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AAS Degree – Code #0577

Timothy Piotrowski, Program Coordinator
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The program in construction engineering technology includes a well-designed balance of theoretical and laboratory studies, providing students with a broad knowledge of civil engineering technology and the construction fields. This field is expanding rapidly, and our technical curricula will give you a broad-based education, as well as the hands-on skills and experience needed for leadership in today’s construction business.


  • The college sponsors an intern program with the NYS Construction Materials Association, which enables qualified students to work within this segment of the industry during the summer after the first year.
  • Students develop the ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team, as well as the ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments.
  • This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

A laptop computer is required for students entering the construction engineering technology program. Laptop specifications are available at

A student who completes the AAS degree can complete the bachelor’s degree in two additional years.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  • An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to addressing professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The construction engineering technology program produces graduates who:

  • Write, read, and orally present technical reports, letters, and projects that meet the standards of the profession.
  • Understand and are able to complete various activities related to construction such as interpret construction documents, draw plans using computer-aided drafting, complete an estimate, manage project activities, and be able to technically review construction materials used on the project.
  • Recognize the need for and have an ability to engage in continued formal education as well as lifelong learning.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Alfred State construction engineering technology graduates may enter directly into either the construction management BS, the construction supervision BTech, the interdisciplinary studies BTech, or the technology management BBA degree program.

Occupational Opportunities

Building inspector Codes enforcement officer   
Construction inspector Construction superintendent
Engineering technician Estimator                            
Installation supervisor Materials tester                  
Project coordinator Quality control technician  
Sales representative Structural detailer               
Supt. of public works  

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 29 percent are employed; 71 percent continued their education.

Enrollment And Graduation Data

Enrollment - 27; Graduates - 16

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Entrance Requirements/recommendations

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry
Recommended: Physics

Technical Standards

Students in the construction engineering technology program must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must have the ability to use industry standard software and computers.
  • Students must have the ability to traverse varying types of construction sites.

Construction Engineering Technology - AAS Degree



COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
CIVL 1011 Civil AutoCAD 1
CIVL 1204 Surveying I 4
CIVL 1013 Portland Cement Concrete 3
CIVL 1182 Civil Technology Graphics 2
MATH 1033 College Algebra 3


CIVL 2154 Quality Control of Const Matl 4
  xxx3 Technical Elective 3
PHYS 1024 General Physics I 4
MATH 2043 College Trigonometry 3
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective 3


CIVL 3553 Comm Bldg Const Methods & Prac 3
CIVL 4103 Structures I 3
PHYS 2023 General Physics II 3
MATH 1063 Technical Calculus I 3
  xxx3 Gen. Education Elective 3


CIVL 4143 Contracts, Specs, & Estimating 3
CIVL 4043 Construction Management 3
CIVL xxx3 Technical Elective 3
  xxx3 Open Elective 3
  xxx3 General Education Elective 3

Entry level of student into math and composition/literature sequences is a function of student’s high school preparation and mathematics and English placement examinations.

Students receiving credit for math classes shown in the typical four-semester program may require additional LAS electives to complete degree requirements.

Students must complete two Technical Electives and two General Education Electives.

Suggested Technical Electives:

  • CIVL  2204   Surveying II
  • CIVL  6113   Environmental Technical Concepts
  • CIVL  7103   Land Development and Design
  • ARCH 4013  Municipal Codes & Regulations
  • Other technical electives by department approval.


2.0 cumulative grade point average, and department requirement of 2.0 grade point average in major courses (CIVL).