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Water and Environmental Technology Certificate

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Become a protector of water with a Water and Environmental Technology Certificate 

The ever-growing demand for clean water and responsible environmental practices creates a high demand for skilled professionals in the water and environmental sector. Clackamas Community College's Water and Environmental Technology Certificate program equips you with the knowledge and hands-on skills to launch a rewarding career in this critical field. 

Through the water and environmental technology program, you will gain a deep understanding of water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, environmental regulations and laboratory analysis techniques.  

More than just a job, a career in water and environmental technology offers personal satisfaction. You will be directly contributing to ensuring clean water for communities and protecting our environment for future generations. 

Ready to make a difference?  

Learn more about the Water and Environmental Technology Certificate program at Clackamas Community College and take the first step toward a rewarding career in water and environmental technology. 

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Make a difference: Water and environmental tech careers that matter

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that environmental engineers, a core field within water and environmental technology, will see a 6% job growth from 2022 to 2032, which is faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is driven by increasing concerns about water quality, infrastructure maintenance and environmental regulations.

  • Multiple career paths: A Water and Environmental Technology Certificate from CCC opens doors to a variety of fulfilling careers. With your skills, you could be responsible for treating and distributing clean water, managing wastewater, conducting environmental testing or enforcing environmental regulations.
  • Lasting impact: A career in water and environmental technology goes beyond just a paycheck. You will have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference for your community and the planet. By ensuring clean water and a healthy environment, you will be contributing to a sustainable future for generations to come.
For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Learn the skills for a successful water and environmental career 

CCC’s water and environmental technology program provides you with the hands-on training and knowledge you need to excel in this essential field. You should gain expertise in: 

  • Operating water and wastewater treatment facilities: Understand the processes involved in purifying water and treating wastewater effectively. 
  • Conducting laboratory analyses: Learn essential laboratory techniques to analyze water and wastewater quality parameters. 
  • Passing state certification exams: Gain the knowledge and skills required to pass critical industry certifications, opening doors to career opportunities. 
  • Applying mathematical and scientific principles: Use your problem-solving skills to address real-world challenges in water treatment and management. 
  • Effective communication and teamwork: Develop strong communication and collaboration skills to thrive in a team environment. 
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


Training our future drinking water and wastewater operators

What is one thing we all need to survive? Water. It links all of us on the planet, and at Clackamas Community College we teach students how to make clean, pure water. Learn more about our water and environmental technology program in this video.

See where your certificate can take you

The classes you take in this program can help you earn additional certificates or degrees. Take one step at a time and know that each step gets you closer to your future goals. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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