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Water quality technicians make sure our water is safe by looking for microbes and chemical contaminants in drinking water and wastewater. If you’re interested in joining their ranks, Belmont’s Water Quality Technician program will give you a broad, science-based education. You’ll study water testing, environmental science, fresh and wastewater plant operation, and automation systems. The curriculum also covers such areas as analytical means, plant operation, water plan construction, and automation systems.

Once you complete the Water Quality Technician Program, you’ll be qualified to work in an analytical lab or municipal water treatment facility. You’ll also be able to test to become a Certified Class IV Water Supply or Wastewater Treatment Operator in the State of Ohio.

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What you’ll learn

  • Understand the chemistry of water quality.
  • Be familiar with fresh and wastewater treatment.
  • Understand water plant operation.
  • Be familiar with plant automation.

Possible careers

  • Municipal treatment plant operator
  • Energy company lab technician
  • Factories and mills lab technician
  • Mine environmental technician
  • Technician at an independent analytical lab


Dr. Carrie White
Dean of Faculty