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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LIUNA Training and Education Fund | Evaluated Learning Experience

Roadway Construction HGHWZ.RC

Course Category: 

24 hours.

LIUNA Pomfret, CT, and other LIUNA approved training centers

April 2011 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the steps for roadway construction; given a diagram of the layers of a road foundation, identify each layer 100% of the time; compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of the three major roadway surfaces: gravel, asphalt, and concrete; explain three types of slopes used on a roadway job and where and why each would be used; explain the procedure for making cuts and fills in a roadway construction project; explain the purpose of grade sheets and how they are used to find elevations for roadway construction; explain material shrinkage and swell; list the two main types of soil and explain which type of compaction equipment is best for each; given a problem with earthmoving on a roadway project, find the number of cubic yards of dirt that will need to be cut or filled; given a problem with sub-base fill, find the tonnage of aggregate that will be needed; and given problems with quantities of surfacing material, find the tonnage of asphalt and the cubic yards of concrete that will be needed.


Major topics include: parts of a roadway, road foundation, the slopes used, and the purpose of grade sheets in roadway construction. Students are also introduced to the two main types of soil and the compaction equipment that is best for each. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Construction Methods and Materials (4/16) (4/21 revalidation).