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THE LATEST ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Build Hands-On Career Skills

Choose from exciting opportunities in construction, communication, and agribusiness that are attracting interest among students and employers who are ready to hire.

  • Civil engineering technology (BS) is fueled by new infrastructure and construction projects booming nationwide.
  • Technical communication and emergent media (BS) provides students with a wide range of career skills as how we communicate continues to evolve.
  • Agribusiness management (BTech) has a curriculum that is aligned with current trends in farming.

Civil Engineering Technology (BS)

 Interested in helping communities be safer, healthier, and more sustainable through the design of cities? Civil engineering technicians shape the future and our environment.

Your new skills will include land development, geomatics; water and sewer utilities, drainage design; transportation engineering technology; and more.

Build confidence by learning from Alfred State professors who are real-world pros at estimating costs and managing projects. You can also gain work experience each summer.

Expected Pay and US Job Outlook

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66,300

Currently Employed

$58,320

Median Annual Pay

6,500

Annual Job Openings

Employment is projected to show little or no change from 2021 to 2031. Despite limited employment growth, about 6,500 openings for civil engineering technologists and technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Student and Alumni Success
Dale C. Harvey Jr.

Dale C. Harvey Jr.
Building Construction (AOS) & Construction Management Engineering Technology (BS)

"Never be afraid to ask questions and take full advantage of opportunities in front of you. Whether it's from your fellow classmates or your professors. Above all, know exactly what you want in life and go for it. Don't ever let anyone veer you off your path."

Denise O'Buckley

Danielle O'Buckley
Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology (BS)

"We get the lectures in class, and then the hands-on work that reinforces what you learned. It makes you more confident and you feel like you can go out there and do a good job. I think Alfred State is preparing us for success."

Melissa Vandermark

Melissa Vandermark
Construction Management (BS)

Melissa knows that ASC opened doors for her. "Keep an open mind to all your possibilities. I'm absolutely loving the work I am getting to do. Who thought I'd be able to use a Construction Management degree managing and estimating the construction of theme parks in other countries!"

Recent Civil Engineering Employers

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TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION AND EMERGENT MEDIA (BS)

 Have you ever searched for answers online? Navigated the tutorial for a complex new video game? Installed software, assembled a product, or repaired a device? Thank a technical writer for making that complicated information easier to understand.

Technical communicators write manuals, manage wikis, and incorporate audio and visual design elements across social media and other emergent platforms.

Develop expertise, gain professional skills, and advance your career by choosing Alfred State.

Expected Pay and US Job Outlook

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55,400

Currently Employed

$78,060

Median Annual Pay

5,400

Annual Job Openings

Employment is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 5,400 openings for technical communicators are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Student and Alumni Success
Ergo Magazine

Ergo Magazine
Literary and Artistic Publication

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff of Alfred State are invited to submit their original works of art, poetry, and prose each semester. Definition: Ergo is a conjunction meaning hence, or therefore introducing a logical next step or conclusion.

Tor Echo Newspaper

Tor Echo
Student Newspaper

The Tor Echo student staff encourages submissions of story ideas and letters to the editor. The newspaper is written by and for the campus community. Definition: Tor is a rocky top or peak. An echo is a sound or message resonating through the valley.

Kyra Hancock

Kyra Hancock
Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities (AA)

Kyra realizes that being able to write and communicate well is necessary for any type of field. “It’s something that’s universally beneficial no matter what program you are in.”

Dr. Aniko Constantine

Dr. Aniko Constantine
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Constantine has won many achievements at Alfred State. While she appreciates those honors, she believes her true legacy is the impact that she's made to encourage student success.

Recent English & Humanities Employers

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AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT (BTECH)

 The farming landscape is ever-changing. To be successful, you need business skills to lessen the impact of uncontrollable forces such as the economy and weather.

Agricultural leaders must understand business, crops, animals, and technology. At ASC you can also plant the seeds to become an entrepreneur.

See theory in action at Alfred State's award-winning 800-acre farm. Build skills in agricultural science, strategy, and sustainability with professors who have both knowledge and experience.

Expected Pay and US Job Outlook

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847,600

Currently Employed

$73,060

Median Annual Pay

85,600

Annual Job Openings

Employment is projected to decline by 3 percent from 2021 to 2031 due to efficiencies and automation. Despite declining employment, about 85,600 openings for agricultural managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Student and Alumni Success
Carolyn Wright

Carolyn Wright
Agricultural Business (AAS)

Carolyn is a SUNY Chancellor's Award Winner for Student Excellence. She enjoys the one-on-one interaction with professors at Alfred State and the campus togetherness. “Everybody makes you feel welcome, even people outside your major, which I really enjoy.”

Brian Perry

Brian Perry
Business Administration (AS)

Before becoming executive vice president, chairman, and co-owner of Perry’s Ice Cream, Brian Perry chose a college with both business and ag science expertise. “It was a good mix of the academic world and the real world – book knowledge and real-world application.”

Ryleigh Rowcliff

Ryleigh Rowcliff
Agricultural Business (AAS)

"Taking us on so many field trips helped us get a sense of all the different things you can do with agriculture. I feel confident in expressing ideas or opinions because I saw the way other farms were doing things when we visited them in school."

Recent Ag & Vet Tech Employers

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New Certificates

Two new certificates are available from Alfred State for healthcare professionals wanting to learn additional skills and further their careers. Both of the certificates are available online to build skills in a medical imaging specialty.

CT: Computed Tomography

MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

New Minors

In addition to our wide range of options for majors, ASC also offers dozens of minors to add a specialty to your skill set.

Building Technology
Computer Engineering Technology 
Crime Scene Investigation Specialist
Sustainability
Urban Design

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