Option 1 – Self-Paced (2 Hour) Available On Demand
(Click Class Title for Description and Registration Link)

Maintenance and Operations

Pipe Installation and Maintenance | 2 Hour Self-Paced Online Class (Click for Description

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?course=156617.

As budgets for drainage structure replacements are decreased, the importance of proper culvert installation and maintenance increases. Any organization capable of properly installing and maintaining storm drainage pipe provides a valuable service to the citizens they support. The proper installation and maintenance practices of storm drainage pipe will be reviewed. Students will review current industry standards for both flexible and rigid pipe options and learn effective practices that prevent damaging culverts during installation.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing Pipe Installation and Maintenance students should be able to:

  1. Identify flexible and rigid storm drainage pipe options;
  2. Define the importance/benefits of proper pipe installation and maintenance practices;
  3. Properly install and maintain both flexible and rigid pipe;
  4. Describe common culvert installation and maintenance practices;
  5. Define basic trench and embankment terminology;
  6. Illustrate proper and safe excavation techniques;
  7. Explain the importance of proper bedding;
  8. Describe proper maintenance techniques.

Who will benefit from the training? 

Members of a roadway/bridge crews, culvert installers, inspectors, engineers, and maintenance teams responsible for installation and/or maintenance of culverts or piping systems should attend this training. 

Safety

Low Cost Safety Improvements (LCSI) | 2 Hour Self-Paced Online Class (Click for Description)

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?course=156616.

LCSI is designed to provide tribal agencies with practical and effective ways to implement low cost safety solutions to reduce collisions, injuries, and fatalities. Students will learn how to ‘read the road’ and identify roadway safety issues. A review of practical and low-cost countermeasures to improve safety, both on existing roads and during road construction, will be provided.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing LCSI, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the need for making roads safer.
  2. Separate safety myths from reality.
  3. Demonstrate how to “read the road,” and identify roadway safety issues.
  4. Describe practical and low-cost countermeasures to improve safety, both on existing roads and during roadway construction projects.
  5. List existing resources to address potential safety issues and concerns as they arise

Who should take this class:

This class was developed to provide safety training to managers and workers alike.

Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will learn how to reduce the potential dangers for the public on the road. Attendees will gain the knowledge of how to incorporate a safety focus into daily activities, and how important their work is to reducing injuries and fatalities.

Planning and Procurement

Developing Your Transportation Improvement Plan | 2 Hour Self-Paced Class (Click for Description)

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?course=156615.

Developing your Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan (TTIP) can be challenging. Students will receive guidance on basic elements of developing strategies for transportation projects that are eligible for funding within the next 3-5 years. Coordinating with federal agencies to leverage funding will be discussed. The process of identifying the gap between the tribe’s vision/goals and what currently exists will be reviewed. Students will become familiar with ways to use the FHWA TTIP template and reshape to create their own TTIP.

Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of Developing Your Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of coordinating with federal agencies to leverage funding.
  2. Describe the process of identifying the gap between the Tribe’s vision/goals and what currently exists.
  3. Describe the ways to use the FHWA TTIP Template.

Who Should Take This Class:

This class is intended for tribal leaders; tribal planners and anyone involved with tribal transportation projects who want to learn more about the transportation improvement plan process.

Procurement 101 | 2 Hour Self-Paced Online Class (Click for Description)

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?course=156619.

Procurement standards and requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be detailed as well as a demonstration of the steps necessary to obtain a DUNS# and a SAMs profile. Students will become familiar with the five procurement levels and standards as illustrated in the “CLAW”. Students will also gain understanding of the guidelines set forth in the 2 C.F.R. Cost Principles and Super Circular handout.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the class, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the consequences of not following State, Local and Tribal governments’ procurement standards.
  2. Become familiar with the 5 procurement levels and standards as illustrated in the “CLAW”.
  3. Recognize the importance of guidelines set forth in the 2 CFR Cost Principles and Super circular handout.
  4. Identify the steps necessary to obtain a DUNS# and create a SAMSs profile.

Who Should Take This Class:

This class is intended for tribal leaders; tribal planners and anyone involved with tribal transportation projects who want to learn more about the transportation improvement plan process.


