Heavy Equipment Operations

  • students watching something being lifted on a back hoe
  • piece of heavy equipment
  • bulldozer
  • 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

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Program Advantages

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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

Occupational outlook projects 4% job growth each year. Median hourly salary is $23.16. Median annual salary is $48,160. Due to the experience students receive at Alfred State and the excellent program reputation, there are multiple employment opportunities for students. 

*Based on the 2019 Occupational Outlook Handbook
Clinton Gray, Building Trades Department Chair
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