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Accreditations

Alfred State is Accredited by the Middle States Commission for Higher Education (MSCHE)

The college is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education [3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-662-5606]. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation, http://www.msche.org.

Other Professional Accreditations

  • The following Associate in Applied Science degree programs in engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
    • Computer Engineering Technology
    • Construction Engineering Technology
    • Electrical Engineering Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Surveying Engineering Technology
  • The following Bachelor of Science degree programs in engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
    • Computer Engineering Technology
    • Construction Management Engineering Technology
    • Electrical Engineering Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology
  • The forensic science technology program is fully accredited by FEPAC (Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission [410 North 21st Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904} http://www. fepac-edu.org
  • The court and realtime reporting program is approved by the National Court Reporters Association. This approval indicates that this program has met the general requirements and minimum standards established by the Board on Approved Reporter Training of the National Court Reporters Association [8224 Old Courthouse Rd., Vienna, VA 22182-3808; 800-272-6272], http://www.ncra.org
  • The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) [3343 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000]. The ACEN is responsible for the specialized accreditation of all nursing education programs and schools, post postsecondary and higher degree, http://www.acenursing.org
  • The health information technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) [233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, 312-233-1100, www.cahiim.org/]. CAHIIM is an independent accrediting organization which enforces quality Accreditation Standards for Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIM) educational programs through accreditation. CAHIIM accredits associate and baccalaureate degree programs in health information management, and masters' degree programs in the health informatics and health information management professions. CAHIIM is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) [One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036, 202-955-6126, chea@chea.org]. CHEA is a nationally recognized nongovernmental higher education organization that undertakes recognition of accrediting bodies.
  • The following programs in applied technology are ASE Master Certified by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) [13505 Dullies Technology Dr., Suite 2, Herndon, VA 20171-3421; 703-713-3800; www.asecert.org]:
    • Autobody Repair (ASE certified)
    • Automotive Service Technician (ASE certified)
    • Heavy Equipment: Truck and Diesel Technician (ASE certified)
  • The following programs in applied technology are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) [101 Blue Seal Dr., S.E. Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175; 703-669-6650, fax 703-669-6125; http://www.natef.org]:
    • Autobody Repair
    • Automotive Service Technician
  • The automotive service technician program in applied technology is certified by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) [West Virginia University, 1100 Frederick Lane, Morgantown, WV 26508; 304-293-7882, fax 304-293-6944; http://www.naftc.wvu.edu].
  • The heavy equipment: truck and diesel technician program is one of nine national Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) TechSmart programs. The heavy equipment: truck and diesel technician program is the only program in New York and New England that is approved by the ADS [International Headquarters, 9140 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114; 816-444-3500, fax 816-444-0330], http://diesel.org
  • The drafting/CAD (computer-aided drafting) program in applied technology is certified by the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) [105 East Main St., Newbern, TN 38059; 731-627-0802, fax 731-627-9321; http://www.adda.org].
  • The welding technology program in applied technology is certified by the American Welding Society (AWS) [8669 NW 36 St., #130, Miami, FL 33166-6672; 800-443-9353; http://www.adda.org].
  • The veterinary technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) [1931 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360; 800-248-2862]. The AVMA CVTEA is responsible for the specialized accreditation of all veterinary technician education programs in the United States. It has also extended its accreditation to Canadian veterinary technician education programs, https://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/education/accreditation/programs/pages/cvtea-about.aspx
  • The Construction Management Engineering Technology (BS) program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), 1717 North Loop Road 1604 East, Suite 320, San Antonio, TX 78232, http://www.acce-hq.org/
  • The Financial Planning (BBA) program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP®), http://www.cfp.net/
  • In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards. http://www.naab.org/home
     

    Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

    Alfred State, School of Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology, Department of Architecture and Design offers the following NAAB accredited degree program: BArch. (157 undergraduate credits). Next accreditation visit: 2016

Alfred State is part of the State University of New York (SUNY)

SUNY’s 64 geographically dispersed campuses bring educational opportunity within commuting distance of virtually all New York citizens and comprise the nation’s largest, centrally managed system of public higher education.

Nearly 400,000 students are pursuing traditional study in classrooms or are working at home, at their own pace, utilizing distance education. SUNY is governed by a board of trustees, appointed by the governor, which directly determines the policies to be followed by the state-operated campuses.

Alfred State had its beginning as a state school of agriculture in 1908 when it was created by an act of the state legislature. An important milestone in the history of the college occurred in 1948 when it was incorporated into the newly organized State University of New York (SUNY) system.

In 1951 the college was authorized by SUNY to award the degree of Associate in Applied Science. The Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees were authorized in 1967, and the Associate in Occupational Studies was approved in 1973. Bachelor degrees were added to the college’s offerings in 1991.