Residential Construction A.O.S.

Some trowels resting on a cinderblock

This is the house that you build.

Through the SUNY Morrisville Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree program in residential construction, you will begin literally building your future.

We assembled a hands-on program to teach you all the latest in construction techniques, energy systems, sanitation, masonry systems, foundation concepts, plumbing and surveying. You will also learn the business of construction, with courses in business law, communications, accounting and human resources.

The curriculum also allows you time to explore related topics like natural resources, small power equipment, welding, business and engineering.

You will learn, design and build right in our state-of-the-art facilities, such as our 6,000-square-foot residential construction laboratory with framing, plumbing and heating, masonry and electrification labs. You also have access to a variety of finish-carpentry facilities and a computer lab with AutoCAD and LandCADD software.

Your finished product will be a degree that bridges you to careers in the residential building industry, including as an independent contractor, estimator, supervisor, purchasing agent, material sales, or in real estate and development. 

Raiss Muya

Raiss and his classmates in the Residential Construction program at Morrisville were setting forms for a house in Waterville, NY when we stopped by to talk to him about his hands-on experience at SUNY Morrisville.
Labor Market Data

SUNY Morrisville provides Burning Glass labor market data to illustrate current trends in careers related to our academic programs. The below information is drawn from Burning Glass's data for job postings related to this program in the Northeast United States (New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.

Top 10 Regional Employers for this Program

The list below displays the regional employers who have had the most job postings requiring skills you’d gain from this program.

  1. Army National Guard
  2. CDM Smith
  3. CBRE
  4. Gilbane Building Company
  5. Shawmut Design Construction
  6. AECOM Technology Corporation
  7. Toll Brothers Incorporated
  8. Siemens
  9. Kimmel Associates
  10. Suffolk Construction

Top 10 Job Titles for this Program

These are the job titles you are most likely to see listings for, when graduating from this program.

  1. Maintenance Technician
  2. Construction Manager
  3. Electrician
  4. Superintendent
  5. Contractor
  6. Project Estimator
  7. Project Coordinator
  8. Construction Foreman
  9. Building Custodian
  10. Construction Inspector