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The Arioch Center @ Wentworth

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Joan E. Dolamore, Dean of Lifelong Learning
Christine I. Bettendorf, Director of Advising
Liem V. Tran, Director of Educational Outreach
Donna Keegan, Office Coordinator
617-989-4300

Lifelong learning is a tradition at the Institute. The Arioch Center helps the professional/ adult learners and degree candidates achieve their educational objectives by offering courses and programs designed for working adults. The Center works directly with corporations, the professions, and government in developing specific educational programs at Wentworth. Students applying for associate, bachelor, or certificate programs in the evenings or Saturdays are academically counseled and admitted by the Center.

ASSOCIATE DEGREES
Architectural Technology (AAT)
Building Construction Management (ABCM)

BACHELOR DEGREES
Building Construction Management (BBCM)
Project Management (BPM)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES
Construction
Construction Management
Facilities Management (TFMC)
Professional Land Surveying (PLS)
Project Management
Introductory Computer Programming
Advanced Computer Programming

ACADEMIC ADVISORS
Matriculated students are assigned an advisor. The advisors maintain office hours and students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester for assistance in developing their course selections and reviewing academic policies. Non-matriculated students should meet with an Arioch Center admission counselor.

APPLICATION FEE
An application fee of $40 is required to process all applications for any degree program or professional certificate.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

General Requirements
Applicants for admission must submit an official transcript of record from a recognized high school.

The high school equivalency diploma of a state education department or of a high school may be substituted for high school graduation. Official G.E.D. scores should be sent to The Arioch Center Admissions Office.

Applicants who have attended college must submit an official transcript of their final record from each college they have previously attended, if available.

All students who are required to complete the English and/or mathematics sequences at Wentworth are required to take Wentworth’s English and mathematics placement examinations (refer to page 307-308). Wentworth reserves the right to be the exclusive judge of the acceptability of any applicant for admission to its programs of study.

Specific Requirements
In addition to the general requirements listed above, applicants should have completed satisfactorily the following admission requirements:

All Programs of Instruction (except as footnoted below):

Four years of high school English, Algebra I, Algebra II, Plane Geometry, a laboratory science (e.g., Chemistry, Physics, Biology), Drafting1
1Recommended for students entering Architectural Technology.

Applicants for admission to a baccalaureate program must possess the required number of semester credit hours as indicated for the program of admission.

Applicants must also fulfill specific requirements, depending on the program to which they are applying. Please refer to the program of your choice in this section for specific requirements.

Applicants to Professional Certificate Programs are required to submit an application as well as a current resume. A $40 application fee is required for applicants to all programs.

TRANSFER CREDIT
To qualify for a transfer credit evaluation at Wentworth, an applicant must:

  • provide course descriptions from their college catalog at the request of their advisor
  • provide an official transcript of the student’s record in the course
  • have received a final grade of “C” (2.00 out of 4.00) or better in that
    course
  • have taken the course at an accredited institution.

For incoming students, transfer credit is evaluated by the Transfer Coordinator in the Registrars Office using the criteria listed in the General Guidelines of Advanced Standing Credit and Course Waivers on page 300, of this catalogue. The student may be requested to submit a current catalog (or copy of pertinent sections) that lists the course descriptions and credit hours from the institution at the time they took this academic work to The Arioch Center Admissions Counselor. Transfer credit is applied to the applicant’s record upon admission to the Institute for a specific program of study. The Transfer Coordinator determines if the course content and credit hours are equivalent to the Wentworth course and, at his/her discretion, may review and amend the transfer credit subject to a student’s performance and available credits.

PROFESSIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE
To qualify for advanced standing credit or a course waiver based on professional and industrial work experience, a student must be admitted into the Institute for a specific program of study, and submit the following in the form of a portfolio:

  • A written narrative detailing how a students work experience has met course objectives
  • Documentation detailing the years, type, location, and skills and competencies gained from that experience (this generally takes the form of a resume)
  • A letter of verification from the applicant’s immediate supervisor or person qualified by training and experience to comment on the applicant’s acquired skills and competencies for which they have petitioned to receive a course waiver or advanced standing credit
  • Supporting documents (e.g. examples of actual work)

Copies of professional licenses may also be submitted. The student submits the Petition for Academic Credit form, along with the documentation noted above, to the Director of Advising.

MILITARY SERVICE
To qualify for advanced standing credit, students must provide their DD214, and any other official documentation of military service.

NON-MATRICULATING STUDENTS
Applicants can also be admitted on a non-matriculating basis to take individual courses. Acceptance to take a course is based on an evaluation of the student’s previous academic experience. Non-matriculating students may not take more than 16 credits without special permission of the Dean of Lifelong Learning. Refer to page 262 for additional information.

