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Water and Wastewater Management

Median Pay as a Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Positions by 2024
Semesters until Graduation

Water and Wastewater Management

Block 3

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

The goal of the program is to prepare students to become Water and Wastewaster Operators while also providing numerous hybrid and online continuing educational opportunities for current operators. 


  • Calculate water/wastewater flow rates, storage, detention times, volumes, hydraulics, chemical dosages, and electrical applications.
  • Examine and compare federal and state laws and regulation that are applicable to the water/wastewater industry.
  • Assess and apply health, safety, emergency planning, and security practices and procedures to evaluate specific working environments within the water/wastewater treatment fields.
  • Demonstrate skill in water/wastewater sampling and analysis techniques.
  • Analyze and evaluate a variety of water/wastewater treatment processes as well as applicable operation, maintenance, and laboratory procedures.
  • Explain a variety of distribution and collection system designs, operations and maintenance.
  • Apply the scientific principles behind water resources management to the design of water/wastewater treatment strategies.

 

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Hocking College

2017 - 2018 Associate of Technical Study in Natural Resources Major in Water and Wastewater Management

Total Credit Hours:
65.50

Estimated Course Fees:
$2,742.00

Class Hours: 48.50
Lab Hours: 41.00

Total Credit Hours:
62.5

Estimated Course Fees:
$2,442.00

Class Hours: 47.0
Lab Hours: 37.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  GS 1000 Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  ENGL 1510 English Composition 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  WWM 1430 Drinking Water Treatment 3.00 0.00 3.00 $60.00
  WWM 1250 Math & Chemistry Applications for Operators 2.00 0.00 2.00 $40.00
  GENV 2210 Hydroscience 2.00 2.00 3.00 $100.00
  CM 1101 OSHA 30-hour Safety Class 2.00 0.00 2.00 $25.00
  WLM 2204 Wetland Ecology 0.00 4.00 2.00 $165.00
    Totals 14.00 6.00 17.00 $520.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  MATH 1103 Applied Math 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
  WWM 1440 Wastewater Treatment 3.00 0.00 3.00 $60.00
  WWM 1120 Water/Wastewater Sampling and Analysis 0.00 4.00 2.00 $170.00
  WWM 1110 Water/Wastewater Health, Safety & Security 2.00 0.00 2.00 $40.00
  GEOL 1130 Environmental Geology 1.50 3.00 3.00 $100.00
  GENV 2225 OSHA 40-hr HazWoper Health & Safety 0.00 2.00 0.50 $400.00
    Totals 8.50 11.00 13.50 $952.00

  COURSE NO. SUMMER SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NRM 2296 Natural Resources Practicum & Seminar 1.00 7.00 2.00 $100.00
    Totals 1.00 7.00 2.00 $100.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  COMM 1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  WWM 2210 Water Distribution 3.00 0.00 3.00 $60.00
  WWM 1270 Water/Wastewater Laws & Regulations 2.00 0.00 2.00 $40.00
  WWM 2230 Water Resource Management & Protection 2.00 0.00 2.00 $50.00
  BIOS 1160 Watershed Assessment 0.00 4.00 2.00 $200.00
  GEO 1104 GPS/GIS 1.50 4.00 3.00 $300.00
  BIOS 1101 Environmental Science 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
    Totals 14.50 8.00 18.00 $730.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  WLM 2203 Environmental Ethics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $50.00
  WWM 2240 Water/Wastewater Utilities Management Capstone 2.00 4.00 4.00 $180.00
  WWM 2120 Wastewater Collection 3.00 0.00 3.00 $60.00
  WWM 2510 Industrial Waste Treatment 2.00 0.00 2.00 $50.00
  CHEM 1130 Environmental Chemistry 1.50 3.00 3.00 $100.00
    Totals 10.50 9.00 15.00 $440.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Class Hours: 12.00 Lab Hours: 8.00 Cost: $567.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Class Hours: 10.00 Lab Hours: 8.00 Cost: $380.00

SUMMER SEMESTER
Class Hours: 1.00 Lab Hours: 7.00 Cost: $100.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Class Hours: 12.00 Lab Hours: 8.00 Cost: $595.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Class Hours: 12.00 Lab Hours: 6.00 Cost: $800.00

Additional Resources

Opportunities in Water and Wastewater Management

Block 4

 

American Water Works Association (AWWA) Scholarship Information

For additional AWWA scholarships, please visit www.awwa.org.

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