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water quality management

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The Water Quality Management Technology (WQM) program offers multiple pathways that guide students toward their professional and academic goals. If you want to work in the water industry, WQM offers certificates, license prep courses, continuing education courses, and an associate of applied science degree that can be transferred to 4-year colleges.

All new students are strongly encouraged to take the AccuPlacer test within two weeks of applying to RRCC. This test measures aptitude in college-level reading, writing, and mathematics. An RRCC Academic Advisor will review your test scores with you and craft a course schedule that meets your academic needs.

Grants from the National Science Foundation and theTAA-Department of Labor funded the development, redesign and adaption of many WQM courses for online and distance learning. Check the semester schedule for online course offerings.

Sam FloresStudents Directly Benefit from NSF & TAA Grants

Samuel Flores advanced his career as a Lab Operator in a rural Colorado community by enrolling in a newly designed online course for Water Quality Management Technology at Red Rocks Community College.  “I took the class in order to help me pass my C wastewater certificate,” stated Flores.  All water operators must pass state license exams/certificates to work or advance in the water treatment industry. Samuel enrolled in the summer online course that included lab work in the mobile learning lab. 

TAA grant funding is being used to modify Water Quality Management Technology courses for hybrid and online distance learning.  TAA grant funding also created the mobile learning lab which is used by students who enroll in online courses and live in distant, rural communities.
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WQM Advisor
Yarrow Spitzfaden

by appointment only

General RRCC Advising