Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Public Utility Management, AS (PUTM-AS)

Location(s): Gateway

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Public Utility Management program will provide graduates with a wide variety of career options in the electricity, natural gas, drinking water and wastewater public utility fields. The industry offers an array of career tracks for those with a strong technical background as well as graduates with an aptitude in business, marketing, accounting, information technology, data analysis, and office administration. Credits from the Certificate in Water Management count toward an associate degree in Public Utility Management. Earning an Associate of Science Degree in Public Utility Management allows the opportunity for a seamless transfer to Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) where students can earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Public Utility Management.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Describe and apply the operations of public utility management
  • Apply effective written and oral communication skills to articulate opportunities, ideas, and problems identified, as well as appropriate strategic responses across the economic social, environmental, public and political spheres
  •     Formulate team dynamics and working in groups, particularly in relation to the functioning of critical incident response teams
  • Devise and translate ideas into logical steps that utilize resources and establish best practices with colleagues for customers and suppliers/vendors
  • Employ and make use of written documents such as Environmental Protection Agency methods of analysis, internal standard operating procedures, safety rules, policy manuals, and professional journals
  • Analyze and interpret the legal and/or regulatory implications of business and utility management
  • Perform laboratory testing and analyses required for operational control and regulatory compliance

This program transfers to Southern Connecticut State University’s Business Administration - Public Utility Management B.S. degree.

Total Credits: 64