Water Quality Management Technician Program

The Water Quality Management Tech program prepares the student for entry level positions in the water utilities industry. Students enrolling in two instructional sessions per day (Full-Time) will be able to complete the entire program (15 credit hours) in one semester. Students enrolling in one session per day will complete the program in two semesters. 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.

Why consider Water Quality Management Classes?

yellow checkLearn distribution, collection and treatment of water and wastewater

yellow checkHands-on laboratory analysis

yellow checkLearn about wastewater reclamation and reuse

yellow checkLearn how toxins are removed from water

yellow checkStable career opportunities with ample room for long-term advancement

yellow checkLearn about water regulatory agencies and laws

What Does Water Quality Mean in Colorado?

Find out here.

What is the average pay for Water Quality Management jobs?

  • 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

What types of jobs can I choose?

  • 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 can I work for?

  • Public and private water and wastewater utilities

Program Details

2014 - 2015 Program Dates:

  • Part-Time (Evening) :
    • 8/25/2014 – 2/9/2015
    • 9/18/2014 – 3/5/2015
    • 10/13/2014 – 4/6/2015
    • 11/4/2015 – 4/29/2015
    • 12/2/2014 – 5/21/2015
    • 1/7/2015 – 6/16/2015
    • 2/10/2015 – 7/16/2015
    • 3/6/2015 – Approximately September 2015
    • 4/7/2015 – Approximately October 2015
    • 4/30/2015 – Approximately November 2015
    • 5/26/2015 – Approximately December 2015
    • 6/16/2015 – Approximately January 2016

Class Hours:

  • Part-Time:
    • Evening: M-Th, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.


  • Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program
  • Total Contact Hours: 337.50
  • Total Credit Hours: 19.00
  • Estimated Program Cost: $2,318.00 plus books and materials
  • The estimated costs are for reference only. Exact prices will be assigned during the registration process.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office: 720-423-4744
Financial Aid Fax: 720-423-4903
Hours: M-W 8am-6pm; TH-F 8am-3pm

Note: Not all programs qualify. Please click on the Cost tab to see if your program qualifies.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Farewell to the Block Party
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Student Workshop: Metric System
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Phlebotomy Information Meeting
Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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...

Water Quality Management is a fast paced industry and you are able to earn a certificate in less then a year.

Jeffrey Barnier
Water Quality Managment Instructor