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Water Operator Apprentice Program

Posted: 05/16/2019

Water Operator Apprentice Program
Earn while you learn!

The Water Operator Apprenticeship is a two-year program that allows students to experience the hands-on, technical skills of water operations while earning a water operator certification and gaining college credit.
Each semester, the apprentice will experience a different facet of utility operations: water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment.

  • Two-year apprenticeship at Castle Rock Water
  • Paid, part-time employment, up to 30 hrs/wk
  • 50 percent tuition reimbursement available
  • In conjunction with the Associate of Science degree at Arapahoe Community College
What is a Water Operator? Careers in the water profession vary from analysts to mechanics to engineers to plant operators. A plant operator is responsible for taking in raw water, purifying it through a variety of treatment processes and ensuring distribution throughout the entire community. Water operators also take water that has been used in homes and businesses and collect it for treatment before it is reused or discharged back into the stream. For Castle Rock Water, this means managing 5 water plants, 67 wells, 14 water tanks, 379 miles of service lines, 22,000 customer connections and 3 billion gallons of water per year.

Steps to Apply:
  1.  Attend an informational session: Mon., May 6, 6 - 8 p.m. Fri., May 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  2. Complete Arapahoe Community College application  (Call 303-797-5723 For Updated Dates)
  3. Provide standardized test results (ACCUPLACER, SAT or ACT scores)
  4. Apply for Federal Financial Aid
  5. Contact your local Workforce Center
  6. Complete an online application for Water Operator Apprenticeship program For more information: Call: 303-797-5723 Email:
For more information: Call: 303-797-5723 Email:

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