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Today as July 2018 disappears into our rear view mirrors, and August approaches quickly, students and teachers around the nation prepare for the upcoming year.

Students hit the stores and teachers ponder their curriculum. For students, many look for the latest clothing, maybe a new backpack, others think about FAFSA and their educational path. For teachers and instructors, we too are looking to improve our lot in life. We tweak our courses taught, and also want to incorporate the latest information. We may also think about incorporating technologies, and look to the most relevant and successful. Definitely an exciting time for students and educators alike.

Here at Moraine Park Technical College, we have great educational opportunities in many career fields. The area in which I teach is the Water Quality Technology field.  A sustainable field where water is treated for drinking, and wastewater is treated for release into the environment. Two very important duties that provide those in the industry a great sense of pride and accomplishment. While students ponder their path into a career, I certainly hope you as a student, consider this all important career as a potential path. Many retirements and related employment openings are projected in a field. Where challenges and changing regulations are always a part of a dynamic environment.  If you have interest in this career field, and would like to talk about the varying opportunities here locally, maybe throughout the United States and even abroad, please feel free to contact me, as I can share my thoughts about a rewarding career in a very satisfying field.

For more information on Moraine Park programs, visit morainepark.edu.

Written by Mark Schmidt
Mark Schmidt is the Water Quality Technology Instructor at Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac Wisconsin. Mark has 40 years of experience in water and wastewater facility and systems operations, maintenance and management. Marks specialty prior to teaching was surface water treatment plant optimization, but now enjoys teaching the next generation of water quality professionals and those in the field desiring knowledge and advancement opportunities. Always feel free to contact Mark via email about the program at: mschmidt15@morainepark.edu or check out the program at: https://www.morainepark.edu/programs-and-courses/programs-of-study/?ProgramTitle=Water+Quality+Technology