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.  Click here for the application.

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

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Gainful Employment Information


2015-2016 Program Dates

Part-Time (M-Th,5-9 p.m.)

  • 9/16/2015 – 3/8/2016
  • 10/8/2015 – 4/5/2016
  • 11/3/2015 – 4/28/2016
  • 12/3/2015 – 5/23/2016
  • 1/11/2016 – 6/15/2016
  • 2/16/2016 – 7/19/2016
  • 3/9/2016 – Approximately September 2016
  • 4/6/2016 – Approximately October 2016
  • 5/2/2016 – Approximately October 2016
  • 5/24/2016 – Approximately November 2016
  • 6/16/2016 – Approximately January 2017


Program Cost

  • Total Contact Hours: 337.50
  • Total Credit Hours: 19.00
  • Cost per Credit: $98
  • Additional Fees: $456
  • Estimated Program Cost: $2,318 (books may add to your final cost)


It's free to apply to Emily Griffith Technical College. You're under no obligation once you apply. Filling out an application allows us to connect you with people who can provide more information about your preferred studies and career goals.

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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

Upcoming Related Events

Friday, June 3, 2016
Graduation Celebration - UPDATED
Time: 10:00am

From our students...

Emily Griffith offers the most in-depth education as far as water and water quality is concerned. Water is one of the best careers to get into if you want to make a difference in the world.

Mark Bickford
Water Quality Management Student

From our teachers...

There are students at different levels in every class and they can help and work with each other.  I’m here to keep students moving in the right direction.

Lina Fedynyshyn
Accounting Technician Instructor