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Free Training: Wastewater Operator

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Northwest Camps CIE a grant to offer free training through Summer 2017.

Are you:

  • Unemployed?
  • Under-employed?
  • A military veteran?

Thanks to our EPA grant, you can enrollfree of charge—in our Wastewater Operator Program and go on to work the environmental field.

Program Description

Our Wastewater Operator Program provides you with the technical skills and knowledge to operate and maintain wastewater treatment plants effectively and safely.

Courses are approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the licensing agency for the state of Texas.

Want more details about our program? See Wastewater Operator.


TCC and the Water/Wastewater Treatment Program's Advisory Committee have established specific admission requirements.

You must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a high school graduate or have your GED
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Pass a drug test and background check
  • Successfully complete an interview and orientation


After successfully completing this program, you will:

  • Receive a certificate of completion.
  • Be eligible to apply and test for the appropriate TCEQ exam as long as all other TCEQ requirements are met.

Courses You Will Take

Job Outlook

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
2015 Median Pay $44,790 per year 
$21.53 per hour
Entry-Level Education High school diploma or equivalent
Related Occupation/Work Experience None
On-the-job Training: Long-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2012 117,000
Job Outlook, 2012-22: 6% (as fast as average)
Employment Change, 2014-24 7,000


Want more info?  Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators, Occupational Outlook Handbook



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Updated January 03, 2018