Delaware County Community College Offers Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate

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Delaware County Community College is offering a Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification Program, with classes beginning Jan. 24 at the Marple Campus. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9 PM. Certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the program prepares entry-level operators for certification and employment.

Wastewater Treatment Operators are essential in the treatment and transferring of water and wastewater. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for Wastewater Treatment Operators is $45,760.

The college’s program offers all of the coursework, hands-on training in laboratories, and module tests necessary to help students pass the licensing exam for DEP certification. The program is divided into two 90-hour sessions. Successful candidates must enroll for certification levels 1 and 2.

The cost of certification is $950 per semester. Students can save $150 by registering for both semesters at once. For more information, contact Mary Kay McClatchy at 610-723-4010.

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