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Class Name  Wastewater Collection C Online (NO CEU)
Description  Thank you for your interest in the Wastewater Collection C Online course provided at the FW&PCOA Online Institute. The following provides the online course description.

Tuition: $225 for FW&PCOA Members, $255 for Non-members

  • The FW&PCOA has been providing the voluntary certification of wastewater collection system operators since 1981. This course is self-paced and includes a proctored certification exam for students successfully completing the online course. Students must complete the course within 3 months of enrollment.
  • The Level C course uses two course books, Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems, Volume I, Eighth Edition, and Volume II, Seventh Edition, available from the Sacramento State - Office of Water Programs, and examines the basic concepts of a wastewater collection system, including wastewater system inspecting and testing, safe procedures, lift station and equipment maintenance, pipeline cleaning and maintenance, pipeline repair and rehabilitation, and wastewater math.
As stated in the course description, there are two course books required for the course that may be purchased on-line at Sacramento State - Office of Water Programs. The books are presently priced at $90 for Volume I and $49 for Volume II plus shipping – for further information, please see the following links:

Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems, Volume I, 8th Edition

Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection Systems, Volume II, 7th Edition

The course is self-paced and each lesson provides a slide presentation that has been converted to an HTML5 file. The device being used to access the course content must have the latest version of an internet browser installed. We recommend a display resolution of 1024 X 768.

The online course does not provide an audio narrative. The student visually observes the presentation and utilizes the course manuals as a reference to the material being presented. There is a brief test provided after each learning module for the student to assess his or her learning experience – to determine whether the lesson has been understood.

The end of course exam is provided by the FW&PCOA in a live proctored setting after you successfully complete all of the course modules. The FW&PCOA Training Office will make the arrangements to deliver the exam to you after you complete the online course.

After you have successfully completed the end of course proctored exam, and you have three attempts at the exam to do so, the FW&PCOA will mail you a certificate demonstrating your attainment as a Certified Class C Wastewater Collection System Operator.

After you have reviewed the above information, you may proceed with your enrollment by printing and completing the course registration form available at

Return the completed registration form, a copy of your high school diploma or equivalent, and tuition payment, made payable to FW&PCOA, to the FW&PCOA Training Office.

Class Start:  5/6/2010
Class End:  1/15/2030
Price  $225.00

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