Since 2007, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) has provided TxDOT support with preparing, planning and teaching seal coat-training courses for their district personnel. The courses are based on a curriculum created from TxDOT’s Seal Coat and Surface Treatment Manual. Seal coats, also known as chip seals, are simple, relatively inexpensive pavement surfaces that are highly effective if adequate care is taken in the planning and execution of the work. One class is designed for inspectors [i.e., practitioners] and the other focuses on planning and design [intended for engineers]. The classes are meant to supplement and enhance participant understanding of seal coat projects while on the job.
Seal Coat Inspection and Applications Manual