Sacramento State Office of Water Programs offers online courses for water treatment. The courses offered include drinking water courses and wastewater courses. The classes cover small water systems, water distribution systems, wastewater treatment and storm water BMP. The wastewater treatment course is based on the textbook "Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume One." The sections of the courses include facilities and pre-treatments, sedimentation and flotation, fixed film biological treatment processes, suspended growth biological treatment and disinfection.
The University of Florida also has a wastewater treatment program online that has been recognized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Operator Certification Program. The program asserts that this is a class that should be taken before testing for state certification. The course trains potential plant operation and maintenance workers on the basic requirements to be a water treatment plant operator.
The course available through the University of Florida covers the basics in water treatment for students who have decided to pursue a career in the wastewater field. Those who enroll in the water treatment course must complete the course online and finish within six months of enrolling for the program.
A computer and Internet access is required to complete either of these online water treatment courses.