Career Options in Water Quality Technology

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As we begin to look at options for a career, we may consider education, maybe on-the-job training, or self-study and activity, to prepare for a particular career of choice. There are many options available for the varying careers. One career field that sometimes is overlooked is related to water quality and water management. There are many career options in the water quality and water management fields. Becoming a professional in this career field can include formal education, on-the-job training, and even self- study. There are many paths into this interesting, highly-rewarding, sustainable, and dynamic career field.

An option that may be of interest to many people looking into careers in the field, is an Associate Degree in Water Quality Technology from Moraine Park Technical College. Moraine Park’s program is an accredited degree offered in an online format. Today as more positions are opening and available throughout the U.S. and abroad, an online program may be the right choice for students.

Whether a recent high school graduate, or a seasoned professional in another career field looking for meaningful change, or a present water professional looking to expand knowledge and become competitive for potential promotion, this program is a great option to consider. Online provides students the option to work on courses when their schedule allows. This is attractive for those already in the field, or those working in other fields, and for those that may have challenges attending a traditional face-to-face scheduled course.

Online courses at Moraine Park are challenging courses, but you are not alone as you work through the course material. The instructors in the program are water professionals, certified in the field and certified teachers. They are always willing to help students learn and understand the important subject matter that is covered in the program courses. If this is of interest to you, or you know of someone looking for a career choice that has variety, great opportunity, and boundless options, please consider the accredited Moraine Park Technical College Water Quality Technology associate degree program as a viable option. If ever a question, please contact me as I can help.

Written by Mark Schmidt
Mark Schmidt is the Water Quality Technology Instructor at Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, WI. Mark has 40 years of experience in water and wastewater facility and systems operations, maintenance and management. Prior to teaching, his specialty was surface water treatment plant optimization. He now enjoys teaching the next generation of water quality professionals, and those in the field desiring knowledge and advancement opportunities. Feel free to contact Mark about the program at, or check out the program at