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BS Degree – Code #1761

Reza Yadollahi, PhD, 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].
  • This program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,
  • Students typically gain work experience through summer employment with construction companies.

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.

Learning outcome scores (pdf)

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 (based on fall census)
2022 62
2021 69
2020 81

Degrees Awarded 

2019-2020 21
2020-2021 28
2021-2022 15


Related Programs

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

Entrance Requirements/recommendations

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2

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.

Required Equipment

A tier 2 laptop computer is required for students entering the construction management program. Laptop specifications are available at

Students & Participating Companies

Hands-On Learning

Office of Accessibility Services

Students who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to properly participate in this program may contact Melanie Ryan in the Office of Accessibility Services. This office may be contacted by email at  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 Management - BS Degree




COMP 1503 Writing Studies 3
CIVL 1021 Civl Eng Tech 1st Yr Exp 1
CIVL 1204 Surveying I 4
CIVL 1013 Portland Cement Concrete 3
CIVL 1182 Civil Tech 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
GLST 2113 Global & Diverse Perspectives 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
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective 3


CIVL 4143 Contracts, Specs, & Estimating 3
CIVL 4043 Construction Management 3
CIVL xxx3  Technical Elective-Upper 3
SPCH 1083 Public Speaking 3
SPCH xxx3 Approved GE Equivalent 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3


CIVL xxx3 Technical Elective-Upper  
ECON 1013 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
CIVL 7213 Construction Systems 3
XXXX 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
XXXX 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
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3


BUAD xxx3 Bus. Elective - Upper 3
CIVL 5213 Reinforced Concrete 3
CIVL 8123 Construction Project Admin 3
BUAD 3043 Business Law I 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed Elective - Upper 3
ECON 2023 Principles of 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 seven of the 10 General Education areas.


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