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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

Mechanical Engineering Technology (AAS)

Application Code: 
0493
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Description: 

360 Virtual TourMechanical engineering technology program graduates are prepared to be mechanical technologists and technicians for industry in engineering-related areas including automotive component design, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), process and component design, mechanical systems design, energy systems, product development, and technical support and sales.  Graduates will

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

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

Graduation Requirements: 
  • 70 maximum 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

Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS)

Application Code: 
0235
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Description: 

360 Virtual TourMechanical engineering technology program graduates are prepared for industry in engineering-related areas including automotive component design, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), process and component design, mechanical systems design, energy systems, product development, and technical support and sales.  Graduates will be able to design, specify, test, analyze, and

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: Physics

Graduation Requirements: 
  • Completion of below courses
  • 45 upper division credit hours
  • 60 credit hours 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
  • 7 of 10 General Education areas

Courses which repeat or significantly overlap courses taken in the student's associate degree program cannot be taken for upper level credit. If the associate degree covered the subject matter in one of the required baccalaureate courses, a different course must be substituted and approved by the faculty adviser.

Surveying Engineering Technology (AAS)

Application Code: 
1039
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourIndividuals benefit from having a land surveyor determine the boundaries of their property. Governmental agencies, private industries, and individuals all benefit from the surveying and mapping of our natural resources. Surveyors help in the planning of our transportation systems, our recreational facilities, new cities, and land subdivisions.

Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

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

Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology (BS)

Application Code: 
1046
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

360 Virtual TourIndividuals benefit from having a land surveyor determine the boundaries of their property. Governmental agencies, private industries, and individuals all benefit from the surveying and mapping of our natural resources. Surveyors help in the planning of our transportation systems, recreational facilities, new cities, and land subdivisions.

The modern surveyor has learned to increase his/her productivity and measurement accuracy by using modern surveying equipment such as the electronic total stations to measure angles and distances. Computational tasks and mapping are enhanced by the use of the computer.

Particularly exciting about the future of the surveying profession are the emerging technologies of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Land Information Systems (LIS).

The course of study at Alfred State provides a thorough understanding of the basic sciences of mathematics and physics as well as such applied subjects as graphics and computer aided drafting and design. The knowledge obtained from these basic courses is applied to a well-rounded study of modern surveying theory and practice.

The student constantly applies theoretical knowledge in meaningful and comprehensive laboratory sessions. Therefore, upon graduation the student is educated in a two-fold sense, both theoretically and practically.

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: Physics

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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