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Heavy Equipment Operations

Heavy Equipment Operations

students watching something being lifted on a back hoe
piece of heavy equipment
crane on a truck building a house
heavy equipment, students, in a trench
students wearing bright green shirts and hard helmets near a dug hole
students pouring concrete, wearing hard helmets
yellow heavy equipment vehicle pouring dirt
students with shovels
students working in dirt basement
student operating a piece of heavy equipment
crane on a truck
ASC Ranked Top 3 in the US, Colleges with Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance
2018 US News & World Report
Program Advantages

Student involvement in project-based learning includes participating in real world construction projects, installing septic systems, residential site work, excavations, lot clearing, and local community projects.

Professional Outlook

Starting salaries range from $20,000 – $39,000* depending on the geographic area and the field work the company performs. Employment opportunities are available in union construction, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYDOT), logging operations, and local Department of Public Works (DPW).

*Based on the Alfred State 2015 Employment Report
R. Jack Jones, Building Trades Department Chairman
Pioneer Quotes

"This program gives students the hands-on experience and classroom theory needed to be successful in the trade." -Tyler Wright, '16

Alfred State Rankings and Awards

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Building Trades Department