The Transportation Engineering program is a nation-wide resource for the day-to-day planning, design and operation of transportation systems. Through training programs and resource materials, Transportation Engineering courses disseminate information about, and facilitate the application of, recent developments in the field.
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- Fundamentals of Geometric Design Workshop (3.4 CEUs)
Fundamental geometric design principles and concepts of highways and intersections are discussed in this course. This includes geometric, functional and aesthetic aspects of street and highway design with an emphasis placed on efficient and effective design techniques.
- Advanced Geometric Design Workshop (3.4 CEUs)
This workshop is intended to strengthen the expertise of geometric design engineers in specialized topics in the design of highways and interchanges and the reconstruction of existing highways.
- Crash Reconstruction for Traffic Engineers (3.4 CEUs)
This course teaches traffic engineers crash investigation and reconstruction techniques so that they can assess the potential involvement of the roadway design and traffic operational factors in crash causation.
- Highway Capacity Workshop (3.4 CEUs)
This workshop reflects the most current thinking, discussions and techniques of capacity analysis as they have evolved in the development of the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual and the most relevant portions of the Manual are presented and discussed. Students have the opportunity to apply lessons learned by utilizing McTrans’ Highway Capacity Software 2010.
- Traffic Impact Analysis Workshop (3.4 CEUs)
This workshop presents the methodology, techniques and procedures used in the evaluation of proposed land developments. The relationship between land use and traffic service is emphasized to ensure coordinated planning, practical design and implementation of recommendations.
- Traffic Signal Workshop (3.4 CEUs)
This workshop provides students with a working knowledge of the latest theory and application of the functional capabilities of traffic signal controllers and systems. The goal is optimum efficiency and safety of traffic flow at intersections, on street systems and in roadway networks.
- Traffic and Transportation Engineering Seminar 1 (3.4 CEUs)
This seminar presents a comprehensive overview of traffic and transportation engineering to professionals in the field and explores solutions for urban and rural transportation problems and strategies for facilitating the management of transportation systems.
- Traffic and Transportation Engineering Seminar 2 (3.4 CEUs)
This seminar builds on the concepts presented in Traffic and Transportation Engineering Seminar 2 and continues to explore solutions for urban and rural transportation problems and strategies for facilitating the management of transportation systems.
- Highway Railroad Grade Crossing Workshop (1.9 CEUs)
This workshop provides students with an understanding of the interrelationships between drivers, pedestrians, vehicles and roadway segments in the vicinity of the railroad crossing, as well as the trains and the tracks at the crossing. Tools for diagnosing safety and operational problems at crossings are presented and alternative treatments are analyzed and evaluated.
- Identification and Treatment of High Hazard Locations (1.9 CEUs)
This course emphasizes practical solutions to problems in the identification of high hazard locations, development and selection of countermeasures, prioritization of candidate projects and evaluation of implemented projects.
- Intersection Design and Channelization Workshop (1.9 CEUs)
This workshop examines the principles of intersection and channelization design, identification and treatment of intersection deficiencies and redesign of existing intersections.
- Roundabout Design Workshop (1.9 CEUs)
This workshop discusses criteria for selection of roundabouts as an intersection form, geometric design practices and procedures and design of traffic control devices.
- Traffic Studies Workshop (1.9 CEUs)
This workshop is designed to guide and assist traffic and transportation engineers in appropriate methods and procedures for performing common traffic engineering data collections and studies.
- Seminar for Traffic Engineering Technical Assistants (7.1 CEUs)
This seminar is designed to improve technician skills in conducting traffic surveys, field investigations, data collection and analysis and application of traffic control devices.
Continuing Education Units
The continuing education unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized method developed by the National University Extension Association for measuring and documenting participation in non-credit continuing education programs. NUCPS awards CEUs to participants who successfully complete continuing education transportation engineering courses.
Under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA21), the U.S. Department of Transportation has identified eight National Priority Program Areas including "Roadway Safety" and "Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety". These National Priority Program Areas are eligible for Federal funding under an expedited procedure as part of the 402 program (23 CFR 1205.4). NUCPS Transportation Engineering courses are intended to provide for "upgrading the skills of practicing traffic engineers, and providing basic instruction in traffic engineering techniques to other professionals and technicians," in the identified National Priority Programs Areas.