Water Quality Management : Emily Griffith Technical College

Water Quality Management

Water Quality Management is an industry built around maintaining public and environmental health by treating drinking water and wastewater. Take classes two nights a week and complete career-relevant projects at home with our part-time, hybrid option. We also have a full-time afternoon program.

At Emily Griffith, our program provides hands-on experience in technical areas across the industry, including chemistry and microbiological treatment processes, operation and maintenance of hydraulic equipment, maintaining conveyance systems, and much more. You will also learn about industry issues specific to Colorado.

What To Expect During the Program

  • Students must be prepared to commit a minimum of 8-10 hours/week of study-time in addition to the weekly class time.

What Can I Do with an Water Quality Management Certificate?

Graduates use their certificate to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Water Distribution System Operator
  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment Operator
  • Water Quality Lab Analyst 
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Water Utilities Technician

Other potential career paths include jobs in environmental science/agriculture, natural disaster/emergency response, utilities and engineering.

Thinking about applying? Get the program checklist or flyer.

Skilled Trades
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Part Time Program
10 Months
Program length
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"Come study at Emily Griffith because the teachers are amazing and you will have a great experience."

Chansoth Sen is a recent graduate of our English and Cosmetology programs. Chansoth first moved to the US in 2009 from Cambodia and came to Emily Griffith to improve her English. “My English was very bad when I started school and I was shy when I have to speak,” she explains. 

She worked her way through English classes and then began working on her certificate in Cosmetology. Chansoth worked closely with our ELA and Career Services navigation team to plan and achieve her academic and career goals. She plans to work in a salon to gain experience until she can open her own salon here and in Cambodia. 

Chansoth encourages others to come study at Emily Griffith. “You are never too late to go to school and become who you want to be. If you work hard, you can accomplish all of your goals. Come study at Emily Griffith because the teachers are amazing and you will have a great experience.”

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