a seminar, lecture and/or laboratory format.  Offered as Credit/No Credit only.  Non-associate degree applicable. Back to top

WWTR 299 -- Selected Topics In Water/Wastewater Technology

Selected topics in Water/Wastewater Technology not covered by regular catalog offerings.  Course content and unit credit to be determined by the Office of Instruction and faculty.  May be offered in a seminar, lecture and/or laboratory format. Back to top

   
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