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NMLTAP Center Training

Upcoming Courses

We are continuing to develop a new set of trainings to be held in 2018. Please contact us for additional training requests.

Introduction to MUTCD and Work Zones

This two-day course provides an introductory overview of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) for Streets and Highways, the science behind traffic control devices and their effectiveness, pavement markings, school zones, and an introduction to work zones. The course will also cover temporary traffic control devices and plans, work zone inspection, and work zone safety.

2/28/2018 8:30am - 3/1/2018 4:00pmSanta FeRegistration details coming soon

Introduction to GIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer-based technologies to collect, integrate, analyze, query, model, and visualize geographic data. GIS is widely used to explore the relationships between where features are (location, size, and shape) and what they represent (descriptive information know as attribute data). This course provides and introduction to the concepts, principles, and theories of GIS, with emphasis on the nature of geographic information, data models and structures for storing geographic information, geographic data editing and manipulation, and simple spatial analysis and modeling techniques. Upon completion, students will have the ability to identify geospatial products/applications, conduct typical GIS analyses, and understand the differences between raster and vector data models.

3/13/2018 8:30am - 4:00pmAlbuquerque$25 - Registration details coming soon

Introduction to Geospatial Surveying

This course provides an understanding of the principles of modern geospatial surveying techniques, including Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Real-Time Kinematic (RTK), and Post-processed Kinematic (PPK). These techniques can be used for a variety of applications to collect locational information for use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Course topics include: planning for data collection; actual field data collection; data post-processing using differential correction; and using GPS/GNSS/RTK/PPK data in GIS software packages. A combination of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and field sessions will be used. The hands-on exercises in the course will be focused on using mapping-grade GPS/GNSS equipment and survey-grade RTK/PPK equipment, as well as differential correction. A range of equipment will be used to get a feel for the pros and cons of the various types of survey units. This will not only provide students with hands-on knowledge of how to operate the equipment, but will also aide students in developing a better understanding of what type of equipment is needed for a particular application.

3/14/2018 8:30am - 4:00pmAlbuquerque$25 - Registration details coming soon

Written and Verbal Communication Tools

This two-day course provides an introductory overview of communication tools typically used in the workforce for local agencies. The tools include Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and are used to produce documents, data, and presentations for transportation planners and engineers, and other local government agency employees. This course will cover how to effectively use these tools to produce documents, memos, letters, organize and visualize data, and present information in a public setting. Day one will cover Microsoft Word and Excel, and Day Two will cover Microsoft PowerPoint and presentation skills.

3/15/2018 8:30am - 3/16/2018 4:00pmAlbuquerque$35 - Registration details coming soon

ADA Compliance Program Training

This full-day course provides attendees with an understanding of the authorities, regulations, and coverage of the program; an overview of the FHWA's ADA compliance program; and clarifies ADA compliance standards. Participants, whether recipients or public entities, will know the recipients and public entities' responsibilities under the ADA and related statutes.

4/10/2018 9:00am - 5:00pmRoswell$20 - Registration details coming soon
4/12/2018 8:00am - 4:00pmLas Cruces$20 - Registration details coming soon

Road Safety 365

This one-day workshop focuses on processes for incorporating safety into all aspects of local and rural road projects, and on making safety a priority through inclusion in the traditional decision-making process—365 days a year.  The course stresses the importance of road safety, and illustrates how it can be integrated into rural/local transportation project development at all stages: planning, design, construction, implementation, operations, and maintenance.  Through practical exercises and facilitator-led discussions, the emphasis is on operations and maintenance to reflect the predominant, day-to-day responsibilities of rural/local transportation agencies.  The benefits and potential cost savings of safety initiatives are shown using examples from rural/local agencies. 

5/22/2018 8:30am - 4:00pmAlbuquerque$25 - Registration details coming soon