Future Water Professionals Enrolled at SCTC

The partnership between the HCWA and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) in support of the school’s Water Quality Technology Program is bearing fruit. 

Following an Open House at the SCTC Henry County campus on December 19, to recruit students for classes offered this Winter semester, many are taking advantage of this opportunity to work toward Technical Certification to become water quality technicians. 

The program courses include Occupational Safety & Health Regulations, Introduction to Water Treatment Processes, Wastewater Treatment, and Water Supply. Five of the students enrolled this semester are employed by the HCWA, with interest in receiving additional cross training for jobs in other aspects of the utility’s water distribution and wastewater collection systems.

During the Open House, future students were able to tour the SCTC Henry County lab and classroom, meet the instruction, and learn more about a career in water quality and wastewater treatment operations.

Anyone interested in becoming an SCTC student in the Water Quality Technology Program can contact Program Coordinator Belinda Bentoski at 770-914-4431 or 


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Belinda Bentoski (far left), Program Coordinator/Instructor at Southern Crescent Technical College, instructs students about classes necessary for a career in water and wastewater system operations.

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Tamara Smith (far right), HCWA Human Resources Manager, chats with Lemy Mercado (far left), SCTC Dean of Academic Affairs, during an Open House, prior to the Spring Semester, to promote the school's Water Quality Technology Program.


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