The Concrete Science Technology program prepares students with skills necessary to excel in the production and analytical evaluation of concrete and the specified applications, aggregate selection, and admixture techniques and products in the concrete industry. Emphasis is additionally placed on specialized properties of concrete, building codes, estimating, and troubleshooting of prior installations.
Concrete Science Technology (SS)
(Effective Fall 2018)
- School of Construction & Design Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- More Information about Concrete Science Technology
Graduates will benefit from a wide variety of career paths ranging from concrete quality control specialist, highway inspector, research and development technician, batch plant production manager/supervisor, ready mix plant manager, engineering technician, aggregate production and supply manager, admixture technician, concrete supply sales, decorative concrete specialist, structural engineer, and form and placement specialist. These job classifications differ from those having skill sets in flatwork and finishing and require a stronger knowledge of composition and application.
Recommended High School Subjects
Two years of Algebra, one year of science, preferable Chemistry.
Success in college-level coursework requires minimum levels of proficiency in math, reading, and English. Therefore, all new students must meet placement requirements to demonstrate their skills in these three areas.
Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).
This major is subject to the transfer standards established in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits/htm). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- practice safe work habits in a professional and responsible manner.
- interpret concrete drawings, identify key symbols specific to concrete and estimate quantities per plan.
- establish parameters and set elevations for concrete formwork according to required specifications.
- identify building codes specific to both commercial and residential concrete including American Concrete Institute (ACI) testing for air, temperature and slump.
- perform standard evaluations and provide recommendations for concrete strengths, reinforcement and thickness per specific application.
- design concrete mixes based on application and purpose.
- successfully obtain professional industry certifications.
- analyze applications and procedures for repair or replacement of defective concrete work.
- perform accurate analysis on aggregates used in concrete for specific gravity, moisture and cleanliness.
- identify significant historical events and their effect on the concrete industry.
Students enrolled in the Concrete Science major must maintain a grade of "C" or better in each major course.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|BCT103||Construction Hand and Power Tools||1|
|BCT104||Construction Safety and Equipment||1|
|BCT110||Site Preparation and Layout||2|
|CST100||Introduction to Concrete Science Technology||1|
|CST110||Concrete Tools and Materials||2|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|MTH124||Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|CST120||Properties and Testing of Concrete||4|
|CST140||Concrete Codes and Standards||3|
|CST160||Concrete Materials and Repair Products||2|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|CST201||Concrete Industry Internship||3|
|CST210||Concrete Construction Estimating||3|
|CHM100||Fundamentals of Chemistry||4|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3|
|CST206||Concrete Production Problems and Conflict Resolution||4|
|CST208||Forming, Shoring and Reinforcing||3|
|BCT307||Managing Construction Safety||3|
|SSE||Social Science Elective||3|
|FOR||Foreign Language Elective||3|
|AAE||Applied Arts Elective||3|
|IFE||International Field Experience Elective||3|
|MGT115||Principles of Management||3|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1|
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