Workforce Training

Workforce Training Database

One outcome of  NCHRP 20-07/Task 408: Transportation System Management and Operations (TSMO) Workforce: Skills, Positions, Recruitment, Retention, and Career Development will be a comprehensive and searchable database of industry trainings and courses. This database will be located here upon completion in early 2019. 

In the meantime, many courses focused on pre and post-employment training are readily available and we're building out a list by topic area below. Keep checking back as the list grows.

Architecture

Course Name

  • TSMO Guidance: Systems and Technology - Level 1 to Level 2
  • TSMO Guidance: Systems and Technology - Level 2 to Level 3
  • TSMO Guidance: Systems and Technology - Level 3 to Level 4
Description A complete range of guidance for Transportation Systems Management and Operations from which user-specific selections are made via the One-Minute Guidance Evaluation or the Customized Guidance Evaluation. The guidance is divided into six dimensions that represent features of transportation agencies and their activities critical to effective TSM&O. Each dimension is further divided into three or four sub-dimensions and through the evaluation processes, can be specified to the user agency's current level of maturity—organized to provide only that guidance appropriate to reaching the next level.
Organization AASHTO - American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
Website http://www.aashtotsmoguidance.org/browse/

 

Course Name

Introduction to the National ITS Architecture
Description The course is intended to provide students with a broad overview of the National ITS Architecture and the role it plays in ITS planning, designing and implementation processes. It provides some background (what the National ITS Architecture consists of, how it is defined, why it was established, and what its aims and objectives are), and introduces the notion of User Service. The physical architecture is explained using examples of local implementations of the National ITS Architecture. Specific elements of the physical architecture, such as subsystems and terminators, are presented in some detail. 
Organization CITE Consortium / Professional Capacity Building Partnership
Website www.citeconsortium.org/cite-courses/usdot-pcb-partnership/

 

Course Name

Connected Vehicle Professional I- Function, Protocols, and Architecture
Description
Connected vehicle application concepts and vision, performance functions, communication protocols, hardware architecture components and software architecture methodologies within the connected vehicle ecosystems. To ensure a globally informed awareness, learners will be presented with in-depth wide-ranging course materials, suggested domestic and internationally source reading resources, and tested on various key areas of instruction.
Organization Connected Vehicle Trade Association/Mobile Comply /Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Website https://mobilecomply.com/product/cvp201-cvpi-functions-protocols-archite...

 

Course Name

V2I and Infrastructure Basics
Description The  V2I & Infrastructure (CVF510)course provides comprehensive technician level training. It is offered as a half-day class enabling participants to gain an understanding of V2I concepts,  on-board units, antenna functions and architecture.
Organization Connected Vehicle Trade Association/Mobile Comply /Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Website https://mobilecomply.com/product/cvf510-v2i-infrastructure-basics/

 

Course Name

Turbo Architecture Version 5.0
Description Turbo Architecture is an interactive software program that assists transportation planners and system integrators in the development of regional and project architectures. This Web-based training (WBT) provides ITS professionals with a hands-on experience using the Turbo Software Version 5.0. Participants will work with simulated examples and practice exercises to create, maintain, and use regional and project ITS architectures.
Organization Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Website www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/training/course_search.aspx?tab=0&key=137048&res=1&...

 

Course Name

National ITS Architecture Case Study
Description Results from the PCB Program's 2012 University Partners Workshop and webinar indicated that faculty supported U.S. DOT-sponsored case studies as a method for incorporating ITS content into existing Civil and Transportation Engineering courses. Case Studies expose students to ITS-related scenarios, from the perspective of different job roles, within transportation organizations. This exposure gives students an understanding of what it means to work as ITS professionals.
Organization ITS PCB - ITS Professional Capacity Building Program
Website www.pcb.its.dot.gov/casestudies/default.aspx

 

Course Name

Module 16: Introduction to Transit Enterprise Architecture and Its Benefits for Transit
Description

The purpose of Module 16 is to provide an introduction to Enterprise Architecture (EA) for transit managers and staff. It describes the four layers commonly seen in transit enterprise architectures:

  • Business Architecture
  • Data or Information Architecture
  • Applications Architecture
  • Technology Architecture
Organization ITS Standards Training
Website www.pcb.its.dot.gov/StandardsTraining/Modules.aspx?Year1Transit=1&Module...

 

Course Name

Module 3: Transit Communications Interface Profiles (TCIP: - Part 1 of 2: Introduction to the Standard and Transit Architectures
Description This course (TCIP 1) is the first of a two-module set on TCIP. This course will provide an introduction and overview of TCIP, concentrating on the contents of Volume 1 of the standard. The module describes the components of the standard, including the development of a transit agency architecture as a framework for procuring and implementing ITS systems, introduces the concepts of operations that illustrate how various business systems can be configured to exchange information, and describes the structural building blocks, data elements, data frames, messages, and dialogs that are used to standardize the exchange of information.
Organization ITS Standards Training
Website www.pcb.its.dot.gov/StandardsTraining/Modules.aspx?Year1Transit=1&Module...

 

Course Name

Using Regional ITS Architecture(s)
Description This course will discuss regional ITS architecture conformity and the ability to apply this information to the participant’s agency, projects, and region. It is an introductory level course geared for people with little or no experience with ITS architectures or systems engineering, but who are involved or will be involved with an ITS project.
Organization National Transit Institute (NTI)
Website

www.ntionline.com/using-regional-its-architectures/