Concrete Technician II

Competency Credential
concrete student working in lab

About the program

In this secondary credential, you’ll go one step further and build on what you’ve learned in the Concrete Technician I Competency Credential. Master more complex skills like designing and testing admixtures. Learn and adopt building codes. Analyze and complete repairs. Practice conflict resolution techniques. And explore special applications. You can also earn industry-recognized certifications, beyond those offered as part of the Concrete Technician I Competency Credential.

Next steps...

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

Earn Industry-Valued Credentials

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Complete in One Semester

Learn Advanced Techniques and Skills

Careers

  • Plant production manager
  • Quality control specialist
  • 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.

  • Properties & Testing of Concrete (CST120)
  • Concrete Codes & Standards (CST140)
  • Concrete Materials & Repair Products (CST160)
  • Concrete Production Problems & Conflict Resolution (CST207)
  • Forming, Shoring & Reinforcing (CST208)

​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.

Advanced Learning Labs
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:

  • American Concrete Institute Field Testing
  • International Concrete Repair Institute Level 1 and 2
  • Insulated Concrete Forms
Facilities

Advanced Learning Labs

Meet Professor Kruppenbacher and take a walk through the Building Technologies 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.

Feb 25

Open House

Saturday, February 25 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

Feb 25

Physician Assistant Studies Open House

Saturday, February 25 9 AM - 2 :30 PM

Mar 17

Open House

Friday, March 17 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

Mar 17

Physician Assistant Studies Open House

Friday, March 17 9 AM - 2 :30 PM

Mar 26

Open House

Sunday, March 26 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

Mar 26

Physician Assistant Studies Open House

Sunday, March 26 9 AM - 2 :30 PM

Apr 14

Open House

Friday, April 14 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

Apr 14

Physician Assistant Studies Open House

Friday, April 14 9 AM - 2 :30 PM

Apr 29

Open House

Saturday, April 29 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

Apr 29

Physician Assistant Studies Open House

Saturday, April 29 9 AM - 2 :30 PM

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Contact

Admissions Office

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

Tomorrow is in the Making

The Dr. Welch Workshop

The makerspace is an open workshop for all students. Take hands-on learning to the next level. Explore your creativity. Bring your ideas to light. Collaborate with other students, faculty and staff, or work independently to test theories, explore ideas, and gain real-world skills to power your career. 

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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

ConCreate Design Club

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.

Student Organizations at Penn College

Student Organizations at Penn College

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

News
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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Concrete Construction Students Improve Campus

Concrete Construction Students Improve Campus

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. Wade Armstrong, Quality Control Director, Delaware Valley Concrete Company Inc
  • 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. Jason Hodlofski, Sales Manager, Hoover Hardware Do It Center
  • Mr. Philip Kresge, Sr. VP, Local Paving, National Ready Mixed Concrete Assn.