Water Quality Technician, College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.)
The Water Quality Technician Certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to enter the water quality field, in the area of water, wastewater, or water distribution. The first two courses provide the scientific and mathematics background for students planning to enter the career field. The Special Topics courses satisfy the Florida DEP requirement for completion of a course of study take the operator’s certification test. Students with active water or wastewater treatment operator licenses may articulate experiential learning for college credit.
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Students must demonstrate competence in reading, math, or language through placement examination or by passing the appropriate reading, math or language courses, if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315. A student who does not achieve minimum scores will be required to take developmental educations classes in English, math, reading, and SLS 1501 the College Experience.
Classes are delivered online.
Median salaries for graduates of this program are approximately $47,760.
Because of the anticipated retirements of many current workers, this industry provides excellent career opportunities in an industry vital to the public health, quality of life, and economic development of the state and the nation. With this certificate, graduates can initiate or advance their careers as water and wastewater treatment operators.
Courses articulate into the Environmental Science Technician Certificate and Associate of Science in Environmental Science Technology degree for further education opportunities.
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Students must have a high school diploma or GED certificate and take a placement exam, if not exempt by the State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.0315.
This program requires 18 credits and can be completed in two semesters at full-time student status.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, graduates have earned over half of theEnvironmental Science Technician College Credit Certificate and nearly a third of the requiredcoursework for FGC’s A.S. in Environmental Science Technology.
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