SCDOT Technician Certification

Highway

SCDOT

 

 

Program Description:
Technician Certification:
At this point, there are eight different types of technician certification courses offered at Tri-County Technical College.  For complete information about requirements of the SCDOT Technician Certification program, please see the SCDOT Technician Certification website and the SCDOT Technician Certification Policy.  For more information on the individual courses offered at Tri-County Technical College, please click the links in the table below. 

Certification Course Name:
Asphalt Roadway Technician (ART)
Asphalt Roadway Technician (ART) Recertification
Coarse Aggregate Level 1 Sampling and Grading Technician
Coarse Aggregate Level 1 Sampling and Grading Technician Recertification
Coarse Aggregate Level 2 Testing Technician
Coarse Aggregate Level 2 Testing Technician Recertification
Earthwork and Base Course Technician
Earthwork and Base Course Technician Recertification
Foundations Technician
Foundations Technician Recertification
HMA Level 1 Quality Control Technician
HMA Level 1 Quality Control Technician Recertification
HMA Level 2 Job Mix Technician
HMA Level 2 Job Mix Technician Recertification
HMA Level 3 Quality Control Manager
HMA Level 3 Quality Control Manager Recertification
Pavement Preservation Level 1 Technician


Technician Training:
Tri-County Technical College now offers a training course (approved by the SCDOT Technician Certification Board) that prepares individuals for Asphalt Roadway Technician Certification AND Earthwork and Base Course Technician Certification.  This 128-hour course is held over 16 days and provides accelerated credit towards the 6-month experience requirement for both of these certifications.  In addition, participants now have the chance to attempt certification in BOTH Asphalt Roadway and Earthwork and Base Course as part of this training course.  For more information, please click the link in the table below. 

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


Entry Requirements/What to Expect
For SCDOT Certification Courses only (for Pre-Highway Construction Inspector training course information, please click the link in the table above):

Registration:
Students may view available sections and register online by clicking on the course links in the tables above. To register by phone, please call (864) 646-1700. 

Registration Fees:
The registration fee must be received at least two weeks before the start of each class.  Participants are automatically dropped from the course if the registration fee has not been received by the cutoff date.

Refund Policy:
The registration fee is refundable if cancelation for a registrant is received at least 2 weeks before start of class.  Participants may be substituted; however, you must notify us prior to the start date of the course.

Lodging:
Hotel registration is separate from course registration. Lodging details for various course locations are listed below. 

Lodging for courses held at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, SC:

  • Comfort Inn and Suites of Clemson
  • To ensure your group-rate registration, please specify "SCDOT Course" and the date of your arrival when you make your reservations.
  • Hotel Telephone number: (864) 653-3600
  • Hotel Website: http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-clemson-south_carolina-SC086
  • Cost: $72.00 (single or double) plus tax
  • Complimentary hot breakfast at the hotel is included in this cost

Lodging for courses held in Columbia, SC:

  • Comfort Suites at Harbison
  • To ensure your group-rate registration, please specify "Tri-County Technical College Rate" and the date of your arrival when you make your reservations.
  • Hotel telephone number: (803) 407-4444
  • Hotel website: http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-columbia-south_carolina-SC221
  • Cost is $79.99 (single or double) plus tax
  • Complimentary hot breakfast at the hotel included in this cost

Required Supplies:
Calculator and pencils

Dress Code:
Lecture sessions: Informal/comfortable
Laboratory or field testing sessions: Long pants and closed-toe shoes required (no sandals).

Retesting:
If a participant does not pass the written exam, but he/she makes a grade of at least 60/100, he/she will be allowed to take a retest. The dates/times of the retest will be provided to each participant eligible to take a retest. The retest must be taken within 30 days of receiving notification of the retest dates/times.

Retaking a Class:
If a participant either makes a grade of less than 60/100 on the original test or fails the retest, that participant must retake the entire class.

Application for SCDOT Technician Certification Class:
At the start of each course, all course participants will be asked to read and sign the following form called "Application for SCDOT Technician Certification" If you answer "yes" to Question #2 on this form, your certification will be subject to approval by the SCDOT Technician Certification Board even if you pass the written exam.

For more information regarding the SCDOT Certification Program, please contact Myrtle Mraovich at (864) 646-2045, (864) 646-1700 or mmraovic@tctc.edu

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

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(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