Skill Award in Public Works Supervision and Management

This skill award program is designed to prepare students for promotional positions in the public and private sectors of public works, street construction, and park and landscape maintenance. Job opportunities include:

  • public works and park maintenance lead worker
  • street and landscape maintenance supervisor
  • street and park division supervisor
  • public works superintendent
  • park and field operations manager

Instruction in an overview for field personnel of the basic elements of supervision in public works, an introduction to administrative responsibilities and planning in public administration, cost estimations and finance, and how to properly manage environmental concerns in public works is emphasized in the coursework.

Required courses:
ITIS 130Microcomputer Applications I4
PUB 160Public Administration3
PUB 164Plan Interpretation and Cost Estimating3
PUB 165Environmental Management3
PUB 166Supervision in Public Works3
Total Units16

Skill Award Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Public Works Supervision and Management Skill Award 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 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.