Saturday – January 19, 2019

Water Technician (2017-2018)

School of Business / Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Career Cluster
Mequon Campus

For Information: 414-297-6395
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200

This certificate program provides the core skills recognized by the water industry for an entry-level position.

The water technician performs basic, hands-on technical work, and this program is intended to be the first step of a career pathway to increase the number of individuals gaining technical/engineering skills. Additionally, this certificate will enhance employment opportunities in the water sector for individuals with a college degree.

Employment opportunities are expected to grow in the construction, engineering, manufacturing, science and environmental services fields. Further education and experience allows for potential advancement opportunities in the water sector.

Career Pathway —  After earning this certificate, your credits can be applied to completing the Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology associate degree. See your program advisor for details.


Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One semester of high school-level algebra

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 




Applied Environmental Chemistry



Principles of Water Resources



College Mathematics ‡



(or) MATH-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡

(or) Any 200-series MATH course



Communication Skills 1 ‡


  (or) Any 200-series ENG course


NATSCI-137 Comprehensive Technical Physics


  (or) Any 200-series Physics course



‡ Prerequisite required.

All credits must be earned at MATC with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Upon completion of the certificates's requirements, the student's transcript is notated with the credential earned.

Some certificates can be earned while completing associate degrees and/or technical diplomas that are eligible for financial aid. Certificate programs alone are not eligible for financial aid; consult an MATC advisor for information.

Curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated April 2017.