|| WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES
Florida Program Number: P150527
Total Hours: 285 Hours
The purpose of this program is to provide the most effective training that will deliver top quality employees in the wastewater collection and treatment facilities. This training also prepares students for employment or advanced training in the wastewater treatment industry in accordance with Chapter 62-550, 555, 560, 600, 601, 602, 620, 640 and 699 Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), as approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
The content covered includes, but is not limited to, source water or influent characteristics; treatment facility unit processes and operational techniques; water quality and identification; identifying treatment goals and measuring their achievement; disinfection; process control techniques; sampling, testing, and laboratory analysis; supervision; operation maintenance and inspection of facility equipment; application of current DEP regulation and standards; facility administration and management techniques; and troubleshooting operational control problems. The emphasis is on skills that are needed for effective treatment process control and troubleshooting. This program is offered in a combination of traditional classroom and online learning.
- The student must be 18 years of age or older
- Must have a high school diploma or a GED
- Have a valid driver’s license.
- One year of wastewater experience or six (6) months in a trade
Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator certificates are available in levels D, C, B, and A from the Department of Environmental protection. The student must complete the required course work, meet the work experience requirements and pass the appropriate certification examination.
JOB TRAINING INCLUDES: Occupational Completion Point (OCP)
OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.
Local employers have verified that the range of wages that can be reasonably expected by students who enter this field upon completion of the program is:
From $24,000.00 annually to $31,000.00 annually
(Based on year-round, full-time employment)
EVS0333: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Level “C” 155 Hours
- Identify professions related to the water technology field
- Identify scientific concepts common in water and wastewater treatment
- Identify safety hazards associated with water technologies.
- Identify federal, state, and local regulations for the handling, storage, and use of toxic and hazardous materials.
- Solve basic math problems common to water technologies.
- Define pumping and basic hydraulic principals
- Define principles of disinfection
- Define sampling techniques
- Define federal, state, and local regulations that apply to water technologies.
- Demonstrate employability skills,
- Identify the basic characteristics and principles of wastewater treatment
- Identify sampling techniques and interpret the results
- Describe the sources of wastewater and the types of collection systems
- Describe the process and the operational principles for the preliminary, primary, secondary and tertiary treatment (the treatment train); effluent disposal; and solids management
- Perform treatment-process control and troubleshooting for the treatment train, effluent disposal, and solids management ·Perform equipment inspection, and identify basic maintenance for the treatment train, effluent disposal, and solids management.
- Identify and correct facility operational problems
- Identify federal, state, and local regulations governing wastewater technologies
- Describe federal, state, and local regulations for the handling, storage, and use of toxic and hazardous materials
EVS0343: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Level “B” 130 Hours
- Identify the constituents of influent and its effect on the treatment process
- Identify the constituents of wastewater, ad select the appropriate treatment Demonstrate advanced sampling techniques and interpret the results
- Describe process optimization for preliminary, primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment (the treatment train); effluent disposal; and solids management
- Describe advanced treatment process control for the treatment train, effluent disposal and solids management
- Describe advanced equipment inspection and preventive maintenance for the treatment train, effluent disposal, and solids management
- Describe and correct facility operational problems
- Apply federal, state, and local regulations governing wastewater technologies
- Apply federal, state, and local laws for the handling, storage, and use of toxic and hazardous materials
- Describe energy conservation, and demonstrate ways to conserve energy in the wastewater treatment facility
- Demonstrate supervisory skills
EVS0333 Water Treatment Plant Operator Level C
EVS0343: Water Treatment Plant Operator Level B
EVS0350: Water Treatment Plant Operator Level A (120 Hours)
- Discuss facility-management skills
- Demonstrate methods of organization and control
- Develop a plan for cost management
- Prepare budgets and personnel assignments
- Develop standard operating procedures for the training and orientation of new employees
- Demonstrate personnel selection and discipline
- Demonstrate contingency planning
- Develop a plan for energy conservation
- Demonstrate record-keeping and use of computer application in planning
- Demonstrate process optimization for water or wastewater treatment facilities
- Interpret permits and blueprints
- Develop a laboratory plan and process control
- Employ public-relations skills in community interactions.