West Valley College offers two free Spring 2018 courses at Silicon Valley Adult Education for students to pursue a rewarding career in water treatment. Attend the orientation on Water Career Pathways and learn how you can start in the Water Distribution Operator (D1) or Water Treatment Operator (T1) course. An orientation will be held for both classes on February 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Silicon Valley Adult Education, 760 Hillsdale Ave, Room 16, San Jose, CA. Free online registration is available at www.metroed.net/svae. The courses are designed to prepare students to take the State of California Water Distribution Operator exam. Students will also have access to training materials.
Water Distribution Operators
Water Distribution Operators perform a variety of skilled work associated with general oversight, construction, maintenance and emergency repair of a water distribution system which includes pipeline, metered water services, reservoirs, tanks, pump stations and pressure regulating facilties.
This 54-hour course teaches the basic principles of operation and maintenance of a water distribution system. The course covers the sources of water: installation, operation and maintenance of pipes, pumps, valves, meters, and other regulated hydraulic units.
Water Treatment Operators operate, inspect, and maintain complex processes and equipment in water treatment systems. They are responsible for treating drinking water to meet state and federal standards before it is delivered to consumers.
This 54-hour course covers the fundamental principles involved in water treatment plant operation. The course covers the source of water: reservoir management, intake structures, drinking water regulations, fluoridation, instrumentation, and lab procedures. There will be an emphasis of operation and maintenance safety.
The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.