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Water Credit Courses                                          

Basic Water Works Operations   $240  |  (20 credit hours)

Groundwater Production   $240  |  (20 credit hours)

Surface Water Production 1   $265  |  (24 credit hours)

Surface Water Production 2   $265  |  (20 credit hours)

Water Distribution   $240  |  (20 credit hours)

Water Laboratory   $240  |  (20 credit hours)

Water Sampling and Field Analysis   $215  |  (8 credit hours)

Water Technology   $390  |  (40 credit hours)

Water and Wastewater Credit Courses

Advanced Math   $215  |  (10 credit hours)

Applied Confined Space Safety   $215  |  (8 credit hours)

Chlorinator Systems & Chemical Handling   $265  |  (Chlorinator Maintenance) (20 credit hours)

Chlorinator Use, Handling, & SCBA   $215  | (8 credit hours)

Customer Service Inspections & Cross-Connection Control   $265  |  (16 credit hours)

Basic Math   $215  |  (8 credit hours)

Pump and Motor Maintenance   $265  |  (20 credit hours)

Valve and Hydrant Maintenance   $265  |  (20 credit hours)

Utility Calculations   $265  |  (20 credit hours)

Utility Management   $265  |  (20 credit hours)

Utility Safety   $265  |  (20 credit hours)

Wastewater Credit Courses

Basic Wastewater Operations   $240  |  (20 credit hours)

Operation of Activated Sludge Plants   $240  |  (20 credit hours)

Wastewater Collection   $240  |  (20 credit hours)

Wastewater Laboratory   $240  |  (20 credit hours)

Wastewater Technology   $390  |  (40 credit hours)

Wastewater Treatment   $240  |  (20 credit hours)


 

Water Credit Courses


Basic Water Works Operations | $240 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0092
Online Basic Water Works Operations | $235 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 1426

A basic course in water works operation that introduces the student to the relationship between safe potable (drinking) water and health, and the important role that the water operator plays in maintaining adequate, safe drinking water supplies. An overall view of the water cycle is presented together with a general description of the responsibilities of water system personnel and the need for regulation of the water utility industry to protect the public health, safety and welfare. Texas’ rules and regulations for certification of water system operators are included.

A general introduction to the source, characteristics, production, treatment, disinfection, storage and distribution of potable water as practiced in the United States is presented together with instructions on general hazards and safety practices. Basic water chemistry and math skills are developed and applied to chemical feeding and other operational problems.



Groundwater Production | $240 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0223

A brief review of the water cycle is presented together with a general description of the responsibilities of water system personnel and the need for regulation of the water utility industry to protect the public health, safety and welfare. Texas’ rules and regulations for certification of water system operators are included. The source, characteristics, production, treatment and disinfection of potable water is presented together with a more detailed description of water storage, pumping and distribution.

Major topics include the origins and source of groundwater, physical and chemical characteristics of groundwater, groundwater treatment, disinfection, hydraulics, well location considerations, well construction, pumps and motors, well problems and maintenance, storage and distribution, safety, records, maps and reports. Math skills are reviewed and applied to specific problems of water pumping, storage, disinfection and distribution.



Water Distribution | $240 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0605

A brief review of the water cycle is presented together with a general description of the responsibilities of water system personnel and the need for regulation of the water utility industry to protect the public health, safety and welfare. Texas’ rules and regulations for certification of water system operators are included. The source, characteristics, production, treatment and disinfection of potable water is presented together with a more detailed description of water storage, pumping and distribution.

Major topics include safety, distribution hydraulics, water mains and services, valves and hydrants, storage, pumps and motors, meters and services, construction practices, operation and maintenance, and public relations. Math skills are reviewed and applied to specific problems of water pumping, storage and distribution.



Surface Water Production 1 | $265 | 24 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0942

Surface Water Production 1 (SWP1) is one of the courses required to challenge the TCEQ C Surface Water Exam.

