Water and Wastewater Technician
Water and Wastewater Technician is a certificate program. It provides
knowledge and skill development in operating and maintaining public and
private water treatment plants, water distribution systems, wastewater
treatment plants and wastewater collection systems. You will learn how to
meet the demand for water of acceptable quality and quantity for
municipal, industrial, agricultural and recreational use. You will also learn
how to collect and treat wastewater to an acceptable level for discharge
into receiving waters.
The Water and Wastewater Technician Program allows operators to gain
industry education, collect Continuing Education Units (CEU) and
maintain Provincial Certification from the convenience of their home. You
will focus your learning on:
- water treatment
- laboratory testing procedures
- operating and maintaining treatment systems
- enhancing computer application skills
The program can also be used to prepare you, and existing operator, to
challenge the Saskatchewan Provincial Operator Certification
Examinations as recognized by Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
and the Operator Certification Board (OCB) of Saskatchewan.
For complete program information, check the program page
You will be introduced to basic computer concepts. The course content
includes computer components, hardware, software, working in a graphical user interface, file management, word processing and the Internet. The general skills you learn will prepare you for further courses, such as word processing, spreadsheets and presentation graphics.
Additional costs: Text (approx. $25)
Your studies will focus on the basic skills required of the technologist in
the workplace. You will examine the communication process and
interpersonal and workplace communication techniques. The course
content includes technical writing job search skills.
Your studies will focus on the basic features of Microsoft Access. You will
create simple tables, queries, forms and reports. You will also modify
database elements such as fields and records.
You will study the basic features of Excel. You will learn to format spreadsheet elements, create simple charts and use simple formulas and functions.
You will study the intermediate features of Excel. Using the skills and knowledge you acquired in COMP 172 (Introduction to Micrsoft Word / Excel) or COMP 174 (Introduction to Excel 1), you will learn to work with multiple worksheets, create and modify several chart types, perform data manipulation features and use more advanced spreadsheet functions.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Microsoft Excel I (COMP 174), Introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel (COMP 172), (one of either)
Your studies will introduce you to basic word processing skills such as
creating, editing and formatting documents, building tables, using
templates and applying styles.
Building on the skills you developed in TCOM 102 (Communication in
Technology), you will apply basic research skills to create workplace
documents. Your studies will focus on the workplace skills of creating
effective client relations, conducting meetings and giving presentations.
Prerequisites: Communication in Technology (TCOM 102)