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Water Utility Science Degrees/Certificates

The associate degree and certificate of achievement in water utility science covers basic concepts in the operation of water treatment plants, controlling and monitoring water deliveries, water quality control methods, water and wastewater pumping equipment electrical systems repair, and pump repair and maintenance. The program is designed to train new personnel and to enable those already working in the field to upgrade their skills. Typically, the new employee starts as an entry level worker, then advances to other higher levels including lead operator, Operations and Maintenance Supervision, Superintendent and/or Manager.

 

Water Distribution Degree (11907)/Certificate of Achievement (19625)

Course

Units

Water Utility Science 050, Water Mathematics and Hydraulics

3

Water Utility Science 104, Electrical Wiring and Circuits

3

Water Utility Science 107, California Water Resources

3

Water Utility Science 109, Water Distribution Systems

3

Water Utility Science 131, Water Conservation Practitioner

 

  OR

3

Water Utility Science 204, Water Reclamation and Reuse

 

Water Utility Science 208, Pumps and Pumping

3

Water Utility Science 210, Advanced Water Distribution

3

TOTAL

21

 

Water Treatment Degree (19623)/Certificate of Achievement (19624)

Course

Units

Water Utility Science 050, Water Mathematics and Hydraulics

3

Water Utility Science 101, Water Treatment Fundamentals

3

Water Utility Science 102, Advanced Water Treatment

3

Water Utility Science 103, Water Chemistry and Bacteriology

3

Water Utility Science 107, California Water Resources

3

Water Utility Science 109, Water Distribution Systems

3

Water Utility Science 131, Water Conservation Practitioner

 

  OR

3

Water Utility Science 204, Water Reclamation and Reuse

 

TOTAL

21

 

Wastewater/Environmental Sanitation Degree (11908)/Certificate of Achievement (21669)

Course

Units

Water Utility Science 050, Water Mathematics and Hydraulics

3

Water Utility Science 111, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations

3

Water Utility Science 112, Wastewater Treatment Plant Processes

3

Water Utility Science 116, Collection Systems

3

Water Utility Science 204, Water Reclamation and Reuse

3

Water Utility Science 208, Pumps and Pumping

3

TOTAL

18