Wastewater Operator Certificate (WWRO)


18 Semester Hours

Central Carolina Technical College has developed an ONLINE Wastewater Operator Certificate program to help individuals gain a better understanding of wastewater treatment operations and to provide an opportunity for operators to receive a higher level of certification more quickly. The 18 semester hour certificate was developed to provide operators with work-ready skills and as an avenue for on-going specialized training with access to the latest technologies and educational services in the wastewater industry. The certificate can be used to meet professional and personal goals while preparing operators for the next level of certification. Training includes an overview of state and federal regulations, industrial safety, emergency response, hazardous waste and treatment issues with an emphasis on operations.

  • All of the courses are offered ONLINE.
  • Lottery money is available to eligible students.
  • Certificate can be completed in one year.
  • The Environmental Certification Board (LLR) has approved this certificate to count as one year of work experience toward a higher certification level.
  • All of the courses are transferable into the Environmental Engineering Technology Associate Degree program at Central Carolina Technical College.

The Wastewater Operator Certificate Program is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Environmental Certification to count as one-year of work experience toward a South Carolina operator license (after the trainee year is complete). South Carolina Board of Environmental Certification, 110 Centerview Dr., Suite 201, Columbia, SC 29211, (803) 896-4430, fax: (803) 896-4424. http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Environmental/

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Date/Time Published:11/27/2014 2:18