Water Resources Management

The Wastewater Collection Technology Education program is designed to prepare students to maintain and operate equipment; maintain, restore, monitor, evaluate and adjust collection systems; and maintain lift stations. Students completing the required courses for this degree will qualify to take nearly a dozen wastewater related certification examinations offered by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA). Although current State regulations do not require certification of wastewater collection system personnel, many public sector employers either require or prefer job applicants who have obtained the CWEA Wastewater Collection and Maintenance certifications.Not required as this is an existing degree.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Given a wastewater collection map book and using common terminology pertaining to collection system components; identify pipeline dimensions, pipe construction materials, pipe fittings, direction of flow, location of valves, services, and lift stations.
  2. Describe how to locate, inspect, clean, operate, and mange quality control practices within a collection system.
  3. Perform basic mathematical computations and conversions relating to wastewater collection systems, pressure, volume, velocity, chemical dosage, and hydraulic and organic loading.
  4. Identify regulations and operate the plant accordingly.
  5. Be able to pass the California licensure examination in the water industry.
Required Core
Units: 21
WTRM 201
Introduction to Water, Wastewater Technology (Historical)
3
WTRM 202
Beginning Water, Wastewater, Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 203
Introduction to Electrical and Instrumentation Processes (Historical)
3
WTRM 204
Motors and Pumps, Operation and Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 207
Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operations (Active)
3
WTRM 213
Beginning Wastewater Collection (Historical)
3
WTRM 216
Advanced Wastewater Collections (Historical)
3
List A: Select one of the following: 3 Units
Units: 3
WTRM 205
Water Distribution 1 (Historical)
3
WTRM 206
Beginning Water Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 209
Advanced Water Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 210
Advanced Water/Wastewater/Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 211
Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 212
Applied Hydraulics (Historical)
3
WTRM 214
Laboratory Analysis for Water, Wastewater (Historical)
3
WTRM 215
Leadership and Supervision in the Water Industry (Historical)
3
LIST B - Select two of the following: 4 - 8 Units
Units: 4-8
WTRM 217
Water Use Efficiency Practitioner (Historical)
3
WTRM 218
Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (Historical)
3
WTRM 221
Mechanical Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 232
Advanced Water Distribution (Historical)
3
WTRM 233
Water Conservation (Historical)
3
WTRM 234
Industrial Wastewater and Stormwater Management (Historical)
4
WTRM 235
Pollution Prevention (Historical)
3
WTRM 290
Occupational Work Experience/Water/Wastewater Technology (Active)
1-4
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 63-71
The Wastewater Collection Technology Education program is designed to prepare students to maintain and operate equipment; maintain, restore, monitor, evaluate and adjust collection systems; and maintain lift stations. Students completing the required courses for this certificate will qualify to take nearly a dozen wastewater related certification examinations offered by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA). Although current State regulations do not require certification of wastewater collection system personnel, many public sector employers either require or prefer job applicants who have obtained the CWEA Wastewater Collection and Maintenance certifications.Not required as this is an existing certificate.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Given a wastewater collection map book and using common terminology pertaining to collection system components; identify pipeline dimensions, pipe construction materials, pipe fittings, direction of flow, location of valves, services, and lift stations.
  2. Describe how to locate, inspect, clean, operate, and mange quality control practices within a collection system.
  3. Perform basic mathematical computations and conversions relating to wastewater collection systems, pressure, volume, velocity, chemical dosage, and hydraulic and organic loading.
  4. Identify regulations and operate the plant accordingly.
  5. Be able to pass the California licensure examination in the water industry.
Required Core:
Units: 21
WTRM 201
Introduction to Water, Wastewater Technology (Historical)
3
WTRM 202
Beginning Water, Wastewater, Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 203
Introduction to Electrical and Instrumentation Processes (Historical)
3
WTRM 204
Motors and Pumps, Operation and Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 207
Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operations (Historical)
3
WTRM 213
Beginning Wastewater Collection (Historical)
3
WTRM 216
Advanced Wastewater Collections (Historical)
3
Total: 21

The Wastewater Technology Education program is designed to prepare students to operate or control an entire system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat wastewater. This includes monitoring gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure machines are working properly and troubleshooting and/or performing routine maintenance on equipment. Students completing the required courses for this degree will qualify to take the SWRCB certification examination for the Grade 1 Wastewater Plant Operator as well as nearly a dozen wastewater related certification examinations offered by CWEA.

