Civil Engineering Technology - Fresh Water Resources

Civil Engineering – Fresh Water Resources

From the rivers and lakefronts of Southeastern Wisconsin to the sewer, stormwater and water treatment utilities, civil engineers bring crucial improvements to our community. Prepare for this vital field with Gateway’s Civil Engineering – Fresh Water Resources associate degree. Working hands-on at the SC Johnson iMET Center or with virtual and augmented reality technology at Elkhorn’s Nodal classroom, you’ll be ready for a job offer.

  • Master the latest techniques and newest equipment used to survey, test, analyze and model water flow for public utilities, state agencies and contractors.
  • Develop a portfolio to impress employers through student clubs, service learning, study abroad opportunities, working hands-on in the waterways and watersheds of our region and completing a capstone project.
  • Wash away the competition with valuable certificationses through the Department of Natural Resources or internships with local wastewater and water works departments.
  • 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: $10,506
Books & Supplies: $4,282

Start Dates

Spring, Fall

Salary Outlook


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

Civil Engineering Technology – Fresh Water Resources Career Pathway

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