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N.I.C.E.T Level I Highway Construction

Our National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology (NICET) workshops enables candidates to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, while establishing a path that promotes continuing professional development. This workshop is designed for technicians with less than two years of experience. For more information, please visit www.nicet.org

The session consists of five training modules including:

  1. Plans and Specifications: Learn how to recognize and use standard construction terminology, identify purposes and roles of various project documents, match locations on plans to site, locate and understand information on project drawings, identify project documents that specify types of project work, and locate information in agency/owner standards and specifications.
  2. Measurement and Surveys: Understand and use U.S. Customary and Metric units of measure for length, area, volume, weight, mass, temperature, pressure, and strength. Also, learn to convert one U.S. Customary unit to another, or one Metric unit to another, while performing arithmetic calculations. Calculate areas and volumes of simple geometric shapes, while maintaining the correct precision. Measure dimensions and compare plans and specifications. Identify survey stakes and markers, interpret notation, and use drawing scales to determine distances.
  3. Tools and Equipment: Learn about the different tools and equipment used by inspectors for inspections, testing, and reporting. Identify tools and equipment used by surveyors, and identify tools and equipment used in construction.
  4. Personal Safety: How to appropriately use personal protective equipment (PPE) for the construction site. Understand, identify, and report potential safety hazards, while learning about and identifying sources of safety information and requirements.
  5. Site Operations: Learn how to identify components of work zone traffic control and construction activities, learn to identify, and verify the presence of, erosion and sediment control components while Identifying, and verifying the presence of, types of utility markings.

1.0 CEU

Cost: $350

NCTSP-CS006-02

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Nov 3

Nov 10

2 Sa 8:00am-1:00pm Transportation Engineering Technology

1.0 CEU

Cost: $350

NCTSP-CS006-04

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Nov 26

Online - 6 weeks     Transportation Engineering Technology

1.0 CEU

Cost: $350

NCTSP-CS006-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 12

Jan 19

2 Sa 8:00am - 1:00pm Transportation Engineering Technology

1.0 CEU

Cost: $350

NCTSP-CS006-02

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 30

Apr 6

2 Sa 8:00am - 1:00pm Transportation Engineering Technology

1.0 CEU

Cost: $350

NCTSP-CS006-03

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 14

Feb 22

Online - 6 weeks     Transportation Engineering Technology

N.I.C.E.T Level II Highway Construction

Our National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology (NICET) workshop enables candidates to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, while establishing a path that promotes continuing professional development. This workshop is designed for intermediate level technicians with more than five years of relevant work experience to expand upon Level I.

The session consists of seven training modules including:

  1. Earthwork: Visually identify soil and aggregate types and their properties. Identify and differentiate between limits of disturbance, rights-of-way, and easements. Inspect clearing and grubbing. Inspect temporary erosion and sediment controls and storm water management components. Recognize materials testing, certification, and acceptance requirements. Monitor field procedures for soil compaction testing and determine the acceptability of the results. Inspect placement and grading of embankments, including compaction and finish tolerances. Inspect placement and grading of subgrades, undercuts, and aggregate subbase and base courses, including compaction and finish tolerances. Calculate excavation and embankment quantities.
  2. Asphalt Pavement Construction: Inspect existing surface preparation as required. Inspect the application of tack coats. Conduct preplacement inspection, including grade control, equipment pre-checks, and paving plan review. Visually identify asphalt mixes and properties. Identify the requirements for materials sampling used for testing and verify conformance. Inspect delivery, placement, compaction, and finishing of asphalt. Calculate and interpret yield.
  3. Concrete Pavement Construction: Inspect surface preparation, forms, reinforcing steel, and load-transfer assemblies for pavements. Verify that concrete for pavement meets testing and certification requirements. Verify that correct procedures are followed for sampling fresh concrete; measuring temperature; determining slump, air content, unit weight, and yield; and making and curing test specimens. Inspect delivery, placement, and consolidation of concrete for pavements. Inspect finishing and surface tolerances. Inspect pavement-curing, saw cutting, and sealing of joints.
  4. Concrete Structure Construction: Inspect delivered precast box culverts, box beams, and other precast items. Inspect bedding and installation of footings and basic driven pile. Inspect forms and reinforcing steel for structures and calculate pay weight. Inspect delivery and method of concrete placement for structures. Inspect cast-in-place structural components. Verify that concrete for structures meets testing and certification requirements.
  5. Drainage: Identify drainage system components. Inspect excavation for drainage. Inspect bedding and backfilling. Inspect installation of drainage components.
  6. Utilities and Incidental Construction: Identify utility facilities affected by construction. Inspect signage, striping, and message marking. Inspect guardrails, safety systems, and fencing. Inspect basic foundations for lighting, traffic signals, ground-mounted signs, and sound walls. Inspect underground electrical conduit. Inspect sidewalks, curbs and gutters, curb ramps, medians/median barriers, and driveways. Inspect landscaping and environmental mitigation.
  7. Site Layout and Controls: Use survey notes and data to verify elevations. Inspect placement of work zone traffic controls, including lane shifts, closures, detours, and construction access points and routes.

 

1.0 CEU

Cost: $350

NCTSP-CS007-01

No classes Jul 2
Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 9

Feb 16

2 Sa 8:00am-1:00pm Transportation Engineering Technology

1.0 CEU

Cost: $350

NCTSP-CS007-02

No classes Jul 2
Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Apr 27

May 4

2 Sa 8:00am-1:00pm Transportation Engineering Technology

1.0 CEU

Cost: $350

NCTSP-CS007-01

No classes Jul 2
Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 26

Apr 5

Online - 6 weeks     Transportation Engineering Technology

N.I.C.E.T Level III Highway Construction Inspection

Class will cover the necessary experience and skills needed to interpret plans and specifications for surface and sub-surface work, pavements, drainage and pipes, structures, and materials (including minor field modifications); apply judgment to evaluate properties or conditions that are not quantifiable; supervise a team of inspectors on a project of moderate size/complexity; identify anomalies in inspection/test procedures or results; and report team results, noncompliant work, and work completed 

1.0 CEU

Cost: $350

NCTSP-CS008-01

No classes Jul 2
Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 2

Mar 9

2 Sa 8:00am-1:00pm Transportation Engineering Technology

 
 
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