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HCCC is proud to announce the Construction Management program has received an Advanced Technology Education grant award of $300,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
This course prepares students for the National Institute of Certified Engineers and Technicians (NICET) Level I & II Certifications, a nationally recognized and industry-wide accepted program in the field of Soil Testing. The NICET Certifications are most required by local and state jurisdictions, and by federal agencies. The National Institute of Certified Engineers and Technicians has recognized our institution as an official training provider for NICET Certifications.
The purpose of soil testing for construction is to determine the suitability of the soil for the type of construction to be done. NICET Certification levels outline a career path for advancement from entry to senior level. Level I is for technicians who perform routine inspection and testing tasks under general daily supervision. Level II is for technicians who need to work more independently. These certifications enable the technicians to determine sampling frequencies and procedures, collect samples, conduct a variety of soil tests, observe soil construction operations, follow safe work practices, apply job hazard analyses, perform equipment calibration, and report test results and observations to engineers.
Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
NICET Level 1 & 2 Certifications (Preparatory Course)
No Prerequisites Required
Total Hours: 32
8 Days, 4 hours a day
Saturdays and Sundays
May 4 - 26, 2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
For more information and registration, please email Chastity Farrell at cfarrellFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.
NICET Certification Information
NICET Certification is one of the most prestigious and extensive vocational tests conducted across the United States of America for professionals in the Construction Industry. Certification often influences hiring, retention, promotion, and contracting decisions. It is equally beneficial for employers as it is for employees.
NICET-certified professionals undergo extensive training to identify and remedy deficiencies in the construction process quickly. NICET Level I & II certifications mean that any person certified in Construction Material Testing is guaranteed to have the qualifications necessary to fulfill industry needs. It means that the quality of work—and ultimately the quality of products and services—will be of the highest standards. The value of a NICET certification lies in what it says about the professionalism of the certification holder. The certifications also cover inspection, documentation, testing, work management, and safety.
Certification in Soil Testing helps students understand changing trends in the field of inspection, testing, safety, and environmental aspects of today's modern construction.
The National Institute of Certified Engineering Technicians (NICET) offers certifications in multiple areas at a different level of academic/experience levels related to a Civil Engineering Technology Program; The following are the major work areas where certification programs are offered:
Construction Materials Testing:
Asphalt, Concrete & Soils
Transportation Construction Inspection:
Highway Construction Inspection
NICET Certified Technicians are defined as “hands-on” members of the engineering team who work under the direction of Engineers, Scientists, and Technologists. They have knowledge of the components, operating characteristics, and limitations of engineering systems and processes particular to their area of specialization.
Training and Course Objectives:
Personal and Worksite Safety:
Plans & Specifications:
Sampling of Soil:
Soil Sample Preparation:
Field Density Testing:
Lab Testing of Soil, Field Observation of Soils:
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