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 Management, Urban Planning, Utility Management, or Water and Wastewater Plant Management


The course objective is for anyone who needs Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required training for the Class B Surface Water License, Class A Water License, and the Class A Wastewater License. This course focuses on providing participants with the ability to utilize techniques that will allow for the proper management of a water/wastewater system.This course provides students with information surrounding proper management of water and wastewater systems. During the course, participants will be led through planning, organization, and recordkeeping practices determined critical in all areas of utility management. 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:

  • Discuss the importance of planning for growth in water utilities
  • Describe the budget and finance process for a water utility
  • Discuss security concerns for water utilities
  • Identify proper reporting requirements for water utilities
  • Discuss the functions of management as it relates to water utility operations
  • Recognize rules and regulations as they apply to the water utilities industry
  • Explain the functions of governing bodies as they relate to water utilities
  • Describe the role of engineers in water utilities
  • Recognize the importance of safety in the water utilities industry
  • Describe public relations strategies for a water and wastewater utility

General Course Topics:

  • Functions of management
  • Rules and regulations
  • Interacting with governing bodies
  • Planning for growth
  • Budget and finance
  • Utilizing engineers
  • Safety
  • Security/emergency response plan
  • Reporting
  • Public relations
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

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

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials