Public Works Expo 2018

WE19 - Public Works Goes to College

Aug 29, 2018 9:30am ‐ Aug 29, 2018 10:45am


Leading from the front in the future will take more than has been needed in the past. With rapidly changing technology and increased demands to manage the increasing complexities of public works and highway maintenance, simply coming up through the ranks, relying upon (and hoping for) good role-modeling from supervisors, and putting in the years of service are no longer sufficient for job promotion or career success. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Front Range Community College and state partners like APWA and LTAP have teamed up to develop the first-in-the-nation 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Highway Maintenance Management degree program. This session will show public works employees how they can up their game to meet the demands of the future and get a jump start on the degree with work experience transfer credit.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to: 

  • Promote the availability of an online Associate of Applied Science Degree in Highway Maintenance Management.
  • Apply for Prior Learning Assessment credit to advance to the AAS Degree.
  • Communicate resources available through the Local Technical Assistance Programs (LTAP) throughout the country.


  • RenĂ©e Railsback, Director, Colorado Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) University of Colorado Boulder

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