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water quality technology

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    Video: Water Quality Technology

    Program Number: 10-527-2
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Online
    FLEx Degree

    Program Description

    Moraine Parkā??s Water Quality Technology program provides students with the skills and training to perform testing, analysis and treatment to community and industrial water supplies. Water Quality technicians are responsible for ensuring that the water we use is safe and that discharge water is processed effectively. Their work combines the precision and accuracy found in the biochemical laboratory with operational aptitude and troubleshooting skills. Each day, municipalities and industries generate billions of gallons of wastewater that must be collected, analyzed and treated.

    Program graduates also have employment opportunities as environmental technicians and field service technicians at companies that design and install water treatment equipment for municipalities and manufacturing companies.

    This associate of applied science degree offers targeted instruction and practical experience through online courses and an on-the-job internship (Water Quality Research can be taken as an alternative for students unable to secure an internship). Geographical location of the student does not matter, as long as the student can access the Internet. Completion of the degree can occur from anywhere on the globe.

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $45,000

    Approximate Costs

    • $132.20 per credit (resident)
    • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Program Outcomes

    • Analyze and improve operational procedures at water treatment and wastewater treatment facilities.
    • Test, analyze and treat community and industrial water supplies and wastewater.
    • Analyze and improve equipment maintenance programs for water treatment and waste treatment facilities.
    • Determine flow rate in hydraulic designs to control treatment processes and treatment facilities.
    • Determine industrial waste treatment strategies to minimize impact of waste streams.
    • Determine and employ optimization strategies for water treatment and wastewater treatment processes and treatment facilities.

    Career Opportunities

    • Environmental Technician
    • Field Service Technician
    • Industrial Waste Technician
    • Wastewater System Technician
    • Water Plant Operator
    • Water Treatment Equipment Sales Representative

    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Water and Wastewater Operator Certification

    Moraine Park offers courses and seminars to help students prepare for various Department of Natural Resources certification exams and also offers continuing education courses to maintain certification. These courses are scheduled throughout the year at various locations within Wisconsin.

    Visit www.morainepark.edu/watercert for more information.

    Admission Process

    • Submit the college admission application.   
    • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
    • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
    • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
    • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

    apply now!

    Courses

    NumberTitleCrs
    Term 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    527-100Introduction to Wastewater Treatment3
    527-130Groundwater Supply and Distribution3
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-107College Mathematics3
    890-101**College 1012
    Total15
     
    Term 2
    527-103Conventional Wastewater Treatment3
    527-111Water Chemistry4
    527-131Surface Water Supply and Treatment3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total16
     
    Term 3
    527-105Advanced Wastewater Treatment Processes4
    527-120Hydraulics of Water and Wastewater3
    527-129Utility Management3
    527-136Equipment Maintenance and Instrumentation4
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Total17
     
    Term 4
    527-125Industrial Wastes3
    527-150Advanced Water Treatment3
    527-171Water Quality Internship3
     - OR - 
    527-173Water Quality Research3
    809-195Economics3
    Total12
     
    Required Elective Credits3
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements63

    General Education Options

    View theĀ Water Quality Technology General Education Course Options.

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Academic Planner

    Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    Note: Students who, due to location, cannot come to the campus to complete the placement test or admissions meeting can call 1-800-472-4554 or 920-924-3207 for other accommodation options.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.