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WELD 1000

 Welder Apprenticeship Level 1 (240 hours)


This course is the first level of the BC ITA welder program. In it students will learn to demonstrate safe work practices and perform oxy-fuel, metal arc, electric arc and semi-automatic welding processes.
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WELD 1900

 Welding Trade Sampler (120 hours)


This course is a sampler of the welding trade based on the Welding Foundation Program outline from the Industry Training Authority of BC. Students will gain familiarity with the safe use of hand tools, portable power tools and other equipment regularly used by welders, as well as gaining familiarity with many of the materials used in the Trade. The emphasis of this course is on developing practical, hands-on welding skills. Prerequisite: Completion of Grade 10
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WELD 2000

 Welder Apprenticeship Level 2 (240 hours)


This course is the second level of the BC ITA Welder apprenticeship program. In it students learn shielded metal arc and semi-automatic welding, basic metallurgy, interpret drawings, layout and fabricate components as well as how to describe submerged arc welding.
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WELD 2110

 Shielded Arc Welding 2 (P7)

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WELD 2120

 Gas Arc Welding 2 (P8)

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WELD 2130

 Flux Core Arc Welding (P9)

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WELD 2140

 Gas Tungsten Arc Weld 1 (P10)

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WELD 2150

 Weld QC & Inspect Proc (RK4)

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WELD 2160

 Weld Codes/Standards/Spec (RK5)

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WELD 2170

 Blueprint Reading 2 (RK6)

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WELD 2180

 Weld Metallurgy 2 (RK7)

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WELD 2500

 Welder Foundation (840 hours)


This foundation course is intended for those who wish to enter the Welder profession. This course will introduce students to welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment using flame-cutting, brazing and air-arching equipment. You will also learn to interpret drawings, determine the materials required and welding processes to be used, then use this knowledge of welding to complete the job. Prerequisite: Grade 10 required, grade 12 preferred. Successful completion of the entry assessment test.
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WELD 3000

 Welder Apprenticeship Level 3 (300 hours)


This is the third and final level of the BC ITA welder apprenticeship program. Upon completion students will be capable of welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions, on both plate and/or pipe, using SMAW, GTAW, and FCAW processes. This will be done using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment. Students will also be able to plan work from drawings or by analyzing the job tasks, determine the materials required and welding processes, then use this knowledge of welding to complete the job.
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WELD 3100 Campus
WELD 3110

 Gas Tungsten Arc Weld 2 (P12)

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WELD 3120

 Weld Metallurgy 3 (RK)

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WELD 3130

 Blueprint Reading 3 (RK9)

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WELD 4000

 Welder Specialty Endorsement (150 hours)


This course is an optional specialty training in low alloy and stainless steel welding for welders who wish to receive their specialty metals endorsement from the BC ITA.
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WKSK 210

 Workskills 1 (390 hours)


In Workskills 1, students are introduced to and explore a variety of work environments and determine their particular interest, ability and aptitude for specific jobs, dependent on the individual student's functional skill level and availability of the placement. Students choose and participate in an appropriate work placement (work experience). Prerequisite: Admission to Level 1 of the Work Skills Training (WST) Program
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WKSK 220

 Workskills 2 (450 hours)


Workskills 2 builds on skills and abilities acquired and demonstrated by students in Workskills 1. Students are introduced to essential entry level skills in selected employment areas (as available). Students strive to improve work strengths and develop marketable skills, focusing on occupational/vocational interests and aptitudes with the clear goal of becoming employable and semi, or fully independent. Prerequisite: Admission to Level 2 of the Work Skills Training (WST) Program
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WTTP 1171

 Environmental Legislation

1 credits
The course provides students with an understanding of the basic principles of law, with an emphasis on statutes, environmental law and the legislative framework under which most water suppliers must legally operate. Students consider concepts of due diligence, standards of care and liability, while reviewing torts and case law. Prerequisites Industry experience or acceptance into the Water Treatment Technology Program.
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WTTP 1181

 Occupational Health & Safety

1 credits
This course covers the issues and responsibility of health and safety as it applies to operators in water and wastewater treatment operations. Course topics include: occupational health safety regulations; construction and plant safety procedures; and occupational hygiene. Prerequisite: Industry experience or acceptance into the Water Treatment Technology program.
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WTTP 1191

