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MSA Public Works Specialist Certification Program

To achieve the Public Works Specialist certification you must complete 12 of the 15 classes offered.

“Introduction to Public Works” is the prerequisite to all classes.

Tuition is only $75/each online class. There are no other costs associated with these courses.

Download the MSA Education Brochure

In-Person Courses Offered Free with Membership

Traffic Control

DOT Requirements

CHP Law and Regulations for Commercial Drivers

Landscape Backflow Training

Paving Techniques

Environmental Service Education

Storm Water Recycling

Education Director: George Bradley

Phone: (209) 365-3667


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Course Titles​

  • Introduction to Public Works

  • Supervision 1 & 2

  • Street Construction & Maintenance

  • Inspections

  • Asphalt and Portland Cement

  • Public Administration

  • Concrete Structures & Inspections

  • Municipal and Urban Trees

  • Occupational Safety & Health for Public Works

  • Traffic Control Standards, Practices & Policies

  • Environmental Management

  • Plans Interpretation & Cost Estimating

  • Green Infrastructure Construction and Stormwater Management

  • Soils Trenching and Grading

Ken Spitler Memorial

Scholarship Award

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This annual scholarship is awarded as a tribute to Ken Spitler, former president and co-founder of Safety Striping Service. Prior to his passing in August 2007, Ken was a long time vendor representative with the MSA Greater Ventura Area chapter. He loved attending the monthly chapter meetings and socializing with the regular members. Even after his retirement as president of Safety Striping in 1993, Ken remained active as a striping consultant and continually supported the MSA chapter’s education fund at monthly meetings and at the annual Golf Tournaments. In 2003 Ken was presented the MSA Vendor Lifetime Award by our Chapter.



In memory of Ken Spitler’s character, devotion to the MSA, and as a continuing gesture of appreciation for his past service, the Greater Ventura MSA Chapter will honor one outstanding student each year as the recipient of this scholarship, beginning in 2008.


Congratulations to Ashley Gustafson, the 2019 Ken Spitler Memorial Scholarship Award Winner!

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