Water Quality Management Technology

Introducing our BSA Degree, New classes coming in fall

Water is critical to life and trained professionals who can help create a more sustainable water future are increasingly in demand. 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 – which boasts numerous hands-on learning laboratories. Here you will find staff dedicated to career counseling, tutoring, and subject-specific advising. Small class sizes and adjunct faculty with real-world experience contributes to student success. New certificates align with State and National regulatory trends.

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. If interested in a virtual info session, please contact Summer Waters summer.waters@rrcc.edu.

New Water Loss and Reuse Certificate

Water Loss and Reuse Certificate coming summer 2020. This Certificate will focus on real loss including leak detection.  WQM 109 (Distribution Systems) will be offered as a 2-week accelerated class July 13th-31st. Most of the coursework is online. Hands-on distribution lab training will be held over the final weekend to accommodate working students. WQM 123 (Water Reuse) is offered online at regular intervals. Once these two course are complete the student can apply for the certificate. For more information on the Colorado Water Loss Initiative please visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cowaterplan/conservation.

For academic advising and information on General Transfer credits, WQM students should schedule an appointment through Academic Advising with Christie Richter or Jennifer Hadden.  Online appointments can be made at https://www.rrcc.edu/advising/appointment

Save the Date:

October 3, 2020 Carpslam with Denver Trout Unlimited! The Water Quality Management program partners with Denver Trout Unlimited to promote conservation along the South Platte River in the Denver Metro area.  Carpslam is an annual fishing tournament and fundraiser to draw awareness to the urban river.  The event will need volunteers to record data during the tournament.  You can still sign up as an amateur or pro and the after party is great fun for everyone.  Find out more at https://www.denvertu.org/ or contact Summer Waters.


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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!

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