Not required as this is an existing degree.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Identify, describe, and define the basic principles of wastewater and collection systems and of conventional wastewater treatment plants.
  2. Compare and contrast wastewater treatment unit processes including preliminary, primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment.
  3. Perform basic mathematical calculations and conversions relating to water flow, pressure, volume, velocity, chemical dosage, and hydraulic and organic loading.
  4. Identify regulations and operate the plant accordingly.
  5. Be able to pass the California licensure examination in the water industry.
Core Requirements: (21 Units)
Units: 21
WTRM 201
Introduction to Water, Wastewater Technology (Historical)
3
WTRM 202
Beginning Water, Wastewater, Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 203
Introduction to Electrical and Instrumentation Processes (Historical)
3
WTRM 204
Motors and Pumps, Operation and Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 207
Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operations (Active)
3
WTRM 211
Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 213
Beginning Wastewater Collection (Historical)
3
LIST A / Electives: (3 Units - Select one of the following:)
Units: 3
WTRM 209
Advanced Water Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 210
Advanced Water/Wastewater/Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 212
Applied Hydraulics (Historical)
3
WTRM 214
Laboratory Analysis for Water, Wastewater (Historical)
3
WTRM 215
Leadership and Supervision in the Water Industry (Historical)
3
WTRM 232
Advanced Water Distribution (Historical)
3
LIST B: (4 - 8 Units) Select two of the following:
Units: 4-8
WTRM 216
Advanced Wastewater Collections (Historical)
3
WTRM 217
Water Use Efficiency Practitioner (Historical)
3
WTRM 218
Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (Historical)
3
WTRM 221
Mechanical Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 233
Water Conservation (Historical)
3
WTRM 234
Industrial Wastewater and Stormwater Management (Historical)
4
WTRM 235
Pollution Prevention (Historical)
3
WTRM 290
Occupational Work Experience/Water/Wastewater Technology (Active)
1-4
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 63-71

The Wastewater Technology Education program is designed to prepare students to operate or control an entire system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat wastewater. This includes monitoring gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure machines are working properly and troubleshooting and/or performing routine maintenance on equipment. Students completing the required courses for this certificate will qualify to take the SWRCB certification examination for the Grade 1 Wastewater Plant Operator as well as nearly a dozen wastewater related certification examinations offered by CWEA.

Not required as this is an existing certificate.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Identify, describe, and define the basic principles of wastewater and collection systems and of conventional wastewater treatment plants.
  2. Compare and contrast wastewater treatment unit processes including preliminary, primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment.
  3. Perform basic mathematical calculations and conversions relating to water flow, pressure, volume, velocity, chemical dosage, and hydraulic and organic loading.
  4. Identify regulations and operate the plant accordingly.
  5. Be able to pass the California licensure examination in the water industry.
Required Core: (21 Units)
Units: 21
WTRM 201
Introduction to Water, Wastewater Technology (Historical)
3
WTRM 202
Beginning Water, Wastewater, Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 203
Introduction to Electrical and Instrumentation Processes (Historical)
3
WTRM 204
Motors and Pumps, Operation and Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 207
Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operations (Historical)
3
WTRM 211
Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 213
Beginning Wastewater Collection (Historical)
3
Total: 21

The Water Distribution Technology Education program is designed to teach students the methods, processes, technology and current practices involved in operating and maintaining modern, complex water distribution systems. Students who satisfactorily complete the required courses for this degree will qualify to take the CDPH Grade D-1 through D-5 Water Distribution Operator examinations required to obtain certification and employment with a water district.

