Department of Water Engineering Technology

Water Engineering Technology student works in the field

Experienced faculty teach students to monitor, assess and protect both public health and water in the environment. Students will learn about water quality, water testing, treatment, biology and chemistry, through classroom, laboratory and field learning. 

Program spotlight

Pipes. Storage. Microbes. Runoff. Stream protection. Treatment. Erosion. There’s a lot more to the Diploma in Water Engineering Technology than you think. 

Courses

Water Engineering Technology students learn what goes into treating water for safe drinking, protecting bodies of water like lakes and streams, testing water for microbes and chemicals and securely storing and moving water through pipes.

Faculty

Allison O'Neill

Chair - Water Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 163
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4633
Water Engineering - Allison Oneill

 

I am a professional engineer with more than 12 years of civil and environmental engineering experience. I have consulted on projects primarily located in British Columbia and Alberta with a focus on brownfield redevelopment. I have been with Okanagan College Water Engineering Technology program since 2004, and am currently the Department Chair. During my time with OC, I have taught a wide range of applied courses including hydrology, hydrogeology, municipal distribution and collection systems, surveying and environmental law. I am also a long-time member of the Okanagan Water Stewardship Council. I was elected to the EOCP Board of Directors in June 2018 and am currently the Board Treasurer.

Credentials:
MEd, Leadership and Administration, Gonzaga University
BASc, Civil Engineering, University of Calgary
P.Eng.


Frank Carey

Water Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 104
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4379

Roland Oliynyk

Lab Tech - Water Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 245
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4493
Water Engineering - Roland Oliynyk

David Teasdale

Water Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 128
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4478
Water Engineering - David Teasdale

 

My background includes more than 18 years of operational and management experience across several Class IV Water and Class IV Wastewater Treatment plants located in British Columbia and Alberta. I was the primary lead for the construction and management of the worlds largest and most state of the art Class IV enhanced membrane water treatment plants in North America from pre-design stage to completion. This 48-million dollar project presented extensive research opportunities working with various government agencies and organizations. I was also a key player in a 38-million dollar wastewater treatment plant expansion completed in 2014. My industry experience compounded with several technical and academic research projects provide students enrolled in the Water Engineering Technology Program a solid background for success after graduation.

Credentials:
BEnvSc
Level IV EOCP Certified


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