Concrete Science Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Student working in lab

About the program

From buildings to bridges, concrete is everywhere. Concrete science experts are in demand. In this program, you’ll analyze the properties of concrete. Explore admixture techniques. And learn which type is best suited for the job at hand. The only one of its kind on the East Coast, this industry-driven major pulls together science, technology, and construction to deliver the specialized skillset that employers need most.

Next steps...

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

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Only Program of its Kind on the East Coast

High-Paying Careers

Earn Industry-Valued Credentials

Careers

  • Batch plant production manager
  • Concrete quality control specialist
  • Aggregate production and supply manager
  • Admixture technician
  • Project manager
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.

  • Construction Hand and Power Tools (BCT103)
  • Construction Safety and Equipment (BCT104)
  • Site Preparation and Layout (BCT110)
  • Concrete Construction (BCT238)
  • Introduction to Concrete Science Technology (CST100)
  • Concrete Tools and Materials (CST110)
  • Properties and Testing of Concrete (CST120)
  • Concrete Codes and Standards (CST140)
  • Concrete Materials and Repair Products (CST160)
  • Masonry Principles (BCT234)
  • Concrete Industry Internship (CST202)
  • Structural Concrete (CST205)
  • Decorative Concrete (CST204)
  • Concrete Construction Estimating (CST210)
  • Managing Construction Safety (BCT307)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Concrete Production Problems and Conflict Resolution (CST207)
  • Forming, Shoring and 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.

  • Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP) or
  • Core Social Science Perspective (SSP) or
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP) or
  • Core Applied Arts Perspective (AAP) or
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Physics Survey (PHS103) or
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHM100) or
  • Physics with Technological Applications (PHS114)

​​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.

  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH123) or
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH181)
  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201) or
  • English Composition II (ENL121)
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Concrete Science

The only one of its kind on the U.S. East Coast, this hands-on program dives into science and math. Explores diverse admixtures and their applications. Invites creativity with decorative designs. And prepares graduates with the specialized skillset not just to thrive in the industry, but to lead it.

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:

  • ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1
  • ACI Concrete Finishing Technician
  • ICF Installation Certificate-Nudura Corp.
  • Pervious Concrete Installation Certificate
  • I.C.R.I. Tier 1 and Tier 2 Repair Certificate
  • Silica Competent Person Training
  • Osha 30-Hour Card
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.

Oct 8

Open House

Friday, October 88:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Oct 23

Open House

Saturday, October 238:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Nov 6

Open House

Saturday, November 68:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Nov 19

Open House

Friday, November 198:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

More tour dates are on the way.

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Contact

Admissions Office

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

Upcoming Events

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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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Internship

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.

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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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09.07.2021

Entranceway repairs open door to honoring a community pillar

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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.

Gain global experience
Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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More Information

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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.

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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. Jason Hodlofski, Sales Manager, Hoover Hardware Do It Center
  • Mr. Philip Kresge, Sr. VP, Local Paving, National Ready Mixed Concrete Assn.