College of Education, Arts & Sciences and Nursing
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751
Cowan Hall 105A
The Water Quality Technology Environmental Health degree at Montana State University-Northern combines basic biological and chemical concepts with application for the designed treatment of water for drinking and treatment of wastewater prior to return to the natural environment.
All public water supply system and wastewater treatment systems require certified operators for employees.
Students learn technical analytical methodology to determine water quality characteristics along with state and federal monitoring and reporting requirements as part of the laboratory classes. They also learn critical data evaluation for the determination of effective process control through lectures on the processes utilized in treating drinking water or treating wastewater. Students also utilize analytical skills through the application of math skills by evaluating pumps, pumping efficiencies and determining pressure drops within distribution systems.
Science Foundation – Gain an understanding of the science behind environmental health studies with classes in biology, chemistry, and water-specific sciences.
Water Quality Systems – Get an in-depth education in the systems you'll need to know in water quality technology jobs.
Real-Life Experience – Work outside the classroom in the water quality technology field with a cooperative education opportunity.
Along with other infrastructure jobs, water quality technology is a field that is likely to remain stable indefinitely as clean water is a necessary component in day-to-day life. The Associate's Degree in Water Quality Technology – Environmental Health prepare graduates for careers in this field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 12% growth in water treatment jobs through 2020.
Office: Hagener Science Center 206
Phone: (406) 265-4126
Office: Hagener Science Center 110
Phone: (406) 265-4125
* The AAS in Water Quality Technology is currently in Moratorium. We are not accepting new students into this program. Students currently enrolled will be able to complete this degree. This program is being reviewed and may become available in the future.