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

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • MATH-0965 or qualified Math Placement.
  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

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.