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Welcome to the Environmental Resources Training Center web site! We hope you find our new site useful and easy to use. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.


ERTC Students ERTC's program consists of two semesters of water and wastewater operations training, followed by a ten-week internship at a water and wastewater treatment plant. Graduates are eligible to take Illinois and Missouri certification exams to become certified as public drinking water supply operators and wastewater operators.

Employment Training Grants

The Water Quality Control Operations program is eligible for federal funding for qualified students who are displaced, unemployed, underemployed, veterans or economically disadvantaged. Funding sources include the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Dislocated Worker Programs. Most federal funding programs may be utilized for up to two years.

To determine eligibility, students should contact their county Employment and Training Department.

  • Madison County Employment and Training Department (includes Bond County), 628-296-4533
  • Workforce Development Group (St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Clinton and Washington Counties), 618-825-3259

ERTC Students

ERTC Announces Creation of Alumni Scholarship

We are proud to announce the creation of the ERTC Alumni Scholarship. Since 1977, ERTC has been training water quality professionals who now work throughout the nation. With the establishment of the Alumni Scholarship, we hope to help future students by easing the financial burden of class fees and tuition. We are asking former students to help make this scholarship a reality.


Occupation Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators

Water Quality Control Operations Program

Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)

Books & Supplies Included
Completion Rate 82%

Overall Employment Rate


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