Courses Offered

We teach the following TCEQ approved water and wastewater courses:

TCEQ Water
  • Basic Water unit-I
    20 Hrs 
    The following items will be discussed in details.
    1. Utility operator's responsibilities, qualification and licensing.
    2. Different types of public water systems, public relations.
    3. Water quality, record keeping, THM'S & HAA's prevention.
    4. Alternate disinfection by Ozone, ClO2, KMno4, Chloramines, Mixed Oxidants ( MIOX ), UV, heat, and radiations. Explain break point chlorination curve in detail.
    5. Chemical, Electrical, Trenching and confined space entry safety
    6. Disinfection, dosage, demand and residuals detection by DPD.
    7. Distribution, BacT-sampling, water storage & pump curves.
    8. Math Calculations for Area, capacity, gallons, pounds of HTH, chemicals, mg/L, Dosage Demand, Residual and detention time.
    9. Questions are welcomed and encouraged at all times.
  • Surface Water Production-I
    24 Hrs 
    The following items will be discussed in details
    1. Characteristics and management of surface water, watershed and lake management. Discuss Giardia, Crypto, CPE and TOP.
    2. Pre-treatment of surface water in lakes and rivers including but not limited to pre-sedimentation, screening, aeration, killing Algae, screening and protecting intake water quality.
    3. Discuss Coagulation, coagulants, Zeta meter, SCM and Jar test. MSDS for chemicals. First aid for chemical exposure.
    4. Discuss Flocculation, Sedimentation and safe disposal of sludge. Four or five zones in a settling basin & volume over volume test.
    5. Discuss Filtration, surface and back washing the filter, Filtering Media, Gravity, pressure and membrane filters, Filter problems, cleaning filer media, media size and uniformity coefficient.
    6. Disinfection BacT- and BacT- repeat sampling rules, Disinfection by Ozone, ClO2, KMnO4, MIOX, Chloramines, Iodine, Bromine, UV, heat and radiation, Discuss break point chlorination.
    7. Calculations for area, volume, gallons, pounds of coagulants, HTH, Dos, Dem, RES, mg/L, Det. Time, Filter rate & uniformity coefficient.
    8. Questions are always encouraged and welcomed.
  • Ground water Production
    20 Hrs 
    The following items will be discussed in detail
    1. Hydrologic cycle, unconfined & confined aquifer, Riparian & prior Appropriation Doctrine, Texas senate Bill 1 & 11 and PWS.
    2. Aquifer media, yield, discharge recharge. TWDB & Conservation Districts, 9 major and 21 minor aquifers their yield and quality.
    3. Water table contour, Hydrological and Geohydrochemical maps, Texas GW Conservation Districts, Seismic refraction, test holes, different well logs, well head protection and abandoned wells.
    4. Different types of well drilling methods, Vertical boring with Drill collar, Drill bits, drilling mud requirements, parts of the Well, Types of screens, well development and specific capacity. Static / pumping Level detection, well disinfection & completion.
    5. Physical & chemical characteristics of GW, excess nitrates and fluoride in GW. Monitoring primary, secondary and taking BacT samples from the distribution system.
    6. Discuss Complete GW treatment, Disinfection by chemicals, break point chlorination, pump curves, WHP, BHP, MHP, well Maintenance, screen cleaning and safety.
    7. Calculate area, volume, gallons, Dos, Dem, Res, lbs/day, mg/L, CY, Det.time, WHP, BHP, MHP, wire-water eff, and Sp. Cap.
  • Water Laboratory
    20 Hrs 
    The following items will be discussed in details
    1. Laboratory equipment and techniques, safety, MSDS, Personal protective equipment, Right to know law.
    2. Preparation of Normal, molar, molal and% solutions. QUALITY Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) program.
