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Course Schedule -

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 Denise Carmona at UT Arlington, call 817-272-0751 or email pwi@uta.edu, to determine seat availability
  2. If seats are available, payment will be processed
  3. 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

CON105 Intro to CstMnt Inspection DESCRIPTION: The course prepares new construction inspectors on their duties and the different facets of their job. The course consists of using 2004 Specifications, plan sheets, reviewing of testing methods of concrete, and responsibilities of an inspector for steal coating, striping, and more. Participants are required to successfully complete an end of course examination proving competency or attainment of the course objectives.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
 1. Describe the duties and responsibilities of an inspector for contracts.
 2. Identify the bid items of a contract.
 3. Locate the tolerances allowed in specifications.
 4. Identify pertinent data to document in an inspection.
 5. Explain SW3P.
 6. Recognize the importance of traffic control.
 7. Explain the purpose of lime and cement stablization.
 8. Describe the responsibilites of a hot mix, seal coating, surface treatment work and striping.
 9. Describe field-testing of concrete.
10. Perform basic mathematical calculations for quantities.

TRAINING CODE: CON105

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 24.00

AUDIENCE: Construction/maintenance personnel, and EITs.

AGENDA: 8AM - 5PM EACH DAY

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


DES121 Building Roads the TxDOT Way DESCRIPTION: This course provides a non-technical overview of what is involved in building a major highway in a metropolitan area. It introduces terminology and aspects of what designers, planners, environmental specialists, right-of-way agents and others have to consider when building roads the TxDOT way in Texas.

TRAINING CODE: DES121

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 8.00

COURSE CEU: 0.8

AGENDA: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751

DES601 Basic Hydrology and Hydraulics DESCRIPTION: This course serves as the introductory and pre-requisite course for all other Hydrologic & Hydraulic classes offered through TxDOT. The course provides an introduction to simple hydrologic techniques (Rational Method and Regression Equations) and basic hydraulic principles including open channel flow, weir flow, and orifice flow. The overall purpose will establish a basis for culvert and bridge design. Participants are required to successfully complete an end of course examination proving competency or attainment of the course objectives. (Reference Human Resource Manual, Chapter 7, Section 11) Participants must bring scientific calculator and Engineering Scale (English units) to class.

Participants are required to successfully complete an end of course examination proving competency or attainment of the course objectives.

Participants must bring scientific calculator and straight edge.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the class, participants will be able to:
1. Derive watershed parameters, including delineation of drainage area, watershed lengths, slopes, runoff coefficients, and NRCS Curve numbers, time of concentration, etc.
2. Derive flow rates using hydrologic methods including Rational method, Regression Equations, TR55 for simple unit hydrograph application.
3. Discuss the concepts of the continuity equation, energy concepts, weir and orifice concepts, etc. with one-dimensional, steady state applications to open channel flow.
4. Perform a simple hydraulic analysis.

TRAINING CODE: DES601

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 24.00

AUDIENCE: TxDOT design engineers, engineers-in-training (EIT's), and experienced design technicians.

AGENDA: 8:00am - 5:00pm each day

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


DES602 Urban Storm Drain Design DESCRIPTION: This course covers concepts and procedures of hydraulics and hydrology pertinent to design of urban storm drains. Participants must bring scientific calculator and engineering scale (English units) to class.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify urban storm drain design challenges.
2. Describe components of an urban drainage system plan.
3. Determine runoff rates for storm drain design.
4. Discuss hydrologic and hydraulic methods for stormwater management.
5. Select and design locations for storm drain inlets.
6. Design layout and sizes of storm drain conduits.
7. Evaluate the Hydraulic Gradeline of a storm drain design.
8. Identify computer applications that would be useful.

TRAINING CODE: DES602

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 20.00

AUDIENCE:TxDOT design engineers, engineers-in training (EIT's), and experienced design technicians.

PREREQUISITES: DES601, Basic Hydrology & Hydraulics.

