Certificate in Water Quality Technology
White Mountains Community College

Program Details

The online Certificate in Water Quality Technology program from White Mountains Community College is designed to prepare students for careers as wastewater and water treatment plant operators. Graduates are equipped to:

  • Sit for the Grade I NH Drinking Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Operators Certification Exams
  • Pass a Grade I state certification exam for water operators 
  • Pass a Grade I state certification exam for wastewater operators
  • Perform basic laboratory and maintenance procedures in a treatment facility
  • Perform basic process control calculations for proper operation
  • Evaluate data to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Troubleshoot and correct problems in laboratory, maintenance, and process


  • Submit evidence of high school graduation (or HiSET/ GED) with an official transcript of courses, grades and standardized tests
  • Submit an official transcript of all previous postsecondary work with course descriptions

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education