Water Quality Management Technology Degree and Certificates

The Water Quality Management Technology department introduces students to all areas of water quality management careers through the Associate's of Applied Science and the pending Bachelor's of Applied Science. 

Water Quality Management Degree/Certificates

degree

Click here for information about the Associate of Applied Science Degree

Keep track of your degree status with the AAS Checklist

Click here for information about the Bachelors of Applied Science Degree

To apply for the Bachelors of Applied Science Degree, follow the directions listed here: on the BAS webpage

Certificates

Click here for information about Water Quality Management Technology certificates.

  • 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

Click here for the Certificates Factsheet.

Training Units

Students have the opportunity to maintain their current licenses and gain training units (TUs) by enrolling in classes offered through the department.
Click here for how the classes are meeting Training Unit Requirements

Credit for Prior Learning

Students can receive academic credit for workplace experience.
Click here for information about Prior Learning Assessments

Transfer to Regis

Students can transfer their Water Quality Management Technology AAS degree to Regis University for an interdisciplinary BAS degree. Click here for more information for requirements to transfer to Regis University.

Teaching to National Standards

This is the only institution in Colorado which teaches all of the Need-To-Know criteria developed by the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC), a national organization that provides testing for professional certification in Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution, and Wastewater Collection and Treatment. ABC has identified 592 Need-To-Know criteria in 25 categories that operators in these fields need to be proficient in and are tested on for state certification. Click here for information about Need To Know Criteria for Degrees and Certificates.

Plans of Study and Course Sequencing

Plans of Study are rigorous, articulated academic "road maps" to your career goals, commencing in ninth grade and leading to certificates, licensure, degrees and beyond.

Course Sequencing Guides are suggested scheduling guidelines developed by RRCC programs which help you to complete your certificate or degree in a timely manner.

 

About Red Rocks Community College: We are a two-year college with two beautiful campuses located in Lakewood and Arvada. With the help of our supportive learning community of faculty and staff, we offer flexible online, weekend, self-paced, accelerated and traditional classes that transfer easily to any four-year college in Colorado. RRCC is a community college that provides degrees and certificates for new or returning students, and concurrent enrollment for high school students since 1969.