Wastewater Treatment Operator (1-4)


Wastewater Treatment Operator (1-4)

Certification of operators promotes transparency and flexibility. It provides operators with practical skills, proven techniques and best practices knowledge.

Certified treatment operators protect human health, the environment, and the investment in municipal and industrial water treatment facilities. This course is for people who are involved in
the operations of wastewater treatment facilities.

Course Description
This course trains operators to maximize the performance of wastewater facilities which, in turn, provides benefits: minimized health risks, environmental compliance, attractive career opportunities, improved safety and reduced accident rates.
The four levels for this course correspond to certification levels and provide the knowledge that people need to attain certification:

12 Lessons 56 hours 12 Lessons 44 hours 12 Lessons 39 hours 8 Lessons 54 hours




Course Content

  • Wastewater Operators
  • Why Treat Waste?
  • Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Microbiology
  • Racks, Screens and Grit Removal
  • Sedimentation and Flotation
  • Fixed Film Technology
  • Waste Treatment Ponds
  • Activated Sludge
  • Disinfection and Chlorination
  • Sludge Digestion and Solids Handling
  • Reuse of Treated Effluent
  • Laboratory and Basic Chemistry
  • Maintenance
  • Plant Safety
  • Management, Public Relations, and Budget & Finance
  • Reports & Recordkeeping Systems,
  • Training, and Safety
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Oder Control
  • Nitrogen & Phosphorus/Nutrient
  • Removal
  • Troubleshooting
  • Industrial Waste Treatment
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