Operator Training Courses

The Office of Water Programs (OWP) is a nonprofit, self-supporting unit of University Enterprises, Inc., an auxiliary of California State University, Sacramento. We provide cost-effective distance learning training programs for individuals interested in the operation and maintenance of drinking water and wastewater facilities in the US, Canada, and other countries. Our training programs are developed and updated in collaboration with industry professionals with extensive knowledge of how to successfully operate and maintain all types of facilities. The university, fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, administers and monitors these training programs under the direction of Dr. Ramzi J. Mahmood.


Correspondence Courses and Manuals
When purchasing an enrollment, you must use the current edition of the manual, video, or other required course materials. Courses that have been successfully completed may only be repeated when a new edition becomes available. All courses have time limits based on the number of continuing education units (CEUs) offered. Manuals, videos, and other training materials may be purchased without enrolling in a course.
Drinking Water Courses
Wastewater Courses
Management Courses

Online Courses
Our online courses offer flexible, easy access to modular water and wastewater training materials that enable operators to satisfy continuing education requirements. All courses have time limits based on the number of continuing education units (CEUs) offered.
Drinking Water Online Courses
Wastewater Online Courses
Stormwater Online Courses

Specialist Certificate Programs
Two specialist certificate programs offer operators an opportunity to earn transferrable academic credit and a certificate from Sac State's College of Continuing Education after completing a series of three courses.
Water Treatment Specialist Certificate Program
Wastewater Treatment Specialist Certificate Program

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