Offered in partnership with Massachusetts Water Works Association
Approved for 30 TCHs
About Our Program
This 35-hour, State-approved course offered in partnership with the Massachusetts Water Works Association, is designed to provide the student with the advanced concepts of drinking water treatment operations. Operator will be equipped with ability to control process, not just basic understanding (e.g. being able to answer the “why” or “why not” questions). Emphasis will be on filtration and reporting.
Advanced topics include: potable water sources and use, treatment technologies, laboratory, and administration will be covered.
Through a combination of lecture and group discussion, each distribution system task and/or maintenance technique will be reviewed and then discussed in depth.
Who should take this course?
Did you know?
As of January 2012, in order to sit for the State drinking water exams, the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Operators of Drinking Water Supply Facilities established new training requirements.
Certificate of Completion
Massasoit Community College and the Massachusetts Water Works Association will co-sign a State-approved Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of this course. To pass this course, you must attend 8 out of the 10 sessions, plus gain a minimum of 70 points, which is achieved through a combination of homework, mid-term, and final exam grades.
Book Information: This course will utilize the California State University at Sacramento—Office of Water Programs Series entitled Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volumes I and II (if you already own these texts you do not need to purchase them). In addition, it is suggested that students consider purchasing the American Water Works Association (AWWA’s) Field Guide to SDWA Regulations (this can be purchased from AWWA).
For additional information about the Concepts and Practices of Drinking Water Distribution certificate program please call us at 508-588-9100 x1509
Is your employer paying for this course? If so please call 508-588-9100 x1322
Massachusetts Water Works Association is an organization dedicated to the advancement of the drinking water profession. For more information about careers in drinking water visit www.masswaterworks.org.
Withdrawal, Refund & Cancellation Information
You must complete and submit in person a withdrawal form, which is available at any of our locations.
Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded
0-50% depending on the length of the course.
Certain courses may be cancelled due to low registration. Enrolled students will be notified as soon as cancellation decisions are made. A full refund will be provided to students who have enrolled in a class that has been cancelled by Massasoit Community College.