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Building Trades: Building Construction

male student standing in front of some lumber, wearing a white hard helmet
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students standing in front of a van
wood frame for a building
students wearing red suit coats at SkillsUSA competition
students in a lab
two students wearing hard hats looking at a drawing
semi-truck and wood frame for a building
students standing in a classroom
student and a saw
student on a ladder
student on a ladder
students in a lab
"My confidence came from the hands-on training I went through."
John Asquith, '14
Program Advantages: 

Student involvement in project-based learning includes participating in real world construction projects, Semester in the South (New Orleans, LA), Solar Decathlon (China and Irvine, CA), and local community projects.

Professional Outlook: 

Starting salaries range from $20,000 – $39,000* depending on the geographic area and the type of construction. With the career fairs hosted by the college and the employment opportunities available, many students have multiple employment offers.

*Based on the Alfred State 2015 Employment Report
R. Jack Jones, Building Trades Department Chairman
Pioneer Quotes: 

"The building trades program at Alfred State provided me with knowledge and skills that are demanded by today's fast-paced construction industry. Alfred State's outside-the-box teaching methods and real-world, hands-on approach allowed me to enter the workforce as a project manager with confidence." -Jake Grisewood, '13

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Building Trades Department

"Since graduating, I have had the confidence to do work that I had otherwise no experience doing. My confidence came from the hands-on training I went through. This is just one of the various ways that Alfred State has helped my career." -John Asquith, '14