There is an increasing demand for technologists to assist professional personnel in the
investigation, interpretation and analysis of data for proper monitoring and management of
water resources. This program is a recognized feeder program for the U.S. Geologic Survey
Hydrologic Technician series.
Other potential employers for graduates include federal
agencies (such as Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S.
Natural Resources Conservation Service), Native American tribes, state agencies (such as
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Idaho Fish & Game, Idaho Department of Water
Resources, Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington Department of Fish &
Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources), health districts, county and
municipal governments, semi-public agencies (such as irrigation, drainage and water
districts), private lumber and mining companies, and private consulting firms.
- biological technician
- certified water operator (operator in training)
- certified wastewater operator (operator in training)
- environmental technician
- fisheries technician
- hydrologic technician
- water quality technician
- water resources technician
- watershed technician