 Communications

1 credits
Students are introduced to best practices in community relations and practical information for improving communication skills. Good communications skills are important in building a good relationship within the community and in ensuring water utility plants have the financial support needed for optimal performance. Topics covered include: how to establish good community relations; format regular business correspondence; deliver presentation;, communicate with the media; and document procedures and plans. Prerequisite: Industry experience or acceptance into the Water Treatment Technology program.
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WTTP 1291

 Moving Water

1 credits
Students examine the process and direction of water movement through the treatment facility. Topics include: hydraulic profile; overflow and spill protection; process and instrumentation drawing; and formula calculation. Pump identification, selection and maintenance are also discussed.
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WTTP 1301

 Major Process Equipment

1 credits
This course emphasizes different types of equipment used in the treatment of water including: mixing; flocculation; solid separation; filtration; water conditioners; disinfection; and various filter systems. Flow charts and the ability to analyze historical data are also covered. Prerequisites: Industry experience or acceptance into the Water Treatment Technology Program; WTTP 1731 and WTTP 1291 are recommended.
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WTTP 1311

 Secondary Process Equipment

1 credits
This course covers support systems typical in treatment facilities such as high pressure air systems, blowers, compressors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic valve operator systems and process air systems. It is also designed to teach students about chemicals used in water treatment, along with associated hazards. Additional topics such as sludge and residual handling, building mechanical systems, maintenance and associated responsibilities are discussed. Prerequisites: Recommended: Industry experience or acceptance into the Water Treatment Technology program. WTTP 1731, WTTP 1291, WTTP 1301
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WTTP 1700

 Water Sources (90 hours)

3 credits
This course provides training in the development of new and existing water sources. Students focus on ground and surface water sources as they relate to the way drinking water is treated and distributed. Areas of study include: basic water supply hydrology; groundwater sources; surface water sources; emergency and alternate water sources; source water conservation; source water quality; and source water protection. Prerequisite: Acceptance into either the Water and Wastewater Certificate or Diploma programs or the Water Treatment Technology program.
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WTTP 1701

 Water Sources

3 credits
This course provides training in the development of new and existing water sources. Students focus on ground and surface water sources as they relate to the way drinking water is treated and distributed. Areas of study include: basic water supply hydrology; groundwater sources; surface water sources;, emergency and alternate water sources; source water conservation; source water quality; and source water protection. Prerequisites: Acceptance into either the Water & Wastewater Certificate or Diploma programs or the Water Treatment Technology program.
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WTTP 1710

 Water Treatment 1 (90 hours)

3 credits
This is an introductory course in conventional water treatment processes with emphasis on past, present and future technologies concerned with water treatment. The course also covers water quality characteristics, sampling and laboratory analysis procedures from source to distribution. Prerequisites: Acceptance into either the Water & Wastewater Utilities Certificate or Water and Wastewater Technology Diploma or the Water Treatment Technology program
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WTTP 1711

 Water Treatment I

3 credits
This is a basic water treatment course which focusses on environmental applications and emphasizes past, present and future technologies related to water treatment. Topics explored in this course include: operator responsibilities; water sources; reservoir management; coagulation and flocculation processes; sedimentation; filtration; disinfection; corrosion control; and basic water treatment sampling procedures. Prerequisites: Acceptance into either the Water & Wastewater Certificate or Diploma programs or the Water Treatment Technology program.
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WTTP 1720

 Applied Math and Science (90 hours)

3 credits
Students are introduced to concepts in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Hydraulics that will be needed later in the program. The course is divided into three modules: Module A - Mathematics covers important concepts such as significant figures, error analysis, calculation of areas and volumes, units conversion, ratios and proportions, averages, and percent. Module B - Hydraulics introduces the students to the concepts of density and specific gravity, water pressure, piezometric surface and hydraulic grade line, calculation of head loss, as well as pumping and flow rate problems. Module C - Chemistry introduces the students to the structure and the classification of matter, the balancing of chemical equations, and finally dilution and dosage calculations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into either the Water and Wastewater Certificate or Diploma programs or the Water Treatment Technology program
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WTTP 1721

