Pre-Highway Construction Inspector/Testing Technician: Asphalt Roadway/Earthwork & Base Course

HIGHWAY

SCDOT

This QuickJobs program is a WIA-eligible training program.   

Course Description:
This course provides entry-level knowledge of equipment, concepts, specifications, and material testing procedures necessary to prepare to perform work as a highway construction inspector/testing technician.  It also provides accelerated work experience credit for both SCDOT Asphalt Roadway Technician Certification and SCDOT Earthwork and Base Course Technician Certification.  At the end of this course, participants will be allowed to attempt the testing requirements for BOTH of those certifications as part of the course without attending any separate certification courses.  If a participant successfully completes the testing requirements for one or both of those certifications, that individual will automatically receive his/her certification upon submitting confirmation of working for an employer in this industry for one (1) month. 

If participants do not successfully complete the testing requirements for those certifications at the end of this course, are still eligible to attend SCDOT Asphalt Roadway Technician Certification and/or Earthwork and Base Course Technician Certification after working for an employer in this industry for one (1) month in lieu of the standard 6-month work experience requirement.  Those certification courses are generally completed at the cost of the employer. 

Course Outline:
The course involves 128 hours of training conducted over 16 days.  The course is held Monday through Friday each week and includes the following:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Hands-on practice of applicable test procedures
  • Field trips (work sites, quarry, HMA plant)

Topics covered include:

  • Industry-specific math calculations
  • Types of contract documents
  • Surveying terminologies
  • Slope concepts
  • Safety
  • Industry equipment overview
  • Materials
  • Construction Concepts: (Asphalt paving, Earthwork, Base course)
  • Sampling and testing procedures: (Asphalt, Earthwork, Base Course)
  • Paving control strips
  • SCDOT forms
  • SCDOT specifications

Entry Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Recommended (not required) Work Keys scores:
    • Applied Mathematics = 4
    • Reading for Information = 4
    • Locating Information = 4

What to Expect:
Registration Fee Includes:

  • Tuition
  • Course books/materials
  • Lunch each day of class
  • Overnight lodging (each night prior to class) for participants who are non-local

Will Receive upon Completion (IF all requirements are satisfied):

  • Pre-Highway Construction Inspector/Testing Technician Certificate of Completion
  • Nuclear Gauge Safety Training Certificate of Completion
  • Nuclear Gauge HazMat Certification (testing requirement)
  • Asphalt Roadway Technician Certification (testing and work requirements)
  • Earthwork and Base Course Technician Certification (testing and work requirements)

For more information, call (864) 646-1700 or toll free 866-269-5677, Ext 1700
(within the 864 area code) or e-mail conted@tctc.edu  

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Contact Us

Corporate & Community Education
(864) 646-1700
Toll-free (within the 864 Area Code) at 1-866-269-5677, ext. 1700
conted@tctc.edu

Office Hours:

Pendleton Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Anderson Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Easley Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

You may also register online by going to www.tctc.edu/learn