Water / Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Water / Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator training program provides trainees with a fundamental knowledge of sewage treatment, sludge processing, and disposal equipment.

Online technical training for public works or manufacturing processing plant employees.

The self-paced Water / Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator curriculum provides trainees with a fundamental knowledge of sewage treatment, sludge processing, and disposal equipment. After initial coursework in mathematics and chemistry, they'll learn important wastewater treatment procedures. When combined with on-the-job training, employees can apply the skills they've learned online in your workplace and improve their everyday job performance.

Successful program graduates are able to:

You can work with your Training Consultant to devise an individualized program or follow the complete Water / Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator course list below.

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Water / Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Course List

Mathematics and Technical Foundation Skills

Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction186008
Multiplication and Division186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles186010
Metric System186011
Introduction to Algebra186013
Practical MeasurementsBlock X22
Linear and Distance Measurement186021
Bulk Measurement186022
Temperature Measurement186023
Energy, Force, and Power186024
Fluid Measurement186025
Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and TrigonometryBlock X02
Algebra: Monomials and PolynomialsX0201
Algebra: FactoringX0202
Algebra: Addition and Subtraction of FractionsX0203
Algebra: Multiplication and Division of FractionsX0204
Algebra: Linear EquationsX0205
Algebra: Simultaneous Linear EquationsX0206
Algebra: DeterminantsX0207
Algebra: Quadratic EquationsX0208
Algebra: ExponentsX0209
Algebra: Radicals and Imaginary NumbersX0210
Applied GeometryX0211
Practical TrigonometryX0212
Trades Safety: Getting Started186001
Working Safely with Chemicals186002
Preventive Maintenance286085
Preventive Maintenance Techniques286086

Introduction to Chemistry

Elements of Chemistry5011
Sanitary Chemistry5501
Sanitary Bacteriology3048
Physics, Part 1686003
Physics, Part 2686004

Introduction to Mechanics

Principles of Mechanics, Part 1286007
Principles of Mechanics, Part 2286008
Fluid Mechanics, Part 1286010
Fluid Mechanics, Part 2286011
Fluid Mechanics, Part 3286012

Water/Wastewater Treatment: Concepts and Applications

Environmental Technology for Technicians286M03
Operation of Water Treatment Plants5302A-D
Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants5046A-C
Tertiary Wastewater Treatment5045
Purification of Water5301A-B
Sewage Treatment5294A-D

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 452 hours.

Number of Exams: 53.

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