Geotechnical Lab Technician Credential

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The Geotechnical Lab Technician Credential provides students with an understanding of soil properties as those relate to engineering of foundations, strength of materials with emphasis on concrete and other construction materials, and technical writing.


The Geotechnical Lab Technician Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires completion of three courses.
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CONT 209 Soil Mechanics (3 credits)
CONT 216 Materials Testing (2 credits)
ENGL 103 Report Writing (3 credits)


There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. The College has received a generous grant through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund to provide funding for Tompkins County residents to earn microcredentials. Our partners at Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center have grant opportunities available to financially assist residents in earning a microcredential. Several businesses in our community sponsor their employees. Financial aid is available to students that pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. These three courses can be applied towards the Applied Science and Technology A.A.S. degree.