The Associate Certificate in Public Works Supervision has been designed in conjunction with the Public Works Association of British Columbia (PWABC) and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), both of which have identified significant current and future shortages of trained supervisory personnel, and the necessity for succession planning in local government organizations.
Program delivery mode: blended
- This program will be delivered as a combination of online and on-campus learning for the coming term. While some of your coursework will take place online, there will also be in-person sessions.
- Faculty will notify students of when their attendance on campus will be required.
- We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the mandatory procedures that have been implemented.
Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
More specifically, it is designed for employees who want to move into supervisory roles. In addition to receiving an academic credential, graduates of the program are also eligible for certification through the PWABC as outlined on their website.
The program comprises five mandatory courses and offers a broad range of electives to supplement the mandatory course content. With the exception of three mandatory courses, students can complete sufficient requisite course credits via distance or online learning. The five mandatory courses comprise a technical and business writing course, a course in occupational health and safety legislation, and three “Public Works Institute” (PWI) week-long seminars.
Elective courses are broadly divided into Technical and Managerial categories, and are meant to enable the student to expand their knowledge of specific areas broadly covered in the PWI seminars. Thus, students can develop greater skills in areas specific to their current work assignment or areas of interest.
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