Algonquin College

Water and Wastewater Technician


Gain the knowledge and skills to ensure the safety of Canada`s water supply.
The Water and Wastewater Technician Ontario College Diploma program equips you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage water and wastewater infrastructure. The water and wastewater management field has been subjected to increasingly rigid legislation, due to ongoing public health concerns. This program teaches you how to deal with the demands on water quality professionals.
This condensed 42-week program allows you to complete a two-year diploma program in only three terms, making it an intensive, but rewarding experience.
Through a series of courses in advanced chemistry, biology and mechanical systems, you are able to make informed decisions in your day-to-day career. Learn how to:

prevent waterborne illnesses
manage industrial waste
operate off-site wastewater treatment units
Learn using theoretical and applied approaches, in labs and in the field. Using industry-standard equipment, you acquire the most up-to-date skills and knowledge possible.
Graduates of this program are well positioned to become:

water and wastewater treatment operators
compliance officers
water analysts with municipal or provincial governments
lab assistants in private and public laboratories
This program is well-suited for students who:

Enjoy paying attention to fine details without losing sight of the big picture.
Care about the environment and public health issues, and find related work to be rewarding.
Want to work in a lab environment, and in the field.
Envision themselves as responsible, key members of an essential and indispensable team.

Program Duration:
42 Weeks
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
Winter 2023:
Fall 2023:
Spring 2023:
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