Degrees and Accreditations

I. Degrees Granted by New York State Department of Education.

Authorization is granted by the Division of Higher Education of the NYS Department of Education to confer the degree of Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Science (AS), and Associate in Arts (AA). Section 5 of the Commissioner of Education’s Regulations, Paragraph 7, reads as follows:

“Courses of Study. The course of study shall cover two years of standard college work, and shall be so organized and conducted and shall be of such scope and content as to warrant acceptance with full credit upon advanced standing by degree-conferring institutions. Such terminal courses as it offers shall be distinctly of collegiate grade. All courses of study shall contain the subject matter implied by the announced objectives of the institution.”

Authorization is also granted by the Division of Higher Education to confer the degree of Bachelor of Science (BS) in engineering technology, the degree of Bachelor of Technology (BTech), and the degree of Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA).

Authorization is also granted by the Division of Higher Education to confer the degree of Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) under Section 52.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education (Chapter II of Title 8 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York).

State University criteria state that “a course of study leading to the AOS degree should be an organized post-secondary lower-division program leading to occupational competence. It should have a distinct identity, independent of established associate in applied science degree or certificate offered by an institution. The program must require a minimum of 60 semester credit hours or the equivalent of completion and may consist solely of specialized course work and related subjects.”

II. The college is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education [3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-662-5606]. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

III. The following Associate in Applied Science degree programs in engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Computer Engineering Technology

Construction Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Surveying Engineering Technology

IV. The following Bachelor of Science degree programs in engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Computer Engineering Technology

Construction Management Engineering Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology

V. The court and realtime reporting program is approved by the National Court Reporters Association. This approval indicates that this program has met the general requirements and minimum standards established by the Board on Approved Reporter Training of the National Court Reporters Association [8224 Old Courthouse Rd., Vienna, VA 22182-3808; 800-272-6272].

VI.  The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) [3343 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000].  The ACEN is responsible for the specialized accreditation of all nursing education programs and schools, post postsecondary and higher degree.

VII. The health information technology program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) [233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, 312-233-1100, www.cahiim.org/]. CAHIIM is an independent accrediting organization which enforces quality Accreditation Standards for Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIM) educational programs through accreditation. CAHIIM accredits associate and baccalaureate degree programs in health information management, and masters' degree programs in the health informatics and health information management professions. CAHIIM is recognized by the Council for Higher Education and Accreditation (CHEA) [One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036, 202-955-6126, chea@chea.org]. CHEA is a nationally recognized nongovernmental higher education organization that undertakes recognition of accrediting bodies.

VIII. The following programs in applied technology are ASE Master Certified by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) [13505 Dullies Technology Dr., Suite 2, Herndon, VA 20171-3421; 703-713-3800; www.asecert.org]:

Autobody Repair (ASE certified)

Automotive Service Technician (ASE certified)

Heavy Equipment: Truck and Diesel Technician (ASE certified)

IX. The following programs in applied technology are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) [101 Blue Seal Dr., S.E. Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175; 703-669-6650, fax 703-669-6125; http://www.natef.org]:

Autobody Repair

Automotive Service Technician

X. The automotive service technician program in applied technology is certified by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) [West Virginia University, 1100 Frederick Lane, Morgantown, WV 26508; 304-293-7882, fax 304-293-6944; http://www.naftc.wvu.edu].

XI. The heavy equipment: truck and diesel technician program is one of nine national Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) TechSmart programs. The heavy equipment: truck and diesel technician program is the only program in New York and New England that is approved by the ADS [International Headquarters, 9140 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114; 816-444-3500, fax 816-444-0330].

XII. The drafting/CAD (computer-aided drafting) program in applied technology is certified by the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) [105 East Main St., Newbern, TN 38059; 731-627-0802, fax 731-627-9321; http://www.adda.org].

XIII. The welding technology program in applied technology is certified by the American Welding Society (AWS) [8669 NW 36 St., #130, Miami, FL 33166-6672; 800-443-9353; http://www.adda.org].

XIV. The veterinary technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) [1931 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360; 800-248-2862]. The AVMA CVTEA is responsible for the specialized accreditation of all veterinary technician education programs in the United States. It has also extended its accreditation to Canadian veterinary technician education programs.

XV. The Construction Management Engineering Technology (BS) program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), 1717 North Loop Road 1604 East, Suite 320, San Antonio, TX 78232.

XVI. The B.B.A., Financial Planning program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP®).

XVII. In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Alfred State, School of Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology, Department of Architecture and Design offers the following NAAB accredited degree program: B. Arch. (157 undergraduate credits). Next accreditation visit: 2016