Programs

Gavilan College

New!

Four New AA Degrees in WTRM:
Wastewater Collection Technology Education
Wastewater Technology Education
Water Distribution Technology Education
Water Technology Education

Four New Certificates of Achievement in WTRM:
Wastewater Collection Technology Education
Wastewater Technology Education
Water Distribution Technology Education
Water Technology Education

 Water Resources Management PDF at gavilan.edu

Gavilan Course descriptions

Graduates of the Water Resources Management Associate of Arts Degree and certificate program will be qualified to seek entry level employment in the public water supply or wastewater treatment industries and incumbent workers will be qualified for more responsible positions within those industries.

The Water Resources Management degree program is designed to prepare students for employment by municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment departments or industrial treatment facilities. Careers in water/wastewater technology generally involve the administration, operation and maintenance of both drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities as well as distribution and collection systems.

Gavilan’s Water Resources Management Program provides educational courses that prepare students for careers in Water Resources Management. Courses prepare students for certification examinations administered by the State of California as well as those administered by professional associations within the water and wastewater industry.

Current instructors are experienced water and wastewater professionals, expert and up-to-date in best-of-breed industry practices. Classes are built around practical examples of real-world scenarios, demonstrations, and field trips whenever possible to maximize understanding of subject matter. Internships are available, too, through Cooperative Work Experience.

Program Requirements for the Water Resources Management Associate of Arts Degree

Core Courses

WTRM 101 Introduction to Waste / Wastewater Technology 3 units
WTRM 102 Beginning Water / Wastewater Mathematics 3 units
WTRM 103 Intro to Electrical and Instrumentation Processes 3 units
WTRM 105 Water Distribution I 3 units
WTRM 106 Beginning Water Treatment Plant Operation 3 units
WTRM 107 Beginning Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation 3 units

Elective Courses (3 units) – choose 1 course from:

WTRM 108 Water Distribution 2 3 units
WTRM 109 Advanced Water Treatment Plant Operation 3 units
WTRM 110 Advanced Water / Wastewater Mathematics 3 units
WTRM 111 Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation 3 units
WTRM 112 Applied Hydraulics 3 units
WTRM 113 Beginning Wastewater Collections 3 units
WTRM 114 Laboratory Analysis Water / Wastewater 3 units
WTRM 115 Supervision 3 units

Elective Courses – choose 2 courses from:

WTRM 104 Motors / Pumps / Operation & Maintenance 3 units
WTRM 116 Advanced Wastewater Collections 3 units
WTRM 117 Water Use Efficiency Practitioner 3 units
WTRM 118 Introduction to Occupational 3 units
WTRM 119 Industrial Wastewater Treatment 3 units
WTRM 120 Pollution Prevention & Stormwater Management 3 units
WTRM 121 Mechanical Maintenance 3 units
WTRM 190 Occupational Work Experience 3 units

Total units for the certificate or degree: 25-28 units
Plus completion of general education requirements: 39-42 units
Total units required for AAIAS degree: 60 units

Programs available at Santa Rosa Junior College include Wastewater Treatment Operations Certificate and Water Utility Operations Certificate:

Wastewater Treatment Operations Certificate

Water Utility Operations Certificate