Pathways for Water Careers

Not wanting to sit in a university classroom for 2-4 years?

Looking for a career path that can begin with one week of training?

Looking for job security in a field that is perpetually in demand?

Wanna be a behind-the-scenes hero?

You can make that happen at the Oklahoma Environmental Training Center (OETC) located on the campus of Rose State College.  We have been proudly training Oklahoma’s water and wastewater operators since 1975 when the Governor designated us as the OETC, the only organization to ever hold the title. Come train with us!

Sample Certification Plan

For Work In The Field:

  • D Water Class – 16 hours (2 days)

  • D Wastewater Class – 16 hours (2 days)

*Test and obtain D Level Certification/Operator’s License – Certified to go to work at entry level.

  • 1 Year

After 1 year of licensed experience and 36 approved training hours, you can pursue:

  • C Water Class – 16 hours (2 days)

  • C Wastewater Class – 16 hours (2 days)

*Test and obtain C Level Certification/Operator’s License – Certified at a higher level/eligible for promotion

  • 3 Years

After 3 years of licensed experience and 100 approved training hours, you can pursue:

  • B Water Class – 32 hours (4 days)

  • B Wastewater Class – 32 hours (4 days)

*Test and obtain B Level Certification/Operator’s License – Certified at a higher level/eligible for promotion

  • 5 Years

After 5 years of licensed experience and 200 approved training hours, you can pursue:

  • A Water Class – 32 hours (4 days)

  • A Wastewater Class – 32 hours (4 days)

*Test and obtain A Level Certification/Operator’s License – Certified at a higher level/eligible for promotion

Sample Certification Plan

For Work In The Lab:

  • C Water Lab Operator – 32 hours (4 days)

  • C Wastewater Lab Operator – 32 hours (4 days)

*Test and obtain C Level Certification/Operator’s License – Certified to go to work at entry level.

  • 6 Months

After 6 months of licensed experience and 64 approved training hours, you can pursue:

  • B Water Lab Operator – 32 hours (4 days)

  • B Wastewater Lab Operator – 32 hours (4 days)

*Test and obtain B Level Certification/Operator’s License – Certified at a higher level/eligible for promotion

  • 5 Years

After 5 years of licensed experience, you can pursue:

  • A Water Lab Operator – 32 hours (4 days)

  • A Wastewater Lab Operator – 32 hours (4 days)

*Test and obtain A Level Certification/Operator’s License – Certified at a higher level/eligible for promotion

* Must test to obtain certification at each level

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