Environmental Technology Water Quality

Environmental Technology Water QualityEnvironmental Technology Water QualityDo you have a passion for a clean environment – one that future generations can enjoy? If the answer to that question is “yes”, then consider the Water Quality program offered by Delaware Tech. This program enables you to develop a broad working knowledge in the processes and operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities. In Delaware Tech’s new state-of-the-art lab facilities, you’ll study environmental issues related to the industry, increase your understanding of water distribution and collection system design, and learn how to analyze and test water/wastewater systems. You’ll also learn the management aspects of maintaining a water facility.

This program has been designed so that graduates are prepared to begin the State of Delaware water and wastewater operator licensure process. Support courses in computers, mathematics, technical writing, and social sciences will provide you with the broad academic background for further studies and/or career advancement.

This program is offered at the Georgetown Campus.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:

  • Environmental lab technician
  • Water treatment plant technician
  • Wastewater treatment plant technician
  • Technical sales representative
  • Environmental remediation technician
  • Environmental Inspector/Compliance Officer
What You Will Earn

Competitive starting salaries range from $22,000 to $30,000.

What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Explain major aspects of the normal ecology of the planet and the risks associated with polluting the environment.
  2. Describe the major processes, equipment, instrumentation, laws and regulations employed in the collection and treatment of wastewater.
  3. Describe the major processes, equipment, instrumentation, laws and regulations employed in potable water treatment and distribution.
  4. Describe the chemical and biological makeup of water and wastewater and perform standard methods of testing and analysis.
  5. Perform water and wastewater calculations involving flow, volume, surface area, disinfection, solids removal, retention time and chemical feed rates.
  6. Apply current federal, state and local environmental and safety regulations and write detailed technical environmental reports.
Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.

Campus-Specific Environmental Technology Water Quality Information
This program is offered at the Georgetown Campus.

Beth Krumrine
Instructor, Program Advisor
(302) 259-6466

This program is offered at the Georgetown Campus.
This program is offered at the Georgetown Campus.