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Construction supervision program now available at Alfred State

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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.

This Bachelor of Technology (BTech) major will add valuable construction business skills to a technical background.  Students with carpentry, heavy equipment, electrical, mechanical, and architecture skills, to name a few, will be able to see how their skills are utilized to build the environment in which they live. 

Graduates of this major will have earned a working knowledge of construction estimating, scheduling, and contract law. These skills, along with their technical competency, will make graduates a prized asset to companies that are involved in the construction industry.

The program, which includes a full-semester internship, is set up as a completion degree, meaning students entering must have an associate degree or 60 credits in a related curriculum. Interested students may contact the Alfred State Admissions Office for more information at 607-587-4215 or 1-800-4-ALFRED.

Dr. Skip Sullivan, president of Alfred State, said, “We are delighted to add the construction supervision BTech degree to our academic offerings, and look forward to helping meet the need for quality supervisors for the trades in western New York and beyond. Thank you to all who made this new program possible.”

Dr. Kristin Poppo, Alfred State provost, said, “Alfred State is pleased to provide leadership in the building trades through our new construction supervision degree. By blending the expertise of building trades, civil engineering and business faculty, students will graduate prepared to manage people and projects.”

Dr. John Williams, dean of the School of Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology at Alfred State, said, “This major is a great addition and allows our graduates of two-year construction-related programs or those with some college credit and construction experience to enter a pathway to a bachelor’s degree. Graduates of the new program will have many opportunities to enter the workforce in a technical management capacity.”

Erin Vitale, chair of the Civil Engineering Technology Department, said, "This program is a great way for students to see how the business of construction is impacted by the work of the skilled trades."