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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 WWTR 130 - Water Distribution Systems
Grade D-2 WWTR 130 - Water Distribution Systems
Grade D-3 WWTR 130 will cover portions of this exam and WWTR 265 completes the information
Grade D-4 WWTR 265 - Water Distribution Systems II
Grade D-5 WWTR 265 - Water Distribution Systems II


Distribution Operator Exam Application

Water Treatment Operator
Grade T-1 WWTR 112 - Basic Plant Operations-Water Treatment
Grade T-2 WWTR 112 - Basic Plant Operations-Water Treatment
Grade T-3 WWTR 112 - Basic Plant Operations-Water Treatment
Grade T-4 WWTR 117 - Advanced Plant Operations-Water Treatment
Grade T-5 WWTR 117 - Advanced Plant Operations-Water Treatment

Treatment Plant Operator Exam Application

Wastewater

Waste Water Treatment
Grade 1 WWTR 114 - Basic Plant Operations-Wastewater Treatment
Grade 2 WWTR 114 - Basic Plant Operations-Wastewater Treatment
Grade 3 WWTR 114 - Basic Plant Operations-Wastewater Treatment
Grade 4 WWTR 120 - Advanced Plant Operations-Wastewater Treatment
Grade 5 WWTR 120 - 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 WWTR 132 - Wastewater Collection Systems
Grade 2 WWTR 132 - Wastewater Collection Systems
Grade 3 WWTR 267 - Wastewater Collection Systems II
Grade 4 WWTR 267 - Wastewater Collection Systems II
Laboratory Analyst
Grade 1 WWTR 110 - Lab Analysis for Water & Wastewater
Grade 2
Grade 3 NOTE: This typically requires a 4 year degree
Grade 4 NOTE: This typically requires a 4 year degree
Mechanical & Electrical
Grade 1 WWTR 134 - Mechanical Maintenance
Grade 2 - Mechanical
Grade 2 - Electrical WWTR 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 WWTR 130 - Water Distribution Systems
Grade 2 WWTR 130 - Water Distribution Systems
Grade 3 WWTR 265 - Water Distribution Systems II
Grade 4 WWTR 265 - Water Distribution Systems II
Laboratory Analyst
Grade 1 WWTR 110 - Lab Analysis for Water & Wastewater
Backflow Tester WWTR 280 - Backflow Tester Training
Cross Connection Control Specialist WWTR 282 - Cross Connection Control Specialist
Water Conservation Practitioner
Level 1 WWTR 105 - Water Conservation
Level 2 WWTR 105 - Water Conservation

American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA)

APBA Web Site

APBA Certification Page

Backflow Tester WWTR 280 - Backflow Tester Training
Last Updated: 03/23/2016

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Email: joseph.young@gcccd.edu or jdy55@cox.net
Phone: (619) 660-4789 or (619) 609-9001

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