Earthwork/Base Technician


We do not have any courses available at this time.

Maximum of 20 students; minimum of 8 students.


This is a two and a half day course consisting of classroom instruction and case studies. The objective is to give technicians an understanding of what is needed to ensure quality construction of various earthwork and base courses.

Topics to be covered include:

  • - Contractor & ALDOT Responsibilities
  • - Soil Properties
  • - How to Identify Classes of Soil Materials
  • - Collecting Field Samples
  • - Soil and Aggregate Density
  • - Pass/Fail Criteria
  • - What to Do in Case of Failure
  • - Best Practices

The Radiation Safety course is a prerequisite for this course.

Fees, Refunds & Deadline

Registration fee: $450/student
Written retake: $150/student

Costs for housing, food and transportation are the responsibility of each participant. Prepayment and registration can be submitted separately, but both must be received no later than ten days prior to the start date of the course. If payment is not received by that time, the participant will be removed from the registration list. Cancellations received at least ten days prior to the course start date will result in a full refund. No refunds will be provided for course cancellations after that date; however, substitutions will be accepted.

To obtain more information on this course, please call or write:

Vinnie Hester
National Center for Asphalt Technology
277 Technology Parkway
Auburn, AL 36830, USA
Phone: (334) 844-6228
Fax: (334) 844-6248