Building Trades: Building Construction

AOS Degree – Code #0420

George Richardson, Program Coordinator

Email address: richargh@alfredstate.edu

The building construction program provides instruction in the basic skills required of the carpenter and the mason in the construction of residential or other light-frame and masonry buildings. Extensive experience is gained in building layout, foundations, framing, sheathing, exterior and interior trim, block work, brick, and concrete construction.

Coupled with this experience, the program provides the necessary theory connected with carpentry and masonry operations as well as blueprint reading, cost and materials estimating, surveying for building layout and control, and safety on the job.

A large part of the program is actual on-the-job training under the supervision of qualified instructors. Frequently, concrete and lumber companies instruct students in the uses of their products.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State building trades: building construction graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 89 percent are employed; 11 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Air Conditioning and Heating Technology

Architectural Engineering Technology

Construction Engineering Technology

Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician

Masonry

Surveying Engineering Technology

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended: Algebra

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Applicants in the building trades: building construction program must be able to meet the following physical requirements: