Flagging for Traffic Control

Training for Traffic Control Certification to Get Started or Career Advancement

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Program Overview

Interested in playing a crucial role in maintaining road safety? The Flagging for Traffic Control program at College of Western Idaho (CWI) is designed for individuals looking to become certified traffic control flaggers. This program offers the essential training required to ensure safety in road construction and maintenance areas.

In this program, you will learn the fundamentals of traffic control, including the use of signaling devices, safety protocols, and effective communication techniques. Our training aligns with industry standards, preparing you for certification as a traffic control flagger. The program is suitable for those seeking to start a career in traffic control or for professionals in construction and road maintenance looking to enhance their skill set.

Degree or Certificate Type




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Learning Opportunities

Traffic Control Basics: Master the principles of traffic control and flagging.
Safety Protocols: Learn about safety measures for road construction and maintenance.
Effective Communication: Develop skills in signaling and communication for traffic management.
Certification Preparation: Prepare for certification as a traffic control flagger.
Career Opportunities: Open up opportunities in construction, road maintenance, and traffic control sectors.

Area of Study

Minimum age requirement to start the program is 18.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate of Completion

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Career Opportunities

  • Highway Maintenance Workers

    Maintain highways, municipal and rural roads, airport runways, and rights-of-way. Duties include patching broken or eroded pavement and repairing guard rails, highway markers, and snow fences. May also mow or clear brush from along road, or plow snow from roadway. Excludes “Tree Trimmers and Pruners” (37-3013).


    Annual Openings*


    Hourly Median Wage*


    Annual Median Salary


    Growth (2021 – 2031)*

  • Traffic Technicians

    Conduct field studies to determine traffic volume, speed, effectiveness of signals, adequacy of lighting, and other factors influencing traffic conditions, under direction of traffic engineer.


    Annual Openings*


    Hourly Median Wage*


    Annual Median Salary


    Growth (2021 – 2031)*

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*Data sourced from Lightcast™ (2023), a global leader in labor market analytics, and limited to the state of Idaho. Contact CWI Institutional Research for questions regarding this data.


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