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Digital Media and Animation (BS)

Application Code: 
2018
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourThe emerging field of computer imaging and animation is impacting virtually every industry and profession. The digital media and animation program provides students with a broad range of technical, creative, and problem-solving skills to facilitate their employment in new media and animation. At the core of the program is an eight-semester sequence of studio courses that enhances individual artistic creativity and provides instruction in the traditional arts and industry standard computer graphics software. View students' work.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Drafting/CAD - Technical Illustration (AOS)

Application Code: 
0418
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourStudents enrolled in the technical illustration curriculum will enhance their drafting/CAD skills for various graphic publications.

Assignments apply 2D or 3D computer methods to create print-ready publications utilizing isometric exploded illustrations for instructions, Web sites, and pictorial graphic presentations.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average. Students are also required to have earned grades of "C" or better in technical calculations I & II.

(Articulation is available in this area.)

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Drafting/CAD - Model Building & Process Piping Drawing (AOS)

Application Code: 
0419
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourProcess piping is a specialized area of drafting which uses a language of its own to transmit necessary information for the construction of a project. To achieve this, each student gains the necessary understanding of piping processes for industries such as petroleum distillation, air separation, paper pulping, and chemical processes.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: Algebra

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average. Students are also required to have earned grades of "C" or better in technical calculations I & II. (Articulation is available in this area.)

A "C" or better for DCAD 4003 senior project is required.

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Information Technology - Network Administration (BTech)

Application Code: 
1505
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The Bachelor of Technology degree in information technology: network administration at Alfred State is designed to prepare graduates to enter the work force as IT professionals with a special emphasis in networking. A five-course sequence in networking includes network operating systems, directory access protocols, system administration, advanced routing and switching, network security and network design, computer hardware, interoperability, and design. The department has a Cisco-certified academy and the college has a Pearson Vue testing center. After completing their coursework, students will have a strong foundation to obtain professional certification in the following areas: Cisco Certified Network Association (CCNA), CCNA Security, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, CompTIA A+, and Network+. Core courses provide students with a foundation in other areas including Web server administration, programming database application, and microcomputer systems. Additional upper-level courses are provided in oral and written communication, management, and business. A full semester internship is included.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Graduation Requirements: 
  • 125 credit hours inclusive of physical education courses
  • 39 credit hours in major field required courses
  • 24 credit hours in professional courses
  • 30 credit hours in liberal arts/general education courses
  • 18 credit hours in core concentration
  • a 2.5 grade point average in the major is needed for the required internship
  • other requirements as stated in College academic regulations
  • 8 general education areas are required with 3 of 5 (art, language, other world civilizations, American history or western civilization)

Interior Design (AAS)

Application Code: 
0656
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourThis program is designed to provide graduates with basic knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in the interior design discipline. The program consists of a core graphics sequence with additional courses in appropriate technical areas. Computer applications are integrated throughout the four semesters with a strong component in 2D and 3D computer graphics.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0 which is equivalent to a "C" average.

Digital Media and Animation (AAS)

Application Code: 
1212
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourThe emerging field of computer imaging and animation is impacting virtually every industry and profession. The digital media and animation program provides students with a broad range of technical, creative, and problem-solving skills to facilitate their employment in new media and animation.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

CAD/CAM Technology (AAS)

Application Code: 
1337
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Description: 

The CAD/CAM technology program (computer-aided design/drafting - computer-aided manufacturing) prepares the graduate for a number of opportunities in the engineering and manufacturing-related fields. This program develops skills in the areas of design/drafting (2D CAD and 3D solid modeling) and automation/robotics. Graduates will become proficient with industry-standard software including AutoCAD, Solidworks, and Siemens Nx. Each student will also be exposed to hardware such as coordinate measuring machines (CMM), computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, and industry grade robotics.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Physics

Graduation Requirements: 
  • 64 minimum credits
  • 20 credits of liberal arts and sciences
  • 2.0 grade point average in major courses (in bold text below)
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Approval of department faculty
  • 5 of 10 General Education areas

Architectural Technology (BS)

Application Code: 
1452
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourThis program is designed to provide graduates with a comprehensive architectural education combining a philosophic perspective of building design with an applied technical knowledge of construction systems and materials, acquired in a technically oriented studio structure. A variety of graphic tools and techniques are explored in the studio sequence, including freehand drawings, physical models, 2D and 3D building information modeling, and animation applications. Students are exposed to - and use throughout the program - a wide range of software programs (such as Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, and Revit), graphics communication techniques, and problem-solving skills.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Recommended: Pre-calculus, Physics

Graduation Requirements: 

Successfully complete all courses in the prescribed eight-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average.

As part of the graduation requirements for Bachelor of Science in architectural technology, students must complete a portfolio according to the following guidelines:

  • The portfolio must contain a minimum of six (6) examples of creative academic work. These examples should demonstrate achievements as a designer. A minimum of two (2) examples must be from studio class projects in the last two years of the program. A maximum of two (2) examples may be of non-graphic work (example - written work).
  • Each example will be accompanied by a short description of the project and solution, and include the name of the class the project was produced for. If the item is part of a group effort, the specific role of the student should be included.
  • Completed portfolios must be submitted digitally in Patable Document Format (PDF) on a CD or as directed by the department chair.
  • Portfolios will be evaluated to determine whether they should be graded as "High Pass," "Pass," or "Fail." This assessment will appear on the student's permanent Alfred State transcript.
  • The completed portfolio must be submitted to the Department of Architecture and Design Office by April 1. This is an absolute deadline. Evaluation will be done on a yearly basis by faculty reviewers. All decisions are final.

Evaluation Criteria

Work in student portfolios should demonstrate:

  • Understanding of the philosophy of building design and problem solving skills, through original and thorough design thinking;
  • Ability to legibly communicate design ideas in graphic and written form;
  • A working knowledge of a variety of construction systems and materials and how they affect building design;
  • Competence in the use of graphic tools and techniques including freehand drawing, computer-aided drafting, physical models, and computer imaging.

Architectural Technology (AAS)

Application Code: 
0443
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourThe AAS in architectural technology program offers a concentration of courses in architectural design and graphic communication as well as material in related areas such as structures, mechanical systems, professional practice, and construction technology.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry   
Recommended: Physics

Welding Technology (AOS)

Application Code: 
0666
Degree Received: 
Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The welding technology program is taught according to the standards set by the American Welders Society (AWS) and is AWS-certified.

The program focuses on welding processes performed in all positions on both plate and pipe. Topics include proper safety methods, required math, related skills, layout and fit up, welding codes and standards, welding inspection, testing and drawing/welding symbol interpretation.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Recommended: In-depth knowledge of basic math skills

Graduation Requirements: 

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average. Students are required to earn a grade of "C" or higher in WELD 1723 welders calculations to be eligible for graduation. (Articulation is available in this area.)

A "C" or higher must be received also for WELD 4013 senior project.

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