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PUBLIC WORKS INSTITUTE

The University of Texas at Arlington's Division for Enterprise Development Public Works Institute's (PWI) mission is to serve as the leading provider of professional and technical training to a diverse set public works professionals, be they federal, state, or local government employees or private contractors. Training topics include Work Zone Safety, Heavy Equipment Operations, Water & Waste Water, Utility & Pipeline Locating, Regulatory Requirements, Infrastructure Design & Construction, Public Safety, First Responder Safety & Response, Environmental Controls, Project Management, Tree Care/Landscape Maintenance.

City County Courses


Available to Texas local government at no cost.

CCT 200 - Flagger Training in Spanish
4 Hours

This course is presented in Spanish. It is equivalent to the Flagger Training in English (CCT 300). It is intended for individuals who will be performing or engaging in flagging duties on construction/maintenance projects.

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CCT 300 - Flagger Training
4 Hours

This course is intended for individuals who will be performing or engaging in flagging duties on construction/maintenance projects.

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CCT 401 - Work Zone Construction Site Safety
12 Hours

This course is designed to concentrate on activities which generate the highest level of accidents and injuries in road construction and maintenance work zones. It will help students recognize unsafe work practices and reduce or eliminate hazards from the work environment.

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CCT 515 - Installation and Maintenance of Signs and Pavement Markings
16 Hours

This course is designed to help understand current practices in the application, installation, and operation of signs used on roads and streets.

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CCT 520 - Work Zone Traffic Control/Qualified Flagger
16 Hours

This is the primary course for all personnel involved in the design, layout, and maintenance of traffic control devices on public roadways.

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CCT 521R - TMUTCD Update and Work Zone Refresher
8 Hours

This course provides an update of basic changes included in the Revision 2, November 2011 edition of the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD).

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CCT 550 - Traffic Signal Operations
16 Hours

This course introduces the concepts and terminology associated with traffic signal control systems. Designed for an entry-level technician, the class reviews work zone safety, cabinet equipment and components, the basics of traffic signal design, maintenance and trouble shooting.



Please contact Ashley Mathews at ashley.mathews@uta.edu for more information.

CCT 700 - Traffic Management for First Responders
6 Hours

This SHRP2 National Traffic National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training based course provides first responders with the knowledge needed to ensure a well-coordinated response to traffic incidents that achieves faster clearance and improces safety for both responders and motorists.

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TxLTAP


This program is supported through funds provided by The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The Texas Local Technical Assistance Program (TxLTAP) is managed by the University of Texas Arlington's Public Works Institute.

Through training geared to local government circumstances, customized technical assistance, advice provided at events, and a library of resources, TxLTAP provides relevant and impactful information focused on road and bridge/culvert maintenance, the use of traffic control devices and other techniques to promote traffic safety.

For more information please visit the TxLTAP website here.

Qualified Flagger Courses


FLG 521 - Flagger Training
4 Hours

The safety of the public and your work zone crews is the top priority. Learn how to set up and operate flagging stations that are both safe and effective. This training combines lectures, demonstrations, video presentations, and hands-on skill practice.

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FLG 522 - Flagger Train the Trainer
8 Hours

This course was established to certify individuals to teach “Qualified Flagger” training, as specified by Texas Department of Transportation 2014 Standard Specification Items 7 and 502. After successful completion of this course, including physical demonstrations and teach-backs demonstrating teaching skills, the student will be equipped to train “qualified flaggers” within their own organizations.

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Heavy Equipment


Heavy Equipment Training

The University of Texas at Arlington offers heavy equipment operator training for earthmoving, hoisting, and material handling equipment. The training programs cover: safety, preventive maintenance, inspections, applicable OSHA standards, and safe, correct operating techniques. The training is conducted at the client’s site using the client's equipment.

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Crane and Rigging Training

The University of Texas at Arlington offers crane, rigging and crane operator qualification training programs. Instruction is delivered through a blended approach which includes classroom instruction and in-the-seat operation of the equipment. Topics cover: safety, preventive maintenance, inspections, applicable OSHA standards, and safe, correct operating techniques.

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Operator Qualification Assessments

The University of Texas at Arlington offers a third party evaluation of an organization’s experienced heavy equipment operators. The assessments involve a series of operator qualification tests relevant to a specific piece of equipment to verify and document operator competency.

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Work Zone Traffic Contol Training


WKZ 100 - Work Zone Safety: Temporary Traffic Control
4 Hours

This course is designed to serve as an introduction/overview of established traffic control guidelines for maintenance/contruction activites and other short-term operations. Course meets TxDOT's Special Provision to Item 7 training standard for "Other Work Zone Personnel".

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WKZ 421 - Traffic Control Supervisor
16 Hours

This course is geared to those who supervise traffic control technicians and other personnel in roadway work zones. Course meets TxDOT's Special Provision to Item 7 training standard for "Contractor Responsible Person and Alternate".

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Safety Training


CS 202 - Confined Space Safety

This course is designed to meet the training requirements of the OSHA Standard for confined space entry for entrants, attendants, and entry-supervisors. It is intended to provide participants who might be exposed to confined space hazards with the ability to recognize and minimize such hazards.

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EXC 201 - Excavation Safety

This course is designed to meet the Competent Person training requirement of the OSHA Standard for Excavations. It is intended to provide those who work in or around excavations and might be exposed to excavation hazards with the ability to recognize and minimize such hazards.

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FP 204 - Fall Safety

This course is designed to meet the Competent Person training requirement of the OSHA Standard for falls. This course is intended to provide those who work at elevation and are exposed to fall hazards with the ability to recognize and minimize such hazards.

