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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

Graduates of the Advanced Water Treatment Program have the knowledge to operate, monitor, troubleshoot and chemically clean equipment that is essential to manufacturing. Training prepares students to be employed as entry-level technicians in a variety of water treatment settings.

The San Antonio Metropolitan area's population and water needs are expected to double in the next few decades, according to the San Antonio Water System. This increased demand in addition to cyclical drought conditions and growing concerns about the purity and security of our water supply is changing the way businesses and governmental agencies approach water use and treatment.

Occupational profiles indicate a 19% growth for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and Systems Operators by 2022 in the Alamo Region. Estimated average hourly wage is *$17.23 in the Alamo Region. (Source: SOCRATES-Occupational Profiles-Alamo Region) *Note: Variations should be expected.


Careers Available:

The following titles are examples of careers associated with this program but not limited to:

  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Water Distribution System Operator
  • Wastewater Collection System Operator
  • Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Plant Operator



Academic Departments

Program Coordinator

Howard Marquise
Phone: (210) 486-4355
Office: WETC

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Specialist
Phone: (210) 486-4352
Office: MLH-201

Shierly Rivera
Administrative Associate
Phone: (210) 486-4354
Office: MLH-201

Heather McCreery
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: (210) 486-4360
Office: MLH-201A