Civil Engineering Technology - Fresh Water Resources focuses on a wide variety of aspects within the profession of Civil Engineering, beginning with surveying, transitioning into design, and resulting in construction. Basic skills are developed and students are exposed to all areas of the various professions. This allows the student to be able to understand and communicate across the professions, plus it allows the student to discover what area they really enjoy working in. The 2nd year focuses on aspects specific to fresh water, from rainfall to testing to cleaning. The program is designed as a fusion of education and application; hence all the core classes are tied to real world experiences with a significant influx of participation from potential future employers. Some students use this program as a place to prepare themselves to transfer to a 4-year university. Most, however, use this program as a means to develop the skills that allow them to obtain a productive career in various aspects of Fresh Water Resources.