Earn a Certificate as a Water Quality Technician

Earn this 12-credit certificate to improve your job prospects and get closer to earning your A.S. degree.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

Salary Data

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

1,910

2031

2,260

Percent Change

18

Projected Job Openings

290

Skills you learn in the Water Quality Technician Certificate

  • The analysis and dispensing of water in accordance with federal, state and local laws and regulations
  • Industry standards for transferring and treating water or liquid waste according to the Clean Water Act
  • Methods and strategies to ensure compliance
  • How to maintain records as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Water Quality Technician Certificate without Financial Aid Eligibility

WQT-CT
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to analysis and dispensing of water in accordance with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The certificate will cover industry standards such as those included in the Clean Water Act.

Graduation Requirements

Students must earn "C" or better in courses required for the certificate.

* CHM 1025/L with a minimum grade of 'C' or permission of the program is required to enroll in this course.

Total Credits:
12
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Natavia Middleton
Dean,Natural Science
middleton.natavia@spcollege.edu
727.398.8288

Florida CIP Code

0070301040: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TECH (AAS)

Federal CIP Code

03.0104: Environmental Science.

CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION

SPC's Water Quality Technician Certificate is part of and transfers to our Associate in Science Environmental Science Technology Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to our Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainability Management.

Environmental Science Technology A.S. Degree