School Year: 2021-2022
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.
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.
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.
For apprenticeship application information, please contact a Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Representative at 262-335-5849.
Applicants should be 18 years of age and submit an apprentice and employer application to their Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Representative. See representative information.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Apprenticeship consists of approximately three years, including approximately 5,568 hours of on-the-job learning and 432 hours of paid related instruction.
Wastewater operators require a moderate level of physical strength. They must frequently stand for long periods in uncomfortable positions. Since much of their work is outdoors, wastewater operators are exposed to various weather conditions.
Apprentice students do not complete standard admissions with Moraine Park. Interested students should contact:
Tim Budda, Apprenticeship Training Representative
|527-100||Introduction to Wastewater Treatment||3|
|527-103||Conventional Wastewater Treatment||3|
|527-105||Advanced Wastewater Treatment Processes||4|
|527-120||Hydraulics of Water and Wastewater||3|
|527-136||Equipment Maintenance and Instrumentation||4|
|Related Electives (Unpaid Related)|
|455-455||Required - Transition to Trainer, Your Role as a Journeyworker||.2|