Program Code: 4145


This part-time online certificate program provides learners with the knowledge of practices, theories, and applications relevant to wastewater collection and treatment systems. Students will be introduced to concepts in wastewater treatment as applied to municipal and compatible industrial environmental systems, and will explore support systems mainly pertaining to pumps, motors, and processes in wastewater collection treatment. Graduates of this program will have sufficient knowledge to write various level certification examinations. Courses within this program may also be of interest to wastewater operators who are seeking continuing education units (CEUS) that are recognized by the Ontario Water Wastewater Certification Office (OWWCO).

Requirements & Program Information

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with Grade 12 U or C Math (e.g. MCT4C)
  • Students must successfully complete all courses within 7 years of acceptance into the program in order to graduate
  • Students must obtain a G.P.A. of 2.0 or 60% or higher to obtain this certificate

Career Path

This certificate is intended for those wanting to work in the wastewater industry as well as current wastewater operators seeking continuing education credits.

Potential careers in the wastewater industry include: wastewater treatment operator, wastewater collection operator, field technician, environmental inspector, sampling technician, laboratory technician, municipal inspector, and sales persons.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.jobbank.gc.ca.


For more information, please contact the Continuing Education department at continuingeducation@saultcollege.ca.
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