Option 2 – Instructor-Led (4 week) Classes Start Sunday, December 2
(Click Class Title for Description and Registration Link)

Asset and Data Management

Foundations for Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) | 4-week Instructor-Led Online Class (Click for Description)

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2600894.

Foundations for Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is designed to provide tribal agencies with practical and effective ways to implement low cost GIS solutions into their day-to-day activities.  The class demonstrates how to develop a basic map of your road inventory.  Topics include a brief history of the use and rapid development of GIS; the current availability of low cost, full featured GIS software platforms; and the current availability of data and data types.  Attendees will leave the class with the tools necessary to develop a basic map of their roadway assets.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this class, participants should be able to: 1. Understand a basic history of GIS; 2. Describe the rapid advancement of GIS and its availability;  3. Demonstrate how to download available GIS software; 4. Demonstrate how to find, download and load data; 5. Demonstrate how to export data to Google Earth; and 6. Understand the importance of having an updated inventory which you control and understand.

Who Should Take This Class:

This class was developed for managers and workers alike.  Previous experience with GIS is not required.  Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will learn how to acquire, manage and illustrate data.  Attendees will gain insight into modern data sources and software for the development of a digital inventory.

Introduction to GPS | 4-week Instructor-Led Online Class (Click for Description)

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2600903.

Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Data Collection and Asset Management is a 3.5 hour class designed to provide tribal agencies with a discussion on how GPS may be used in the day to day management of a network.  The class includes a review of a variety of available GPS units and their associated capabilities.  This hands-on class is designed for both the novice attendee with no GPS experience as well as daily users of GPS.  Attendees currently using GPS are encouraged to bring their device to the class.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this class, participants should be able to: 1. Describe a variety of currently available GPS units;  2. Understand the difference between GPS Hardware and GPS Software; 3. Describe basic inputs / outputs of a GPS device; and 3. Demonstrate how to properly set up a GPS device, record demonstrational data and export recorded data to a computer database.

Who Should Take This Class:

This class was developed for managers and workers alike.  Previous experience with GPS units is not required.  Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will learn the background, structure and availability of today’s GPS Systems.

Maintenance and Operations

Pipe Installation and Maintenance | 4-week Instructor-Led Online Class (Click for Description

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2600902.

As budgets for drainage structure replacements are decreased, the importance of proper culvert installation and maintenance increases. Any organization capable of properly installing and maintaining storm drainage pipe provides a valuable service to the citizens they support. The proper installation and maintenance practices of storm drainage pipe will be reviewed. Students will review current industry standards for both flexible and rigid pipe options and learn effective practices that prevent damaging culverts during installation.

Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of the class, students should be able to:

  1. Identify flexible and rigid storm drainage pipe options;
  2. Define the importance/benefits of proper pipe installation and maintenance practices;
  3. Properly install and maintain both flexible and rigid pipe;
  4. Describe common culvert installation and maintenance practices;
  5. Define basic trench and embankment terminology;
  6. Illustrate proper and safe excavation techniques;
  7. Explain the importance of proper bedding;
  8. Describe proper maintenance techniques.

Who will benefit from the training? 

Members of a roadway/bridge crews, culvert installers, inspectors, engineers, and maintenance teams responsible for installation and/or maintenance of culverts or piping systems should attend this training. 

Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention

Basic Child Passenger Safety Awareness | 4-week Instructor-Led Online Class (Click for Description

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2600883.

This online course provides a basic introduction to Child Passenger Safety (CPS).  Students will gain basic knowledge of vehicle seat belt systems, various types of child restraints (car seats), and why it is important to use seat belts and car seats.  This class will provide an overview and awareness of child passenger safety and is great for anyone who works with children and families..

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the class, students will be able to: 1. Understand the need for motor vehicle injury prevention; 2. Describe how crash dynamics and vehicle safety systems play a role in child passenger safety; 3. Describe the different components of child restraints and their function; and  5. Understand the National Traffic Safety Highway Administration’s 5-step booster seat test and when to use a seatbelt.

