Career Options in Water Quality Technology
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.
I read on the Moraine Park Technícal College website that you are the person who in charge of the Water Management Program.
I have a small cottage on Little Cedar Lake. We are a “drainage” lake for Big Cedar and right now LCL is 18 inches higher than normal. It impacts the erosion of the shoreline and the property around the lake.
Part of the problem is the lack of collaboration between LCL and the person (on his personal property) who controls the dam boards on BC and part is the issue that Cedar Creek which LCL drains into has become increasing constricted with fallen trees, weeds and muck. The flow downstream is narrowing and slowing down the flow out of the lake.
It appears that the person controlling the BC dam boards will not change how he manages high water situations so I am looking at the south end of the lake as an area that we might have some way to impact in a constructive way.
Does your program tackle challenges like this situation? Could it be a student/faculty study?
If your program does not take on issues like this, who would you suggest we turn to for guidance?
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Kathy, Thank you for reaching out. Please see Mark’s response. He also sent this to your email.
I hope this helps.
I received a copy of the question you had for me.
It does sound like an interesting situation. Our program studies a number of issues but our courses and content do not cover the situation as you describe. However, I know there is a non-profit or several in the state that may tackle this type of issue.
You might try these contacts and or websites…
Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association
131 W. Wilson St. #601
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 441-2677 · Fax (608) 441-2676
Clean Lakes Alliance
150 E Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703
150 East Gilman St., Suite 2600 Madison, WI 53703
I hope this helps and you find acceptable results.
Enjoy the day!
Mark A. Schmidt
Water Quality Technology Instructor
Moraine Park Technical College