American Water Works Association (AWWA)

High-Tech Operator Course 1 - Spring 2020



Learn about SCADA systems in detail, including terms, drawing symbols and naming standards, sample diagrams, descriptions of components and features.

Course Length: 12 Hours / 3 Weeks / 1.2 CEUs*

Gain a comprehensive understanding of SCADA systems, including terms, drawing symbols, naming standards, sample diagrams, descriptions of components, and features.

Course Length: 12 Hours / 3 Weeks / 1.2 CEUs*

Course Dates: March 23 - April 10, 2020.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) has forever altered the way utilities conduct business. A single operator can control treatment, storage, system pressure, and other vital functions through a single-linked computer network. The course begins with an overview of device symbols, including how they are used to represent systems and how those symbols relate to real-world devices. Discover how a SCADA system connects to sensors, analyzers, and control devices. Learn the features and components of a SCADA system, the facilities/environment the system requires, and the benefits the system provides.

This course takes into consideration the Association Board of Certification Need-to-Know Criteria for water treatment operators.

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  • Apply a symbol legend to identify devices in a diagram.
  • Describe the requirements of SCADA System components.
  • Analyze illustrated device descriptions to identify sensors, analyzers and control devices.
  • Analyze trending data to make system improvements.

pre-recorded presentations, online learning activities, videos, quizzes, discussion boards, weekly tests, and homework assignments.

  • Minimum of four hours of online learning activities per week. This is an estimation and will be different for each learner
  • Some college experience pertaining to the water industry.
  • 3–5 years of experience in the industry.
  • The desire to become a leader in the industry.

*You may be awarded CEUs/PDHs for AWWA education programs by your licensing agency. AWWA grants Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course at a rate of 1 CEU for 10 contact hours. It is the individual's responsibility, before registering for any continuing education credit program, to contact the appropriate licensing agency.  AWWA recommends you confirm that the coursework is acceptable for continuing education credit toward the desired license and contact your licensing agency to learn about requirements for your certification.

CA Students registering for this course can use the credits for Renewing Existing licenses only.   The training credits cannot be used to sit for the exam to obtain a license.

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