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Civil Engineering Technology – Water Resources

From the rivers, ponds and lakefronts of Wisconsin to sewer, stormwater and water treatment utilities, water resources practitioners play a vital role for our community. Study hands-on at the SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant for Gateway’s Civil Engineering Technology – Water Resources associate degree, and you’ll prepare for an in-demand career as a civil engineering technician who can help solve important environmental water-related issues.

  • Master the fundamental skills for sampling, 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's degree.
Program Credits



SC Johnson iMET Center

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $10,254
Books & Supplies: N/A

Start Dates


Salary Outlook


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

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