Water Programs - Wastewater & Drinking Water - Black Hawk College

Water Programs – Wastewater & Drinking Water

Program Description

Beginning Wastewater Treatment Class 3 and 4

Instructor:  Lisa Perry

This class will be delivered virtually via zoom. 11 weeks.

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

 

Tuition Fee $565 includes textbook and shipping.

Classes will be offered in Fall.

Contact Toni Sierer at 309-796-5718


Beginning Drinking Water Class C and D

Instructor: Jason Upton

This class will be delivered virtually via zoom. 11 weeks.

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.

Tuition: $565 includes textbook and shipping.

Classes will be offered in Fall.

Contact Toni Sierer at 309-796-5718


Advanced Drinking Water Operations Class A and B

Instructors: Jason Upton, Jared Barber and Bob Bohannon

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

Tuition Fee $585 includes textbook and shipping.

Classes will be offered in Fall.

Contact Toni Sierer at 309-796-5718


 

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.