    3. Determination of pH, QA/QC and its practical applications.
    4. Determination of Alkalinity, methods, QA/QC and application.
    5. Determination of temperature, Turbidity, their calibration, QA/QC and their practical and regulatory applications.
    6. Determination of chlorine residuals by different methods, QA/QC, practical and regulatory applications.
    7. How to conduct Jar test, preparation of standards for jar test.
    8. Determination of Fluoride, Iron and Manganese by different methods, theory of analysis, QA/QC, Application of the tests.
    9. Water stability by Baylis curve, Langeleir Saturation Index.
    10. Sample siting plan for BacT program, diseases, methods like. Membrane filter, MFT, P-A Coliform, Fecal and colilert tests.
    11. Determination of Hardness, chloride and sulfates, their QA/QC. Precision and accuracy of methods and practical application.
TCEQ Wastewater
  • Basic Wastewater unit-I
    20 Hrs 
    The following items will be discussed in details
    1. Types of water resources in Texas, their protection from contamination, human water cycle. WW - collection and different treatment processes(Trickling Filter,Activated sludge)
    2. WW-treatment plant operator's responsibilities, Federal (EPA) and state (TCEQ) treatment regulation and monthly reports.
    3. Explain WW- characteristics like physical (fresh or septic) chemical,(solids, gases, pH greases & other chemicals) bacteriological and radiological, Grab and composite samples.
    4. WW pretreatment at the source like commercial, restaurant, car wash, food industry, agricultural and chemical industries. Sewer use ordinance, parts and operation of collection system, pipe, manhole and lift station installation, maintenance and CMOMR.
    5. Preliminary and primary treatment, flow measurement in open and closed channels, Flow equalization. Explain sedimentation, fectors influencing settling, settling zones, short circuiting, baffling, gravity, flow velocity. Imhoff tank WWTP.
    6. Secondary activated sludge treatment process, its components, factors affecting the process like DO, Microbes, F/M, sludge age rate of return and rate of wasting.
    7. Trickling Filter (TF) and Rotating Biological Contactors (RBC) fixed film secondary aerobic treatment processes, their working and maintenance. Explain Zoogleal mass and humus sludge.
    8. Aerobic, anaerobic and facultative ponds their operation, maintenance and monitoring requirements.
    9. Disinfection, different chemical employed, factors influencing disinfection, de-chlorination, Rule to reuse WWTP effluent. Safety at WWTP, Gases, oxygen deficiency, MSDS.
    10. Calculations for area,volume, gallons, Lbs/day, mg/L, lbs, BOD, MLSS, MLVSS, F/m, GSA, Det. Time, Velocity and pipe diameter.
  • Wastewater Collection
    20 Hrs 
    The following items will be discussed in details
    1. Human water cycle, WW characteristics viz physical, chemical, Bacteriological and radiological. Solids, gases, oil & grease,PH, Chlorides, BOB, COD and TOC in WW. Function of TCEQ, EPA
    2. Texas State Health Services and rail road commission, Operator's licensing, unauthorized Discharge, inspections and enforcements. Agreements with industry and effluent disposal rules.
    3. Design goals, protect public health. structural integrity for 50 years, population served 20-25 years, capacity into 50 years and transport sewer mainly by gravity to the WWTP, System has grease and sand traps, manholes, lift stations and connecting pipes, pumps and motors.
    4. Safe excavation for the installation of the collection and treatment system, notify 1-800-digtess(800-344-8377) or 811 - it is the law now. Protect cave- ins by sloping, shoring, or by trench Boxes.
    5. Dry well and wet well lift stations above or below ground with auto ventilation. centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, pump curves, water level measuring devices, water hammer, cavitation causes/remedies. inspection of lift station,record keeping. Odor control with chemicals. Open and closed channel flow measurement, O&M of lift station and the WWTP.
    6. Keeping MSDS, First aid, fire fighting, substance accidental spill measures should be followed, Rules for entering permit space and lockout tag out procedures must be followed 100% to avoid injury or death. Traffic/worker's safety using cone, barricades, drum, flashing lights, orang fence flagman w/safety vests must be thoroughly done to avoid injury and death.
