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ABET reaccredits 10 Alfred State programs

mechanical engineering technology student Allison DeGraff in front of some equipmentDr. John Williams, dean of the School of Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology at Alfred State, said, “Having the majority of our technology programs recognized by ABET highlights the strength of our faculty and programs and the great experience provided to our students.”

Reaffirming that Alfred State is committed to providing a high-quality technical education, the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET) has reaccredited 10 of the college’s technology-related majors.

Programs that were recently reaccredited include: computer engineering technology (AAS and BS), electrical engineering technology (AAS and BS), mechanical engineering technology (AAS and BS), surveying engineering technology (AAS), surveying and geomatics engineering technology (BS), construction engineering technology (AAS), and construction management (BS).

Construction management students excel in Associate Constructor Exam

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.

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.

ASC students from Geneseo awarded CAI scholarships

The Construction Advancement Institute (CAI) ScholarshipAlfred State College’s own Abigail Campbell and Justin Campbell, both of Geneseo, were recently awarded scholarship grants from the Construction Advancement Institute (CAI).

Alfred State College’s own Abigail Campbell and Justin Campbell, both of Geneseo, were recently awarded scholarship grants from the Construction Advancement Institute (CAI).

Altogether, CAI awarded $45,000 in grants to nine regional undergraduate students who are enrolled in engineering, architecture, construction technology, construction management, or other related programs this fall.

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Alfred State installs its third class of inductees in the Sigma Lambda Chi honor society

new members of the Sigma Lambda Chi honor societymembers of the Sigma Lambda Chi honor societyNine students were recently installed in the Zeta V Chapter of the Sigma Lambda Chi (SLC) honor society at Alfred State.   

Nine students were recently installed in the Zeta V Chapter of the Sigma Lambda Chi (SLC) honor society at Alfred State.

Civil Engineering Technology Associate Professor Timothy Piotrowski is the adviser to the newly installed student members, all of whom are construction management majors. They include Ryan Schiffman (North Collins), Robert Sturtz (Marion), Jon Weaver (Palmyra), Nicholas Wilder (Eden), Douglas Horbachewski (Hamburg), Luke Podyma (Eden), Andrew Ball (Tonawanda), Zebadiah Hoffmann (Hamburg), and Ashton Roberts (Holland Patent).

Spotlight on construction management

Alfred State College's construction management program was the focus of a recent article featured on FUEL, a website run by "word-toting construction junkies who build articles and drill into the details of construction."

Alfred State College's construction management program was the focus of a recent article featured on FUEL, a website run by "word-toting construction junkies who build articles and drill into the details of construction."

Titled "NY College Helps Create Construction Professionals," the article highlights Alfred State's teams that competed in the Associated Schools of Construction Region 1 competition, and mentions that the college's construction management program is "feeding a hungry labor market."

Design-build team finishes third in construction competition

students standing on stairsCompeting against seven other schools, Alfred State placed third in the design-build division in this year’s Associated Schools of Construction Region 1 Student Competition held last month in Albany.

Competing against seven other schools, Alfred State placed third in the design-build division in this year’s Associated Schools of Construction Region 1 Student Competition held last month in Albany.

Construction supervision program now available at Alfred State

Looking to prepare the construction workforce leaders of tomorrow, Alfred State is pleased to announce that it is now offering an upper-division program in construction supervision. Classes for this major will begin in the fall 2017 semester.

Looking to prepare the construction workforce leaders of tomorrow, Alfred State is pleased to announce that it is now offering an upper-division program in construction supervision. Classes for this major will begin in the fall 2017 semester.

Alfred State students honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence

top picture: man poses while looking at blue prints. Bottom picture: Mary poses with SUNY Chancellor and Alfred State Vice PresidentState University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher honored 256 SUNY students from across the state in Albany recently with the 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, including two recipients from Alfred State.

top picture: man poses while looking at blue prints. Bottom picture: Mary poses with SUNY Chancellor and Alfred State Vice President

Building a better construction workforce to meet demand

construction management students gain valuable experience by learning on site from industry professionalsWorking alongside industry stakeholders, Alfred State offers a range of comprehensive, targeted programs that get students into their fields with the skill sets industry needs.

Last year the United States saw in excess of $1 trillion in new construction projects. Behind the large nationwide gains in construction dollars, many crews are now better educated and managed than ever, with institutions such as Alfred State stepping up with programs designed to be adaptive to industry needs and keep construction moving forward.

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