With an emphasis on hands-on, real-world learning, Alfred State College students in the School of Applied Technology are well prepared for the jobs they want after only two years of study. In fact, 99 percent have a job immediately after graduation or they continue studies for another degree.
For the past few weeks, Alfred State heavy equipment operations students have been working with Allegany County Soil and Water Conservation District on a project to protect the residents of Shongo from a flood-prone creek that has overrun its banks on multiple occasions.
Alfred State College alumnus Ben Bailey is living proof of how a skilled trades degree can pave the way for a bright future.
“Working here has proved that the reputation actually is real,” El Sayed said. “Everybody is helpful and is working toward a well-defined mission. I love the unity and cohesiveness.”
Jeremy Speed Schwartz, an associate professor in the Digital Media and Animation Department, was part of a group of artists that recently received a Lumen Prize for Digital Art.
Numerous students, alumni, faculty, and staff came out to celebrate and display their Pioneer Pride during Alfred State College’s 2018 Homecoming and Family Weekend.
Alfred State College (ASC) recently had two of its programs - veterinary technology and health information technology (HIT) – ranked in the top 10 in the nation. In addition, several ranking sites have rated the college highly when comparing all US schools offering these and other programs within the School of Arts and Sciences.
Alfred State College is proud to be among the educational partners who play a role in Alstom’s success.
“Alfred State College is thrilled to work with UB to meet the needs of the clean energy workforce,” says Kristin Poppo, Alfred State provost. “For years, we have emphasized sustainable practices in applied curricula in the trades and engineering technologies. Together with UB, we can meet all aspects of the emerging clean energy workforce with a pathway for learners, from applied associate degrees all the way up to PhDs in engineering.”
Pizza and college students go together like the sun and the moon, and Alfred State College’s new Pizza Pioneer dining location officially opened with a galaxy of rave reviews. The new dining hot-spot is located at 10 Elm, which is also home to Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Service’s (ACES) Fresh Market and Café.