Academic Programs - Requirements

Below are the requirements and recommendations for entrance into our academic programs. For more information, click on the program name.

Programsort ascending Application Code Degree Received Requirements & Recommendations
Welding Technology (AOS) 0666 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: In-depth knowledge of basic math skills

Veterinary Technology (AAS) 0521 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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

Undeclared Major 0000 None

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Biology

Technology Management (BBA) 1318 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Required: Successful completion of an associate's degree (AAS, AA, AS, or AOS) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Students must either possess an AAS, AA, AS, or AOS degree or have amassed at least 60 credit hours toward a degree, including courses that fulfill five different general education fields.
  • Students entering the program should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • A laptop computer will be required of all technology management majors. See laptop specifications.
  • Students entering this program from an AOS degree program are accepted in the program as ASOP students until completion of the five bridge courses (15 credits) in Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Education. The Business department chair will review all college credits earned and will recommend specific courses to complete this bridge. The chair can be contacted at stabafm@alfredstate.edu or by phone 607-587-3422.
Surveying Engineering Technology (AAS) 1039 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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

Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology (BS) 1046 Bachelor of Science (BS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Physics

Sports Management (AS) 1396 Associate in Science (AS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Sport Management (BBA) 0182 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Pre-Environmental Science and Forestry (AA) 0645 (Indicate P-ESF on Special Campus Project line) Associate in Arts (AA)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry; Biology; Chemistry or Physics
Recommended: Both Chemistry and Physics

Nursing (BS-N) 0291 Bachelor of Science (BS)

Admission to the BS-Nursing program requires graduation from an approved associate degree nursing or certified diploma program and plans to secure licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse by completion of the first semester in the program. The minimum GPA requirement for admission is 2.00. The applicant's associate degree course work will include at least 30 credits of nursing, eight credits of anatomy and physiology, a lab course in microbiology, and course work in communication, literature, psychology, and sociology. The applicant's diploma course work will include at least 30 credits of nursing, eight credits of anatomy and physiology, a lab course in microbiology, and will follow the voluntary transfer NY State model program. Students may take nine nursing upper level credits prior to matriculating in the BS program.

Students must have an active, unencumbered state license to progress into the second semester of BS-N courses.

Nursing (AAS) 0622 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Required: Algebra, Biology, Chemistry at high school level; if not taken in high school, then college course with “C” or better is required. Biology: BIOL 2303 Human Biology or BIOL 1104 General Biology I. Chemistry: CHEM 1013 Introductory Chemistry I. Algebra: MATH 1004 Mathematical Concepts. or Math 1014 Algebra Concepts
Recommended: Combined SAT score of 900 (critical reading and math)

Motorsports Technology (AOS) 1619 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: Algebra

Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS) 0235 Bachelor of Science (BS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Physics

Mechanical Engineering Technology (AAS) 0493 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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

Masonry (AOS) 0401 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: Algebra

Marketing (AAS) 0633 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Machine Tool Technology (AOS) 0551 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: Algebra

Liberal Arts & Sciences - Social Science (AA) 0212 Associate in Arts (AA)

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry, Biology

Liberal Arts & Sciences - Math & Science (AA) 0645 Associate in Arts (AA)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2/Trigonometry; Biology; Chemistry or Physics
Recommended: Both Chemistry and Physics

Liberal Arts & Sciences - Humanities (AA) 0201 Associate in Arts (AA)

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry, Biology

Liberal Arts & Sciences - Adolescent Education (AA) 1804 Associate in Arts (AA)
  • Biology and Chemistry concentrations: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry
  • History/Social Studies and English concentrations: Algebra
  • Math and Physics concentrations: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Biology and Chemistry or Physics
Interior Design (AAS) 0656 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Information Technology - Web Development (BTech) 1506 Bachelor of Technology (BTech)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Information Technology - Network Administration (BTech) 1505 Bachelor of Technology (BTech)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Information Technology - Applications Software Development (BTech) 1502 Bachelor of Technology (BTech)

Required: Algebra,Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Information Security and Assurance (BTech) 2085 Bachelor of Technology (BTech)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Individual Studies (AS) 0688 Associate in Science (AS)

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry, Biology

Human Services Management (BS) 2153 Bachelor of Science (BS)

Required: Algebra, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21

  • Applicants are informed that many human services agencies require that field practicum students pass background checks before being allowed to begin their field placements.
  • While the program allows students to pursue their degrees on a part-time basis, applicants should be aware that they must enroll as full-time student in the semester in which they take their senior fieldwork (HUSR 5314).
Human Services (AS) 1175 Associate in Science (AS)

Required: Algebra

Heavy Equipment: Truck and Diesel Technician (AOS) 0452 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: Algebra

Heavy Equipment Operations (AOS) 1908 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: Algebra

Students will be accepted for the heavy equipment operations program based on the strength of their application. Criteria for consideration will include high school average, regents exam scores (if a New York State student), grades in related course work, results of standardized tests (if available), and additional information provided through letters of recommendation, a personal essay indicating career goals, and a resume. Initial application review will begin on Nov. 1.

