Water Technology - AS

The Water Supply Technology Program is designed to serve students who are employed or interested in employment in water/wastewater occupations. The program provides technical classes in water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment. The courses prepare students to upgrade their skills and/or prepare them for certification examinations from the California State Water Resource Control Board, the American Water Works Association, and the California Water Environment Association. The certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry level jobs in water treatment, water distribution, and wastewater reclamation industries. The associate of science degree graduates often work in city, county, or state agencies in positions such as plant operator, engineering technician, surface water manager, environmental laboratory coordinator, and industrial pre-treatment coordinator. 

To graduate with a specialization in Water Technology, students must complete the following required courses in addition to the general breadth requirements for Associate of Science degree (total = 60 units).  
 
Required Courses Units
WST 075 Water/Wastewater Chemistry and Analysis 4
 
18 units from the following Water Supply Technology courses Units
WST 031 Water Use Efficiency Practitioner I 3
WST 045 Backflow Prevention Devices 3
WST 048 Cross-Connection Control 3
WST 061 Water Distribution I 3
WST 062 Water Distribution II 3
WST 063 Water Distribution III 3
WST 071 Water Treatment I 3
WST 072 Water Treatment II 3
WST 073 Water Treatment III 3
WST 081 Wastewater Collection I 3
WST 082 Wastewater Collection II 3
WST 091 Wastewater Treatment I 3
WST 092 Wastewater Treatment II 3
WST 093 Wastewater Treatment III 3
 
Two courses from this list of RECOMMENDED courses Units
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
GIS 130 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
WST 032 Water Use Efficiency Practitioner II 3
WST 034 Introduction to Water Resource Management 3
WST 036 Water Utility Management 3
 
Total Units 27 - 28
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Students will have knowledge of fundamental aspects of drinking water distribution, drinking water treatment, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatments
  2. Student will be able to perform tasks in connection with operation, control and maintenance of water treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection system
  3. Students will be able to prepare reports for submission to government agencies under supervision
  4. Students will be able to record operational data, personnel attendance, or meter and gauge readings on specified forms
  5. Students will be able to direct and coordinate plant workers engaged in routine operations and maintenance activities
  6. Have knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection people, data, property and institutions

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