Not required as this is an existing degree.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Compare and contrast the different types of water distribution systems, including its components: pumps, motors, meters, valves, pipes, and instrumentation and controls.
  2. Utilize calculations and conversions to determine water flow, pressure, volume, velocity and force, and chemical dosage used in water distribution systems.
  3. Utilize water maps and drawings to determine location, type, and characteristics of water distribution systems and its sources.
  4. Explain pump cavitation, corrosion, cross-connection, air valves, head loss, and main flushing in relation to water, wastewater, collection, distribution, and treatment.
  5. Identify regulations and operate the plant accordingly.
  6. Be able to pass the California licensure examination in the water industry.
Core Requirements: (21 Units)
Units: 21
WTRM 201
Introduction to Water, Wastewater Technology (Historical)
3
WTRM 202
Beginning Water, Wastewater, Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 203
Introduction to Electrical and Instrumentation Processes (Historical)
3
WTRM 204
Motors and Pumps, Operation and Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 205
Water Distribution 1 (Historical)
3
WTRM 206
Beginning Water Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 232
Advanced Water Distribution (Historical)
3
LIST A: (3 Units - Select one of the following)
Units: 3
WTRM 207
Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operations (Active)
3
WTRM 209
Advanced Water Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 210
Advanced Water/Wastewater/Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 211
Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 212
Applied Hydraulics (Historical)
3
WTRM 213
Beginning Wastewater Collection (Historical)
3
WTRM 214
Laboratory Analysis for Water, Wastewater (Historical)
3
WTRM 215
Leadership and Supervision in the Water Industry (Historical)
3
LIST B: (4 - 8 Units - Select two of the following)
Units: 4-8
WTRM 216
Advanced Wastewater Collections (Historical)
3
WTRM 217
Water Use Efficiency Practitioner (Historical)
3
WTRM 218
Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (Historical)
3
WTRM 221
Mechanical Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 233
Water Conservation (Historical)
3
WTRM 234
Industrial Wastewater and Stormwater Management (Historical)
4
WTRM 235
Pollution Prevention (Historical)
3
WTRM 290
Occupational Work Experience/Water/Wastewater Technology (Active)
1-4
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 63-71

The Water Distribution Technology Education program is designed to teach students the methods, processes, technology and current practices involved in operating and maintaining modern, complex water distribution systems. Students who satisfactorily complete the required courses for this certificate will qualify to take the CDPH Grade D-1 through D-5 Water Distribution Operator examinations required to obtain certification and employment with a water district.

Not required as this is an existing certificate.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Compare and contrast the different types of water distribution systems, including its components: pumps, motors, meters, valves, pipes, and instrumentation and controls.
  2. Utilize calculations and conversions to determine water flow, pressure, volume, velocity and force, and chemical dosage used in water distribution systems.
  3. Utilize water maps and drawings to determine location, type, and characteristics of water distribution systems and its sources.
  4. Explain pump cavitation, corrosion, cross-connection, air valves, head loss, and main flushing in relation to water, wastewater, collection, distribution, and treatment.
  5. Identify regulations and operate the plant accordingly.
  6. Be able to pass the California licensure examination in the water industry.
Required Core:
Units: 21
WTRM 201
Introduction to Water, Wastewater Technology (Historical)
3
WTRM 202
Beginning Water, Wastewater, Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 203
Introduction to Electrical and Instrumentation Processes (Historical)
3
WTRM 204
Motors and Pumps, Operation and Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 205
Water Distribution 1 (Historical)
3
WTRM 206
Beginning Water Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 232
Advanced Water Distribution (Historical)
3
Total: 21
The Water Resources Management degree program is designed to prepare students for employment by municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment departments or industrial treatment facilities. Careers in water/wastewater technology generally involve the administration, operation and maintenance of both drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities as well as distribution and collection systems. Gavilan's Water Resources Management Program provides educational courses that prepare students for careers in Water Resources Management. Courses prepare students for certification examinations administered by the State of California as well as those administered by professional associations within the water and wastewater industry. Current instructors are experienced water and wastewater professionals, expert and up-to-date in best-of-breed industry practices. Classes are built around practical examples of real-world scenarios, demonstrations, and field trips whenever possible to maximize understanding of subject matter. Internships are available, too, through Cooperative Work Experience.Not required as this is an existing degree.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Follow safe practices while applying chemical, microbiological, and mechanical knowledge and skills to maintain proper water and wastewater plant operations.
  2. Apply math and hydraulics skills in proper water and wastewater plant, collection system, and distribution system operations.
  3. Identify regulations and operate the plant accordingly.
  4. Be able to pass the California licensure examination in the water industry.
Core Requirements
Units: 18
WTRM 201
Introduction to Water, Wastewater Technology (Historical)
3
WTRM 202
Beginning Water, Wastewater, Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 203
Introduction to Electrical and Instrumentation Processes (Historical)
3
WTRM 205
Water Distribution 1 (Historical)
3
WTRM 206
Beginning Water Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 207
Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operations (Active)
3
LIST A: Electives - Select one of the following
Units: 3
WTRM 208
Water Distribution 2 (Historical)
3
WTRM 209
Advanced Water Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 210
Advanced Water/Wastewater/Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 211
Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 212
Applied Hydraulics (Historical)
3
WTRM 213
Beginning Wastewater Collection (Historical)
3
WTRM 214
Laboratory Analysis for Water, Wastewater (Historical)
3
WTRM 215
Leadership and Supervision in the Water Industry (Historical)
3
LIST B: Electives - Select two of the following
Units: 4-7
WTRM 204
Motors and Pumps, Operation and Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 216
Advanced Wastewater Collections (Historical)
3
WTRM 217
Water Use Efficiency Practitioner (Historical)
3
WTRM 218
Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (Historical)
3
WTRM 219
Industrial Wastewater Management and Treatment (Historical)
3
WTRM 220
Pollution Prevention and Storm Water Management (Historical)
3
WTRM 221
Mechanical Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 233
Water Conservation (Historical)
3
WTRM 290
Occupational Work Experience/Water/Wastewater Technology (Active)
1-4
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 60-67
The Water Resources Management degree program is designed to prepare students for employment by municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment departments or industrial treatment facilities. Careers in water/wastewater technology generally involve the administration, operation and maintenance of both drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities as well as distribution and collection systems. Gavilan's Water Resources Management Program provides educational courses that prepare students for careers in Water Resources Management. Courses prepare students for certification examinations administered by the State of California as well as those administered by professional associations within the water and wastewater industry. Current instructors are experienced water and wastewater professionals, expert and up-to-date in best-of-breed industry practices. Classes are built around practical examples of real-world scenarios, demonstrations, and field trips whenever possible to maximize understanding of subject matter. Internships are available, too, through Cooperative Work Experience.Not required as this is an existing certificate.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Follow safe practices while applying chemical, microbiological, and mechanical knowledge and skills to maintain proper water and wastewater plant operations.
  2. Apply math and hydraulics skills in proper water and wastewater plant, collection system, and distribution system operations.
  3. Identify regulations and operate the plant accordingly.
  4. Be able to pass the California licensure examination in the water industry.
Requirements
Units: 18
WTRM 201
Introduction to Water, Wastewater Technology (Historical)
3
WTRM 202
Beginning Water, Wastewater, Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 203
Introduction to Electrical and Instrumentation Processes (Historical)
3
WTRM 205
Water Distribution 1 (Historical)
3
WTRM 206
Beginning Water Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 207
Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operations (Historical)
3
Total: 18

