Effective Management – Online (Semester 1)

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Course Completion Deadline

This is a Semester 1 course, it must be completed by April 30th, 2024. Failure to complete the course by this date will result in the loss of all course progress and may be subject to additional re-registration fees.

Course Schedule

This is a self-paced online course. Participants will work through each module individually at their own speed. You will have access to the course 24 hours a day 7 days a week so you can learn when and where you want.

The course, activities, and tests take approx. 20 hrs to complete. You will have access to the course until the end of April.

Lesson content is presented as text and videos. There are also interactive activities. There is no interaction with a live instructor. You can contact the instructors by email if you have any questions.

Particpants will receive an enrollment email within 48 hrs of registering. Please check your junk mail if you do not see it. If this is your first online course with good roads, you will also get a new user email. Please use the link in the new user email to set your password.

Note: Online courses take place on our education website not our main website. The websites do not share the same usernames and passwords.

Course Description

This course was designed to prepare you for a role in management and will look at many aspects of being a manager. Our hope is that this material will provide you with a foundation to build on as you proceed in your career in management.

Course Content

  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing the Intergenerational Workforce
  • Performance Management
  • Organizational Structure & Culture
  • Conflict Management
  • Work and Personal Life Balance
  • Working in Teams

Who Should Attend?

Municipal supervisors and managers, and future supervisors.

Evaluation Process

There are 9 modules in this course. You will have an assessment after module 3, 6, and 9. Each assessment is worth 33% of the final grade. A final grade of 65% or higher is required to pass this course.

Accreditation

This course is recognized by:

  • This course or Managing Human Resources is a mandatory requirement for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification program.
  • This course may be used for the technical specialist program only. Point Value = 5
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 2 Continuing Education Units to this course.

 

Signs & Lines – Online (Semester 1)

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Course Completion Deadline

This is a Semester 1 course, it must be completed by April 30th, 2024. Failure to complete the course by this date will result in the loss of all course progress and may be subject to additional re-registration fees.

Course Schedule

This is a self-paced online course. Participants will work through each module individually at their own speed. You will have access to the course 24 hours a day 7 days a week so you can learn when and where you want.

The course, activities, and tests take approx. 20 hrs to complete. You will have access to the course until the end of April.

Lesson content is presented as text and videos. There are also interactive activities. There is no interaction with a live instructor. You can contact the instructors by email if you have any questions.

Participants will receive an enrollment email within 48 hrs of registering. Please check your junk mail if you do not see it. If this is your first online course with good roads, you will also get a new user email. Please use the link in the new user email to set your password.

Note: Online courses take place on our education website not our main website. The websites do not share the same usernames and passwords.

Course Description

Offers practical experience in using Ontario Traffic Manuals 5, 6 & 11. You will learn, through participation in group activities how signs and lines assist drivers as they travel from their point of origin to their destination. You will return to your municipality with an understanding of how these manuals work together plus a list of best practices to help minimize risk and defend the municipality in an insurance claim.

Course Content

  • Principles of Positive Guidance
  • Influencing driver safety
  • Sign manufacturing & Three Speed Triangle
  • Best practices for ordering road signs
  • MMS Requirements for Signs
  • Retroreflectivity & Reflective Sheeting
  • Sign Management Program
  • Regulatory Signs (OTM 5)
  • Warning Signs (OTM 6)
  • Pavement, Hazard and Delineation Markings (OTM 11)
  • Collision investigations

Who Should Attend?

Decision makers and individuals responsible for the selection and placement of regulatory signs, warning signs, and the pavement, hazard and delineation markings.

 

Signs & Lines – Online (Semester 2)

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Course Schedule

This is a self-paced online course. Participants will work through each module individually at their own speed. You will have access to the course 24 hours a day 7 days a week so you can learn when and where you want.

The course, activities, and tests take approx. 20 hrs to complete. You will have access to the course until the end of April.

Lesson content is presented as text and videos. There are also interactive activities. There is no interaction with a live instructor. You can contact the instructors by email if you have any questions.

Participants will receive an enrollment email within 48 hrs of registering. Please check your junk mail if you do not see it. If this is your first online course with good roads, you will also get a new user email. Please use the link in the new user email to set your password.

Note: Online courses take place on our education website not our main website. The websites do not share the same usernames and passwords.

Course Description

Offers practical experience in using Ontario Traffic Manuals 5, 6 & 11. You will learn, through participation in group activities how signs and lines assist drivers as they travel from their point of origin to their destination. You will return to your municipality with an understanding of how these manuals work together plus a list of best practices to help minimize risk and defend the municipality in an insurance claim.

Course Content

  • Principles of Positive Guidance
  • Influencing driver safety
  • Sign manufacturing & Three Speed Triangle
  • Best practices for ordering road signs
  • MMS Requirements for Signs
  • Retroreflectivity & Reflective Sheeting
  • Sign Management Program
  • Regulatory Signs (OTM 5)
  • Warning Signs (OTM 6)
  • Pavement, Hazard and Delineation Markings (OTM 11)
  • Collision investigations

Who Should Attend?

