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 Basic Water Treatment Math, Water Technology Calculations, Math For Water and Wastewater Operators, or Math For Water Operators


The course objective is for public works personnel and new employees of water or wastewater systems. This course will focus on providing participants with the ability to make calculations as needed to properly operate water and wastewater systems.This course provides participants with fundamentals surrounding the determination of flow level formulas, area and volume calculations, as well as water and wastewater treatment plant calculations. During the course, students are led through the basic steps required to determine these calculations and apply each to an overall system protocol linked to best practices reporting. 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:

  • Calculate area, volume, and capacity of water and wastewater structures
  • Calculate amount of materials used in water and wastewater treatment
  • Calculate mathematical problems specific to flow and water pressure
  • Calculate mathematical problems specific to pipe flow and replacement
  • Calculate mathematical problems specific to water systems
  • Calculate mathematical problems related to pumps and motors
  • Calculate mathematical problems specific to wastewater systems
  • Calculate mathematical problems typically performed in water or wastewater laboratory operations

General Course Topics:

  • Area, volume, and capacity
  • Dosage and pounds
  • Flow and water pressure
  • Pipe flow and replacement
  • Pumps and motors
  • Wastewater systems
  • Water systems
  • Water and wastewater laboratory
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

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Supplemental Materials