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Select the type of water operator training you need:

Water Treatment Basics

$299.99
Skip over the entry level water operator license and apply directly for the second level license in California! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course qualifies as specialized training in California for water treatment operators.  This means that on completion of this course, you’ll meet the minimum qualifications needed to take the California Grade 2 Water Treatment license […]

Distribution System Basics

$299.99
Skip over the entry level distribution system operator license and apply directly for the second level license in California! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course qualifies as specialized training in California for distribution system operators.  This means that on completion of this course, you’ll meet the minimum qualifications needed to take the Grade 2 Distribution System license exam in California! Upgrade your […]

Water Transmission and Distribution I

$399.99
Upgrade your Distribution License while working toward your University Certificate! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course is approved as Specialized Training in the state of California for distribution system operators.  This means it can be used to meet your Specialized Training requirements for upgrading your certification to Grades 2-5. Double Duty! This course is also part of our Water Transmission […]

Water Transmission and Distribution II

$399.99
Upgrade your Distribution License while working toward your University Certificate! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course is approved as Specialized Training in the state of California for distribution system operators.  This means it can be used to meet your Specialized Training requirements for upgrading your certification to Grades 2-5. Double Duty! This course is also part of our Water Transmission Technology Certificate […]

Introduction to Water Treatment

$349.99
Upgrade your Water Treatment and Distribution Licenses while working toward your University Certificate! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course is approved as Specialized Training in the state of California for water treatment and distribution system operators.  This means it can be used to meet your Specialized Training requirements for upgrading your certifications to Grades 2-5. Double Duty! This course is […]

Advanced Water Treatment

$349.99
Upgrade your Water Treatment and Distribution Licenses while working toward your University Certificate! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course is approved as Specialized Training in the state of California for water treatment and distribution system operators.  This means it can be used to meet your Specialized Training requirements for upgrading your certifications to Grades 2-5. Double Duty! This course is […]

Water Treatment Math

$299.99
Upgrade your water treatment and distribution licenses! This 36 hour (3.6 CEUs) course is approved as Specialized Training in the state of California for water treatment and distribution system operators.  This course can also be used as a Supplemental Course to meet your Specialized Training requirements for upgrading your certifications to Grades 2-5. Double Duty! This course is also […]

GRADE 1 COURSES

Water Treatment Exam Review – Grade 1

$99.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your entry level water treatment operator exam with confidence and get you started on your way to a successful and satisfying career in water treatment. There are 34 individual lesson modules included in this course: Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with […]

Wastewater Treatment Exam Review – Grade 1

$99.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your entry level wastewater treatment operator exam with confidence and get you started on your way to a successful and satisfying career in wastewater treatment. There are 22 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with […]

Distribution System Exam Review – Grade 1

$99.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your entry level distribution system operator exam with confidence. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume, Weight-Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, […]

Collection System Exam Review – Grade 1

$99.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your entry level Collections System Operator exam with confidence. There are 11 individual lesson modules included in this course. Collection System Design and Layout, Collection Equipment Maintenance, Collection System Maintenance and Repair, Lift Stations, Collection System Testing and Inspections, Collection System Rehabilitation, Collection System Safety, Unit Conversions, Area […]

GRADE 2 COURSES

Water Treatment Exam Review – Grade 2

$149.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your second level water treatment operator exam with confidence. There are 27 individual lesson modules included in this course: Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume, Weight Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, Pumps, The Metric System, Problem Solving, Math and Treatment Review, Flow Problems, Chemical Dose Problems, Source […]

Wastewater Treatment Exam Review – Grade 2

$149.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your second level water treatment operator exam with confidence. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume , Weight Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, Pumps, The Metric System, Problem Solving, Math and Treatment Review, Wastewater Flow […]

Distribution System Exam Review – Grade 2

$149.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your second level distribution system operator exam with confidence. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume, Weight-Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, […]

