Okanagan College

Water Engineering Technology Diploma

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Program Information

School:Okanagan College
Faculty:Engineering Technology
Field of Study:Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Manag. and Recycling Tech./Technician

This Program is a unique blend of traditional chemical and civil engineering technology combined with innovative water-focused environmental studies. The goals of the program are to educate, train and equip students so they are able to play a leading role in the water industry - both in Canada and internationally - to monitor, assess and protect both public health and water in the environment.

All students complete a common first year curriculum during which they receive a strong foundation of hydrology, hydraulics, water quality, water and wastewater treatment, along with water-focused biology and chemistry. During the second year students can choose between two options: Environmental Monitoring (EM) and Water and Wastewater Technology (WWT). The EM option focuses on natural waters with training provided in surface and groundwater hydrology, limnology, statistics and freshwater biology. The WWT option focuses on domestic water treatment, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, hydraulics, and industrial computer control.

URL:Water Engineering Technology Diploma at Okanagan College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $35,618

Cost for entire program.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60 to 67
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Applied Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent. English 12 with minimum of 60% or alternative (see school calendar). Minimum of 60% in any of: Pre-Calculus 12, Principles of Mathematics 12, Applications of Mathematics 12, or Adult Basic Education MATH 012; or minimum of 67% in any of: Pre-Calculus 12, Principles of Mathematics 11, or Adult Basic Education MATH 011; or minimum of 85% in an Okanagan College Mathematics 11 Proficiency Test. Minimum of 67% in Chemistry 11. Computer Science 11 or 12, an introductory course in computers, or general computer experience strongly recommended.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint recommended. Keyboarding skill of at least 20 wpm strongly recommended.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 08, 2021