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WWTR 101 Fundamentals of Water/Wastewater Technology WWTR 132 Wastewater Collection Systems
WWTR 102 Calculations in Water/Wastewater Technology WWTR 134 Mechanical Maintenance
WWTR 103 Introduction to Water Resources Management WWTR 199 Special Studies or Projects in Water/Wastewater Technology
WWTR 104 Applied Hydraulics WWTR 265 Water Distribution Systems II
WWTR 105 Principals and Practices of Water Conservation WWTR 267 Wastewater Collection Systems II
WWTR 106 Introduction to Electrical & Instrumentation Processes WWTR 268 Introduction to Membrane Plant Operation
WWTR 110 Laboratory Analysis for Water/Wastewater WWTR 270 Public Works Supervision
WWTR 112 Basic Plant Operations: Water Treatment WWTR 280 Backflow Tester Training
WWTR 114 Basic Plant Operations: Wastewater Treatment WWTR 282 Cross Connection Control Specialist
WWTR 115 Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse WWTR 284 Cross Connection Control Specialist - Recycled Water
WWTR 117 Advanced Plant Operations: Water Treatment WWTR 290 Cooperative Work Experience
WWTR 120 Advanced Plant Operations: Wastewater Treatment WWTR 298 Selected Topics In Water/Wastewater Technology
WWTR 130 Water Distribution Systems WWTR 299 Selected Topics In Water/Wastewater Technology
   

Course Descriptions:

WWTR 101 -- Fundamentals of Water/Wastewater Technology

Designed to give students a broad overview of the water and wastewater fields and issues confronting the industry.  Students will learn how source waters are obtained, treated and distributed and how wastewater is collected, transported and disposed of in the area.  Contemporary issues facing the water and wastewater industry will also be explored. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 102 -- Calculations in Water/Wastewater Technology

This course involves a study of the mathematical principles and methods involved in solving problems related to water and wastewater treatment and distribution and collection systems, and includes volume, flow rate, velocity, pressure, force, unit conversions, dimensional analysis, chemical dose rates, dilutions, filter loading and backwash rates as they relate to water and wastewater technology. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 103 -- Introduction to Water Resources Management

With the ever increasing demands for safe and reliable supply of potable, combined with climate change, decreasing supplies and over commitments of our existing water resources, we are facing a serious water crisis in the western United States. This course explores the history and development of California water resources, legal and financial issues, water portfolio diversification, the role of groundwater recharge and management, concepts of sustainability in water supply, wastewater reclamation and reuse, desalination, and energy conservation. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 104 -- Basic Hydraulics

A study of the hydraulic principals 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 and wastewater service and their operational characteristics will be explored. . Back to top Back To Top


WWTR 105 -- Principles and Practices of Water Conservation

This course provides theoretical and practical training in applied water use efficiency and a foundation in the need for and major components of comprehensive water conservation programs. Topics include residential, commercial, and landscape customers; water uses; budgets; demand management; water audits; Best Management Practices; rate structures; and program design and management. Back to top Back To Top


WWTR 106 -- Introduction to Electrical & Instrumentation Processes

An introductory course in basic electronic, electrical, and control system principles. Electrical safety precautions, component identification, schematic interpretation, motors, transformers, relays and test equipment will be studied. Automated process control devices and an overview of current technologies will be discussed.  Back to top Back To Top


WWTR 110 -- Laboratory Analysis for Water/Wastewater

Examines basic fundamentals of laboratory analysis with emphasis on applied chemical and microbiological procedures for water and wastewater plant operators.  Includes procedures and techniques used in physical, chemical, bacteriological and biological examination of water/wastewater. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 112 -- Basic Plant Operations: Water Treatment

Designed to study sources of water, public health aspects of water supply, chemical, physical and bacteriological standards of water quality, types of water treatment plants, water treatment procedures, operation, maintenance, storage and distribution. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 114 -- Basic Plant Operations: Wastewater Treatment

Designed to familiarize students with wastewater collection systems and essential safety procedures necessary to their operation, including preliminary and primary treatment processes and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 115 -- Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse

This course covers the fundamentals of wastewater reclamation and reuse. Topics include the history of wastewater treatment and reclamation; total resource recovery including bio-solids/biogas harvesting; planning, design, and construction of reclamation plants; and reclaimed wastewater distribution. Problems regarding regulations, marketing, and public perception of using reclaimed wastewater will be discussed, along with public safety issues. Back to top Back To Top