REGISTRATION POLICIES 2008-2009

Day students taking The Arioch Center courses:
Day students, matriculated, or on co-op, are eligible to take The Arioch Center courses. On-line registration in The Arioch Center courses is possible during the ADD/DROP Period for limited seats which are available after The Arioch Center students have registered. Day students taking The Arioch Center courses are charged at the day tuition rate.

The Arioch Center students taking Day courses:
Through registration in The Arioch Center, qualified students may take courses offered during the day. The tuition for a day course is billed at the current day school per credit hour. Admission to day courses is granted on an individual basis; interested students should arrange an appointment with their advisor at The Arioch Center.

Transfer from Day status to Evening status:
To qualify as an internal transfer from the day program to an Arioch Center program major, a formal request must be made using a Change of Major or Readmission form. Each candidate must demonstrate intent to complete his or her educational requirements for the degree program major being pursued in the evening or weekend. The internal transfer request form and application is submitted to The Arioch Center Admissions Team who makes the decision for acceptance or denial of the transfer.

TUITION FOR THE ARIOCH CENTER STUDENTS (DEGREE)
The tuition charge is $420 per semester credit hour for the 2009-2010 academic year. Tuition is due and payable prior to, or at the time of, registration. Tuition may be paid by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. On-line tuition payment may be made through the student’s LConnect account at lconnect.wit.edu. Students may log into their account by utilizing their student user name and PIN number. Payments are made by clicking on the “paw”. Students may obtain their PIN number at the Student Service Center. There are also payment plans available which allow students to defer payment of their tuition (see below).

Students whose tuition and fees will be paid by a company, public agency, or private agency, must provide written verification in the form of a letter of commitment from the funding agency. This letter must accompany the registration form and must state the amount of the tuition and fees that will be paid for unconditionally.

DEFERMENT POLICY
Tuition deferment plans are available for eligible degree students in The Arioch Center:

PLAN #1: Employer Deferment Plan
Students who are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement from their employers may apply for tuition deferment beginning with their second consecutive semester of study. Tuition and fees for the first semester must be paid at registration (or according to Plan #2). To apply for tuition deferment, students must submit, with each semester’s registration form, a completed employer deferment application form signed by their employer. This form is available on the Financial Services page at www.wit.edu/ssc. Tuition payment is required on or before the end of the fourth week of class. If payment is not made according to this schedule, a late payment fee of $100 may be assessed. Students who fail to meet these terms will not be eligible to participate in this plan for future semesters.

PLAN #2: Tuition Deferment Contract
Students who choose this plan will be allowed three equal payments over the course of the term. The first payment is due prior to or at the time of registration, the second by the end of the fourth week, and the third by the end of the eighth week. If payment is not made according to schedule, then a late payment fee of $50 may be assessed for each late installment. Students who fail to meet these terms will not be eligible to participate in this plan for future semesters.

A tuition deferment contract must be signed to participate in this plan. This contract is available online at www.wit.edu/ssc or in both the Student Service Center and The Arioch Center.

Delinquent Accounts
Students whose accounts are not up-to-date will not be allowed to register or attend classes for future semesters. Wentworth reserves the right to hold diplomas, certificates, transcripts, and grade reports from all students who have not paid all bills due to the Institute.

Students who wish to reenter Wentworth after paying a collection account balance will not be permitted to utilize the tuition deferment plans during their first returning semester. They must pay in full for that first returning semester. Refer to page 317 for details.

Returned Check Fee
A $30 fee will be placed on a student’s account for any check returned to Wentworth
by the bank. This fee may not be reversed. Refer to page 314 for details.

WORKFORCE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Wentworth has a long tradition of offering specialized courses and programs to people in technical fields. Certificates, courses, and seminars offered through The Arioch Center are both practical and rigorous, and combine theory and practice. Taught by instructors who are active and experienced in their disciplines, these courses provide individuals with the experience and credentials needed to make them more competitive in the job market. Some courses offer the knowledge necessary for licensing and certification in the fields of construction, electrician, HVAC, and welding. Students who have successfully completed the Computer Aided Drafting, Facilities Management, and/or Construction Certificate programs are eligible for advanced standing credit in certain The Arioch Center associate degree programs. Please call The Arioch Center at 617-989-4300 for specific details.

For further information about available courses, please call 617-989-4300.

Associate Degree Programs


Architectural Technology (AAT)

Leading to the Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program offers a diverse and intensive level of study providing students with an understanding of the built environment. Design methodology, technical knowledge, graphic language, and the other skills of contemporary architectural practice are emphasized. Graduates of AAT are often hired by architectural, construction, or engineering or facilities management firms.

Graduates of this program may enter Wentworth’s bachelor degree programs in Building Construction Management or Project Management.

Students entering this program should have basic knowledge of drafting techniques. Students requesting advanced standing credit for architecture courses may be required to submit a portfolio of their work for review by the department faculty.

