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Public Works Courses

Public Works 050 Fundamentals of Public Works
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Overview of Public Works, including history and development, department functions, careers opportunities and future trends.

Public Works 051 Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance (formerly Infrastructure Construction and Operations)
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Covers the infrastructure construction and maintenance processes including: equipment, scheduling, materials, financing, project management, permitting, surveying, and repairs for transportation, flood control, public spaces, utilities and facilities of a city, municipality, county or state.

Public Works 061 Plan Interpretation and Cost Estimating
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Reading and interpreting plans related to public works projects, including roadway, water, sewer, storm drain and traffic projects. Related concepts include basic mathematical formulas and conversions, construction materials and equipment, surveying, project management, contract documents, costing, quantifying and computer applications.


Public Works 063 Construction Materials and Testing
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Covers properties, methods of use and testing procedures of construction materials. Common materials of construction include Portland cement concrete, masonry, timber, iron, steel, plastic, soil and bituminous materials.

Public Works 067 Environmental Management
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. An overview of the processes and requirements to obtain environmental clearance for Public Works construction projects, including other non-environmental related permits.

Public Works 068 Fundamentals of Storm Water Management
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Understanding of regulatory stormwater discharge permits administered by Regional Water Quality Control Board. Course study includes permit compliance requirements for contractors, business owners, residents and government agencies.

Public Works 069 Green Infrastructure Construction
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Covers alternative methods for stormwater management. Practices to maintain healthy waters, provide environmental benefits and support sustainable communities while providing flood mitigation, energy use reduction and air quality management.

Public Works 070 Construction Inspection
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. An overview of inspection techniques and procedures for examining materials and evaluating methods used in Public Works construction projects.

Public Works 074 Contract Administration
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Covers the techniques, methods and processes used to manage Public Works construction projects. Includes planning, scheduling, execution, controlling and closure and evaluation of extra work, claims, disputed work and project documentation.

Public Works 080 Principles of Project Management
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Utilizing project planning tools and techniques, learn how to define, plan, execute and deliver projects of all types and sizes. Emphasizes practical application using case studies to organize, schedule and manage projects effectively. Industry guest speakers included. (Same as Business 090.)

Public Works 086 Basic Code Enforcement Officer
Unit(s): 1.0
Class Hours: 5 Lecture, 35 Lab total. This basic code enforcement class is designed to provide standardized academic and professional training for current California code enforcement officers or individuals seeking employment as a code enforcement officer. Course topics include enforcement ethics, inspection best-practices, planning and zoning, basic construction concepts, vehicle abatement, right of entry, inspection warrants, documenting investigations, and legal aspects of criminal, civil, and administrative case preparation. Grade: Pass/No Pass.

Public Works 087 Intermediate Code Enforcement Officer
Unit(s): 1.0
Class Hours: 5 Lecture, 35 Lab total.
The intermediate code enforcement class is designed to provide standardized academic and professional training for current California code enforcement officers or individuals seeking employment as a code enforcement officer. Course topics include the abatement of sub-standard or hazardous buildings, hazardous materials, residential construction, use of force, self-defense and chemical agents, criminal law, and methods to collaborate with the community Grade: Pass/No Pass.

Public Works 088 Advanced Code Enforcement Officer
Unit(s): 1.0
Class Hours: 5 Lecture, 35 Lab total.
The advanced code enforcement course is designed to provide standardized academic and professional training for current California code enforcement officers or individuals seeking employment as a code enforcement officer. Course topics include effective communications, vectors and animal safety, developing staff reports and new ordinances, building, residential, mechanical, plumbing, and fire codes, and gang and drug awareness and officer safety.  Optional field trips may be included Grade: Pass/No Pass.

Public Works 089 Code Enforcement Officer-Supervision
Unit(s): 1.0
Class Hours: 5 Lecture, 35 Lab total.
The supervisory code enforcement class is designed to provide standardized academic and professional training for current California code enforcement officers or individuals seeking promotion to a senior or supervising code enforcement officer. Course topics include diversity, ethics, and communication for supervisors; performance management best-practices, employment law, assertive leadership, budgets, finance, and grant administration; promoting an agency, critical incident management, strategic planning, and internal investigations. Grade: Pass/No Pass.

Public Works 110 Introduction to Microsoft Project
Unit(s): 3.0
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. How to plan a project, identify and create tasks, estimate workloads and durations, setup project schedules, maintain the schedule, assign resources, connect resources to tasks, setup a project budget, track progress utilize reports and close a project using Microsoft Project. (Same as Computer Information Systems 110) CSU