Asphalt Level I Technician


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Maximum of 12 students; minimum of 8 students.


This is a four-day classroom and laboratory course that takes place over two half-days and three full days. The emphasis is the accomplishment of the test procedures necessary to control the quality of asphalt pavements. It will include a review of the asphalt plant and how to produce quality asphalt mixtures, volumetric analysis of asphalt, a discussion of sampling of asphalt mixtures, techniques for obtaining and handling samples and random sampling, and a detailed review of Rice & bulk specific gravity, laboratory compaction of asphalt mixtures (Marshall & Superpave), determination of asphalt content by ignition and nuclear gauge, determination of gradation by extraction, and determination of fine aggregate angularity and clay content (sand equivalent).

The Radiation Safety course is a prerequisite for this course.

Fees, Refunds & Deadline

Registration fee: $550/student
Written retake: $150/student

The costs for housing, food, and transportation are the responsibility of each student. Cancellations two weeks prior to the start date of the course will result in a complete refund of registration fee. No refunds will be provided for a cancellation after that date. Pre-payment and registration is required, and must be received no later than 10 days prior to the start date of the course.

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