 Applied Math and Science

3 credits
This course covers the essential elements of mathematics and science which enables students to be successful in the program. In mathematics, the concepts of fractions, ratios and proportion, scientific notation, percent, algebra, calculation of areas and volumes, graphs, and the conversion of units are covered. The science component of the course is divided into two areas: hydraulics and chemistry. In hydraulics, the concepts of pressure, hydraulic grade lines, calculation of head loss, pumping and flow rate problems are discussed in detail. In chemistry, the structure of matter, the balancing of chemical equations and the calculation of dosage are studied. Prerequisites: Acceptance into either the Water & Wastewater Certificate or Diploma programs or the Water Treatment Technology program.
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WTTP 1730

 Mechanical Systems 1 (90 hours)

3 credits
Students explore the principles of mechanical systems as they apply to water distribution as well as piping, pumps and valves used in water and wastewater treatment facilities. The principles of cross connection control are also covered. Prerequisities: Acceptance into either the Water & Wastewater Utilities Certificate or Water and Wastewater Technology Diploma program or the Water Treatment Technology program Exclusion: Students cannot receive credit for both WTTP 1730 and WTTP 1731
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WTTP 1731

 Mechanical Systems I

3 credits
Students explore the principles of piping, pumps and valves as they apply to the support systems in water treatment facilities. The principles of cross connection control are also addressed. Prerequisite: Acceptance into either the Water & Wastewater Certificate or Diploma programs or the Water Treatment Technology program. Prerequisites: Acceptance into either the Water & Wastewater Certificate or Diploma programs or the Water Treatment Technology program.
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WTTP 1740

 Environmental Legislation, Safety and Communications (90 hours)

3 credits
This course provides a foundation in three topic areas: legislation, safety and communications. Under the legislative section, students gain an understanding of the basic principles of environmental law and the legislative framework under which most water suppliers must legally operate. The safety section includes topics such as occupational health and safety as it applies to operations and management of water systems. The third section covers oral and written communication skills required for operators dealing with specific situations that arise through interactions with the public. Prerequisite: Acceptance into either the Water and Wastewater Certificate or Diploma programs or the Water Treatment Technology program
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WTTP 1760

 Introduction to Wastewater Utility (90 hours)

3 credits
Students are introduced to wastewater characteristics and collection system processes. The course focuses on domestic and industrial sources as they relate to the way wastewater is collected, treated and disposed of. Areas of study include basic descriptions of; what is wastewater; why we have to treat wastewater; the processes involved with treating wastewater; disposal of treated effluent, and the collection of wastewater from sources. Prerequisite: Acceptance into either the Water & Wastewater Utilities Certificate or the Water and Wastewater Technology Diploma or the Water Treatment Technology program.
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WTTP 1800

 Electrical Fundamentals 1 (90 hours)

3 credits
This course offers students an introduction to electrical systems as they apply to the day-to-day operation of water and wastewater treatment processes. Students are introduced to electrical principles, components of electrical systems, operating principles of electric motors, variable frequency drives, advanced motor control and programmable logic controllers. Prerequisites: WTTP 1700 AND WTTP 1710 AND WTTP 1720 AND WTTP 1730 and WTTP 1740 AND WTTP 1760 Exclusion: Students cannot receive credit for both WTTP 1800 and WTTP 1801
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WTTP 1801

 Electrical Fundamentals I

3 credits
This course offers an introduction to the electrical trade as it applies to the daily operation of water and wastewater treatment plants. Topics discussed include: basic electrical principles; electrical safety; motor control principles; and the fundamentals of electric motors. This course is designed from the viewpoint of plant operators, to develop more awareness of the trades and to enable operators to function more effectively. Prerequisites: WTTP 1701, WTTP 1711, WTTP 1721, WTTP 1731, WTTP 1740, WTTP 1760
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WTTP 1820

 Instrumentation 1 (90 hours)

3 credits
This course offers an introduction to the instrumentation trade as it applies to the day-to-day operation of water and wastewater treatment plants. Topics discussed include: process control principles; terminology; and trouble shooting techniques. This course is not designed to create tradespersons, but is designed from the viewpoint of plant operators, to develop more awareness of the trades and to enable operators to function more effectively. Prerequisite: WTTP 1700, 1710, 1720, 1730, 1740 and 1760 or equivalent
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WTTP 1821

