Water Treatment Plant Operation
Specialist Certificate

The Office of Water Programs now offers a Water Treatment Plant Operation Specialist Certificate program. Classes are offered as correspondence courses using the training manuals published by the Office of Water Programs. The correspondence courses enable students to work at their own pace and to schedule studies around their other commitments. The certificate program comprises the following courses:

Students will earn six units of academic credit for completing each course, and, upon completion of all three courses, will be awarded a Water Treatment Plant Operation Specialist Certificate from California State University, Sacramento. The academic credits earned for completing each course may be transferable to other academic institutions for students working toward a degree.

Students can take the courses individually or as part of the certificate program. Each course serves as excellent preparation for taking state certification exams and will also satisfy "specialized training" and continuing education "contact hours" requirements for water treatment and distribution licensing. Students will earn six academic credits (90 contact hours) for each course completed.

The cost for each course is $912. The cost includes university enrollment, exam materials and grading, administration of the final exam (taken via computer over the internet), and awarding of academic credits. Books are additional ($49.00). Registration will be handled by the California State University, Sacramento, College of Continuing Education Office (916-278-6984). Book purchase and exam administration will be handled by the Office of Water Programs (916-278-6142). Call the Office of Water Programs for further information about this exciting program.

This Certificate Program is separate from the operator training programs for continuing education units (CEUs) only.

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