Course Catalog

Scheduled Courses

2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) For Technicians

This one-day course provides an introductory overview of the 2009 edition of the MUTCD, with emphasis on MUTCD applications related to work zones (temporary signing). The course also will provide an overview of sign retroreflectivity sign assessment and management methods and an introduction to guidelines for Incident Management (emergency temporary traffic control). This course is intended for local traffic/highway technicians.

On-Demand/On-Site Courses

In addition to the scheduled program of course offerings, the courses listed below are available “on-demand” to state and local agencies in Kansas. On demand courses require a minimum class size of five students and will be delivered at a location and date determined by the agency requesting the course(s). Requests for on-site courses must be made at least 6-weeks in advance of the anticipated date (s) of the course (s). Courses can be requested here or by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) For Technicians

This one-day course provides an introductory overview of the 2009 edition of the MUTCD, with emphasis on MUTCD applications related to work zones (temporary signing). The course also will provide an overview of sign retroreflectivity sign assessment and management methods and an introduction to guidelines for Incident Management (emergency temporary traffic control). This course is intended for local traffic/highway technicians.

Work Zone Signing (Temporary Traffic Control)

This half day course covers Part 6 of the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. It is directed to personnel actually implementing traffic control in work zones. Topics covered are the uses of channelizing devices, barricades, warning lights and proper sign placement.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities/Traffic Calming: Safety Perspective

This one-half day course is directed at local professional staff with responsibilities for the planning, design and operation of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The course also provides an introduction to residential traffic calming strategies and ADA requirements.

Traffic Engineering Topics for Technicians and Engineers

This 1-day course provides basic instruction in selected traffic engineering topics such as speed studies, sight distance, traffic safety studies, traffic volume studies, pedestrian facilities and roadside design. The course is appropriate for persons with an engineering background who have little or no training in traffic engineering.

Design and Maintenance of Very Low-Volume Roads

This course provides training in the application of the material in AASHTO’s 2001 Guidelines for Geometric Design of Very Low-Volume Local Roads. This is a 1-day course directed at professional engineering staff with responsibilities for the design of low volume (ADT less than 400 veh/day) local roads.

Use of Traffic Control Devices to Improve Safety

This one-day course is based on the “Low Cost Safety Improvements” course developed by the FHWA Resource Center at Olympia Fields, IL. The course describes the specific safety benefits associated with the application of certain traffic control devices and roadside treatments. The course is directed at local traffic/highway professionals and technicians.

MUTCD for Emergency Response Personnel

This one-half day course is intended for personnel with responsibilities for implementing “incident management” traffic control measures. The course covers Section 6-I (Traffic Incident Management) of the 2009 MUTCD. Personnel with an interest in this course should also consider attending the “MUTCD for Technicians” Course.

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