Previous Iowa Roads Scholar Program

Active Before September 1, 2014

Please Note: This page contains information about the Roads Scholar program requirements before September 1, 2014.

For information about the current Roads Scholar program, launched September 1, 2014, go to http://www.iowaltap.iastate.edu/workshops/road-scholars/.

If you have questions about the new Roads Scholar program and its updated requirements, please contact Keith Knapp, kknapp@iastate.edu, 515-294-8817.

Want to join the new Roads Scholar program? Iowa LTAP launched a NEW Roads Scholars program on September 1, 2014. If you would like to join the program, please sign up with your name and agency at http://www.intrans.iastate.edu/mors/roadscholar/newRS.

Achievement Levels

The number of credit hours required to attain each Roads Scholar level are as follows:

  • Road Scholar I: 30 hours
  • Road Scholar II: 50 hours
  • Senior Road Scholar III: 70 hours
  • Master Road Scholar: 100 hours

Curriculum

The Roads Scholar curriculum covers the six major categories listed below (sample courses are listed for each).

Engineering basics

  • Math Skills Training (formerly Math Fundamentals) *
  • Route surveying

Roadway fundamentals

  • Motor grader operator training
  • Construction inspection

Safety

  • Flagger and work zone safety training or Work zone safey workshops *

Transportation and traffic engineering

  • Traffic signal design and management
  • Access management

Winter operations

  • Snow Plow Operator Training

Management

  • Iowa Streets & Roads Conference *
  • Supervisory Techniques and Skills (formerly known as Successful Management) *

*Core courses must be completed to achieve the level of Senior Road Scholar (70 contact hours)