 Instrumentation I

3 credits
This course offers an introduction to the instrumentation trade as it applies to the day-to-day operation of water and wastewater treatment plants. Topics discussed include: process control principles; terminology; and trouble shooting techniques. This course is not designed to create tradespersons, but is designed from the viewpoint of plant operators, to develop more awareness of the trades and to enable operators to function more effectively. Prerequisites: Industry experience or acceptance into the Water Treatment Technology program
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WTTP 1830

 Mechanical Systems 2 (90 hours)

3 credits
This course is a continuation of Mechanical Systems 1 and Water Distribution. Students are introduced in more detail to the selection, operating principles, and the adjustment and maintenance of mechanical equipment used in water and wastewater treatment processes and facilities. The course is arranged in four general sections starting with moving water, process equipment and pumps as well as energy conservation management. Prerequisites: WTTP 1700 AND WTTP 1710 AND WTTP 1720 AND WTTP 1730 and WTTP 1740 AND WTTP 1760 or equivalent
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WTTP 1850

 Water Treatment 2 (90 hours)

3 credits
This course is a continuation of Water Treatment 1. Advanced topics in this course include: water softening; pH control; pre-oxidation; and dissolved metals removal. Students are provided an overview of chemical feed systems and chemical dosage calculations. Prerequisite: WTTP 1700, 1710, 1720, 1730, 1740 and 1760 or equivalent
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WTTP 1851

 Water Treatment II

3 credits
This course is a continuation of Water Treatment 1. Advanced topics in this course include: water softening; pH control; pre-oxidation; and dissolved metals removal. Students are provided an overview of chemical feed systems and chemical dosage calculations. Prerequisites: WTTP 1701, WTTP 1711, WTTP 1721, WTTP 1731, WTTP 1740, WTTP 1760
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WTTP 1860

 Wastewater Utility 1 (90 hours)

3 credits
This course illustrates to students what occurs once wastewater leaves the wastewater collection system and enters into the treatment plant stage. Levels and methods of wastewater treatment will be explained. Students are introduced to the laboratory principles of wastewater analysis, and will test and calculate important parameters involved in normal wastewater treatment processing. Prerequisites: WTTP 1700 AND WTTP 1710 AND WTTP 1720 AND WTTP 1730 and WTTP 1740 AND WTTP 1760 or equivalent
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WTTP 1890

 Practicum 1 (90 hours)

3 credits
This course offers students hands-on practical training integral to the development of future water and wastewater operators. Students progress through practical experiences involving basic electrical and instrumentation, mechanical system maintenance, laboratory procedures and plant operation fundamentals for water and wastewater.
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WTTP 1891

 Practicum I

3 credits
This course offers students hands-on practical training integral to the development of future water and wastewater operators. Students progress through practical experiences involving basic electrical and instrumentation, mechanical system maintenance, laboratory procedures and plant operation fundamentals for water and wastewater. Prerequisite: Industry experience or completion of all previous level two courses within the Water Treatment Technology program.
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WTTP 2051

 Introduction to Water Chemistry

1 credits
This course provides the fundamentals of chemistry as it applies to the water industry. The intent is to lay the foundation for operators to understand more advanced theories involving chemical reactions in water. Topics include the theory behind pH, alkalinity and titrations. These topics are supported by concepts such as chemical equations, equilibriums, acid base theory and buffering capacity. Prerequisite: WTTP 1801, WTTP 1821, WTTP 1830, WTTP 1851, WTTP 1860, WTTP 1870
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WTTP 2061

 Inorganic Species in Water

1 credits
The focus of this course is on the study of inorganic species (metals and non-metals) found in water and wastewater. Topics include identification and removal techniques of inorganic species in treatment systems. Basic terminology, reactions and equation analysis are also emphasized. Prerequisites: Recommended: Industry experience or completion of all courses in level one and two of the Water Treatment Technology program.
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WTTP 2071

 Organic Species in Water

1 credits
The focus of this course is on the organic content as it applies to the water and wastewater industries. Topics include identification, analysis and treatment techniques related to organic compounds. Students discuss the effects of naturally occurring and human made organics in water. Prerequisites Industry experience or completion of level one or two of the Water Treatment Technology program.
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WTTP 2131