Health Information Technology (AAS) 1969 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Required: high school biology or equivalent
Must be able to visually read computer monitor.
Must be able to use keyboard and mouse.
Recommended: Keyboarding, MS Office Professional
Must be able to attend Professional Practice Experience (PPE) courses including 160 hours at a health care facility within reasonable driving/travel distance to student’s home.

Forensic Science Technology (BS) 2023 Bachelor of Science (BS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Physics

Financial Services (AAS) 0641 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Financial Planning (BBA) 1938 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21

Environmental Technology (AAS) 570 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry

Entrepreneurship (AAS) 1362 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Engineering Science (AS) 0530 Associate in Science (AS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Precalc; Physics or Chemistry
Recommended: Both Physics and Chemistry

Electrical Engineering Technology (BS) 0216 Bachelor of Science (BS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Physics

Electrical Engineering Technology (AAS) 0699 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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

Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician (AOS) 0498 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: Algebra; good writing and reading comprehension skills

Scholarships

  • Margaret Pfuntner Scholarship (awarded to a third-semester student) 
  • Joseph & Carmella Saccone Memorial Scholarship 
  • Electrical/Electronic Scholarship 
  • Matthew Burzycki Memorial Scholarship 
  • ALSTOM Power Inc./Air Preheater Scholarship
Drafting/CAD - Technical Illustration (AOS) 0418 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: Algebra

Drafting/CAD - Model Building & Process Piping Drawing (AOS) 0419 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: Algebra

Drafting/CAD - Computer-Aided Drafting 0450 None

Recommended: Algebra

Digital Media and Animation (BS) 2018 Bachelor of Science (BS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Digital Media and Animation (AAS) 1212 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Culinary Arts-Baking, Production & Management (AOS) 0423 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: In-depth knowledge of basic math, reading, and writing skills.

Work Experience Requirements

The department requires that all students obtain an approved job in the baking industry for a minimum of 320 hours of employment during the summer between the first and second years of the program. This is to enhance skill development and improve career advancement after graduation.

Expenses

In addition to regular college expenses, the student must purchase decorating tips, a probe thermometer, calculator, uniform package, and uniform laundry service from the Alfred State Campus Bookstore. Uniforms may cost approximately $360 - $460 depending on the size ordered. The uniform laundry service is $80 per semester. All culinary arts: baking, production & management students must pay for one meal each day they are in lab; using a meal swipe or paying with cash. If not, they will not be allowed in lab and will receive a zero for that session. It is recommended commuter students purchase a meal plan; however, they may pay in cash for one meal each day, if they prefer. First semester textbooks cost approximately $500 and approximately $100 each succeeding semester.

Learn about our culinary arts scholarships.

Culinary Arts (AOS) 0578 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: In-depth knowledge of basic math, reading, and writing skills.

Expenses

In addition to regular college expenses, the student must purchase a probe thermometer, calculator, uniform package, and uniform laundry service from the Alfred State Campus Bookstore. Uniforms may cost approximately $360 - $460 depending on the size ordered. The uniform laundry service is $80 per semester. All culinary arts students must pay for one meal each day they are in lab; using a meal swipe or paying with cash. If not, they will not be allowed in lab and will receive a zero for that session. It is recommended commuter students purchase a meal plan; however, they can pay in cash for one meal each day, if they prefer. First semester textbooks cost approximately $500 and approximately $100 each succeeding semester.

Learn about our culinary arts scholarships.

Court Reporting and Captioning (Cert) 2152 Certificate (Cert)

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry and Algebra 2/ Trigonometry

Court and Realtime Reporting (AAS) 0647 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry and Algebra 2/ Trigonometry

Construction Management Engineering Technology (BS) 1603 Bachelor of Science (BS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Physics

Construction Engineering Technology (AAS) 0577 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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

Computer Science (AS) 0532 Associate in Science (AS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry
Recommended: Pre-calculus, Physics

Computer Information Systems (AAS) 0581 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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

*Students who place into intermediate algebra will be required to take one additional mathematics course.

