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The Water Technologies and Management program offers certificates, Associate in Applied Arts & Sciences degrees (AAAS) and transfer options in Watershed Ecology, Natural Resources Technology and Management, and Irrigation Technology.

Recently added are four new 2+2 degree pathways to Washington State University in Wildlife Ecology & Conservations Science, Environmental & Ecosystem Sciences, Forestry, and Earth Sciences.

Irrigation Technology provides practical learning experience in both the agriculture and the turf industries. The study of irrigation principles and practices, water and energy conservation, pumps, fluid hydraulics, troubleshooting, and installation prepares students for irrigation industry challenges. Graduates of the Irrigation Technology program are highly recruited to design, sell, install, operate, maintain, manage, and/or service turf, landscape, and agricultural irrigation systems. The Irrigation Technology degree prepares graduates for highly skilled entry-level positions within the industry and/or transferability to Washington State University.

Students in the program have the unique opportunity to participate in a paid work experience in spring and summer quarters of the program. Approximately half of the courses required for the degree can be taken online.

The Water Technologies & Management curriculum is reviewed annually by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.



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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362

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The mission of the Water Technologies and Management program is provide students with a diverse array of courses, exposure to the newest technologies, and hands-on experiences with will both provide industry with highly trained technicians and managers and also prepare students for transfer courses of study.

Program Outcomes

  • An understanding of discipline-specific terminology and methods.
  • An ability to use discipline-specific tools and/or techniques correctly.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary in water and natural resources, including problem solving skills and the use of data.
  • The ability to research, interpret, and communicate concepts.
  • An understanding of the relationships between course concepts and society, including the impact of course-specific terminology.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Irrigation Technology upon completion of the two-year program of study. A Center Pivot Technology Certificate is available upon completion of the first year of the program.