    7. Pre-treatment of industrial waste is very essential for WWTP. Record be kept, keep inventory of the service center.
    8. Calculate area, volume, gallons, Cubic Yards, Lbs/day, Mg/L dOS Dem, Res, D.T, Flow, Velocity, F/m, GSA, WHP, BHP and MHP.
  • Wastewater Treatment
    20 Hrs 
    The following items will be discussed in details
    1. Discuss steps for WW treatment, contaminants removed and what are the benefits of preliminary, primary, secondary, advanced treatment, disinfection and de-chlorination Disposal of the effluent and the sludge
    2. EPR- NPDES, TCEQ-TPDES, Clean Water Act, operator licensing, fee and inspection, accidental discharge, Plant permit, segments
    3. Domestic, commercial Industrial WW, inflow – infiltration, fresh and septic WW. Inorganic/organic solids, DO, BOD, COD, TOC Flow in the open and closed channels. C, S, N cycles.
    4. National industrial pre- treatment program, discharge prohibited, .user charge system, grab and composite samples, 10 components of WW-system use ordinance.
    5. Preliminary (screening, grinding, grit removal, grit washing and flow equalization), and primary treatment(sedimentation, BOD reduction) Baffling, short circuiting.
    6. Secondary treatment(activated sludge process), Aerobic, anaerobic and facultative bacteria, DO, Clarifier, rate of return and rate of wasting, SVI, Modifications, aerobic anaerobic and facultative ponds, factors affecting pond operation
    7. TF and RBC operation and maintenance and advanced process Treatments. Filtration/disinfection.
    8. Laboratory control analysis, grab and composite sampling, sample preservation, Determination of BOD, COD, TOC, pH, Total suspended solids, SVI, MCRT, Total solids, DO, Cl2 RES. VSS, OUR, GSA, TKN, Volatile acids, alkalinity.
    9. Calculation of area, volume, gallons% reduction, lbs/dat, mg/LD.T, SVI, F/m, MCRT< GSA, WHP, BHP, MHP.PE, ME & cost of running an electric motor for a day, month and a year.
    10. Questions are always welcomed and encouraged.
  • Wastewater Laboratory
    20 Hrs 
    briefly describe here...
TCEQ Water and Wastewater
  • Utility Calculations
    20 Hrs 
    The following math items will be discussed in details
    1. Practice Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square(number)2, Cubing (number)3, square root, (number)3/2 and 5/2. Use conversion factors to change units of measure.
    2. Practice calculation of area, volume, capacity (Gallons), in rectangular, circular, trapezoidal and odd shape tanks.
    3. Study in details rules of Mathematical Equations, Cross Multiplication and its rules, anything divided by itself is equal to one. Solve for unknown if it is in the numerator or denominator.
    4. Practice solving complicated word problems using appropriate math formula, calculate PSI, Feet of water head, pounds/day of coagulants, of 65% HTH, mg/L.
    5. Practice problems for Velocity in (Feet/Sec) and (Feet/ min). Calculate detention times in minutes, hours and days.
    6. Use formula Q = V x A to find flow in flow in CFS, gpm and in MGD, Velocity in F/S, and area of the end section. Determine pipe diameter in inches.
    7. Determine change of velocity from smaller to bigger diameter pipe and vice versa. Change MGD to CFS and vice versa.
    8. Calculate Dosage, Demand, Residual, lbs/day of chemicals, mg/L, lbs of pure chlorine equivalent to the lbs of 65% HTH.
    9. Determine lbs MLSS, lbs TSS and Gould sludge age(days), determine Lbs BOD, lbs MLVSS and Food / Microbes.
    10. Calculate rate of filtration and backwashing. Circular and determine overflow rate in rectangular and circular weirs.
