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The Continuing Education Department is approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to offer the courses listed below. The content and curriculum of these courses are mandated and approved by the TCEQ.

Basic Water Works Operations (TCEQ #0092)

Total Contact Hours: 20

Tuition: $220.00

The Basic Water Works Operations course focuses on the relationship between safe drinking water and the important role played by water operators in maintaining both adequate and safe drinking water supplies. During the course, participants receive an overview of the water cycle coupled with the unique responsibilities of water system personnel. In addition to these topics, students are provided information specific to the importance of regulation and licensing within the water utility industry as a means of protecting the public's health, safety, and welfare. Upon completion of the class trainees will be able to identify and explain the water cycle, understand and perform the operations of basic water production, and exhibit safety in all aspects of water production and handling

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Basic Wastewater Operations (TCEQ #0059)

Total Contact Hours: 20

Tuition: $220.00

The Basic Wastewater Operations course provides participants with an introduction to wastewater collection and treatment along with a brief review of the water cycle. The course covers sources and pretreatment of domestic waste as well as characteristics of wastewater. Experienced trainers guide the class through best practices and related standards utilizing classroom discussion and cover all associated laws specific to wastewater. Upon completion of this course trainees will be able to understand the laws associated with wastewater treatment, identify the functions of a simple wastewater treatment plant, explain the importance of safety in the wastewater treatment process, and understand the importance of and identify the steps in the pretreatment process of domestic waste.  

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Chlorinator Maintenance (TCEQ #0124)

Total Contact Hours: 20

Tuition: $225.00

The Chlorinator Maintenance course provides participants with widely used safety practices for all types of chlorine as well as the proper operation and maintenance of chlorinators. During the course, participants learn both common terminology and basic properties of chlorine, as well as its purpose, use safety, principles, and troubleshooting for multiple systems. Upon completion of the course trainees will be able to follow common chlorine testing procedures, identify and list characteristics of chlorine, and identify the parts of a chlorinator system and perform cleaning, troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance.

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Customer Service Inspections (TCEQ #0173)

Total Contact Hours: 10

Tuition: $130.00

This course is designed for employees who will begin performing Customer Service Inspections as they apply to TCEQ standards.  A customer service inspection is an examination of the private water distribution facility for the purpose of providing or denying water service. The inspection is limited to the identification and prevention of cross-connections, potential contaminant hazards, and illegal lead materials. Customer service inspections are completed before providing continuous water service to new construction, on any existing service where there is reason to believe that cross-connections or other potential contaminant hazards exist, or after any material improvement, correction, or addition to private water distribution facilities. Upon completion of this course trainees will be able to understand the federal, state, and local laws and rules for inspection, perform methods of backflow prevention, cross-connection control, and lead testing, and perform appropriate record keeping for this task.

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Ground Water Production (TCEQ #0223)
Total Contact Hours: 20

Tuition: $230.00

The Groundwater Production course introduces participants to the origins and sources of groundwater, its physical and chemical characteristics as well as treatment protocols. In addition to these topics, students will discuss considerations for well location, construction issues, and factors related to spring-fed systems versus aquifers. Upon completion of this course trainees will be able to identify characteristics, sources, and origins of groundwater, apply location considerations when constructing a water well site, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain a water well system, and explain and perform the operations of treating, storing, and distributing groundwater.

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Math for Operators (TCEQ #0067)
Total Contact Hours: 10

Tuition: $TBD

This course provides participants with simple and consistent math principles specific to water industry calculations. During training, students review basic concepts necessary to ensure their success with assigned operational exercises. Upon completion of this course trainees will be able to calculate dosage in pounds, calculate pressure, volume, normality, and capacity, and learn and use the equation to calculate the velocity of water flow.

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Pump and Motor Maintenance (TCEQ #0396)
Total Contact Hours: 20

Tuition: $TBD

This course provides students with hands-on training opportunities designed to help each trainee learn more about planning, scheduling and budgeting maintenance for pump and motor equipment. Additionally, the instructor will provide lessons on the installation pumps, pump and motor types, lubricants, and related pump and motor safety practices.  Upon completion of the course employees will be able to plan for and schedule routine maintenance work, identify various types of lubrications and conduct proper lubrication methods, and identify, repair, and maintain the parts of a pump such as the bearings, motors, seals, gaskets, and power transmissions.

