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Water and Wastewater Treatment

Our courses are designed to meet the needs of new and prospective Water and Wastewater Operators, as well as current operators working within municipal, provincial or First Nation and the private sector.

For individual course details see full list of course offerings below.

To register for these courses please contact us at 1-888-745-0719

Water Wastewater Operator Training

  • FUNDAMENTALS OF WASTEWATER COLLECTION

    Course ID: WWOT130

    Name: FUNDAMENTALS OF WASTEWATER COLLECTION

    Hours: 30 hrs

    Credits: 3.0 CEUs

    In this course, you will gain a comprehensive overview of wastewater discharge regulations, various types of wastewater collection systems, and the major components and ancillary equipment involved. As hydraulics plays a major role in efficient wastewater collections, you will also be introduced to the basic hydraulic principles as they apply to wastewater collection. In addition to classroom learning activities, work in a simulated lab environment will give you problem-solving experience in the areas of operation and maintenance of pump/lift stations, wastewater conveyance systems and ancillary equipment.

    Simulator Platform - SimuWorks

    Tuition $500

  • FUNDAMENTALS OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT

    Course ID: WWOT135

    Name: FUNDAMENTALS OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT

    Hours: 40 hrs

    Credits: 4.0 CEUs

    In this course, you will learn state-of-the-art wastewater treatment methods that utilize chemical, physical and biological principles. You will be introduced to the regulatory requirements, design concepts and associated operational techniques of wastewater treatment. In addition to classroom learning activities, work in a simulated lab environment will give you problem-solving experience in the areas of operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment systems and ancillary equipment.

    Simulator Platform - SimuWorks

    Tuition $500

  • FUNDAMENTALS OF WATER DISTRIBUTION

    Course ID: WWOT120

    Name: FUNDAMENTALS OF WATER DISTRIBUTION

    Hours: 30 hrs

    Credits: 3.0 CEUs

    Safe potable water distribution is an integral component of basic sanitation and modern living.  This course covers the components of a typical water distribution system, regulatory requirements, monitoring, associated hydraulics, and common operation and maintenance concerns. In addition to classroom learning activities, work in a simulated lab environment will give you problem-solving experience in the areas of operation and maintenance of pump stations, water storage reservoirs and ancillary equipment.

    Simulator Platform - SimuWorks

    Tuition $500

  • FUNDAMENTALS OF WATER TREATMENT

    Course ID: WWOT125

    Name: FUNDAMENTALS OF WATER TREATMENT

    Hours: 35 hrs

    Credits: 3.5 CEUs

    Production of safe drinking water is paramount for a healthy community.  In this course, you will learn how the water is obtained from various raw water sources and then treated to meet the drinking water standards. You will learn basic water treatment processes, their design and operation.  Monitoring and troubleshooting the performance of individual process unit will be learned through interactive activities. In addition to classroom learning activities, work in a simulated lab environment will give you problem-solving experience in the areas of operation and maintenance of treatment processes and ancillary equipment.

    Simulator Platform - SimuWorks

    Tuition $500

  • MAPS, BLUEPRINTS & DRAWINGS

    Course ID: WWOT115

    Name: MAPS, BLUEPRINTS & DRAWINGS

    Hours: 10 hrs

    Credits: 1.0 CEUs

    In this course you will be introduced to various mapping methods such as topographic, detail and aerial, and to how to interpret their data.  You will be introduced to blueprint reading and identification of various structures and equipment from blueprints by utilizing hands-on classroom activities. As well, you will learn to recognize the most common symbols used in related engineering drawings including process flow diagrams (PFD) and process and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID).

    Tuition $150

  • MATH & CHEMISTRY FOR WATER & WASTEWATER OPERATORS

    Course ID: WWOT110

    Name: MATH & CHEMISTRY FOR WATER & WASTEWATER OPERATORS

    Hours: 25 hrs

    Credits: 2.5 CEUs

    Water and Wastewater Operators require a solid grasp of basic math skills. In this course you will learn essential mathematics as well as the basic principles of chemistry relating to the commonly used chemicals in water and wastewater operations. Learning activities will include hands-on experience in using basic laboratory equipment to conduct routine analysis from sample to report that is part of the day-to-day duties of an operator.

    Tuition $150

  • POTABLE & WASTEWATER SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

    Course ID: WWWO101

    Name: POTABLE & WASTEWATER SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

    Hours: 27

    Credits: 1.5 CEUS

    This course is designed to introduce students to the operations and management of potable and wastewater treatment systems. Course topics are broken down into 5 modules; 1) Know Your Water Systems; 2) Water Treatment; 3) Wastewater Treatment; 4) Pipes, Pumps and Valves: Treatment Support Systems and the Underground System; 5) Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems.

  • WATER QUALITY FOR OPERATORS

    Course ID: WWOT105

    Name: WATER QUALITY FOR OPERATORS

    Hours: 15 hrs

    Credits: 1.5 CEUs

    Understanding the hydrologic cycle and water related regulations are critical in identifying the appropriate responses for the day to day decision-making of a water and wastewater operator. In this course you will learn about the basic hydrologic cycle as it related to water supply and wastewater management, the concept of watershed, and key aspects of relevant regulations. Further, you will have opportunities for practice in environmental sampling, quality assurance and quality control to get representative water quality measurements from different water sources using computer-based simulations.

    Success in this course will require basic computer literacy, including comfort with Word and Excel as well as the ability to work in Moodle and with the computer simulations. Time and resources will be provided at the beginning of the course to orient you to the programs and platforms and to help you brush up on the necessary skills.

    Tuition - $200

  • W/WW APPLIED PROJECT

    Course ID: WWOT140

    Name: W/WW APPLIED PROJECT

    Hours: 15 hrs

    Credits: CEUs 1.5

    In this course you will draw on and connect your knowledge of water and wastewater operations to solve problems using computer simulation and scenarios. You will complete written and verbal reports on your proposed solution to a scenario chosen from the areas of water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment. The course structure will guide you through the topic selection, research, data analysis, and report preparation.

    Simulator - SimuWorks

    Tuition $300

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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