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Microbiology for the Non-Biologist

Course Code: EO0101CA17

6 TCHs offered for NJ Water and Wastewater Operators
(License S, C, N, T, W, VSWS)

Microbiology for the Non-Biologist

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Date & Time

April 19, 2017
8:30am - 3:45pm (Check-in time: 8:00am)


Do you know the difference between a bacterium and a virus? Could you tell the difference between a fungus and a protozoan?

Some microorganisms will make you sick….some will gum-up the treatment works….while still others are beneficial.  How can you tell the good from the bad?

This innovative, fun, one-day class will bring the science of microbiology to an everyday, understandable level.  The information presented is useful for people who treat drinking water, wastewater, contaminated soils/materials or have public health responsibilities.  This class will introduce participants to the physiology, characteristics, nomenclature, and taxonomy of microorganisms, including those found in drinking water and wastewater.  Related regulatory programs and control techniques will also be discussed.

Topics will include:

  • Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, Algae and Protozoa
  • Indicator Organisms
  • The Microbiology of Water & Wastewater Systems

In addition to 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, this water/wastewater operator training course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 TCHs (Approval #01-010106-30)

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 6 Technical

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits

PA Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 Recert Hours

Registration Fee $270.00
Multi-Person Registration Fee $240.00 Register with a colleague and save!
NJLWO Fee (T/W/VSWS License Holders Only) $135.00
Cancellation Fee $75.00

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
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Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.