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 [230KB | 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: Varies by individual contract – contact for more information

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2021 Scheduling Details:

  • Location: Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC
  • Class Meeting Dates:
    • Mondays: July 26 – December 13
  • Optional Work Day: Monday: August 23
  • No Class Labor Day (September 6) – Make-up Day on September 7


1Transportation PlanningInterchange Prototype
2-3Horizontal AlignmentHorizontal Realignment of a State Highway
4, 7Highway DesignDesign of Ramp and Loop Interchange
5-6Geotechnical EngineeringSoil Classification, Testing, and Settlement
8 Vertical AlignmentVertical Profiles - Highway, Ramp, and Loop
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

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Daniel Findley
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