AGENDA: 8:00 am - 5:00pm on day #1 and #2 8:00 am - 12:00 pm on day #3

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


DEV415 Intro to Project Management DESCRIPTION: Discovering the keys to managing projects successfully when working within the complex mix of tasks and people is an ever increasing skill and demand of project managers within the department. In today's global marketplace, complexity and speed are certainties. In such an environment solid project management practices are essential. Creating clear direction, efficiency, timely response and quality outcomes require project managers to be agile and adept at change.

This course serves as an introduction and overview of Project Management. The materials and processes are based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) principles, standards and the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK). In this course you will compare the concepts presented based on PMI and PMBOK standards with how you currently manage projects to allow you to improve your methods, and share project management ideas and experiences with others. You will focus on the thought processes behind project management rather than on the specific use of a software package.

All attendees of this course will receive a copy of the book "The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management" (3rd edition).

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
1. Describe how to establish clear project objectives;
2. Develop work breakdown structures;
3. Use Gantt charts and PERT/CPM methods;
4. Prioritize multiple activities;
5. Produce resource schedules to identify potential problems;
6. Develop cost schedules and earned value analysis charts;
7. Describe how to implement projects effectively, and use appropriate follow-up methods.

TRAINING CODE: DEV415

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 16.00

AUDIENCE: Any persons responsible for oversight or actual management of projects.

AGENDA: 8:00am - 5:00pm each day

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


DEV417 Project Management - Risk Assess DESCRIPTION:This course will lead participants through the processes, techniques, and philosophies to identify risks, assess their impact on the project, plan for emergencies, manage contingencies, and handling risks in transportation projects.

Participants will learn the differences between issues and risks, how to identify risks, their impact, and responses to various risks, strategies to mitigate risk, TxDOT's risk tracking and reporting process, and contingency planning techniques.

This course will supplement use of the department's software for managing projects, Primavera Enterprise System (P6).

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to apply these techniques to a project:
  1. Use a consistent process for making decisions considering the risks and how to create an expectation that decisions must be well thought out
  and implemented with due diligence.
  2. Identify the level of documentation needed for making decisions.
  3. Involve stakeholders in the decision to participate in a meaningful way.
  4. Involve stakeholders as needed throughout the process.
  5. Anticipate vulnerabilities and develop an early warning system for risks.
  6. Understand risks as opportunities and opportunities as risks.
  7. Scope and parameters of the risk decision-making process.
  8. Estimate the consequences of the risk.
  9. Estimate and integrate the benefits and the costs of a decision.
10. Mitigate risks and evaluate risk control options.
11. Monitor the impact of the risk, once the plan has been initiated.
12. Foster the development of best practices.

TRAINING CODE: DEV417

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 24.00

AUDIENCE: Project Managers

PREREQUISITES: DEV415, Intro to Project Management

AGENDA: 8:00AM - 5:00PM each day

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


DEV418 Project Management - Resource Mgmt DESCRIPTION: This course will lead participants through the processes, techniques, and philosophies to plan for, acquire, allocate, manage, and track resources for the efficient and effective deployment of those resources where and when they are needed, including financial resources, human skills, inventory, production resources, and information technology.

OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to apply these techniques to a project: resource planning; resource level impact to scope; schedule, and budget; resource utilization; supervision and management of resources; task management; tracking resource time; reporting resource status; managing resources across the project portfolio; and manage resources across the project tasks.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify resource requirements for each work effort.
2. Estimate resource requirements using a variety of estimating techniques.
3. Describe and utilize the TxDOT OneDOT process for acquiring project resources.
4. Create a Resource Management Plan document that includes a Staffing Management Plan, Team Development Plan, and a Stakeholder Management Strategy.
5. Manage and control project resources throughout the project.
6. Identify resource-related risks.
7. Close-out project resources at the end of the project.
8. Incorporate Resource Management into the life cycle of a project.
9. Practice the development of best practices.

TRAINING CODE: DEV418

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 24.00

AUDIENCE: Project and Functional Managers, Engineers, Estimators, Resource Team Members, and Management.