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Surface Water Production I (TCEQ #0942)
Total Contact Hours: 24

Tuition: $TBD

This course utilizes industry professionals to provide information specific to water treatment for public consumption approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Training provided covers water taste and odor considerations, iron and manganese removal, and special water treatment processes. Participants also receive information necessary to become familiar with filtration principles, to include filter types, media, operation, and maintenance.  Upon completion of this course trainees will be able to understand the important of pretreatment for consumer water, understand and perform filter operations and maintenance, and identify techniques for disinfection.

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Surface Water Production II (TCEQ #0954)
Total Contact Hours: 20

Tuition: $260.00

The Surface Water II course provides participants with in-depth problem-solving opportunities specific to the five steps of production; mixing, flocculation, coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, and disinfection. Through highly qualified and licensed instructors, participants will expand their understanding of the chemistry involved in the disinfection of water and special treatment processes for taste and odor, water stabilization, and the associated issues related to the Surface Water Treatment Rule.  Upon completion of this course trainees will be able to apply specialty methods of filtration, perform special treatment processes, and identify and perform special methods of disinfection.

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Wastewater Collection (TCEQ #0080)
Total Contact Hours: 20

Tuition: $260.00

The Wastewater Collection course covers practical aspects of operating and maintaining a wastewater collection system. During the training, participants are provided information about wastewater operator licensing and collection system designs. Participants will learn safety procedures for inspection, proper testing of collection systems, inspection of manholes, and underground repair. Upon completion of the course trainees will be able to design a water collection system, properly operate and maintain a water collection system, identify and perform safety procedures in inspection, collection, and testing of water, and perform mathematical equations as they relate to the water collection process.

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Wastewater Treatment (TCEQ #0437)
Total Contact Hours: 20

Tuition: $230.00

The Wastewater Treatment course covers practical aspects of operating and maintaining wastewater treatment plants, emphasizing the use of safe practices and procedures. In addition to the information provided about state requirements, participants will learn about the composition and characteristics of wastewater, secondary treatment processes, disinfection of wastewater, and laboratory controls. Upon completion of the course trainees will be able to identify various plant operations, explain maintenance of plant operations, analyze control options for solids handling and disposal, and explain wastewater reclamation methods.

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Water Distribution (TCEQ #0605)
Total Contact Hours: 20

Tuition: $230.00

The Water Distribution course provides students with training approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) from industry professionals ranging from water distribution system hydraulics, mains, and valves to hydrants, pumps, motors, and maintenance issues associated with overall water systems. Participants also receive a refresher surrounding water distribution systems, sources, and specific characteristics of water.  Upon completion of this course trainees will be able to identify sources and characteristics of water, understand and properly maintain valves and hydrants, and construct and maintain a water distribution system including hydraulics, pumps, motors, and mains.

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Water Utility Calculations (TCEQ #0108)
Total Contact Hours: 20

Tuition: $TBD

The Water Utilities Calculations course provides participants with fundamentals surrounding the determination of flow level formulas, area and volume calculations, as well as water and wastewater treatment plant calculations. During the course, students are led through the basic steps required to determine these calculations and apply each to an overall system protocol linked to best practices reporting. Upon completion of this course trainees will be able to perform basic functions in fundamental arithmetic, properly calculate flow, and perform calculations as they relate to water treatment plants.

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Water Utilities Safety (TCEQ #0426)
Total Contact Hours: 20

Tuition: $220.00

The Water Utilities Safety course provides students with important information specific to confined spaces, proper personal protective equipment, and biological and chemical safety issues. Additionally, participants are guided through proper procedures associated with excavating and trenching, electrical safety, work site protection, safe vehicle operation, first aid safety tips, and best practices associated with a successful safety program.  Upon completion of this course, trainees will be able to identify and properly use Personal Protective Equipment, safely operate excavating, trenching, backhoe, and loader equipment, and conduct chemical handling in a safe manner and understand the “Right to Know” law.

Required Materials: TCEQ approved manuals are included in the cost of the course and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Entrance Requirements: Students must complete, sign, and submit the Student Understanding of Responsibility, Ineligibility for License Acknowledgement, and a CE Registration Form prior to enrollment.

Certification Information: Upon completion of these courses, students may elect to apply for the corresponding licensing examination through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) at an additional cost. Wharton County Junior College Richmond Campus Testing Center is an approved testing facility for TCEQ.

*Need Training for your employees? As an employer, we welcome your employees into our open-enrollment courses, however we are able to offer specialty-priced classes at your convenience and at your preferred facility or even onsite. Contact us to request a quote and schedule your training. 

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