Rural Surface Water Quality Testing

College of Rural and Community Development

Occupational Endorsement

This program provides education and training to conduct water quality monitoring and assessment by developing and following a Quality Assurance Project Plan. Course work focuses on issues related to rural Alaska communities and provides basic academic preparation for entry-level water quality technician careers. Students gain a foundation of knowledge that prepares them to continue into science and engineering-related certificate, associate or baccalaureate programs. 

Admission is open to students with a high school diploma or GED.

Minimum Requirements for Occupational Endorsement: 9 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Occupational Endorsement Requirements
Complete the occupational endorsement requirements.
Program Requirements
Complete the following:
ABUS F183Professional Skills for Job Hunt1-3
CIOS F150Computer Business Applications1-3
ENVI F101Introduction to Environmental Science3
ENVI F110Introduction to Water Quality I: Measurement1
ENVI F111Introduction to Water Quality II: Monitoring and Assessment1
ENVI F112Introduction to Water Quality III: Data Quality Assurance1
ENVI F160Internship in Environmental Studies1-2