Planning and Procurement

Developing Your Transportation Improvement Plan | 4-week Instructor-Led Online Class (Click for Description)

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2600891.

Developing your Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan (TTIP) can be challenging. Students will receive guidance on basic elements of developing strategies for transportation projects that are eligible for funding within the next 3-5 years. Coordinating with federal agencies to leverage funding will be discussed. The process of identifying the gap between the tribe’s vision/goals and what currently exists will be reviewed. Students will become familiar with ways to use the FHWA TTIP template and reshape to create their own TTIP.

Learning Outcomes:

After successful cmpletion of hte class, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of coordinating with federal agencies to leverage funding.
  2. Describe the process of identifying the gap between the Tribe’s vision/goals and what currently exists.
  3. Describe the ways to use the FHWA TTIP Template.

Who Should Take This Class:

This class is intended for tribal leaders; tribal planners and anyone involved with tribal transportation projects who want to learn more about the transportation improvement plan process.

Procurement 101 | 4-week Instructor-Led Online Class (Click for Description)

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2600934.

Procurement standards and requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be detailed as well as a demonstration of the steps necessary to obtain a DUNS# and a SAMs profile. Students will become familiar with the five procurement levels and standards as illustrated in the “CLAW”. Students will also gain understanding of the guidelines set forth in the 2 C.F.R. Cost Principles and Super Circular handout.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the class, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the consequences of not following State, Local and Tribal governments’ procurement standards.
  2. Become familiar with the 5 procurement levels and standards as illustrated in the “CLAW”.
  3. Recognize the importance of guidelines set forth in the 2 CFR Cost Principles and Super circular handout.
  4. Identify the steps necessary to obtain a DUNS# and create a SAMSs profile.

Who Should Take This Class:

This class is intended for tribal leaders; tribal planners and anyone involved with tribal transportation projects who want to learn more about the transportation improvement plan process.

Project Prioritization | 4-week Instructor-Led Online Class (Click for Description

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2600983.

Project Prioritization strengthens the tribe’s ability to strategically plan and address tribal transportation needs.  In this online class, students will receive guidance on the basic steps of Project Prioritization and practical application of techniques for performing tasks.  The formal prioritizing of transportation projects heightens opportunities for funding and partnership.  Online class activities will include the development of a Project Data Book and a Project Summary Spreadsheet.    

Learning Outcomes:  

After successfully completing Project Prioritization, students should be able to: 1. Understand how to identify projects and develop project criteria and evaluation measures.  2.  Report findings and seek public input for consensus.  3.  Finalize prioritized projects and insert them into the Tribal Priority List, the Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan, or both. 

Who Should Take This Class: 

This class is intended for Tribal Leaders, Tribal Planners and anyone involved with Tribal Transportation projects that want to learn more about the importance of how prioritizing projects strengthens the Tribe’s ability to strategically plan and address tribal transportation needs.   

Single Audit | 4-week Instructor-Led Online Class (Click for Description)

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2600944.

The Single Audit online class provides direction on how to best prepare for an audit and when single audits are required for tribal transportation projects.  Handouts from an actual federal project will provide guidance for how to set up files to best accommodate the eventuality of an audit and standards for determining if costs are allowable for federal funding.  An additional review of 2 CFR Part 200 and the “Circulars” superseded by the Uniform Guidance will be an online class discussion.   

Examples of single audit findings will provide guidance for audit best practices.  Responsibilities for management of federal funding will be covered in detail. 

Learning Outcomes:  

After successfully completing Single Audit, participants should be able to: 1. Understand how to prepare for a successful tribal transportation project single audit.  2.  Use the “SMART” Corrective Action Plan guideline to successfully resolve any single audit findings.  3.  Know where to find resources to assist with successful single audit requirements.  

 Who Should Take This Class: 

This class is intended for Tribal Leaders, Financial Officers, Project Managers and anyone involved with administration of Tribal Transportation projects that want to learn more about the importance of audit requirements for federal funding.

Project Delivery

Getting Your Project Started | 4-week Instructor-Led Online Class (Click for Description)

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2600898.