The Water Technology Education program is designed to teach students the key steps, processes, and current technology involved in operating modern water treatment plants. Students who satisfactorily complete the required courses in this degree will qualify to take the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Grade T-1 and T-2 Water Treatment Plant Operator examinations required for certification and employment at water treatment plants.

Not required as this is an existing degree.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Identify in detail characteristics and sources of ground water and surface water supplies and explain the effects on quality of geological formations, stratifications, and watershed management.
  2. Compare and contrast the basic principles of each water treatment process and list them in the order performed.
  3. Perform basic mathematical calculations and conversions relating to water flow, pressure, volume, velocity, chemical dosage, and hydraulic and organic loading.
  4. Identify regulations and operate the plant accordingly.
  5. Be able to pass the California licensure examination in the water industry.
Required Core: (21 Units)
Units: 21
WTRM 201
Introduction to Water, Wastewater Technology (Historical)
3
WTRM 202
Beginning Water, Wastewater, Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 203
Introduction to Electrical and Instrumentation Processes (Historical)
3
WTRM 204
Motors and Pumps, Operation and Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 205
Water Distribution 1 (Historical)
3
WTRM 206
Beginning Water Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 209
Advanced Water Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
Restricted Electives/ LIST A: (3 Units - Select one of the following)
Units: 3
WTRM 207
Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operations (Active)
3
WTRM 210
Advanced Water/Wastewater/Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 211
Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 212
Applied Hydraulics (Historical)
3
WTRM 213
Beginning Wastewater Collection (Historical)
3
WTRM 214
Laboratory Analysis for Water, Wastewater (Historical)
3
WTRM 215
Leadership and Supervision in the Water Industry (Historical)
3
WTRM 232
Advanced Water Distribution (Historical)
3
LIST B: (4 - 8 Units - Select two of the following)
Units: 4-8
WTRM 216
Advanced Wastewater Collections (Historical)
3
WTRM 217
Water Use Efficiency Practitioner (Historical)
3
WTRM 218
Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (Historical)
3
WTRM 221
Mechanical Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 233
Water Conservation (Historical)
3
WTRM 234
Industrial Wastewater and Stormwater Management (Historical)
4
WTRM 235
Pollution Prevention (Historical)
3
WTRM 290
Occupational Work Experience/Water/Wastewater Technology (Active)
1-4
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 63-71

The Water Technology Education program is designed to teach students the key steps, processes, and current technology involved in operating modern water treatment plants. Students who satisfactorily complete the required courses in this certificate will qualify to take the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Grade T-1 and T-2 Water Treatment Plant Operator examinations required for certification and employment at water treatment plants.