Collection System Exam Review – Grade 2

$149.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your 2nd level collections system operator exam with confidence. There are 13 individual lesson modules included in this course. Collection System Design and Layout, Collection Equipment Maintenance, Collection System Maintenance and Repair, Lift Stations, Collection System Testing and Inspections, Collection System Rehabilitation, Collection System Safety, Unit Conversions, Area Calculations, Volume […]

GRADE 3 COURSES

Water Treatment Exam Review – Grade 3

$199.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your journeyman level water treatment operator exam with confidence and get you started on your way to a successful and satisfying career in water treatment. There are 28 individual lesson modules included in this course: Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding […]

Wastewater Treatment Exam Review – Grade 3

$199.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your 3rd level water treatment operator exam with confidence and get you started on your way to a successful and satisfying career in water treatment. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with […]

Distribution System Exam Review – Grade 3

$199.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your 3rd Distribution operator exam with confidence. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume, Weight-Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, Pumps, The Metric […]

Collection System Exam Review – Grade 3

$199.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your 3rd level collections system operator exam with confidence. There are 15 individual lesson modules included in this course. Collection System Design and Layout, Collection Equipment Maintenance, Collection System Maintenance and Repair, Lift Stations, Collection System Testing and Inspections, Collection System Rehabilitation, Collection System Safety, Unit Conversions, Area […]

GRADE 4 COURSES

Water Treatment Exam Review – Grade 4

$249.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your top level water treatment operator exam with confidence and get you started on your way to a successful and satisfying career in water treatment. There are 28 individual lesson modules included in this course: Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding […]

Wastewater Treatment Exam Review – Grade 4

$249.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your 4th level wastewater treatment operator exam with confidence.  There are 36 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume , Weight Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, Pumps, The Metric System, Problem Solving, Math and Treatment Review, Wastewater Flow Problems, Preliminary […]

Distribution System Exam Review – Grade 4

$249.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your 4th Distribution operator exam with confidence. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume, Weight-Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, Pumps, The Metric […]

Collection System Exam Review – Grade 4

$249.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your collection system operator exam with confidence. There are 16 individual lesson modules included in this course. Collection System Design and Layout, Collection Equipment Maintenance, Collection System Maintenance and Repair, Lift Stations, Collection System Testing and Inspections, Collection System Rehabilitation, Collection System Safety, Unit Conversions, Area Calculations, Volume Calculations, Velocity […]

GRADE 5 COURSES

Distribution System Exam Review – Grade 5

$249.99
Pass your test the first time! No stress.  No worry. This course will prepare you to pass your Grade 5 Distribution operator exam with confidence. There are 32 individual lesson modules included in this course. Basic Water Math, Unit Conversions, Working with Formulas, Understanding Percentages, Calculating Area, Calculating Volume, Weight-Volume Relationships, Force-Pressure-Head, Velocity and Flow Rate, Pumps, The Metric […]

Distribution System Review (4 hours)

$49.95
This course compiles 3 individual lessons into one course to make 4 hours. This course includes the following lessons: Disinfection, Water Quality,  Safety  

Distribution System Review (8 hours)

$89.95
This course compiles 8 individual lessons into one course to make 8 hours. This course includes the following lessons: System Design and Layout, Distribution Piping, Water Storage, Fire Hydrants and Valves, Water Meters, Pumps and Motors, Cross-Connection Control, Corrosion Control

Distribution System Review (12 hours)

$129.95
This course compiles 11 individual lessons into one course to make 12 hours. This course includes the following lessons: System Design and Layout, Distribution Piping, Water Storage, Fire Hydrants and Valves, Water Meters, Pumps and Motors, Cross-Connection Control, Disinfection, Corrosion Control, Water Quality,  Safety

Distribution System Review (16 hours)

$149.95
This course compiles 14 individual lessons into one course to make 16 hours. This course includes the following lessons: System Design and Layout, Distribution Piping, Water Storage, Fire Hydrants and Valves, Water Meters, Pumps and Motors, Cross-Connection Control, Disinfection, Corrosion Control, Water Quality, Water Main Installation and Backfilling, Safety, Regulations, Hydraulics

Water Treatment Review (4 hours)

