Water Quality Professional

Degree offered

Certificate of Recognition in Water Quality Professional

Credits required 13


Sarmad Saman

Program contact

Robert Rak, Coordinator and Professor of Environmental Technology, ext. 2771

Program Code: WQ

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 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 BCC, or credit may be transferred from another institution or granted through BCC’s Prior Experiential Learning (PEL) program.
  • This program serves as a solid base for continuing toward a degree with courses transferring to BCC’s Environmental Technology program.

Program Requirements

Core Courses

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

EGR 141Introduction to Environment

3 credits

EGR 241Wastewater Technology I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Concentration Course - Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator

EGR 244Water Supply and Hydrology

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Concentration Course - Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

EGR 242Wastewater Technology II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

EGR 141, EGR 241

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

EGR 103 and EGR 242 or EGR 244

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