Education and training for employment as a construction materials testing technician.  Students will perform basic field concrete and soil tests under the direction of engineering professionals of company technician managers.  This field work is required to ensure that sampling inspection, and testing is performed consistent with project specifications.  Test results are prepared for lab reports and transmitted to the proper construction personnel for review.

This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

Financial Assistance funds cannot be applied towards this program. Request for eligibility to utilize Financial Assistance funds for this program is currently pending.

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • MATH-0965 or appropriate placement score on Math Placement Test.
  1. Interpret the intent of plans and specifications as they relate to the need for testing specified construction materials.
  2. Perform standard construction industry practices for sampling and testing of soil, asphalt, and concrete.
  3. Be certified in OSHA 30 for the Construction Industry.
  4. Be prepared for NICET Level I Construction Materials Testing Asphalt, Concrete, and Soils Certification exam.
  5. Be prepared for ACI Concrete Grade I Concrete Field Testing Technician certification exam.

Suggested Semester Sequence 

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CNST-1660 Material Testing 2
CNST-1731 Construction Print Reading 3
CNST-1750 Construction Safety 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours11
Second Semester
CNST-1670 Highway Inspection 2
CNST-2131 Construction Methods and Materials 3
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications  
Honors Computer Applications  
 Credit Hours8
 Total Credit Hours19