SCADA for Water Facility Operators


0.6 CEUs


With the increasing amount of water and wastewater plants implementing SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, it is important for plant operators to understand how these systems work, how to operate them and how to perform basic troubleshooting.

This one-day course will explain in practical terms how modern plants are monitored and controlled using SCADA systems. It examines the basic building blocks of SCADA and then describes how full SCADA systems are built and programmed. Live demonstrations and real world examples are presented throughout. The course is intended for operators, technicians and engineers in the water and wastewater treatment industries. No previous electrical or computer knowledge is required.

The CEUs from this course can be used toward the following discipline(s) for certification renewal:

• Water treatment
• Water distribution
• Wastewater treatment
• Wastewater collection


Note: If you have previously taken the following AWWOA courses: SCADA: Basics and/or SCADA: Intermediate, please be aware of the CEU implications of retaking the same course. Contact Alberta Environment for information.

Delivery Formats

There are no available options for this course at this time - please contact .


1. Introduction to SCADA
2. Digital and Analog Control
3. PLCs (Programmable Logica Controllers)
4. Instruments and Symbols
5. Digital Fundamentals: Bits, Bytes and Words
6. Digital Communications: Moving Information
7. Radio Communications
8. Fibre Optics
9. Evolution of SCADA
10. SCADA System Architechture
11. The 5 Elements of SCADA: Control, Graphics, Alarms, Trending and Historical
12. The Future: SCADA through the Internet, Wireless and Fieldbus Systems


$350.00 Must have current AWWOA Membership

$450.00 Non-Members

$262.50 (For in-class courses only) Must have a current AWWOA Membership and be an operator of a small public rural water/wastewater facility.