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. Water Engineering Technology students who participate in the Co-operative work semesters average $25 per hour. After graduation, 84% of graduates are employed in a water related field with an average wage of $32 per hour.
Pipes. Storage. Microbes. Runoff. Stream protection. Treatment. Erosion. There’s a lot more to the Diploma in Water Engineering Technology than you think.
Studying microplastics in fresh water
OC Water Engineering Technology students have teamed up with community partners to determine if there are microplastics in Okanagan Lake and municipal wastewater.
Joshua Sztanko, who hails originally from Niagara Falls, was one of the Okanagan College students who worked on the project.
“Our work involved isolating, verifying and measuring microplastics from the samples provided,” explains Sztanko, who will graduate this year. “This was a phenomenal capstone project in that it offered a real-world learning opportunity with microplastics and the chance to contribute to a study that has an impact right here in the Okanagan where we live.”
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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.
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