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Systems Engineering for Signal Systems Including Adaptive Control

PROGRAM AREA: Design and Traffic Operations
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
2 Days
1.2 Units
$500 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30


Note: This course will offer special pricing to the following groups: Local Agencies - $75.00 per person; State DOT's - $200.00 per person. The reduced prices are being provided by the FHWA Office of Operations.

Systems Engineering for Signal Systems Including Adaptive Control is a two-day course aimed to assist transportation professionals to identify the needs for improved traffic operations and utilize systems engineering principles for the implementation of traffic signal operational improvements. This course will provide traffic operations managers and personnel a comprehensive view of what is required before, during, and after the implementation of a new traffic control system. Adaptive signal control is used as the example throughout the course.

The overall goal of this course is to assist traffic operations staff in identifying traffic control system objectives and needs to facilitate planning, designing and implementing a new traffic control system. The FHWA document, Model Systems Engineering Documents for Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) Systems, (FHWA-HOP-11-027) is used for the exercises of this course.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Engage stakeholders
  • Gather information needed for systems engineering process
  • Evaluate and resolve constraints
  • Assemble a concept of operations
  • Extract requirements
  • Document verification and validation process
  • Develop a procurement strategy
  • Assemble a systems engineering analysis
  • Describe the systems engineering process


Professionals responsible for the planning, design, management or operation of traffic signal systems. This includes engineers, and technicians (advanced) of state/local agencies, consultants, and FHWA Operations staff.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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