EPA-Funded Training Opportunity: Licensed Drinking Water Operator

By on May 15, 2014
EPA-Funded Training Opportunity: Licensed Drinking Water Operator

Are you mechanically inclined?

Take advantage of this EPA-funded opportunity to become a Licensed Water Operator.

Are you mechanically inclined and like working with your hands? Are you interested in environmental issues and want to make a difference in your community?

Consider becoming a licensed Drinking Water Operator. With funding assistance from the EPA, St. Louis Community College, developed a new accelerated job training program that is offered at free of charge to those meeting the eligibility requirements.

Water operators work in water treatment plants. Fresh water is pumped from wells, rivers, streams, and reservoirs to water treatment plants, where it is treated and distributed to customers. Water operators run the equipment, control the processes, and monitor the plants that treat water to make it safe to drink.

Upon successful completion, students take two certification exams by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to become a licensed water operator.

When: 5 week classes starting in June and October 2014.

Where: Center for Workforce Innovation, FV Campus

Water operators work in water treatment plants. Fresh water is pumped from wells, rivers, streams, and reservoirs to water treatment plants, where it is treated and distributed to customers. Water operators run the equipment, control the processes, and monitor the plants that treat water to make it safe to drink.

Those currently seeking a certificate or degree in an engineering-related field, and/or those with some mechanical or electrical experience are highly encouraged to apply for this free training!

For eligibility requirements, contact Rene Dulle at 314-630-4319.

Download program flyer.

The training program is approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resource (DNR) as course No. 1306936. This DNR course approval is equivalent to six months of water treatment and six months of distribution system operating experience. Certification renewal training credit hours are water treatment (57.5 hours), distribution (57.5 hours), wastewater (22.5 hours) and concentrated animal feeding operations (7.0 hours).

About Shayna Howell

Shayna was the Client Development Manager in the Workforce Solutions Group of St Louis Community College. She has over 20 years of experience in the Community College system in training and development, project management, program/course development, grant writing/administration and marketing.

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