Water Technology Program
Water technology, a career technical program, prepares students for entry-level employment or advancement in the public water sector, including the distribution and treatment of water. Those already employed in the industry may use course credit as contact hours for license renewals. Courses prepare students to take the State Water Resources Control Board certification examinations to qualify as a water distribution system operator or a water treatment operator. Courses also prepare students for grades I and II of the American Water Works Association's Water Use Efficiency Practitioner certification examinations. Students who complete the program are permitted to reduce field experience requirements for state certification, thus leading to accelerated career advancement.
This discipline prepares students to do the following:
- demonstrate the safe handling of chemicals used in the water industry and describe the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations related to public drinking water.
- describe and explain regulatory issues that relate to the public drinking water supply.
- siagram and explain the fundamentals of the water distribution system including SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), maintenance, pumps, hydraulics, and valves.
- given a scenario involving water contamination; identify the contaminants, recommend the best treatment, administer the treatment and then verify the contaminants are below allowable safety thresholds.
Your Future in Water Technology