PREREQUISITES: DEV415, Intro to Project Management

AGENDA: 8:00am - 5:00pm each day

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


DEV419 Project Management - Scheduling DESCRIPTION: This course will lead participants through the processes, techniques, and philosophies to prepare, develop, manage, monitor, and improve the handling of schedules in functional and operational areas as well as in transportation projects.

Participants will learn the techniques involved in the development and management of schedule models for the purpose of delivering projects within the allotted time frame and for mobilizing resources in accordance with their defined scopes. Participants will be able to develop a schedule baseline that allows TxDOT managers to track and report schedule variances throughout the life of a project.

This course will rely on the use of scheduling tools that includes the department's software for managing projects, Primavera Enterprise System (P6).

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to apply these techniques to a project:
1. Deconstruct project scope to identify all the activities and resources required
2. Estimate resources and task duration
3. Analyze network diagrams and task dependencies to determine the project's critical path
4. Develop a realistic resource-loaded schedule
5. Monitor and control the schedule throughout a project

TRAINING CODE: DEV419

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 24.00

AUDIENCE: Project and Functional Managers, Engineers, Estimators, Resource Team Members, and Management.

PREREQUISITES: DEV415, Intro to Project Management

AGENDA: To use a disciplined approach in the production of schedules that provides consistency and improves the accuracy and reliability of schedules for the purpose of delivering projects on time, on budget, and in accordance with their defined scopes. 8 - 5 pm both days.

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


ENV103 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan DESCRIPTION: This course consists of on-site inspection of field installed storm water erosion and sediment control best management practices (BMPs). The course includes training on how to complete the associated documentation (TxDOT inspection form) to comply with the Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System's requirements.

Participants will take part in the on-site inspection of a typical TxDOT construction or maintenance project with Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) devices in place, and the implementation of the TPDES Construction General Permit. The project's SWP3 is reviewed, compared to actual field conditions and the overall erosion and sediment control strategies on the project are analyzed.

Instruction location will be in the area of a current SWP3 project. The project's SWP3 will be reviewed and discussed prior to commencing the field inspection. The TxDOT Area Office or District Maintenance Office will provide access to the project location and the accompanying documentation for initial review. Transportation to the project location will be provided by the TxDOT Area Office or District Maintenance Office.

IMPORTANT: Participants must bring steel toed boots, hard hat, safety vest, and should dress appropriately for fieldwork. ENV103 is part of a series of classes designed to provide the tools necessary to achieve effective erosion and sediment control on TxDOT projects: ENV 300, ENV 301, and ENV 103. ENV 300 provides an introduction and overview with a focus on inspection and ENV 301 provides advanced erosion and sediment control design strategies.

OBJECTIVES: After completing the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify effective Storm Water BMPs and explain if they are performing as designed.
2. Update the SWP3 layout with revised BMPs.
3. Utilize inspection related tips to improve efficiency.
4. Demonstrate what to look for as an inspector.
5. Explain what actions are necessary to maintain compliance with the TPDES CGP.
6. Identify common installation mistakes and repair methods.
7. List the records necessary to maintain permit compliance.

TRAINING CODE: ENV103

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 8.00

AUDIENCE: Construction and maintenance inspectors, project managers, engineers, and designers.

AGENDA: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


ENV300 Stormwater Eros Sediment Control Day 1 DESCRIPTION:This course is designed to qualify field inspectors and design personnel in the appropriate preparation, inspection and implementation of suitable site-specific erosion and sediment control techniques. The course includes storm water design techniques, construction installation, and inspection/maintenance practices required for design and construction staff and environmental coordinators.

The course emphasizes erosion and sediment control practices for disturbed areas during construction. All personnel involved in project storm water protection and prevention must recognize available basic and appropriate Best Management Practices.

This one-day course is applicable for ALL personnel involved in storm water protection, and prevention. ENV301 covers topics specific to designers of storm water plans. Participants are required to successfully complete an end of course examination proving competency or attainment of the course objectives.

