Many of you have enquired about the recent absence of blog posts here at MOST. Fear not, all is well. And thank you all for asking. We’ve just been swamped for the past two years at our new assignment as Chair of the Water Utility Science program at Santiago Canyon College. MOST has suffered a bit from neglect, but we have great online learning news for you Water folks.
You can now get a Certificate of Achievement in Water Treatment from Santiago Canyon College without ever coming to our campus! That is correct! Yours truly will be teaching all seven of the courses required for this Certificate online. And our online schedule begins with our Summer Session on June 13. If you stick with me, by this time next year you could complete this Certificate.
In the fine print of the State Water Resources Control Board water operator certification regulations is this little known fact: the completion of a Certificate of Achievement — like this one at SCC — counts as one full year of Operator experience! That is something that can really propel your Water career.
We will follow this Summer offering of Water 050, Water Mathematics and Hydraulics, with Water 061 (Water Distribution I), Water 071 (Water Treatment I), and Water 052 (Water Conservation), during our Fall semester. Then next Spring we will offer the remaining three courses, Water 072 (Water Treatment II), Water 073 (Water Quality), and Water 107 (California Water Resources).
Importantly, Water 050 is a prerequisite for both Water 061 and 071 this Fall. So if you want to have that Certificate of Achievement by this time next year, you need to enroll in Water 050 — and do it right now!
Here’s where to go for more information:
We hope to “see” many of you MOST Subscribers in Water 050 this Summer at SCC!