 Concepts of Filtration

1 credits
There are many filtration processes available in the water treatment industry. Each process has its advantages and disadvantages depending on source water and finished water requirements. This course expands on the basic building blocks of filtration as taught in part of WTTP 1711, basic principles of sedimentation and filtration. Topics include: filter design concepts; regulatory standards; filter mechanisms; filter classification; and media selection techniques. Prerequisite Completion of the Water Treatment Technology program level two, or the equivalent education or field experience as awarded Prior Learning Assessment.
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WTTP 2141

 Slow and Rapid Sand Filtration

1 credits
This course considers in detail, the process of slow and rapid sand filtration as introduced in part of WTTP 1711, basic principles of sedimentation and filtration. Topics include: filter operation; performance optimization; maintenance; and backwashing techniques. Prerequisites: Recommended: Industry experience or acceptance into the Water Treatment Technology program.
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WTTP 2151

 Membrane and Alternative Filtration Techniques

1 credits
There are many filtration processes available in water treatment apart from the conventional media processes. Alternative and membrane filtration techniques have recently become more widely used in the water treatment industry. Each of these processes has its advantages and disadvantages depending on source water and finished water requirements. This course covers alternative and membrane filtration as introduced in part of WTTP 1711, basic principles of sedimentation and filtration. Topics include: pressure filtration; iron and manganese removal; activated carbon; diatomaceous earth; cartridge filters; and membrane filtration. Prerequisites: Recommended: Industry experience or acceptance into the Water Treatment Technology program.
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WTTP 2171

 Basic Principles of Disinfection

1 credits
This course is designed to cover the basic principles of water disinfection. Topics include: history of disinfection; causes of waterborne diseases; and disinfection goals. Basic properties and uses of chlorine and disinfection by-products are also discussed. Prerequisites: Recommended: Industry experience or completion of the second level of the program.
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WTTP 2181

 Standard Disinfection Practices

1 credits
The intent of this course is to analyze in-depth concepts related to the more common forms of water disinfection: chlorination; ozone disinfection; and UV technologies. Prerequisites: Recommended: Industry experience or completion of the second level of the program.
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WTTP 2191

 Advanced Disinfection and Fluoridation Practices

1 credits
Alternate disinfection practices are a focus of this course, along with fluoridation. Maintenance and calibration procedures used in monitoring equipment for both disinfection and fluoridation are discussed. Prerequisites: Recommended: Industry experience or completion of the second level of the program.
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WTTP 2291

 Computers in Industry

1 credits
Students are introduced to the components of a computerized system. Understanding personal computers enables students to understand other micro processed-based control equipment, and how to use personal computers more effectively. Course topics include: the personal computer hardware; operating systems; and software applications found in industry. Prerequisites: Recommended: Industry experience or completion of the third level of the program.
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WTTP 2301

 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

1 credits
This course takes students beyond the entry-level and introduces them to more advanced topics such as: analogues signal handling; increasingly sophisticated instructions apart from timers and counters; and how discrete and analogue values can be passed from one PLC to another. Basic topics such as serial and ethernet communication are included in the course. Prerequisites: Recommended: WTTP 2701 (or industry experience)
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WTTP 2311

 Industrial Communications and SCADA Systems

1 credits
This course provides students with the basics on a modern planet-wide control system that relies on merging technology, such as computers, PLCs, Operator Interfaces and micro processor based plant-floor devices, together into a Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System. Prerequisites: Recommended: Industry experience or completion of the third level of the program.
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WTTP 2331

 People Management

1 credits
Students explore the foundations for managing people. This course is designed for personnel who have been promoted from within the ranks, or for those who need a reminder of the range of management skills and techniques applied to improve performance. The subject matter ranges from the study of manager roles and responsibilities to disciplining employees. Prerequisite: WTTP 1740, WTTP 1171, WTTP 1181, WTTP 1191, Industry experience of completion of level three of the Water Treatment Technology Program
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WTTP 2341

 Asset and Operations Management

1 credits
The course is designed for personnel who need a basis in plant management for water and wastewater facilities. The subject matter ranges from the fundamentals of management and asset maintenance to record keeping. Prerequisite: WTTP 1740, WTTP 1171, WTTP 1181, WTTP 1191, Industry experience of completion of level three of the Water Treatment Technology Program
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WTTP 2351

