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Water Quality Technician

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Program Information

School:Durham College
Faculty:School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Manag. and Recycling Tech./Technician
Description:Water is a life source that millions of species depend on for survival. As a water quality technician, you will work towards keeping water safe for consumption and for its return to the environment through proven treatment methods. Distribution and collection methods will also be examined. As part of this program, you will complete the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks entry-level Drinking Water course and may also challenge the four Ministry operator-in-training exams (water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection) for an additional fee. This program also offers you the opportunity to add to your skills and knowledge with real-life work experience gained through either a field placement or a co-operative education (co-op) experience.
URL:Water Quality Technician at Durham College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,297

Cost per year is based on the 2019-2020 academic year and includes compulsory ancillary and program incidental fees. Does not include textbooks.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status, Grade 12 English (C or U), and Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U). Applicants are also recommended to have Grade 12 chemistry.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 30, 2020