Biological Wastewater

Review courses are intended for wastewater operators desiring to earn continuing education credit to maintain their operator certification and who are not preparing for the state certification exam. Please bring a calculator to class.

DaysDatesTimeHoursPrice
MTApr. 1-2, 20248:30-3:3012$399
TWJun. 25-26, 20248:30-3:3012$399

Short Schools are intensive training sessions designed as a comprehensive overview for operators of wastewater treatment facilities who are preparing for the state certification exam. ABC Need-to-Know criteria for operators are used as the topical outline for each Short School, and Sacramento Manuals are used as reference texts. Handouts, videos, demonstrations and practice tests are utilized in the training program.

Book Requirements
Sacramento Manuals are reference texts for all Short Schools, as well as one reference for the S.C. state certification (ABC) exams. Manuals are included in the tuition for “D” & “B” level courses. Students are asked to bring the manuals for all other level courses. Additional manuals are available for purchase through the SCETC. Call (803) 778-6656. Please bring a calculator to class.

DaysDatesLevelTimeHoursPrice
MJan 8, 2024D8:30-4:3028$669
MJan 8, 2024C8:30-4:3028$535
M, T, W, ThFeb. 5-8, 2024B8:30-4:3028$669
M, T, W, ThFeb. 5-8, 2024A8:30-4:3028$535
M, T, W, ThApr. 15-18, 2024D8:30-4:3028$669
M, T, W, ThApr. 15-18, 2024C8:30-4:3028$535
M, T, W, ThMay 13-16, 2024B8:30-4:3028$669
M, T, W, ThMay 13-16, 2024A8:30-4:3028$535
M, T, W, ThSep. 9-12, 2024D8:30-4:3028$669
M, T, W, ThSep. 9-12, 2024C8:30-4:3028$535
M, T, W, ThDec. 9-12, 2024B8:30-4:3028$669
M, T, W, ThDec. 9-12, 2024A8:30-4:3028$535

Math Courses

This 12-hour math course is beneficial for water and wastewater operators. The course involves practicing math calculations that apply to treatment facilities. Course topics include a basic math review, decimal equivalents, conversions, formulas, units of measure, word problems, and calculating dosages. Other course topics may include problems related to coagulation, chemical feeders, clarification, chlorination, fluoride, filtration, hydraulics, motors, pumps, and flow rates. This course meets ABC’s continuing education requirements for approved course topic criteria for water treatment, water distribution, biological, PC, and well driller. Call the SCETC at 803-778-6656 or email etc@cctech.edu if you would like to schedule this course at your facility.

DaysDatesTimeHoursPrice
Th,FApril 4-5, 20248:30 – 3:3012$535
Th,FJuly 8-9, 20248:30 – 3:3012$535

Online Courses

Work at your own pace while sharpening your operating skills. These courses include glossaries, videos, visual aids, and practice quizzes ...
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Operator Maintenance

This 6-hour course will cover the electrical fundamentals for wastewater operators. Topics may include; atomic theory & energy sources, electric circuit basics, electromagnetism, inductance, & capacitance, power systems, control system components, reading electrical diagrams, electrical measurements, normal operations and troubleshooting. This course meets ABC’s continuing education requirements for approved course topic criteria for water treatment, water distribution, biological, PC, and well driller.  This course can be offered at your facility. Call 803-778-6656 or email etc@cctech.edu for more information. 

DaysDatesTimeHoursPrice
M, TApril 29-30, 20248:30 – 3:306$350
MMay 20, 20248:30 – 3:306$350
Th, FJune 6-7, 20248:30 – 3:306$350

This 6-hour course will cover an overview of pump theory, types, components, and repair. Other topics may include a review of selection & replacement of packing and mechanical seals, pump piping system, pump hydraulics, normal operating conditions, lineshaft turbine operating conditions, special pumping units, and abnormal operating conditions. This course meets ABC’s continuing education requirements for approved course topic criteria for water treatment, water distribution, biological, PC, and well driller. This course can be offered at your facility. Call 803-778-6656 or email etc@cctech.edu for more information. 

