Course description

This course is intended to provide the students with basics as related to the operation of wastewater collection and treatment systems. The basics as related to topics including: conversions, math, chemistry, hydraulics, electricity will be discussed first. It will be followed by topics on support systems mainly pertaining to pumps and motors and processes in wastewater collection and wastewater treatment. At the end of the course students will be fully prepared to write the operator in training certification examination of the Ontario Ministry of Environment.

Course details

Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery