Water Quality Technology

Program Number: 10-527-2
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Online
This program is eligible for financial aid

Receive top-of-the-line education and training needed to become a water tech expert through the one-year Water Quality Technology program at Moraine Park.

About the Program

Water quality issues are continuing to increase in the country—and so are career opportunities in the water technology industry. Moraine Park’s Water Quality Technology program prepares students for a rewarding technical career through hands-on training and industry expertise. 

What You'll Learn

Through targeted instruction and an on-the-job internship, students learn how to test, analyze and improve operational procedures at water treatment facilities. The online Water Quality Technology program gives students confidence to determine and employ optimization strategies for water treatment processes.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
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Career Opportunities
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Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 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
Program Opportunities

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

Standard Admissions steps details

    Transfer Opportunities
    1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
    2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
    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.

    Graduates are strongly encouraged to pursue obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

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    Semester 1
    103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    527-100Introduction to Wastewater Treatment3
    527-130Groundwater Supply and Distribution3
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-107College Mathematics3
    890-101College 1012
    Total 15
    Semester 2
    527-103Conventional Wastewater Treatment3
    527-111Water Chemistry4
    527-131Surface Water Supply and Treatment3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total 16
    Semester 3
    527-105Advanced Wastewater Treatment Processes4
    527-120Hydraulics of Water and Wastewater3
    527-129Utility Management3
    527-136Equipment Maintenance and Instrumentation4
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Total 17
    Semester 4
    527-125Industrial Wastes3
    527-150Advanced Water Treatment3
    527-171Water Quality Internship3
     - OR - 
    527-173Water Quality Research3
    Total 12
    Required Elective Credits3
    Total Credits63