Building Trades: Building Construction

  • house 56 shell
  • students building a shed in the lab
  • students sitting on a porch
  • students repairing a porch
  • wood frame for a building
  • group of carpenter students
  • student working in building trades lab
  • student on a ladder
  • house with truck in front of it
  • house built by students
  • house built by students
  • house built by students
  • semi-truck and wood frame for a building

ASC ranked No. 1 Most Popular in the US for Building Construction.

Program Advantages

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Student involvement in project-based learning includes participating in real world construction projects, Semester in the South (New Orleans, LA), Solar Decathlon (China and Irvine, CA), and local community projects.

Building Trades: Building Construction program has a Tool/Supplies Lending program

The beginning of the semester can bring with it a lot of expenses. There is a program that may be able to help.

The tools/supplies lending program is an initiative to ensure the academic success of our students. The purpose of the loan program is to temporarily lend items.

Funded through a Title III Department of Education Strengthening Institutions Grant, this program provides tools/supplies for students who are not able to afford to immediately purchase them. If a non-disposable item, these need to be returned at the end of the semester.

Students interested in utilizing the program must complete an application. The program is open to eligible students who are in need, although priority is given to first-year students.

Tools/supplies are lent on a first-come, first-served basis for the entire semester to eligible students. There is no cost for the student to participate in this program.

Approved students are given a contract detailing the tools/supplies they have been loaned and when these are due to be returned.

This program has the following items that can be borrowed:

  • Tool set
  • Textbooks
  • Laptop

Complete a Tool Application

Professional Outlook

Occupational outlook projects 5% job growth each year. Median hourly salary is $23.24. Median annual salary is $48,330. With the career fairs hosted by the college and the employment opportunities available, many students have multiple employment offers.

2019 Occupational Outlook Handbook
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Pioneer Quotes

"The building trades program at Alfred State provided me with knowledge and skills that are demanded by today's fast-paced construction industry. Alfred State's outside-the-box teaching methods and real-world, hands-on approach allowed me to enter the workforce as a project manager with confidence." -Jake Grisewood, '13

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"Since graduating, I have had the confidence to do work that I had otherwise no experience doing. My confidence came from the hands-on training I went through. This is just one of the various ways that Alfred State has helped my career." -John Asquith, '14

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