Not required as this is an existing certificate.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Identify in detail characteristics and sources of ground water and surface water supplies and explain the effects on quality of geological formations, stratifications, and watershed management.
  2. Compare and contrast the basic principles of each water treatment process and list them in the order performed.
  3. Perform basic mathematical calculations and conversions relating to water flow, pressure, volume, velocity, chemical dosage, and hydraulic and organic loading.
  4. Identify regulations and operate the plant accordingly.
  5. Be able to pass the California licensure examination in the water industry.
Required Core: (21 Units)
Units: 21
WTRM 201
Introduction to Water, Wastewater Technology (Historical)
3
WTRM 202
Beginning Water, Wastewater, Distribution Math (Historical)
3
WTRM 203
Introduction to Electrical and Instrumentation Processes (Historical)
3
WTRM 204
Motors and Pumps, Operation and Maintenance (Historical)
3
WTRM 205
Water Distribution 1 (Historical)
3
WTRM 206
Beginning Water Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
WTRM 209
Advanced Water Treatment Plant Operation (Historical)
3
Total: 21

Courses

WTRM 201Introduction to Water, Wastewater Technology (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. An introduction to the Water and Wastewater Distribution Industry. Topics include industry careers, required certifications, the hydrologic cycle, watersheds, water/wastewater treatment methods, valves and equipment, as well as industry standard math formulas and conversion factors. This course was previously listed as WTRM 101. ADVISORY: Eligible for Mathematics 430. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Spring 2020.
WTRM 201Introduction to Water, Wastewater Technology (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. An introduction to the Water and Wastewater Distribution Industry. Topics include industry careers, required certifications, the hydrologic cycle, watersheds, water/wastewater treatment methods, valves and equipment, as well as industry standard math formulas and conversion factors. This course was previously listed as WTRM 101. ADVISORY: Eligible for Mathematics 430 or equivalent Arithmetic proficiency. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020.
WTRM 202Beginning Water, Wastewater, Distribution Math (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course covers basic math concepts used in the water and wastewater distribution industry. Topics include industry standard formulas, conversion factors, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, area and volume. This course was previously listed as WTRM 102. ADVISORY: Eligible for Mathematics 430 or equivalent Arithmetic proficiency. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020.
WTRM 202Beginning Water, Wastewater, Distribution Math (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. This course covers basic math concepts used in the water and wastewater distribution industry. Topics include industry standard formulas, conversion factors, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, area and volume. This course was previously listed as WTRM 102. ADVISORY: Eligible for Mathematics 430. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Spring 2020.
WTRM 203Introduction to Electrical and Instrumentation Processes (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Introduction to basic electrical theory, applications, common uses and real world examples of control systems and instrumentation used in water distribution, water, and wastewater treatment plants including switches, relays, alarms, motors, instrumentation, valve actuators, computers and communications. This course was previously listed as WTRM 103. ADVISORY: WTRM 201 Introduction to Water-Wastewater Technology; WTRM 202 Beginning Water-Wastewater Mathematics. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 204Motors and Pumps, Operation and Maintenance (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Theory of pumps and motors, identification of problems encountered, causes of problems, corrective solutions and repair procedures. Implementation of maintenance programs including scheduling and record keeping. This course was previously listed as WTRM 104. ADVISORY: WTRM 201 Introduction to Water-Wastewater Technology and WTRM 202 Beginning Water-Wastewater Mathematics. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 205Water Distribution 1 (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This is a comprehensive course that teaches basic principles of operation and maintenance of a water distribution system. It covers the sources of water; principles of design; installation, operation and maintenance of pipes, pumps, valves, meters, and other regulated hydraulic units. Operation and maintenance safety considerations are emphasized. This course is designed to prepare the student to take the State of California Water Distribution Operator exam. This course was previously listed as WTRM 105. ADVISORY: WTRM 201 Introduction to Water-Wastewater Technology and WTRM 202 Beginning Water-Wastewater Mathematics. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 206Beginning Water Treatment Plant Operation (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This is a comprehensive course that teaches basic principles of operation and maintenance of water treatment plant. The course covers sources of water; public health aspects of water supply; physical and bacteriologic standards of water quality; types of water treatment plants, water treatment procedures, operation, storage and distribution. This course is designed to prepare the student to take the State of California Water Treatment Operator exams (T1, T2). This course was previously listed as WTRM 106. ADVISORY: WTRM 201 Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology; WTRM 202 Beginning Water/Wastewater Mathematics. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 207Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operations (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course covers an introduction to the operations and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility. Topics include industry careers, certifications, advanced wastewater treatment methods, valves and equipment, as well as industry standard math formulas and conversion factors. This course is designed to prepare the student to take the State of California Wastewater Treatment Operator exams (WW1, WW2). This course was previously listed as WTRM 107. ADVISORY: Eligible for Math 430 or equivalent Arithmetic proficiency. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2020.
