Water Quality Management Technology

Water is critical to life and trained professionals create a more sustainable water future. The Water Quality Management (WQM) program trains people to solve the mounting global water crisis.

WQM is for those who want to make a positive impact on their world while developing valuable job-ready skills. We are housed in a state of the art facility, The Environmental Training Center (ETC), which boasts numerous hands-on learning laboratories. Here you will find staff dedicated to assist with career counseling, tutoring, and subject specific advising. Small class sizes and adjunct faculty with real-world experience contribute to student success. We offer a variety of degrees including a Bachelor's degree, Associate's degree, and several certificates. No matter your career choice; environmental work, water conservation, water treatment, wastewater treatment, or distribution systems, we've got you covered.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Water Quality Management Technology program is to prepare students for successful employment in the diverse water industry by providing hands-on, active, and applied curriculum created with industry partners. The Water Quality Management (WQM) Department periodically hosts events and info sessions as an interactive way to provide information to students about the WQM program.

The WQM staff intends to meet students' learning needs both in and out of class. We acknowledge that the diversity that students bring to the program will be viewed as a resource, strength and benefit. The WQM community invites diversity: gender, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and culture to foster a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive community.

Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit of healing, Red Rocks Community College acknowledges and honors the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Ute Tribes, recognizing that the land occupied by RRCC is located in the traditional territories and ancestral homelands of these Indigenous peoples. We also acknowledge and honor the forty-eight known tribal nations  that have lived, traded and traveled this land throughout history. RRCC recognizes the significant contribution of Indigenous cultures in Colorado, within our communities and within the land on which we are privileged to gather, live, learn, and work today. We recognize the vital importance of honoring these beginnings and the dedication and importance of Indigenous voices who courageously bring the truth of our history as a state. RRCC stands in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of Colorado.   

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For academic advising and information on General Transfer (GT) credits, WQM students should schedule an appointment through Academic Advising. Online appointments can be made here at Red Rocks Advising

Contact us with any questions! rrcc.wqm@rrcc.edu

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Interested in our Water Quality Management Technology program? Fill out this form and let us know if you are interested in the BAS, AAS, or Certificates then we'll contact you!