Water Quality Professional Certificate

Program Goals Statement

This certificate provides students with skills for entering careers in water and wastewater treatment. Coursework prepares students for the Massachusetts operator certification examinations or can be used as contact hours by those already in the field. Courses can be transferred to the Bristol Engineering Technology degree program.

Program Information

  • Students choose the Drinking Water or Wastewater concentration for preparation for the certificate exam of their choice.
  • Field operators may use coursework to fulfill state license Training Contact Hours (TCHs) requirements.
  • Some prerequisites may be required before enrolling in courses in this program. These courses may be completed at Bristol, or credit may be transferred from another institution or granted through Bristol’s Prior Experiential Learning (PEL) program.
  • This program serves as a solid base for continuing toward a degree with courses transferring to Bristol’s Environmental Technology program.

Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator

Concentration Course

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
4

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

Concentration Course

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
4
Total credits:
14

Course Sequencing

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
7

Overview

Academic Area

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Degree Offered

Certificate of Recognition in Water Quality Professional

Program Code

WQ

Program Contact

Robert Rak
Program Coordinator
Robert.Rak@BristolCC.edu

Sarmad Saman
Dean of STEM
Sarmad.Saman@BristolCC.edu

Campus

CIP Code

15.0808