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Water Utility Science Courses

Water Utility Science 041

Hot Topics: Regulatory Updates

Unit(s): 0.2

Class Hours: 8 Lecture total.

Recommended Preparation: Possession of a T2 or D2 license.

Regulatory updates in the Safe Drinking Water Act, Title 22, Enhanced Coagulation, Disinfectants/DBP’s Rule, Clean Water Act, and NPDES compliance. Session will aid students in obtaining mandated California Department of Public Health contact-hours. Grade: Pass/No Pass.

 

Water Utility Science 042

Hot Topics: Managerial Issues Updates

Unit(s): 0.2

Class Hours: 8 Laboratory total.

Recommended Preparation: Possession of a T2 or D2 license.

Managerial styles, safe-working environment, project administration, budgeting, salary comparison, public support, water quality compliance, and other current topics. Qualifies for California Department of Public Health contact-hours. Grade: Pass/No Pass.

 

Water Utility Science 043

Hot Topics: Operational Updates

Unit(s): 0.2

Class Hours: 8 Laboratory total.

Recommended Preparation: Possession of a T2 or D2 license.

Focuses upon practical operational criteria such as backflow protection techniques, valve replacement procedures, unidirectional flushing, treatment optimization, and other topics. Qualifies for California Department of Public Health contact-hours. Grade: Pass/No Pass.

 

Water Utility Science 044

Hot Topics: Maintenance and Security Updates

Unit(s): 0.2

Class Hours: 8 Laboratory total.

Recommended Preparation: Possession of a T2 or D2 license.

Corrosion control, coatings, shutdown/ repair criteria, shutdown/repair schedules, security issues, and other topics. Qualifies for mandated California Department of Public Health contact hours. Grade: Pass/No Pass.

 

Water Utility Science 045

Pump Maintenance Workshop

Unit(s): 1.0

Class Hours: 16 Lecture total.

This course is designed for students to recognize various types of pumps and the associated maintenance procedures required to extend a pump’s usefulness. The course will include: pump recognition, basic design, efficiencies, application, and commonly used hands-on maintenance techniques. Grade: Pass/No Pass.

 

Water Utility Science 049

Reservoir Management and Water Sampling Techniques

Unit(s): 0.2

Class Hours: 8 Laboratory total.

Recommended Preparation: Possession of a T2 or D2 license.

Review information concerning reservoir stabilization, maintenance, water quality control, and approved Department of Public Health (DPH) sampling procedures. Qualifies for California Department of Public Health contacthours for license renewals. Grade: Pass/ No Pass.

 

Water Utility Science 050

Water Mathematics and Hydraulics

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Recommended Preparation: Mathematics

N06 or equivalent skills as measured by the Math Level 1 Exam.

Practical application of mathematics to determine areas, volumes, pressure, rate of flow, velocity, basic hydraulics, horsepower, formula conversions, and chemical dosage used in utility operation.

 

Water Utility Science 056

Treatment Test Preparation

Unit(s): 0.2

Class Hours: 8 Lecture total.

Review information provided in various classes in the program and prepare students to take and successfully pass the California Department of Health Services Operator T1&T2 examinations. Grade: Pass/No Pass.

 

Water Utility Science 057

Water Distribution Test Preparation

Unit(s): 0.2

Class Hours: 8 Lecture total.

Review information provided in various classes in the program and prepare students to take and successfully pass the California Department of Health Services Operator D1 & D2 examinations. Grade: Pass/No Pass.

 

Water Utility Science 086

Backflow Devices Repair

Unit(s): 2.0

Class Hours: 32 Lecture total.

Maintenance and repair procedures for backflow preventive devices in water systems. Grade: Pass/No Pass.

 

Water Utility Science 101

Water Treatment Fundamentals

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Prerequisite: Water Utility Science 050 or concurrent enrollment.

A specialized course including conventional treatment processes, facility maintenance, water sources, monitoring, sampling and water quality standards. Primary course for California Department of Public Health Water Treatment T2 and T3 examinations. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 102

Advanced Water Treatment

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Recommended Preparation: Water Utility Science 050 and 101.