 Financial Management

1 credits
This course is designed to teach students basic financial matters as they apply to utility management in the water industries. Topics covered include forecasting, planning and budgeting. The fundamentals of environmental law are also discussed. Prerequisites: WTTP 1740, WTTP 1171, WTTP 1181, WTTP 1191, Industry experience of completion of level three of the Water Treatment Technology Program
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WTTP 2701

 Electrical Fundamentals II

3 credits
This course is a continuation of Electrical Fundamentals 1, which looks beyond the basic electricity fundamentals and motor control towards the utilization of electrical theory in practical applications. While further fundamental theory such as solid-state electronics and numbering systems is considered, the majority of the information covered in this course references practical applications. Prerequisite: WTTP 1801
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WTTP 2710

 Water Chemistry (90 hours)

3 credits
This course provides an introduction to the study of water chemistry. The focus is on chemistry fundamentals that water operators require for problem analysis related to water treatment. Areas of study include: pH; alkalinity; and inorganic (metals and non-metals, anion/cations) and organic (hydrocarbons, aromatics, detergents, pesticides) species found in water. Practical examples of removal and treatment of chemicals found in water are provided. Prerequisite: WTTP 1800, 1820, 1830, 1850, 1860, 1870 or equivalent
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WTTP 2720

 Advanced Coagulation and Particle Removal (90 hours)

3 credits
This course is a continuation of Water Treatment 2 in which coagulation in general terms is introduced. This course takes an in-depth look at coagulation and particle removal. Topics discussed include: the advanced principles of coagulation; emerging technologies; jar testing; and clarification methods and equipment. The course aims to provide operators with information that will improve their ability to assess conditions in the water treatment plant and make decisions to ensure the smooth operation of their treatment process. Prerequisite: WTTP 1800, 1820, 1830, 1850, 1860, 1870 or equivalent
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WTTP 2721

 Advanced Coagulation and Particle Removal

3 credits
This course is a continuation of Water Treatment 2 in which coagulation in general terms is introduced. This course takes an in-depth look at coagulation and particle removal. Topics discussed include: the advanced principles of coagulation; emerging technologies; jar testing; and clarification methods and equipment. The course aims to provide operators with information that will improve their ability to assess conditions in the water treatment plant and make decisions to ensure the smooth operation of their treatment process. Prerequisites: WTTP 1851
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WTTP 2730

 Filtration (90 hours)

3 credits
This course provides students with the basic understanding of water filtration mechanisms and the methods of their classification. Topics include a historical overview of the development of water treatment and its impacts on water filtration today. The process of slow and rapid sand filtration and its operation, performance optimization, maintenance, and backwashing techniques are considered in detail. Alternative filtration processes, such as membranes, pressure sand, manganese green sand, activated carbon, pre-coat and sediment filtration are also explained, along with operations and maintenance procedures for each of the technologies. Prerequisite: WTTP 1800, 1820, 1830, 1850, 1860, 1870 or equivalent
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WTTP 2740

 Disinfection (90 hours)

3 credits
The intent of this course is to cover the advanced concepts of drinking water disinfection and fluoridation. Topics include history of disinfection, causes of waterborne diseases and disinfection goals. Theory of disinfection, design, and operation as well as 'disinfection by-products' are discussed. Technologies covered include chlorination, ozone, UV and alternate disinfection methods. Maintenance and calibration procedures used in monitoring equipment for both disinfection and fluoridation are also addressed. Prerequisite: WTTP 1800, 1820, 1830, 1850, 1860, 1870 or equivalent
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WTTP 2760

 Wastewater Utility 2 (90 hours)

3 credits
Students are provided with an in-depth look into wastewater treatment processes and components. The course focuses on secondary and advanced wastewater treatment and wastewater sludge residual treatment and disposal. Areas of study include descriptions of treatment processes and components for secondary treatment, advance treatment targets and process residual sludge treatment management and disposal. Prerequisites: WTTP 1800 AND WTTP 1820 AND WTTP 1830 AND WTTP 1850 AND WTTP 1860 or equivalent Exclusion: Students cannot receive credit for both WTTP 2760 and WTTP 1870
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WTTP 2800

