Associate of Applied Science│Online Degree│ 2 Years│63 Credits│Eligible for Financial Aid
WI Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $55,585
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.
Each day, municipalities and industries generate billions of gallons of wastewater that must be collected, analyzed and treated. Through targeted instruction and an on-the-job internship, students learn how to test, analyze and improve operational procedures at water treatment facilities. Students unable to secure an internship will have opportunities to do a research project.
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.
MPTC’s 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.
Water Quality Technology students learn to…
Moraine Park’s Water Quality Technology program provides students with the skills and training to perform testing, analysis and treatment to community and industrial water supplies. Career opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $55,585
There are also positions available at breweries as they treat their water and wastewater, at large dairies where they process the milk, food handling companies such as packaging plants, and harvesting companies that process the food like Heinz or pickle producers.
Some other areas include bean harvesters and canners, cheese factories, paper mills, and engineering firms as Operations Specialists, where the O&M Specialist helps with some design, writes documents for operators, trains people in processes, and will perform process startup services once built.
Some have found work in laboratories, aquariums, pond or lake maintenance and water parks.
Please visit the Program Catalog for the latest course requirements.
|103-159||Computer Literacy – Microsoft Office||1|
|527-100||Introduction to Wastewater Treatment||3|
|527-130||Groundwater Supply and Distribution||3|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|527-103||Conventional Wastewater Treatment||3|
|527-131||Surface Water Supply and Treatment||3|
|Social Science Course||3|
|527-105||Advanced Wastewater Treatment Processes||4|
|527-120||Hydraulics of Water and Wastewater||3|
|527-136||Equipment Maintenance and Instrumentation||4|
|Behavioral Science Course||3|
|527-150||Advanced Water Treatment||3|
|Water Quality Internship
or Water Quality Research
|REQUIRED ELECTIVE CREDITS|
|Required Elective Credits (can be taken any semester)||3|
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Graduates are strongly encouraged to pursue obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 4-6 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.