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Career Options & Highlights

The Certificate of Achievement in Wastewater Management is designed to prepare students for employment by private and municipal wastewater treatment facilities or industrial treatment plants. Careers in wastewater technology generally involve the administration, operation, and maintenance of wastewater 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 wastewater treatment facilities.

Career Options
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 certificate of achievement 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 training regulations, general management, and operational challenges associated with water, wastewater, 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 wastewater agencies and related providers.
- Designed to meet the competency areas for students interested in entering into the field of Wastewater Management and to enhance the existing abilities of an individual already employed in the field..

Updated 6/02/16

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