Professional Development Courses

Certified Pool Operator (CPO)

The Certified Pool Operator certification course is designed to provide the basic knowledge, techniques and skills required to safely operate a pool or spa.  The course will follow the NSPF Pool & Spa Operator Handbook (provided) along with local regulatory codes and is taught by an NSPF certified instructor.  Essential calculations, how to carry out and interpret water tests for safe operation of aquatic facilities, state and federal regulations and other important topics will be covered.  Pass the open book exam and earn your CPO certification.  This course is available upon request with a minimum of six participants. To schedule a course, call the program coordinator at 979-230-3405.


Certified Pool Operator Fusion

If you completed the NSPF Pool Operator Primer course online, you may complete the certification requirements by attending day two of the Certified Pool Operator class (if available), participating in a review of state laws and successfully completing the certification exam.


Photography I

Get to know your Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera in this hands-on digital photography class. Discover how aperture, shutter speed and ISO choices will affect your photos. Learn to observe and manipulate light and use your creative eye to capture great photos. During the final class meeting, we will hit the ground running with a campus-wide scavenger hunt, capturing our "prey" with our cameras! The textbook is included. This is an on-campus class with social distancing and other safety precautions
Prerequisites: DSLR camera and instruction manual.

Location: BC Central On-Campus
Instructor: Cinnamon Smircic

2505 PHTC1004 (01201T)              18 hrs.
9/24-10/29          R                             6-9pm


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Lake Jackson, TX 77566


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