ENV300 is part of a series of classes designed to provide the tools necessary to achieve effective erosion and sediment control on TxDOT projects: ENV 300, ENV 301, and ENV 103. ENV 301 provides advanced erosion and sediment control design strategies and ENV 103 is a field exercise.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand and employ basic regulations relating to storm water erosion and sediment control.
2. Apply the basic principles of sediment and erosion control.
3. Select and apply appropriate Best Management Practices for surface protection, velocity reduction and flow control.
4. Select and apply appropriate Best Management Practices for access protection and runoff management.
5. Explore and utilize techniques for inspection and maintenance of storm water erosion and sediment control.

TRAINING CODE: ENV 300

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 8.00

AUDIENCE: Personnel involved in storm water erosion and settlement control, including construction inspectors and designers.

AGENDA: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


ENV301 Stormwater Eros Sediment Control Day 2 DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to qualify field inspectors and design personnel in the appropriate preparation, inspection, and implementation of the suitable site specific erosion and sediment control techniques.

The course includes storm water design techniques and construction installation practices required by designers and environmental coordinators. The course emphasizes construction site hydrology, use of the approved product list, design of sediment traps and basins, and preparation of a storm water prevention and pollution plan (SWP3).

This course covers topics specific to designers of storm water plans. Participants are required to successfully complete an end of course examination proving competency or attainment of the course objectives.

ENV301 is part of a series of classes designed to provide the tools necessary to achieve effective erosion and sediment control on TxDOT projects: ENV 300, ENV 301, and ENV 103. ENV 300 provides an introduction and overview with a focus on inspection, and ENV 103 is a field exercise.

OBJECTIVES: For Day Two, upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize and apply hydrology methods including the rational method, the TP-40 method and the 90th percentile method.
2. Access and utilize the approved product list for slope and channel protection products.
3. Design effective sediment traps and basins.

TRAINING CODE: ENV301

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 8.00

AUDIENCE: Day Two: All design personnel involved in storm water erosion and settlement control.

PREREQUISITES: ENV300, Stormwater Erosion & Sediment Day 1

AGENDA: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


Environmental e-Learning
SFH110 Confined Space Safety DESCRIPTION: This course covers OSHA 1910.146, Confined Spaces, as it pertains to TxDOT and OSHA 1910.47, Lockout/Tagout. Topics covered in the class include identifying a confined space, recognizing hazards, atmospheric testing, entry permit, and lockout/tagout. Each student will also calibrate and operate an air monitor.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify permit-required confined spaces.
2. Recognize and evaluate hazards of confined spaces.
3. Describe lockout/tagout steps to control an energy source.
4. Calibrate and operate an air monitor.
5. Complete Form 1993 and describe the process required for entry into confined spaces.
6. Conduct a briefing using the Confined Space Permit and Checklist.

TRAINING CODE: SFH110

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 12.00

AUDIENCE: Employees who perform repairs, inspections, and maintenance operations in a confined space.

AGENDA: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Day one; 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Day Two

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


SFH210 Hazwoper For Clean Up Operations DESCRIPTION: The course provides information on the classification, detection, and monitoring of hazardous materials and the use of personal protective equipment and safety practices. A large portion will be hands-on exercises and simulations. The Environmental Protection Agency in 40 CFR 311.1 extended OSHA coverage to state government employees. Other references include 29 CFR 1910.120(e), RCRA and CERCLA.

Due to the nature of the activities in this class, it can not be held at the TxDOT facilities. Beards are prohibited because beards hinder the proper wear of respirators.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize and evaluate hazards;
2. Apply toxicology and exposure guidelines;
3. Use field monitoring instruments and practical exercises;
4. Explain the importance of site entry and site control;
5. Describe protective clothing and levels of protection;
6. Explain air purifying respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus;
7. Describe decontamination procedures; and
8. Participate in hazardous material incident scenarios and simulations.

TRAINING CODE: SFH210

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 40.00

AUDIENCE: Employees required to enter an uncontrolled hazardous waste site as part of their duties, or involved in emergency response operations such as construction inspectors, bridge inspectors, right-of-way inspectors, and courtesy patrols. The class would be valuable for first responders who need to be aware of potential hazards.

