Water Programs - Wastewater & Drinking Water - Black Hawk College

Water Programs – Wastewater & Drinking Water

Program Description

Beginning Drinking Water (Class C and D)

Beginning Wastewater Treatment

Instructor:  Lisa Perry

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

This class will be delivered virtually via computer.  Contact Julie Gelaude to confirm format for class attendance.  309-796-5715 or gelaudej@bhc.edu.

Required textbook can be purchased at the Hawk’s Hub (the college bookstore) prior to first class. Textbook: Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants Seventh Edition.

Tuition Fee $425

CRN #80953

Online

Thursdays, September 24 to December 10 – 6 pm to 9 pm


Advanced Drinking Water Operations Class A and B

Instructors: Jason Upton and Brianna Huber

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

This class will be delivered virtually via computer. 

Tuition Fee $465

CRN #81951

Tuesdays, September 22 to December 15 – 6 pm to 9 pm

Contact Julie Gelaude for more information on remote

attendance 309-796-5715 or gelaudej@bhc.edu


 

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.