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Construction Supervision

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BTech Degree – Code #635 

Erin Vitale, Department Chair and Program Coordinator
Email address: vitaleem@alfredstate.edu

The Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in construction supervision is a completion degree that will add valuable construction business skills to a technical background. Students with carpentry, heavy equipment, electrical, mechanical, and architecture skills, to name a few, will be able to see how their skills are utilized to build the environment in which they live. The BTech in construction supervision will give graduates a working knowledge of construction estimating, scheduling, and contract law. These skills along with their technical competency will make graduates a prized asset to companies that are involved in the construction industry. The program includes a full-semester internship.

The program is set up as a completion degree, meaning students entering must have an associate degree or 60 credits in a related curriculum. A true 2+2 can be achieved with 21 credits of liberal arts and sciences, including five silos of SUNY General Education completed before entering the program.

Advantages

  • Students take their distinct technical background and apply it in the construction industry through project-based learning.
  • With a cohort of students from many different fields of prior study, students will gain an interdisciplinary appreciation of the construction industry.
  • Students will gain a strong background in construction contractual requirements.
  • Students will expand their understanding of construction job site cost control. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
  • Apply construction management skills as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  • Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  • Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  • Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  • Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.

Occupational Opportunities

  • Assistant superintendent
  • Equipment and material sales
  • Project manager for specialty trade contractors
  • Superintendent

Employment Statistics

New program -- no data available

Articulation

Alfred State accepts students from other two-year institutions as juniors into the construction supervision BTech program with appropriate course work and grade point average.

Graduation Requirements

2.0 cumulative GPA and 2.0 in major courses (CIVL)

Related Programs

  • Architectural Technology
  • Building Trades: Building Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Operations
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology  

 

Entrance Requirements/Recommendations 

  • Students must either possess an associate degree in a related curriculum or have amassed at least 60 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, including courses that fulfill five different general education fields. 
  • Recommended minimum of five SUNY General Education categories covered (BC and MA included).
  • Recommended minimum of 21 credits in liberal arts and sciences.
  • A laptop computer will be required of all students. See laptop specifications at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.
  • Students entering from an AOS degree will need to work out a general education completion plan with the department chair or curriculum coordinator.

 

Construction Supervision – BTech

TYPICAL FIVE- THROUGH EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

Fifth

SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
ECON 1013 Macroeconomics 3
TMGT 7153 Principles of Management 3
BUAD xxx3 Business Elective  
  OR    
CIVL 3553 Comm Bldg Const Methods & Prac 3
CIVL 7503 Construction Busness and Law 3
      15

Sixth

ACCT 5043 Accounting Perspectives 3
BUAD 3043 Business Law I 3
XXXX xxxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3
BUAD xxx3 Business Elective (Upper) 3
CIVL 7523 Construction Scheduling 3
      15

Seventh

CIVL 6212 Construction Safety 2
CIVL 8123 Construction Project Admin 3
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
CIVIL 6154 Supervisory Estimating 4
BUAD xxx3 Business Elective (Upper) 3
CIVL xxx3 Technical or Business Elective 3
      18

Eighth

CIVL 8512 Internship 12
BUAD xxx3 Business Elective (Upper) 3
       15

Be advised that a prior felony conviction may impede a student's ability to participate in an internship.