Civil, Construction, Industrial and Mechanical Technologies

The Civil, Construction, Industrial and Mechanical Technologies Department can help you prepare for employment or transfer and has close ties to the region’s construction and engineering technology industry.


The department offers the following degree and certificate programs, some of which have been offered since the college's founding in 1953:

Architectural Technology A.A.S.
This program opens up a variety of career and transfer opportunities for the successful graduate. Coursework emphasizes detailed residential and commercials construction drawings and renderings, computer-aided design as well as an understanding of building methods, materials, mechanical systems and cost estimating.

Civil Engineering Technology A.A.S.
In this program you will learn how apply engineering principles to real world problems, including how to perform field surveys, test and analyze construction materials and design hydraulic systems. Coursework also offers training in computer utilization and computer-aided drafting (CAD). The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Commission (ETAC) of ABET,

Construction Certificate
This certificate offers hands-on training in all aspects of residential building including framing, foundations, masonry, insulation, interior finishing as well as plumbing and electrical work. Some students start with this program and transfer into the Construction Technology - Building Construction A.A.S. program to gain a broader background in commercial building design and project management, adding to their residential building skills.

Construction Technology - Building Construction A.A.S.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in the construction industry, performing surveys for construction site layouts, applying proper building codes, and preparing drawings for residential and commercial construction projects. BPI, ACI and NICET certifications are available.

Mechanical Engineering Technology A.A.S.
Providing you with practical, hands-on experience with a strong foundation in mathematics, physics and related technology subjects, this program prepares you to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college. Learn how and why a system or mechanism works by studying materials, strength of materials, machine design, computer aided drafting and microcomputer applications. The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Commission (ETAC) of ABET,


Students in this department receive academic advisement by appointment through the department.

Accessing Services Remotely

New and current students in this department who are looking for advisement should email Alicia Phelan, Program Assistant III, Academics, at to set up an advisement appointment. Current students must use their HVCC email accounts and are asked to include their ID number in the email message. Please allow up to three business days for a reply.

Students may also call the office at (518) 629-7358 and leave a message with their name, contact information and a brief description of their inquiry. Please allow up to three business days for a return call or email response.
NOTE: Current students asking questions over the phone may be asked for their FERPA password, depending on what is being asked. See Communicating with Students Remotely and Complying with FERPA for more details.


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Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Craig D’Allaird, P.E.
Engineering, Architecture, Construction and Mathematics DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
For general department information, you may contact Alicia Phelan (Program Assistant III, Academics) at

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.