AGENDA: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


SFH215 Hazwoper Refresher DESCRIPTION: This course is the annual refresher designed for employees in hazardous waste clean-up operations (RCRA, CERCLA, and/or voluntary) as per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(HAZWOPER) who have had the 40-hour course "Hazwoper for Clean-up Operations".

The course provides updated information on the classification of hazardous materials, detection and monitoring, the use of protective equipment (including protective suits and breathing apparatus) and the implementation of safety practices.

The OSHA coverage was extended to state government employees by the Environmental Protection Agency in 40 CFR 311.1.

Participants are required to successfully complete an end of course examination proving competency or attainment of the course objectives. After initial training, refresher training is required annually.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify any changes or amendments to the regulations, describe the training requirements listed in the regulations for those personnel involved in waste site operations.
2. Define physical hazards, chemical hazards, and explain terms (flash point, flammable range, boiling point and other physical and chemical characteristics) in determining hazards at waste site operations.
3. List the four most common routes of exposure from hazardous materials, list factors that may influence toxicity and describe the use of exposure guidelines in waste site operations.

TRAINING CODE: SFH215

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 8.00

AUDIENCE: Individuals assigned with the responsibility for hazardous waste clean up.

PREREQUISITES: SFH210, Hazwoper For Clean Up Operations

AGENDA: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


SFH401 Focus on Safety IV DESCRIPTION: This instructor-led 8-hour course provides information to familiarize students on how to recognize hazards in the workplace and how to prevent unsafe work practices using the TxDOT Safety Process.

The course includes required OSHA topics and TxDOT specific topics with an on-line component. Upon passing the online prerequisite course SFH398 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety and SFH401 with a score of 80%, students will receive an OSHA 10-hours Construction card. After completing SFH398, SFH401 must be completed within 6 months.

OBJECTIVES: After completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe the TxDOT Safety Process and utilize the process in daily operations to prevent unsafe work practices.
  2. Recognize work zone hazards and the appropriate measures to ensure a safe work environment.
  3. Recognize safe work practices near rail operations.
  4. Recognize fall hazards and methods to prevent falls.
  5. Identify stairway and ladder safety measures.
  6. Recognize safe trenching and excavation measures.
  7. Discuss safe material handling.
  8. Identify safe work practices to prevent caught-in or between and struck-by hazards in construction.
  9. Recognize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for specific work situations.
10. Explain the potential for electrocution on a construction site.

TRAINING CODE: SFH401

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 8.00

AUDIENCE: All construction and maintenance employees including area engineers, inspectors, and supervisors.

PREREQUISITES: SFH398, Intro to Occ Safety & Health

AGENDA: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


SFH410 Small Quantity Spill Response DESCRIPTION: This course provides the necessary information to safely respond to small spills of toxic materials which may occur in TxDOT laboratories or workplace situations.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials, and their importance in small spill response.
2. List the routes by which toxicants may enter the body, and what damage can be done once present.
3. Identify personal protective equipment commonly used in a small spill response.
4. Discuss the data necessary to successfully aid in the analysis of the risk and procedures for an initial response to a small spill.
5. Explain the OCC spill "clean up requirements" needed to contain a small spill.
6. Identify the various types of extinguishers that may be used in a small spill response.
7. Identify the steps used to minimize the spread of hazardous materials during clean-up.
8. Demonstrate proper donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (gloves) so as to reduce the spread of any hazardous materials.

TRAING CODE: SFH410

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 8.00

AUDIENCE: Individuals identified as small quantity spill response team members or personnel working near or with hazardous materials, including those who work in shops, operate heavy equipment or work in maintenance yard.

AGENDA: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

COURSE CEU: 0.8

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


TRF203 Risk Management and Tort Liability DESCRIPTION: The risk management process taught in this course will help employees identify risks to reduce tort liability lawsuits. Participants will learn potential risks to TxDOT, determine appropriate risk management, and the activities of a trial when a tort liability claim goes to court. Participants are required to successfully complete an end of course examination proving competency or attainment of the course objectives.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Explain what is risk management;
2. Explain the difference between negligence and liability;
3. Describe six (6) ways TxDOT reduces risk for the department, its employees or the public;
4. Explain the importance of documentation;
5. Explain the purpose of a deposition; and
6. Describe the activities of a trial.

