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Waste Water Management

Career Options & Highlights

The Certificate of Achievement in Waste Water Management is designed to prepare students for employment by private and municipal wastewater treatment facilities or industrial treatment plants. Careers in waste water technology generally involve the administration, operation and maintenance of waste water treatment facilities as well as distribution and collection systems. Significant opportunities also exist in recycled water handling and distribution, water conservation, and enhancing the energy efficiency of waste water treatment facilities.

Career Options
Backflow Program Manager; Construction Inspector; Electronic Technician; Engineer Technician; Equipment Maintenance Operator; Field Operations Supervisor; Inspector; Instrumentation and Control Technician; Instrumentation and Control Supervisor; Laboratory Analyst; Machinist; Mechanical Systems Technician; Meter Maintenance Technician; Plant Operator; Plant Process Control Electrician; Plant Process Control Supervisor; Recycled Water Inspector; Survey Technician; Utility Worker; Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator; Waste Water Treatment Superintendent

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Highlights
- Broad-based field providing a firm foundation of the regulatory regulations, general management and operational challenges associated with water, waste water, and recycled water industries.
- Lecture and laboratory settings with field trips to a variety of treatment plants in the region.
- Work experience and internship opportunities with local water and waste water agencies and related providers.

Updated 6/19/13

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