Public Works

Public Works



Students completing this program will gain the basic skills necessary to work efficiently and safely in a variety of municipal, county and state positions, such as street, utility, and park maintenance.

Program Title:
Public Works

Award Type:

Credits: Total Diploma Credits 32
Award Outcomes:
  • Identify the role of public works agencies in local government.
  • Perform maintenance of surfaces and external grounds.
  • Demonstrate basic computing skills.
  • Identify role in a public safety emergency.
  • Demonstrate the elements of teamwork.
  • Demonstrate effective customer service techniques.
  • Use effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Identify health and safety hazards in accordance with OSHA and industry standards.
  • Perform repairs to small engines, physical structures and their mechanical systems.
  • Operate mechanized equipment in accordance with OSHA/industry standards.

Career Opportunities:
There are a number of options to choose from in this field. According to the state labor statistics, employment outlook for positions in this field is expected to increase. Employees in this field can expect good pay & benefits, year round employment, and challenging outdoor work assignments.

Choose Total Diploma Credits 32 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 25 Credits
PWRK1001 Introduction to Public Works Employment 3
PWRK1005 Introduction to Maintenance Operations and Activities 3
PWRK1025 Street Maintenance, Materials and Applications 3
PWRK1050 Introduction to Municipal Utilities 3
PWRK1055 Public Works Safety 3
PWRK1061 Public Works Skills 4
PWRK1065 Introduction to Park Maintenance 3
PWRK2000 Public Works Internship 3
Technical Studies Electives: 3 Credits
PWRK1020 Basic Engine Repair 3
General Education Required: 0 Credits
General Education Electives: 4 Credits
Any HTC college level general education course may be used to satisfy the elective 4 requirement, except for
EMSV1020 CPR/First Aid.