Water Quality Technology program at Pellissippi State

Water sector professionals are vital to protecting public health through the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants. They ensure that clean and safe water is consistently provided to the public. 

The Water Quality Technology program at Pellissippi State is designed to train individuals for careers in water and wastewater treatment operations. It is the first program of its kind in the state and has been designed with a robust team of industry representatives to ensure that our curriculum prepares you for state-level certifications after graduation. male working on a pump at a pipe system The new program, which begins in fall 2019, comes at just right the time, as industry experts predict that up to 50 percent of the workforce will reach retirement age within the next 10 years. Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science in Water Quality Technology in 60 hours. The program will follow a cohort structure, in that students will move through their Water Quality Technology classes as a group, regardless of their age and experience. There will be multiple off-site visits, where students will be able to engage with plant operators and have face time with prospective employers. View a complete list of courses needed to complete the degree.
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Cristina Carbajo, Program Coordinator

Kane Barker, Dean, Natural and Behavioral Sciences