Environmental Training

Apprenticeship Program

The Rose State College Water and Wastewater Operator apprenticeship training program is now available. It’s modeled after other successful programs in various states and guidance provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Labor (DOL).

We envision this program to be supported by employers of water and wastewater treatment staff throughout Oklahoma. The Rose State program is unique to our state, but similar programs developed across the country have proved to be effective in the recruitment, training and retention of staff that are well versed in the myriad skills that make a candidate a productive employee.

Employer Benefits

  • You select employee for program consideration
  • Formalized online classroom and on-the-job training
  • Comprehensive operator skills
  • Nationally recognized certificate

To date, a committee comprised of municipalities and private organizations has developed a training curriculum and draft Standards of Apprenticeship. Standards have met DOL requirements for academic and on-the-job training (OJT). DOL requirements include minimum hours for OJT and classroom training and require documentation of each apprentice candidate’s progress and successful program completion.

For more information, contact Bill Clark at bclark@rose.edu or (405) 733-7488.