Water Programs – Wastewater & Drinking Water

Program Description

Beginning Drinking Water

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
Books will be distributed on the first night of class. No additional fee.

11 Tuesdays        Sept. 10 – Nov. 19                  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CRN 81280         QC Campus Bldg 1 Rm 304    Tuition Fee $450

To register contact Toni Sierer, sierert@bhc.edu, 309-796-5718, or register online. Register by Sept 3, 2019


Wastewater (Sewage) Treatment

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 field.
Topics include:
• Introduction to wastewater
• Collection systems
• Lift stations
• Flow measurement
• Stabilization ponds
• Sampling and laws governing treatment plants
• Chlorination

Instructor: Lisa Perry
Required textbook can be purchased at the Hawk’s Hub (the college bookstore) prior to first class. The textbook is the same book used for the Class 1 and 2 course: Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants Seventh Edition.

11 Thursdays      Sept. 12 – Nov. 21                     6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
CRN 81278        QC Campus Bldg 1 – Rm 303     Tuition Fee $425

Required textbook must be purchased at the Hawk’s Hub (the college bookstore) prior to first class. The textbook is the same book used for the Class 1 and 2 course: Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants Seventh Edition.

To register contact Toni Sierer, sierert@bhc.edu, 309-796-5718, or register online. Register by Sept. 6, 2019.


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 309-796-5718.