Water Technology

Water Technology A.S. Degree Major (Effective Fall 2012)

The Water Supply Technology Program is designed to serve students who are employed or interested in employment in water/wastewater occupations. The program provides technical classes in water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment. The courses prepare students to upgrade their skills and/or prepare them for licensing examinations and certifications from the California Department of Public Health, the California State Water Resource Control Board, the American Water Works Association, and the California Water Environment Association.

The certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry level jobs in water treatment, water distribution, and wastewater reclamation industries. The associate of science degree graduates often work in city, county, or state agencies in positions such as plant operator, engineering technician, surface water manager, environmental laboratory coordinator, and industrial pre-treatment coordinator.

To graduate with a specialization in Water Technology, students must complete the following required courses in addition to the general breadth requirements for Associate of Science degree (total = 60 units).

Required Courses Units
CHEM101 Introductory Chemistry 4
CHEM110 Environmental and Consumer Chemistry 3
18 units from the following Water Supply Technology courses Units
WST031 Water Use Efficiency Practitioner I 3
WST045 Backflow Prevention Devices 3
WST048 Cross-Connection Control 3
WST061 Water Distribution I 3
WST062 Water Distribution II 3
WST063 Water Distribution III 3
WST071 Water Treatment I 3
WST072 Water Treatment II 3
WST073 Water Treatment III 3
WST074 Water/Wastewater Analysis 2
WST081 Wastewater Collection I 3
WST082 Wastewater Collection II 3
WST091 Wastewater Treatment I 3
WST092 Wastewater Treatment II 3
WST093 Wastewater Treatment III 3
One course from this list of RECOMMENDED courses Units
CIT101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
GIS130 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
Total Units 24 - 25