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Public Works Degree/Certificate

Our degrees and certificates provide the skills and knowledge required for employment and promotion in the area of public works. Understanding of the policies and practices of the various public and private entities is covered along with attention to the needs of the community being served.

Start with these Core Classes

    Public Works 050 – Fundamentals of Public Works (3 units)
    Management 122 – Business Communication (3 units)
    Public Works 061 – Plan Interpretation and Cost Estimating (3 units)
    Computer Information Systems 101 – Intro to Microsoft Office  (3 units)                             

Then with just a few more classes, you can earn your Certificate of Achievement in:

    Construction Inspection
    Public Works 051 – Infrastructure Construction & Maintenance (3 units)
    Public Works 063 – Construction Materials and Testing (3 units)
    Public Works 070 – Construction Inspection (3 units)
    Construction Management
    Public Works 074 – Contract Administration (3 units)
    Public Works 080 – Principles of Project Management (3 units)
    Public Works 110 – Introduction to Microsoft Project (3 units)
    Environmental Management
    Public Works 067 – Environmental Management (3 units)
    Public Works 068 – Fundamentals for Storm Water Management (3 units)
    Public Works 069 – Green Infrastructure Construction (3 units)

Add general education classes and earn an Associates of Science (AS) degree.
(See a Counselor for more details)

Certificate of Proficiency
Code Enforcement Officer
The certificate of proficiency in code enforcement provides students with the course work necessary for certification through the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers. It also includes the basic information for a successful career in code enforcement. It is designed for individuals seeking a career as a Code Enforcement Officer as well as sworn or non-sworn inspectors, officers, or investigators employed by a city, state, or county agency seeking specialized training in prevention, detection, investigation and enforcement of violations of statutes or ordinances regulating public health, safety, and welfare, public works, business activities and consumer protection, building standards, land-use, or municipal affairs.

​Requirements:     ​Units
Public Works 086, Basic Code Enforcement Officer ​1
Public Works 087, Intermediate Code Enforcement Officer ​1
Public Works 088, Advanced Code Enforcement Officer ​1
Public Works 089, Code Enforcement Officer-Supervision 1