Water Resource Management

Explore Water Resource Management at Bay College

Water treatment plant

Why Water Resource Management?

We swim in it, bathe in it, drink it, make a living with it, and over 70 percent of the Earth is covered by it – WATER. Our proximity to the Great Lakes, which contain approximately 18 percent of the world’s fresh water supply and make up the largest system of fresh surface water on earth, makes a career in water a natural choice.

  • Average starting salary of $20.25 per hour (annual salary of $42,120)*
  • The job openings to available college graduate ratio is 15 to 1
  • On Michigan’s “Hot 50 Jobs” list
  • 1 in 5 jobs in Michigan related to water**

Why Bay College?

  • One of the few programs of its kind in the nation, Bay’s Water Resource Management Program has run for 47 continuous years
  • Graduates are highly sought after and targeted as desired candidates for employment
  • Opportunity for rapid promotion and job mobility because graduates are in such high demand nationwide
  • Upon completion of the program, immediate eligibility to take highest level state certifications, which are accepted across the country
  • Instructors help students with state exam preparation and practice certification exams
Degree Information
Degree Options
Certificate/DegreeCompletion CreditsContact Hours
Water Technology (Certificate)
Environmental Management64.00
Water Resource Management69.00

Beyond Bay College

1+1 Water Resource Management Transfer Guides
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