Environmental Technology Certificate
The Environmental Technology certificates are a collaborative partnership among Cape Cod Community College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy and University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth, for persons seeking to acquire skills and knowledge in these environmental fields: Coastal Zone Management, Environmental Site Assessment, Geographic Information Systems, Photovoltaic Technology, Small Wind Technology, Solar Thermal Technology, and Water Supply. Students may need to travel to each of the three schools in order to complete all the courses in any certificate program. Students are encouraged to enroll in ENV260 Cooperative Work Experience/Internship.
This certificate provides students with up-to-date knowledge of the physical and chemical principles of drinking water supply and the basic framework for the practical application of science and mathematics to assess and solve water supply problems. They will understand the functioning of related equipment and support systems and the responsibilities required in safely operating and maintaining a water supply system. Students learn the significance of the laws and regulations covering water supply.
Note: This certificate is appropriate for students with advanced degrees that are looking for specific technical training.
Completion of the Water Supply Certificate prepares a student to obtain a position at a municipal drinking water treatment facility or to conduct drinking water testing by a Board of Health. The Department of Labor predicts that employment of water supply workers and system operators is projected to grow 8 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects are expected to be excellent.
Upon completion of the Water Supply Certificate, students are able to:
- Describe the concepts of water supply systems and have the knowledge and ability to operate, maintain and/or manage a drinking water supply facility.
- Be prepared to sit for state operator's drinking water license.