Northwestern Michigan College Offering Michigan’s First Ever Wet Tech Degree

Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City will introduce the state’s first ever wet tech degree.

The degree will use existing courses from surveying and unmanned aerial systems programs as well as new courses in environmental site assessment, aquifer sampling and ground water monitoring.

“This program will focus on training a workforce supporting the direct monitoring and cleanup of waters within the Great Lakes watershed and focusing on the direct impact to the quality of our water resources,” Great Lakes Water Studies Institute Executive Director Hans VanSumeren said.

This will be the fourth water-related degree and program offered at NMC. The other degrees include:

  • An associate’s and bachelor’s degree in marine technology
  • An associate’s degree in freshwater studies
  • The Marine Center which focuses on professional development and training in marine systems, geospatial technologies and land surveying
  • Great Lakes Maritime Academy which trains deck and engineering officers for the commercial shipping industry.

This new degree is part of NMC Next and the Huckle Family Foundation will provide $100,000 over two years for equipment and other program support.

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