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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-009
Date: December 2010
Find the transportation training resources you've been looking for on the new Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) Web site, located at https://fhwaapps.fhwa.dot.gov/tccc/. The site includes information on more than 40 free online training courses developed by the TCCC, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI). Also featured is a Core Curriculum designed to guide State and local transportation agencies as they implement technician training and professional development programs.
Launched in 2000, the TCCC is a partnership that includes representatives from FHWA, NHI, regional State training and certification groups, several American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials subcommittees, and industry associations.
Available for scheduling at any time, the TCCC courses offer transportation agencies, contractors, and others maximum flexibility. Courses cover everything from asphalt and concrete pavement construction to work zone management to pavement preservation. A series on materials and construction practices for concrete pavements, developed in conjunction with the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University and FHWA's Office of Pavement Technology, looks at topics ranging from quality control concepts and definitions to mix design principles and early age cracking. "These courses are an ideal just-in-time training tool for construction crews," says Christopher Newman of FHWA. Another series of courses offers participants the ABCs of highway plan reading, with eight modules covering such subjects as highway plan reading basics, bridge plans, and traffic control plans. Two courses on work zone traffic control, meanwhile, teach participants how to create clear and organized traffic control plans.
Also available on the new Web site is the TCCC's Core Curriculum, which is designed to guide State and local transportation agencies as they implement technician training and professional development programs. Included in the curriculum are five categories: construction, employee development, maintenance, materials, and safety and work zones. For each technical category, a matrix defines the important subject areas and skills required. A second matrix identifies the training available to gain the necessary skills, including TCCC training courses.
A link on the TCCC Web site takes visitors to the online National Transportation Training Resource (NTTR) (www.nttr.dot.gov), which serves as a central repository of training information. Transportation agencies, contractors, industry associations, and others can use the NTTR to identify new training resources, learn more about training approaches that other organizations are using, and find peer experts who can share their own experiences. Visitors to the site can also register as a contributor to submit their own training materials.
To find out more about the TCCC's many training resources, visit https://fhwaapps.fhwa.dot.gov/tccc/. For additional information about the TCCC, contact Christopher Newman at FHWA, 202-366-2023 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
To find a wealth of transportation training resources, visit https://fhwaapps.fhwa.dot.gov/tccc/.
Two TCCC courses on work zone traffic control teach participants how to create effective traffic control plans.
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