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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Wastewater Apprenticeship


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This certificate is designed to be used by an employer to provide related training instruction (RTI) to registered apprentices in the DOL-approved Des Moines Water Reclamation Authority Apprenticeship Program.

For more information about the Wastewater Treatment Technology certificate, please visit our website at https://go.dmacc.edu/programs/water/pages/welcome.aspx.

Program Entry Requirements

1. Complete an application for admission.
2. Attend any required information/registration session.
3. RECOMMEND completion of a high school chemistry course or equivalent with a “C” or higher.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 27


Most of these credits are applicable to the Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology diploma  and the AAS degree in Water Environmental Technology  .

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Books (approximate) 100 190 100

Approximate total for program: $2,821*

* Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Contribute to the protection of the environment and reduction in water pollution, thereby protecting public health from waterborne diseases and other health concerns.
  • Operate facilities and equipment designed to clean up wastewater and maintain or improve our environment.
  • Operate and maintain treatment processes and collection or distribution systems.
  • Operate and monitor controls, computerized systems, and laboratory equipment.
  • Collect and analyze water samples, interpret results, and adjust processes to achieve maximum performance
  • Make a difference every day.


 

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • A basic knowledge of the traditional sciences, including biology and chemistry.
  • A good knowledge of math and algebra.
  • A willingness to work indoors and outdoors.
  • A desire to protect public health and the environment.
  • Technical abilities and technological skills.
  • Good public relations skills.
  • A willingness to do a variety of tasks that contribute to water or wastewater treatment.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?


  • A basic knowledge of the traditional sciences, including biology and chemistry.
  • A good knowledge of math and algebra.
  • A willingness to work indoors and outdoors.
  • A desire to protect public health and the environment.
  • Technical abilities and technological skills.
  • Good public relations skills.
  • A willingness to do a variety of tasks that contribute to water or wastewater treatment.

Nondiscrimination Policy


Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at 515-964-6857. For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850.

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