Water Environment Technologies Diploma (50 Credits)

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Water Environment Technologies Program are prepared to accept positions as entry-level water and/or wastewater operators at various water purification facilities. A career in water treatment offers dynamic, rapid growing employment opportunities with competitive salaries and benefit packages. Students may also choose to become lab technicians, facility mechanics, equipment sales persons, solids handlers, meter readers, utility service operators, or pursue other various related positions in the water treatment field.

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Professional Licensure Disclosure

Suggested Technical Studies Semester I
WETT1502 Basic Laboratory Skills 1 Credits
WETT1506 Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology 3 Credits
WETT1510 Water / Wastewater Treatment Calculations 2 Credits
WETT1514 Source Water Treatment and Development 4 Credits
WETT1518 Water Plant Operation I 3 Credits
WETT1526 Water Distribution Systems 3 Credits
WETT1530 Understanding OSHA Safety Regulations in the Water Industry 3 Credits
Suggested Technical Studies Semester II
WETT1522 Water Plant Operation II 3 Credits
WETT1534 Wastewater Plant Operation I 3 Credits
WETT1538 Wastewater Plant Operations II 4 Credits
WETT1542 Wastewater Laboratory Procedures 3 Credits
WETT1554 Automated Control Systems 3 Credits
WETT1558 Understanding the EPA Part 503 Biosolids Rule 3 Credits
Suggested Technical Studies Semester III *May Term*
WETT1546 Collection and Disinfection Systems Operation 3 Credits
WETT1550 Strategic Planning for Success 3 Credits
General Education
MNTC Goal Area 1 Communications Oral or Written 3 Credits
MNTC Goal Areas 2 through 10 3 Credits
Estimated cost for books and supplies: $1,450

PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice.