Skill Award in Public Works Inspection

This skill award program is designed to prepare students for entry-level and promotional positions in the public and private sectors of public works and street construction and civil engineer type projects. Job opportunities include:

  • public works inspector,
  • public works maintenance worker,
  • lead worker,
  • and supervisory positions.

Instruction in an overview of the inspector’s role and responsibilities; including Portland cement and asphaltic concrete, soils and trenching, base and subgrades, concrete footings, structural and reinforcing steel, Cal-OSHA requirements, inspection reporting, and recordkeeping is emphasized in the coursework.

Required courses:
MATH 142Beginning and Intermediate Algebra II5
or MATH 150 Intermediate Algebra
PUB 155Public Works Inspection3
PUB 156Concrete Structures and Inspection3
PUB 161California Occupational Safety and Health3
Total Units14

Skill Award Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Public Works Inspection Skill Award will:

  1. Evaluate and analyze roadways, walkways, structures and footings to specify materials and methods required for repair or new installation maintaining CAL-OSHA compliance, project budget, and contract documentation.