TRAINING CODE: TRF203

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 24.00

AUDIENCE: Area engineers, maintenance section supervisors, crew leaders, safety officers, or individuals affected by traffic operations, construction activities or maintenance operations.

AGENDA: 8:00am - 5:00pm each day

COURSE CEU: 2.4

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


TRF450 Roadway Illum Electrical Installations DESCRIPTION: TxDOT Roadway Illumination & Electrical Installation is specifically designed to cover all aspects of the electrical installation. Blending the TxDOT specification, electrical details, construction plans and the National Electrical Code® in a manner best aligned with the installation process encountered in the field enhances learning and retention of course material. A certification test is administered at the end of the class.

Those attendees receiving a certification card will be placed on a state wide list. This course is required for contractor's wishing to bid on state projects. Inspectors are required to check for certification of employees in the field.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the various components of the electrical system and explain functionality of each.
2. Locate information contained in the Standard Specifications for Construction of Highways, Streets, and Bridges (600 series only), construction project general notes, and on the TxDOT Roadway Illumination Details (RID), Electrical Details (ED), and Sign Lighting (SL) standard sheets.
3. Identify approved materials for installation.
4. Recognize deficiencies in installation of materials.
5. Inspect a complete electrical installation from service equipment to roadway illumination poles.

TRAINING CODE: TRF450

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 24.00

AUDIENCE: Persons who inspect, supervise or install electrical systems and equipment associated with continuous roadway illumination.

AGENDA: 8:00 - 5:00 each day

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


TRF453 Electrical Requir Installation of Traffic S ATTENDANCE REQUIRES COMPLETION OF THE CURRENT TRF450 AS OF JULY 20, 2006, PREVIOUS VERSIONS NOT ACCEPTABLE!

TxDOT Electrical Requirements for Installation of Traffic Signal Systems is for the experienced personnel who inspect or install electrical systems for traffic signal installations with or without luminaires on Texas roadways. The course examines TxDOT construction standards and the National Electrical Code (NEC). The emphasis is on the use of TxDOT project plans, Texas Standard Specifications for Construction and Maintenance of Highways, Streets and Bridges, the NEC and concerns in the areas of traffic signals and electrical installation for those signals. The purpose of the course is to improve the quality of construction for electrical installation of traffic signal systems.

This course will not cover the phasing or timing requirements of traffic signal cabinets. Participants are required to successfully complete an end of course examination proving competency or attainment of the course objectives.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participates will be able to :
1. Explain the purpose of applicable articles in the National Electrical Code (NEC) and how they relate to TxDOT projects.
2. Locate applicable articles in the NEC for installation of electrical systems for traffic signals.
3. Locate information contained in the 600 series of the standard specifications, construction project general notes, departmental material specifications (DMS), pre-qualified materials, and on the applicable TxDOT standard detail sheets applicable to electrical and traffic signal installations.
4. Explain how the requirements of the 600 series of the standard specifications, construction project general notes and TxDOT standard sheets relate to the NEC.

TRAINING CODE: TRF453

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 24.00

AUDIENCE: TxDOT and contractor personnel who inspect or install traffic signal systems

PREREQUISITES: TRF450, TxDOT Rdwy Illum & Elect Installation

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


TRF502 Design Wk Zn Traffic Control Plans DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to familiarize personnel with both the basic fundamentals of work zone traffic control plans, and the sequential process for planning and designing work zone traffic control plans.

Participants are required to successfully complete an end of course examination proving competency or attainment of the course objectives.

Previous course title: Work Zone Traffic Control - Design & Operations.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
1. Explain the purpose of traffic control plans.
2. Explain the importance of work zone traffic control including liability issues.
3. Explain the logical, sequential process for developing and evaluating traffic control plans.
4. Describe the fundamental principles of work zone traffic control.
5. Develop a traffic control plan.

