Blasting/Blaster Major

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in using a variety of explosive materials to aid in the construction process.

Includes instruction in safety procedures for storing, handling, placement, charge power determination, drilling, pounding, building demolition, preparing rocky surfaces for building foundations and demolition of explosives.

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Search for schools that offer studies in Blasting/Blaster (use the College Search feature and enter "blasting” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Construction Trades? Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in the Construction Trades page.

What can you do with a major/degree in Blasting/Blaster Studies?

If you wish to work in management of construction demolition or site preparation, you'll likely need to complete a relevant 4-year, bachelor's program in a field like engineering or construction.  For a skills-based position in this field, completion of an associate program will likely serve to jumpstart a career in the construction trades industry.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Blasting/Blaster Studies

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 Publications/Magazines Blasting/Blaster Studies