Water Technology Education, Certificate of Achievement (C)
The Water Science Certificate Program is designed to serve those people employed or interested in employment in the water and/or wastewater fields and those who desire to upgrade their skills and/or receive certification from the State of California, the American Water Works Association, or the California Water Environment Association.
For further information, students should contact the Counseling Center at 965-0581, ext. 2285, or the Career Technical Education Office, ext. 2721.
To receive the Certificate of Achievement in any of the program options, students must complete the required core courses for that option, one additional course from the Water Science elective list and one course from the elective support course list.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
Complete all Department Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. Candidates for a Certificate of Achievement are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC.
|Introduction to Computer Applications
|Water Distribution Systems
|or WTRS 110
|Basic Water Treatment
|Pumps And Motors; Operation And Maintenance
|Water Science Chemistry And Bacteriology
|Water And Wastewater Hydraulics
|Water and Wastewater Calculations
|or MATH 095
|Complete two courses from the following:
|Introduction To Geographic Information Systems And Maps
|Water Distribution Systems 1
|Water Systems Instrumentation And Controls
|Groundwater Production And Protection
|Basic Water Treatment 1
|Water Quality Protection And Cross Connection Control
|Advanced Wastewater Treatment
|Water And Wastewater Management/Supervision
- Become familiar with state and federal regulations for water and wastewater treatment
- Apply mathematical problem solving techniques to water/wastewater problems.
- Use scientific methods to discover, analyze and resolve water/wastewater issues.
- Become knowledgeable about processes and equipment used in water treatment, water distribution, waste water treatment and waste water collection.
- Learn the principles of managing a water/wastewater utility.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.