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. Morning and evening classes are available.

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.

Certification Exam Dates for 2016

  • Water Distribution Certification Exam: September 17, 2016. Application Deadline: July 7, 2016
  • Wastewater Collections Certification Exam: October 1, 2016; Application Deadline: August 31, 2016
  • Wastewater Treatment Exam I and II: October 15, 2016; Application Deadline: August 16, 2016    Note: Test prep class is being held on October 8th, 2016

Also see the examination schedule for more information, including future examination dates.  

Exam applications are available on the government website

For general information visit: iewatercouncil.orgbcwaterjobs.comWestern Municipal Water District/Job Opportunities Website 

Free Non-Credit Courses

Test Review Non-Credit Courses Offered: Information flyer