Public health aspects of water supply, water quality control, chemical treatment, sedimentation, filtration, ion exchange, disinfection. Operation and maintenance of water treatment unit processes. Preparation for Water Treatment Examinations. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 103

Water Chemistry and Bacteriology

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Water chemistry and water bacteriology as applied to control of water treatment processes, water conditioning, and protection of water quality. Laboratory demonstrations in techniques of physical, chemical, and bacteriological examination of water. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 104

Electrical Wiring and Controls for Operators

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Theoretical and practical skills needed to perform preventive maintenance and minor repair of simple electrical wiring and control systems used in and around water and wastewater pumping systems. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 106

Backflow Prevention Devices

Unit(s): 2.0

Class Hours: 16 Lecture total, 32 Laboratory total.

Theory, testing, and maintenance of backflow preventive devices in water systems. Prepares the journeyman plumber, plant maintenance operator, and water utility operator to become a certified tester in Orange County. Prepares for American Water Works Backflow Prevention test. May be repeated. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 107

California Water Resources

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Introduction to water law and rights, California water history, politics lore, and water supply agencies serving Orange County. Includes hydrologic cycle, sea water intrusion, protection of wells and reservoirs, flood control, industrial water use, pollution/contamination of ground water supplies, and the conservation of water. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 108

Cross Connection Control Specialist

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Introduction and methodology of establishing a cross connection control program. Includes local, state and federal regulations. Prepares students for American Water Works Association Cross Connection Control Specialist examination. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 109

Water Distribution Systems

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Prerequisite: Water Utility Science 050 or concurrent enrollment.

Water distribution systems operation. Fundamentals of water production, quality, and system operation. Includes piping, services, pumps, reservoirs, mathematics, and basic hydraulics. Preparation for Grades I, II, and III Water Distribution Operator certification. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 111

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Wastewater treatment, including preliminary, primary and secondary treatment processes. Successful completion provides student with 48 CWEA contact hours and 8 SWRCB educational points. Prepares student for SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator exam- Grades 1 and 2. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 112

Wastewater Treatment Plant Processes

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Secondary and advanced treatment, disinfection and chlorination, reclamation of wastewater, and laboratory procedures. Preparation for SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator exam Grades 3, 4, and 5. Successful completion provides 48 CWEA contact hours and 8 SWRCB educational points. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 116

Collection Systems

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Sewer construction, inspection and testing, cleaning methods, safety, elementary hydraulics, pipeline repair, equipment maintenance, communications, and record keeping. Successful completion provides student with 48 CWEA contact hours and 4 SWRCB educational points. Preparation for CWEA Wastewater Collection System exam all Grades. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 131

Water Conservation Practitioner

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Theoretical and practical training in applied water use efficiency. Includes residential, commercial, and landscape customers, water uses, budgets, demand management, water audits, best management practices, rate structures, program design and management. Preparation for AWWA Grade 1 and 2 Water Conservation Practitioner certification. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 135

Chlorine Workshop

Unit(s): 1.0

Class Hours: 16 Lecture total.

Chlorine properties, containment, and safe handling procedures for operating personnel. Theoretical and practical methods for handling and feeding into public water supplies as required by various private and governmental agencies will be stressed. Grade: Pass/ No Pass. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 199

Cooperative Work Experience Education

Unit(s): 1.0-4.0

Class Hours: Arranged.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 6 units in Water Utility Science.

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in 3 units of Water Utility Science.

Supervised internship for students majoring in Water Utility Science. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of three Water Utility Science units. Job site experience will include all aspects of water science and will aid in the transfer of learning from the classroom to the job site. May be either paid or unpaid. Grade: Pass/No Pass. Open Entry/ Open Exit. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 204

Water Reclamation and Reuse

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Fundamentals of reclaimed water, includes case studies and history of reclaimed water development. Planning, design and construction of reclaimed distribution systems. Problems regarding marketing, legislation and regulations for reclaimed water. Includes microbiology and health/safety issues. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 208

Pumps and Pumping

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

A progressive course containing basic pump theory, operation, and repair. Assists operators and technicians in the design, selection, installation and maintenance of centrifugal and other positive displacement pumps. Focus will be placed upon pump and system efficiencies. CSU

 

Water Utility Science 210

Advanced Water Distribution

Unit(s): 3.0

Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.

Pipe types and uses, reservoirs, maps, records, and applied hydraulics as applied to distribution systems. Preparation for Distribution Grades II, III and IV Water Distribution Operator certification by the California Department of Public Health. CSU