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Street, Utility, and Park Maintenance Technician (BP/EP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Students completing this program will gain the basic skills necessary to work efficiently and safely in a variety of municipal, county and state positions, such as street, utility, and park maintenance.

Award Outcomes

Identify the role of public works agencies in local government.

Identify role in a public safety emergency.

Perform maintenance of surfaces and external grounds.

Demonstrate methods used for water leak detection, system flushing and disinfection.

Appraise construction methods for park and recreation facilities.

Demonstrate effective customer service techniques.

Identify health and safety hazards in accordance with OSHA and industry standards.

Perform repairs to small engines, physical structures and their mechanical systems.

Operate mechanized equipment in accordance with OSHA/industry standards.

Career Opportunities

There are a number of options to choose from in this field. Employees in this field can expect good pay & benefits, year round employment, and challenging outdoor work assignments.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 19 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
PWRK1020Basic Engine Repair

3

PWRK1025Street Maintenance, Materials and Applications

3

PWRK1045Practical Skills for Public Works

4

PWRK1050Introduction to Municipal Utilities

3

PWRK1065Introduction to Park Maintenance

3

PWRK2000Public Works Internship

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 19

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
PWRK1020Basic Engine Repair

3

PWRK1025Street Maintenance, Materials and Applications

3

PWRK1045Practical Skills for Public Works

4

PWRK1050Introduction to Municipal Utilities

3

PWRK1065Introduction to Park Maintenance

3

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
PWRK2000Public Works Internship

3

Total Credits  3

Graduation (19 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


6/4/2018 : BP 4908 / EP 4907