Concrete Technician I

Competency Credential
Concrete students working in the lab

About the program

Concrete is one of the world’s most widely used construction materials. If you’re working in the building construction field, the Concrete Technician I (Competency Credential) is an excellent way to broaden your skillset and your career possibilities. In this program, you’ll tap into the technical aspects of concrete materials. Explore processing methods. And get hands-on experience with specialized tools and application techniques. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

Earn Industry-Valued Credentials

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Complete in One Semester

Designed for Career Advancement

Careers

  • Quality control specialist
  • Forming and shoring worker
  • Advancement in current field
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Introduction to Concrete Science Technology (CST100)
  • Concrete Tools and Materials (CST110)
  • Structural Concrete (CST205)
  • Decorative Concrete (CST204)
  • Concrete Construction Estimating (CST210)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

    ​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

      Facilities

      Advanced Learning Labs

      Get hands-on experience in specialized labs using industry-standard equipment just like you’ll see in the real world.

      While you're here, you'll have an opportunity to earn certifications in:

      • OSHA Silica Competent Person
      • American Concrete Institute Concrete Finishing Technician
      • National Ready-Mix Concrete Association Pervious Concrete Technician
      Facilities

      Lab Tour

      Meet Professor Kruppenbacher and take a walk through the Building Trades Center at Penn College. Check out the expansive lab spaces where you'll learn how to do everything from framing, roofing, hanging drywall, and installing flooring. You'll also learn more about the concrete science technology major and see the concrete labs.

      Student Experience

      “My background knowledge in concrete allows me to have a different view on one of the most-used materials in the world. It challenges me to make concrete a more sustainable product by implementing different sustainable practices.” 

      Joseph DiBucci

      Concrete Science Technology

      Tour Schedule

      Seeing is believing.

      Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

      Mar 8

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 88:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 8

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 89:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 8

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 810:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 8

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 81:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 10

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Wednesday, March 101:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 11

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Thursday, March 1112:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 15

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 158:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 15

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 159:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 15

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 1510:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 15

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 151:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 17

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Wednesday, March 171:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 18

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Thursday, March 1812:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 19

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Friday, March 1912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 22

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 228:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 22

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 229:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 22

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 2210:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 22

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 221:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 24

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Wednesday, March 241:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 25

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Thursday, March 2512:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 26

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Friday, March 2612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 29

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 298:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 29

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 299:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Mar 29

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, March 2910:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 1

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Thursday, April 112:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 5

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 58:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 5

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 59:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 5

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 510:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 5

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 51:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 8

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Thursday, April 812:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 9

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Friday, April 912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 12

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 128:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 12

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 129:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 12

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 1210:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 12

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 121:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 14

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Wednesday, April 141:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 15

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Thursday, April 1512:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 16

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Friday, April 1612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 19

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 198:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 19

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 199:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 19

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 1910:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 19

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 191:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 21

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Wednesday, April 211:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 22

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Thursday, April 2212:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 23

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Friday, April 2312:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 26

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 268:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 26

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 269:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 26

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 2610:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 26

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Monday, April 261:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 28

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Wednesday, April 281:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 29

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Thursday, April 2912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

      Apr 30

      Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

      Friday, April 3012:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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      If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

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      Student Life

      Lead and put your skills to the test

      ConCreate Design Club

      The ConCreate Design Club allows students to get hands on experience with concrete, testing equipment and all steps to a concrete pour.

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      Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

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      Student Experience

      The community as their classroom

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      Concrete Construction students sharpened their classroom skills in a real-world setting by recently completing new and improved sidewalks along the Bush Campus Center.

      More Information

      • A competency credential must be completed within three years of enrollment in the credential.
      • Non-traditional credit such as credit-by-exam, work/life experience, and transfer credit is limited to one third of the total credits in the credential. Two thirds of the requirements must be completed by course enrollment.
      • Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course to merit the credential.

      Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

      Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

      Students are required to purchase their own personal tools as they progress through the program. Not all tools are required initially, and students should talk to their instructors on the first day of classes to find out which ones are required. Students who qualify for financial aid may purchase their tools through the College Store.

      View the Concrete Science Technology Tool List

      Tools are available for purchase through The College Store .

      • Ms. Susan K Armstrong, Quality Control Manager/Treasurer, Central Builders Supply Company
      • Mr. Doug Cassatt, Sales Rep., Lehigh Cement
      • Mr. Kenneth E Crank, Director of Concrete Promotion, Pennsylvania Aggregates & Concrete Assoc.
      • Mr. Claude Goguen, Director of Outreach and Technical Education, National Precast Concrete Association
      • Mr. Edgar D Groninger, Technical Sales, Admixtures, Inc.
      • Mr. Jason Hodlofski, Sales Manager, Hoover Hardware Do It Center
      • Mr. Philip Kresge, Sr. VP, Local Paving, National Ready Mixed Concrete Assn.