Certificate in Public Works: Maintenance Services

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

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

Instruction in an overview for field personnel of the basic elements of the public works and landscape Industry is emphasized in the coursework.

Complete the following courses in the Hardscape Maintenance Technology skill award:
PUB 150Introduction to Public Works3
PUB 151Street Construction and Maintenance3
PUB 157Asphalt and Portland Cement3
Complete the following courses in the Greenscape Maintenance Technology skill award:
PUB 158Municipal and Urban Tree Care3
PUB 163Turf and Landscape Management3
WATR 162Water Use Efficiency I3
Plus complete the following:
PUB 162Traffic Control Standards, Practices, and Policies3
Total Units21

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Public Works: Maintenance Services Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Analyze and evaluate public and private hardscape structures and determine upgrades or preventative maintenance requirements necessary to ensure public safety, long-term budget strategy, aesthetics, and municipal code compliance.
  2. Evaluate and analyze existing landscape and plan new greenscape installation as well as establish mow schedule, frequency of tree pruning, irrigation schedule, pest and weed abatement, fertilization schedule, and aeration to ensure cost savings and water conservation while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing landscape.