Concepts & Practices Of Advanced Drinking Water Treatment

WTRD-024 Concepts & Practices Of Advanced Drinking Water Treatment

Hours: 33
Fee: $829.00; No Fee for Matriculated Massachusetts Community College Students

Instruction: Online/Distance

Program Description

Massachusetts Water Works Association LogoThe Workforce Development Center at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) is partnering with the Massachusetts Water Works Association (MWWA) and the Springfield Water & Sewer Commission to offer this unique consortium-based online certificate training. 

There is no tuition charge for students currently enrolled at a Massachusetts Community College. Community College students must purchase the textbooks and will be reimbursed if they successfully complete the course. See enrollment and book ordering information below.

Using the Blackboard Learning Management System, this 11-week training will include topics that will help prepare students to take the Massachusetts Drinking Water Operator Grades 3 & 4 Advanced Water Treatment license exams.  This course is approved by the MA Board of Certification of Drinking Water Operators.

Material covered in this course includes: source water protection and management, hydraulics, water chemistry, regulations, water sampling & analysis, advanced math concepts, overview of various treatment processes, equipment operation & maintenance, safety and administrative duties.

This is a self-paced course for those needing a flexible study schedule. Students follow a schedule of viewing instructional videos, textbook reading, group discussion topics, and homework assignments. There is an online midterm exam and final exam.

To pass this course students must achieve a minimum of 70 points which is achieved through: participation in the weekly “Discussion” topics, completion of assigned homework, mid-term exam and final exam.

Program Details

Students registering for this course must have successfully passed the “Basic Water Treatment” course or currently hold a Grade 2 Water Treatment license.

Fee: $829.00; No Fee for Matriculated Massachusetts Community College Students
Books: $180 plus $20 shipping.

Massachusetts Community College students must purchase the books and will be reimbursed if they successfully complete the course.

Please note: If you work for a municipal water department and need to pay by purchase order please call the Workforce Development Center at 413-755-4225.

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Sections D11 & D12

Matriculated community college students, please select course number: WTRD-024-D11 and register using your college email address

Non-Matriculated community college students, please select course number WTRD-024-D12

Dates: September 7, 2021 – November 20, 2021

Registration Deadline: August 20, 2021

Water Treatment Plant Operation, Volume I, 7th Edition
Sacramento State University.
$90

Water Treatment Plant Operation”, Volume II, 7th Edition,
Sacramento State University
$90

Please note  Volume II is a new edition and was not used in the previous “Basic Treatment” course.

Please note that students must have the 7th Edition of both textbooks noted above. Students needing either Volume I or II must purchase the books from the Mass. Water Works Association. Click HERE to order the book. Books can be picked up at the MWWA office (693 Mass. Ave., Acton, MA 01720), or shipped to the student for an additional fee of $20. Books will be shipped to the registration address provided unless otherwise requested. Please allow 2 weeks for book delivery.

Refund Policy

Withdraw prior to the start of class* - 100% Refund
No Refunds will be given once class begins

In the absence of a written third party contractual agreement stating otherwise, all refunds will be issued to the student. Credit card payments will be refunded directly to the credit card if processed within thirty days of the payment.

Course Cancellation Policy

The STCC Workforce Training office reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Student Handbook Policies

As a participant in this program/course I understand that I am bound by all the rules, regulations, and policies of STCC as outlined in the Springfield Technical Community College Student Handbook.

Daniel Laprade has a BS in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and has been working in the drinking water field for over 35 years.  He has been an instructor in the field for the last 20 years and is a Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer and holds both Grade 2 Water Treatment and Distribution licenses in Massachusetts.

For More Information, Please Contact:

The STCC Workforce Development Center
Building 27, Second Floor

Enrollment Process

  1. Click: Online Registration
  2. Click: ‘Search and Register for Workforce Development Classes’
  3. Type in ‘Water’ and hit 'Submit"
  4. Select the appropriate course
    1. Matriculated students, please select course number: WTRD-024-D11
    2. Non-Matriculated community college students, please select course number WTRD-024-D12 and register using your college email address,
  5. Complete the payment and check out process
    1. Matriculated Community College Students: Although your course is free, you will need to select "Visa Payment" during check out process (it will never ask for card information).
    2. Non Matriculated Students:  Enter your personal and credit card information. Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you.

Please note: If you work for a municipal water department and need to pay by purchase order please call the Workforce Development Center at 413-755-4225.