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WATR 1010 - Water Treatment Systems Operation

Water Operations Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

The course provides a general overview of the water treatment process with a detailed discussion on how to operate individual components or subsystems that support a water treatment facility or system. The competencies which directly support the operation, repair, maintenance and construction of facilities or systems and competencies related to management and operations of water sources and watersheds are addressed by this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Operate and follow maintenance procedures for equipment generally used in water treatment facilities and systems.
  • Perform laboratory testing, including recording and presenting data, sampling and testing water.
  • Perform measurements and calculations related to maintenance and operation of water treatment facilities and systems.
  • Locate, identify and protect utilities.
  • Monitor, coordinate and report watershed and groundwater extraction.
  • Operate hypochlorite disinfection, sedimentation and clarification processes, intake structures, and underdrain systems.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

WATR 1010 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Fundamentals of Water and Wastewater Operations
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate


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