Message From The Chair

      I would like to introduce myself; my name is Professor Anthony Cioffi, Chairman of the Department of Construction and Civil Engineering Technology at New York City College of Technology (City Tech). It seems like only yesterday that I was a student in the Construction Technology Department. I can tell you first hand how the Department has affected my life. I graduated in 1979 with an A.A.S. degree in Construction Technology from what was then known as New York City Community College. At the advice of a wise chairman, I enrolled in Manhattan College. In 1981 I graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Civil Engineering from Manhattan College. I then went on to complete a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College in 1988. Through out my college days I maintained close contact with the Department faculty. I began my teaching career as a tutor, college laboratory technician, and finally as an Adjunct Professor. This was all done at night while I was working for a large Engineering Firm in Manhattan. In 1991, I joined the faculty full-time. Today, I am the Department Chairman! Who would have thought I could have accomplished so much in such a short time.

      The Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology Programs at City Tech are both Associate Degree Programs (AAS). As a career department, the Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology are unique within The City University of New York. We offer you the opportunity to choose between these two major career areas. We give you the flexibility to choose between day or evening courses and even weekends.

      Our faculty consists of licensed Professional Engineers and Registered Architects who are actively engaged in the construction industry. These professionals bring real life applications of the theory into the classroom environment. The faculty takes a personal interest in the success of their students and graduates. New York City, especially lower Manhattan is undergoing major changes; jobs will be created in every sector of the construction field.

      In addition to our faculty and staff, we have an active Advisory Commission. The Advisory Commission is made up of professionals from some of the top Engineering and Construction firms in New York City and the Country. Through the Department Advisory Commission, we are establishing an internship program for students who have completed a minimum of 45 credits. This will give students the chance to gain valuable insight into the construction industry, while possibly earning college credits and a salary.