 Microbiology and Toxicology (90 hours)

3 credits
The goal of this course is to introduce students to unifying concepts of biology, microbiology and toxicology relating to water, and the most common and significant sources of infectious diseases caused by microbial contamination. Students explore the types of toxicants present in aquatic systems, their routes of exposure and modes of action, as well as their effects on human health and the environment. Prerequisite: WTTP 2700, 2710, 2720, 2730, 2740 or equivalent
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WTTP 2801

 Microbiology and Toxicology

3 credits
The goal of this course is to introduce you to some of the unifying concepts of biology, microbiology, and toxicology relating to water, the most common and significant source of infectious diseases caused by microbial contamination. The course will explore the types of toxicants present in aquatic systems, their routes of exposure and modes of action, as well as their effects on human health and the environment. Prerequisites: WTTP 2701, WTTP 2711, WTTP 2721, WTTP 2731, WTTP 2741
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WTTP 2820

 Instrumentation 2 (90 hours)

3 credits
This course offers a more advanced study into plant floor control and supervision. Students are introduced to the components of a computerized system, and progress to advanced topics including an analogue signal handling, timers and counters, and how discrete and analogue values can be passed from one Programmable Logic Controller to another. Students develop an understanding of modern plant-wide control systems. These systems rely on merging technologies, such as computers, Programmable Logic Controllers, operator interfaces, and micro processor based plant-floor devices, together into a Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. Prerequisite: WTTP 2700, 2710, 2720, 2730, 2740 or equivalent
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WTTP 2830

 Management and Leadership Skills (90 hours)

3 credits
This course provides an introduction to human resources, assets and operations, financial management and techniques used in the water industry. Topics include the art of management and the role of the manager, decision making, time management, written records, human resource management and communication skills. Students examine the skills required for operations management, asset identification, designing an asset maintenance program, data acquisition, and water conservation. Accounts and budgets, financial accounting and international legislation are discussed. Prerequisite: WTTP 2700, 2710, 2720, 2730, 2740 or equivalent
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WTTP 2840

 Source Water Protection and Management (90 hours)

3 credits
This course introduces students to source water challenges and issues as well as impacts on water quality and quantity due to climate change. Students study how ground and surface source waters and their catchment areas can face threats and vulnerabilities that impact water safety and sustainability. Students learn to characterize source waters, delineate protection areas, and identify water quality and quantity hazards and vulnerabilities. Using this data, students develop risk assessments and response plans to mitigate hazards through water system design, operations, and watershed management. Prerequisites: WTTP 2710 AND WTTP 2720 AND WTTP 2730 AND WTTP 2740 AND WTTP 2760 or equivalent
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WTTP 2860

 Industrial Wastewater Pollution and Treatment (90 Hours)

3 credits
Students are introduced to industrial wastewater effluents that result from human activities associated with raw-material processing and manufacturing. Students analyze industrial wastewater characteristics arising from a variety of treatment processes applied in different industrial sectors including; chemical, pharmaceutical, electrochemical, electronics, petrochemical, pulp and paper, food processing and agro-industrial industry. Students are introduced to regulations governing industrial wastewater processing, as well as treatment processess applied in various industrial sectors. Prerequisite: WTTP 2710, 2720, 2730, 2740, 2760 or equivalent
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WTTP 2890

 Practicum 2 (90 hours)

3 credits
This course represents the second onsite practicum. The intent of the course is to provide hands-on practical training as students enter the final phase of the program. Students progress through a series of practical experiences involving: advanced process control; advanced programmable logic controllers; Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems; people, asset and operation, financial management and leadership skills; operational procedures in advanced coagulation and particle removal; filtration techniques; and basic to advanced disinfection practices. Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1 to 3 Water Treatment Technology Program and WTTP 2801, WTTP 2291, WTTP 2301, WTTP 2311, WTTP 2331, WTTP 2341 and WTTP 2351
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WTTP 2891

 Practicum II

3 credits
This course represents the second onsite practicum. The intent of this course is to provide hands-on activities, as students enter the final phase of the program. Students progress through a series of topics covered in terms three and four, such as advanced process control concepts, SCADA systems and Microbiological laboratory procedures.
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