• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
This state-of-the art Water and Wastewater Technology at Thompson Rivers University encompasses chemistry, microbiology, mathematics, mechanical and electrical systems, instrumentation and treatment technologies as they are applied in the increasingly vital water industry.
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What you'll learn from Water and Wastewater Technology at Thompson Rivers University  

  • Knowledge of primary to advanced municipal and industrial processes in the treatment of water and wastewater operations.
  • Conduct source water quality sampling, laboratory analysis, regulatory reporting, data management and source protection.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical and instrumentation materials, equipment, infrastructure and facilities needed to operate water, wastewater, distribution and collection systems.
  • Operate and maintain primary to advanced mechanical, electrical and instrumentation systems used in moving and treating water and wastewater.
  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot process equipment involved in treatment, distribution and collection of water and wastewater.


Seek employment in an in-demand industry, as Canada and BC face shortages of trained water and wastewater operators. Work in primary, secondary and advanced water treatment and distribution operations; primary, secondary and advanced wastewater treatment and collection operations; as well as in water quality protection and monitoring.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    63 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

What you’ll graduate with—certificate and diploma options

  • Certificate in Water and Wastewater Utilities 
  • Diploma in Water and Wastewater Technology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Limited admission

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21582 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21582 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    21582 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21582 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

CAD $21,582 for first year. 

Living costs for Kamloops

  • 1240 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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