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Water Environmental Technology

Associate in Applied Science

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 environmental 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, enhances your career and job mobility. 

Earning Potential

This career has grown by 5% over the last 2 years, and is expected to grow by 8% over the next 10 years.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn an average of $46,166 annually.


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Likely Careers
  • Water/Wastewater System Operator
  • Soil and Water Conservationist
  • Process Operator
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Sustainability Specialist
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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!

In this program, you'll gain skills and knowledge in the areas of:

  • Problem-solving, analytical skills and independent thinking
  • Water and wastewater treatment processes
  • Technology and laboratory procedures
  • Overall knowledge and understanding for ensuring clean water, both now and in the future
  • Working effectively with a diverse group of businesses, industry and regulatory bodies


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. 

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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.

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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:

Transfer opportunities

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!

In fact, if you're interested in earning a bachelor's degree, you have several options by coming to Delta first, and then transferring. 


facts & figures

Student to professor ratio

With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.


80% of grads from the last five years live in the tri-counties. 97% live in Michigan.

Related Programs & Resources

Delta College offers several degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs:

Kimberly Wahl

"I think Delta was set apart by its faculty, the technology and the program itself.  There are only two colleges in Michigan that offer the Water Environment Technology program and Delta is one of those."