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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clean Water Management Certificate (CWTR-CC)

Location(s): Gateway

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Clean Water Management Certificate will train students to meet the skill and knowledge specifications required by higher level water pollution control facility operators in one of the more than 100 public and private plants in the state following the guidelines of the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). The program will provide classroom and laboratory-based academic preparation for the Class I, II, III and IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification examinations administered by the DEP. Specialized wastewater courses may be offered at local municipal wastewater treatment plants.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Working knowledge of wastewater treatment operations including preliminary, primary, secondary, tertiary, nutrient removal and disinfection treatment, as well as the handling and disposal of sludge/biosolids
  • Working knowledge of the levels of treatment necessary to protect aquatic life and human health in Long Island Sound and other Connecticut surface waters and groundwaters
  • Working knowledge of the laboratory test methods necessary to ensure the proper operation of wastewater treatment plants, protect surface and groundwater quality, as well as human health, and meet all state and federal regulatory and permit requirements
  • Knowledge to become eligible to take and pass the Class I, II, III or IV Connecticut DEP Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification Examinations

Required Courses

Total Credits: 26