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Introduction to Public Works Operations PUBW 1001

Public Works Course

Course details

This course starts with a broad overview of the different levels of government, their inter-relationships and influence on local city operations. Weekly sessions then provide broad information on roads, drainage, sanitary sewers, water distribution, and solid waste collection, with emphasis on public works operations. The course will conclude with concepts of asset and maintenance management of municipal infrastructure. On completion, students will be eligible to continue with additional courses in wastewater collection, water distribution, stormwater management or roadworks maintenance.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.0

Cost

$542.19

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are two offerings of PUBW 1001 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 89887

Duration

Thu Feb 23 - Thu Mar 30 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 89887
  • $542.19
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 23 - Mar 30 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW05 Rm. 1840
Instructor

Ken Zeleschuk

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$542.19

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. Instructional sessions are delivered by industry subject matter expert instructors. For more information, please visit our commons webpage: commons.bcit.ca/civiltech/
Status

CRN 89569

Duration

Thu Jan 12 - Thu Feb 16 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 89569
  • $542.19
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Feb 16 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 3695
Instructor

Ken Zeleschuk

Course outline

View

Cost

$542.19

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. Instructional sessions are delivered by industry subject matter expert instructors. For more information, please visit our commons webpage: commons.bcit.ca/civiltech/
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship of Public Works to other levels of government.
  • Identify detailed elements of a road classification system and typical maintenance activities.
  • Describe general concepts of stormwater management and sanitary waste collection.
  • Discuss the general concepts of a water distribution system and typical maintenance activities.
  • Discuss the general concepts of solid waste collection and recycling operations.
  • Discuss the general concerns for safety and attributes of good public relations.
  • Describe the primary objectives of asset management and its relationship to maintenance activities.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

Introduction to Public Works Operations (PUBW 1001) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Roadworks Maintenance
    Statement of Completion Part-time

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