Water Programs – Wastewater & Drinking Water

Program Description

Wastewater Classes

The Wastewater course through Black Hawk College was a great experience and helped me a lot to understand not only the material, but gave me the extra boost to pass my Class 4 exam.“ – Joey R.

Beginning Wastewater Treatment Class 3 and 4

This course will help prepare you for the Class 3 and Class 4 wastewater operators’ state exam and IL EPA certification. Applicants must meet specific experience, education, and examination requirements in order to qualify for certification. You will earn three months of on-the-job credit by completing this class and gain confidence in your abilities as you take this first step in moving up in this vital water field.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to wastewater
  • Collection systems
  • Lift stations
  • Flow measurement
  • Stabilization ponds
  • Sampling and laws governing treatment plants
  • Chlorination

Instructor: Lisa Perry
Location:
Zoom
Dates: 11 Tuesdays:  September 10 to November 19, 2024
Class ID:
1530
Tuition:
$565
Textbook and shipping: $115


Advanced Wastewater Class 1 and 2

This course covers a majority of the significant procedures and concepts related to the operation and maintenance of Illinois Class B and Class A public water supply operations and will prepare students for the Class B and Class A water operators’ IL EPA exam and certification. Students must meet specific experience, education, and examination requirements to qualify for that certification.

Topics include:

  • Activated Sludge
  • Chemical Addition
  • Digesters
  • Primary Treatment
  • Pumps and Pumping
  • Tertiary Treatment

Instructor: Lisa Perry
Location:
Zoom
Dates:
13 Tuesdays:  September 10 to December 3, 2024, 6-9 p.m.
Class ID:
1531
Tuition:
$595
Textbook and shipping: $115


Registration for Wastewater Classes

Call 309-796-5718 or visit the Black Hawk College Business Training Center in Building 1 at the Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline. These classes don’t have online registration.


Drinking Water Classes

Beginning Drinking Water Class C and D

If you are beginning a career in the water field, this class will prepare you for certification testing as a Class C and D Public Water Supply Operator.  This class will also serve as continuing education credits for Class A and B certificate holders.

Topics include:

  • Well and distribution system operation and maintenance
  • Basic water flow hydraulics
  • Chemical dosage mathematics
  • Environmental Protection Agency laws
  • Chlorination and fluoridation

Following class, students are responsible for scheduling their own exam for the Drinking Water Operator Certificate through the Illinois EPA.

Instructor: Jason Upton
Location:
Zoom
Dates: 11 Mondays:  September 9 to December 12, 2024 (No class October 14 or November 11), 6-9 p.m.
Class ID:
1532
Tuition:
$575 (includes textbook and shipping)


Advanced Drinking Water Operations Class A and B

This course covers a majority of the significant procedures and concepts related to the operation and maintenance of Illinois Class B and Class A public water supply operations, and will prepare students for the Class B and Class A water operators’ IL EPA exam and certification. Students must meet specific experience, education, and examination requirements in order to qualify for that certification.

Topics include:

  • Disinfection
  • Fluoridation
  • Distribution
  • Clarification
  • Lime-Soda Softening
  • Ion Exchange Softening
  • Filtration
  • Iron & Manganese Control

Instructors: Bob Bohannon
Location:
Zoom
Dates: 13 Tuesdays:  September 10 to December 3, 2024
Class ID: 1533
Tuition:
$590 (includes textbook and shipping)


Registration for Drinking Water Classes

Available Classes & Registration

Refund Policy for Water Program Classes

Full refund will be granted when a student withdraws at least four business days prior to class start date by calling 309-796-5715.

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