HEC-RAS Training

Quality HEC-RAS Training

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers several courses on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Center’s HEC-RAS model. These courses are offered online and in person.

Learn from the Expert!

Vernon Bonner, PE. is your Instructor and one of the nation’s most experienced and knowledgeable HEC-RAS trainers. For 20 years, he served as chief of the training division at the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC), in Davis, California. He managed and participated in the development of software (HEC-2, HEC-RAS, HEC-5, HEC-RES) and conducted technical studies for the national floodplain management program, the national hydropower assessment, and several basin-wide reservoir systems.

Online Options

“Using HEC-RAS to Model Bridges, Culverts and Floodplains” features seven live sessions, each of which is recorded and can be accessed at your convenience. In addition to the one-hour “live” sessions, the course includes a series of pre-recorded 30-minute presentations, and self-study workshops. Throughout the class you will have access to an online forum to ask questions and post comments, and receive feedback.


“Using the New HEC-RAS Mapper Applications” highlights the newest version of HEC-RAS (5.0.5) including the capabilities of GeoRAS 10.2 with expanded Mapper functions. Vern Bonner will teach you how to create geometry files from Digital Terrain Models (DTM), imported through Mapper and produce floodplain maps from your RAS simulations. You will be guided through a series of workshops so you will get a hands-on understanding of how to use the new Mapper capabilities of the program.

In-Person Options

If you prefer an in-person experience, both courses are offered within a classroom setting in Madison, Wisconsin. Not only will you receive the same quality training and access to materials, but also, network directly with your instructor and fellow participants.


Using HEC-RAS to Model Bridges, Culverts, and Floodplains


Seven live, interactive web conferences

March 1, 2019 - April 19, 2019

The course will also include self-paced instruction and recorded presentations in between these live web conferences.

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May 20-22, 2019

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Using the New HEC-RAS Mapper Applications


Three live, interactive web conferences

March 29, 2019 - April 12, 2019

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May 23, 2019

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