Asphalt Roadway Technician Re-Certification

 HIGHWAYSCDOT
 


Course Description

The Asphalt Roadway Technician (ART) Course is intended to assure competency in proper testing procedures and everyday field tasks. Individuals who complete the course will be re-certified to perform Asphalt Roadway Technician duties on SCDOT projects. The re-certification course contains a general overview as well as a review of all specification and procedural changes that may have occurred. The participants are also required to perform mathematical problems that occur while working as a roadway technician. The instructors for the course are made up of knowledgeable asphalt industry consultants, equipment manufacturers, academia, contractors and SCDOT representatives.

Course Outline
To become re-certified, participants must attend a two (2) day course and pass a written exam with a score of 80% or higher. The exam is open notes and open book. Topics covered include:

  • Responsibilities of an ART
  • Materials Overview
  • Equipment Overview
  • Plant Operations and Mix Design Overview
  • Paving Preparation
  • Mix Placement
  • Mix Compaction
  • Density and Control Strips
  • SCDOT Specifications
  • SCDOT Testing Procedures
  • Industry-Specific Math Problems:
  • Tack Rate
  • Asphalt Mix Rate
  • Control Strips
  • Core Locations
  • Nuclear Gauge Shot Locations
  • Density
  • Pavement Slope

Entry Requirements/What to Expect

Prerequisites

  • Current Asphalt Roadway Technician Certification

Frequency of Re-certification
The certification period is five years. An individual will be informed, by way of a letter mailed to the technician's last address of record, when the certification period is nearing the expiration date. If the technician was last registered for certification by his/her employer, the last address of record may be the employer's address. However, it is the responsibility of the individual to keep Tri-County Technical College and the Technician Certification Board advised of his/her current address. The individual is also responsible for registering for the re-certification course, attending the re-certification course, and passing the written exam (open notes and open book) with a score of 80% or higher.

Re-certification Date Policy (as of June 2005)
The SCDOT Technician Certification Board hereby requests that the certification expiration dates for re-certifications obtained within one year prior to the technician's original date of expiration be issued based on the original expiration date. For example, if a technician's certification expires April 2006, and that technician passes a re-certification exam in April 2005, his/her certification will be extended five years from the original April 2006 date to April 2011. However, if that technician chooses to attend a re-certification course in March 2005 and passes the exam, the re-certification will be valid from March 2005 to March 2010 (because the technician passed the exam outside of the one-year window). If that technician does not obtain the re-certification before April 2006, then his/her certification expires on that date.  

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

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