The Wastewater Treatment correspondence course provides participants with a review of the water cycle together with a general description of the responsibilities of wastewater system personnel. During the course, participants receive information specific to the regulation of wastewater dischargers and state rules and regulations for licensing of wastewater system operators. In addition to those areas mentioned, formulas discussed are reviewed and applied to specific problems related to wastewater treatment, solids treatment and effluent disinfection procedures.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Student Must Provide
- A proctor during all examinations
- Ability to acquire information on plant laboratory data, equipment and treatment units
- Access to process control information from an activated sludge facility, a trickling filter facility, RBC facility, and a pond facility
- Ability to perform a chlorine residual analysis
- Access to plant record information, a Material Safety Data Sheet, and a microscope
Items Needed for Course Testing/Assessment
- Course must be completed within six months of start date
- All course examinations must be proctored. When selecting a proctor, ensure they are not a spouse, family member, partner, fiance, or anyone residing in the same household. Additionally, a proctor cannot be currently enrolled in any distance learning course offered by the TEEX Water & Wastewater Program. In most cases, an immediate supervisor is selected to serve as a proctor. Other approved proctor options include, a licensed supervisor at work, a company training manager, a college proctor, or certified clergy. If an examination is not proctored, participants will not be eligible for TCEQ license credit hours.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
Prior Training Courses or Knowledge
- It is recommended, but not required, participants complete the Basic Wastewater Operations (WWW101) course and be employed by a Water System to ensure all class field exercises and assignments can be completed.
TopicsIntroduction to Wastewater Treatment+State Requirements+Composition and Characteristics of Wastewater+Industrial Waste Monitoring+Preliminary and Primary Treatment+Secondary Treatment: Biological Treatment+Suspended Growth Systems: Ponds+The Activated Sludge Process+Fixed Film Systems: Trickling Filters and Rotating+Biological Contactors+Advanced Treatment Processes+Sludge Digestion, Dewatering, and Disposal+Chlorination and Disinfection of Wastewater+Application of Laboratory Control Determinations+Records and Safety Practices+Calculations
Suggested AudienceThis course is designed for public works personnel and new employees of a wastewater treatment system.
Continuing Education and Professional Credits2 CEUs
TCEQ licensed wastewater operators