We offer several SCDOT technician certification courses at Tri-County Technical College. For complete information about requirements of the SCDOT Technician Certification program, please see the SCDOT Technician Certification website.
General information about registration, refund policy, lodging, retest policy, replacement cards, and more is also available.
Due to COVID-19, we were unable to maintain our original 2020 schedule. As more information becomes available, we will post the tentative revised schedule. In the meantime, if you desire a particular type of certification, please register for the appropriate Interest List through our online registration system. There is no charge to register for an Interest List.
The Asphalt Roadway Technician (ART) Course is intended to assure competency in proper testing procedures and everyday field tasks. Individuals who complete this course will be certified to perform Asphalt Roadway Technician duties on SCDOT projects.
Coarse Aggregate (CA) courses are designed to ensure competencies in issues affecting the quality of coarse aggregate materials.
This course is intended to assure an understanding of SCDOT requirements for Earthwork and Base Course construction and competency at performing the proper SCDOT testing procedures needed to monitor this construction. Individuals who complete this course will be certified to perform Earthwork and Base Course Technician duties on SCDOT projects.
This course is intended to prepare the technician to monitor and document drilled shaft and driven pile operations resulting in safe foundation installation per contract documents. Individuals who complete this course will be certified to perform Foundations Technician duties on SCDOT projects.
Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) certifications center on the ability to understand, prepare, test and problem-solve asphalt materials and job mix formulas related SCDOT specifications. Several certifications are available:
Pavement preservation courses offer opportunities to specialize in varying surfaces, but the goal is the same for all: establish a consistent understanding of inspection of asphalt seal coat applications. Pavement preservation courses include:
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.