The Public Utility Management program provides graduates with a wide variety of career options in this fast growing field. 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. This degree 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. For more information, please call the Program Coordinator, Professor Wesley Winterbottom at (203) 285-2354 or email WWinterbottom@gatewayct.edu.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
- Describe and manage the operations of public utilities
- Apply effective written and oral communication skills to articulate business opportunities, ideas, and problems, as well as appropriate strategic responses across the economic social, environmental, public and political spheres
- Direct team dynamics of work groups, particularly in relation to the functioning of critical incident response teams
- Develop utility management ideas and translate them into best practices
- Employ and make use of written documents such as regulatory 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 decisions