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Building Trades Department News

Students pitch in to help Lions Camp Badger Wed, May 9th, 2018

student operating a bulldozer in front of a cabinFor an entire weekend at the camp, led by Building Trades Assistant Professor Mark Payne, Culinary Arts Instructor Brian Decker, and Building Trades Lecturer Jason Linn, the team of seven ASC students installed a 200-foot French drain, repaired drainage ditches to minimize water damage, completed spring cleanup, and installed a fence to restrict campers to a certain area.


Alfred State breaks ground on House 56 Tue, May 1st, 2018

several students standing in front of heavy equipmentOnce completed, the 2,010-square-foot open concept house will feature three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large master suite, a two-car garage, a full basement, and a wrap-around porch. The house will be located at 3889 Foundation Drive. 


ASC celebrates Workforce Development Center Tue, Apr 17th, 2018

several people standing behind a ribbon with large pair of scissorsThis fall, the structure will be home to freshman and senior building construction trades shops, as well as open lab space, state-of-the-art classrooms, and faculty offices. This center was made possible through donations, grants, and the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., which owns the Wellsville campus.  


Ribbon-cutting for Workforce Development Center to be held Friday, April 13 Wed, Apr 4th, 2018

To RSVP for the ribbon-cutting, please contact Pam Brandes by Friday, April 6 at 607-587-3101 or at BrandePJ@alfredstate.edu.


ASC partnership with Monroe Tractor going strong Tue, Mar 6th, 2018

student operating a piece of heavy equipment to move large stonesAs a result of valued partnerships with a number of companies and organizations, Alfred State College (ASC) is able to provide unique hands-on learning experiences and real-world equipment that can help turn students into job-ready workers once they graduate. 


Masonry students building outdoor kitchen area on Wellsville campus Mon, Jan 29th, 2018

student standing outside next to brick ovensMasonry students have been hard at work cooking up something special for the School of Applied Technology, particularly the Culinary Arts Department.


Construction on House 55 underway Mon, Nov 20th, 2017

students working on House 55 The project involves the efforts of students in numerous programs, including building trades: building construction; masonry; heavy equipment operations; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; and electrical construction and maintenance electrician.


Giving back to local veterans Tue, Oct 17th, 2017

students driving bulldozers (2) and lots of dirtStudents have been clearing land and excavating a pond for the Allegany County Vietnam Veterans Organization in Alma. According to Building Trades Department Chair Jack Jones, the three-week project has allowed students to serve local military veterans, while fulfilling their operating time requirements on the bulldozer and excavator for their curriculum.


Students apply skills to restoring cabins at Allegany State Park Tue, Oct 3rd, 2017

student wearing hard hat digging a hole underneath the houseFor two weeks, 14 students worked on upgrading the cabins, which included foundation stabilization, structural repair, reroofing, siding repair, and painting. Altogether, nine cabins were included in the renovation project, which was a joint collaboration among Alfred State; HistoriCorps; and the New York State (NYS) Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.


Mike Rowe shows pride in one pioneer’s path Tue, Aug 29th, 2017

Aaron Aumick left at Alfred State commencement and on the right Mike Rowe holding the S.W.E.A.T. PledgeAaron Aumick signed Mike Rowe’s S.W.E.A.T. Pledge and gained a scholarship to complete his Alfred State education to become a carpenter like his father.


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