Water Treatment and Transmission Technology
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Water Treatment and Transmission Technology

This program provides you with a comprehensive study of drinking water treatment and transmission technology. Course material consists of reading assignments, video lectures, and lesson quizzes.

The Water Treatment and Transmission Technology Certificate Program includes 10 modules. All modules are self-paced, online courses. Students will receive a certificate upon completing each module as well as an overall certificate after completing all 10 modules. The topics of the modules are outlined below.

This certificate program is made up of the following 10 classes:

  1. Water Sources
  2. Introduction to Water Treatment
  3. Advanced Water Treatment 
  4. Introduction to Water Transmission and Distribution
  5. Advanced Water Transmission and Distribution
  6. Water Quality
  7. Water Treatment Math
  8. Applied Hydraulics
  9. Applied Chemistry
  10. Electricity for the Water Industry

One Year Experience Substitute

The certificate earned upon completion of the entire program is recognized by the California State Water Resources Control Board as a substitute for one year of water treatment and water distribution operator experience.

Curriculum content

  • Water Sources
    This course is designed to introduce students to the sources of water and the various threats to our water supply. Course material consists of reading assignments, video lectures, and lesson quizzes. Find the required texts HERE Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a certificate of completion for the Water Sources course, which is applicable toward a Certificate in Water Treatment Technology from American Water College. 
    • Water Supply Hydrology
    • Groundwater Sources
    • Surface Water Sources
    • Emergency and Alternative Water Sources
    • Use and Conservation of Water
    • Water Quality
    • Water Source Protection
  • Introduction to Water Treatment
    This course is designed to provide a foundational look at Water Treatment processes and methods. Course material consists of reading assignments, video lectures, review questions, study problems, and lesson quizzes. Find the required texts HERE . Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a certificate of completion for the Introduction to Water Treatment course, which is applicable toward a Certificate in Water Treatment Technology from American Water College. 
  • Advanced Water Treatment
    This course is designed to provide an advanced overview of Water Treatment processes and methods. Course material consists of reading assignments, video lectures, review questions, study problems, and lesson quizzes. Find the required texts HERE . Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a certificate of completion for the Advanced Water Treatment course, which is applicable toward a Certificate in Water Treatment Technology from American Water College.
  • Water Treatment Math
    This course is designed to acquaint students with the math, formulas, and calculations used in water treatment, storage and distribution. Course material consists of reading assignments, video lectures, review questions, study problems, and lesson quizzes.  Find the required texts HERE . Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a certificate of completion for the Water Treatment Math course, which is applicable toward a Certificate in Water Treatment Technology from American Water College.
  • Applied Chemistry
    This course is designed to acquaint students with the chemistry principles involved in water treatment, storage and distribution, and the math that applies to chemistry principles. Course material consists of reading assignments, video lectures, review questions, study problems, and lesson quizzes. Find the required texts HERE . Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a certificate of completion for the Applied Chemistry course, which is applicable toward a Certificate in Water Treatment Technology from American Water College. 
  • Water Transmission and Distribution I
    This course is designed to provide a foundational understanding of Water Transmission and Distribution, system maintenance and inspection, and the safety of the public water supply. Course material consists of reading assignments, video lectures, review questions, study problems, and lesson quizzes. Find the required texts HERE . Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a certificate of completion for the Introduction to Water Transmission and Distribution course, which is applicable toward a Certificate in Water Treatment Technology from American Water College. 
  • Water Transmission and Distribution II
    This course is designed to provide an advanced understanding of Water Transmission and Distribution, system maintenance and inspection, and the safety of the public water supply. Course material consists of reading assignments, video lectures, review questions, study problems, and lesson quizzes. Find the required texts HERE . Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a certificate of completion for the Advanced Water Transmission and Distribution course, which is applicable toward a Certificate in Water Treatment Technology from American Water College. 
  • Water Quality
    This course is designed to provide an overview of water quality regulations, methods of compliance, instrumentation used to monitor and ensure water quality, and the analysis required to supply clean and safe drinking water to the public. Course material consists of reading assignments, video lectures, review questions, study problems and lesson quizzes.  Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a certificate of completion for the Water Quality course, which is applicable toward a Certificate in Water Treatment Technology from American Water College. 
  • Applied Hydraulics
    This course is designed to acquaint students with the hydraulics involved in water treatment, storage and distribution, and the math that applies to hydraulic principles. Course material consists of reading assignments, video lectures, review questions, study problems, and lesson quizzes. Find the required texts HERE . Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a certificate of completion for the Applied Hydraulics course, which is applicable toward a Certificate in Water Treatment Technology from American Water College. 
  • Electricity for the Water Industry
    This course is designed to acquaint students with the electric terms, measurements, and equipment used in water treatment, storage, and distribution. Course material consists of reading assignments, video lectures, review questions, study problems, and lesson quizzes.  Find the required texts HERE . Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a certificate of completion for the Electricity for the Water Industry course, which is applicable toward a Certificate in Water Treatment Technology from American Water College.