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Water Environmental Technology


Program Overview

Choose a career that allows you to work with Michigan's most valuable resource... Water.

Earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in water environment technology. When you're done, you'll be able to take licensing exams through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in water and wastewater. This associate's degree qualifies you to take the F-4 Water Filtration Certification Exam and the D Wastewater Exam. And, enhance your career and job mobility.


Earning Potential

As a water or wastewater engineer, you could find job growth on the rise. It is expected to grow by 5% over the next 10 years.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $73,500 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Water/Wastewater Engineer
  • Soil and Water Conservationist
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Park Naturalist

  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    Transfer seamlessly

    So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

    Visit the Transfer Center

About Delta's Program

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on!

Delta has signed transfer agreements to continue your studies with:

  • Bellevue University
  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Franklin University
  • Northwood University
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Siena Heights University
  • Spring Arbor University
  • Grand Rapids Community College (unique community college agreement for an AAS-Water Environmental Technology)

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why You Should Choose Delta

High-quality science faculty and courses

Our faculty are highly trained and routinely speak at state and national conferences. Faculty often work with students as they begin to make career choices. Many classes offer interactive lecture, activity and hands-on lab sessions. Check out our travel courses, blended courses (combination of classroom and internet-based) and online courses. Courses range from introductory to those more advanced that satisfy the first two years of four-year degrees in science, engineering, medicine, and more.



Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers, so you can take classes even closer to home. 

Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

learn more about the tutoring center

WET facts

Faculty - WET core courses are taught by local engineers, superintendents, lab analysts and managers with up-to-date experience

Night classes - Many courses are offered in the evenings to allow students the flexibility of maintaining full, or part-time, employment

Lab facilities - The WET program is much more than class room lectures, utilizing many hands-on laboratory exercises

Site visits - Many field trips and site visits are taken to local facilities, observing firsthand the application of theory learned in the class room

WET resources

Learn more about the water environment by checking out the different associations:

facts & figures


With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Michigan.

Associate’s salary

An associate’s degree earns you 35% more income on average.


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