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BS Degree – Code #1761

Erin Vitale, Department Chair and Program Coordinator
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Do you dream of a leadership role in the construction industry? Then this program is for you. Our expert faculty have designed a series of courses that will familiarize you with all aspects of construction management. Technical course work is combined with specific construction management courses as well as several business courses, giving you a broad-based education.


  • Alfred State students compete annually in the Associated Schools of Construction Northeast Region student competition.
  • Students can compete for scholarships given by the Associated General Contractors of New York.
  • ACCE logoSeniors in the BS program are required to take the Associate Constructor Level I exam prior to graduation.
  • This program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), [1717 North Loop Road 1604 East, Suite 320, San Antonio, TX 78232].
  • Students typically gain work experience through summer employment with construction companies.

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

Program Student Learning Outcomes (ACCE Accreditation)

  • Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  • Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  • Create a construction project safety plan.
  • Create construction project cost estimates.
  • Create construction project schedules.
  • Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  • Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  • Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  • Apply construction management skills as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  • Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  • Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibility of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  • Understand construction risk management.
  • Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  • Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  • Understand construction project control processes.
  • Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  • Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  • Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  • Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and piping systems.

Program Educational Objectives

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

  • Understand technical components and techniques of construction.
  • Write, read, and orally present information standard to the construction industry.
  • Understand methods and tools to manage both a construction project and construction company.
  • Understand safety and risk management.
  • Understand industry ethics and statutory requirements.

Occupational Opportunities

  • Project manager
  • Project engineer
  • Estimator
  • Project scheduler
  • Planner
  • Construction supervisor
  • Plant manager
  • Construction equipment sales
  • Materials sales
  • Facilities management

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent  – 100 percent are employed.

Enrollment And Graduation Data

Enrollment - 108; Graduates - 33

Related Programs

Architectural Technology
Building Trades: Building Construction
Construction Engineering Technology
Construction Supervision

Entrance Requirements/recommendations

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined reading/writing and math SAT score of 1080 or a composite ACT score of 21. 

Recommended: Physics

Technical Standards

Students in the construction management 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.

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Construction Management - BS 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
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 Ed Elective 3


CIVL 4143 Contracts, Specs, & Estimating 3
CIVL 4043 Construction Management 3
CIVL xxx3 Tech Elective - Upper 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
  xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3



CIVL xxx3 Tech Elective 3
ECON 1013 Macroeconomics 3
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
CIVL 7213 Construction Systems 3
  xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3


CHEM 5013 Applied Chemical Principles 3
CIVL 6214 Advanced Estimating 4
CIVL 6212 Construction Safety 2
ACCT 5043 Accounting Perspectives 3
  xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3
CIVL 6123 Mechanical Systems 3


MATH 1123 Statistics I 3
CIVL 7223 Construction Project Planning 3
MATH 7113 Economic Analy for Engr Tech 3
TMGT 7153 Principles of Management 3
  xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3


BUAD xxx3 Bus. Elective - Upper 3
CIVL 5213 Foundations and Concrete 3
CIVL 8123 Construction Project Admin 3
BUAD 3043 Business Law I 3
  xxx3 Gen Ed Elective - Upper 3
ECON 2023 Microeconomics 3

General Notes:

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

Must meet 7 of the 10 General Education areas.



Suggested Technical Electives:

  • CIVL 6113    Environmental Tech Concepts
  • CIVL 7103    Land Development and Design
  • Other tech electives by department approval


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