Massachusetts College Offers Free Online Water Treatment Training

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The Workforce Development Center at Springfield (Massachusetts) Technical Community College (STCC) is partnering with the Massachusetts Water Works Association to offer a unique consortium-based online certificate training called Concepts and Practices of Basic Drinking Water Treatment.

This statewide initiative is part of a collaborative partnership between STCC and its sister community colleges of Berkshire, Bristol, Bunker Hill, Greenfield, Massasoit, Mount Wachusett, North Shore and Roxbury.

This 12-week certificate training includes using the Blackboard Learning Management System, and the training will include weekly topics related to preparing students to take the Massachusetts Drinking Water Operator Grade 1 and Grade 2 treatment license exams.

Taking and passing this course is a prerequisite for anyone interested in taking the Massachusetts Grade 2 treatment license examination.

Material covered includes hydrology, source waters, basic chemistry, treatment technologies, proper chemical application, regulations, laboratory analysis, equipment maintenance, safety and administrative duties.

In addition to the 12-week online format, matriculated students will need to attend at least one of two five-hour micro-internships at a water treatment facility. Incumbents, who are individuals not currently enrolled at a community college as well as individuals who currently work for a water utility, are not required to attend a five-hour micro-internship.

For more information or to enroll, visit the STCC website. A video introducing the course is shared below.


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