Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Apprenticeship

Program Number: 50-527-1
School Year: 2021-2022
Campus: Online
This program is NOT eligible for financial aid

Learn the skills needed to become an effective wastewater operator through the three-year Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Apprenticeship at Moraine Park.

About the Program

Whether you have the mechanical aptitude or are a problem-solving guru, Moraine Park’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Apprenticeship is designed to turn students into effective wastewater operators that the complex water industry needs. This three-year program will cover everything required to successfully prepare students for wastewater jobs. Students can take their education to the next level by earning advanced certifications in the trade.

What You'll Learn

Students will learn how to monitor, maintain and adjust a wide variety of systems found in wastewater treatment plants through hands-on learning and on-the-job training. Classes, which are taught by highly skilled instructors who work in the field, teach students how to adjust sludge thickness on flotation thickeners and collect various samples.

Number Title Crs
Semester 1
527-100 Introduction to Wastewater Treatment 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
Total 6
Semester 2
527-103 Conventional Wastewater Treatment 3
527-111 Water Chemistry 4
Total 7
Semester 3
527-105 Advanced Wastewater Treatment Processes 4
527-120 Hydraulics of Water and Wastewater 3
527-136 Equipment Maintenance and Instrumentation 4
Total 11
Related Electives (Unpaid Related)
455-455 Required - Transition to Trainer, Your Role as a Journeyworker .2
Total N/A
Total Credits 24