Carpentry Apprentices, Journeypersons Take Advantage of SUNY Sullivan’s Construction Technology Associate’s Degree

Graduates Acquire Skills & Knowledge Necessary to Quickly Secure Employment or Advance in the Residential Construction Industry

Founded in partnership with the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (NASRCC), SUNY Sullivan’s 2-year Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Construction Technology degree program is thriving as it continues into its second year this spring.

Specifically designed to meet growing statewide need for a skilled labor force in construction, the Construction Technology program offers graduates and participants of NASRCC’s apprenticeship programs the opportunity to earn an AOS degree from SUNY Sullivan after completing green building technology, accounting, communications, computer literacy, and other applicable courses. In this unique pathway program, apprentices who have successfully completed the North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund (NASCTF) Pathways Curriculum earn credit for work-based learning that counts toward the required coursework in carpentry.

“It has been a pleasure working with highly motivated students,” SUNY Sullivan Green Building Technology Professor Larry Reeger said, adding that 40 students enrolled in the Construction Technology program for the Fall 2023 semester. “Every student has their own individual story as they work toward earning their degree.” 

Graduates of the Construction Technology program will have a mastery of the skills and knowledge required to find immediate employment or advancement in the residential and commercial construction industries, and are eligible to use SUNY Sullivan credits toward a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Construction Supervision at Alfred State College. 

Minisink resident Kaycee McGovern, who has completed her NASRCC apprenticeship, said the Construction Technology program will not only help her advance in her career and move into project management and higher-level work, but it has also given her eye-opening insight into green construction practices. She plans to pursue her bachelor’s degree at Alfred State College. 

“This program gives me the knowledge needed to create a healthier and more sustainable environment while developing infrastructures for future generations,” McGovern said. “Having a program like this will help develop ‘green-conscious’ architects, project managers, developers, contractors, and tradespeople, enabling the continuation of the ‘green movement’ in construction.”

SUNY Sullivan offers in-person, online, and hybrid classes. For more information on SUNY Sullivan’s Construction Technology AOS program, please visit or call 845-567-1810

For more information on the NASRCC, visit or call 845-567-1810. For more information about the apprenticeship program, visit

About the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters

The North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters represents more than 28,000 men and women employed by the leading residential and commercial general contractors and carpentry subcontractors in the region. Work performed by carpenters includes wood framing; concrete; interior metal framing and drywall; ceilings; window installation; flooring; doors and hardware; finish/trim; millwork and furniture installation; pile driving; marine construction and diving. The union prides itself on offering the most comprehensive apprenticeship and life-long skills upgrade training to members at 18 locations. Curriculum is developed by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters with industry experts and often shared with vocational training programs. For more information visit, and find the NASRCC on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube.

The NASRCC’s state-of-the-art training facility is located in Rock Tavern, New York. All courses are led by United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) certified training coordinators. All training coordinators have received their training from the Carpenters International Training Center (ITC) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and are considered to be the foremost authority in their certified areas of expertise. For more information, visit

About SUNY Sullivan

SUNY Sullivan is the leader of innovative higher education and a catalyst for workforce development throughout the Sullivan Catskills and beyond. Our diverse community cultivates personal growth and professional advancement, preparing students for success in a sustainable and interconnected world. A forward-looking, top-tier community college in New York, SUNY Sullivan offers over 40 degree programs, certificates, and microcredentials for learners at all levels of their educational goals. We value critical inquiry and creativity while supporting our students in a culture of inclusion and respect.


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