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Joe Young

Water & Wastewater Technology Program Coordinator


Department(s):

Contact Info:

Email: 
Phone: work: 619-660-4789 cell: 619-609-9001
Office: F-609
Office Hours: M-Th 5:00-6:00 pm

 

 

Course(s):

 

WWTR 101  Introduction to Water & Wastewater Technology

Course Notes:

This course provides a broad overview of the water and wastewater fields, and issues confronting the water industry. Students will learn how source waters are obtained, treated, and distributed and how wastewater is collected, transported, and disposed of in the San Diego County. Contemporary issues facing the water and wastewater industry will be explored.

 

WWTR 102  Calculations in Water & Wastewater Technology

Course Notes:

Study of the mathematical principles and methods involved in solving problems
related to water and wastewater treatment, distribution, and collection systems, including volume, flow rate, velocity, pressure, force, unit conversions, dimensional analysis, chemical dose rates, dilutions, filter loading and backwash rates as related
to the water & wastewater industry.
 

WWTR 104  Applied Hydraulics

Course Notes:

A study of the hydraulic principles involved in the operation of water and wastewater distribution and collection systems. The behavior of water in closed-conduit pressure systems, open channel delivery systems, and the types of pumps used in water & wastewater service and their operational characteristics will be explored.
 

WWTR 130  Basic Water Distribution

Course Notes:

A study of the operation and maintenance of a water supply and distribution system. Water sources, water quality, treatment methods, distribution operations, customer metering, pipeline installation and repair, valves and appurtenances, storage tanks, and maintenance topics will be discussed.

 

Mathematical and hydraulic formulas and principles to determine volume, flow, pressure and force. Part of a series required for eligibility to take the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Distribution Operator certification examinations; supports certification examinations for SWRCB Water Distribution Operator grades D1 and D2.

WWTR 265  Advanced Water Distribution

Course Notes:

The second of an integrated sequence of courses covering water distribution systems. Students will gain a more comprehensive understanding of the operation and maintenance of a water supply and distribution system including advanced calculations, management, safety, and emergency response issues. Contemporary issues facing the water and wastewater industry will be explored in depth. Expands on topics covered in the introductory course, WWTR 130. Part of a series required for eligibility to take the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Distribution Operator certification examinations; prepares students to take and pass SWRCB Water Distribution Operator certification examinations for grades D3, D4 and D5.
 
 

Profession:

Water/Wastewater Technology Program, Program Coordinator, Cuyamaca College

System Operations Manager
Helix Water District
1977-2012
(Retired)

 

As a certified Distribution Operator with the State of California, a Registered Professional Engineer, and a retired water industry professional with 35 years of experience, Joe understands the challenges of linking field experience to academic theory in order to successfully pass certification examinations. With this background, Joe is able to blend theoretical concepts and practical examples into each lecture.

 

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from San Diego State University. Joe has been a registered Professional Civil Engineer in California since 1980. He is a certified Grade D5 Water Distribution Operator in the State of California.

 

Joe began working at Helix Water District in 1977, working in the Engineering Department 17 years before moving over to System Operations for his final 18 years at the District. Joe retired in 2012 to accept the position of Program Coordinator for the Water & Wastewater Technology Program at Cuyamaca College.

 

Joe has been teaching water technology classes at Mesa College and Cuyamaca College since 1997.

 

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Additional email:  jdy55@cox.net