Alfred State construction management program focuses on both commercial building and heavy civil construction. Using real plans and specifications for real construction projects in NY, students complete the same tasks they will their first years of their career in our labs. Our students routinely place at the Region 1 Construction Management Competition put on by the Associated Schools of Construction.
The BS degree is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
ACCE Outcomes Assessment (pdf)
Our graduates go on to jobs with the title of project engineer, quality control engineer, assistant superintendent, assistant project manager, and material sales. Starting salaries range from $30,000 to $65,000. The need for construction managers is expected to grow by 5% over the next eight years.
"The feedback I would like to share is that I continue to be impressed with the caliber of graduates we have had come down to work us. They have been doing a remarkable job managing million dollar subcontractor packages and lead the pack in their peer group in terms of performance. Keep up the good work on your side and keep encouraging the strong ones to join the Balfour Beatty family." -Tim Boerschlein, '08, project manger at Balfour Beatty
"Plug and play says it all; the grads we have hired out of this program have the skills, knowledge, and aptitude to quickly fill and excel in key roles of our operation." -Bill Snyder - senior district manager, National Fuel
"I'm absolutely loving the work I am getting to do. Who thought I'd be able to use a CM degree managing and estimating the construction of theme parks in other countries!" -Melissa Vandermark, '12, estimator, ADK Studios.
"This project is truly a modern marvel because it’s the first time something like this has been done, raising a bridge roadway and keeping the bridge open to traffic. It’s a great first project because it covers everything we learned in CM; precast concrete, planning, scheduling, steel, etc." -Zauch Mauch, ’14, civil/steel inspector, Greenman-Penderson Inc.
“Alfred grads have always been a great investment for C.P. Ward, Inc.” - Dick Ash, '60, CEO, CP Ward, Inc.
"Alfred State construction management graduates are well prepared with the technical knowledge, leadership and hands on experience that allows them to quickly integrate into our project teams." - Fred Thompson, '00, vice president, LeChase Construction, Inc.