Alumna Renee Oelrich was named the 2013 Minnesota Wastewater Operators Association Laboratory Operator of the Year.
SCTCC’s Water Environment Technologies program is one of only two programs in Minnesota to train technicians in water treatment and wastewater treatment.
The program of instruction consists of a balance between science courses and mechanical courses all directed toward the functions of a beginning operator. Instruction will be given in both classroom and lab settings.
This program will prepare you to:
- Operate and maintain water and wastewater treatment facilities.
- Relate the importance of your job to public health.
- Understand why various treatment processes are used and how they are used.
- Comply with federal and state regulations that impact the operation of treatment facilities.
Graduates are licensed by the:
- Minnesota Department of Health as Class D Water Operation Specialists
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as Class D Wastewater Operation Specialists
Students in the WETT program can complete their program in St. Cloud or the Twin Cities.
Students may complete their degree on campus at SCTCC in the state-of-the art simulation lab. Or, students may complete their degree at the Eden Prairie Water Treatment Facility and Metropolitan Council Seneca Wastewater Treatment Facility in Bloomington.
An educational background in mathematics, science, and mechanics is helpful, but not required.