Water Technology (WATR)

WATR-100  Introduction to Water/Wastewater Operations  

1 Unit (LEC 16-18)

This course introduces water and wastewater operations and the basic skills and knowledge needed to advance in this industry. The course will provide an overview of water and wastewater treatment processes, distribution systems as well as terminology and equipment used in the wastewater and water industries. Regulations, licensing and the certification process will be discussed as a part of this course.

Transfers to CSU only

WATR-107  Water Distribution I & II  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

The course covers the sources of water, principles of design, installation, operation and maintenance of pipes, pumps, valves, meters, and other related hydraulic units. Operation and maintenance safety considerations are emphasized. The course is designed to prepare the student to take the State of California Water Distribution Operator exam.

Recommended Preparation: WATR-790.

Transfers to CSU only

WATR-109  Water Distribution III, IV & V  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This is a comprehensive course that teaches the students the advanced principles of the operation and maintenance of a water distribution system. The course covers the sources of water, principles of design, installation, operation and maintenance of pipes, pumps, valves, meters, and other related hydraulic units.

Prerequisite: WATR-107 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

WATR-299  Special Projects: Water Technology  

1-3 Unit (IS 16-54)

Students with previous course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Two Water Technology classes must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only

WATR-503  Water Treatment Plant Operations I & II (formerly WATR-103)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course will cover sources of water, the water treatment process, water treatment plant operations, safety, water quality regulations, and waterworks mathematics. The course will prepare students for Water Treatment Plant Operator I or II (T-1 or T-2) licenses for the State of California. (formerly WATR 103)

Recommended Preparation: WATR-790.

Transfers to CSU only

WATR-505  Water Treatment Plant Operations III, IV & V (formerly WATR-105)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

The course covers sources of water, the water treatment process, water treatment plant operations, safety, water quality regulations and waterworks math. This course is designed for individuals seeking employment or already employed in the water industry. It covers the Water Treatment Plant Operator's job-related knowledge identified by the State Water Resources Control Board examination developers as essential for minimally competent Water Treatment Plant Operator III, IV or V (T-3, T-4, or T-5). (formerly WATR 105)

Prerequisite: WATR-503 (with a grade of C or better).

Recommended Preparation: WATR-790.

Transfers to CSU only

WATR-520  Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations I & II (formerly WATR-120)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is an introduction to wastewater treatment. Students will explore the scope, limits, and methods of wastewater treatment processes through readings, discussions, analysis, and laboratory study. This course is designed for individuals seeking employment or already employed in the wastewater field. It covers the wastewater operator's job-related knowledge identified by the CSWRB examination developers as essential for a minimally competent Grade l or Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. (formerly WATR 120)

Recommended Preparation: WATR-790.

Transfers to CSU only

WATR-522  Wastewater Plant Operations III, IV & V (formerly WATR-122)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course explores the scope, limits, and methods of secondary and advanced treatment, solids handling, disinfection, and the reclamation of wastewater, through readings, discussions, analysis, and laboratory study. This course is designed for individuals seeking employment or already employed in the wastewater field. It covers the wastewater operator's job-related knowledge identified by the California State Water Resources Control Board examination developers as essential for a minimally competent Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade III or above. (formerly WATR 122)

Prerequisite: WATR-520 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

WATR-525  Test Procedures for Water and Wastewater (formerly WATR-125)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course prepares students to analyze and interpret test data relating to water/wastewater treatment plants. Topics include: Basic chemistry and related mathematical analyses involved in the operation of water/wastewater treatment plants; tests necessary to maintain process control of wastewater treatment plants as well as monitoring of industrial wastes prior to disposal; and proper methods for collecting and handling samples. (formerly WATR 125)

Recommended Preparation: MATH-090, MATH-090B, WATR-503 or WATR-790., WATR-107 or WATR-520.

Transfers to CSU only

WATR-530  Environmental Laws and Regulations (formerly WATR-130)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides an overview of federal, state, and local laws pertaining to environmental protection and pollution prevention relating to water quality, air quality, solid waste, and cross media contamination. (formerly WATR 130)

Transfers to CSU only

WATR-549  Cooperative Work Experience: Water Technology (formerly WATR-149)  

0.5-8 Units CWE Paid 75-300/Unpaid 60-240

This course is supervised employment extending classroom-based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the students' educational or occupational goal (Title 5 section 55252). Students may earn a maximum of (8) semester credit hours during one enrollment period. Students may earn up to a total of 16 semester credit hours for all Cooperative Work Experience Education. Offered as pass/no pass only. (formerly WATR 149)

Other Enrollment Criteria: Each student must be enrolled for the full semester and have completed one course in the discipline. A training agreement must be completed prior to registration. Please refer to the Cooperative Work Experience Student Handbook for specific information.

Transfers to CSU only

WATR-740  Wells, Pumps and Motors (formerly WATR-140)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course will provide students with a basic knowledge of domestic water wells, water booster pumps, pump theory, electric motor theory and design. Water well design regulations and abandonment will be discussed as well as maintenance procedures in the field and in the shop. The class will cover the various types of pumps used in the water industry and discuss the various uses and maintenance issues for each style of pump. (formerly WATR 140)

Not transferable

WATR-790  Basic Waterworks Mathematics (formerly WATR-090)  

2 Units (LEC 32-36)

This course is an introduction to the mathematics used in water and wastewater industries. Students will learn the basic formulas and functions needed to calculate area, volume, instantaneous flow, chemical dosage and other related problems. The course is intended to prepare the student for further water and wastewater courses. (formerly WATR 090)

Recommended Preparation: MATH-090 or MATH-090B.

Not transferable