    11. Calculate digester loading rate in Lbs/aday per cubic foot. Determine Lbs BOD and the population equivalent.
    12. Calculate WHP, Pump Efficiency(PE), BHP, MHP and ME, Calculate cost in $ to run a motor per day, month and per year.
    13. Questions are always welcomed and highly encouraged
  • Utility Safety
    20 Hrs 
    The following safety items will be discussed in details
    1. Causes of accidents, 90% of the accidents are caused by the negligence of the worker includes unsafe physical, mental, emotional and environmental conditions.
    2. Practice 4 E's for safety like education, evaluation, engineering and execution / enforcement. Accident's thorough investigation
    3. Using appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) for head, eyes, face, respiratory system, nose, ears, hands, knees, and foot, Using welder's helmet with appropriate colored lens.
    4. Back safety, components of back, causes of back injury and techniques to prevent back injuries by proper lifting, Explain lever and weight effect in lifting.
    5. Texas Hazard Communication Act, OSHA standards, MSDS as guidance for chemical handling, primary and secondary container labels for chemicalsand Hazardous Material Identification System (HMIS). Job specific safety training.
    6. general chemical safety for handling combustible liquids, compressed gasses, explosives, flammables, corrosives, oxidizers, unstable, carcinogens and water reacting chemicals.
    7. Discuss laboratory safety, use of fume hood, personal protective equipment, eye wash, emergency shower, First aid, fire extinguisher, fire blanket, precautions against bio hazards.
    8. Discuss confined space entry procedures, roles of supervisor, attendant, entrants, and emergency rescue team well defined and follow permit condition.
    9. Different types of fires, fire extinguishers operation, technique to put out small fires in the beginning, First Aid, CPR.
    10. Electrical safety, lockout tag out procedures, Discuss OSHA rules for trenching safely, 1-800-digtess(800-344-8377) or 811 call for underground utilities, sloping, shoring or trench box and work zone safety.
  • Advanced Math
    10 Hrs 
    briefly describe here...
  • Basic Math
    8 Hrs 
    briefly describe here...
  • TCEQ Irrigation Technician
    16 Hrs 
    briefly describe here...
TCEQ non credit License test prep courses

NOTE: 1.  Percentage of passing on TCEQ license test after prep class is from 70-80%.
2. To achieve this please register with TCEQ for the test before taking license test prep class.

Register Here

TCEQ Water
Basic Water unit-I
20 Hrs - $325.00
Surface Water Production-I
24 Hrs - $350.00
Ground water Production
20 Hrs - $325.00
Water Laboratory
20 Hrs - $350.00
TCEQ Wastewater
Basic Wastewater unit-I
20 Hrs - $325.00
Wastewater Collection
20 Hrs - $325.00
Wastewater Treatment
20 Hrs - $325.00
Wastewater Laboratory
20 Hrs - $350.00
TCEQ Water & Wastewater
Utility Calculations
20 Hrs - $325.00
Utility Safety
20 Hrs - $325.00
Advanced Math
10 Hrs - $185.00
Basic Math
8 Hrs - $160.00
TCEQ Irrigation Technician
16 Hrs - $350.00
TCEQ non credit License test prep courses
TCEQ License test prep for Grade C Water
8 Hrs - $185.00
TCEQ License test prep for grade B –Surface water
16 Hrs - $325.00
TCEQ License test prep for grade A Surface Water
36 Hrs - $525.00
TCEQ License test prep for grade C Wastewater
8 Hrs - $185.00
TCEQ License test prep for grade B Wastewater
16 Hrs - $325.00
TCEQ License test prep for grade A Wastewater
36 Hrs - $525.00
TCEQ License test prep for Irrigation Technician
16 Hrs - $350.00
TCEQ License test prep for CSI
8 Hrs - $185.00
TCEQ License test prep for grade D/C Surface Water
20 Hrs - $315.00
TCEQ License test prep for grade D/C Wastewater
8 Hrs - $195.00