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The Water Technologies and Management program offers several degree tracks for students which include Natural Resources Technology and Management, Irrigation Technology and Watershed Ecology.

Natural Resources Technology & Management Technicians are skilled in planning, developing, managing and evaluating programs designed to protect and regulate natural habitats and natural resources. Technicians will have the skills necessary to analyze soil, plant, and water relationships; as well as understand water relationships to environment, economic, and sociological impacts to communities.

Students in the program have the unique opportunity to participate in a paid work experience in spring and summer quarters of the program. Some courses are offered via distance delivery.

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 the education of students in the newest technologies to provide conservation of water, energy and natural resources, and to provide the industries with highly trained, fully employable, skilled technicians.

Program Outcomes

  • Provide the water resources technology industries with highly trained, fully employable, skilled technicians.
  • Develop relationships and/or partnerships with existing water resources organizations and institutions in the continuing education of industry practitioners.
  • Provide industry work experience during the educational process, giving students exposure to the actual application of irrigation principles and practices.
  • Provide campus labs, classrooms, equipment and general facilities utilizing cutting edge technologies and practices.
  • Provide highly trained instructors who have significant field experiences as successful practitioners in this industry.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Natural Resources Technology upon completion of the two-year program of study.