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Water Supply Technology

The jobs in water and wastewater industry will always be located near your home. No outsourcing!


The Water Supply Technology program is designed to serve those individuals employed or interested in employment in the water and/or wastewater fields and those who desire to upgrade their skills and/or receive certification from the California Department of Public Health, California Water Environment Association, the American Water Works Association, or the California Water Resource Control Board.

The program provides professional classes combined with hands-on experience. Coursework emphasizes fundamental aspects of drinking water distribution, drinking water treatment, wastewater collection, wastewater treatments, water conservation and related mathematics. 

The certificate programs are designed for entry-level job placement in the water treatment and water reclamation industries. The associate of science degree provides coursework and internship experience designed to provide an overview of a wide range of environmental career opportunities.

Water Supply Technology program graduates often pursue jobs with city, county, state or federal agencies, or food and beverage industry in positions such as wastewater treatment plant operators, drinking water treatment plant operator, environmental laboratory technician, ultra-pure water technician, industrial pre-treatment coordinator, engineering technician, surface water management, or state and federal regulator.

Program Course Offerings for Spring 2015

  • Now Offering:
    • Morning: Entry-level courses
    • Evening: Entry-level and advanced-level courses
  • Our schedule is built to meet the needs of students who work during the day as well as those who work in the evening

Morning courses are scheduled to enable a student to attain state certification in the shortest amount of time possible and students who follow this schedule may attain three entry-level certificates by October 2015:

  • Water Distribution Treatment Certificate Exam: March 14, 2015*
  • Water Treatment Certification Exam: May
  • Wastewater Treatment Certification Exam: October 10, 2015

* Deadline to apply for the March 12, 2015 Water Distribution exam is January 2, 2015. You can get the exam application on the government website.


Western Municipal Water District offers internships in an effort to provide college students, from a wide variety of educational disciplines, the opportunity to apply traditional academic classroom learning to actual work experience. For more information visit the Western Municipal Water District/Job Opportunities Website.