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 works sector. 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.

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.
PUB 150Introduction to Public Works3
PUB 151Street Construction and Maintenance3
PUB 157Asphalt and Portland Cement Concrete3
PUB 158Municipal and Urban Tree Care3
PUB 163Turf and Landscape Management3
WATR 162Water Use Efficiency I3
Total Units18

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
PUB 150 Introduction to Public Works 3
PUB 151 Street Construction and Maintenance 3
Spring Term 1
PUB 157 Asphalt and Portland Cement Concrete 3
PUB 158 Municipal and Urban Tree Care 3
Summer Term 1
PUB 163 Turf and Landscape Management 3
WATR 162 Water Use Efficiency I 3
 Total Units18

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.