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WATR 1050 - Communications, Legislation and Safety

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

In this course students will be introduced to workplace communications, information management and the organizational skills needed to perform the responsibilities of an operator. They will study the legislation and safety procedures applicable to water/ wastewater treatment and distribution systems.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe professional communication, information management and organizational skills for operators.
  • Identify principles of risk management from water and wastewater legislation, guidelines, and standards.
  • Apply environmental procedures and licensing requirements for the water and/or wastewater industry.
  • Describe the principles and practices of effective customer service and teamwork.
  • Describe current occupational health and safety (OHS) legal requirements and procedures for compliance.
  • Apply occupational health and safety legislation to manage risks and maintain workplace safety.
  • Participate in occupational health and safety communication and consultation processes.
  • Record and present data using digital technology for routine workplace tasks.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

WATR 1050 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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