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Joe Young
Program Coordinator
Email: joseph.young@gcccd.edu or jdy55@cox.net
Phone: (619) 660-4789 or

(619) 609-9001

Certifications

The course work at Cuyamaca College is designed to provide the student with a body of knowledge that will prepare them for a career in the water and wastewater industries.

These courses are not intended to be test preparation courses as those courses typically drill students on specific test items or test taking strategies. Professional Associations within the industry (AWWA and CWEA) do provide some test preparation workshops. Their links are listed next to agency name.

Contact the Cuyamaca College Counseling center for further assistance.

 

Mandatory Industry Certifications - State Regulated

Professional and Industry Certifications

Recommended Cuyamaca College Courses

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
SWRCB Drinking Water Operator Certification Website

Drinking Water

 
Water Distribution Operator  
Grade D-1 CWS 130 - Water Distribution Systems
Grade D-2 CWS 130 - Water Distribution Systems
Grade D-3 CWS 130 will cover portions of this exam and  CWS 230 completes the information
Grade D-4 CWS 230 - Water Distribution Systems II
Grade D-5 CWS 230 - Water Distribution Systems II


Distribution Operator Exam Application
Water Treatment Operator  
Grade T-1 CWS 112 - Basic Plant Operations-Water Treatment
Grade T-2 CWS 112 - Basic Plant Operations-Water Treatment
Grade T-3 CWS 112 - Basic Plant Operations-Water Treatment
Grade T-4 CWS 212 - Advanced Plant Operations-Water Treatment
Grade T-5 CWS 212 - Advanced Plant Operations-Water Treatment
 

Treatment Plant Operator Exam Application

Wastewater

 
Waste Water Treatment  
Grade 1 CWS 114 - Basic Plant Operations-Wastewater Treatment
Grade 2 CWS 114 - Basic Plant Operations-Wastewater Treatment
Grade 3 CWS 114 - Basic Plant Operations-Wastewater Treatment
Grade 4 CWS 214 - Advanced Plant Operations-Wastewater Treatment
Grade 5 CWS 214 - Advanced Plant Operations-Wastewater Treatment

SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification Website

Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification Exam Application

Voluntary Certifications - Industry Offered

California Water Environment Association (CWEA) CWEA Web Site

CWEA Certification Web Page

CWEA Certification Exam Application

Wastewater Collections

 
Grade 1 CWS 132 - Wastewater Collection Systems
Grade 2 CWS 132 - Wastewater Collection Systems
Grade 3 CWS 232 - Wastewater Collection Systems II
Grade 4 CWS 232 - Wastewater Collection Systems II
Laboratory Analyst  
Grade 1 CWS 110 - Lab Analysis for Water & Wastewater
Grade 2 CWS 210 - Lab Analysis for Water & Wastewater
Grade 3 NOTE: This typically requires a 4 year degree
Grade 4 NOTE: This typically requires a 4 year degree
Mechanical & Electrical  
Grade 1 CWS 134 - Mechanical Maintenance
Grade 2 - Mechanical  
Grade 2 - Electrical CWS 106 - Intro to Electrical & Instrumentation
Grade 3  
Grade 4  

American Water Works Association California/Nevada Section (AWWA)

AWWA Web Site

Water Distribution Operator  
Grade 1 CWS 130 - Water Distribution Systems
Grade 2 CWS 130 - Water Distribution Systems
Grade 3 CWS 230 - Water Distribution Systems II
Grade 4 CWS 230 - Water Distribution Systems II
Laboratory Analyst  
Grade 1 CWS 110 - Lab Analysis for Water & Wastewater
Backflow Tester CWS 280 - Backflow Tester Training
Cross Connection Control Specialist CWS 282 - Cross Connection Control Specialist
Water Conservation Practitioner  
Level 1 CWS 105 - Water Conservation
Level 2 CWS 105 - Water Conservation

American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA)

APBA Web Site

APBA Certification Page

Backflow Tester CWS 280 - Backflow Tester Training
 
 

  

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