Hofstra University Continuing Education

Wastewater Operator Certification Program

Learn about wastewater treatment, why it is necessary, treatment processes and technology all while obtaining the necessary course work to sit for the NYSDEC operators examination. Classes are held Tuesday's and Thursday's 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the Cedar Creek wastewater treatment facility. Wastewater treatment remains a mystery to most, however is a major part of modern society, and is composed of both physical and biological processes that occur within a controlled environment operated by licensed professionals. Wastewater treatment is needed to prevent the spread of disease and provide clean waterways for recreational as well as commercial use.

Course Offerings
H6200 Basic Operations Get Class Info
H6201 Activated Sludge Get Class Info
H6202 Basic Labratory Get Class Info

Program Required Textbooks For further information regarding the mandatory textbooks and to place a textbook order visit: Wastewater Courses.

Required Textbooks

  • Basic Operations:
    • Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume I (ISBN 978-1-59371-039-2)
  • Basic Laboratory:
    • Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume II (ISBN 978-1-59371-038-5)
  • Activated Sludge:
    • Advanced Waste Treatment (ISBN 978-1-59371-035-4)

For further information pertaining to this program visit the following New York Water Environment Association, Inc. (NYWEA) websites:

Professional Development

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