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Joe Young
Program Coordinator
Phone: (619) 660-4792; (619) 609-9001


Water & Wastewater Technology

Help protect the world’s most precious resource. That’s what water and wastewater professionals do daily, which is why the Water & Wastewater Technology program at Cuyamaca College offers a future you can count on. With cutting-edge training programs taught by industry professionals, we have developed a well-deserved reputation for being a leader in the state. Our students go on to work at water and wastewater agencies throughout the country, helping to protect our water supply and our environment.

Whether you are interested in embarking on a new career, or whether you already are working in the field and are seeking to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for higher levels of certification and promotions, the Water & Wastewater Technology Program at Cuyamaca College is here to serve you.

 Career Opportunities Include:

  •  Water Treatment Operator
  • Water Distribution System Operator
  • Wastewater Treatment Operator
  • Wastewater Collections Operator
  • Reclaimed Water Specialist
  • Water Conservation/Water Resources Specialist
  • Valve Technician
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Cross Connection Control Specialist
  • Utility Worker
  • Backflow Program Manager
  • Water Quality Analyst


Degrees and certificates offered: 

  • Water Resources Management
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Water Distributions Systems Operations
  • Wastewater Collection Systems
  • Wastewater Treatment Operator
  • Backflow and Cross Connection Control


What can you earn with a degree or certificate from the Water & Wastewater Technology program at Cuyamaca College? Entry-level jobs in the water industry can range from $45,000 to $58,000 annually. In San Diego County, the average annual wage for a water or wastewater treatment plant operator topped $66,000 in 2016, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. What’s more, a career in water and wastewater technology means job security as a growing population, the retirement of the baby boomer generation and an increased focus on environmentally sustainable business practices are expected to boost demand for water and wastewater treatment services.


Orientation for the Water & Wastewater Technology Department

New and Continuing Students Welcome

 Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 6 p.m.

Room F-607



Last Updated: 08/03/2017


Joe Young
Program Coordinator
Phone: (619) 660-4792; (619) 609-9001

  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District