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Wastewater Systems Operator Specialist

Wastewater Systems Operator Specialist

Apprenticeship Program

The Wastewater Technician program is a two-year State of Delaware recognized registered apprenticeship designed to teach the basics of the wastewater treatment process and the practical aspects of operating and maintaining wastewater treatment plants. Upon completion of two years of related technical instruction and 4,000 hours of on-the-job learning, Registered Apprentices are eligible to earn a nationally recognized Journeyperson credential.

Earn Credit for Your Apprenticeship and Vocational Experience
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Wilmington University’s STEP PathTM is the Smart Transfer Enrollment Program to gain or complete a degree, no matter where you start with your apprenticeship. This unique pathway for journey people maximizes success and minimizes both the cost and time to degree completion.

An apprenticeship program works as a perfect stackable credential toward furthering your education. Journeypeople who complete a Department of Labor-registered apprenticeship and choose WilmU’s STEP PathTM can earn up to 42 academic credits* toward a WilmU degree program, including WilmU’s B.S. in Applied Business.

Required Courses
Wastewater System Operator Specialist I

This is the first course in the two-year Wastewater Systems Operation Systems Registered Apprenticeship program. Students learn the basics of wastewater treatment processes, related public health and the environmental issues, and practical concerns of operating and maintaining wastewater treatment plants. Classes will be held at the Delaware Rural Water Association in Milford.

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Wastewater System Operator Specialist II

This is the second course in the two-year Wastewater Systems Operation System Registered Apprenticeship program. Students learn operation procedures, problem solving, financial, technical, and managerial considerations, public health, environmental concerns, and study the Safe Drinking Water Act. Classes will be held at the Delaware Rural Water Association in Milford.

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Program Details
Tuition Cost:
$1,396.00
Hours:
288
Required Materials:
  • Additional fees: Registration and Book(s) $300
Contact:
Courtney Brown
(302) 697-4545