Started in 1985 as a cooperative venture with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the HEC Course reviews and reinforces Fundamental Engineering Principles (FEP) course content through a project-based curriculum that applies engineering principles to real- world transportation engineering projects. Currently offered in North Carolina, an HEC course partnership with ITRE is available for other locations.

About the Program: (printable flyer [999KB | PDF] )

  • For technicians with proficiency in Horizontal and Vertical Alignment
    • two-year AAS degree in Civil Engineering, or
    • FEP prerequisite courses Mathematics, Physics, and Horizontal and Vertical Alignment
  • Live classroom
  • 18 weeks, 8 hours per week (one full day)
  • Weekly graded tests and project assignments
  • Certificate and graduation ceremony

Cost: $1200

Register Now (If you are an NCDOT employee, do not use this link!! Contact your supervisor or training coordinator to go through the proper steps.)

2024 Scheduling Details:

  • Location: Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC 28602
  • Class Meeting Dates:
    • Mondays: July 22 – December 2
  • Optional Work Day: Monday: August 19
  • No Class Labor Day (September 2nd), Veteran’s Day (November 11th) or Monday after Thanksgiving (November 25)


1Transportation PlanningInterchange Prototype
2-3Horizontal AlignmentHorizontal Realignment of a State Highway
4-5Highway DesignDesign of Ramp and Loop Interchange
4 & 6Vertical AlignmentVertical Profiles - Highway, Ramp, and Loop
7-8 Geotechnical EngineeringSoil Classification, Testing, and Settlement
9-10StaticsHighway Bridge Loading
11-12Strength of MaterialsBridge Beam Design and Selection
13-14Structure Design Sizing Steel Plate Girders
15-16Hydraulic EngineeringStormwater Runoff Collection Design
17-18Traffic OperationsSignalized Intersection Phasing and Coordination

Why HEC?




Daniel Findley
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