Major topics include public health protection, the Milwaukee water-borne disease experience, comprehensive performance evaluations, Texas Optimization Program, source water management, evaluation of raw water quality, identifying laboratory equipment, process control test, pH, turbidity, temperature, total alkalinity and jar testing, an overview of steps to complete treatment, physical and chemical pre-treatment, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, filter operation, disinfection, safety, rules and regulations, recordkeeping, and math skills.

 



Surface Water Production 2 | $265 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0942

Surface Water Production 2 (SWP2) is one of the courses required to challenge the TCEQ C Surface Water Exam.

Advanced course designed for the experienced operator who has worked at a Surface Water Treatment and has a working knowledge and understands surface water treatment process. Major topics include source water protection, elements of optimization, optimization techniques and alternative disinfectants, taste and odor control, special treatment processes, SCADA, laboratory methods, and plant records. It its recommended that students have taken the Surface Water Production I prior to taken this course. 

 



Customer Service Inspection & Cross-Connection Control | $265 | 16 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0606

A course for water system service inspectors that introduces the important aspects of the Safe Drinking Water Act and various other federal and state laws, codes, rules and regulations relating to the prevention of contamination of the public water supplies. The specific purposes of the training program are to:

  • develop an increased awareness of the potential problems and liabilities resulting from cross-connections and lead in water supply systems,
  • explain current legislative and regulatory requirements that must be implemented by water systems,
  • provide specific information about the responsibilities of water system personnel,
  • provide guidance on how to structure and implement an effective water system protection program, and
  • prepare individuals to receive an endorsement to their water system operator’s certificate for conducting customer service inspection certifications.

Water Laboratory | $240 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0285

A general course in water laboratory including chemical nomenclature; laboratory safety; description of glassware, chemicals, lab equipment, and instrumentation; quality assurance; and flow measurement and sampling. Analytical procedures are presented for specific tests such as hydrogen ion concentration (pH), alkalinity, total hardness, chlorine demand, chlorine residual, fluoride, dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide, calcium carbonate stability, turbidity, total solids residue, threshold odor, and jar tests. Math skills are reviewed and applied to specific problems of chemical dosage and other chemical calculations.



Water Sampling & Field Analysis | $215 | 8 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0612

This one-day course is designed to train employees how to perform the required field test at a water treatment plant. The student should understand the need for quality assurance and control. Analytical and calibration test is presented for hydrogen ion concentration (pH), chlorine residual, alkalinity, and turbidity. Water stability assessment and the proper procedures and techniques for collecting bacteriological samples and developing a sample siting plan are also covered.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued 8 hours of training credit towards renewal of a water operator’s certificate by the TCEQ.



Water Technology | $390 | 40 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0613

Water Technology is a comprehensive course covering the elements necessary to become a grade A water operator.

SUBJECTS INCLUDE: Rules/Regulations, Safety, Management, Treatment/Production, Disinfection, and Math.

SPECIFIC TOPICS INCLUDE: EPA rules and their implications for public water systems; Safety in the work place; Proper management techniques; Water treatment processes; Alternative methods of disinfection of public water supplies; Calculation problems encountered in water system operations; The health significance of various chemicals when found in water; Corrosion control programs; Emergency management programs related to disaster preparedness; Energy and water conservation programs; Types of water-borne diseases; How to interpret pump curves.


Water and Wastewater Credit Courses

Applied Confined Space Safety | $215 | 8 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0042

Society has known about dangers of confined spaces dating as far back as Roman times. The hazards encountered in confined spaces are capable of causing bodily injury, illness and even death. There are many workplaces within the water and wastewater industry that contain spaces which are considered confined because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter, work in and exit them.

