Reading Area Community College offers a 180-hour certification program designed to help license new operators in the high-demand field of wastewater treatment plant operator. The curriculum was developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
The program utilizes DEP-approved curriculum that is taught by certified operators and other qualified instructors. The program provides course work, hands-on training in labs, on-site visits to facilities with classroom components, interactive class discussion with current certified operators, out-of-class assignments, and module-end exams, all helping prepare students for work in the field and for the comprehensive, proctored certification exam provided by the DEP at RACC.
The course components also offer continuing education units contact hours necessary for certified operators to maintain their certifications.
The program has a tuition of $2,200 for the 2016 year.
This brochure contains more information on the curriculum and career outlook for this program.
To get more information, call 610-372-4721, ext. 6207 or email Bonnie Spayd.
Other courses that have been approved by PA DEP for continuing education units include:
- AC/DC Electrical Learning Systems
- Basic Electrical Machines Systems
- Electric Motor Control System
- Advanced Electric Motor Controls
- Electric Control Wiring Systems
- Electrical Relay Control
- Piping Systems
- Centrifugal Pumps
- Diaphragm Pumps
- Peristaltic Pumps
- Magnetic Pumps
- Centrifugal Pumps with Stuffing Box
- Multi-Stage Pumps
- Gear Pumps
- Piston Pumps
- Turbine Pumps
- Process Control Systems