With an emphasis on hands-on, real-world learning, Alfred State College students in the School of Applied Technology are well prepared for the jobs they want after only two years of study. In fact, 99 percent have a job immediately after graduation or they continue studies for another degree.
As a further testament to the quality of education students receive at the Wellsville campus, US News and World Report and Niche.com have listed Alfred State among the top five colleges in the country for schools offering 10 majors found at the School of Applied Technology.
According to US News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges list, Alfred State achieved No. 1 rankings among all schools offering electrical construction and maintenance electrician, heavy equipment operations, machine tool technology, and motorcycle and power sports technology. US News also ranked ASC among the top two for schools with masonry and motorsports technology, and top four for autobody repair, building trades: building construction, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Niche.com ranked Alfred State No. 5 for colleges with automotive service technician, and No. 13 for building trades.
Jeffrey Stevens, interim dean of Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology, said, “Workforce training in the skilled trades is clearly in demand and the School of Applied Technology at Alfred State College is proud to be a leader in training graduates to meet these employment needs. Our strong industry partnerships offer our student graduates a direct tract between graduate and employer. I am pleased that these statistics reinforce our faculty excellence in teaching programs that meet current industry training needs.”
Students searching for these in-demand majors will find ASC ranked highly on several college databases, either at No. 1 or very near the top of the national rankings.
|US College Rank||Alfred State Program||Source||Major Description|
|No. 1||Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician||US News & World Report||Electrical and Power Transmission, General|
|No. 1||Heavy Equipment Operations||US News & World Report||Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance, Other|
|No. 1||Machine Tool Technology||US News & World Report||Machine Shop Technology|
|No. 1||Motorcycle and Power Sports Technology||US News & World Report||Motorcycle Technology|
|Top 2||Masonry||US News & World Report||Masonry|
|Top 2||Motorsports Technology||US News & World Report||Motorsports Technology|
|Top 4||Autobody Repair||US News & World Report||Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology|
|Top 4||Building Trades: Building Construction||US News & World Report||Construction Trades, Other|
|Top 4||Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning||US News & World Report||HVAC Technology|
|No. 5||Automotive Service Technician||Niche.com||Mechanics/Repair|
|Top 6||Heavy Equipment, Truck & Diesel Technician||US News & World Report||Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies|
|Top 7||Welding Technology||US News & World Report||Welding Technology/Welder|
|No. 13||Building Trades: Building Construction||Niche.com||Construction Trades, Other|
|Top 14||Automotive Service Technician||US News & World Report||Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Tech|
|Top 16||Culinary Arts||US News & World Report||Culinary Arts/Chef Training|
Real-world learning is a key focus at Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology. Whether building houses for the Wellsville community, experiencing live restaurant work, or repairing automobiles for customers, students acquire the skills they need on the job thanks to the knowledge they receive under the guidance of experienced faculty.
A full list of recent Alfred State accolades is available at www.AlfredState.edu/rankings.