Upon completion of this course, students will understand the:

  • Definition of a CS
  • Difference between a CS & a permit – required CS
  • Categories of CS
  • Importance and order of atmospheric testing
  • Ventilation requirements
  • Duties of each member of the CS entry team
  • Required safety equipment for CS


Chlorinator Systems & Chemical Handling | $240 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0972
Online Chlorinator Systems & Chemical Handling | $235 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 1133

Covers properties of chlorine, purpose of chlorine, chlorine terminology, dosage calculations, chlorinator equipment, chlorine cylinders, operation of gas chlorinators, start up and shut down, chlorinator maintenance, troubleshooting common problems, chlorine safety, and chlorine testing procedures.



Math Basics | $215 | 8 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0067

This is a one-day refresher course designed to help water and wastewater professionals improve their math skills. The course reviews the basic mathematical concepts including volume, capacity, detention time, round (circular) objects, volume (capacity) of a tank or cylinder, the "pounds” formula, and percent. Many more methods are covered by which you, the utility professional, may solve the problems in water and wastewater calculations.



Advanced Math | $215 | 10 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0851

The goal of this course is to prepare the operator for advanced math problems commonly encountered in the water and wastewater industry. Many of these problems involve multiple steps and the manipulation of formulas. The focus of the course is to equip operators with the skills to pass the math portions of the "B” level and "A” level water or wastewater exams. There are no prerequisites for the course; however, a good foundation in math is recommended. If you are an operator preparing for the upper level exams or just looking for a challenge, this course is for you!

Objectives:

  • Provide practice with multi-step problems
  • Increase confidence in problem-solving ability
  • Provide practice manipulating formulas to solve for unknown variables
  • Prepare operator for advanced problem solving encountered in upper level exams.


Valve & Hydrant Maintenance | $265 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0961

Covers: planning and scheduling maintenance work, maintenance budgeting and cost control, valves (global, check, diaphragm, etc.), hydrants (fire), installation, location, preventative maintenance, inspection, hand tools, and safety.



Pump & Motor Maintenance | $265 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0396
Online Pump & Motor Maintenance | $235 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0397

A general course in operation and maintenance of water and wastewater pumps and motors including descriptions of various types, applications, and factors affecting selection of pumps and motors; electric power transmission, instrumentation and controls; proper installation and alignment; proper maintenance, installation and/or replacement of bearings, packing, and mechanical seals; planning and scheduling of maintenance work; selection, storing, and application of lubricants; hand tools; safety; maintenance budgeting and cost control. Math skills are reviewed and applied to specific problems related to both water and wastewater hydraulics and pumping.



Water Utility Calculations | $265 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0108

This course provides a comprehensive review of basic mathematical concepts including: Order of Operation, Fractions, Decimals, Ratios and Proportions, Percents, Exponents, Square Roots, Areas of Two-dimensional Surfaces, Three-dimensional Surface Areas and Volumes.

Math applications will be covered for: Water and Wastewater Laboratory, Electrical, Pump and Motor, Hydraulics, Treatment and Disposal Calculations.



Water Utility Safety | $265 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0426
Online Water Utility Safety | $235 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 1132

A comprehensive safety course for water utility workers including an introduction to safety concepts and safety programs, the "Right to Know” law, chemical safety, first aid, description and use of personal protective equipment, confined space safety, excavating and trenching safety, biological hazards, electrical safety, work site protection, and safe use of vehicles and other equipment.



Water Utility Management | $265 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0550

A comprehensive course in water utility management including discussions on management functions, communication, decision making, delegation, time management, organizational structure, job classifications and interviews, personnel policies, orientation for the new employee, the grievance process, public relations/public education, facility record keeping, safety program considerations, work force education and training, emergency preparedness plans, emergency planning and community right-to-know.


Wastewater Credit Courses


Basic Wastewater Operations | $240 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0059

An introductory course in wastewater collection and treatment that includes a brief review of the water cycle. A general description of the responsibilities of wastewater system personnel is presented with an emphasis on the need for regulation of wastewater discharge to protect receiving streams and public health, safety and welfare. Also included are Texas’ rules and regulations for certification of wastewater system operators.

