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ET 270 - Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations I

Unit(s): 3.0

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This is the initial course in a series of wastewater treatment courses designed to train students in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining wastewater treatment plants, emphasizing the use of safe practices and procedures. It is intended for students working or who seek employment in the wastewater treatment field. Topics include the role and responsibilities of a treatment plant operator, an explanation of why wastes must be treated, and detailed descriptions of the equipment and processes used in a wastewater treatment plant. Students learn to operate and maintain racks, screens, comminutors, sedimentation tanks, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, package-activated sludge plants, oxidation ditches, ponds, and chlorination facilities. Students also learn how to analyze and solve operational problems and perform mathematical calculations related to wastewater treatment process control.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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