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 Reading 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.

1.5-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
ITIS 130 Microcomputer Applications I 4
PUB 160 Public Administration 3
Spring Term 1
PUB 164 Plan Reading and Cost Estimating 3
Summer Term 1
PUB 166 Supervision in Public Works 3
Fall Term 2
PUB 165 Environmental Management 3
 Total Units16

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.