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Construction & Environmental Technology

Professionals in the construction industry need well-trained technicians with diverse educational backgrounds. Their needs provide our graduates with a variety of exciting and rewarding career options. Architects, contractors, engineers, surveyors, testing labs, materials suppliers, colleges, and government agencies provide careers for construction technicians in design, drafting, surveying, inspection, estimating, and laboratory testing.

The construction technology curriculum covers a broad range of subjects related to the construction field, including computer aided drafting and use of microcomputers.

Environmental Emphasis

The Construction Technology curriculum has changed with the times. The core courses in management, materials, and drafting emphasize environmental concerns and energy conservation. Environmental codes and regulations and efficient use of materials and methods are emphasized across the curriculum.

ENVS 102, Technology and the Environment, is now required and other environmental related courses can be selected for program electives. For example, Social Science: POSC 112 Public Administration. Unrestricted Elective: ENVS 101 Resource Conservation; Lab Science: PHSC 104, CHEM 101, GEOL 101, BIOL 101; Humanities: ENVS 105 Environmental Ethics.

Degree Requirements

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Our graduates have found meaningful employment at a wide array of organizations, including Barden Homes, Crown Construction, Paul Yaman Associates, New York State Dept. of Transportation, and U.S. Geological Services. Learn more about related jobs: 

Program Chair

Ken Whitener

Associate Professor, Computer Science

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Transfer Options

Although the A.A.S. degree in construction technology is not designed primarily for transfer, graduates of this program have transferred to four-year bachelor’s degree programs in construction technology, forestry, and facilities management. Graduates of the construction technology program have gone on to study forestry, facilities management, and construction technology at:

  • Empire State College
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Rochester Institute of Technology