16 Weeks


Public Works Institute Certificate 


$1700 ($425/course)


How It Works

No prerequisites. No application. Register Online.
The Public Works Institute introduces students to the functional areas of public works and the scope of operations for each area. We emphasize management and leadership practices, and successful completion of the program is an important part of the APWA Level 2 Public Works Management (PWM) credentialing process. In addition to helping students better collaborate with the community and the private sector while enhancing operational efficiency, this program also helps them lead more effectively and make better decisions. These noncredit courses can be taken as part of the certificate or individually.
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$1700 ($425/course)


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Learning Format
Designed with built-in flexibility for working adults and done the Norwich way with special emphasis on quality, innovation, and challenge, these courses can work into a busy schedule and fit in around work and family. There are deadlines at the end of each week, but you choose when to get the work done. All that’s needed is an internet connection, so you can take our courses from almost anywhere in the world.
Who Should Register
Public Works Professionals, especially those seeking APWA Level 2 Public Works Management (PWM) credentialing. This certificate is also applicable to anyone who is interested in a career in public works, or who currently works in this sector, and wants to hone and enhance their existing skills in management and leadership.
What You'll Need To Succeed
Devote 6-8 hours per week and spread your hours evenly throughout the week. Ensure that you can apply your lessons to your real-life experiences and do the extra assignments when you can. Be prepared to work in groups remotely.
Text requirement: Public Works Administration, Supervision and Management Kit, Publisher: APWA, $106.40 (members) / $124.00 (non-member)
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Kurt Blomquist

Kurt Blomquist has served as the Public Works Director for the City of Keene, New Hampshire for the last 21 years. He spent 27 years in the US Air Force—8 on active duty and 19 in the Reserves. In the Air Force, he was a Civil Engineering Officer. He retired in 2012 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Kurt graduated from Norwich University with a BS in Civil Engineering, participating in the Corp of Cadets, and received his Master’s of Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is a registered Professional Engineer in California and New Hampshire and is actively involved in professional associations at the state, regional, and national level.