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LND 201 - Tree Trimming Safety Awareness

This course is intended to provide participants with the ability to identify, evaluate, and prevent hazards associated with tree trimming operations, and the use of chippers and chainsaws.

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ELC 203 - Electrical Safety

This course is intended to provide participants who might be exposed to electrical hazards (such as electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions) with the ability to recognize and minimize such hazards.

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ELC 450 - Electrical Arc Flash
and NFPA 70-E

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic components of an electrical circuit, the potential hazards, and how to recognize and avoid such hazards. This course will introduce various portions of NFPA, Vol. 70E covering electrical hazards and personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Utility & Pipeline Locating


UTL101
Subsurface Utility Locating & Marking Workshop
1 day (8 hours)

This information packed training addresses both the art and science behind underground utility line locating and marking, as well as, state laws, standards, and regulations. The course provides a balanced mixture of classroom training combined with hands-on field instruction performed outdoors. Participants gain an A-Z understanding of the fundamentals of line locating. Special emphasis is placed on mastery of the electronic detection equipment and troubleshooting techniques to solve utility locating puzzles.

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UTL 102
Advanced Utility Locator Training
3 days (24 hours)

This 3 day course offers participants a chance take their art and skills to the next level. Students will enjoy plenty of hands on training time spent outdoors utilizing an assorted array of locating devices and methods. Pick up a few tips for creating and deploying a site locating plan along with advanced troubleshooting techniques utilizing both equipment and deductive reasoning skills to identify, overcome and even prevent certain types of line locating errors.

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UTL 201
Pipeline Locating, Marking & Damage Prevention Training
1 day (8 hours)

This training is designed for gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline system employees responsible for design, construction, maintenance, and construction of the pipeline system. This is a customized training event designed to address pipeline specific issues, locating challenges, and best practices for damage prevention. Round table discussions are part of this well received course.

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UTL 202
Pipeline Basic Locator Training
2 days (16 hours )

Offered at your facility, this 2 day course is custom fitted to your company’s needs in terms of system specific, state specific, and/or equipment specific content. Additionally, your company is welcome to add its own company specific operating procedures. The general class is designed for gathering, transmission, and distribution pipeline system employees responsible for design, construction, maintenance, and construction of the pipeline system. Round table discussions are part of this training.

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TxDOT Courses


Electrical Online

This series of online courses is to extend your electrical certification in order to continue your work on Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) projects.

Each online training module is $125 and must be paid by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). No refunds are permitted.

Upon successful completion of a minimum of three (3) modules of your choosing, a wallet card will be mailed from the University of Texas Arlington (UTA). The expiration date of this wallet card will be 3 years from the expiration date of your current card issued by UTA.

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TxDOT Instructor-Led Courses

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND?
Certain classes are open to TxDOT retirees, consultants, contractors, government employees and employees of other publicly funded organizations (i.e. Traffic Safety, Public Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organizations)

REGISTRATION

  1. Contact the Program Administrator listed in the course description to determine seat availability
  2. If seats are available, email Form 2256 (Non-TxDOT Participant Registration Form) to the Program Administrator
  3. Call Dawn Hinton at UT Arlington, 866-906-9190, and arrange for payment
  4. Once payment is confirmed, the enrollment process will begin and a confirmation email will be sent

DO NOT ATTEND CLASS UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION EMAIL

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Texas Construction Career Academy


The University of Texas at Arlington, Division for Enterprise Development (UTADED) has been selected to lead the Texas Construction Career Academy for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The Academy is funded by The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to provide training to increase students' abilities to be hired by highway contractors on Federal-aid projects.

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Are you a Highway Construction Contractor looking for a trained and motivated employee? Please review our photos and resumes from the 2015 classes in El Paso, Fort Worth, Austin and Laredo and contact Judy Willingham at jwillingham@uta.edu for more details on reaching out to the candidates.

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Construction Site Safety in Work Zones


The University of Texas Arlington's Division of Enterprise Development and The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is offering UTA’s instructor-led Construction Site Safety in Work Zones course In FHWA’s Region Six. The six state region is comprised of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The training provides comprehensive health and safety training related to road construction work sites and insures compliance with federal OSHA Standards and expanded emphasis on worker safety. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from UTA's Public Works Institute and an OSHA 10 Hour Construction Industry Outreach Course Card

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Safety and Health Training for Tree Care and Landscape Workers


The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations on a competitive basis. Awards are issued annually based on Congressional appropriation.

The focus of the program is to provide training and education for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces, and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the OSH Act. Target audiences include underserved, low-literacy, and workers in high-hazard industries. Since 1978, over 2.1 million workers have been trained through this program.

In 2016, UTA will look to provide several hundred tree care and landscaping workers with no-cost safety training, illustrated in Spanish and English.

Training topics will include fall protection, equipment safety, machine guarding, and personal protective equipment.

If you or your company is interested in this no-cost training, please contact Judy Willingham at jwillingham@uta.edu for more information.

AVAILABLE NOW! OSHA APPROVED!

DOWNLOAD THE MATERIALS:

Fall Protection Handout
Safety Equipment Handout
PPE Handout
Work Zone Handout
First Aid Handout
Rights and Responsibilities Handout

HINT: Print each PDF Double Sided for English and Spanish

When you have completed the six modules and collected the attendance slips, please fill out the Trainer Record Keeping Form and send them back to us to receive free cooling neck towels for all participants!


Judy Willingham/Debra Dehn
University of Texas, Arlington
DED PWI 
BOX 19197 
Arlington, TX 76019