Technical School

Technical School

Why is technical education in the water and sanitation sector necessary in Nicaragua?

When our founders began to implement the first projects in rural communities in Nicaragua, they realized that there was no local technical capacity to execute quality projects and they often had to hire engineers from urban areas who were not interested in understanding rural dynamics and creating solid links with the community. 

For this reason, in 1996, they decided to create the Escuela Técnica de Agua Potable y Saneamiento (ETAP), with the objective of strengthening the Water and Sanitation sector at the national level, developing capacity in rural areas through the training of hydraulic technicians capable of designing and implementing projects without the need for support from specialized engineers. 

What do we offer?

Specialist Technician in Design and Management of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Systems

In addition, we offer a full scholarship that covers:

  1. 100% of tuition
  2. Didactic and study material
  3. Food and lodging expenses
  4. Monthly stipend of 50 dollars


Description of the program

  1. The study program lasts two and a half years.
  2. Graduates of the program receive an accredited degree as a Specialist Technician in Design and Management of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Systems.
  3. The full-time program includes both theoretical study (60%) and practical field experience (40%).
  4. The program consists of 14 modules, for a total of 3,890 hours.

Students will only obtain their final diploma if they manage to pass all courses with a minimum of 75%, defend their final project and complete the mandatory 3-month internship.

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