Public Works 050 Fundamentals of Public Works (formerly Public Works I)
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)
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 055 Public Works Inspection I
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. General public works inspection techniques. Construction inspection tasks performed for cities, counties, and public agencies in California. Includes general policies and procedures for being an effective public works inspector and contract administrator assistant. Identify inspection duties and responsibilities along with methods in how to accomplish the inspection and contract administration tasks.
Public Works 061 Plan Interpretation and Cost Estimating
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 062 Public Works II
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. An in-depth study of the functions of the public works departments in the city, county, unincorporated areas and state such as: public works engineering, emergency preparedness and response, budgeting, grants and alternative funding, environmental issues and reclamation projects, NPDES, code enforcement, GIS applications in public works, the private development processes and public works infrastructure.
Public Works 063 Construction Materials and Testing
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 065 Public Works Inspection II
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Course designed to provide specific inspection techniques for construction methods and materials used in public works projects. Includes inspection techniques for earthwork, roadway surfacing, concrete structures, domestic water distribution pipelines, wastewater collection, storm drains, traffic signal, and treatment plants.
Public Works 066 Asphalt and Concrete for the Public Works Inspector
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. The duties and responsibilities of the Public Works Inspector as they relate to the principles, construction methods, distresses and failures, cylinders and masonry with quantity and cost estimating of asphalt and concrete.
Public Works 067 Environmental Management
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
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
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
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
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 075 Public Administration
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Provides students with a background in the role of local, state and federal government sectors and related agencies, utilities and the relationships for governing, providing services and funding. Compares public and private sectors and their impact. Also examines the policies and politics that affect our cities, counties and citizens.
Public Works 080 Principles of Project Management
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 081 Applied Project Management
Class Hours: 48 Lecture total. Prerequisite: Public Works 080. An opportunity for students to implement the principles of Project Management. Students will select, design, execute, and report on an actual project for a client, business or community organization under the guidance of the instructor. Evaluation will be based on achieving project goals, meeting scheduled milestones, staying within budget, the quality of deliverables, and a ‘lessons learned’ evaluation.
Public Works 086 Basic Code Enforcement Officer
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
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
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
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
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