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Choose Water Environmental Technology

November 27, 2017

Water tests in laboratoryChoose a career that allows you to work with Michigan's most valuable resource – water. Earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in water environmental technology (WET).

The field of water environmental technology is growing quickly, 8% growth is expected over the next 10 years, as workers in this field reach retirement age. The rise in the need for qualified workers is also due to concerns about water availability and quality.

Once you complete the program you will be prepared to take licensing exams through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in water and wastewater. Delta’s program qualifies you to take the F-4 Water Filtration Certification Exam and the D Wastewater Exam. 

“Going through the WET program was one of the best decisions I have ever made. My education allowed me to not only get a great job in water treatment, but it also gave me the knowledge to pass some of the highest state certification exams offered,” said Ryan Goebel, a WET program graduate.

Learn from Real-life experience

Delta’s WET core courses are taught by local engineers, superintendents, lab analysts and managers with working knowledge of the water treatment field. Many classes are taught using hands-on laboratory exercises and site visits are taken to local facilities, observing firsthand the application of theory learned in the classroom. 

Find out more 

Learn more about Delta's Water Environmental Technology program or contact Ron Sharp, Professor in the Science and Mathematics Division, at or 989-686-9071 with questions.