FRCC to offer degree in highway maintenance

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Front Range Community College have teamed up to develop a first-in-the-nation degree program in highway maintenance management. The partnership is expected to become a national model for use by other states.

The first classes in FRCC’s new highway maintenance management program recently began. The coursework is designed to give employees of CDOT — as well as state DOTs and public-works agencies across the country — the education they need to meet the increasing complexity and demands of the nation’s transportation network.

The program aims to help highway maintenance agencies improve their succession planning for management positions, enabling them to recruit and retain well-trained, effective and professional managers.

The new degree path is geared toward supervisors and workers in the industry who wish to advance in their organizations. Participants who complete the program will earn a two-year associate of applied science degree. Participants can earn credit for prior training and education through Front Range’s prior learning assessment process.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Front Range Community College have teamed up to develop a first-in-the-nation degree program in highway maintenance management. The partnership is expected to become a national model for use by other states.

The first classes in FRCC’s new highway maintenance management program recently began. The coursework is designed to give employees of CDOT — as well as state DOTs and public-works agencies across the country — the education they need to meet the increasing complexity and demands of the nation’s transportation network.

The program aims to help highway maintenance agencies improve their succession planning for management positions, enabling them to recruit and retain well-trained, effective and professional managers.

The new degree path is geared toward supervisors and workers in the industry who wish to advance in their organizations. Participants who complete the program will earn a two-year associate of applied science degree. Participants can earn credit for prior training and education through Front Range’s prior learning assessment process.