Identification of Microorganisms

WWW205 – 20.00 Hours


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09/16/24 – 09/18/24 El Paso, TX EU WWW205 164 $485.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

**PLEASE NOTE** This course has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to fulfill 20 credit hours in the following operator license area(s):

– Wastewater Operator License

– Water Operator License

Pic of MicroorganismsThe Identification of Microorganisms course provides students with information specific to the proper collection of samples. Once collected, utilizing microscopes provided by TEEX, students are provided basic training on proper operation and led through classification exercises for microorganisms, algae, and protozoa. All scenarios are designed to help participants better determine higher-level organisms and how each affects the biological treatment process.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Prior Training Courses or Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, participants complete Surface Water Production I (WWW004) and Wastewater Treatment (WWW102) courses prior to registration.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of the various classes of microorganisms to the environment in which they live.
  • Classify microorganisms into individual kingdoms.
  • Examine the functions of a microscope.
  • Demonstrate the proper preparation of microscope slides.
  • Apply the process for identifying microorganisms.
  • Demonstrate identifying the various types of algae.
  • Categorize the types of protozoa being observed.
  • Demonstrate identifying rotifers.
  • Recognize the ecology of microscopic animals.
  • Discuss the effect of fungi on the environment and wastewater treatment operations.
  • Explain the importance of bacteria classification to wastewater treatment.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for water utility personnel.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 20.00 hours – Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  • 1.00 hours – American Council on Education (ACE)

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: [email protected]