This short course covers the math and science of real-world water treatment applications. It is an intensive course that builds from introductory, basic skills to the application of many important principles. Topics include the calculation of chemical feed rates, interpreting pump curves, interpreting water quality data, selecting the best coagulant dosage, calculating filter rates, interpreting water treatment regulations, and much more.

Learner Outcomes

Will this short course prepare you for the courses offered as part of the Annual Short School for Operators at Virginia Tech? Does it help with licensure? "Strongly, yes, to both questions!" This course was designed to supplement and complement the material presented at the Annual Short School. For some years, we have wanted to free up time in the Annual Short School for new and emerging topics. This program enables us to remove some of the math and science that was a part of the Short School, Water 1-3 Short Courses. This course will help with licensure at all levels, because as Yogi Berra might have said, "The course starts at the beginning!"

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Section Title
Applied Math and Basic Science for Waterworks Operators
M, T, W, Th, F
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Apr 06, 2020 to Apr 10, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Off Campus
567463 Commuter Registration non-credit $100.00
567463 Lodger Registration non-credit $150.00
Section Notes

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Ave 
Roanoke VA 24061

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

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