Construction Engineering Technology

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

A laptop computer is required for students entering the construction engineering technology program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

A student who completes the AAS degree can complete the bachelor’s degree in two additional years.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

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, manage project activities, and be able to technically review construction materials used on the project.

Recognize the need for and have an ability to engage in continued formal education as well as lifelong learning.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State construction engineering technology graduates may enter directly into either the construction management engineering technology BS or technology management BBA degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Construction inspector

Materials tester

Building inspector

Engineering technician

Estimator

Sales representative

Installation supervisor

Quality control technician

Code enforcement officer

Structural detailer

Superintendent of public works

Project coordinator

Construction superintendent

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 27% employed in field; 73 percent transferred to continue their education.

ENROLLMENT AND GRADUATION DATA

Enrollment - 22; 18% graduated in 2 years and 23% graduated in 3 years.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Surveying Engineering Technology

Construction Management Engineering Technology

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Construction Engineering Technology - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

CIVL

1011

Civil AutoCAD

1

CIVL

1204

Surveying I

4

CIVL

1013

Portland Cement Conc

3

CIVL

1182

Civil Tech Graphics

2

MATH

1033

College Algebra or Higher*

3

16

Second

CIVL

2154

Qual. Control of Const.

4

CIVL

2204

Surveying II

4

PHYS

1024

General Physics

4

MATH

2043

College Trigonometry or Higher*

3

LITR

2603

Introduction to Literature

3

18

Third

CIVL

3554

Comm. Bldg.

4

CIVL

4104

Structural Design

4

PHYS

2023

General Physics II

3

MATH

1063

Technical Calculus I

3

xxx3

Gen. Education Elective

3

17

Fourth

CIVL

4143

Contracts/Spec./Estimat’g.

3

CIVL

4144

Construction Mgt.

4

CIVL

7104

Land Development

4

CIVL

6113

Environmental Engr Tech.

3

xxx3

Gen. Education Elective

3

17

* 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.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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