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Accession Number PB2012-114260
Title eCertificate Program in Transportation Planning.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 34p
Personal Author F. Ndubisi K. Joh
Abstract In this project, researchers developed a proposal to extend the delivery of the recently developed Graduate Certificate in Transportation Planning at Texas A&M University (TAMU) to a wider audience via distance education (online or eCertificate). While the need for an interdisciplinary approach to transportation is widely recognized by the professional community, there are few educational programs that address the field of transportation in a truly comprehensive, interdisciplinary manner. The TAMU university-wide graduate Certificate in Transportation Planning was established in August 2008 to address this need. The certificate provides an interdisciplinary perspective on how economics, public policy, finance, and urban design influence the effectiveness of transportation systems. This certificate has proved to be very successful. However, a limitation has been its availability to graduate students only at TAMU in College Station. This project sought to convert four courses in the existing certificate into online courses, to develop a proposal for delivering the courses via distance education, and to move the proposal through the TAMU approval processes. The eCertificate will increase access to transportation courses and Texas A&Ms transportation curriculum substantially, and it will strengthen Texas A&M as a national and global leader in the education of transportation professionals.
Keywords Certificates
Civil engineering
Education
Highway design
Labor force
Students
Texas
Transportation planning
Transportation systems
Urban transportation


 
Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85 - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
Corporate Author Texas Transportation Inst., College Station. University Transportation Center for Mobility.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number DTRT06-G-0044

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