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BTech Degree – Code #2649

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 communication appropriate to the construction discipline.
  • Create oral presentations.
  • Create a construction project safety plan.
  • Create construction project cost estimates.
  • Create construction project schedules.
  • Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  • 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.

Occupational Opportunities

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

Employment Statistics

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

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)
  • 30 credits liberal arts and sciences
  • Seven of 10 General Education silos with math silo required

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. 
  • Other majors can be considered with construction related work experience. Students without the required college credits can come into the individual studies (AS) program as a bridge program to the construction supervision (BTech) program.
  • Recommended minimum of five SUNY General Education categories covered (BC and MA included).
  • Recommended minimum of 21 credits in liberal arts and sciences.
  • Students entering from an AOS degree will need to work out a general education completion plan with the department chair or curriculum coordinator.

Technical Standards

Students in the construction supervision 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.

Required Equipment

A tier 2 laptop computer will be required of all students. See laptop specifications at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops

Construction Supervision – BTech

TYPICAL FIVE- THROUGH EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM

Fifth

ECON 1013 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    OR  
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics 3
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
TMGT 7153 Principles of Management 3
CIVL 3053 Construction Methods & Practic 3
    OR  
CIVL 3553 Comm Bldg Const Methods & Prac 3
CIVL  7503 Construction Supervision 3
      15

Sixth

CIVL 6154 Supervisory Estimating 4
CIVL 6212 Construction Safety 2
ACCT 5043 Accounting Perspectives 3
XXXX  xxx3 Business Electives - Upper 3
XXXX xxx3 Tech./Business Elective 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
    OR  
SPCH xxx3 Effective Speaking or Equiv. 3
      18

Seventh

XXXX xxx3 Gen. Ed./LAS Elective  3
    OR  
GLST 2113 Global Perspectives:Spcl Topic 3
CIVL 7523 Construction Scheduling 3
BUAD 3043 Business Law I 3
XXXX xxx3 Business Elective - Upper 3
CIVL 8023 Construction Jobsite Admin. 3
      15

Eighth

CIVL 8512 Construction Mgmt Internship 12
XXXX xxx3 Business Elective - Upper 3
       15

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