Prerequisite: ET 275
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 advanced course in operating and maintaining a water treatment plant emphasizes safe and efficient work practices. Potable water reuse technologies are addressed. The objectives for this course are to prepare the student for the Grades III and IV Water Treatment Operator Certification exams administered by the California State Water Resources Control Board; thus, students learn more advanced calculations. In addition, material is presented on topics including but not limited to advanced water treatment processes, iron and manganese control, fluoridation, softening, trihalomethanes, demineralization, drinking water regulations (e.g., regulations established by the Safe Drinking Water Act, including amendments), handling and disposal of process wastes, and laboratory procedures. Finally, this course enhances students' understanding and imparts the skills needed to address California's future sustainable resource needs.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921