Water Technology Associate of Science Degree
The Water Supply Technology Program is designed to serve students who are employed or interested in employment in water/wastewater occupations. The program provides technical classes in water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment. The courses prepare students to upgrade their skills and/or prepare them for certification examinations from the California State Water Resource Control Board, the American Water Works Association, and the California Water Environment Association. The certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry level jobs in water treatment, water distribution, and wastewater reclamation industries. The associate of science degree graduates often work in city, county, or state agencies in positions such as plant operator, engineering technician, surface water manager, environmental laboratory coordinator, and industrial pre-treatment coordinator.
To graduate with a specialization in Water Technology, students must complete the following required courses in addition to the general breadth requirements for Associate of Science degree (total = 60 units).
|WST 034||Introduction to Water Resource Management||3|
|WST 037||Environmental Laws and Regulations||3|
|WST 075||Water/Wastewater Chemistry and Analysis||4|
|Five courses from the following:|
|WST 031||Water Use Efficiency Practitioner I||3|
|WST 036||Water Utility Management||3|
|WST 038||Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Water Resources||3|
|WST 045||Backflow Prevention Devices||3|
|WST 048||Cross-Connection Control||3|
|WST 061||Water Distribution I||3|
|WST 062||Water Distribution II||3|
|WST 071||Water Treatment I||3|
|WST 072||Water Treatment II||3|
|WST 081||Wastewater Collection I||3|
|WST 082||Wastewater Collection II||3|
|WST 086||Electrical Instrumentation for Water and Wastewater Operations||3|
|WST 091||Wastewater Treatment I||3|
|WST 092||Wastewater Treatment II||3|
|CIT 101||Introduction to Computer Literacy||3|
|WST 098||Water Supply Technology Work Experience||1-4|
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Have knowledge of fundamental aspects of water resource management, conservation, distribution, treatment, collection, recycle, and disposal operations.
- Perform tasks in connection with the operation, control, and maintenance of water and sanitation systems.
- Utilize analytical skills as decision-making tools in the evaluation of unit water processes as well as overall utility performance.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and apply these tools in a regulatory context (i.e. public health protection).
- Have knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations in water resource management.