Connecticut Traffic Signal Technician Certificate Programs

The Connecticut Traffic Signal Technicians Certificate Program is a series of workshops designed to provide Connecticut's traffic signal professionals with knowledge of signal maintenance and operations procedures, and information on the latest technologies and best practices.

Why Offer a Traffic Signal Technician Program?

A properly maintained traffic signal system is vital to the social, economic, and environmental well-being of Connecticut's municipalities. Traffic signal systems represent a significant investment of public funds that contributes to the safety of the traveling public. Operating and maintaining this investment requires a force of municipal personnel with sound training in the fundamentals of traffic signal maintenance procedures and techniques. The Connecticut Traffic Signal Technician Program provides an opportunity for municipal traffic signal technicians, and others who are responsible for traffic signals, to receive this specialized training.

Who is the Program for?

The program will be of interest to current traffic signal technicians, especially new technicians, those who have responsibility for local traffic signals, and those who aspire to assume the position in the future.

Program Overview and Certificate Requirements

There are three levels within the Connecticut Traffic Signal Technician Program. Each program has a series of required training, and two (2) electives are required by the completion of Level Three.

Level One

Level One is a series of four workshops, focused on the fundamentals of traffic signal maintenance and operation.
The workshops are:

  • Signals 101
  • Engineering Concepts
  • Basic Electricity and Traffic Signal Components
  • Traffic Signal Maintenance

Level Two

Level Two is a series of four workshops, focused on more advanced maintenance, troubleshooting, operations, and technologies topics. (Completion of Level One is required to receive this certificate)
The workshops are:

  • Signals 201
  • Basic Programming and Detection
  • Troubleshooting
  • Pedestrian Signals and Auxiliary Equipment

Level Three

Level Three is a NEW series of four workshops, focused on advanced programming and troubleshooting, and central systems and reporting. (Completion of Level One and Level Two is required to receive this certificate)
The workshops are:

  • Signals 301
  • Advanced Programming
  • Advanced Troubleshooting
  • Signal Coordination

The specific elective workshop topics will vary and may include topics such as:

  • Central Systems
  • Fiber Optics
  • Hot Topic Roundtables
  • Construction Math
  • Traffic Signal Communications

Feedback on elective topics will be received from program participants.

Program Details

The cost of each workshop will be $100 for municipal and state government employees, and $200 for private entities. Throughout the program, each workshop will be designed to balance the needs of maintaining legacy equipment, while learning new ITS technologies and software. During and after participation in the Connecticut Traffic Signal Technician Program, participants will have the opportunity to engage in workshops offered through the Traffic Signal Academy to stay current on new industry trends and technologies and continue their signal professional development.


Connecticut's Traffic Signal Education Programs Brochure