Monday, May 9, 2016

Alfred State: Seniors excel in Associate Constructor Exam

Proving that they have achieved a high level of skill and knowledge within their field, 35 seniors in Alfred State’s construction management engineering technology program recently aced the eight-hour Associate Constructor (AC) Exam. 
Collectively, the students scored 14.88 points higher than the national average and accounted for a pass rate that was 11 percent higher than their peers across the country. 
The exam is the first level of certification in the Constructor Certification Program. This level of certification is ideal for recent graduates of four-year construction management programs or those transitioning into construction management from other industries. AC's are individuals who have a high level of skill and knowledge in managing the process of construction.   
“Those of us in the Civil Engineering Technology Department are very proud of our seniors,” said Erin Vitale, department chair. “For many years, they have outperformed, scored well, and excelled. And this year they’ve exceeded our expectations even further when comparing their scores with peers.” 
The professional exam, which took place last month, covered all four years of coursework in the construction management engineering technology curriculum. This included communications skills; project administration; bidding and estimating; materials, methods, and project modeling and visualization; and more. 
Dr. John Williams, dean of the School of Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology, said the students’ results are impressive and a testament to the dedication, experience, and quality of Alfred State’s faculty and programs. 
“The exam verifies the knowledge and skills of our students in construction,” Williams said, “and the certification helps graduates secure excellent positions in a highly competitive field.”