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Wastewater Operator

Interested in free training?

Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you can take TCC Wastewater Operator Program courses for free and work toward a career as a wastewater operator.

Learn more and see if you are eligible: EPA Grant-sponsored Wastewater Operator Training.

Questions? Email Marisa Reyes at



Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster

Career Program
Professional Development Courses

Quick Program Facts

Program Description

Our program curriculum provides you with the technical skills and knowledge to operate and maintain wastewater treatment plants effectively and safely.

You will learn how to:

  • Produce high quality, clean, safe treated water for discharge to the environment or for reuse
  • Prevent public health hazards from water-borne pathogens
  • Manage receiving water watershed environmental quality
  • Monitor wastewater treatment processes using sampling and laboratory techniques efficiently

The program courses are intended for:

  • Entry-level employees
  • Experienced operators who want to enhance their knowledge
  • Experienced operators who seek training hours toward license renewal

Credentials in Detail

After completing this program, you will receive a certificate of completion, and you will be eligible to apply and test for the appropriate TCEQ licensing exam provided all other TCEQ requirements are met.

TCEQ registration information for licensing

Courses You Will Take

Check availability: Go to the Course Sections Offered by Term page and scroll down to Continuing Education Terms.

2016 Training Schedule 

Water and Wastewater OfferingsListen (PDF will open in a new window)

How to Apply

Register for the Wastewater Operations–Operator program courses.

Current operators have the option of taking individual courses that can provide in-service training or on-site training.



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Updated July 18, 2016