Architectural Technology (AAT)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

BLDG155 Construction Methods 3 2 4
MATH225 College Mathematics A 3 0 3
Total

6

2

7

Spring Semester

ARCH145 Architectural CADD 2 2 4
MATH230 College Mathematics B 3 0 3
Total

5

2

7

Summer Semester       Credits
ARCH195 Contract Drawings and Methods I 1 3 4
MATH235 College Mathematics C 3 0 3
 
Total
4 3 7
SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

BLDG210 Concrete Construction Methods 2 4 4
PHYS205 Physics A 2 2 3
Total
4

6

7

Spring Semester

R

L

C

ARCH201 Contract Drawings and Methods II 1 3 4
ENGL105 English Composition 3 0 3
Total
4

3

7

Summer Semester

Credits

ARCH216 Structural Design 3 1 4
ENGL116 Literature and Composition 3 0 3
 
Total
6 1 7

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

CCEV355 Basic Building Services 3 2 4
HUMN105 Intro. to Art and Architecture 3 0 3
Total

6

2

7

Spring Semester

R L

C

ARCH184 Design I: Design Principles 2 2 4
BLDG150 Contracts and Codes 2 2 4
 
Total
4 4 8

Summer Semester

Credits
CMGT350 Project Estimating and Scheduling 2 2 4
ELECTIVE Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Total

5

2

7


       
       R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

Building Construction Management (ABCM)

Leading to the Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of scheduling, surveying, CAD, estimating, programming, codes, and contracts. Graduates leave with a broad perspective on construction, including wood, masonry, concrete and steel, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems.

Graduates are prepared to work on large commercial projects as well as residential construction. Possible job opportunities include job supervisors, inspectors, estimators, office managers, and field superintendents.

Graduates of this program may enter Wentworth’s bachelor’s degree programs in Construction Management or Project Management.

Building Construction (ABC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

BLDG155 Construction Methods 3 2 4
MATH225 College Mathematics A 3 0 3
Total

6

2

7

Spring Semester

COMP112 Intro. to Computers and Programming 2 2 4
MATH230 College Mathematics B 3 0 3
Total

5

2

7

Summer Semester       Credits
MATH235 College Mathematics C 3 0 3
SURV100 Construction Surveying 2 4 4
 
Total
5 4 7
SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

CCEV115 Construction Graphics 2 4 4
PHYS205 Physics A 2 2 3
Total
4

6

7

Spring Semester

R

L

C

ENGL105 English Composition 3 0 3
PHYS215 Physics B 2 2 3
Total
5

2

6

Summer Semester

Credits

BLDG420 Construction Operations 3 2 4
ENGL116 Literature and Composition 3 0 3
 
Total
6 2 7

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

BLDG210 Concrete Construction Methods 2 4 4
CCEV355 Basic Building Services 3 2 4
Total

5

6

8

Spring Semester

R L

C

BLDG150 Contracts and Codes 2 2 4
BLDG200 Construction Estimating 2 2 4
 
Total
4 4 8

Summer Semester

Credits
CMGT350 Project Estimating and Scheduling 2 2 4
ELECTIVE Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Total

5

2

7


       
       R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

Bachelor Degree Programs


Building Construction Management (BBCM)

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

This program emphasizes the business and management aspects of construction, preparing graduates for upper-level management positions and management of large complex projects. It provides the skills necessary to carry out a construction project from conception to completion, which includes maximizing human resource potential and monitoring and controlling, time, cost and quality.

Graduates of this program have been hired by construction and building design firms. Possible job opportunities include construction managers, project managers, field engineers, estimators, schedulers, and superintendents.

The BBCM program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Graduates of Wentworth’s associate degree programs in Architectural Technology or Building Construction may directly enter this program. Students transferring into this baccalaureate program from other degree programs are expected to meet the following minimum program prerequisites:
Sixty-four (64) semester credit hours successfully completed with a minimum 2.0 out of 4.0 grade point average in the following caegories:

Written and Oral Communications - 6 credits
Social Sciences - 3 credits
Intro. to Computers and Programming - 4 credits
Mathematics (through Precalculus) - 9 credits
Laboratory Science (e.g. Physics, Chemistry, or Geology) - 3 credits
Construction and Design Electives - 14 credits
BLDG155 and CCEV115 or ARCH195 and ARCH201- 8 credits
CCEV355 - 4 credits
CMGT350 - 4 credits
Technical and General Electives - 9 credits

Construction Management (BCM)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

CMGT550 Construction Management Theory 2 2 4
MATH425 Quantitative Methods 3 0 3
Total

5

2

7

Spring Semester

CMGT420 Construction Project Scheduling 2 2 4
MGMT425 Effective Team Building 3 0 3
Total

