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What is Water Systems Technology?
Water Systems Technology Program
Salary & Labor Market Information 

Water Systems Technology is the study of water treatment, water distribution, and wastewater processes. The program is designed to prepare students for a career in the water industry and to assist those already employed.

The Water Systems Technology Program offers both an Associate of Science Degree and a Certificate of Achievement.


Water and Wastewater operators are in demand. To find out about a career in Water & Wastewater Technology, click on the LEARN MORE button below. Other helpful links: 
•  Salary Surfer
•  US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Will I be able to get a job? Does the program provide job placement services?


The program does not provide formal job placement services however the Career Services office on campus can assist students (free of charge) with finding employment including resume writing/review, job searches, workshops, interview practice, etc.

Additionally we work closely with local industry to develop and offer internships. When we receive job announcements from industry, this information is passed along directly to all the students in the program.
Water and wastewater operators are in demand.
State of California Labor Market Supply and Demand Data - Select ‘LA County’ as the area then ‘Water and Wastewater Technology’
•  US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Salary Surfer – Water Technology is part of the ‘Engineering and Industrial Technology’ program of study.
Silver Star awarded to Water Systems Technology: 88% increase in earnings and 78% of students attained the regional living wage.

Please join the Water Program LinkedIn Group!

This is a great way to stay connected with others in the industry, hear about jobs, and network.


The water program supports the use of Open Educational Resources (OER). OER is material created under a Creative Commons (a public copyright) license that gives people the ability to share, use, and build upon a work that has been created. A series of high quality educational materials and textbooks have been created for the program. These are provided to you at no cost online. If you would prefer a printed copy, low cost print options are also available.