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Certificates of Proficiency

Water Distribution

The Certificate of Proficiency in Water Distribution program prepares students for careers in the public health field of drinking water distribution. Subjects addressed include water quality and public health regulations, water distribution system components and operation, drinking water disinfection practices, and related water mathematics and hydraulic principles.
 
Certificate requirements
Water Utility Science 050, Water Mathematics and Hydraulics
Water Utility Science 061, Water Distribution
Water Utility Science 062, Advanced Water Distribution
    Water Utility Science 052, Water Conservation Practitioner
OR
    Water Utility Science 107, California Water Resources
TOTAL 12 units

Water Treatment

The Certificate of Proficiency in Water Treatment is designed to prepare students for careers in the public health field of drinking water treatment. Subjects addressed include water quality and public health regulations, conventional water treatment processes, advanced water treatment processes, drinking water disinfection practices, and related water mathematics and hydraulic principles.

Certificate requirements
Water Utility Science 050, Water Mathematics and Hydraulics
Water Utility Science 071, Water Treatment Fundamentals
Water Utility Science 072, Advanced Water Treatment
Water Utility Science 073, Water Quality
TOTAL 12 units

Wastewater Treatment

The Certificate of Proficiency in the Wastewater/Environmental Sanitation program is designed to prepare students for careers in the environmental protection field of waste water treatment. Subjects addressed include water quality and public health regulations, conventional wastewater treatment process operation, advanced treatment processes, and wastewater recycling and disposal.

Certificate requirements
Water Utility Science 050, Water Mathematics and Hydraulics
Water Utility Science 081, Wastewater Treatment
Water Utility Science 082, Advanced Wastewater Treatment
     Water Utility Science 053, Water Reclamation and Reuse
OR
    Water Utility Science 083, Collection Systems
TOTAL 12 units

Water Conservation

This program prepares students for careers in Water Conservation, and certification by the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association as a Water Use Efficiency Practitioner. Required courses explore drinking water distribution systems; regional water supply issues; current water consumption for residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers; common conservation practices; and effective customer education and communication.

Certificate requirements
Water Utility Science 052, Water Conservation Practitioner
Water Utility Science 061, Water Distribution
Water Utility Science 107, California Water Resources
     Management 122, Business Communications
OR
     Business 222, Business Writing
TOTAL 12 units

Water Equipment Operation and Maintenance

Students will be introduced to the operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment associated with the Water and Wastewater industries. Courses in this program will assist students in obtaining related industry certifications from the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation.

Certificate requirements
Water Utility Science 063, Electrical Wiring and Controls for Operators
Water Utility Science 064, Pumps and Pumping
Water Utility Science 065, Backflow Prevention Devices
Water Utility Science 083, Collection Systems
TOTAL 11 units

Water Utility Management

The Certificate of Proficiency in Water Utility Management program provides current and potential employees with the supervisory and management skills needed to become the future leaders in water and wastewater organizations. Courses explore general principles of project management, supervision, and business communications, as well as specific management issues related to the Water and Wastewater industries.

Certificate requirements
Public Works 080/Business 090, Principles of Project Management
Computer Information Systems 101, Introduction to Microsoft Office
    Business 121/Management 121, Human Relations and Organizational Behavior
OR
    Management 135, Human Resource Management

    Management 122, Business Communications
OR
    Business 222, Business Writing
Management 123, Supervision
Water Utility Science 092, Water Utility Management
TOTAL 16 units