About this Program
The need for trained water treatment technicians across Maine and the United States is growing. In an effort to help alleviate the shortage in Maine, SMCC is partnering with NMCC to deliver both certificate and associate degree level water treatment technology training on the South Portland campus. While state-of-the-art technology will enable students to access lectures from anywhere, hands-on laboratory-based exercises, under the direction of a qualified faculty member, will be held on the South Portland campus.
The Water Treatment Technology Program will provide students a fundamental understanding of the scientific principles used to treat drinking water, as well as sanitize wastewater before it is discharged back into the environment.
Students will learn industry theory and gain “hands-on” experience using laboratory exercises to better understand the information across the spectrum — from the basics to an in-depth study of Water and Wastewater Treatment.
During the admissions process, students’ information related to previous college courses and work-related experience will be evaluated for prior learning credit. Such evaluation may reduce the time for degree completion. General education courses for degree attainment, will be available from SMCC or offered online by NMCC.
Out-of-State Licensure Information
If you are completing this program and will be seeking licensure in another state, please download our Out-of-State Licensure document.
Your Degree Courses
Graduates qualify as technicians in water and wastewater treatment plant operations.
Additional opportunities exist for laboratory analysis, chemical processing, and sales positions in companies that support the water industry.