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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 210 - Planning Work Zone Traffic Control
16 Hours

This course is designed to familiarize students with the higher-level decisions regarding work zone traffic control typically performed by supervisory personnel.

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CCT 401 - Work Zone Construction Site Safety
12 Hours

This class 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 class 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 revisions of the 2011 edition of the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD).

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CCT 700 - Traffic Management for First Responders
8 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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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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Safety Training


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 and marking standards. 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. Participants will also gain an overall understanding of utility and pipeline construction and design. This workshop is designed for experienced employees whose job may require them to perform line locating activities as part of their assigned duties.

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UTL 102
Advanced Utility Locator Training

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. Recommended for students who have at least 3 years of experience in utility line locating.

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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. Accurate locating techniques and safe excavation practices are the premises for this training. Recommended for students who are experienced pipeline employees.

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

Offered at your facility, this 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. During the two day event we address pipeline specific issues and regulatory requirements, locating challenges as well as best practices for damage prevention. Round table discussions are part of this training, as well as, a valuable way to pool knowledge. Accurate locating techniques and safe excavation practices are the premises of this training. Recommended for pipeline employees & contractors with little or no experience in the pipeline industry.

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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 for more details on reaching out to the candidates.

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Federal Highway Safety Grant Course


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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