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.

Career Opportunities

There are a number of options to choose from in this field. Employees in this field can expect good pay & benefits, year round employment, and challenging outdoor work assignments.

Award Outcomes:

  • Identify the role of public works agencies in local government.
  • Identify role in a public safety emergency.
  • Perform maintenance of surfaces and external grounds.
  • Demonstrate methods used for water leak detection, system flushing and disinfection.
  • Appraise construction methods for park and recreation facilities.
  • Demonstrate effective customer service techniques.
  • 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.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 19 Credits
  • PWRK1020 Basic Engine Repair 3
  • PWRK1025 Street Maintenance, Materials and Applications 3
  • PWRK1045 Practical Skills for Public Works 4
  • PWRK1050 Introduction to Municipal Utilities 3
  • PWRK1065 Introduction to Park Maintenance 3
  • PWRK2000 Public Works Internship 3
General Education Requirements 0 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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