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Science Division Technical Programs

The Science Division offers technical programs for Chemical Technology, Environmental Technology and Water Environment Technology.  Each program prepares you for exciting careers, job promotions, and more advanced degrees.  Take the time to explore this site and the Academic Program Guides and then contact Delta College’s Advising/Counseling Office at 989-686-9330 or the Program Coordinator to gain additional insights.

Water Environment Technology (WET)

This program is designed to provide specialized training in the water and waste water fields.  Both theory and application are stressed in the program, tailored for both entry-level persons and those already employment in the field.

  • Earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Water Environment Technology.
  • Take licensing exams through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in water and wastewater.  Completion of the Associate's Degree allows graduates the opportunity to write the entry level water and wastewater certification examinations. 
  • Enhance your career and job mobility.

Testimonials –

“Going through the WET program was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  My education allowed me to not only get a great job in water treatment, but it also gave me the knowledge to pass some of the highest state certification exams offered.  I’m happy Delta offers such a quality program.”  Ryan Goebel, January 2005

"The WET program has instructors who work in the field and know what skills are required to excel. I was hired in Midland as a water plant operator prior to my 2013 graduation. I find great satisfaction everyday serving the public by delivering safe quality water."  Robert Verbeck, April 2013


"It is very important the candidate have a strong sense of service.  The work we do involves protecting and serving others.  They will also need to have a tenacious attitude because the work is demanding.  If you are a person who enjoys challenges and learning, the potential is here to learn and grow for your entire career.  What you do and how you apply yourself is the primary determining factor in how well you will succeed."  Paul Reinsch, Faculty Member and Superintendent, City of Saginaw Water Treatment Plant 

Click here for more information on the WET Program.

Click here if you are interested in registering for a course.

Chemical Technology

The Chemical Technology (CT) program is a laboratory-based program that will prepare students for a career in chemical technology by developing the skills and knowledge necessary for a variety of technician jobs in different industries.

Click here for more information on the Chemical Technology Programs.

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Environmental Technology

The program is designed to prepare the student for employment as a hazardous materials technician, safety technician, solid waste technician, recycling technician, or as a team member in environmental consulting firms. Skills and knowledge that you should possess as a result of completing the program include: understanding of the specific safety and environmental regulations related to work environment; familiarity with computers; basic understanding of chemical terminology; ability to read technical materials and translate what is read into action; ability to write comprehensible reports; ability to keep records; ability to make routine mathematical computations; understanding of how environmental regulations are formulated, and understanding of the interrelated nature of environmental problems.

Click here to learn more about the:

Environmental Technology - Associate In Applied Science

Environmental Technology - Advanced Certificate

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