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Admission Requirements

ADMISSION PREPARATION FOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

A number of paths exist for preparation to enter the Certificate in Water Management and Leadership program.  Originally, this higher educational experience was created to prepare existing intermediate supervisors employed in the regional water industry for executive leadership.  Early experience, however, demonstrated there are individuals who may not fit this scenario yet are both interested and well- suited for what the program has to offer. Below are our strong recommendations for general admission yet it is also strongly urged for anyone interested in the program to contact either the Director, Academic Coordinator, or a Faculty member to discuss your particular goals and background.

 

Admission and Application Requirements

1. At least one of the following:

  • Possession of a Grade II or higher water or wastewater related technical certification issued by the state of California plus at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity at a retail, wholesale or regional water/wastewater utility or a related public-entity regulatory or planning agency; or,
  • An Associate’s degree from an accredited college plus at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity at a retail or wholesale water/wastewater utility or a related public-entity regulatory or planning agency; or,
  • Currently seated as a board member of any public or private agency or organization involved in water policy issues;  or
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

2. Submission of the online WTRM Program Application 

3. Submission of current resume

4. Hard copy transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and mail them to:

California State University San Marcos
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