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

 

2016-2017 Program Dates

Part-Time (M-Th, 1-5 p.m. or 5-9 p.m.)

  • 8/29/2016 – 2/16/2017
  • 10/18/2016 – 4/18/2017
  • 11/10/2016 – 5/10/2017
  • 12/12/2016 – 6/5/2017
  • 1/24/2017 – 6/29/2017
  • 2/21/2017 – Fall 2017
  • 3/15/2017 – Fall 2017
  • 4/19/2017 – Fall 2017
  • 5/11/2017 – Fall 2017

 

Program Cost

  • Total Contact Hours: 345
  • Total Credit Hours: 19.00
  • Cost per Credit: $101
  • Additional Fees: $456
  • Estimated Program Cost: $2,375 (books may add to your final cost)

 

Courses

Code Course Credits
WQM 102 Introduction to Wastewater Collection 3.00
WQM 104 Intro to Wastewater Treatment 3.00
WQM 100 Introduction to Water Quality 3.00
WQM 101 Introduction to Water Distribution 3.00
WQM 103 Introduction to Water Treatment 3.00
WQM 105 Specific Calculations for Water Quality Management 4.00

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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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Transitions Orientation
Time: 9:30am
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Vocational Transitions (Español)
Time: 1:00pm
Friday, October 7, 2016
GED and ABE Orientation
Time: 8:00am

From our students...

I love Tonya [Tonya Robinson, Instructor], she makes things simple, clear and she makes the topics and long days go by so quickly.  I love that we have an on-site lab.

Brittany Jones
Dental Assisting Student

From our teachers...

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Linda Troute
Esthetician Instructor