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Public Works Courses

Public Works 050 Fundamentals of Public Works (formerly Public Works I)
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, water, storm drain, and sewage facility projects. Concepts include lay-out, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance and inspection with material cost estimating of public works improvements. Basic survey methods, symbols, mathematical conversions, and determination of slope and grade.


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): 2.5
Class Hours: 40 Lecture total. Basic Code Enforcement Officer is designed for prospective and current Code Enforcement Officers with cities and counties. Those in related jobs will find the knowledge of local code helpful. Course topics include: ethics, basic inspection protocols, zoning, vehicle abatement, substandard housing, basic residential plans & permits, case preparation for administrative, civil and criminal hearings, rights of entry and inspection & warrants, report writing, officer safety, dealing with difficult people, and interview & interrogation. Grade: Pass/No Pass.

Public Works 087 Intermediate Code Enforcement Officer
Unit(s): 2.5
Class Hours: 40 Lecture total. The Intermediate Code Enforcement Course is designed to enhance the skills of prospective and current Code Enforcement Officers. Those in related jobs will find this intermediate level of knowledge of city and county code helpful. Course topics include: effective communications, use of chemical and technical as deterrents, legal updates, multi-agency task force inspections, animal awareness and related hazards. Grade: Pass/No Pass.

Public Works 088 Advanced Code Enforcement Officer
Unit(s): 2.5
Class Hours: 40 Lecture total. The Advanced Code Enforcement Officer Course provides technical knowledge for current Code Enforcement Officers that address comprehensive code classes that will require the interpretation and application of the Health & Safety and Building Codes. Course topics include: legal aspects with constitutional considerations including the Fourth Amendment, Vectors, Microbial Contamination, Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, Fire Code and Officer Safety pertaining to Drug and Gang Awareness. Grade: Pass/No Pass.

Public Works 089 Code Enforcement Officer-Supervision
Unit(s): 1.5
Class Hours: 24 Lecture total. Code Enforcement Officer - Supervision is designed for prospective, new and current Code Enforcement Officers. Those in related jobs will find supervision skills and knowledge used in the code enforcement departments of cities and counties helpful. Course topics include: budgeting, community relations and the media, human resource issues and employee counseling, leadership, communication, cost recovery and report writing. 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