A.S. in Water Efficiency Management

This degree prepares students for careers in water use efficiency and conservation. After completing the program, students may find employment as a specialist in water supply, water efficiency, program conservation, conservation outreach, natural resources, or environmental protection. Those already employed in public works, construction, landscaping, municipal administration, water distribution/treatment, or facilities oversight and planning are encouraged to complete this degree to complement their knowledge and increase employability, wages, and promotion opportunities. Students are expected to complete several industry certifications throughout the program including the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) D-1 Water Distribution Operator's Certificate examination and the T-1 Water Treatment Operator's Certificate examination as well as the California/Nevada American Water Works Association (AWWA) Grade 1 and 2 Water Use Efficiency Practitioner Certification exams.

This degree requires meeting the Citrus College General Education and proficiency requirements combined with successful
completion (grades of "C" and above) of the following major requirements:
Required courses:
WATR 150Introduction to Water Systems3
WATR 162Water Use Efficiency I3
WATR 164Water Use Efficiency II3
BIOL 145Environmental Science3
PUB 165Environmental Management3
Complete one (1) of the following courses:
Business Communications3
Microcomputer Applications I4
Urban Forest Management Planning3
Turf and Landscape Management3
Water Resources and Distribution I3
Water Treatment I3
Total Units18-19

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Water Efficiency Management A.S. Degree will:

  1. Collect, interpret, and analyze water use data; calculate possible water savings; recommend ways business, agriculture, municipalities, and consumers can save water; and analyze implemented programs to determine if an agency is meeting usage goals.
  2. Adhere to water conservation regulations; implement water conservation projects; and promote conservation practices and regulations in the region.