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Roadway signing courses

Signing Plan Design Course Freeways - Interchanges

Schedule: Every other year
Next course: February 24-25, 2016
Course flyer: Course flyer (Word) 
Description: This Signing Plan Design Course Freeways - Interchanges has been developed to provide training to traffic personnel to acquire basic design skills in assembling freeway signing plans, including expressway interchanges.  The first day of the class is classroom style learning while the second day includes hands on design of an overhead sign structure in a computer classroom setting.
Audience: state, county, city and consultant professionals involved in preparing freeway and/or expressway interchange signing plans.   

Sign Plan Design Course At-Grade Intersections, Conventional Highways and Expressways

Schedule: Every other year
Last offered: Spring/Summer 2015
Course flyer: Previous course flyer (Word)
Description: To enable the state and consultant traffic sign personnel to acquire basic design skills in assembling signing plans for at-grade intersections on conventional highways and expressways. This one day course is designed for persons who need to acquire sign plan design skills. Participants will receive a MnDOT Signing Plan Design Manual, which will include a complete sample signing plan.
Audience: state, county, city and consultant staff involved in preparing signing plans.

Signs 101 Course

Schedule: Annually
Last offered: December 15, 2015
Course flyer: Previous course flyer (Word)
Description: This is a one‐day introductory Traffic Signs 101 Course that is designed to enable participants to acquire a basic understanding of how and why the determination is made to place a traffic sign at a particular site. This course serves as an introduction for entry level traffic technicians and engineers, refresher course for experienced staff or an introduction to additional subjects related to traffic signs which may assist participants in responding to sign requests from the public.
Audience: state, county, city and consultant professionals involved in traffic signing or individuals that receive requests for traffic signs. 

Traffic Guide Sign Design Course

Schedule: Every other year
Last offered: June 17-18, 2015
Course flyer: Previous course flyer (Word)
Description: To enable MnDOT and consultant engineering personnel to acquire basic design skills needed to design traffic guide signs using the SignCAD Software. This two day course is designed for persons who need to acquire guide sign design skills. SignCAD will be used to demonstrate basic sign design elements for as many traffic guide sign examples as time permits. Participants will receive a MnDOT Traffic Guide Sign Manual, but will NOT receive a copy of the SignCAD Software.
Audience: MnDOT and consultant engineering sign design personnel who will be using SignCAD.

SignCAD Software Updates Training Class

Schedule: As needed
Last offered: May 22, 2013
Course flyer: Previous course flyer (Word)
Description: This one-day course is designed for MnDOT personnel who need to acquire skills in SignCAD. This class will demonstrate new software features and answer questions that individuals may have regarding the product. This class is not intended for personnel desiring sign design skills.
Audience: MnDOT sign design personnel who use SignCAD.