AAS 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 (AAS) and the Bachelor's of Applied Science (BAS) degrees.  Students prepare for a career in the water industry to protect public health and the environment.

Water Quality Management Associate's Degree and Certificates


Water Quality Management Technology Degree

To learn about and apply for the Bachelors of Applied Science Degree, follow the directions listed on the BAS webpage


Water Quality Management Technology Certificates

  • Distribution and Collection Training Certificate
  • Introduction to Water Treatment Certificate
  • Introduction to Wastewater Treatment Certificate
  • Laboratory Analysis Certificate
  • Mathematics in Water Quality Certificate

Scholarship Opportunities

Colorado Water Reuse has student scholarships

American Water Resources Association has scholarships for students

Water Environment Federation has a Operator Scholarship

American Water Works Association has a scholarship for Treatment Operators

National Association for Environmental Professionals has a sudent scholarship

Volunteer for Outdoor Colorado offers scholarships

Association for Women in Science offers scholarships to women studying science. Apply here!

Stantec is offering equity and diversity scholarships. Learn more about the scholarship.

Red Rocks Community College has scholarships through the Foundation Office. Apply for the Scholarships!

Watermark has a Women's Scholars Scholarship program. Learn more about it.

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Committee of Rotary District 5450 has raised funds for student awards for attendance at a WASH-related Conference or Applied Field Research Project. The awards are up to $1,000. Award applications are due by midnight on October 31, 2021. Detailed instructions for application can found at the Instructions web link below. Award applications can be made on-line at the Application web link below, or you can request an application for email submittal. Please email WASH21_Awards@yahoo.com with questions and/or to request an application. For more information about Rotary District 5450 and the WASH Symposium 2021, click the web links below.


Training Units

Every class in the WQM departent comes with training units so working professionals can keep their credentials current or apply the TUs towards new credentials. To find out the number of training units and the categories they are in, click here WQM Courses and Training Units.

Credit for Prior Learning

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


Contact us at: rrcc.wqm@rrcc.edu


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.