Major topics include the general goals of wastewater collection and treatment and the objective of state and federal regulations and requirements. Basic wastewater chemistry and math skills are developed and applied to chemical dosage and other operational problems.



Wastewater Treatment | $240 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0437

A comprehensive course in wastewater treatment that includes a brief review of the water cycle together with a general description of the responsibilities of wastewater system personnel and the need for regulation of wastewater dischargers to protect receiving streams and the public health, safety and welfare. Texas’ rules and regulations for certification of wastewater system operators are included.

Major topics include a brief review of the general characteristics and sources of wastewater; an in-depth analysis of the various modes of aerobic secondary treatment technology; sampling and laboratory testing procedures; process control of activated sludge; aerobic and anaerobic sludge digestion; stabilization and reuse or disposal of biosolids; disinfection and disposal or reuse of treated effluent; attendant hazards and general safety practices; and wastewater system management. Math skills are reviewed and applied to specific problems related to wastewater treatment, solids treatment and disposal or reuse, and effluent disinfection and disposal or reuse.



Wastewater Collection | $240 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0080

A comprehensive course in wastewater collection that includes a brief review of the water cycle together with a general description of the responsibilities of wastewater personnel and the need for regulation of the wastewater dischargers to protect receiving streams and the public health, safety and welfare. Texas’ rules and regulations of certification of wastewater system operators are included.

A brief review of the general goals of wastewater collection and treatment objectives of state and federal regulations and requirements; and the source and general characteristics of wastewater; followed by an in-depth study of the design, materials of construction, and construction practices for wastewater collection systems, lift stations, and force mains; maintenance and operation of collection systems; industrial waste monitoring and control; attendant hazards and general safety practices; and collection system management. Math skills are reviewed and applied to specific problems related to wastewater hydraulics and pumping.



Operation of Activated Sludge Plants | $240 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0009

A comprehensive course in operation of activated sludge plants that includes a brief review of the water cycle together with a general description of the responsibilities of wastewater system personnel and the need for regulation of wastewater dischargers to protect receiving streams and the public health, safety and welfare. Texas’ rules and regulations for certification of wastewater system operators are included.

Major topics include Activated Sludge Process, Microorganisms, Aeration Tanks, How Clarifiers Work, Process Control Analysis, Microscopic Evaluation, Sludge Bulking and Focusing. Math skills will be reviewed along with troubleshooting guides to specific aeration system problems.



Wastewater Laboratory | $240 | 20 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0081

A general course in wastewater laboratory including chemical nomenclature; laboratory safety; description of glassware, chemicals, lab equipment, and instrumentation; quality assurance, flow measurement and sampling. Analytical procedures are presented for specific tests such as hydrogen ion concentration (pH), chlorine residual (Cl2), dissolved oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), solids inventory and balance, ammonia (NH3), and fecal coliform. Basic wastewater chemistry and math skills are developed and applied to chemical feeding and other operational problems.


Wastewater Technology | $390 | 40 Credit Hours | TCEQ Course Code 0586

Wastewater Technology is a comprehensive course covering the elements necessary to become a grade A wastewater operator.

SUBJECTS INCLUDE: Pumping, Preliminary Treatment, Primary Treatment, Ponds, Trickling Filters, Activated Sludge, Process Control, Disinfection, Sludge Digestion, Biosolids Disposal, Effluent Disposal, and Math Problems.

SPECIFIC TOPICS INCLUDE: Geometric and algebraic math equations related to Wastewater (WW) flow, collection, pumping and treatment; WW pumps and motors; WW preliminary treatment facilities; Primary treatment processes and equipment; WW lagoons and treatment ponds; Trickling filters and RBC units; Activated sludge treatment processes; Process control of various modes of WW treatment; Chlorination and dechlorination processes and equipment; Alternative methods of disinfection; Aerobic and anaerobic sludge digestion processes; Sampling, disposal and alternative uses of biosolids; WW effluent sampling, testing, disposal and reuse.


 

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