T² Roads Scholar

Roads Scholar Arkansas Technology Transfer

The T2 ROADS Scholar program is designed to be an opportunity that encourages the continuation and expansion of education in the transportation industry. This program is specifically intended to provide a mechanism for professional development and recognition for personal growth, while delivering valuable information and technology to local agency personnel responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads and streets. Through a diverse selection of classes offered, each participant can choose to advance in both familiar and unfamiliar subjects relating to safety, maintenance, and infrastructure. Upon completion of the Roads Scholar requirements, students will receive a certificate and have the opportunity to advance to additional levels within the program.

ROADS Scholar - Level 1

In order to obtain a certificate for ROADS Scholar - Level 1, each participant must complete a minimum of 24 hours of coursework during a 4-year period. Of the required 24 hours, courses must be completed in both the Safety and Maintenance & Infrastructure categories. At least 10 hours must be selected from the Maintenance and Infrastructure category.

ROADS Scholar - Level 2

In order to obtain a certificate for ROADS Scholar - Level 2, the participant must first complete the requirements for achieving the certificate for ROADS Scholar - Level 1. The participant must then complete a minimum of 16 hours of additional coursework during a 2-year period. Courses used to obtain ROADS Scholar – Level 1 may not be repeated for ROADS Scholar – Level 2 credit. 

ROADS Scholar Courses

The following courses are available for ROADS Scholar credit:

Safety
  • Backhoe Loader Safety
  • Bulldozer Safety
  • Chain Saw Safety
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Defensive Driving
  • Dump Truck Safety
  • Equipment Safety
  • Forklift Certification
  • Motor Grader Safety
  • Shop Safety
  • Temporary Traffic Control and Work Zone Safety (Flagging)
  • Trenching and Shoring (Competent Person Certification)
Maintenance & Infrastructure
  • 3D Modeling in Construction
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction
  • Asphalt Pavement Maintenance
  • Bridge Replacement Alternatives
  • Culvert Sizing and Installation
  • Erosion Mitigation for Unpaved Roads
  • Gravel Road Maintenance
  • Guide for Traffic Signs, Markings, and Signals
  • Pavement Management Basics
  • Roadway Safety Enhancements
  • Stormwater Management
  • Traffic Signal Maintenance (Basic)
  • Traffic Signal Maintenance (Advanced)
  • Warm Mix Asphalt

The ROADS Scholar Program is designed to be an opportunity that encourages the continuation and expansion of education in the transportation industry. This program is specifically intended to provide a mechanism for professional development and recognition for personal growth, while delivering valuable information and technology to local agency personnel responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads and streets. Through a diverse selection of classes offered, each participant can choose to advance in both familiar and unfamiliar subjects relating to safety, maintenance, and infrastructure.

Learn more about the ROADS Scholar program or contact Laura D. Carter at 501-569-2380.