Getting your project off the ground can sometimes be challenging when there are so many details involved.  In this  class, students will learn the appropriate steps to take when starting a project.  We will review the basics of project management and how planning, organizing, controlling, and measuring a project is key to success.  Students will learn the project life cycle and how each phase of a project leads to the next. Learners will gain an understanding of the role of a project manager and how their leadership has a large impact on team and project success.

Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of the class, students should be able to; 1. Construct a project roadmap; 2. Describe key elements of project management; 3. Define the project cycle; 4. Define and initiate a planning process; 5. Identify the role of the project manager; 6. Summarize the communication process and its critical role in project success; and 7. Select a project team and identify their roles.

Who Should Take This Class:

This class is intended for project managers, construction administrators, or anyone wanting to learn the step by phases of getting a project started.

Utility Coordination | 4-week Instructor-Led Online Class (Click for Description)

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2600935.

For years, governments have allowed public utilities to utilize the right-of-way of streets and highway. Coordinating with these public utilities prior to the construction or reconstruction of a highway or road is critical for a successful project. Utility issues are one of the main reasons for delays and scheduling issues of highway projects. Planners and designers must know the proper procedures for coordinating with utilities during the design phase of a project. In this online class, students will gain knowledge about working with utilities during the design phase of a project, strategies in successful utility coordination to avoid delays, and safety concerns during utility relocation.

Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of Utility Coordination, students should be able to; 1. Explain the role of working with utilities in the different phases of project development; 2. Identify the federal regulations pertaining to utilities; 3. Explain good communication methods in working with utility companies; 4. Describe the role of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and environmental concerns during design and reconstruction projects; and 5. Describe planning utilities for safe reconstruction projects.

Who Should Take This Class:

This class is intended for project managers, utility coordinators, right-of-way administrators, project inspectors, or anyone wanting to learn more about utility coordination.

Safety

Low Cost Safety Improvements (LCSI) | 4-week Instructor-Led Online Class (Click for Description)

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2600939.

LCSI is designed to provide tribal agencies with practical and effective ways to implement low cost safety solutions to reduce collisions, injuries, and fatalities. Students will learn how to ‘read the road’ and identify roadway safety issues. A review of practical and low-cost countermeasures to improve safety, both on existing roads and during road construction, will be provided.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing LCSI, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the need for making roads safer.
  2. Separate safety myths from reality.
  3. Demonstrate how to “read the road,” and identify roadway safety issues.
  4. Describe practical and low-cost countermeasures to improve safety, both on existing roads and during roadway construction projects.
  5. List existing resources to address potential safety issues and concerns as they arise

Who should take this class:

This class was developed to provide safety training to managers and workers alike.

Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will learn how to reduce the potential dangers for the public on the road. Attendees will gain the knowledge of how to incorporate a safety focus into daily activities, and how important their work is to reducing injuries and fatalities.

Improving Safety at Intersections | 4-week Instructor-Led Online Class (Click for Description)

Register at https://ttap.enrollware.com/enroll?id=2600900.

Intersection crashes can be significantly reduced in tribal lands by the application of proven safety measures for rural and urban intersections.   This class presents examples of intersection safety countermeasures for design, operations, and low-cost safety improvements.   Examples are presented along with their specific safety benefits in the form of crash reduction factors.  Topics covered include seven characteristics of a safe intersection, different types of intersections used to manage traffic, common geometric problems that could be a safety risk and how to fix them, how to use signage for intersections, and how to maintain sight triangles.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to: 1. Describe the cost in lives for crashes at intersections; 2. Identify seven characteristics that make an intersection safe; 3. Describe the types of traffic control used to manage different volumes of vehicles through intersections; 4. Understand the features that describe the geometry of an intersection and how they influence motorists; 5. Identify common geometric problems that could create a safety risk and how to fix them; 6. Understand how to use signs correctly to improve safety at intersections; 7. List different types of countermeasures to improve intersection safety and how to how to implement them; and 8. Describe the importance of sight triangles and how to calculate them.

Who Should Take This Class:

Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will learn how to reduce the potential dangers for the public at intersections.  Attendees will gain the knowledge of how to make intersections safer, reducing injuries and fatalities.

 

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