$49.95
This course compiles 4 individual lessons into one course to make 4 hours. These 4 lessons are intended to be a review for operators in treatment plan operation. The course breaks down the topics covered into easy to understand concepts and principles. Topics include: Corrosion Control Review, Fluoridation Review, Iron and Manganese Control Review, and […]

Water Treatment Review (8 hours)

$89.95
This course compiles 5 individual lessons into one course to make 8 hours. These 5 lessons are intended to be a review for operators in treatment plan operation. The course breaks down the topics covered into easy to understand concepts and principles. Topics include: Source Water Review, Coagulation and Flocculation Review, Sedimentation Review, Filtration Review, […]

Water Treatment Review (12 hours)

$129.95
This course compiles 9 individual lessons into one course to make 12 hours. These 9 lessons are intended to be a review for operators in treatment plan operation. The course breaks down the topics covered into easy to understand concepts and principles. Topics include: Source Water Review, Coagulation and Flocculation Review, Sedimentation Review, Filtration Review, […]

Water Treatment Review (16 hours)

$149.95
This course compiles 11 individual lessons into one course to make 16 hours. These 11 lessons are intended to be a review for operators in treatment plan operation. The course breaks down the topics covered into easy to understand concepts and principles. Topics include: Source Water Review, Coagulation and Flocculation Review, Sedimentation Review, Filtration Review, […]

Regulations Review

$19.95
In this regulations review course, different regulations that relate to water treatment are discussed. The regulations include the safe drinking water act, the lead and copper rule and disinfection by products rules.

Water Quality

$19.95
One of a distribution operator’s main duties is maintaining water quality in the distribution system. This course covers water quality basics.

Water Storage

$19.95
There are various reasons why water would need to be stored in a distribution system. This course covers water storage principles.

Cross-Connection Control

$19.95
This course covers cross-connection control. It is necessary that distribution operators have a working understanding of cross-connection control principles.

Hydrants and Valves

$19.95
Hydrants and valves are an important part of the distribution system. This course covers a broad range of topics, from different types of hydrants to valve construction.

Piping Review

$19.95
This course covers piping basics. Students will learn pipe selection considerations, construction material for pipe, and about pipe joints and their applications.

Pumps and Motors

$19.95
In this course students will learn about pumps and motors and how they are used in the distribution system. This course covers different types of pumps, and different types of motors that are commonly used in the distribution system.

Water Meters

$19.95
This course covers water meters as they are used in the distribution system.

Safety Review

$19.95
This course covers safety when working as a distribution system operator. It is essential that operators know and can apply trenching safety requirements, confined space requirements, and how to set up a traffic diversion.

Distribution Disinfection

$19.95
Disinfection is the process that kills bacteria and other disease causing organisms. This course reviews disinfection principles as they relate to the distribution system.

Water Wells

$19.95
In some small water systems, the only source of water is wells. This course will teach students about water wells.

System Design and Layout

$19.95
This course covers the design and layout of a distribution system. Students will learn the different types of system designs, and which designs are best for which types of systems.

Corrosion Control

$19.95
This course reviews the subject of corrosion control as is relates to water treatment.

Disinfection Review

$19.95
The disinfection process of water treatment is the process that kills bacteria and other disease causing organisms. This course reviews disinfection principles.

Filtration Review

$19.95
After the coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation processes, filtration is used to filter out suspended particles not settled out during the sedimentation process. This course covers the basics of water filtration.

Sedimentation Review

$19.95
The sedimentation process is required in water treatment to allow suspended solids to settle out of the water. This course covers the basics of sedimentation.

Coag and Flocc Review

$19.95
Coagulation and Flocculation treatment processes are essential to conventional surface water treatment. In this course, students will learn coagulation chemistry basics, flash mixer concepts, principles of enhanced coagulation, along with other coagulation and flocculation topics.

Reservoir Review

$19.95
Reservoirs are required to store water prior to it being treated at a water treatment plant. This lesson covers various reservoir topics such as thermal stratification of a reservoir, algae issues and controlling algae with copper sulfate.

