Water Quality Management

Learn Water Quality Management for an exciting career in water operations

The Water Quality Management Technology (WQM) program at Red Rocks Community College is a comprehensive program that prepares students for employment in water and wastewater operations. If you are already working in the industry, the WQM program offers courses that apply to higher operator certification. Click here to contact an advisor from this program.

Many of the WQM activities are supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAA)-Department of Labor. These grants funded activities such as curricula redesign for hybrid and distance learning, the creation of a mobile teaching lab, support of student success through career coaching, and coordinating job readiness training and professional networking events.

State Operator Exam Deadline

The next application deadline for state operator's exams is July 1st!

Visit https://www.ocpoweb.com/index.cfm for application and more information.

Want to prepare more? Register now for fall preparatory classes.
Learn more about our courses here!

Water Quality Management Degree/Certificates

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  • Water Quality Management AAS Degree

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  • Education and Experience Certificate
  • Introduction to Water Treatment Certificate
  • Introduction to Wastewater Treatment Certificate
  • Mathematics in Water Quality Certificate
  • Laboratory Analysis Certificate
  • Distribution and Collection Systems Certificate
  • Advanced Water Treatment Certification
  • Advanced Wastewater Treatment Certification

Water Quality Management : A career with many opportunities!

For more information about the WQM Technology program:

Water Quality Management Technology
Red Rocks Community College
13302 West Sixth Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228

National Science Foundation


Many WQM activities are supported by one or both of the following grants:

The National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program under Award No. 0903055.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training – U.S. Department of Labor (TAA).
“This product was funded by a grant awarded under the President’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration. The information contained in this product was created by a grantee organization and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. All references to non-governmental companies or organizations, their services, products, or resources are offered for informational purposes and should not be construed as an endorsement

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