The construction management technology program at Alfred State College has been granted reaccreditation by the board of trustees of the American Council for Construction Education. The program has maintained the stringent standards of ACCE and has proven to the board, through a visiting team of its peers and industry practitioners, that the program is worthy of reaccreditation.
Jeffrey Marshall, associate professor and chair, ASC Civil Engineering Department, and program coordinator, led the program in this endeavor.
"I am happy with the notice of our reaccreditation and grateful to the faculty members who have worked hard to make this possible. Our program continues to grow and we are proud of our many very successful alumni," noted Marshall, a 1981 graduate of Alfred State College.
There are presently 140 students in the construction management technology and construction management engineering technology programs.
"I am pleased to learn of our program's accreditation by the ACCE," said Dr. John M. Anderson, Alfred State College president. "Accreditation is a demonstration of Alfred State's continuing investment in and commitment to superior technical education." He also noted that "accreditation is beneficial to the college in a variety of ways: it indicates to students, educators, industry, and the public the quality of the educational program and the credentials of the faculty teaching it. Additionally, many industries are more likely to recruit graduates of accredited institutions, giving Alfred State College alumni a distinct advantage in job placement."
Alfred State College, a member of the technology college sector within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, offers outstanding educational opportunities for students in its nearly 60 associate degree programs, 16 baccalaureate degree programs, and several certificate programs. ASC continues to expand its online education offerings to include more than 56 online courses as well as two complete curriculum options (health information technology and court and realtime reporting). Numerous vocational-technical offerings stressing hands-on learning are available at the School of Applied Technology Campus located in nearby Wellsville, NY. The College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and several programs are also accredited or approved by program-specific professional organizations. Academic programs, residential facilities, and co-curricular activities are provided to meet the educational, cultural, social, and recreational needs of students.
The American Council for Construction Education was established in 1974 to be a leading global advocate of quality construction education, and to promote, support, and accredit quality construction education programs around the world. ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the accrediting agency for four-year baccalaureate degree programs in construction, construction science, construction management, and construction technology, and the accrediting agency for two-year associate degree programs of a similar nature.