Civil Engineering Technology

Conroy Parchment, class of '05

Conroy Parchment graduated from Alfred State in 2001 with an AOS degree in Building Trades: Building Construction and in 2005 with a BT degree in Construction Management Technology. Today he is a project manager for Rodgers Builders, one of the largest health care construction companies in the nation.

"Don't be afraid to grow. Look for opportunity where you are."

Alfred State totally changed me. I came from one of the worst areas of Brooklyn; I was the oldest of four children of a single mom, and I was very shy.

I attended Alfred State for my associate's degree in construction. Professors invested heavily in me. They stretched my vision. After my first two years, I went for my bachelor's degree, which took another four years. It was a hard decision, but one of the best I ever made.

I joined the Student Senate. That organization taught me how to speak, work with people, delegate, and become a leader. I eventually became Student Senate president and president of the student activities club.

In the real world, you have to excel at making relationships. You need strong people skills to succeed on the job. The professors at Alfred State will tell you straight, "I think you'll do this excellently." Now that I'm out in the real world, I see how valuable it was for my professors to befriend me and teach me so much of what I'd need on the job.

That's why I'm so willing to give back to Alfred State. My adviser is responsible for helping me get the job that I have right now. We still e-mail each other. No one succeeds in a vacuum. Helping everyone around you succeed actually helps you succeed. If a mom or a teacher or a school helps you get to where you want to go, be sure you go back and give your thanks and your help. Alfred is the reason I am who I am today.

My advice for students today?

Take the time to know what you want out of life and out of your school years. Your college experience should help mold you and launch your career like my Alfred State experience did. Take the time to look deeply at your choices. Spend the night there; spend a weekend. Find out about the organizations and the opportunities to develop your leadership skills. Nothing will hold you back [in your career] more than poor leadership.

I had a lot of challenges growing up. But I knew what I wanted out of life and I kept working to overcome the obstacles. I'm glad I stuck it out and didn't give up. I hope that one day my story will inspire somebody else to be the best they can be.

Conroy Parchment graduated from Alfred State in 2001 with an AOS degree in Building Trades: Building Construction and in 2005 with a BT degree in Construction Management Technology. Today he is a project manager for Rodgers Builders, one of the largest health care construction companies in the nation.

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Alumni & Friends: 

Doug Acomb '78 & Andy Smilinich '00

Doug Acomb & Andy SmilinichA new era of Alfred State College athletics is on the verge of a beginning with the opening of the college's brand new on-campus athletic complex. The construction of the project was spearheaded by two Pioneer alums, Doug Acomb and Andy Smilinich of Babcock Enterprises Ltd.

A new era of Alfred State College athletics is on the verge of a beginning with the opening of the college's brand new on-campus athletic complex. The construction of the project was spearheaded by two Pioneer alums, Doug Acomb and Andy Smilinich of Babcock Enterprises Ltd.

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Matthew, class of '06/'07

“There’s no substitute for real field experience.”

Matthew majored in Surveying Engineering Technology. He was hired right out of college by the engineering firm, Erdman Anthony, in Rochester. He credits professors and summer internships with equipping him for the real world.

"My classes stressed what employers will expect on the job from faculty that had worked in the real world. Books don't teach you about building crew morale and dealing with politics at client meetings."

Watch the video spot featuring Matthew, a Surveying Engineering Technology major.

Academic Department: 

Construction Management Engineering Technology (BS)

Application Code: 
1603
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The program has a series of technical courses designed to familiarize the graduate with all aspects of construction management; a series of related courses in math, science, and several business courses which give the graduate a broad-based education that will provide the skills needed in a leadership role in today's construction business.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Physics

Construction Engineering Technology (AAS)

Application Code: 
0577
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The technical education in this program is a well-designed balance of theoretical and laboratory studies, providing the graduate with a broad knowledge of civil engineering technology and the construction fields. This training provides the background which enables a person to progress to advanced technical and supervisory positions in the industry, and reflects the changes occurring in the construction industry due to expanding computer technology and use of electronically controlled equipment.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry
Recommended: Physics

Surveying Engineering Technology (AAS)

Application Code: 
1039
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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Description: 

360 Virtual TourIndividuals benefit from having a land surveyor determine the boundaries of their property. Governmental agencies, private industries, and individuals all benefit from the surveying and mapping of our natural resources. Surveyors help in the planning of our transportation systems, our recreational facilities, new cities, and land subdivisions.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry
Recommended: Physics

Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology (BS)

Application Code: 
1046
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourIndividuals benefit from having a land surveyor determine the boundaries of their property. Governmental agencies, private industries, and individuals all benefit from the surveying and mapping of our natural resources. Surveyors help in the planning of our transportation systems, recreational facilities, new cities, and land subdivisions.

The modern surveyor has learned to increase his/her productivity and measurement accuracy by using modern surveying equipment such as the electronic total stations to measure angles and distances. Computational tasks and mapping are enhanced by the use of the computer.

Particularly exciting about the future of the surveying profession are the emerging technologies of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Land Information Systems (LIS).

The course of study at Alfred State provides a thorough understanding of the basic sciences of mathematics and physics as well as such applied subjects as graphics and computer aided drafting and design. The knowledge obtained from these basic courses is applied to a well-rounded study of modern surveying theory and practice.

The student constantly applies theoretical knowledge in meaningful and comprehensive laboratory sessions. Therefore, upon graduation the student is educated in a two-fold sense, both theoretically and practically.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Physics

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