(18 credit hours)
The Water Quality Technician Certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to enter the water quality field, in the area of water, wastewater, or water distribution. The first two courses provide the scientific and mathematics background for students planning to enter the career field. The Special Topics courses satisfy the DEP requirement of completion of a course of study in drinking water plant operator and/or wastewater treatment plant operator in order to qualify to take the operator’s certification licensing test.
Students in this program engage in management of water sources, laboratory analysis of water samples, operation of water/wastewater treatment facilities, maintenance of treatment facility equipment, and troubleshooting process problems. All courses are offered online.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the principles of managing water pollution through prevention and remediation.
- Students will operate and calibrate laboratory and field instruments used in quantitative and qualitative analysis of pollutants.
- Students will sample, analyze, and calculate data related to water and soil pollutants.