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Freshwater is the planet's most important resource. It's necessary to sustain life, cultivate food and generate power. Although 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water, less than 1% of it is freshwater. This natural scarcity, coupled with an increasingly environmentally-conscious society, has created a strong demand for highly skilled, well-trained professionals in the field of water management.
The NAIT Water and Wastewater Technician program – the only such program in Alberta – is designed to provide you with the important skills necessary for a rewarding career in this growing industry.
Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.
Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.
In this program, you'll be instructed in the fields of water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment. You'll experience a combination of traditional classroom delivery, self-study and tutor-supported activities.
Hands-on training in labs will help you develop the skills to maintain and operate mechanical equipment, treat water and enter the workforce prepared and ready to go.
By the time you graduate, you'll have a better understanding of:
Highly skilled and well-trained personnel are needed to operate and maintain the wide variety of hydrologic systems now in use. Our graduates are in demand with:
Once you've graduated, you will earn a Water and Wastewater Technician certificate. That, in addition to the required amount of work experience, may also make you eligible to write the Alberta Environment Water and Wastewater Operator Certification examinations.
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Learn the fundamental skills necessary to work in water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment.
If you'd like to take NAIT's Water and Wastewater Technician program from outside of Edmonton, NAIT Continuing Education offers 3 distinct distance programs that can help you find a career in the water and wastewater industry:
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