Certificate in Water Efficiency Management
This certificate prepares students for entry-level 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 certificate to complement their knowledge and potentially 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.
|WATR 150||Introduction to Water Systems||3|
|WATR 162||Water Use Efficiency I||3|
|WATR 164||Water Use Efficiency II||3|
|BIOL 145||Environmental Science||3|
|PUB 165||Environmental Management||3|
|SPCH 100||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|Complete the following math course:|
|Students may substitute a higher level mathematics course|
|Complete one (1) of the following courses:|
|Microcomputer Applications I||4|
|Urban Forest Management Planning||3|
|Turf and Landscape Management||3|
|Water Resources and Distribution I||3|
|Water Treatment I||3|
Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Water Efficiency Management Certificate of Achievement will:
- 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.
- Adhere to water conservation regulations, implement water conservation projects, and promote conservation practices and regulations in the region.