Decision makers and individuals responsible for the selection and placement of regulatory signs, warning signs, and the pavement, hazard and delineation markings.

 

T.J. Mahony Road School – Maintenance Section

Provide participants with a basic foundation prior to attending any of the C.S. Anderson Road School courses. The T.J. Mahony Road School is a two-year course comprised of two separate semesters. Road construction and road maintenance are offered in alternate years.

Course Content

  • Minimum Maintenance Standards
  • Road maintenance and drainage legislation
  • Drainage structures maintenance
  • Road surface maintenance
  • Road markings
  • Legal demo
  • Roadside maintenance
  • Signs, signals and devices
  • Winter maintenance
  • Legal issues

Who Should Attend
Public works employees involved in road construction and/or maintenance.

Certificate
A grade of 65% is required on each of the two Mahony sections to successfully complete the course.

Accreditation
This course is recognized by:

  • The T.J. Mahony completion certificate is one of the options for the AORS Certified Road Supervisors Certification program, contact AORS for additional details.
    Must take both construction and maintenance to obtain 10 points credit in the technical specialist exam program.
  • These courses may be used for the technical specialist program if you complete the construction course and the maintenance course. Point Value:  10
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 2 Continuing Education Units to this course.

 

Introduction to Plan Reading & Contract Interpretation Course CSA14

Introduction to Plan Reading and Contract Interpretation guides you through the relevant data found in various engineering documents then reviews the components of a municipal contract. Using the information, you work through practical examples in applying the data to the administration of construction contracts.

Course Content
• Symbols and abbreviations on plan views
• Symbols and abbreviations on profile views
• Existing site conditions
• Plan vs profile drawings
• Elevation and grade (including calculations)
• Specialized information and instructions
• Environmental contract components
• Contract elements and content
• Bonds, insurance and method payment
• Information for bidders
• Case studies based on actual projects
• Roles of Inspectors

Who Should Attend
Road supervisors, inspectors, lead hands, forepersons, and any personnel directly involved in the administration of construction contracts.

Accreditation
This course is recognized by:

  • This course qualifies as a “specialized course” for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Intermediate level (CRS-I)
    certification program.
  • This course will count towards the OACETT continuing professional development requirements. Contact cpd@oacett.org if you have any questions.
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 2 Continuing Education Units to this course.

Municipal Legislation Course CSA09

Introduces you to municipal law in general, as well as specific issues related to their legal obligations as road supervisors.

Course Content

  • Municipal law
  • Open and closed local government
  • Occupiers and trespassers
  • Civil litigation
  • Local government ethics
  • Trees
  • Bridge matters
  • Inspections and investigations
  • Mail receptacles on road allowances
  • Roads
  • Contracts, bonding and insurance
  • Labour and employment law
  • Drainage: municipal rights and obligations

Who Should Attend
Road supervisors, forepersons, and other personnel involved with supervision in a municipal setting.

Accreditation
This course is recognized by:

  • This course qualifies as an elective Tech/ Management course for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Senior level (CRS-S) certification program
  • This course may be used for the technical specialist program only. Point Value = 5
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 2 Continuing Education Units to this course.

 

Soils & Pavements Course CSA13

Introduces you to soils and paving materials, their classification, properties, and application.

Course Content

  • Soils and aggregates
  • Bituminous fundamentals and mix designs
  • Routing and sealing
  • Hot mix paving
  • Expanded asphalt
  • Cold-In-Place recycling
  • Concrete paving
  • Surface treatment and new developments (e.g. fibermat, chip seals, fog seals)
  • Hot-In-Place paving
  • Pavement management
  • Reclamite

Who Should Attend
Road supervisors and personnel directly involved in the maintenance and construction of municipal roads.

Accreditation
This course is recognized by:

  • This course qualifies as a “specialized course” for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification program.
  • This course may be used for the technical specialist program only. Point Value = 5
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 2 Continuing Education Units to this course.

Signs & Lines

Offers practical experience in using Ontario Traffic Manuals 5, 6 & 11. You will learn, through participation in group activities how signs and lines assist drivers as they travel from their point of origin to their destination. You will return to your municipality with an understanding of how these manuals work together plus a list of best practices to help minimize risk and defend the municipality in an insurance claim.

Course Content

  • Principles of Positive Guidance
  • Influencing driver safety
  • Sign manufacturing & Three Speed Triangle
  • Best practices for ordering road signs
  • MMS Requirements for Signs
  • Retroreflectivity & Reflective Sheeting
  • Sign Management Program
  • Regulatory Signs (OTM 5)
  • Warning Signs (OTM 6)
  • Pavement, Hazard and Delineation Markings (OTM 11)
  • Collision investigations

Who Should Attend

Decision makers and individuals responsible for the selection and placement of regulatory signs, warning signs, and the pavement, hazard and delineation markings.

Accreditation

  • This course qualifies as a “specialized course” for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification program.
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 2 Continuing Education Units to this course.