Computer Engineering Technology (BS) 1357 Bachelor of Science (BS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with recommended SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Physics

Computer Engineering Technology (AAS) 1602 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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

Coding & Reimbursement Specialist (Cert) 1671 Certificate (Cert)

Required: High School Biology or equivalent
Must be able to visually read computer monitor; must be able to use keyboard and mouse.
Recommended: Keyboarding, MS Office Professional
Must be able to attend Professional Practice Experience (PPE) courses including 160 hours at a health care facility within reasonable driving/travel distance to the student's home.

CAD/CAM Technology (AAS) 1337 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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

Business Management (AAS) - Career 1306 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Business Administration (BBA) 0280 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21

Recommended: Algebra 2/ Trigonometry

Business Administration (AS) - Transfer 0671 Associate in Science (AS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry
Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Building Trades-Building Construction (AOS) 0420 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: Algebra

Biological Science (AAS) 1554 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry

Automotive Service Technician (AOS) 0451 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: Algebra

Autobody Repair (AOS) 0453 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: Algebra

Architecture (BArch) 0135 Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry with an 86 or above average plus high school pre-calculus or a fourth-year math for New York State high school graduates. Students must submit a standardized test score (SAT and/or ACT) with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,100 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 24. Physics is recommended.

Portfolio Requirements

Prior to acceptance into the Bachelor of Architecture program, each applicant must submit a portfolio for review and consideration of her/his acceptance.

Through the portfolio, the Department hopes to get a sense of who an applicant is as a creative individual: their spatial imagination, what is motivating them (expressed through art work, drawings, sketches, models, …), how they express themselves, how they explore the world through two- and three-dimensional media.

Applicants should include 10 to 20 examples of their best creative work. They should be color copies (not originals) of art and design efforts, including two- or three-dimensional visual art, done either as personal projects or in an academic setting. Inclusion of some freehand drawings is strongly encouraged. Pages from student's sketchbook are acceptable too. Each portfolio page needs to list (in small, legible font) your name; the medium used; the date of the work’s completion; the dimensions of the original; and whether done as a personal project or in an academic setting. If part of a group effort, you need to identify the other group members and state your specific role.

Included among the portfolio's 10 to 20 samples of creative work should be two drawings specifically responding to the guidelines below, in soft pencil, emphasizing light and shadows, and contrast:

  • One is an abstract composition that should include two ‘walls,’ a ‘cube,’ a ‘cylinder’ and a ‘sphere.’ Their lengths and heights, diameters and sizes, are up to you. Out of these elements, create an interesting composition that gives a hint of your spatial imagination. 
  • The other is a drawing from life of either a plant (tree, bush, or part thereof, as e.g. branches) or an animal of your choice (or a portion thereof, e.g. its head or torso, or legs). This drawing should reveal something about your observational and recording skills. 

All portfolio material should be in a flat binder of an overall size not more than 10" x 12" (25 cm x 30 cm) and max. 1" (2.5 cm) thick. Do not submit slides or digital files. Your name must be clearly visible on the binder. On the first page inside you should state that you are the author of the work presented (except for works done as group project - which you need to clearly identify), followed by your name, home address, contact information, and the school you currently attend.

The portfolio should be submitted by mail in a padded envelope to: Alfred State, Admissions Office, 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802.

Unless a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope is mailed with the applicant’s portfolio, the Architecture and Design Department will keep the submission. Portfolios held by the department will be discarded within one semester unless retrieved by the applicant.

Architectural Technology (BS) 1452 Bachelor of Science (BS)

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.

Recommended: Pre-calculus, Physics

Transfer Students

All transfer students applying for entrance into the BS program must submit a portfolio.

Portfolio must include six (6) to eight (8) examples of the student’s best work. Examples should be copies (not originals) of design work including any work in the two- or three-dimensional visual arts done in academic settings, practice, or as personal work. All work must include the name of applicant, date of work, and an indication of whether the work was an academic, professional, or personal project. If the item is part of a group effort, the specific role of the applicant should be included.

All portfolio material must be bound. Portfolio overall size must not be more than 10” x 12” (25 cm x 30 cm) and 1” (2.5 cm) thick. The applicant’s name must be clearly visible on the binding. The use of slides is discouraged.

The portfolio should be submitted by mail in a padded envelope to:
Admissions Office
Alfred State
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

The department will keep portfolio materials unless a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope is mailed with the applicant’s portfolio. Portfolios held by the department will be discarded if not retrieved by the applicant in one semester.

Architectural Technology (AAS) 0443 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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

Air Conditioning and Heating Technology (AOS) 0464 Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS)

Recommended: Algebra

Agricultural Technology (AAS) 0510 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry

Agricultural Business (AAS) 0511 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Recommended: Algebra

Accounting (AAS) 0630 Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Required: Algebra
Recommended: Geometry and Algebra 2/Trigonometry