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WTRM111:  ADV WASTEWATER TRT PLT OP


Course Description

This course is designed to familiarize students with advanced wastewater treatment systems, including secondary and tertiary treatment, solids handling, disinfection, reclamation of wastewater, as well as laboratory study. The course prepares students for the CSWRB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator examinations. ADVISORY: WTRM 101 Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology; WTRM 107 Beginning Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation.


Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate wastewater operations in an increasingly complex manner
  • Demonstrate competent and efficient plant operations through real-life decision-making examples.
  • Examine and describe wastewater processes as well as the fundamental concepts of wastewater theory.
  • Examine and describe wastewater processes as well as the fundamental concepts of wastewater theory.
  • Interpret and analyze performance calculations for wastewater processes and apply these techniques to real-life situations.
  • Identify the appropriate process control measures in making sound operational decision.
  • Apply control techniques to specific and practical wastewater situations.
  • Examine wastewater theory in practice through the case studies and analysis of current articles in the media.
  • Value the importance and the function of wastewater treatment plant operations in the protection of public health and the environment through applied theory to practice via case studies.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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