Water and Wastewater

DMACC Water & Wastewater

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The DMACC Water Environmental Technology Program offers comprehensive training for water and wastewater management. Whether you want to start a career in water, continue learning, gain certifications, or obtain continuing education for septic system installation and inspections, DMACC has something for you.

Credit Program

A career in water environmental technology prepares you to operate and maintain equipment, calculate chemical dosages, adjust chemicals and pH, take test samples, evaluate results and more.

Make water safe for people to drink and use with the latest water treatment technologies. Choose DMACC to help you learn strategies for removing contaminants and impurities from water. Then join the next generation of water treatment professionals and make an important difference in your community by contributing to one of our most vital resources.

Earn a 2-year Water Environmental Tech AAS degree, a 1-year diploma or a certificate.

This program trains current and future operators in all 4 disciplines: Water, Wastewater, Distribution, and Collections.

About Our Program


Additional Resources

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For questions, please call: 515-964-6800 or 800-342-0033

For Water and Wastewater Operators

  • CEUs
  • Grade A Classes
  • Conferences and more

DMACC is Educating the Next Generation of Water Treatment Professionals.

In cooperation with the local water and wastewater treatment associations, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Water Environment Association (IAWEA) and other organizations, DMACC has created a Water Environmental Technology program with four career tracks - all offered at DMACC's Ankeny Campus. Both Credit and Continuing Ed Non-Credit classes required for certification and recertification are offered.

Pick a category below:


You Have

403 days

to recertify
for your IDNR Grade Certification
(March 31, 2025)


CEU Classes

Whether it's preparing for a certification or building your skills, DMACC offers a variety continuing education classes and workshops for water and wastewater treatment operators.

Requirements for Online Classes: Computer or Tablet​ or Smart Phone, Internet Connection, Camera/Webcam, Microphone, and speakers​

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Grade A Classes

Renewal and Certification workshops

Make sure you choose the right class for you:

  • Renewal Classes are for those who already have their Grade A Water Operators License. (5 hours)
  • Operator Certification Classes are for those who are in need of their certification for their operators license. (6 hours)

Requirements for Online Classes: Computer or Tablet or Smart Phone, Internet Connection, Camera/Webcam, Microphone, a​nd speakers​

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33rd Okoboji Fall Conference
Sept. 17-18, 2024
Okoboji, IA

22nd Dubuque Fall Conference
October 15-16, 2024
Dubuque, IA

50th Annual Conference
February 10-12, 2025
Des Moines, IA

Onsite Training Center

For questions, please call: 515-964-6800 or 800-342-0033

Onsite wastewater training for Time of Transfer Inspectors, Installers, County Sanitarians, and other industry professionals.

The Onsite Wastewater Training Center of Iowa was established to educate and train people involved in the construction, operation and management of onsite wastewater treatment systems.

Located at the DMACC Ankeny campus, the Training Center includes numerous displays of onsite wastewater technology. Training is also provided at various other statewide locations throughout the year. Onsite wastewater training is designed for county sanitarians, septic system installers, pumpers and designers, but is open to everyone.  This website is a central source of information for training, workshops, conferences, new regulations and other resources related to onsite wastewater treatment systems.


You Have
38 days
to recertify
for Time of Transfer
(March 31, 2024)

Requirements for Online Classes: Computer or Tablet​ or Smart Phone,  Internet Connection, Camera/Webcam, Microphone, and speakers​

Anyone interested in becoming a certified time of transfer inspector must complete the application form on the Iowa DNR website. Once your application is approved by the Iowa DNR​, you must sign up for and complete the Time of Transfer Inspector Certification Class(es) offered by DMACC or by calling DMACC at 515-964-6800 or 800-342-0033.​

Upcoming Classes

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DMACC Water Environmental Technology

Shrimp & Bingo Fundraiser

In support of scholarships for the DMACC Water Environmental Technology Program and YOU'RE INVITED!

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Jobs Board

Here you will find a list of contact information and current job openings.

Current Job Openings
Brad Meek

Most places know how hard it is to get a good operator with the right education. When you come into the job with the knowledge and know how that this program will give you, the companies do what they need to or have to, to keep the employee happy and satisfied.

Brad Meek - Graduate

Dani Scott

The faculty and staff in the WET program helped me out immensely. They were available when I needed it. Many of the staff felt more like a family to me and still do ‘til this day with communication even after graduation.

Daní Scott - Graduate

Nick Obernolte

Lots of people turn on the faucet and expect water. They might not think about how it got there. Most people don't think about their water until something goes wrong. I think my line of work is often overlooked or taken for granted.

Nick Obernolte - Graduate

Our Partners

We partner with many organizations around the country:

American Water Works Association, Iowa Sectionhttps://members.iamu.org/?Iowa DNRIowa Rural Water AssociationIowa Water Environmental Association