Note: The Public Works Supervision program started in partnership with the Public Works Association of British Columbia (PWABC) and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) back in 2007 is undergoing changes.
The Public Works Association of British Columbia has made the decision to modify the structure of the program with the three Public Works Institute seminars being replaced with in-house mandatory training by current or retired public works professionals and an added work experience requirement. (Further information can be found on the PWABC website)
Current students already in the program can contact the Civil Engineering PTS Department with any inquiries.
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. 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.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
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Civil Engineering PTS Coordinator: 604-456-1066
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