Construction Engineering Technology (AAS)

Application Code: 
0577
Degree Received: 
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Department Info: 
Description: 

The technical education in this program is a well-designed balance of theoretical and laboratory studies, providing the graduate with a broad knowledge of civil engineering technology and the construction fields. This training provides the background which enables a person to progress to advanced technical and supervisory positions in the industry, and reflects the changes occurring in the construction industry due to expanding computer technology and use of electronically controlled equipment.

The college sponsors an intern program with the NYS Asphalt Pavement Association and The National Asphalt Pavement Association which enables qualified students to work within this segment of the industry during the summer after the first year.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the construction engineering technology program. See laptop specifications.

A student who completes the AAS degree can complete the bachelor's degree in two additional years.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The construction engineering technology program produces graduates who:

  1. Write, read, and orally present technical reports, letters, and projects that meet the standards of the profession;
  2. Understand and are able to complete various activities related to construction such as interpret construction documents, draw plans using computer-aided drafting, complete an estimate, mange project activities, and be able to technically review construction materials used on the project;
  3. Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in, continued formal education as well as lifelong learning.
Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
  • An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  • an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity;
  • a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry
Recommended: Physics

Accreditation/Certification: 

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Features & Facilities: 
  • Provides hands-on training for careers in construction estimating, supervision, and quality control
  • State-of-the-art computers and construction materials testing facilities
Articulation Agreements: 

Graduates may choose to enter the bachelor of science program in construction management engineering technology at Alfred State College.

Career Opportunities: 
  • Construction Inspector
  • Materials Tester
  • Building Inspector
  • Engineering Technician
  • Estimator
  • Sales Representative
  • Installation Supervisor
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Code Enforcement Officer
  • Structural Detailer
  • Superintendent of Public Works
  • Project Coordinator
  • Construction Superintendent
Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Program: 

Alfred State construction engineering technology graduates may enter directly into either the construction management engineering technology BS or technology management BBA degree program.

Typical Semester Layout: 

A typical class day will consist of approximately three hours of lecture and two to three hours of laboratory for the first semester. Average class size is approximately 30 students with laboratory sections averaging 15. Every student has an academic adviser to assist in scheduling and giving academic assistance.

First Semestercredits
COMP1503Freshman Composition3
CIVL1011Civil AutoCAD1
CIVL1204Surveying I4
CIVL1013Portland Cement Conc3
CIVL1182Civil Tech Graphics2
MATH1033College Algebra or higher*3
   16
Second Semestercredits
CIVL2154Qual Control of Const4
CIVL2204Surveying II4
PHYS1024General Physics4
MATH2043College Trigonometry or higher*3
LITR2603Introduction to Literature3
   18
Third Semestercredits
CIVL3554Comm Bldg4
CIVL4104Structural Design4
PHYS2023General Physics II3
MATH1063Technical Calculus I3
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
   17
Fourth Semestercredits
CIVL4143Contracts/Spec/Estimat’g3
CIVL4144Construction Mgmt4
CIVL7104Land Development4
CIVL6113Environmental Engr Tech3
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
   17

* If not required, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.

Entry level of student into math and composition/literature sequences is a function of student's high school preparation and mathematics and English placement examinations.

Math through technical calculus I must be completed. Freshman composition and introduction to literature must be taken.

Also required: One unit of physical education.

Enrollment and Graduation Rates: 
Enrollment% Graduated in Two Years% Graduated in Three Years
 2218%23%
Employment and Transfer Rate: 
100%
Employment and Transfer Survey Details: 
Survey Details201020112012
Receiving Degrees7117
Responding to Survey4 (57%)11 (100%)6 (86%)
Employed1 (25%)3 (27%)3 (50%)
Employed in Field1 (100%)3 (100%)3 (100%)
Transferred3 (75%)8 (73%)3 (50%)
Unemployed & Seeking Employment------
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment------
Employment and Transfer Salary Information: 

Prefer not to disclose (3)