Water Quality Management

Students in the Water Quality Management Program learn about distribution, collection and treatment of water and wastewater through hands-on laboratory analysis. You'll learn about wastewater reclamation and reuse, and how toxins are removed from water. Water regulatory agencies and laws are also learned. Students completing this course of study will be prepared to take the level 1 exam.

Dedicated scholarships are provided by MillerCoors for students 21 and over.

What does water quality mean in Colorado? Find out here.

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2017–2018 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.


Start Date End Date Days Time
8/21/2017 6/27/2018 M–Th 1:00pm–5:00pm
9/13/2017 7/19/2018 M–Th 1:00pm–5:00pm
10/5/2017 8/1/2018 M–Th 1:00pm–5:00pm
11/2/2017 9/1/2018 M–Th 1:00pm–5:00pm
12/4/2017 10/1/2018 M–Th 1:00pm–5:00pm
1/16/2018 11/1/2018 M–Th 1:00pm–5:00pm
4/2/2018 2/1/2019 M–Th 1:00pm–5:00pm
4/30/2018 3/1/2019 M–Th 1:00pm–5:00pm
6/6/2018 4/1/2019 M–Th 1:00pm–5:00pm


2018–2019 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.

Part-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time
8/20/2018 6/25/2019 M–Th 1:00pm–5:00pm
10/4/2018 9/1/2019 M–Th 1:00pm–5:00pm 
1/10/2019 12/20/2019 M–Th 1:00pm–5:00pm
5/7/2019 3/1/2020 M–Th 1:00pm–5:00pm


Part-Time Hybrid (evening)

Start Date End Date Days Time
8/20/2018 6/25/2019 M, W 5:00pm–9:00pm
Orientation on
10/3/2018 at 5:00pm
9/1/2019 M, W 5:00pm–9:00pm
Orientation on
1/9/2018 at 5:00pm
12/20/2019 M, W 5:00pm–9:00pm
Orientation on
5/6/2018 at 5:00pm
3/1/2020 M, W 5:00pm–9:00pm


Program Cost

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Earning Potential

  • Water Treatment Operations - $33,000 per year
  • Water Distribution Operations - $27,000 per year
  • Wastewater Collection Operations - $39,000 per year
  • Wastewater Treatment Operations - $33,000 per year


To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Collection and Distribution Technician
  • Customer Service Representative 
  • Distribution System Worker
  • Facilities Mechanic 
  • Facilities Operator 
  • Industrial Pretreatment Specialist 
  • Instrument Technician 
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Plant Maintenance Technician 
  • Process Technician  
  • Pump Station Operator 
  • Water Distribution Treatment Technician 
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
  • Water Meter Reader 
  • Water Utilities Technician 
  • Water Quality Analyst 


What types of companies might hire me?

  • Public and private water and wastewater utilities

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Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Emily Griffith Career Fair 2018!
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Emily Griffith Career Fair 2018!
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, June 1, 2018
Emily Griffith Graduation Ceremony
Time: 10:00am

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