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Water Environment Technology - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code: AAS.15827

The vast majority of water and wastewater treatment plant operators work for local governments. Some work for private water supply and sanitary services companies, many of which provide operation and management services to local governments on a contract basis.

Graduation from this program will prepare you to make application to write the Wastewater Class "D" Operator Certification examination and the entry-level waterworks certification examinations.

Core Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
WET 1103Water Treatment Technologies ______________
WET 1123Wastewater Treatment Technology ______________
WET 2103Advanced Wastewater Treatment Technologies ______________
WET 2123Advanced Water Treatment Technologies ______________
WET 2153Water Quality Analysis And Wet Instrumentation ______________
WET 2203Water Microbiology ______________
WET 2303Water/Wastewater Utility Management ______________
WET 2403Applied Hydraulics ______________
WET 2443Water/Wastewater Utility Equipment Maintenance ______________
WET 2462Water/Wastewater Utility Electrical Maintenance ______________
WET 2654Practicum In Water/Wastewater Treatment ______________

General Education Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
BIO 110W4Environmental Science ______________
CHM 105W5Technical Chemistry I AND ______________
CHM 106W5Technical Chemistry II ______________
OR ______________
CHM 111(5)General and Inorganic Chemistry I AND ______________
CHM 112(5)General and Inorganic Chemistry II ______________
CST 133W4Computer Concepts & Competencies ______________
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition I Course ______________
ENG 1133Technical Communication ______________
OR ______________
ENG ---(3)Any Approved College Composition II Course ______________
MTH ---4Any Approved Intermediate Algebra Course ______________
LW ---1Any 1 Credit LW Course AND ______________
LWA ---1Any 1 Credit LWA Course ______________
OR ______________
LW ---(2)Any 2 Credit LW Course ______________
POL ---3/4Any Approved American Government Requirement ______________

Recommended Electives

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ENV 100W3Environmental Regulations ______________
ENV 151W2.7HAZWOPER Training ______________
ENV 1531.3Confined Space Training ______________
GLG 1304Environmental Geology ______________
GLG 2302Introductory Field Methods in Hydrogeology ______________

66/67Total Credits


1 - A student not wishing to take the Michigan Department of Environment Quality Water and Wastewater Entry-Level Exams may replace WET 265 with one of the recommended electives or an elective approved by the Division Chair or the Program Chair to complete at least 64 credits.
2 - The MTH approved Intermediate Algebra Course requirement can also be met with an acceptable score on the current college assessment instrument. To meet minimum graduation requirements, credits may be replaced from the "Recommended Electives" course list above.
3 - A Grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required in all Core Courses

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