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Construction Engineering Technology
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.
The college sponsors an intern program with the NYS Asphalt Pavement Association and The National Asphalt Pavement Association which enables qualified students to work within this segment of the industry during the summer after the first year.
A laptop computer is required for students entering the construction engineering technology program. See laptop specifications.
A student who completes the AAS degree can complete the bachelor's degree in two additional years.
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, mange project activities, and be able to technically review construction materials used on the project;
- Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in, continued formal education as well as lifelong learning.
- An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
- An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
- An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
- An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
- An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
- an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity;
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry
This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission, Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology, Inc. (ETAC/ABET), 111 Market Place - Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; (410) 347-7700. http://www.abet.org.
- Provides hands-on training for careers in construction estimating, supervision, and quality control
- State-of-the-art computers and construction materials testing facilities
Graduates may choose to enter the bachelor of science program in construction management engineering technology at Alfred State College.
- Construction Inspector
- Materials Tester
- Building Inspector
- Engineering Technician
- Sales Representative
- Installation Supervisor
- Quality Control Technician
- Code Enforcement Officer
- Structural Detailer
- Superintendent of Public Works
- Project Coordinator
- Construction Superintendent
Alfred State construction engineering technology graduates may enter directly into either the construction management engineering technology BS or technology management BBA degree program.
A typical class day will consist of approximately three hours of lecture and two to three hours of laboratory for the first semester. Average class size is approximately 30 students with laboratory sections averaging 15. Every student has an academic adviser to assist in scheduling and giving academic assistance.
|CIVL||1013||Portland Cement Conc||3|
|CIVL||1182||Civil Tech Graphics||2|
|MATH||1033||College Algebra or higher*||3|
|CIVL||2154||Qual Control of Const||4|
|MATH||2043||College Trigonometry or higher*||3|
|LITR||2603||Introduction to Literature||3|
|PHYS||2023||General Physics II||3|
|MATH||1063||Technical Calculus I||3|
|xxx3||Gen Education Elective||3|
|CIVL||6113||Environmental Engr Tech||3|
|xxx3||Gen Education Elective||3|
* If not required, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.
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.
Math through technical calculus I must be completed. Freshman composition and introduction to literature must be taken.
Also required: One unit of physical education.
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