DaysDatesTimeHoursPrice
M, TApril 29-30, 20248:30 – 3:306$350
Th, FJune 6-7, 20248:30 – 3:306$350

Physical/Chemical Wastewater

Review courses are intended for wastewater operators desiring to earn continuing education credit to maintain their operator certification and who ...
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Safety

This 6-hour course offers specialized training in the handling of chlorine cylinders. Students will learn the hazards associated with chlorine and how to find and repair leaks. Students will also gain hands-on experience with the level A & B repair kit. This course meets ABC’s continuing education requirements for approved course topic criteria for water treatment, water distribution, biological, and ...
This 6-hour course is designed to meet the OSHA (29 CFR 1910 146) requirements for training of persons who must enter and work in confined spaces. This course defines a confined space, explains confined space hazards and preparations for entering. This program stresses the importance of safety awareness and hazard evaluation control. Permits will be written and entries will be ...
This 12-hour course is designed to meet the OSHA (29 CFR 1910 146) requirement for training of persons who must enter and work in confined spaces. This course defines a confined space, explains confined space hazards, preparations for entering, and procedures for performing rescues from confined spaces. This program stresses the importance of safety awareness and hazard evaluation and control ...
This 8-hour course covers loading & unloading, storing, transporting, packaging, labeling, marking, placarding, manifesting and emergency preparedness to accidents involving hazardous materials. This course meets the DOT renewal requirement as listed in 49 CFR 172 (must be renewed every three years) and the annual RCRA renewal requirement. This course can be delivered onsite at your facility. Dates and times can ...
This 4-hour course will cover the labeling & marking shipments, placarding, packaging, and manifesting of hazardous materials. This course meets the DOT renewal requirement as listed in 49 CFR 172 (must be renewed every three years) and the annual RCRA renewal requirement.  This course can be delivered onsite at your facility. Dates and times can be scheduled at your convenience ...
This course provides an awareness level for employees who may witness or discover a hazardous waste release. This course covers the OSHA mandated 8 hours of annual refresher training for the 24 hour and 40 hour HAZWOPER. Topics include: legal overview, properties and identification of hazardous materials, protective equipment, use of instrumentation, and incident planning. This course can also be ...
This three-day course is designed for employees who respond to a hazardous waste release for the purpose of protecting property, persons, or the nearby environment, but is not responsible for stopping or cleaning up the release. Topics include: legal overview, properties of hazardous materials, use of respiratory protection and personal protective equipment, spill remediation, and decontamination techniques, and a dress-out ...
This five-day course is designed for persons who respond to a hazardous waste release to stop the release. The program includes intensive classroom and practical dress-out spill/cleanup exercises. Legal overview of regulations, basic toxicology, site characterization and analysis, monitoring equipment, spill mitigation, drum over-pack and repair, and full-dress field exercises are included. This course meets the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 ...
This 10-hour OSHA course covers the role and function of OSHA, and methods of compliance based on the General Industry Standards. Topics include OSHA record keeping requirements, common violations/citations, walking and work surfaces, means of egress and fire protection, lock out/tag out, guarding, HAZCOM, etc. It is recommended this course to be taken every three years to receive updated information ...
This 30-hour course covers the role and function of OSHA and methods of compliance based on General Industry Standards. Topics include the Occupational Safety and Health Act requirements, record keeping, inspections and citations, hazardous materials, hazard communications, walking and working surfaces, egress and fire protection, machine guarding, electrical lockout/tagout, confined space entry, bloodborne pathogens, PPE selection, industrial monitoring, respirator standards, ...
This 6-hour course focuses on safety topics specific to the water/wastewater industry. Topics include: confined space, bloodborne pathogens, electrical hazards, hazardous communication, lockout/tagout, and personal protective equipment. This course meets ABC’s continuing education requirements for approved course topic criteria for water treatment, water distribution, biological, PC, and well driller. Call 803-778-6656 or email etc@cctech.edu for more information. Cost is $125 ...
This 6-hour course will help reduce the risk of excavation-site accidents. The dangers of trenching and shoring and the responsibilities of a "competent person" will be discussed. Other topics include soil classification, protective support systems, general safety practices, and emergency response procedures. This course meets ABC’s continuing education requirements for approved course topic criteria for water distribution. This course can ...

Water Distribution

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Water Treatment

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Short Schools are intensive training sessions designed as a comprehensive overview for operators of water treatment facilities who are preparing ...

Well Driller

Between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2023, every South Carolina well driller must obtain twelve (clock hours) continuing education ...