Training Courses and Workshops

U.S. DOT offers training courses and workshops related to ITS Architecture, the ARC-IT software toolset, and Systems Engineering. Delivery options range from convenient web-based training for individuals to facilitated workshops for one or more regions. Select a course/workshop to learn more about it.

Topic Area Web-Based Training On-Site Training Workshops
ITS Architecture ARC-IT Web Training

Use & Maintenance Web
ARC-IT 101 / Refresher
Quick-Starting Your Update Workshop

Architecture Development Workshop

Use & Maintenance Workshop
Software Tools RAD-IT Web Training

SET-IT Web Training

RAD-IT Training

SET-IT Training

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Systems Engineering --- Systems Engineering Training Systems Engineering for ITS Workshop

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Choosing a Course/Workshop

All of these offerings are provided at no cost to the individual or host agency. Among the offerings, the web-based training courses offer the most flexibility since the training can be conducted at your own pace and you can pick and choose the content that is of most interest to you.

Regions that have more than a few individuals that are interested in a particular topic area may elect to host an on-site training course or workshop led by expert facilitators. On-site, facilitated courses and workshops offer several benefits over web-based training. These courses: 1) can be tailored as necessary to meet the region's specific needs, 2) encourage interaction between participants to ensure a shared understanding and richer learning experience, and 3) use local examples to illustrate key points.

While the on-site workshops all include a training component, each workshop is set up to achieve additional tangible outcomes beyond training through hands-on activities by the participants. The Quick-Start workshop is intended for regions that need to update their regional ITS architecture and results in a plan for update that reflects the current state of the architecture and the region's needs. The Architecture Development workshop is actually direct assistance that includes a series of workshops for a region that is developing their own regional ITS architecture. The Use & Maintenance workshop is oriented towards regions that have an up-to-date architecture and need to develop a better understanding of how to use and maintain their architecture over time. The Systems Engineering for ITS Workshop couples systems engineering training with process improvement discussions that evaluate systems engineering processes in the region.

Most of the workshops and training courses qualify for Professional Development Hours (PDH). See the course information to find out how many PDHs a course or workshop qualifies for.

Scheduling a Course/Workshop

You can begin the web-based training courses immediately. Select one of the web-based training courses for specific instructions on how to get started. To schedule an on-site workshop or training course, please contact the ITS specialist in your local FHWA Division or FTA Region Office. To identify your local ITS Specialist and his or her contact information, see http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/int_its_deployment/index.htm.

NHI Course Offerings

The U.S.DOT National Highway Institute (NHI) also offers a number of courses related to ITS, ITS Architecture, and Systems Engineering. See their website at http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov for more information.