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  • Licensure Training for Water and Wastewater Operator

    Application for Water and Wastewater Training Programs

    • Class D Water Operator

      Total Contact Hours: 20
      Tuition: $220

      This program is designed to provide the training hours necessary to be eligible to apply for the Class D Water Operator License through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Students will attend 20 contact hours of Basic Waterworks Operation, which focuses on the relationship between safe drinking water and the important role played by water operators in maintaining both adequate and safe drinking water supplies. During the course, participants receive an overview of the water cycle coupled with the unique responsibilities of water system personnel. In addition to these topics, participants are provided information specific to the importance of regulation and licensing within the water utility industry as a means of protecting the public's health, safety, and welfare. The content and curriculum of this program is mandated and approved by the TCEQ.  

      Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

    • Class D Wastewater Treatment Operator

      Total Contact Hours: 20
      Tuition: $220

      This program is designed to provide the training hours necessary to be eligible to apply for the Class D Wastewater Treatment Operator License through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Students will attend 20 contact hours of Basic Wastewater Operations, which provides participants with an introduction to wastewater collection and treatment along with a brief review of the water cycle. The course covers sources and pretreatment of domestic waste as well as characteristics of wastewater. Experienced instructors guide the class through best practices and related standards and cover all associated laws specific to wastewater. The content and curriculum of this program is mandated and approved by the TCEQ.  

      Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

    • Class C Groundwater Operator

      Total Contact Hours: 60
      Tuition: $670

      This program is designed to provide the training hours necessary to be eligible to apply for the Class C Groundwater Operator License through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Students will attend 60 contact hours of coursework consisting of Basic Waterworks Operation, Groundwater Production, and Water Utilities Safety courses. Upon completion of this program, the trainee will be able to identify and explain the water cycle, understand and perform the operations of basic water production, identify characteristics, sources, and origins of groundwater, and troubleshoot, repair, and maintain a water well system.  The content and curriculum of this program is mandated and approved by the TCEQ.  

      Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

    • Class C Wastewater Treatment Operator

      Total Contact Hours: 60
      Tuition: $675

      This program is designed to provide the training hours necessary to be eligible to apply for the Class C Wastewater Treatment Operator License through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Students will attend 60 contact hours of coursework consisting of Basic Wastewater Operations, Wastewater Treatment, and Wastewater Collection courses. Upon completion of this program, the trainee will have a working knowledge of the laws associated with wastewater treatment and be able to understand the importance of and identify the steps in the pretreatment process of domestic waste, analyze control options for solids handling and disposal, explain wastewater reclamation methods, design and properly operate and maintain a water collection system, and perform mathematical equations as they relate to the water collection process. The content and curriculum of this program is mandated and approved by the TCEQ.

      Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

    • Water Distribution

      Total Contact Hours: 20
      Tuition: $225

      The Water Distribution course provides Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) approved training from industry professionals ranging from water distribution system hydraulics, mains, and valves to hydrants, pumps, motors, and maintenance issues associated with overall water systems. Participants also receive a refresher surrounding water distribution systems, sources, and specific characteristics of water. The content and curriculum of this program is mandated and approved by the TCEQ.  

      Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

  • ONLINE CERTIFICATES

    The Continuing Education Department offers several certificates in various fields as well as many technology certification prep courses online. Hours and prices of these courses will vary. Some classes may require that you purchase a textbook or other course materials to successfully complete the class. Click HERE to check out some of the certificate courses we have to offer or visit www.ed2go.com/wharton and simply search for the class of your choice. 

DO YOU ALREADY HAVE A CERTIFICATE?

The Continuing Education Department at WCJC would like to assist you and your colleagues in earning the necessary CEU’s to help maintain your already existing certification. Please visit our MAIN PAGE for information regarding upcoming seminars and workshops. Also, feel free to contact us if you are interested in requesting or conducting a seminar or workshop in your field. Simply email us at ce@wcjc.edu or call us at 281-239-1531.

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