Water/Wastewater Operator Training


Note: This program is recognized and endorsed by the NB Department of Environment, NS Department of Environment and the PEI Department of Environment.

This six month online Water/Wastewater Operator Training program meets three primary goals:

  • Provides a solid knowledge base for the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems.
  • Prepares operators to write Provincial Certification Exams (levels 1, 2, and 3 with a minimum one year on the job training and approved application form Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification). Provides a solid foundation for operators to receive training in advanced topics.
  • With online training, students are provided with the opportunity to take these courses while on the job.

Tuition

  • Tuition for the full program is $2100.00 (this includes one of four disciplines).
  • Please refer to our Brochure for more detailed pricing, program structure and overview.

Courses

This program consists of a group of core courses followed by a choice of four discipline courses.

Computer Orientation (SANI1030) - 4 hours
In this course students learn to engage in online learning using online software. Successful completion of this course provides the equivalent of .35 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for Waste/Wastewater Operators.
Mechanical (IPTI1044) - 21 hours
In this course students will be provided with a basic understanding of the mechanical equipment and its uses in water and wastewater operations. Successful completion of this course provides the equivalent of 2.1 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for Waste/Wastewater Operators.
Reporting (BMGE1114) - 14 hours
In this course students will learn the basic reporting procedures and how these relate to water and wastewater operations. Successful completion of this course provides the equivalent of 1.4 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for Waste/Wastewater Operators.
Safety (SECU1091) - 21 hours
In this course students learn the basic safety principles and processes used how these relate to water and wastewater operations. Successful completion of this course provides the equivalent of 2.1 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for Waste/Wastewater Operators.
Sciences (SCIE1030) - 21 hours
In this course students learn the basic science principles and processes used in water and wastewater operations. Successful completion of this course provides the equivalent of 2.1 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for Waste/Wastewater Operators.
Wastewater Quality (ENVI1059) - 7 hours
In this course students will learn about the wastewater quality process. Successful completion of this course provides the equivalent of .7 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for Waste/Wastewater Operators.

Prerequisites: Sciences (SCIE1019), Safety (SECU1091), Mechanical (IPTI1044), Reporting (BMGE1114)
Water Quality (ENVI1061) - 7 hours
Students learn about the quality control process and influencing. Successful completion of this course provides the equivalent of .7 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for Waste/Wastewater Operators.

Prerequisites: Sciences (SCIE1019), Safety (SECU1091), Mechanical (IPTI1044), Reporting (BMGE1114)
Wastewater Collection Processes (ENVI1058) - 28 hours
Students learn about the wastewater collection process. Successful completion of this course provides the equivalent of 2.8 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for Waste/Wastewater Operator.

Prerequisites: Sciences (SCIE1019), Safety (SECU1091), Mechanical (IPTI1044), Reporting (BMGE1114), Wastewater Quality Control (ENVI1059)
Wastewater Treatment Processes (SANI1028) - 35 hours
Students learn about the wastewater treatment process. Successful completion of this course provides the equivalent of 3.5 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for Waste/Wastewater Operators.

Prerequisites: Sciences (SCIE1019), Safety (SECU1091), Mechanical (IPTI1044), Reporting (BMGE1114), Wastewater Quality Control (ENVI1059)
Water Distribution Processes (SANI1029) - 28 hours
Students learn the basic Water Distribution procedures and how these relate to water and wastewater operations. Successful completion of this course provides the equivalent of 2.8 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for Waste/Wastewater Operators.

Prerequisites: Sciences (SCIE1019), Safety (SECU1091), Mechanical (IPTI1044), Reporting (BMGE1114), Water Quality Control (ENVI1061)
Water Treatment Processes (ENVI1060) - 35 hours
Students learn the basic Water Treatment procedures and how these relate to water and wastewater operations. Successful completion of this course provides the equivalent of 3.5 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for Waste/Wastewater Operators.

Prerequisites: Sciences (SCIE1019), Safety (SECU1091), Mechanical (IPTI1044), Reporting (BMGE1114), Water Quality Control (ENVI1061)

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