Source Water Review

$19.95
Source water is the beginning of every treatment process. The different topics covered in this source water review course include evaluation of course water, contaminants in source water, the hydrologic cycle, and other topics.

Laboratory Problems

$19.95
This course covers the various types of math problems that may be necessary in a water quality laboratory. These common problems are daily calculations in the lab, and operators, as well as lab personnel should be knowledgeable in the principles required to accurately complete the calculations.

Disinfection Problems

$19.95
The math problems related to the disinfection process at a treatment plant can be complicated at times. This course shows students how to perform the needed calculations without the headache. Calculations discussed include chlorine dose, chlorine demand, chlorine use in pounds per day, and others.

Filtration Problems

$19.95
This course explains how to solve math problems that relate to the filtration process. It covers how to calculate many different types of water treatment plant filter math problems, including level drop rate, flow rate through a filter, backwash water used, and many others.

Sedimentation Problems

$19.95
There are various types of math problems which directly relate to the sedimentation portion of a water treatment plant. The problems discussed in this lesson include detention time, overflow rate, flow velocity and weir loading.

Coag and Flocc Problems

$19.95
Properly maintaining the balance of chemicals in the coagulation and flocculation portions of the treatment process is vital for the operation of a treatment plant. Failing to have the proper balance will cause the whole process to fail.

Reservoir Problems

$19.95
This course teaches students how to calculate reservoir volume in acre-ft as well as in MG (Million Gallons). The dosing of a reservoir with copper sulfate for algae control is also discussed.

Chemical Dose Problems

$19.95
Correctly dosing chemicals is essential for public health and for treatment plant efficiency. This course teaches operators the concepts needed to correctly calculate chemical dose problems.

Flow Problems

$19.95
Converting between flow rates is an everyday calculation for water treatment plant operators. Knowing how to convert between flow rates is an essential skill for every treatment plant operator.

Advanced Water Math

$89.99
This course compiles 8 individual lessons into one course. The advanced water math course builds upon the principles taught in the basic course to move students into solving more difficult math problems.

Pumps

$19.95
This course teaches students how to calculate pumping horse power problems. The difference between water horse power, brake horse power, and motor horse power are all discussed. Additionally, this course covers how to calculate the operational cost of a pump.

Velocity and Flow Rate

$19.95
Calculating the flow rate of flowing water is an everyday calculation in the water industry. This course will teach students how to calculate both the flow rate, and the velocity of flowing water.

Force-Pressure-Head

$19.95
It is vital that water industry professionals understand the relationship between force, pressure and water head. In this course, the student will learn how to solve problems involving tank pressure due to water head, as well as force placed on in-ground tanks due to high ground water levels.

Weight/Vol Relationships

$19.95
This course covers the relationship between the weight of water, and the volume of water. This lesson will teach the student how to use the relationship between gallons and cubic feet of water to solve math problems in the water industry.

Calculating Volume

$19.95
This course gives students the knowledge they need to calculate the volumes of various shapes as they relate to water industry math problems. It is applicable to water treatment plant operators, distribution system operators, and wastewater treatment plant operators.

Calculating Area

$19.95
This course gives students the knowledge they need to calculate the area of various surfaces as they relate to water industry math problems. It is applicable to water treatment plant operators, distribution system operators, and wastewater treatment plant operators.

Unit Conversions

$19.95
This course gives students a basic understanding of how to use unit analysis to solve water treatment math problems. The steps to performing unit conversions are taught from the ground up, including a simple approach to solving any unit conversion type problem.

Basic Water Math

$89.99
This course compiles 11 individual lessons into one course. It is designed to give students a basic understanding of the math concepts needed to solve water treatment, distribution system and wastewater treatment math problems.

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Fresno State

Certificate in Water Treatment Technology

$1299
Earn your certificate in Water Treatment Technology through American Water College in partnership with California State University, Fresno. This is a six-month online certificate program. Students complete the program by watching online lectures, reading assigned texts, and submitting assignments online.