WWTR 117 -- Advanced Plant Operations: Water Treatment

Designed to study water quality control and treatment.  Aspects of public health as it relates to the water supply will be highlighted.  Sources of contamination and methods of control will be emphasized as well as maintenance of water treatment facilities with safety costs and environmental factors stressed. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 120 -- Advanced Plant Operations: Wastewater Treatment

Designed to familiarize students with wastewater collection systems, treatment process units, equipment and facilities operation and maintenance, application of laboratory results to process control, and essential safety procedures necessary for operation and maintenance of wastewater facilities. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 130 -- Water Distribution Systems

 

A study of the operation and maintenance of water supply and distribution systems. 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 principals used to determine volume, flow, pressure and force will be included.  Part of a series required for eligibility to take California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Water Distribution Operator certification examinations Supports certification examinations for CDPH Water Distribution Operator grade D1 and D2. Back to top Back To Top


WWTR 132 -- Wastewater Collection Systems

Designed to familiarize students with the components of wastewater collection systems.  Overview of design installation, operation, monitoring, maintenance and repair of sewer pipelines, pump stations and related facilities. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 134 -- Mechanical Maintenance

Designed to familiarize students with the basic principles of mechanical equipment design, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, overhaul and replacement.  Emphasis on understanding the value of preventative maintenance techniques such as equipment monitoring, lubrication analysis, machine alignment and scheduled overhaul. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 199 -- Special Studies or Projects in Water/Wastewater Technology

Individual study, research or projects in Water/Wastewater Technology under instructor guidance.  Written reports and periodic conferences required.  Content and unit credit to be determined by student/instructor conferences and the Office of Instruction.  May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 265 -- Water Distribution Systems II

 This course is 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 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Water Distribution Operator certification examinations, prepares students to take and pass CDPH Water Distribution Operator certification examinations for grades D3, D4 and D5. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 267 -- Wastewater Collection Systems II

Designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the components of wastewater collection systems.  Includes the design, operation, monitoring, maintenance and repair of pump stations as well as equipment maintenance, safety/survival systems, administration and organization principles. This course supports California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Wastewater Collections Certification: Grade levels 3 and 4.   Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 268 -- Introduction to Membrane Plant Operation

A study of basic membrane technology, and the application of this technology to water and wastewater treatment.  This course explores the operation and maintenance of membrane components within a water and wastewater treatment system, as well as pre and post treatment considerations.  Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 270 -- Public Works Supervision

An introductory course into the principles and practices of modern supervision and management, with emphasis on contemporary issues facing supervisors and managers in the water utilities industry. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 280 -- Backflow Tester Training

Prepares students for the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) certification for Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification.  Includes backflow device installation and testing procedures required for the certification testing. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 282 -- Cross Connection Control Specialist

Study of the administrative and technical procedures required for a cross connection program including system inspections, hazard evaluation, identification of cross connection problems and backflow prevention devises, shut-down tests and reclaimed water systems. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 284 -- Cross Connection Controls Specialist - Recycled Water

Study of the administrative and technical procedures concerning the production, use and distribution of recycled water including backflow protection, legal, administrative and permitting issues, the treatment process, health and safety aspects, and the cross connection control (shut down) test as conducted in San Diego County. The course will consist of both classroom and demonstration sessions. Demonstration sessions consist of various aspects of cross connection control recycled water shut down testing. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 290 -- Cooperative Work Experience

5 hours paid or 4 hours unpaid work experience per week per unit. Practical application of principles and procedures learned in the classroom to the various phases of water and wastewater treatment, distribution or collection.  Work experience will be paid or unpaid at the appropriate curriculum-related work sites.  Two on-campus sessions will be scheduled. May be repeated for up to 12 units. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 298 -- Selected Topics In Water/Wastewater Technology

Selected topics in Water/Wastewater Technology not covered by regular catalog offerings.  Course content and unit credit to be determined by the Office of Instruction and faculty.  May be offered in a seminar, lecture and/or laboratory format.  Offered as Credit/No Credit only.  Non-associate degree applicable. Back to top Back To Top

WWTR 299 -- Selected Topics In Water/Wastewater Technology

Selected topics in Water/Wastewater Technology not covered by regular catalog offerings.  Course content and unit credit to be determined by the Office of Instruction and faculty.  May be offered in a seminar, lecture and/or laboratory format. Back to top Back To Top 

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