2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    Aug 08, 2022  
2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Water and Wastewater Technology Career Studies Certificate

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Career Studies Certificate

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare students to become water or wastewater plant operators in municipal and industrial treatment facilities and laboratories.

Program Objectives: Coursework in this program academically prepares students to enter the workforce and sit for the state certification exam required for a water or wastewater operator’s license. There are minimum educational and experience requirements depending on the various licensure levels. All levels require a high school or GED diploma, training, and on-the-job experience.

Operators must pass an examination certifying that they are capable of overseeing water/wastewater plant operations. There are different levels of certification, depending on the operator’s experience and training. Both water and wastewater operators are licensed by experience and education by the Virginia Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators through the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR).

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not demonstrate proficiency on the placement test in the following mathematical units will be required to complete developmental courses: MTE 1  and MTE 2 .

First Year

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 17

* This course has a requisite. Requisites for all courses are listed in the course description section at the back of the catalog.

Note: Additional courses may be offered for DPOR Water and Wastewater Licensure.

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