Career Options & Highlights
The Certificate of Achievement in Water Management is designed to prepare students for employment by private and municipal water treatment facilities or industrial treatment plants. Careers in water technology generally involve the administration, operation and maintenance of drinking water and 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 water treatment facilities.
Backflow Program Manager; Construction Inspector; Cross Connection Control Specialist; 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; Water Systems Technician
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.
- 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.
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