Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
WAT100Water/Wastewater Operator Math2This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, and Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment certification exams and by the Iowa Water Environment Association Certification Program for their Wastewater Collection certification exams. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are: 1. Evaluate Characteristics of Source Water 2. Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes 3. System Information/Components 4. Laboratory Analyses 5. Operate, Maintain, and Evaluate Equipment and Lift Stations 6. Perform Security, Safety, and Administrative Procedures Loading...
WAT101Water and Wastewater Science3This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, and Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment certification exams and by the Iowa Water Environment Association Certification Program for their Wastewater Collection certification exams. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are: 1. Evaluate Characteristics of Source Water 2. Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes 3. System Information/Components 4. Laboratory Analyses 5. Operate, Maintain, and Evaluate Equipment and Lift Stations 6. Perform Security, Safety, and Administrative ProceduresLoading...
WAT102Water and Wastewater Maint4This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, and Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment certification exams and by the Iowa Water Environment Association Certification Program for their Wastewater Collection certification exams. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are: 1. Operate Equipment 2. Maintain Equipment and Lift/Pumping Stations 3. Evaluate Operation of Equipment 4. Install EquipmentLoading...
WAT210Wastewater Treatment: Indus4Students will learn about industrial wastewaters and the need for industrial plant operators. They will be informed on sources of industrial wastewaters and their impacts on the environment. They will also be given instruction on sampling, monitoring of treatment processes, receiving waters, working safely and maintenance of industrial wastewater treatment plants.Loading...
WAT211Industrial Pretreatment2This course is designed to train operators to safely and efficiently inspect industrial pretreatment facilities. It will focus on actual operating procedures and teaches operators to analyze and solve operational problems.Loading...
WAT304Water Treatment I4This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Class I Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment Grade I certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Evaluate Characteristics of Source Water; Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes; and Comply with Drinking Water Regulations Core Competencies.Loading...
WAT306Wastewater Collection Systems4In this course students will learn the duties for the operation and maintenance of wastewater collection systems. Course information will include inspection, cleaning, testing, repair and safety procedures of collection systems. Students will also be taught about lift stations, equipment maintenance, sewer renewal, administrative duties and systems organization.Loading...
WAT307Wastewater Treatment I4This course has been developed using the ABC Wastewater Treatment Class I Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Wastewater Treatment Grade I certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Evaluate Physical Characteristics of Wastestream and Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes Core Competencies.Loading...
WAT308Wastewater Analysis3During this course students will perform wastewater laboratory procedures and chemistry. They will study vocabulary, equipment, techniques, hazards, hygiene and accident prevention. They will also learn correct sampling and testing techniques.Loading...
WAT309Water Dist Sys I4This course has been developed using the ABC Water Distribution Class I Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Distribution Grade I certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are System Information/Components and Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Disinfection Core Competencies.Loading...
WAT310WW Collection Sys I4This course has been developed using the ABC Wastewater Collection Class I Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa Water Environment Association Certification Program for their Wastewater Collection Class I certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Collection System.Loading...
WAT311Wastewater Treatment II4This course has been developed using the ABC Wastewater Treatment Class II Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Wastewater Treatment Grade II certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Evaluate Physical Characteristics of Wastestream and Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes Core Competencies. Prerequisite: WAT 307.Loading...
WAT312Water Treatment II4This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Class II Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment Grade II certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Evaluate Characteristics of Source Water; Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes; and Comply with Drinking Water Regulations Core Competencies. Prerequisite: WAT 304.Loading...
WAT313Water Distribution Systems II4This course has been developed using the ABC Water Distribution Class II Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Distribution Grade II certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are System Information/Components and Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Disinfection Core Competencies. Prerequisite: WAT 309.Loading...
WAT314Wastewater Collection Sys II4This course has been developed using the ABC Wastewater Collection Class II Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa Water Environment Association Certification Program for their Wastewater Collection Class II certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Collection System. Prerequisite: WAT 310.Loading...
WAT330Water and Wastewater Analysis4ABC Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment certification exams. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course is Laboratory Analysis Core Competency. Prerequisite: WAT 304 or Pre-requisite: WAT 307.Loading...
WAT351Wastewater Treatment III4This course has been developed using the ABC Wastewater Treatment Class III Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Wastewater Treatment Grade III certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Evaluate Physical Characteristics of Wastestream and Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes Core Competencies. Prerequisite: WAT 311.Loading...
WAT352Water Treatment III4This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Class III Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment Grade III certification exam. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are Evaluate Characteristics of Source Water; Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes; and Comply with Drinking Water Regulations Core Competencies. Prerequisite: WAT 312.Loading...
WAT401Water and Wastewater Mgmt2This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, and Wastewater Collection Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program for their Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment certification exams and by the Iowa Water Environment Association Certification Program for their Wastewater Collection certification exams. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course is Perform Security, Safety, and Administrative Procedures. Prerequisite: WAT 311 or Pre/Corequisite: WAT 312.Loading...
WAT410Adv Water Resource Recove3This course has been developed using the ABC Wastewater Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are advanced water resource recovery processes and facilities in the Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes Core Competency. Additional topics such as odor control, residual solids management, reclamation, reuse, struvite control, digester gas scrubbing, energy management, and new technologies are also included. Prerequisite: WAT 351.Loading...
WAT411Advanced Waste Treatment3This course is designed to train operators to safely and effectively operate advanced wastewater treatment processes and facilities with a special emphasis on Activated Sludge, Solids Processing, and new technologies. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.Loading...
WAT412Advanced Water Treatment3This course has been developed using the ABC Water Treatment Need-to-Know Criteria. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria describe the core competencies covered on the ABC standardized exams used by the Iowa DNR Operator Certification Program. The ABC Need-to-Know Criteria covered by this course are advanced water treatment processes and facilities in the Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust Treatment Processes Core Competency. Additional topics such as emerging contaminants, energy management, and new technologies are also included. Prerequisite: WAT 352.Loading...
WAT932Internship3Students will gain practical experience through on-the-job training at an instructor-approved water or wastewater facility. Prerequisite: Instructor permissionLoading...