Water Treatment Technology Program

Note: Admissions to the Open Learning Distance Certificate in Water Treatment Operations and Diploma in Water Treatment Technology programs are currently suspended until further notice.

TRU's Water Treatment Technology programs are designed to address the educational requirements of entry- and advanced-level operators in the water treatment and distribution industry. Programs offer a progressive credential structure, where students can attain:

Successful completion of the certificate and diploma programs will enable students to pursue employment in a wide variety of industries.

Note:

Program structure updated October 2019: Students currently in the program will be given transition time to complete the courses and program under the previous structure as applicable. Please contact your advisor to revise your program plan accordingly.

Careers

Typical employment examples include:

  • Water and distribution facilities at the private/regional or municipal levels
  • Water quality and environmental monitoring
  • Analysis of water samples in a laboratory setting
  • Water and wastewater treatment equipment services and product suppliers
  • Industrial water and wastewater treatment (e.g. mining, forestry, etc.)
  • Government facilities such as provincial and national parks, national defense and corrections

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 (or equivalent)

The programs also recognize past educational and work experience through prior learning assessment and recognition.

Residency Requirements

Water Treatment Operations certificates require a minimum of 6 TRU credits (Open Learning or campus). The Water Treatment Technology diploma requires 9 TRU credits (Open Learning or campus).

Certificate Graduation Requirements

Water Treatment Operations certificate program graduation requires the completion of 30 credits, with a minimum graduating grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 based on the TRU vocational grading scale, as well as successful completion of each individual course within the program with a grade of 70% or higher.

Diploma Graduation Requirements

Water Treatment Technology diploma program graduation requires the completion of 60 credits, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 based on the TRU vocational grading scale, as well as successful completion of each individual course within the program with a grade of 70% or higher.

Laddering

The programs offer a flexible laddering structure. Students can choose to exit the program after completion of the first year of studies with a Certificate in Water Treatment Operations or complete the entire diploma. The diploma program then offers students the option to progress into the Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Trades and Technology Leadership or the Bachelor of General Studies.

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