Lake Superior College

MnDOT Geometric Design

The Updated Geometric Design Training Series is made up of 29 online courses, consisting of video segments, interactive illustrations, examples, and exercises. These courses are available from July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 for you to complete at your own pace. 

  • Basic Series
  • Quantities Series
  • Horizontal Alignment Series
  • Vertical Alignment Series
  • Intersection Series
  • Clear Zone Series
Take advantage of our $600 discount when you buy all 29 courses at once!
Please contact Suzanne Johnsrud ( or 218.428.1002) BEFORE you register for assistance in applying for the $600 discount. You must purchase all 29 courses at the same time to take advantage of these savings; it is not retroactive. 

• Understanding Three Basic Views: Plan, Profile and Cross Section
• Reading and Understanding Contours
• Understanding Typical Sections
• Understanding Cross Sections
• Sight Distance
• Computing Tapers
• Design Speed and Target Speed

• Clear Zone I: Roadside Design
• Clear Zone II: Barrier

• Horizontal Alignment I: Stations and Stationing
• Horizontal Alignment II: Bearings and Curves
• Horizontal Alignment III: Design Components
• Horizontal Alignment IV: Balancing Design Constraints
• Horizontal Alignment V: Design and Placement
• Superelevation I: Introduction
• Superelevation II: Applications

• Turning Maneuvers
• Speed-Change Lanes
• At-Grade Intersections
• Grade-Separated Interchanges

• Introduction to Earthwork
• Quantities I: Introduction
• Quantities II: Computing and Tabulating
• Quantities III: Computing Earthwork
• Quantities IV: Drainage and Pavement

• Vertical Alignment I: Design Process
• Vertical Alignment II: Balancing Design Constraints
• Vertical Alignment III: Profiles and Control Features
• Vertical Alignment IV: Sight Distance