WTRM 207Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operations (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. This course covers an introduction to the operations and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility. Topics include industry careers, certifications, advanced wastewater treatment methods, valves and equipment, as well as industry standard math formulas and conversion factors. This course is designed to prepare the student to take the State of California Operator in Training (OIT) and Wastewater Treatment Operator exams (WW1, WW2). This course was previously listed as WTRM 107. ADVISORY: Eligible for Math 430. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Spring 2020.
WTRM 207Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operations (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. This course covers an introduction to the operations and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility. Topics include industry careers, certifications, advanced wastewater treatment methods, valves and equipment, as well as industry standard math formulas and conversion factors. This course is designed to prepare the student to take the State of California Operator in Training (OIT) and Wastewater Treatment Operator exams (WW1, WW2). This course was previously listed as WTRM 107. ADVISORY: Eligible for Math 430 or equivalent Arithmetic proficiency. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020 to Fall 2020.
WTRM 208Water Distribution 2 (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Designed as the second part of an integrated sequence of two courses covering water distribution systems. Enables students to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the operation and maintenance of waterworks distribution systems, including advanced calculations, management, safety and emergency response issues. Contemporary issues facing the water and wastewater industry are also explored in depth. This course is part of a series required for eligibility to take the State certification examinations; supports certification examinations for CDPH grade levels D3, D4 and D5. This course was previously listed as WTRM 108. ADVISORY: WTRN 205 Water Distribution 1 and WTRM 202 Beginning Water/Wastewater Mathematics. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 209Advanced Water Treatment Plant Operation (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course focuses on advanced water quality control and treatment with emphasis on state regulations, EPA regulations, advanced mathematics and water chemistry. The course will include an in-depth study of treatment plant processes and their relation to current water quality regulations. This course will be helpful to those preparing for the CDPH Grade T3, T4 and T5 examinations. This course was previously listed as WTRM 109. ADVISORY: WTRM 202 Beginning Water-Wastewater Mathematics; WTRM 206 Beginning Water Treatment Plant Operation. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 210Advanced Water/Wastewater/Distribution Math (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course is a continuation of the Beginning Water/Wastewater Mathematics course WTRM 202 and covers advanced math concepts used in the Water/Wastewater/Distribution industry. Topics include industry standard formulas, conversion factors, MCRT, SVI, waste/return, horsepower, well drawdown, capacitance, yield, belt press cake/filtrate, SDI, sludge age, gas production and digestion rates. ADVISORY: Math 205 Elementary Algebra and WTRM 202 Beginning Water/Wastewater Mathematics. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 211Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course is designed to familiarize students with advanced wastewater treatment systems, including secondary and tertiary treatment, solids handling, disinfection, reclamation of wastewater, as well as laboratory study. The course prepares students for the CSWRB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator examinations. This course was previously listed as WTRM 111. ADVISORY: WTRM 201 Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology; WTRM 207 Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operation. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020.
WTRM 211Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. This course is designed to familiarize students with advanced wastewater treatment systems, including secondary and tertiary treatment, solids handling, disinfection, reclamation of wastewater, as well as laboratory study. The course prepares students for the CSWRB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator examinations. This course was previously listed as WTRM 111. ADVISORY: WTRM 201 Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology; WTRM 207 Beginning Wastewater Treatment Operation. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Spring 2020.
WTRM 212Applied Hydraulics (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Study of the hydraulics necessary in the operation of water and maintenance plants and systems. Consideration of the types of pumps used in water/wastewater service, their operational characteristics, required maintenance and the problems common to their use. This course was previously listed as WTRM 112. ADVISORY: WTRM 201 Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology and WTRM 202 Beginning Water/Wastewater Mathematics. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 213Beginning Wastewater Collection (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. This course covers the proper installation, inspection, operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater collection systems. It provides the knowledge and skills required to effectively operate and maintain collection systems. This course also provides knowledge as to why collection systems affect treatment facilities and how they have a significant impact on the operation and maintenance costs and effectiveness of these systems. Prepares students for the CWEA Collection System Maintenance Grade 1 examination. This course was previously listed as WTRM 113. ADVISORY: WTRM 201 Introduction to Water-Wastewater Technology; WTRM 202 Beginning Water-Wastewater Mathematics. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Spring 2020.
