Gateway Community College: Public Utility Management


The nature of public utility operations is rapidly changing as the industries face common challenges, such as an aging workforce, aging infrastructure, increasing regulation, and increasing financial burdens. The ability to effectively manage a public utility and provide services in today’s marketplace requires innovative professional and technical leaders who understand management principles and the highly specialized skills required to lead the water, wastewater, gas, and electric utility industries.

The Associate in Science (AS) in Public Utility Management program is designed to prepare students planning to go directly into the workforce upon graduation, or pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Southern CT State University. Emphasis is placed on courses which enable the student to gain theoretical and practical hands-on knowledge important for working in public utilities, as well as courses that prepare the student for advanced studies.