Water Environment Technologies - Faculty

Gregg Kropp
Water Environment Technologies Instructor

(320) 308-5952

Gregg Kropp, Water Environment Technologies Instructor I am the newest instructor of the program, hired summer 2017. Prior to this, I have been employed for 18.5 years in the water and wastewater (WW) fields: in the private sector in Industrial WW; in the public sector for both cities (municipalities) and public utilities; and tribal (i.e. sovereign nation)/non-tribal collaboration.

I have a bachelor of science degree in Biology (Aquatic Biology emphasis) from St. Cloud State and an associate's degree in WET from SCTCC. I also possess an MN Class A Water Operator's Certificate and an MN Class A Wastewater Operator's Certificate. I am one of approximately 25 people in the state who have both A licenses.

Spring 2019 Courses:
Automated Control Systems, Understanding the EPA Part 503 Biosolids Rule, Wastewater Laboratory Procedures, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations I, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations II, Water Treatment Plant Operation II

Summer 2019 Courses:
Collection and Disinfection Systems Operation, Strategic Planning for Success

Fall 2019 Courses:
Basic Laboratory Skills, Introduction to Water/Wastewater Technology, Source Water Treatment and Development, Understanding OSHA Safety Regulations in the Water, Water / Wastewater Treatment Calculations, Water Distribution Systems, Water Plant Operation I

William Spain
Water Environment Technologies Instructor

(320) 308-5952

Office: 1-386
William Spain, Water Environment Technologies Instructor Bill is in his 31st year as an instructor of Water Environment Technologies program at SCTCC. He is a graduate of the program from 1986. Bill has continued his education at St. Cloud State University, obtaining a BES Degree, with an emphasis on vocational and industrial education.

Bill has been actively involved in several professional water associations for the past 31 years. Including American Water Works Association, he served on International Board of Directors for 3 years, also held several positions at state level including Section Chair and Trustee, currently serving on 3 committees, Water Environment Federation, MN Wastewater Operators Association and MN Rural Water Association. He is a licensed Water & Waste Water Operator by State of Minnesota.