Water Technician

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Program Information

  • Location: Mequon Campus
  • Pathway: Community & Human Services
  • Program Code: N/A
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Water Technician Certificate


Gain the core skills recognized by the water industry for an entry-level position by performing basic hands-on work. This certificate is a pathway designed to help you progress in attaining more technical skills.

You can apply your credits toward completing the Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology associate degree.

This certificate also enhances employment opportunities in the water sector for individuals with a college degree.

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Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology

This program promotes environmental protection, improvement and sustainability, with a focus on protecting our water, food and air resources. Hands-on coursework includes principles and techniques used to assess water, food, and air quality to meet applicable regulations and to implement needed corrective measures. Students use field projects and internships to further develop the skills and abilities necessary for careers in these fields.

Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
ENVHEL-101 Introduction to Environmental Health/Water Quality 3
ENVHEL-109 Applied Environmental Chemistry 4
MATH-107 College Mathematics ‡
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
ENVHEL-142 Principles of Water Resources 3



‡ Prerequisite required.

All credits must be earned at MATC with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Upon completion of the certificate'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.

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

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2021-2022 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
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Career Outlook

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.

Water Technician

Admission Requirements

One semester of high school-level algebra.


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Last updated: 08/25/2021