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Course TitleCourse DescriptionCreditsPrerequisitesCourse NumberCourse Outline
 
OSHA 510This course provides a variety of training for safety responsibilities including: introduction to OSHA, recordkeeping basics, regulations and general safety and health provisions. This course will also cover fall protection, the hazards of electrical operations, hazards of falling objects, and confined space and collapse hazards. Personal protective and life saving equipment, health hazards in construction, and stairways and ladders are also included.2Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921PWRK1010View
Emergency Response for Public WorkersThis course is designed to develop operational skills and procedures for individuals to recognize, evaluate, and provide support services in an emergency or disaster situation, understand the purpose and use of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS), and perform job related responsibilities in compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations. Students will learn how to manage an emergency medical situation through basic First Aid, CPR and AED until emergency personnel arrive.2Students must have a CURRENT OSHA 510 - 30 Hour for Construction OR OSHA 511 - 30 Hour for General Industry course certification card from an OSHA training institute class provider. Students must bring your CARD for verification to the FIRST classPWRK1015View
Basic Engine RepairIn this course, students will study the theory of two and four cycle engines and perform basic maintenance on common outdoor power equipment used in public works. Students will learn the proper names and uses of tools used in industry. Students will diagnose engine problems, inspect and identify system components. Topics of shop safety, fuels, tune-ups and basic electricity will also be covered.3Must have Public Works as a declared MajorPWRK1020View
Street Maintenance, Materials and ApplicationsThe 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.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901 and must have Public Works as a declared Major PWRK1025View
Trenching/Excavation SafetyThis program is designed to train the students about trenching and excavating, and the equipment used in the day to day operations. Students will learn the safety procedures and hazards associated with the equipment and trenching and excavating in general.3NonePWRK1030View
Confined Space SafetyThis course is designed to enable students to recognize, evaluate, prevent, and abate safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry. Technical topics include the recognition of confined space hazards, basic information about instrumentation used to evaluate atmospheric hazards, and ventilation techniques. This course features workshops on permit entry classification and program evaluation.3NonePWRK1035View
Mechanized Equipment OperationThis program is designed to get students more familiar with mechanized equipment used in day to day operations of the public works department. Students will learn how to properly use equipment in order to prevent potential hazards.3NonePWRK1040View
Practical Skills for Public WorksThis class will introduce basic skills with practical application of industry safety principles. Instruction will include tube and pipe fabrication,sheet metal fabrication, and construction of series and parallel electrical circuits. Students will also be introduced to the material necessary for obtaining a State of MN Special Boilers License.4Must have Public Works as a declared MajorPWRK1045View
Introduction to Municipal UtilitiesThis course is designed to give an individual a general overview of public utilities; its organizational structure, function, responsibilities, operation and maintenance. It will also give an overview of the systems typically managed and called upon by public works professionals to assure responsible service delivery to the public. The course will focus on the public works employee's role in providing support and service delivery to the public. 3Must have Public Works as a declared MajorPWRK1050View
Public Works SafetyThis course provides a variety of training for safety responsibilities including; introduction to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Hazards). This course is also designed to develop operational skills and procedures for individuals to recognize, evaluate, and provide support services in an emergency. Students will also learn NIMS (National Incident Management System) and what roles they may play within this system.3Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL0930PWRK1055View