5

2

7

Summer Semester       Credits
ELECTIVE Humanities Elective 3 0 3
MGMT460 Labor Relations 4 0 4
 
Total
7 0 7
SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

CMGT440 Construction Project Control 2 2 4
MGMT390 Financial Accounting 2 2 3
Total
4

4

7

Spring Semester

R

L

C

CMGT460 Financing the Construction Project 2 2 4
COMM310 Professional Communication 3 0 3
Total
5

2

7

Summer Semester

Credits

CMGT450 Construction Cost Analysis 2 2 4
ELECTIVE Social Science Elective 3 0 3
 
Total
5 2 7

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

CMGT410 Construction Law and Government Regulations 2 2 4
MGMT510 Engineering Economy 3 0 3
Total

5

2

7

Spring Semester

R L

C

ELECTIVE Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MGMT590 Professional Practice 2 2 4
 
Total
5 2 7

Summer Semester

Credits
CMGT655 Senior Project in Construction Management 1 3 4
ELECTIVE General Elective - - 4
Total

-

-

8


       
       R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

Project Management (BPM)

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

This program aims to produce leaders for business, industry, and government. Students are introduced to contemporary theories of management, leadership, and teamwork, as well as accounting, computer software systems, marketing, finance, and communication skills. Courses in planning, policy, and practice are geared to running today’s enterprises.

Graduates of this program have been hired by a broad range of companies including computer, electronic, health, and manufacturing firms. Possible job opportunities include project managers, business analysts, project engineers, operations coordinators and field service engineers.

The BPM program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Graduates of any Associate in Applied Science degree program at Wentworth may enter this program. Students entering this baccalaureate program are expected to meet the following program prerequisites:

A minimum of sixty-four (64) semester credit hours successfully completed with a minimum 2.0 out of 4.0 grade point average (GPA) in the following categories:


Written and Oral Communications - 6 credits
Social Sciences - 3 credits
Intro. to Computers and Programming - 4 credits
Mathematics through Pre-Calculus - 9 credits
Laboratory Sciences (e.g. Physics, Chemistry or Geology) - 3 credits
Technical and General Electives - 39 credits

Project Management (BPM)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

MATH425 Quantitative Methods 3 0 3
MGMT415 Leadership and Management 3 2 4
Total

6

2

7

Spring Semester

MGMT425 Effective Team Building 3 0 3
MGMT500 Management Information Systems 2 2 4
Total

5

2

7

Summer Semester       Credits
ELECTIVE Humanities Elective 3 0 3
MGMT440 Project Planning and Control 3 2 4
 
Total
6 2 7
SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

MGMT390 Financial Accounting 2 2 3
MGMT560 Marketing Management 4 0 4
Total
6

2

7

Spring Semester

R

L

C

COMM310 Professional Communication 3 0 3
MGMT450 Financial Management 4 0 4
Total
7

0

7

Summer Semester

Credits

ELECTIVE Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MGMT480 Policy and Planning 3 2 4
 
Total
6 2 7

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

MGMT510 Engineering Economy 3 0 3
MGMT580 Business Negotiations 2 2 4
Total

Spring Semester

R L

C

ELECTIVE Humanities or Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MGMT590 Professional Practice 2 2 4
 
Total
5 2 7

Summer Semester

Credits
MGMT650 Senior Project 2 4 4
ELECTIVE General Elective - - 4
Total

-

-

8


       
       R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

Professional Certificate Programs

Professional Land Surveying (PLS)

This Professional Land Surveying Certificate program is intended for professionals currently working in the land surveying field, who are seeking to become a registered Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts. Competencies learned will be field measurement, survey calculations, evidence gathering and assessment, boundary determination, publication and presentation of final survey results, and the applicability of emerging technologies.

The PLS program is designed to be completed in one academic year when students complete 2 courses per semester. Students may opt to complete the program over a two-year period.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Acceptance into the PLS program is by application and requires an associate or bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, Forestry, Environment Sciences, Geology, or a related field. Related degrees and/or significant professional experience will also be considered for acceptance. (In all cases, prerequisites must be met for PLS acceptance). Applicants must submit an application package, including both high school and college transcripts and a professional resume.

Professional Certificate in Professional Land Surveying (PLS)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
FIRST SEMESTER

R

L

C

SURV150 Overview of Surveying Technology 2 2 3
SURV160 Surveying Measurement I 2 2 4
Total

4

4

7

SECOND SEMESTER

R

L

C

SURV250 Legal Aspects of Land Surveying I 2 2 3
SURV340 Surveying Measurement II 2 2 4
Total
4

4

7

THIRD SEMESTER

Fall Semester

R

L

C

SURV380 Massachusetts Regulations Affecting the Surveying Profession 2 2 3
SURV390 Legal Aspects of Land Surveying II 2 2 3
Total

4

4

6

 
Overall Total
    20 Credits

       
       R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

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