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:
|WATR 150||Introduction to Water Systems||3|
|WATR 151||Water Resources and Distribution I||3|
|WATR 153||Water Resources and Distribution II||3|
|WATR 156||Water Treatment I||3|
|WATR 157||Water Treatment II||3|
|Select one (1) of the following courses:|
|Public Works Construction Inspection||3|
|California Occupational Safety and Health||3|
|Supervision in Public Works||3|
|Water Use Efficiency I||3|
|Water Use Efficiency II||3|
A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Water Technology A.S. Degree will:
- 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.
- Describe and explain regulatory issues that relate to the public drinking water supply.
- Diagram and explain the fundamentals of the water distribution system including SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), maintenance, pumps, hydraulics, and valves.
- 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.