Certificate in Public Works: Inspection, Supervision, and Management

This certificate of achievement program is designed to prepare students for promotional positions in the public and private sectors of public works and street construction maintenance. Job opportunities include:

  • public works inspector,
  • public works maintenance lead worker,
  • maintenance supervisor,
  • street division supervisor,
  • public works superintendent,
  • and field operations manager positions.

Instruction in an overview for field personnel of the basic elements of the Public Works industry and an introduction to administrative responsibilities and planning is emphasized in the coursework.

Complete the following courses in the Public Works Inspection skill award:
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
Complete the following courses in the Public Works Supervision and Management skill award:
ITIS 130Microcomputer Applications I4
PUB 160Public Administration3
PUB 164Plan Interpretation and Cost Estimating3
PUB 165Environmental Management3
PUB 166Supervision in Public Works3
Plus complete the following:
PUB 159Urban Forest Management Planning3
Total Units33

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Public Works: Inspection, Supervision, and Management Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Analyze the role municipal public works plays in local and state government and other regulatory agencies as defined by state statute and practice.
  2. Calculate the costs and identify the most economical materials needed for a public works projects, according to current industry standards, annual budget constraints and city master plan.
  3. Exhibit the necessary skills and behaviors expected of public works administration to make accountable decisions while managing and leading a diverse staff.
  4. 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.