Certificate In Water Transmission Technology

$1299
Earn your certificate in Water Transmission Technology through American Water College in partnership with California State University, Fresno. This is a six-month online certificate program. Students complete the program by watching online lectures, reading assigned texts, and submitting assignments online.

Certificate in Water Treatment and Transmission Technology

$2495
Earn your certificate in Water Treatment and Transmission Technology through American Water College in partnership with California State University, Fresno. This is a one-year online certificate program. Students complete the program by watching online lectures, reading assigned texts, and submitting assignments online.

Effective Utility Management Certificate

$2995
Earn your certificate in Effective Utility Management through American water College in partnership with California State University, Fresno. Through the combination of online learning and classroom training events, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to become an effective leader in your organization.

Effective Utility Management Certificate

$2995
Earn your certificate in Effective Utility Management through American water College in partnership with California State University, Fresno. Through the combination of online learning and classroom training events, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to become an effective leader in your organization.

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California Water Blog

How to Calculate Chemical Solution Concentration

Today we’re going to look at how to calculate Chemical Solution Concentration. Watch the video below and learn how this type of Water Treatment math problem is solved. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. We are […]

How to Calculate Organic Loading – Wastewater Math

Today, we’re going to look at the Organic Loading of a trickling filter. Watch the video below and learn how this type of wastewater math problem is solved. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. We are here […]

Water Treatment Chemical Blending

Today, we’re going to look at Chemical Blending. Watch the video below and learn how this type of water math problem is solved. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. We are here to help you […]

How to Calculate Chlorine Pounds Per Day – Distribution Math

Today, we’re going to look at how to calculate the Chlorinator Setting in Pounds Per Day.  Watch the video below and learn how this type of water math problem is solved. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam […]

How to Calculate MCRT – Wastewater Math

Today, we’re going to look at how to calculate the MCRT (Mean Cell Residence Time).  Watch the video below and learn how this type of wastewater math problem is solved. Mean Cell Residence Time (MCRT) is an expression of the average time (days) that a microorganism will spend in the activated sludge process. Operators at different […]

How to Calculate Detention Time – Water Treatment Math

Today, we’re going to look at how to calculate Detention Time, the theoretical value of how long water stays in a process or in a tank before flowing out.  Watch the video below and learn how this type of water math problem is solved. Detention Time Definitions: The theoretical (calculated) time required for a given amount […]

How to Calculate Flow Rate – Water Treatment, Distribution and Wastewater Math

Today, we’re going to be looking at the Formula for Flow Rate calculation. Watch the video below to learn how flow rate problems are solved.     If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. We […]

How to Calculate Tank Volume – Water Treatment, Distribution System and Wastewater Math

Today, we’re going to look at how to calculate the volume of a circular storage tank.  Watch the video below and learn how this type of water math problem is solved. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam […]

BOD Removal Efficiency Problem – Wastewater Math

Today, we’re going to look at how efficient a wastewater treatment plant is at removing BOD.  Watch the video below and learn how this type of problem is solved. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses.  We […]

California Water Treatment Operator Certification Overview

The water treatment industry is a noble profession.  If you are reading this guide, you are either already serving in or are considering a career in a field which greatly contributes to the high degree of public health and quality of life we enjoy in this country.  This first section gives you a basic overview […]

State Water Board Adopts Mercury Limits for Water Bodies

Effort intended to Better Protect Those Who Depend on and Consume Fish Regularly SACRAMENTO — Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted rules to protect people and wildlife consuming fish from freshwater streams, lakes, and rivers in California that contain mercury – a potent neurotoxin. “Fish like salmon, bass, sturgeon and other popular fish like […]

State Water Board Rescinds Mandatory Conservation Standards

Reporting Requirements and Prohibition on Water Waste Remain SACRAMENTO —Today the State Water Resources Control Board rescinded the water supply “stress test” requirements and remaining mandatory conservation standards for urban water suppliers while keeping in place the water use reporting requirements and prohibitions against wasteful practices. The action by State Water Board Executive Director Tom […]

California Certified Small Business

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