WTRM 213Beginning Wastewater Collection (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course covers the proper installation, inspection, operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater collection systems. It provides the knowledge and skills required to effectively operate and maintain collection systems. This course also provides knowledge as to why collection systems affect treatment facilities and how they have a significant impact on the operation and maintenance costs and effectiveness of these systems. Prepares students for the CWEA Collection System Maintenance Grade 1 examination. This course was previously listed as WTRM 113. ADVISORY: WTRM 201 Introduction to Water-Wastewater Technology; WTRM 202 Beginning Water-Wastewater Mathematics. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020.
WTRM 214Laboratory Analysis for Water, Wastewater (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course is designed to support an understanding and application of water quality laboratory basics in a practical setting. It prepares students to perform chemical, physical and bacteriological examination of water and wastewater. This class will help the student prepare for the CWEA Grade 1 Lab Analyst certification exam. This course was previously listed as WTRM 114. ADVISORY: WTRM 202 Beginning Water/Wastewater Mathematics or Eligible for Mathematics 430. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 215Leadership and Supervision in the Water Industry (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Leadership and supervisory aspects of public agencies and investor-owned utilities, including organization, decision-making, coordination, communication and public relations. Personnel supervision, including coaching, training, evaluation, discipline, team building, morale and grievances. Safety programs, as well as encouragement of safe conditions, actions and attitudes is also covered. This course was previously listed as WTRM 115. ADVISORY: WTRM 201 Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020.
WTRM 215Leadership and Supervision in the Water Industry (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. Leadership and supervisory aspects of public agencies and investor-owned utilities, including organization, decision-making, coordination, communication and public relations. Personnel supervision, including coaching, training, evaluation, discipline, team building, morale and grievances. Safety programs, as well as encouragement of safe conditions, actions and attitudes is also covered. This course was previously listed as WTRM 115. ADVISORY: WTRM 201 Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Spring 2020.
WTRM 216Advanced Wastewater Collections (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the components of wastewater collection systems and includes the design, operation, monitoring, maintenance and repair of lift pump stations as well as equipment maintenance, safety systems, administration and organization principles. Prepares students for the CWEA Collection System Maintenance Grades 2, 3, and 4 examinations. This course was previously listed as WTRM 116. ADVISORY: WTRM 201: Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology and WTRM 213: Beginning Wastewater Collections. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Spring 2020.
WTRM 216Advanced Wastewater Collections (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the components of wastewater collection systems and includes the design, operation, monitoring, maintenance and repair of lift pump stations as well as equipment maintenance, safety systems, administration and organization principles. Prepares students for the CWEA Collection System Maintenance Grades 2, 3, and 4 examinations. This course was previously listed as WTRM 116. ADVISORY: WTRM 201: Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology and WTRM 213: Beginning Wastewater Collections. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020.
WTRM 217Water Use Efficiency Practitioner (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course focuses upon the efficient use and conversation of water in the following contexts: overall supply and demand; utility operations and measures; residential uses and measures; commercial, institutional uses and measures; and landscape uses and measures. This course was previously listed as WTRM 117. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 218Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course covers the fundamentals of the health and safety associated with water treatment, distribution and waste water treatment operations. Subjects covered include introduction to safety, confined space, lockout-tagout, respiratory protection, heat stress, fall protection and traffic control. Each section will satisfy existing Cal/OSHA and other water industry related training requirements. