Earn a Water Quality Tech degree – from your couch!

Moraine Park Water Quality instructor

I hope all of you have had a great summer! To all those passing their state water exams this last cycle, congratulations, it was great hearing from all of you that have taken recent courses.

Our courses are starting once again, and this is a great time to plan on either a continuing education course or a certification exam preparatory course. If you know of anyone desiring to take a course, please share this blog with them and or post for other colleagues to see. There are still seats available, so register soon. Use the course number on the schedule for ease of registration. If having a problem registering, please feel free to ask me for help as I will direct you to someone that can resolve those problems. After registering, expect a letter explaining meeting times, room location, and a map, the week prior to the course start date.

This link is to our certification preparatory courses.

Not only will they prepare you for the state exams with specific exam related information, the courses can also be used for continuing education. You can also find the schedule on the WDNR website. Any changes will be updated at both websites.

Moraine Park also has a two year Water Quality Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree program. This is an online program, so you can complete it in the comfort of your home, or where your computer takes you.

This is a great program for those wishing to enter the profession as well as those in the profession that hope to advance their standing within an organization or to increase their potential for desired career placement. Advanced standing is available to those already working in the career field. If you have interest in furthering your education our accredited program is also transferable to a number of four year colleges.

This link is to our Water Quality Technology program.

If you have problems accessing the links, try the MPTC website at: www.morainepark.edu and look up the Water Quality Technology Program.

If you are an employer and desire interns, we may have the student to fit your need. Just let me know, and I will relay the information, as many students plan ahead for spring and summer internships.

Well, I certainly hope this blog finds all of you enjoying the summer, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to call or contact me. To register for a course call 1-800-472-4554 or 920-924-3207.

Take care and enjoy!

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 mschmidt15@morainepark.edu, or check out the program at https://www.morainepark.edu/programs-and-courses/programs-of-study/?ProgramTitle=Water+Quality+Technology.