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 field and those who desire to upgrade their skills and/or receive certification from the 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 the fundamental aspects of drinking water distribution, drinking water treatment, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, water conservation and related mathematics. Morning and evening classes are available. The Water Supply Technology Program also offers courses in a hybrid setting (50% traditional classroom and 50% distance learning) for those who find it difficult to come to the college campus on a regular basis.

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 regulations.

Certification Exam Dates for 2018

  • Water Distribution Certification Exam: March 17, 2018; Application Deadline: January 2, 2018.
  • Water Distribution Certification Exam:  September 15, 2018; Application Deadline: July 2, 2018.
  • Water Treatment Certification Exam: May 19, 2018; Application Deadline: March 1, 2018.
  • Water Treatment Certification Exam: November 17, 2018; Application Deadline: September  1, 2018. 
  • Wastewater Treatment Exam: April 14, 2018; Application Deadline: February 13, 2018.
  • Wastewater Treatment Exam: October 13, 2018; Appplication Deadline:  August 14, 2018.

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.

Late Start Classes

The Water Supply Technology Program still has open class sections (evenings) available beginning Tuesday, March 20, 2018:

WST 629 Introduction to Water Supply Technology   

WST 091 Wastewater Treatment I

WST 053 Wastewater Technology Math  

Distance Learning Classes (Hybrid)

There are also two open class sections hybrid (50% traditional classroom and 50% distance learning) beginning Wednesday March 21, 2018 and Thursday March 22, 2018:

WST 071 Water Treatment I

WST 091 Wastewater Treatment I