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 219Industrial Wastewater Management and Treatment (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Industrial Wastewater Management and Treatment reviews various industries and their associated wastewater. The course introduces the characteristics of wastewater such as pH, total suspended solids, total dissolved solids, etc., and then reviews basic treatment methods that are used to remove the particular characteristic from the water. By the end of the course, students will be able to design a wastewater treatment plant by developing block flow diagrams which utilize basic treatment methods to achieve the desired wastewater quality. This course was previously listed as WTRM 119. ADVISORY: WTRM 201: Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology and WTRM 207: Beginning Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 220Pollution Prevention and Storm Water Management (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Pollution Prevention and Storm Water Management reviews methods and regulations to prevent pollutants from reaching the waters of our rivers, streams and aquifers. It reviews methods of reducing pollutants in industrial wastewater, water reuse and water recycling. Additionally, it reviews the methods and regulations for storing hazardous wastes and materials. Lastly, it reviews the general storm water permits for municipalities, industry and construction. At the end of this course, the student will have a fundamental knowledge of how to reduce pollution in our wastewater through effective water and process management, as well as appropriate hazardous materials and waste storage. This course also covers the implementation of methods required by the State's general permits to prevent pollution from entering storm water runoff. This course was previously listed as WTRM 120. ADVISORY: WTRM 201: Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology and WTRM 207: Beginning Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 221Mechanical Maintenance (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic principles of mechanical equipment design, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, overhaul and replacement. The course emphasizes understanding the value of preventative maintenance techniques such as equipment monitoring, lubrication analysis, machine alignment and scheduled overhaul. ADVISORY: WTRM 201: Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology. This course was previously listed as WTRM 121. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 232Advanced Water Distribution (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This advanced level course prepares students for work in a highly skilled or supervisory position in the operation of a water distribution system. It prepares the student to take the State of California Water Distribution Operator exam at D3, D4, and D5 levels. This course was previously listed as WTRM 132. ADVISORY: WTRM 202 Beginning Water/Wastewater Mathematics, WTRM 205 Water Distribution 1, WTRM 208 Water Distribution 2. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020.
WTRM 232Advanced Water Distribution (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. This advanced level course prepares students for work in a highly skilled or supervisory position in the operation of a water distribution system. It prepares the student to take the State of California Water Distribution Operator exam at D3, D4, and D5 levels. This course was previously listed as WTRM 132. ADVISORY: WTRM 202 Beginning Water/Wastewater Mathematics, WTRM 205 Water Distribution 1, WTRM 208 Water Distribution 2. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Spring 2020.
WTRM 233Water Conservation (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course provides technical and practical information in water use efficiency, the need for and major components of comprehensive water conversation programs and the role of the water conservation coordinator in the public water supply industry. Topics include: customers and their water uses, water sustainability factors, regulatory agencies and careers/opportunities in the field of water management. This class will help the student prepare for the AWWA Grade 1 Water Conservation Practitioner Certification. This course was previously listed as WTRM 133. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 234Industrial Wastewater and Stormwater Management (4.0)Active
4.0 Lecture. This course is designed to provide an overview of water/ wastewater regulations with an emphasis on local, state, and federal regulatory standards. The study of the principles of wastewater and stormwater management including hydrology, water distribution, wastewater collection, stormwater management, and safe drinking water issues will be covered along with an introduction to the one water management concept. This course was previously listed as WTRM 134. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 235Pollution Prevention (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Study of the raw materials and chemicals used in industry and the changes that occur as they move through the industrial process. Topics include: regulations, the materials balance concept of inventory, the importance of waste minimization/pollution prevention, and residential waste generation/reduction/prevention. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2019.
WTRM 236OSHA 10 Construction Industry Safety Course (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. This course covers OSHA standards and requirements as they apply to the construction industry and teaches safety awareness which helps in recognizing and reducing the risk of job site hazards. Emphasis will be on hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. Students who successfully complete this course will receive their 10-hour Construction safety course completion certificate/card. This course is a pass/no pass course. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
WTRM 290Occupational Work Experience/Water/Wastewater Technology (1.0-4.0)Historical
3.3-16.7 Lab. Occupational work experience for students who have a job related to their major. A training plan is developed cooperatively between the employer, college and student. (P/NP grading) 75 hours per semester paid work = 1 unit. 60 hours non-paid (volunteer) work per semester = 1 unit. Student repetition is allowed per Title 5 Section 55253. Minimum 2.00 GPA REQUIRED: Declared vocational major. This course was previously listed as WTRM 190. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2019 to Fall 2020.
WTRM 290Occupational Work Experience/Water/Wastewater Technology (1.0-4.0)Active
3.3-16.7 Lab. Occupational work experience for students who have a job related to their major. A training plan is developed cooperatively between the employer, college and student. (P/NP grading) 75 hours per semester paid work = 1 unit. 60 hours non-paid (volunteer) work per semester = 1 unit. Student repetition is allowed per Title 5 Section 55253. Minimum 2.00 GPA REQUIRED: Declared vocational major. This course was previously listed as WTRM 190. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2020.