Civil Engineering Technology - Fresh Water Resources

Civil Engineering – Fresh Water Resources

From the rivers, ponds and lakefronts of Wisconsin to sewer, stormwater and water treatment utilities, Fresh Water Resources practitioners play a vital role for our community. Study hands-on at the SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant or on the Elkhorn Campus for Gateway’s Civil Engineering – Fresh Water Resources associate degree, and you’ll prepare for an in-demand career as a practical technologist and science communicator who can solve important environmental issues.

  • Master the fundamental skills for testing, purification and treatment in water quality and environmental sciences used to survey, test, analyze and model water flow for the public or private sector.
  • Develop a portfolio to impress employers through opportunities working hands-on in the waterways and watersheds of our region and abroad, in addition to completing a capstone project.
  • Develop a holistic approach to the water sciences and prepare for certifications through the Department of Natural Resources or internships with local water utilities.
  • Advance your education and career with articulation agreements that help you transfer to four-year universities for a bachelor degree.
Program Credits



Elkhorn Campus, SC Johnson iMET Center

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $10,742
Books & Supplies: $4,410

Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer

Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Engineering Technician, Water Treatment Plant Operator, Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator

Civil Engineering Technology – Fresh Water Resources Career Pathway

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