• Program: Public Works
  • Course: Street Maintenance, Materials and Applications
  • Course #: PWRK1025
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introductory knowledge and understanding of the basic aspects of street and roadway design, construction and maintenance.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Describe the different public works principles as they relate to street and roadway design, construction and maintenance
Identify the safety considerations that must be considered when working in traffic and the right-of-way
Identify and select the proper high visibility garments needed for roadway and right-of-way work
Evaluate various roadway designs and their ability to manage intended traffic and weather patterns
Identify the individual components of street and roadway geometric designs and how they are implemented
Demonstrate the basic aspects of horizontal and vertical field surveying
Identify the physical materials properties for soils, concrete and asphalt
Demonstrate the proper inspection techniques for soils, concrete and asphalt
Demonstrate procedures and processes used for street and roadway maintenance and construction

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901 and must have Public Works as a declared Major
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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