Bay College Water Resource Management Program on the Rise


Bay College has been offering certificate and degree programs in the Water Resource Management field for 50 years and is one of the few programs of its kind in the nation. And Troy Gallagher, lead program instructor, noted that enrollment in the program is on the rise.

Bay College’s program is designed to provide specialized training in water and wastewater treatment theory and application to both entry-level personnel and those already in the field. Online professional development and continuing educational programs are also offered to industry professionals.

Over the years, hundreds of water tech students have been placed in high wage, in-demand jobs immediately following completion of their coursework. Essential employment opportunities exist in various industries such as mining, paper making, food and beverage, computer technologies, and city municipalities. Gallagher stated that students coming out of the Bay College water tech program are highly sought after and that the majority of students are seeing job offers from cities such as Green Bay and Milwaukee, WI along with Traverse City and Detroit, MI.

Gallagher states, “Bay grads are capable to test and be certified in the field in multiple states. Bay graduates are also known for becoming solid operators and future managers because of the education received at Bay College.”

Bay College offers flexible classes including online, hybrid, in-person labs, no cost tutoring, and personal one-on-one career path advising. For more information on Bay College’s Water Resource Management program and the opportunities this career path provides, Email Troy%20Gallagher. Individuals interested in upgrading existing skills or a career change are encouraged to visit the Bay College website or contact Bay College Admissions Office at 906-217-4010. Classes for the winter 2021 semester begin January 11.