A.S. in Water Technology

This program is designed to prepare students who wish to seek employment in the public water supply industry or qualify for a more responsible position within the industry. These courses will be helpful to students who wish to prepare for the T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 Water Treatment Operator and D1, D2, D3, D4, and D5 Water Distribution Operator certification examinations given by the California Public Health Department. Coursework also provides contact hours for Operator certification maintenance requirements.

This degree requires meeting the Citrus College General Education and proficiency requirements combined with successful completion (grades of “C” and above) of the following major requirements:

Required courses:
WATR 150Introduction to Water Systems3
WATR 151Water Resources and Distribution I3
WATR 153Water Resources and Distribution II3
WATR 156Water Treatment I3
WATR 157Water Treatment II3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Environmental Science3
Public Works Construction Inspection3
Public Administration3
California Occupational Safety and Health3
Supervision in Public Works3
Water Use Efficiency I3
Water Use Efficiency II3
Total Units18

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Water Technology A.S. Degree will:

  1. 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.
  2. Describe and explain regulatory issues that relate to the public drinking water supply.
  3. Diagram and explain the fundamentals of the water distribution system including SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), maintenance, pumps, hydraulics, and valves.
  4. 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.