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AAS Degree – Code #0577

Timothy Piotrowski, Program Coordinator
Email address: piotrotj@alfredstate.edu

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.

Advantages

  • The college offers testing and certification with the American Concrete Institute that students can earn their first semester. 
  • 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, http://www.abet.org.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the construction engineering technology program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

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 knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

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 – 83 percent are employed; 17 percent continued their education.

Enrollment And Graduation Data

   Enrollment (based on fall census)
2017 16
2018 22
2019 21
   Degrees Awarded
2016-2017 18
2017-2018 6
2018-2019 8

Related Programs

Entrance Requirements/Recommendations

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2
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.

Students who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program may contact the Office of Accessibility Services by email at DisabilityServices@alfredstate.edu or by phone at 607-587-4506.  Please keep in mind that some accommodations may take time to implement, so students seeking accommodations are encouraged to contact OAS as early as possible.

Construction Engineering Technology - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

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

CIVL 2154 Quality Control of Const Matl 4
XXXX xxx3 Technical Elective 3
PHYS 1024 General Physics I 4
MATH 2043 College Trigonometry 3
GLST 2133 Global Perspectives: Special Topics 3
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Third

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
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective 3
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Fourth

CIVL 4143 Contracts, Specs, & Estimating 3
CIVL 4043 Construction Management 3
CIVL xxx3 Technical Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Open Elective 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
    OR  
SPCH xxx3 Effective Speaking Equivalent 3
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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.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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