Jan 22, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

WTRQ 1001 - Orientation to Water Operations

Credit hours: 1

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to career opportunities in water and wastewater operations, including the role and responsibility of plant operators. Site visits to one or more local drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities are required.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Access on-line current science news items and primary scientific literature related to water and wastewater treatment.
  2. Explain the rationale for certification in becoming a water or wastewater treatment plant operator.
  3. Identify reasons for positive projections in occupational opportunities in water and wastewater treatment operations.
  4. Gain familiarity with facility structures and their associated operational processes through visits to local water and wastewater treatment plants.
  5. Identify key positions and personnel within water and wastewater treatment operations
  6. Depict key process steps used in a conventional water or wastewater treatment plant through sketches and labels.