The BACWWE courses have given me a lot of confidence, especially for my certification tests. I’ve felt really well-prepared for my exams because of the instructors and the courses."
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Grade I
Dublin San Ramon Services District
BACWWE courses prepare students for many different features of the water/wastewater industry, including water and wastewater treatment, wastewater collection systems, water distribution systems, water conservation, and the basic scientific concepts underlying all of these.
The specific courses and sequences will vary for each student,depending on their area of interest within the industry. Please see the Course Catalogue for course descriptions, and a Suggested Education Plan for a sequence of classes that will help you to be successful..
Required Core Classes:
- Water 100
Wastewater Treatment I - 4 Credits
- Water 104
Water Treatment I - 3 Credits
- Water 107
Mathematics for Water & Wastewater - 4 Credits
- Water 106
Instrumentation & Controls - 3 Credits
- Water 101
Basic Chemistry for Water/Wastewater - 4 Credits
- Water 121
Collection Systems Maintenance - 2 Credits
- Water 120
Distribution Systems Maintenance - 2 Credits
- Water 125
Water Conservation - 2.5 Credits
- Water 105
Wastewater Treatment II (Pre-requisite Water 100) - 3 Credits
- Water 108
Water Treatment II (Pre-requisite Water 104) - 3 Credits
- Water 112
Wastewater Treatment III (Pre-requisite Water 105) - 3 Credits
- Water 103*
Biological Principles of Water & Wastewater - 3 Credits
*Option 3. For Options 1 and 2, please click here for SCC Water & Wastewater Technology Program to see Certificate of Achievement details.
Each BACWWE course is taught by an industry expert who has current, state-of-the-art knowledge of different features of the field. For more about the instructors, click here.