TRAINING CODE: TRF502

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 24

COURSE CEU: 2.4

AUDIENCE: Engineers, engineering assistants and senior technicians responsible for planning and designing work zones.

AGENDA: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday thru Thursday

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


TRF520 Work Zone Traffic Control DESCRIPTION: This course reviews basic principles and standards for the design, application, installation, and maintenance of traffic control devices required for construction and maintenance work as set forth in Part VI of the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD).

Participants are required to successfully complete an end of course examination proving competency or attainment of the course objectives.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Use the TMUTCD principles and standards in the performance of my job.
2. Describe safe practices at a construction/maintenance site.
3. Plan the location of traffic control devices.
4. Explain the use of temporary pavement markings.
5. Explain channelization and visibility.
6. Discuss the legal responsibility of TxDOT as it pertains to work zone traffic control.

TRAINING CODE: TRF520

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 16.00

AUDIENCE: Persons with little knowledge of traffic control who are involved with roadway construction or maintenance projects.

AGENDA: 8:00am - 5:00pm, each day

COURSE CEU: 1.6

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


TRF521 Flaggers in the Work Zones DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to ensure employees use proper techniques and equipment while flagging in work zones. Participants are required to successfully complete an end of course examination proving competency or attainment of the course objectives.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the duties and responsibilities of a flagger.
2. Identify potential problems related to flagger safety.
3. List proper equipment for flagging.
4. Explain the five typical flagging positions.
5. Explain the importance of coordination between flaggers.
6. Demonstrate proper hand signal procedures using the STOP/SLOW paddle and the flag.

TRAINING CODE: TRF521

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 4.00

AUDIENCE: Persons who flag traffic on construction and maintenance projects.

AGENDA: 8:00am - 12 noon

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


TRF525 Work Zone Traffic Control Refresher DESCRIPTION: The course reviews basic work zone traffic control information as well as updated information pertaining to work zone traffic control and areas of concern while working in and around a work zone which could put employees or the traveling public at risk.

This course is mandatory every two years.

Participants are required to successfully complete an end of course examination proving competency or attainment of the course objectives.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Apply the TMUTCD principles and TxDOT standards when setting up a work zone.
2. Use the appropriate TCP or TA for a specific TxDOT operation.
3. Plan the location of traffic control devices.
4. Describe safe practices at a construction/maintenance site.
5. Explain the proper set up and take down of a mobile traffic control operation.

TRAINING CODE: TRF525

COURSE DURATION (in hours): 8.00

AUDIENCE: Personnel involved with roadway construction or maintenance projects.

PREREQUISITES: TRF520, Work Zone Traffic Control.

AGENDA: The purpose of Work Zone Traffic Control Refresher is to review the important aspects of work zone traffic control and emphasize issues based on input from maintenance section supervisors and inspectors and statistics.

Contact: Denise Carmona
Phone: 817-272-0751


TxDOT Electrical Online for Contractors

TXDOT


The purpose of this series of on-line courses is to extend your electrical certification in order to continue your work on Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) projects.

Cost for each on-line training module is $125 and must be paid only by the use of a valid Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card. No refunds will be permitted.

You must successfully complete a minimum of three (3) modules of your choosing in order to receive a wallet card in the mail from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). The expiration date of this wallet card will be three years from the expiration date of your current wallet card issued by UTA.

If you take the module and score between 70-79, you will be permitted to re-take the same module without additional fees. If you take a module and score below 70, you must register, pay and retake the same module again, or a separate module of your choice.

You MUST have a valid wallet card or certification number from a previous TxDOT TRF450, TRF453, or TRF e-Learning course before you can register. The registration page will require the certification number on the card.

You can view a synopsis of each module by clicking the link below. To register for any module, click on the CODE link.

If you experience technical difficulties on this web site, please contact Ms. Debra Dehn, Assistant Director, Transportation Training Services, between 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, CST, at 817-272-1460. You may also contact our registration staff at 817-272-2581 if Debra is unavailable.