Alfred State senior construction management students fared extremely well when putting their skills and knowledge to the test recently during the eight-hour Associate Constructor (AC) Exam.
The exam is the first level of certification in the Constructor Certification Program. This level of certification is ideal for recent graduates of four-year construction management programs or those transitioning into construction management from other industries. Associate constructors are individuals who have a high level of skill and knowledge in managing the process of construction.
The professional exam covered all four years of coursework in the construction management curriculum. Students are tested in 20 areas, ranging from creation of a construction project safety plan; to analyzing methods, materials, and equipment; to applying construction management skills as a team member.
Collectively, the 28 Alfred State students scored five points higher than the national average and accounted for a pass rate that was 9 percent higher than the nationwide rate. Altogether, more than 1,300 students from around the country participated in the exam.
Erin Vitale, professor and chair of Alfred State’s Civil Engineering Technology Department, said, “We are so proud of our Bachelor of Science construction management seniors for scoring above the national average year after year.”