Liquid blue gold! Water is one of the most important economic resources for California. Qualified water resources managers are in high demand and positions can lead to rewarding life-long careers. The MSJC Water Technology program is a career-oriented non-transfer vocational program offering courses leading to a certificate and/or an Associate degree. The program emphasizes a real-world approach to diagnostic skill building and a thorough understanding of water system theory and operations.
Professionalism, workplace skills, and responsibilities are stressed along with safety and an awareness of hazardous materials control. Graduates are primarily employed by cities, counties, federal agencies, and industries that operate and maintain water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection, and/or wastewater treatment systems. They may also find employment in support roles such as equipment sales. For individuals currently working within these fields, there may be potential for salary and/or career advancement.