Water Pollution Control Program Offered by Tri-Valley ROP Application Period is Closing Soon

From Hugh Logan, WEF Delegate Director

The application period for the Water Pollution Control class offered by Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program is closing soon. If you know of someone interested in starting their wastewater operator education this next school year, direct them to the TVROP.ORG for registration information.

Class Dates: Each Tuesday, starting September 4, 2012 thru June 4, 2013

Time: 5:00 pm thru 8:00 pm

Instructors:  Ray Busch and Hugh Logan

Class Description

Students learn how a wastewater treatment plant operates through 150 hours of classroom instruction and 390 hours of hands-on experience. They become familiar with the biological, chemical, and physical processes that remove harmful contaminants from wastewater before it is recycled or returned to the environment. During the nine-month program, students attend class one evening per week, complete homework, and complete an unpaid internship of 12 hours per week.   Graduates are equipped to seek entry level employment as a Wastewater Operator or related trades and to take certification exams administered by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Financial Assistance

Some individuals may be able to obtain financial assistance through their County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) or Private Industry Council (PIC).

Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB)  www.acwib.org
Oakland Private Industry Council, Inc. (PIC)  www.oaklandpic.org

Costs

Adults Cost High School Students Cost
Tuition $600 Tuition no cost
Text Books $100 Text Books $100
Cal State CEUs (optional) $100 Cal State CEUs (optional) $100

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