Course Summary
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2.5 days (20 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Water Distribution Systems, Water Valves, or Water and Wastewater Maintenance


The course objective is to show the proper care and maintenance of the valves and hydrants of a water system. Additional topics covered in this course include valve selection and classification, wastewater valves, and backflow prevention devices. This course utilizes the TEEX Mobil Valve and Hydrant trailer to provide students with hands-on training opportunities designed to help each plan, schedule, and budget for valve and hydrant maintenance. During the course, students are provided opportunities to explore various types of valves, hydrants, and specialized tools required to help maintain or repair system equipment. The successful completion of this course qualifies the student to receive 20 hours of TCEQ water operators licensing credit, and 20 hours of wastewater operators licensing credit.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Differentiate valves based on given characteristics
  • Discuss wastewater valves
  • Discuss the uses of backflow prevention devices
  • Describe fire hydrants
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for valve and hydrant maintenance.
  • Properly identify water main isolation valves
  • Discuss the proper application of automatic control valves

General Course Topics:

  • Valve classification
  • Water main isolation valve selection
  • Wastewater valves
  • Automatic control valves
  • Backflow prevention devices
  • Fire hydrants
  • Participant activities
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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Supplemental Materials