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Program - Water Environmental Technology

Water Environmental Technology Online

This innovative program provides students with real-world experience with either a one- or two-year program for preparation in the water and wastewater fields. The two-year degree includes technical study in water/wastewater procedures, complemented by math, science, social science and humanities classes, as well as an internship. The Water Environmental Technology program comes to you via Environmental Technology Online (www.et-online.org). The classes were developed by Kirkwood Community College, Environmental Training Center. Students may transfer credits from this program to the University of Northern Iowa toward a bachelor's degree in technology management. 

Graduates of this program work in municipal water and wastewater treatment plants and the collection systems and distribution systems that serve them. All operators are required by law to be certified. This program provides training and educational experiences that will prepare you for certification examinations. Work experience requirements must be met before you are eligible to take an examination for certification. Be sure to refer to the certifying body in your state to determine eligibility. In Iowa, visit the DNR website.

Program Coordinator
Kim Fensterman
Kirkwood Continuing Education Training Center
319-398-5678
kfenste@kirkwood.edu 

Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant. Click here for more details.

*Students earning online degrees must be ready for college-level math. Not all developmental math courses are available online.