Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher Major

A program that prepares individuals to prepare, construct, and finish buildings, components, and related structures using compound masonry mixtures of stone, gravel, sand, cement, and water.

Includes instruction in site preparation, applied mathematics, mixing formulas and applications, job estimation, concrete design, finishing techniques, mold preparation, reinforcement installation, site safety, and equipment operation and maintenance.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher Major?

Individuals starting work as a Concrete Finisher usually have no formal educational credential but do have one-to-twelve months of on-the-job training.

Concrete Finishers generally begin their careers as helpers and advance to full journey level after several years of experience. From there, they may move up to supervisory and project management positions.  Experienced Concrete Finishers may choose to become independent contractors. There are certificate and associate degree programs that may improve work options in the construction trades.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher 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.

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