Physical and Life Sciences

Courtney Cardinal, class of '13

"I'm not just getting an education, I'm learning how to change the world."

Courtney majors in forensic science technology.

Watch the video spot featuring Courtney, a forensic science technology major.

Academic Department: 

Environmental Technology (AAS)

Application Code: 
570
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourThe environmental technology program prepares graduates to serve as field and laboratory technicians for a wide variety of industrial and governmental employers involved in environmental testing, remediation and monitoring.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry

Graduation Requirements: 

A minimum of 63 credit hours is required for graduation, with an overall cumulative index of 2.0 in the above listed courses. A grade of "C" or better is required in chemistry, biology and environmental courses.

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Caroline Baker, class of '07

Caroline M. BakerCaroline M. Baker, RHIT, a 2007 graduate of Alfred State College's health information technology/medical records program, has found career nirvana at Duke University Hospital (Durham, NC) where she serves as HIM manager. In this capacity, Caroline plans, develops, and manages the daily activities and workload for the coding unit comprised of 28 staff members, most who telecommute.

Caroline M. Baker, RHIT, a 2007 graduate of Alfred State College's health information technology/medical records program, has found career nirvana at Duke University Hospital (Durham, NC) where she serves as HIM manager.

Academic Department: 

Forensic Science Technology (BS)

Application Code: 
2023
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

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Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, 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

Graduation Requirements: 
  • Completion of courses listed below
  • Minimum of 124 total credit hours, a minimum of 45 which must be from upper division course work
  • Completion of either a minimum 120 hour-long internship in a working forensic laboratory setting OR a semester-long directed research/independent study project
  • Grade of "C" or higher in all chemistry, biology, and forensic science courses
  • Completion of a "mock trial" capstone experience

Health Information Technology (AAS)

Application Code: 
1969
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

online imageThis program is taught online.

Alfred State offers an online associate of applied science in health information technology (HIT) which combines a profession in health care with information technology.

Alfred State has offered traditional HIT courses on-campus since 1968 and has offered online courses since 1999.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: high school biology or equivalent
Must be able to visually read computer monitor.
Must be able to use keyboard and mouse.
Recommended: Keyboarding, MS Office Professional
Must be able to attend Professional Practice Experience (PPE) courses including 160 hours at a health care facility within reasonable driving/travel distance to student’s home.

Graduation Requirements: 

HIT students are required to earn a grade of at least a "C" or better in each BIOL and MEDR prefix courses prior to placement in the PPEs. Students must also earn a grade of at least "C" in all BIOL, MEDR, COMP 1503, and BUAD 3153 courses to graduate from the HIT program.

Should a student fail MEDR or BIOL courses a second time: They may re-take MEDR and/or BIOL courses as a continuing education student. Then, upon successful completion with a "C" or better, students can apply for readmission to the HIT program. Or, students may re-take the BIOL/MEDR equivalent courses on-campus at Alfred State or at another college after first obtaining pre-approval of the course for transfer credit and then earning a grade of "C" or better.

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Coding & Reimbursement Specialist (Cert)

Application Code: 
1671
Degree Received: 
Certificate (Cert)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

online imageThis program is taught online.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: High School Biology or equivalent
Must be able to visually read computer monitor; must be able to use keyboard and mouse.
Recommended: Keyboarding, MS Office Professional
Must be able to attend Professional Practice Experience (PPE) courses including 160 hours at a health care facility within reasonable driving/travel distance to the student's home.

Graduation Requirements: 

C&RS students are required to earn a grade of "C" or better in each BIOL and MEDR prefix course prior to placement in the PPEs. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better to graduate from the C&RS program. Additionally, students must be able to complete the on-site PPE hours at a health care facility.

Should a student fail MEDR or BIOL courses a second time: Students may re-take MEDR and/or BIOL courses as a continuing education student. Then, upon successful completion with a "C" or better, apply for readmission to the C&RS program. Or, students may retake the BIOL/MEDR equivalent courses on-campus at Alfred State or at another college, and transfer the credit back to Alfred State after having obtained pre-approval of the course for transfer credit and earning a grade of "C" or better.

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Biological Science (AAS)

Application Code: 
1554
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The biological science program prepares graduates to function in various scientific laboratories or to continue their education in a number of science or pre-professional fields. The program provides a foundation in biology, chemistry, and mathematics as well as a common core of general studies in English and social sciences. Biological science is a flexible program that can be tailored to fit the educational requirements of a variety of laboratory-related occupations.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry

Graduation Requirements: 

A minimum of 63 credit hours is required for graduation, with an overall cumulative index of 2.0. A grade of "C" or better is required in the core science courses (those which have BIOL or CHEM prefixes).

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