Public Works Certificate Program

The Public Works Certificate Program - 2021-2022 school year

The Public Works Certificate program prepares frontline employees for leadership positions in the public works field. With a focus on the management of local organizations and  operations, this program is ideal for new supervisors, managers, and public works employees preparing for advancement. Those who finish all five courses will be awarded a
certificate of completion from the APWA Minnesota Chapter.

This certificate will focus on the management of local public works organizations and operations. The course material will be delivered by public works professionals. This program is designed to further your understanding of:

  1. Organization and functions of public works and public works professionals.
  2. Technical functions undertaken by public works professionals, with emphasis on roadway design, construction, and maintenance.
  3. Advanced concepts in public works operations and maintenance.
  4. Effective creation and delivery of workplace and technical documents.

For information about all of the classes, visit here.

  • Classes will be held on the University of Minnesota – St. Paul campus
    • $680/individual class ($3,400 total)
    • Parking will be included with course registration
  • Similar class structure
    • Each class will meet once per week for 10 weeks for a three-hour session.
    • Classes will consist of 5 non-credit classes
  • The following are the courses offered and meeting dates:
You will still earn your certificate if you began the program at NHCC and will complete the program at the U of M.
  • Please obtain a copy of your NHCC transcript and send to the APWA-MN Chapter’s Administrative Assistant to verify course completion at NHCC.
    • There is a fee to obtain your transcript from NHCC. Please save your receipt and submit your receipt copy along with your transcript to, and you will be reimbursed for the cost of obtaining your transcript.
Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, registration for the Public Works Certificate Program can be accessed through the APWA-MN website.
  • Registration now open. Register here.

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